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US Ecology acquires southern California plant

Boise-based waste disposal company US Ecology Inc. has bought a Siemens Water Technologies Corp. plant in Vernon, Calif. US Ecology employs 36 people at its corporate office in Boise and 64 at a waste disposal site in Grand View.  The ...

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Boise visitors bureau moves out of Front Street office (access required)

UPDATED – The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau moved into a new office last week under the threat of eviction by the Greater Boise Auditorium District. The district, which is cutting off its $1.3 million annual grant to the bureau ...

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Boise State studies ways to accommodate growth, attract top faculty (access required)

Dr. Juliette Tinker doesn’t have much, if any free time to spare during the course of her work day. Not only is she an assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Boise State University who teaches courses, writes grants, and fulfills other ...

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Federal grant that propped up alt power due to expire

The wind always seems to blow on the Snake River plain, keeping this high-desert landscape of sage, potatoes and sugar-beet plants forever in motion. Still, General Electric Co. executives said the consistent gusts weren’t enough for them to take a ...

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Stadium expansion at BSU expensive, still years away (access required)

Multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation plans at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium could still be years away. Total costs are expected to run more than $100 million. BSU Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier said currently, there is no funding available for expansion from ...

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Sterling Financial completes $730M capital infusion

Sterling Financial Corp. appears ready to get out from under the thumb of federal regulators now that it’s finished raising $730 million from investors. The Spokane-based holding company, parent of Sterling Savings Bank, has raised more money than regulators wanted ...

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Idaho commercial market may be spared number of foreclosures (access required)

Recently, Idaho ranked as one of the top states nationwide when it comes to the number of foreclosure filings for single-family homes. However, some local real estate experts say the Treasure Valley’s commercial real estate market might not be affected ...

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Agco, College of Western Idaho, team up on training

Agricultural equipment maker Agco Corp. this month opened a regional training center at the College of Western Idaho Boise Diesel Technology Building, 1464 University Drive on the Boise State University Campus. Vocational programs moved from Boise State to Nampa-based CWI ...

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Consumer product makers have sugar they need, for now (access required)

Idaho Candy Co. President Dave Wagers now has the sugar he needs but has taken steps to make sure he has enough beyond this year. The Boise candy maker buys sugar wholesale from Amalgamated Sugar, on an annual contract traditionally, ...

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ConocoPhillips appeals Idaho judge’s wide-load ruling

Oil company ConocoPhillips is appealing an Idaho judge’s ruling this week that revoked special state permits allowing four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor. Opponents of the shipments on U.S. Highway 12 say the ...

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