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Author Archives: Roya Camp

Idaho inventor credits dyslexia for bike-seat breakthrough (access required)

 Somewhere between Boise, Idaho, and Florence, Oregon, Jeri Rutherford became an inventor.   Rutherford, 53, was riding her bike to the coast in the spring of 2004. Or rather, she started the ride.   “It just became so miserable I ended up ...

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The days of low falutin’ food are numbered

Donnie Mac’s Trailer Park Cuisine, the flashy, trashy diner that lured patrons into Boise’s Linen District for late-night repasts of corndogs on sticks and frozen custard will close its doors Oct. 26. John Rapp, Donnie Mac’s manager for the past ...

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Future looks bright for Idaho brothers’ eyewear company (access required)

The darling of environmentalists and do-gooders for its sustainability efforts and philanthropic contributions to India, Haiti and Native American groups. Meet Idaho’s timber industry. Or quite possibly its future, in the form of the brothers Dame. Brooks, Tanner and Taylor ...

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Work starts on new Law Learning Center on Boise’s Capitol Mall (access required)

Work has begun on the Idaho Law Learning Center, a state project to revitalize its public law library and set up space for a variety of law-related uses. The Idaho Division of Public Works is building a utility tunnel to ...

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BSU study shows an arena’s worth (access required)

 Events at the 5,000-seat CenturyLink Arena, home court of the Idaho Stampede and home rink to the Idaho Steelheads, are worth at least $7.7 million to the Treasure Valley every year, a new economic report says. The first-ever look at ...

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Judge-turned-dean oversees warehouse-turned-law-school (access required)

The Concordia University System’s first law school will open its doors to students in Boise next year, and as construction winds down, founding Dean Cathy Silak is hitting the books. The thousands of books, that is, that are needed to ...

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Boise lobbyists will fight student anti-bag effort (access required)

Hilex Poly Co. LLC has hired a Boise public relations firm to launch a counter-offensive to Hailey high-schoolers’ plastic bag ban proposal. The country’s largest manufacturer of plastic grocery bags has retained Gallatin Public Affairs to conduct its “bag the ...

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Declo retiree whips up profits from family flapjack recipe (access required)

While all the bright young things in the Treasure Valley work to perfect their killer apps, Charlotte Armstrong of Declo is working on a decidedly lower-tech solution: killer flapjacks.  Started from scratch, an old family recipe and $25,000 in savings ...

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In ‘nobody’s market,’ houses sell, prices fall (access required)

Home sales in Ada County increased by 13 percent year over year for September, bringing year-to-date sales to a rate more than 7 percent higher than last year. In all, 564 homes were sold in Ada County last month, according ...

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