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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

Catholic radio network buys second Twin Falls station (access required)

Salt & Light Radio is buying the College of Southern Idaho’s radio station, KEJZ 1450 AM, for $25,000. Under Salt & Light, the station will continue to broadcast in Spanish, but switch from a public radio format to Catholic religious ...

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Foundation finished on new Simplot potato plant (access required)

The first step of building the J.R. Simplot Co.’s new 380,000-square-foot potato processing plant in Caldwell is complete, with foundation work completed in late September. Construction on the plant started this spring, and remains on schedule for a 2014 finish, ...

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Re-creating Knievel jump will take planning, funding (access required)

In September of 1974, the late daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket-shaped vehicle called the X-2 Skycycle. He didn’t make it across the gorge, releasing his parachute and falling into the canyon. Evel’s ...

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Project Update: Ada County Weed & Pest Facilities (access required)

Construction work is in the final stages on a truck and chemical storage building for the Ada County Weed, Pest and Mosquito Abatement Department. Director Brian Wilbur said the new building, the last phase of construction for the department, should ...

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Brundage Mountain still eyeing expansion, including lodging (access required)

Brundage Mountain Resort, located northwest of McCall, is still considering adding another ski lift and housing as part of its long-term planning. The privately owned ski resort has a 20-year plan that could add up to 1,200 residential units on ...

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Survey: Idaho small biz owners voting with economy, ethics in mind

A national online survey of small business owners conducted this summer found that the economy and jobs, as well as ethics and honesty in government, are the most important issues for polled Idahoans. Those issues are followed by concerns over ...

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Idaho slow in personal income growth (access required)

Idahoans’ paychecks rose just 0.7 percent from the first quarter of 2012 to the second quarter, ranking 48th best in the country, ahead of just Wyoming and New Mexico, and below the 1 percent average national gain in personal income. ...

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Flying Pie expanding to Meridian next year (access required)

  Flying Pie Pizzaria, which has been in Boise for 34 years, is adding a third location in Meridian. Owner Florian Penalva said the pizza restaurant could grow further, depending on how the new location does. “There’s a lot of ...

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Time for businesses to prepare for health care changes

The federal health care overhaul was passed in 2010, but businesses and health care organizations are still waiting for many of the provisions of the law to go into effect, including parts that were upheld and modified by the U.S. ...

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Southeast Idaho’s Horse Station selling real estate (access required)

The Horse Station at Cache Valley, an $80 million development in southeastern Idaho, is selling 100 acres of land that could become hotels, retail stores and condominiums in the horse-focused real estate project. The Horse Station will also have an ...

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