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St. Luke’s buys two Micron buildings (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System will close on the purchase of two industrial buildings formerly occupied by Micron Technology by the end of the month. The buildings will house the hospital’s laundry services, including its contract laundry work for St. Alphonsus ...

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Coeur d’Alene to expand historic Rochester Mine in Nevada (access required)

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation has announced plans to expand operations at its Rochester silver and gold mine in Nevada. This planned expansion is expected to add an average of 2.9 million ounces of incremental annual silver production and 30,000 ounces ...

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NNU recognizes Idaho Power (access required)

Northwest Nazarene University recently issued its Eugene Emerson Award to Idaho Power. The award was established in 1985 in honor of the school’s founder, Nampa businessman Eugene Emerson. It aims to acknowledge a spirit of cooperation between the Nampa-based university ...

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Building Permits (access required)

BUILDING PERMITS CITY OF BOISEPERMIT/TYPE    OWNER    BUILDER    LOCATION    VALUE01603-alteration    Torch 2 Inc    not listed    610 S Vista Ave    8,00001588-alteration    Naylor Family Investment Co    not listed    105 N 24th St    5,00001560-alteration    Darren DBSI Northgate Ltd    not listed    6916 W State St   ...

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Mountain West parent Glacier Bancorp buys Powell, Wyo. bank (access required)

Glacier Bancorp, headquartered in Kalispel, Mont., has acquired First National Bank & Trust, a community bank based in Powell, Wyo. First National Bank & Trust provides community banking services from offices in Powell, Cody and Lovell, Wyo. First National had ...

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Meridian changes parking laws to encourage patronage (access required)

The city of Meridian has instituted time limitations for parking spots in its downtown area. A message from the Meridian Development Corporation to local business owners says downtown business employees have been filling prime customer parking spaces during the day. ...

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Melba gets loan to finish sewer upgrades (access required)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded a $2.1 million, low-interest wastewater construction loan to the city of Melba for continued improvement of the city’s wastewater treatment system. City Clerk-Treasurer Noni Stapleton said Melba, population 500, is upgrading and ...

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Comment sought on Jerome discharge permit (access required)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality seeks public comment on its draft water quality certification of a federal permit regulating discharge from the City of Jerome’s wastewater treatment plant into the Snake River. State certification is required under Section 401 ...

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EPA to distribute $430,000 for Craigmont, Ferdinand tank work (access required)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to distribute $430,000 to assess and clean up two underground storage tank leaks on the Nez Perce Reservation in north central Idaho. EPA Region 10, based in Seattle, will manage and oversee the work and ...

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Idaho unemployment rate drops in September (access required)

Idaho employers remained cautious about the economy in September, but the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent, from 8.9 percent in August. Unemployment in September 2008 was 5.4 percent.   The monthly Idaho Department of Labor forecast ...

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