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Idaho State Bar to recommend qualified judges (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Members of the Idaho State Bar are to begin making formal recommendations for the candidates in contested judicial elections whom they believe to be most qualified. The Idaho State Bar plans to conduct an e-mail survey rating ...

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Idacorp picks Keen leader to follow Packwood July 1 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Idacorp Inc. board of directors recently named current Executive Vice President LaMont Keen to succeed Jan Packwood as president and CEO. Packwood plans to retire July 1. Packwood, 62, has served in his current role since ...

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Qwest adds high-speed Internet service to Ririe (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Qwest Communications International Inc. recently launched high-speed Internet service in Ririe, northeast of Idaho Falls, after investing in upgrades to the local telecommunication network. “Access to a high-speed Internet connection is critical in today’s economy,” State Rep. ...

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Sierra Trading Post heads for Meridian (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Sierra Trading Post plans its fourth U.S. retail store in Meridian. The city’s economic development office said in a statement that it expects construction of a 25,000-square-foot building to start this summer and conclude by late November ...

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Red Cliff Development plans Carlton Bay project (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Carlton Bay, a 34-acre mixed-use project, is planned on the southeast corner of State Street and old Horseshoe Bend Road in Garden City. The project is to consist of 12 retail and office buildings, each about 10,000 ...

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IdaTech, Norco ink hydrogen deal (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT IdaTech LLC, an Idacorp Inc. subsidiary that develops and manufactures fuel cells, recently signed a supplier agreement with Norco Inc., Boise, and the Industrial Gas Suppliers Alliance (IGSA). The agreement calls for IdaTech to provide industrial hydrogen ...

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Property exchange expert to present investment strategies (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT An increase in tax-deferred property exchanges in the Treasure Valley inspired Arrow 1031 Exchange to plan a Boise seminar featuring a national presenter. Betty Kincaid, 2005 national president of the Women’s Council of Realtors, plans to cover ...

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MPC releases two new computers (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Nampa-based MPC Computers last week unveiled two new products, the TransPort T1300 notebook computer and the ClientPro 585 desktop computer. The TransPort T1300 has Bluetooth wireless connectivity; a Trusted Platform Module for extra system security; Gigabit Ethernet, ...

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Chilali condos move ahead in Sun Valley (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Building construction started recently on a Sun Valley condo project to offer units from nearly $1.5 million to $2.4 million. Barclay’s North, of Everett, Wash., plans to open the 21-unit Chilali Lodge Condos at Sun Valley at ...

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AGC economist to speak March 28 on materials costs (access required)

IBR Staff Report Most construction materials costs will keep rising this year, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. Simonson, scheduled to speak at the AGC Idaho office at 11:30 a.m. March 28, at ...

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