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Intermountain Gas forecasts modest demand gain

Demand flattened in the last couple of years for Idaho utilities, which is why Intermountain Gas forecasts low growth in its most recent plan adjustment, said Public Utilities Commission Staff Director Randy Lobb. Intermountain Gas Co. submitted a five-year demand ...

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ITD sets petitioners’ hearing Nov. 19 on U.S. 12 oversized loads (access required)

A hearing on whether four oversized loads of refinery equipment can be moved along scenic U.S. 12, in north Idaho, will be Nov. 19. The Idaho Transportation Department hearing gives plan opponents the chance to intervene and challenge the permits ...

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Trustee wants brokers who worked with DBSI to pay up

The trustee in Meridian-based DBSI’s bankruptcy case is going after hundreds of real estate companies, including five in Idaho, that earned commissions on the firm’s fraudulent property sales, according to court filings. James Zazzali, the attorney appointed as trustee in ...

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Idaho company works on low-income senior housing

A northern Idaho company has started construction on an affordable housing apartment complex for low-income people ages 55 and older. Whitewater Creek was issued permits earlier this month to begin work on the Mill River Seniors development in Coeur d’Alene. ...

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Expansion for SE Idaho VA clinic could take years

POCATELLO – There are no imminent plans for the Veterans Health Administration clinic in southeastern Idaho to expand to a new, larger facility anytime soon. Just a week ago, leaders in Pocatello said they were optimistic the Veterans Health Administration ...

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Wind farm gets thumbs down in SE Idaho

A proposed wind farm in southeastern Idaho suffered a setback this week when officials turned down its special use permit application. The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission said Blue Ribbon Energy’s plan to install 27 wind turbines near the ...

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USDA plan could partially lift sugar beet ban

Federal agriculture officials have released a plan to let farmers plant genetically modified sugar beets while a lawsuit over them is resolved, but farmers fear a partial lifting of a court-ordered ban won’t come in time for next year’s crop. ...

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Idaho Parents Unlimited to relocate into downtown Boise building (access required)

A long vacant downtown Boise building is getting a new tenant and a face lift. Idaho Parents Unlimited, a non-profit that serves people with disabilities, is moving into a former furniture store and Idaho Candy warehouse at 500 S. Eighth Street ...

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