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Provencher named manager of DOE’s Idaho operations office

Rich Provencher has been named manager of the Department of Energy‘s Idaho operations office. Provencher, who has managed the Idaho Cleanup Project since 2004, will begin his new position May 23, the DOE said in a release. The Idaho operations ...

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Santa Fe firm touts compact nuclear reactor (access required)

The Eagle company that is seeking to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County has no plans to use a compact nuclear reactor for power generation there, but might use the new technology later in other locations, a spokesman ...

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CWI students win BPA leadership conference awards

The College of Western Idaho‘s first trip to the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference was a success, with students placing in the top ten in seven of 51 competitive events. The team of business management, administration and information ...

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IPUC approves Idaho Power participation in NEEA

Idaho Power Co.’s application for authority to fund its continued participation in the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has been approved, but the Idaho Public Utilities Commission made clear it will require the company to demonstrate a “sufficient benefit to ...

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Idaho potato stocks jump

Potato stocks held by growers, dealers and processors in Idaho on May 1 totaled 36.5 million hundredweight, 4 million more than on hand May 1, 2009, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported. Stocks in the 10 southwest counties totaled 1.7 ...

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Crapo financial reform amendment fails

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment to financial reform legislation brought by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo that would have capped bailouts to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The measure failed with 47 lawmakers voting in favor and 46 ...

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PacifiCorp seeks higher conservation surcharge

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking comments through June 4 on a request by PacifiCorp, which does business in eastern Idaho as Rocky Mountain Power, to increase a surcharge that funds energy conservation programs from 3.7 percent of customer ...

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Idaho shakes up leadership at prisons

Three Idaho prisons are undergoing leadership changes. The Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, along with Boise’s South Idaho Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, all have new wardens. Jim Woolf, who has been the deputy chief of the Idaho ...

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