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Tyson suspends Boise plant (access required)

IBR Staff Report Tyson Foods Inc. temporarily suspended operations at its meat processing plant on South Cole Road in Boise last week, citing “tight cattle supplies, lackluster domestic beef demand and the absence of key export markets,” the company said ...

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Boise firm sued for securities fraud (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Department of Finance has filed a civil suit in Fourth District Court against Steven Wayne Olson and his Boise-based company, Salt Lake City Wireless LLC. The complaint contends the defendants offered and sold securities in ...

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2nd 'Optimist' business park planned in Eagle (access required)

IBR Staff Report Office-showroom buildings are planned on a 10-acre site near the Optimist park complex in Eagle. Red Cliff Development has requested annexation and zoning to permit a development to be called Optimist Business Park No. 2 on a ...

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Buy Idaho trade show expected to draw 100 vendors to Capitol (access required)

IBR Staff Report Buy Idaho has scheduled its annual Capitol Show for Jan. 19 in the rotunda of the state Capitol in Boise. One hundred Buy Idaho member businesses have registered for booths for the trade show and plan to ...

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Coalition to offer free tax-preparation services (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Coalition for Economic Improvement plans to offer free tax-preparation services in Boise and Nampa starting this month. Volunteers will work from mid-January through April at 8595 W. Franklin Road in Boise, behind Big Lots store, and ...

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142-acre subdivision planned near Linder & State St. in Eagle (access required)

IBR Staff Report A Nampa group plans to develop a 142-acre residential subdivision north of Idaho 44 (State Street) and a quarter mile west of Linder Road in Eagle. D.H. Development LLC has applied for approval of Eaglefield Estates, comprising ...

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Franklin Bldg. Supply forum slated Jan. 19 (access required)

IBR Staff Report John Mitchell, regional economist for U.S. Bank, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Franklin Building Supply’s Contractors’ Economic Forecast event the morning of Jan. 19 at the Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise. The ...

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Meeting on benefits issues set Jan. 18 (access required)

IBR Staff Report New issues for the people who manage employee benefits plans are to be discussed at a Western Pension & Benefits Conference Boise Chapter meeting this month. Sheldon Smith, Denver-based partner in the Holland & Hart LLP Employee ...

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St. Luke's to charge Ada employees for parking (access required)

IBR Staff Report St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center wants to charge its Ada County employees for parking. Money collected would fund maintenance of all St. Luke’s parking facilities in the county, including the $11 million Warm Springs Garage that St. ...

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PUC rules in irrigation-revenue case (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has authorized Idaho Power to recover $11.58 million in lost revenue from customers in irrigation load-reduction program, and $1.9 million in carrying charges. Rates won’t rise immediately, as the total will be ...

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