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Idaho to add biodiesel outlets (access required)

John Crockett, bio energy manager with the Idaho Energy Division, said about 50 Idaho outlets offer biodiesel, and the total is growing. Since a new Idaho biofuels infrastructure program’s July 2 debut, the state received requests for about $640,000 out ...

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Orchards build-out nears completion (access required)

Build-out is nearly complete on the Orchards condominiums on Fairview near Allumbaugh, with about two buildings in the 42-home project remaining, according to developer Mike Dixon. Popularity of the infill project, which was built on the site of a former ...

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Sixteen innovation finalists named for 2nd annual Stoel Rives awards (access required)

Sixteen innovations and the Idaho companies that created them have been selected as finalists for the second annual Stoel Rives Idaho Innovation Awards program. This program is presented by the Idaho Dept. of Commerce Office of Science & Technology, and ...

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EPA settles with Vanderhoef Builders (access required)

Vanderhoef Builders, a construction company based in Boise, has resolved a federal Clean Water Act enforcement case with the EPA by paying a $14,125 penalty. Environmental Protection Agency officials discovered the alleged violations when it conducted a storm water inspection ...

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Idaho Youth Ranch opens its 22nd store, eyes expansion (access required)

The Idaho Youth Ranch has opened its 22nd store, at Fairview Avenue and Five Mile Road in west Boise. “The need for services for children and families grows every day,” Jeff Beamguard, vice president of retail operations, said in a ...

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Idaho PUC grants rate request (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has granted a request by utilities to adjust rates paid to small-power producers so they more closely match the actual value of energy at the point of time it is delivered. The value of energy ...

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McCall Memorial picks development firm (access required)

McCall Memorial Hospital officials have contracted with a Tennessee firm to develop a master plan for the next 15 years. The $46,000 contact with American Health Facilities Development of Brentwood, Tenn., includes the master site plan,  conceptual architectural renderings, and ...

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Boise’s Nimbus 360 increases staff in Colorado Springs office (access required)

Boise-based Nimbus 360, a provider of visual and sound technologies, recently opened an office in Colorado Springs, Colo. Employees focus on the government sector, and to an extent on the commercial market, said Dave Johnson, marketing manager for the company. ...

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Idaho State University celebrates presidential investiture this week (access required)

The formal Investiture Ceremony for Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas will be Friday, Sept. 14, at the university campus in Pocatello. Pocatello physician M.R. “Mick” Mickelson will act as master of ceremonies, according to a press release. Gov. C.L. ...

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Treasure Valley real estate out of balance, analysts say (access required)

The Treasure Valley real estate market is still finding its balance, according to a report by Colliers International. Land prices and unanchored shopping center rents are too high. But inventory of industrial space and investment properties is too low.Colliers released ...

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