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Heat must be turned up on energy efficiency

Momentum to create a research center focused on energy efficiency has been building for awhile in Idaho. But all the right people were finally in the same place at the same time for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s official go-ahead to ...

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Bonneville Co. tables Ridgeline wind project after appeal (access required)

Wind energy developer Ridgeline Energy appealed a Planning & Zoning Commission rejection to the Bonneville County Commission Oct. 26 in Idaho Falls. Seattle-based Ridgeline proposes a 75-turbine, 135-megawatt project on part of a 10,000-acre site it leases 15 miles east of ...

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Small business needs a tax break

Small business leaders are feeling the pinch of taxation and regulation more now than at any point in the past three years. Business owners claim health care reform and its paperwork stymie drive and growth, and they want relief. That’s ...

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Difference of opinion is between policy, law

American health care entered a new era this past month as new rules and conditions went into effect under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With all the relief that will come from reform, it’s important to remember the ...

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Boise needs to JUMP on it

When Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, a tribute to former agriculture and manufacturing magnate J.R. Simplot, was proposed by the Simplot Foundation, it was received with non-committal, lukewarm hands by city development and planning officials. JUMP, designed for spacious gathering in ...

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LEED construction just makes sense

For months I’ve driven by the University of Phoenix Idaho in Meridian campus admiring the building since it is set so closely to the interstate. It really stands out when heading westbound – farmland and suddenly the red-brick, tinted glass ...

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Learn more about steel during SteelDay in Caldwell (access required)

How much do you know about steel? Did you know there is an actual day devoted to learning more about the process of manufacturing it? If you don’t know much about it, or just have never really paid attention (like ...

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