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BLM raises placer mining claim fees (access required)

Placer mining claim maintenance fees just increased on large sites. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has replaced its flat fee per claim with a fee based on a claim’s total acreage, under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012. The ...

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My Fit Foods adding locations (access required)

My Fit Foods owner-operator Donn Wilson plans to open stores on Park Boulevard in downtown Boise and at Boise Towne Square in mid-September. The new locations will join a My Fit Foods unit Wilson opened July 30 inside the Axiom ...

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U.S. Ecology earnings rise

U.S. Ecology Inc. on July 31 reported second quarter net income of $6.4 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, up 36 percent from $4.7 million, or 26 percent per share, a year earlier. Revenue was $40 million, up 1.26 ...

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New owner of downtown Boise’s Goodman Oil site demolishes old buildings (access required)

A new owner of the former Goodman Oil Company distribution center and  storage site on downtown Boise’s west side is clearing the 3.5-acre parcel for development. Dan Yanke bought the property, on the north side of Fairview Avenue at 30th ...

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Home Federal turns profit in quarter

Home Federal Bancorp has reported net income of $559,000, or 4 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter, compared to a net loss of $78,000, or 1 cent per share, a year earlier. Reduced operating expenses, improved loan quality ...

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Project Update: Ada County Weed, Pest & Mosquito Abatement addition (access required)

A 15,762-square-foot addition to the Ada County Weed, Pest & Mosquito Abatement facility on East Pine Street in Meridian is expected to conclude in late September or early October, county spokeswoman Jessica Donald said. The $1,026,785 project is funded through ...

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Fieldhouse eyed for wintry McCall (access required)

A fieldhouse is proposed in McCall, where long winters limit outdoor sports practice. A community group led by McCall-Donnelly High School Assistant Football Coach and McCall Optimist Youth Football Director Joey Pietri proposes the building off Mission Street at the ...

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U.S. Silver urges shareholders to reject Hecla bid (access required)

U.S. Silver Corp. on July 30 urged shareholders to reject an all-cash, hostile takeover bid by Hecla Mining Company. The $108.6 million bid that Hecla announced late July 25 is hostile because talks between the companies broke down two days ...

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Drought declared in parts of Idaho (access required)

Five southeast Idaho counties are in a state of drought, raising the risk of fires, threatening crops and prompting changes in water allocation. The Idaho Department of Water Resources issued an emergency drought declaration for Teton County July 20 to ...

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Hecla makes hostile bid for U.S. Silver as sector prices sag

U.S. Silver Corp. is reviewing an all-cash, hostile takeover bid by Hecla Mining Company. The $108.6 million bid Coeur d’ Alene-based Hecla announced late July 25 is hostile because talks between the companies broke down two days earlier, and because ...

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