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Name change for credit union

Potelco United Credit Union in Pocatello has changed its name after merging with Idaho Advantage Credit Union.

According to a news release, Connections Credit Union will serve 20,000 members across Southeastern Idaho. Both credit unions were similar in size before they merged. Connections will serve Ada, Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Canyon, Jerome and Twin Falls Counties. Branch locations include Boise, Idaho Falls, Inkom, Firth, Nampa and Pocatello.

All branches of Potelco United Credit Union and Idaho Advantage Credit Union will remain open with their existing staff.

Jennifer Gonzalez

North Wind project to support mine waste cleanup

North Wind Construction Services will build a waste consolidation area that will support cleanup projects in the Coeur d’Alene Basin.

According to a news release from the company, the Kellogg-based company will remove contaminated soils and mine tailings from old mine sites in the East Fork Ninemile Creek Waste Consolidation Area and contain them to a much smaller, isolated location. The effort will help control the primary sources of heavy metals, including lead and zinc, in the area. Work on this project is being carried out under the Environmental Protection Agency’s record of decision for the Superfund cleanup.

North Wind Construction Services provides heavy civil construction services with an emphasis on environmental remediation and reclamation. North Wind will work in conjunction with Zanetti Brothers Inc. and Peak Sand & Gravel on this project, according to the release.

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Potato commission to choose delegates for U.S. board

The Idaho Potato Commission is holding a nomination and election meeting July 9 for four Idaho delegates to serve on the United States Potato Board.

The meeting will be in the commission’s Idaho Falls office at 1 p.m., but potato producers can call in to participate in the meeting, according to an Idaho Potato Commission news release. The number is 208-514-4226 and the participant code is 1111.

Any organization or person that has at least five acres of land dedicated to growing potatoes can nominate a candidate and vote for delegates.

Delegates are required to represent Idaho at the yearly U.S. Potato Board meeting in Denver every March, report back to constituents and take media calls when needed, according to the release.

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Fisher’s acquires Digital Imaging in Boise, Twin Falls

Boise printer, copier and information technology provider Fisher’s Document Systems made its second acquisition of the year, buying Digital Imaging, said Chris Taylor, Fisher’s president and CEO.

Digital Imaging, which has offices in Boise and Twin Falls, also provided printing and copying services.

Earlier this year, Fisher’s bought IT company Xenial to launch its first information technology services to go along with printing and copying.

The company has not announced any changes to Digital Imaging operations or staff.

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Horrocks Engineers opens eastern Idaho office

Horrocks Engineers has opened an office in Idaho Falls.

The firm is located at 901 Pier View Drive in the Snake River Landing master planned community, according to a news release. Founded in 1968, Horrocks Engineers is headquartered in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with 12 locations in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. The Idaho Falls office is the second in Idaho, following Nampa.

The company specializes in civil engineering, planning and design services. It employs around 230 people, including engineers, surveyors, drafters and technicians.

Snake River Landing is a 400-acre development including retail, office and housing along the Snake River. It is still in the process of being built out.

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Idaho utility aims to nix ag efficiency efforts

A utility that serves 70,000 customers in southeastern Idaho wants to end a program where it replaced old irrigation equipment for farmers for free, on grounds it’s no longer cost-effective.

Rocky Mountain Power is seeking approval to suspend two portions of an Agricultural Energy Services program.

The first is an exchange where farmers exchange worn nozzles, gaskets or drains for equivalent new equipment at no cost.

The second provides financial incentives to irrigators when they make pivot and linear equipment improvements.

But Rocky Mountain Power says an outside consultant it hired has determined that the programs are no longer saving any money.

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission said June 28 that it’s taking public comment on whether to allow Rocky Mountain to dump the program.

The comment period ends July 15.

The Associated Press

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