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SW Idaho wildcat wells would be first since ’70s (access required)

A Canadian company’s plans to drill exploratory wells for oil and natural gas in southwest Idaho later this year would likely be the first since the 1970s, state officials say. Bridge Resources Corp. of Calgary announced plans last month to ...

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American Ecology remains profitable during recession (access required)

A bulldozer creeps along the rim of the new 1.1 million-cubic-yard cell under construction at American Ecology Corp.’s hazardous waste landfill, preparing the huge pit for the placement of a layer of cured clay. Elsewhere on the site, an excavator ...

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Benefit dilemma: Companies weigh risks of slashing employee perks (access required)

Deborah and Steve Johnson, co-owners of Asphalt Systems Co. of Boise, have cut five of their 10 employees over the past two years. They’ve also stopped all new equipment purchases, cut the number of vehicles they send to each job ...

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Realtors see legal ruling as positive (access required)

The Idaho Association of Realtors applauded an Idaho Supreme Court ruling July 7 that legal descriptions of property aren’t required in agreements between brokers and developers as part of pre-sale projects. “Previously, there had been some conflicting rulings out there,” ...

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Tax assessment appeals drop from last year’s peak, but remain high (access required)

Appeals of property tax assessments seem to have dropped off the peak that many Idaho counties saw last year, though not by much. Additionally, commercial landowners seem to be questioning their property values in greater numbers in some counties. Joe ...

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Smart growth advocates criticize stimulus spending (access required)

Idaho failed to invest in future transportation needs like public transit and bike paths and spent too much on building new roads in its use of federal stimulus money, according to a national report released last week by Smart Growth ...

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Executive suites prove to be wise choice in tough times — Focus (access required)

Chad Vincent, owner of Renaissance Remodeling, has found a bit of financial stability and a way to pay off the mortgage on his company’s 2,500-square-foot office by leasing space to startup companies and small businesses using an increasingly popular way ...

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Boise firms say learn how, when to shed bad debt (access required)

Automated Office Systems of Boise has some leverage over customers who aren’t paying their bills since the company services the copiers and mailing machines it leases. Then again, there’s a client like the real estate company that was making a ...

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Mayor hopes ‘Green House’ incubator sparks innovation (access required)

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter announced the creation of new business incubator to support local alternative energy startups during his State of the City address June 3. The “Green House” will fill a soon-to-be-vacant city-owned building at 5th and Idaho streets ...

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Crapo predicts short-lived economic rebound (access required)

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo admitted to feeling a little dispirited these days during a morning gathering May 29 with Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce officials. “When somebody asks how I’m doing, I generally say, ‘Other than politics and the economy, ...

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