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We’ve made some small changes to our Web site. Beginning this week, readers will only be able to leave comments on blogs and news stories for the first 10 days after they are posted. We love to hear from our ...

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Farmers markets appear in Wal-Mart parking lots (access required)

Beginning today, Wal-Mart’s seven Treasure Valley locations will feature Idaho produce during farmers market-style parking lot sales. These Idaho Preferred® Farmers Markets will feature locally grown and harvested fruits and vegetables at the height of harvest season as well as ...

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N. Idaho adjudication public meetings planned (access required)

A series of informational public meetings have been scheduled by the Idaho Department of Water Resources from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22 in five Northern Idaho cities to inform water rights holders about the scope and procedures regarding the upcoming ...

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Farm computer, Internet use rising (access required)

Computer usage on Idaho farms grew in the past two years. So did the percentage of farmers tapping high-speed Internet service. Eighty-three percent of Idaho’s farms own or are leasing a computer this year, up from 75 percent in 2005, ...

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Idaho’s broadcasters honored for excellence (access required)

Idaho’s radio and television broadcasters recently were recognized for their contributions in the field during an annual conference in Sun Valley. This year’s judges for the awards were members of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Honored with “Best in Broadcasting” were: ...

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Boise Cascade earnings drop (access required)

Boise Cascade Holdings LLC reported net income of $28.9 million for the second quarter, compared with net income of $31.2 million for the second quarter 2006 and $10.5 million for the first quarter 2007. Income from operations for the second ...

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Meridian, Nampa continue to be hot spots for commercial real estate (access required)

The location, location, location seems to be Meridian, Meridian, Meridian. Thornton Oliver Keller’s semiannual Market Watch report identified Meridian as a hot spot for office, retail and industrial real estate. The highest absorption of office space in the Treasure Valley ...

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Southfork Landing to construct whitewater park (access required)

Southfork Landing, a 606-home planned community in Garden Valley, is collaborating with river outfitters Cascade Raft & Kayak to develop a whitewater park in Southfork Landing. The park would include a whitewater course with obstacles, flows and currents simulating river ...

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Hecla Mining to standardize global operations on IFS applications (access required)

Hecla Mining Company has signed a contract to implement IFS Applications at its Coeur d’Alene headquarters with plans to expand the implementation to all domestic and international facilities. Hecla Mining Company, a precious metals company, engages in the discovery, acquisition, ...

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Construction Industry Institute gives WGI award – Construction Review (access required)

The nationwide Construction Industry Institute recently awarded Washington Group International the group’s Professional Development Award, recognizing the company’s leadership in employee development. Washington Group invested more than $250 million in training and education over the last five years, according to ...

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