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Federal court blocks sheep grazing in eastern Idaho

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A federal court has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Nov. 20 ...

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Six ski resorts open Thanksgiving weekend

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Idaho snow bunnies will have plenty of reason to give thanks with six regional ski resorts either already open for the season or planning to open around Thanksgiving weekend. According to the Idaho Ski Areas Association, Sun Valley’s Bald and ...

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US home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

A home for sale in Boise's North End.

Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes. Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

Yellowstone National park. File photo.

The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks. Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee, during the five ...

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Idaho offers $1 million price drop on office building sale

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State officials have approved auctioning 10 commercial properties, including one with a $1 million price drop. The Idaho Land Board voted 4-1 on Nov. 21 to sell the properties as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious ...

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Another Idaho candidate volunteers financial assets

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Lt. Gov. Brad Little Nov. 20 released details about his financial assets, becoming the latest high-profile Idaho gubernatorial candidate to voluntarily share income information in a state that doesn’t require such transparency. “(When) Brad is elected Governor he will voluntarily ...

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Idaho manufactured home dealer faces legal, money troubles

A manufactured homes and RVs dealer under investigation by the state for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws has filed for bankruptcy. The Post Register reports that Hathaway Homes Group LLC, based in St. Anthony, and its owners also ...

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Idaho company will seek to hire 700

Kuna will be planning downtown revitalization. Photo courtesy of Chris Engels.

A southwestern Idaho company plans to use a $1 million Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund grant to hire about 700 new full-time workers. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Nov. 17 that CS Beef Packers in Kuna would hire the workers for ...

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Transmission line between Oregon and Idaho wins approval

Reducing vegetation around our transmission lines lowers the risk of fire and prevents the spread of noxious weeds.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has signed off on a right-of-way that will allow Idaho Power to build a 293-mile transmission line from Oregon to Idaho. The Interior Department announced the approval Nov. 17, saying it will create nearly ...

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Idaho farmers turn to guest workers to fill labor gap

Farm workers sort potatoes during harvest. File photo.

Farmers in southern Idaho are increasingly turning to the guest worker program to fill the gap left by the shrinking labor force in the state. Figures from the Idaho Department of Labor show that applications from agricultural businesses seeking workers ...

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