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Idaho timber company diversifies, grows in tough industry  (access required)

Timber industry veteran Dan Balbach spent five years – and more money than he anticipated – creating a diversified business that he says uses every bit of wood fiber harvested. Each log’s forest-to-home (even home fireplace) progression through Treasure Valley ...

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Idaho Power among top U.S. firms on carbon management

When it comes to handling environmental policy changes and climate-related innovation, Boise-based Idaho Power Co. ranks ahead of business giants like Google, Starbucks and Target. That’s according to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, released on Jan. 26, which rated 300 ...

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McMillen LLC lands major contracts with resource agencies (access required)

Engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC, Boise, recently received three U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contracts through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic-stimulus program. The projects are: Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (Wyo.), construction of three residences and a ...

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BSU, ISU presidents continue pleas to minimize higher education cuts  (access required)

The presidents of Boise State University and Idaho State University lobbed a few more pleas to lawmakers on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee to minimize cuts to higher education during a second day of public education budget hearings Jan. 26. BSU ...

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Elmore County P&Z to consider comp plan amendment, may open way for nuclear plant (access required)

A small Eagle-based energy developer is heralding a decision by the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission to pursue changes to the county’s comprehensive plan that could ease restrictions on industrial zoning. The decision was prompted by a proposal from ...

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UI Boise brown bag series kicks off Feb. 3

The University of Idaho is kicking off a series of monthly brown bag presentations on Feb. 3 aimed at providing businesses with tips on incorporating sustainable practices while improving the bottom line. College of Business and Economics Dean Jack Morris ...

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