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BLM mining for comments on Itafos phosphate project (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently seeking public comments on the proposed Husky 1/North Dry Ridge (H1/NDR) Mine in Caribou County. The Husky 1/North Dry Ridge Mine The mining project belongs to Itafos Conda LLC, a phosphate ...

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Latest roundup on P4/Bayer Caldwell Canyon Mine lawsuit (access required)

The former Monsanto phosphoric acid plant, now owned and operated by the P4 subsidiary of Bayer AG, north of Soda Springs.

The ongoing lawsuit over the permitted Caldwell Canyon Mine continues to grind its way through the U.S. District Court of Idaho, with Judge B. Lynn Winmill presiding. Recent activity in the case includes the submittal of all the defendant responses ...

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Boise has $570M water infrastructure bond on ballot (access required)

The primary clarifier at the City of Boise Lander Street Water Renewal Plant, showing the degradation of the concrete. The plant came on line in 1948.

The City of Boise wants to issue $570 million in bonds spread over a 10-year period that will finance the replacement of water treatment equipment, much of which is over 70 years old in a system that still includes water ...

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Lamb Weston to issue new notes

photo of french fries as a background graphic. Caption:"Lamb Weston, headquartered in Eagle, produces a wide variety of frozen potato products."

Taking advantage of lower interest rates continues to be popular with Idaho firms and local governments and taxing districts. This time around, it is the french fry giant Lamb Weston jumping on the opportunity to reissue some of its debt ...

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Boise residential real estate spurs conflicting rankings (access required)

Real estate market hotness rankings from for the Boise and Coeur d’Alene metros

Is the residential real estate market in Boise really that great? The Idaho Business Review (IBR) took a look at both the good and the not-so-good aspects of the current state of the Boise area home buying scene as we ...

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Cobalt mine not completely out of the blue (access required)

View of the Idaho Cobalt Project site southwest of Salmon under development in 2018. The site is now renamed as the Idaho Cobalt Operations.

The decades-long saga of bringing a cobalt mine online in the mountains 25 miles to the west of Salmon has been on and off the burner since the 1990s. Today, Australian cobalt firm Jervois Global plans to ship its first ...

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Remaining farmland in central Idaho Falls dwindling with recent sale (access required)

The red outline surrounds the last 60 acres of the Bennett Farm in unincorporated Bonneville County.

The last big unincorporated piece of farmland in the center of Idaho Falls has been sold. The 60-acre property on S. Holmes Avenue between the Home Depot and E. 25th Street is the last large piece left undeveloped in what ...

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Snake River Holdings buys Kodiak America (access required)

A Kodiak America snowblower in action.

Kodiak America in Burley became part of Snake River Holdings on Sept. 29 in a move that brings this manufacturer of heavy snow removal equipment under the same corporate umbrella as another Burley company: potato equipment company Double L. “Kodiak ...

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A hard year for farmers (access required)

Between the drought and the extreme heat this summer, the crop outlook isn’t great for Idaho. Now on the last downhill toward the end of harvest, it’s time to take a look at what this year’s been like for Idaho ...

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New Census resource provides Idaho-specific retail data (access required)

Monthly year-over-year total retail sales for selected states from the U.S. Census Bureau's Monthly State Retail Sales new experimental data product.

One of the richest data sources that the Idaho Business Review (IBR) uses for economic analysis is the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau published a recorded webinar session in the last week of September for its new experimental monthly ...

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