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Building Materials Holding now Boise-based BMC Select (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. on Jan. 4 said in a release that it completed its restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy successfully. Secured lenders converted debt to equity and now own the reorganized, privately held company and its operating ...

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New leaders named at eastern Idaho economic development groups (access required)

Samantha Damron has been appointed executive director of the Eastern Idaho Development Corp., and Thomas Maydew will serve as executive director of the Region V Small Business Development Center. Damron, who has been EIDC’s business consultant and loan officer since ...

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Idaho unemployment rises to 9.2 percent in December (access required)

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment edged up slightly again in December as year-over-year job losses continued and the number of Idaho workers without jobs in December reached 69,016 – an all-time record. December’s statewide unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage ...

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Business workshop focuses on social media marketing (access required)

Businesses curious about how to use social media to their advantage are invited to attend a Jan. 14 workshop in Boise presented by MicroEnterprise Training & Assistance (META) titled, “What the Heck is Social Media and How Do I Dive ...

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DEQ announces $1.2M in drinking water loans (access required)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced the award of two $600,000 drinking water construction loans this week. One interest-free loan, funded with federal stimulus dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will go to the Kingston Water District ...

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Idaho receives $64,000 in settlement over cholesterol drug overcharges (access required)

Idaho will receive $64,637 that the state paid in overcharges for the cholesterol drug TriCor, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Jan. 7. Wasden joined 25 attorneys general in a $22.5 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories, Fournier Industrie et Sante and ...

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No end in sight for Boise area foreclosures (access required)

The number of foreclosures filed in Ada and Canyon counties in 2009 rose 66 percent over the total from 2008. IdahoDataProviders.com reports that 8,639 foreclosures were initiated in the two counties last year, compared to the 5,202 filed in 2008. ...

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BLM proposes routes for Gateway West power line project (access required)

The Bureau of Land Management announced on Jan. 4 it has selected a set of proposed and alternate routes for the Gateway West Transmission Line, which will be analyzed in the project’s draft environmental impact statement. A joint development, first ...

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Otter, top lawmakers agree on ‘no growth’ budget (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter stood with legislative leaders Jan. 7 and called for steeper cuts to state government this fiscal year and a “no growth” budget next year. The governor, who will unveil details of his budget and deliver the ...

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ACHD director Schweitzer to retire in 2011 (access required)

William Schweitzer, who has served as director of the Ada County Highway District for nearly a decade, announced on Jan. 6 he would retire when his contract expires on Feb. 5, 2011. Hired by the five elected ACHD commissioners, Schweitzer ...

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