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Utah co. eyes SE Idaho for data center (access required)

A Utah firm is planning a 27,000-square foot data center in Pocatello that could employ as many as 100 within a few years.  Heman Smith, owner of Cayenne Technologies, said Pocatello is a good spot for a data center providing ...

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Canadian visitors increasingly bolster Silverwood; park to set record (access required)

Silverwood Theme Park’s turnstiles might need some tuning up when the gates close this year. Despite the economic downturn that’s sucked the “fun money” out of many families’ wallets,  the 24-year-old amusement park 40 miles north of Coeur d’Alene is ...

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FedEx beefing up Boise ops (access required)

Shipping giant FedEx is growing in Boise The FedEx facility near Boise Airport is set to double in size. A project underway will make space for 40 vans; the current configuration fits 48. The expansion in Boise, and in other ...

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Take that, spud naysayers! Bowl fee is $2.49 million (access required)

 Fighting negativity about potatoes, the Idaho Potato Commission is forking over $2.49 million for Humanitarian Bowl naming rights.  “Is the potato under attack? Obviously it is,” Frank Muir, Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO told Idaho Business Review.  The US ...

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Big Chinese bus builder nears official location announcement (access required)

 It seems increasingly likely a powerhouse Chinese bus builder with global reach is coming to the Treasure Valley.  But where Zonda USA might establish an American headquarters, and when, remain a mystery. The company spokesman, Ken St. John, would not ...

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Required study of possible Payette nuke site gearing up (access required)

Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. is moving forward on a quest to build a nuke plant in Payette County by getting going on required studies. AEHI announced August 10 the company has hired a firm, Enercon, to study the 500-acre site near ...

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CWI to open its first Eagle branch (access required)

The College of Western Idaho is coming to Eagle. The school announced Aug. 10 that it will offer workforce development courses, with an emphasis on medical assisting, in an 8,000-square foot space in Eagle starting September 1. “Eagle has focused ...

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Charter school secures downtown space (access required)

 A charter school is moving to downtown Boise’s south end, bringing life to a 22,000-square foot space left quiet for the last couple of years.  Sage International School of Boise has secured a lease agreement for the old creamery building, which previously ...

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