Did You Know? 1902 Pocatello Land Rush

Arlen Walker on May 5, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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The start of the Pocatello land run at noon June 17, 1902.

On June 17th, 1902 Pocatello experienced a land rush like the famous Oklahoma land run of April 22, 1889. The Pocatello townsite, which had been established by an act of congress in 1889, was to be expanded by an agreement with the Shoshone and Bannock tribes on February 19, 1898, but it was not until President William McKinley signed a treaty purchase bill enacted by congress June 6, 1900, that a land distribution plan was possible. By this treaty purchase, 418,000 acres were opened to settlement that would add five miles to northern Pocatello.

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Gardening 101: How To Start Gardening While In Quarantine

Sammy Rich on May 4, 2020 12:27:49 PM

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These last few months have had many Americans remaining at home with more time than anyone knows what to do with. And as spring blooms and the weather warms, people are itching to enjoy some fresh air. If you’ve never gardened before, you may find yourself wanting to plan something in the backyard. Right now may be the perfect opportunity to get into gardening.

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Netfilx and Quarantine

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Apr 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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This period of self-isolation may be your only chance to let your inner binge person out and watch mindless TV. No judgement here! With that in mind, Netflix is a great avenue to do so with so many options to choose from.

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Ghost Town, USA: International Students’ Experience With COVID-19

Sammy Rich on Apr 20, 2020 11:00:58 AM

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Swechya Acharya, an international student from Nepal and a junior in health care administration, enjoying the outdoors from home.

“There aren’t college students walking around the campus area, no athletes going for an early morning run. Just when I thought Pocatello couldn’t be more soundless, after the stay at home order, I think this is the most silent place I have ever lived,” Swechya Acharya, a junior in health care administration at ISU, stated.

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Zooming with Family

Brenna Hassing on Apr 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Social distancing has made more and more people turn to video conferencing services like Zoom to stay connected with work and schools, and even friends and family.

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Did You Know? Portneuf Floods

Arlen Walker on Apr 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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The original Pocatello town plat was laid out east and west of the railroad tracks on the Portneuf River flood plain. Almost every spring since the city was founded, some portion of the valley along the river has flooded when there is an early thaw. Though notable floods occurred in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the worst floods occurred in February of 1911 and February of 1962.

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Supporting Local From Home

Sammy Rich on Apr 6, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Even before Governor Brad Little issued his stay-at-home order on March 25, local businesses were feeling the pressure put on from the recent pandemic crisis. Small businesses are faced with a choice of either shutting their doors or learn to adapt.

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Avoid The Cabin Fever: Things To Do in Quarantine

Sammy Rich on Mar 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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Cabin fever is no joke. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, staying cooped up inside can take a serious toll on your mental health. A sudden change in routine can also cause massive stress, and coupled with the uncertainty lingering in the air right now, the feeling of anguish can easily become overwhelming. During these times, focusing your energy into something productive can help curb these feelings of unease.

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Phishing for Funds: Staying Safe in the Digital World

Sammy Rich on Mar 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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As the internet evolves, as do the practices of scammers utilizing it to trick you out of your money.

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“Hands Clean”, “No Scrubs”, “Staying Alive”, and More: Are You Washing Your Hands Properly?

Sammy Rich on Mar 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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It is important now more than ever to keep yourself safe, and the best way to prevent spread of infection is by practicing good hygiene. Making sure you have the proper handwashing technique is crucial.

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