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Idaho loses out on Bel Brands factory (access required)

Southern Idaho got a boon when it landed the Chobani yogurt plant in November. But that success story came on the heels of a bust when Burley lost out on a similar plant.  Bel Brands, a French company with its U.S. ...

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No Triple-A baseball in Boise, for now (access required)

The lead financier of the Boise Hawks Memorial Stadium is calling a balk on the rumors that he is trying to bring Triple-A baseball to the Treasure Valley. Bill Pereira, who owned the Hawks until 2000, said through a former ...

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Appleton’s legacy has shaped the Treasure Valley (access required)

When Micron CEO Steve Appleton perished in a plane crash Feb. 3, he left behind a legacy of unrivaled community and business support in Boise. Since 1994, when Appleton was appointed CEO, Micron has thrived as the Treasure Valley’s premier ...

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A new approach to running the river (access required)

 River rafting guides on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho have traditionally stuck to taking their clients down the roughly 100 mile stretch of river on, well, rafts.  Management at Echo River Trips in Hood River, Ore., ...

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Nampa Sorrento Lactalis cheese plant plans $40 million expansion (access required)

The Sorrento Lactalis cheese processing plant in Nampa plans to more than quadruple its production of mozzarella cheese in the next year with a $40 million expansion. Construction will start in March on a new 61,300-square-foot facility, Lactalis officials said ...

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Appleton death a blow to Treasure Valley

When Micron CEO Steve Appleton perished in a plane crash Feb. 3, he left behind a legacy of unrivaled community and business support in Boise. And as numerous business officials in the Treasure Valley mourn Appleton, there are some with ...

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Hells Canyon outfitter expands (access required)

In a market where some estimate more than a 20 percent loss in customers, one river outfitter is in the midst of a dramatic expansion. Killgore Adventures, which does Hells Canyon jet boat tours, fishing trips and may expand to ...

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Idaho can still get rough and tumble collecting taxes (access required)

From 2006 to 2008, Hayden resident Scott Grunsted made more than $100,000 per year without filing state income taxes, the Idaho State Tax Commission contends. After more than a year of correspondence, the Tax Commission has asked a judge to ...

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Analysts: Micron outpaces competition despite some flaws (access required)

Industry analysts say Micron CEO Steve Appleton was mostly on point when he informed shareholders Jan. 24 that the company would see a tough memory market in 2012. Nor was there disagreement that the company had positioned itself to weather ...

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Pink-labeled beer aims for female customers (access required)

The Treasure Valley’s newest beer isn’t beating around the bush about its preferred clientele. “Chick Beer” is now available in gas stations and bars around Boise, making Idaho the third state where the Wisconsin-brewed, low-calorie, low-carb beverage is available. Chick ...

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