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Idacorp earnings fall on decreased demand for irrigation water (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho Power Co, parent Idacorp Inc. (NYSE:IDA) saw earnings drop by nearly 31 percent in the second quarter, on reduced irrigation loads and an increase in the number of shares since late 2004. Irrigation load refers to ...

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IPUC lowers water rate increase sought by utility (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Idaho Public Utilities Commission last week approved a 7.68 percent rate increase for United Water Idaho, Inc., effective immediately. United Water, which serves about 75,400 customers in Ada and Canyon counties, initially sought an increase of ...

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Statesman sold to Knight Ridder chain (access required)

IBR Staff Report The owner of The Idaho Statesman, Gannett Co., announced plans last week to sell the Statesman and other newspapers it holds to Knight Ridder Inc., another newspaper chain. Mike Petrak, Knight Ridder’s vice president of marketing, will ...

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Industrial flex building takes shape near I-84 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT SFP Investments LLC expects to finish the 29,370-square-foot TK Avenue Industrial Building at the end of September in east Boise. SFP plans office and industrial “flex” spaces of 4,900 square feet and larger. The 2-acre site lies ...

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Unemployment insurance to be aired in Boise this week (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The biennial Unemployment Insurance National Tax Conference is slated this week in Boise. More than 400 unemployment insurance tax specialists and experts from around the U.S. are expected to attend the conference Aug. 2-5 at Boise Centre ...

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Boise Metro Chamber slates golf event (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce plans the seventh annual Boise Metro Golf Classic Aug. 12 at SpurWing Country Club, on Chinden Boulevard west of Linder Road, Meridian. Morning groups tee off at 8 a.m., following registration ...

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Pocatello-based AMI opens India design ctr. (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Pocatello-based AMI Semiconductor took steps to expand last week, opening a design center in Bangalore, India and announcing financing plans to acquire the semiconductor division of Singapore electronics manufacturer Flextronics. The new design center will increase AMI’s ...

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15 presenters sought for venture forum in October (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The Intermountain Venture Forum is seeking up to 15 presenting entrepreneurs for its Oct. 5-6 event at Boise Centre on the Grove. The seventh annual forum connects early-stage companies from around the West with venture-capital firms and ...

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Seminars on global trade set this month (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT The International Business Division of the Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor plans seminars on international trade opportunities around the state. The 10 “Local Communities, Global Customers” seminars will cover topics that include Idaho global trade, agency ...

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WGI secures toll-road work in Austin, Texas (access required)

Washington Group International Inc. recently won a four-year contract to perform operations and maintenance services on the Central Texas Turnpike Project, a 65-mile toll road in Austin. The $55 million contract with the Texas Department of Transportation runs through 2009 ...

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