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Time tracking company TSheets draws major online attention (access required)

If anyone still doubts the old maxim “necessity is the mother of invention,” then they’ve never heard of TSheets. And if they’ve never heard of TSheets then they haven’t been reading Inc.com or checking on new media info powerhouses TechCrunch.com ...

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Idaho Power seeks use of high-tech meters (access required)

Idaho Power has entered into an agreement with ESCO Technologies subsidiary Aclara Power-Line Systems Inc. to spend upwards of $25 million implementing the company’s TWACS advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, pending approval by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Covering ...

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On the horizon – Proposed Idaho nuke plant acquires new financing partner (access required)

It’s been a rocky road for Don Gillispie’s proposed 1,600-megawatt nuclear plant. First announced more than a year ago and sited in Owyhee County, the $4.5 billion Idaho Energy Complex, which would be the state’s first commercial reactor, has suffered ...

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Alternate Energy’s new partner comes with controversial past (access required)

Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. has partnered with Powered Corporation, a Houston-based energy firm, and hopes the partnership will provide financing for a proposed $4.5 billion nuclear plant in Elmore County. AEHI officials realize Powered brings with it a fair amount ...

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Sen. Larry Craig reports on trip to AREVA plants (access required)

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, returned recently from a fact-finding trip to France, where he toured several AREVA nuclear facilities and met with the energy giant’s CEO Anne Lauvergeon. Craig, who is a senior member of the Senate Energy and ...

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Intermountain Gas sale positions service area from Minnesota to Oregon (access required)

MDU Resources Group, Inc., a publicly-traded North Dakota diversified natural resources company, announced at the first of the month it had entered an agreement to acquire Boise-based Intermountain Gas Co. in a $328 million cash-for-stock deal. If the acquisition is ...

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Wireless tracker to be implemented in Himalayas, China (access required)

Located in the highest part of the Himalaya Mountain Range, Nepal’s terrain is among the world’s most difficult to traverse and communicate in. Now with a three-year contract to provide Nepalese satellite communication firm HIMSAT with its advanced wireless tracking ...

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After year of changes, MPC closer to AMEX listing (access required)

The American Stock Exchange has accepted Nampa-based computer maker MPC Corp’s plan to regain compliance with listing standards, giving the company until November 2009 to come back in line. MPC officials were told the company was out of compliance in ...

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Boise’s HP may not see changes in restructuring (access required)

Prompted by Hewlett-Packard’s June 18 announcement that it would reorganize its already profitable printing services business, speculation has run high that a wave of job cuts is in the offing. Nonetheless, Alyson Griffin, a spokesperson from the Palo Alto- based ...

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Farmer uses unmanned eye in the sky to maximize crops (access required)

On a daily basis farmers contend with a slate of variables. From irrigation and fertilization rates, to animal and insect behavior, to soil composition and the weather, farming is historically one of the least exact sciences. But one Kendrick, Idaho, ...

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