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Long hot summer: More fires, starting sooner, ending later (access required)

The April Lavaside Fire between the Snake River and Firth. Courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The fire started around 3 p.m. in the scrublands between Lavaside Canal and the Snake River. Its cause its still under investigation. It was quickly visible from the interstate, burning in the river bottoms usually visited only by deer, moose and ...

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Andrus Conference dam discussion focuses on fish survival (access required)

Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River in Washington, one of the four which dam breaching advocates wish to remove.

The Andrus Center conference on May 13 appeared to rehearse many of the arguments in the war over removing the four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington. Positioned at center stage at the conference was Congressman Mike Simpson’s ...

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Ground broken on large-venue Idaho Falls event center (access required)

Artist's rendering of the Mountain America Center at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls.

After more than 25 years since an event center was first proposed, the Idaho Falls Auditorium District (IFAD) broke ground at Snake River Landing on May 18 for its long-awaited event center. Notable figures invited to wield the ground-breaking shovels ...

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State Hospital West mental health facility completed (access required)

State Hospital West in Nampa.

The state of Idaho has opened the second of two mental health facilities in under a year. State Hospital West (SHW) opened  on May 10, eight months after the new Syringa Chalet Skilled Nursing Facility opened at State Hospital South ...

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Idaho Transportation Department approves Highway 16 extension (access required)

The Idaho Transportation Board approved dozens of new road projects across every corner of the state on May 19, when it held its regular monthly meeting. At the top of the list for projects in District 3 was the extension of Idaho State ...

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Perpetua previews plans for tailings storage facility (access required)

The legacy tailings in the Meadow Creek Valley at the Stibnite mine site, which will be removed and processed to make room for the engineered and lined tailings storage facility.

Perpetua Resources, formerly known as Midas Gold, publicly previewed its tailings storage facility (TSF) for the Stibnite mine project in a  May 13 webinar. The mining company is in the permitting process to mine the previously abandoned Stibnite mine for ...

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Northwest firm Lorentz Bruun Construction turns 75 (access required)

The Transportation Security Administration hired Lorentz Bruun Construction to build terminal checkpoints at several Idaho airports, including Friedman Memorial Airport which services Sun Valley.

Lorentz Bruun Construction (LBC) of Portland, Oregon, is celebrating 75 years of general contracting in the Pacific and Inland Northwest. LBC is licensed in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The firm completed 10,000 projects by 1995. The firm’s projects in Idaho include work ...

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Reed’s Dairy to open fifth store in Kuna (access required)

Alan Reed at the Reed's Dairy store in Idaho Falls.

Reed’s Dairy is finally coming to Kuna. The Idaho Falls maker of ice cream and other dairy products will open its fifth store in Kuna this summer. “We hope to open mid-to-late June,” Alan Reed told the Idaho Business Review. ...

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East Idaho bus firm adds Los Angeles route (access required)

The new Salt Lake Express Los Angeles route ends across the street from the east entrance to Union Station, the downtown L.A. transportation hub for Amtrak, the L.A. Metro subway and buses, and rental cars.

The largest ground transportation business in Idaho will add service to Los Angeles starting May 20. Salt Lake Express services routes along I-15, I-80 and several other highways in the inland Northwest and Great Basin. The new bus service will ...

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