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Stocks fall after home construction declines

Stocks fell June 16 after home construction and building permit applications declined in May, following the end of the homebuyer’s tax credit. The Associated Press reported the disappointing housing report and profit forecast from the FedEx Corp., raising questions about ...

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Regence launches Spanish-language site (access required)

Regence BlueShield has launched an all-Spanish Web site hoping to make a closer connection to Idaho’s largest minority group. Like its English-language site, Regence BlueShield’s Spanish site includes information about health and wellness issues important to the Latino community, information ...

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Judge approves N. Idaho lumber mill sale

A judge in northern Idaho has authorized the sale of 3 Rivers Timber Inc. at Kamiah to a Seattle commercial fisherman. Second District Judge John H. Bradbury on Friday signed the order allowing Michael Burns to pay $2.65 million to ...

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Gold mine proposed in Montana by Idaho company

An Idaho company is seeking approval for an underground gold mine on private land outside Butte, Mont. A Montana Department of Environmental Quality regulator said June 8 that Timberline Resources of Coeur d’Alene wants to remove about 1,500 tons of ...

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AEHI signs agreement with Hyperion Power

Alternative Energy Holdings Incorporated officials said they have signed an agreement with New Mexico-based Hyperion Power Generation Inc. to license, build and market Hyperion’s refrigerator-sized modular nuclear reactors on a world wide basis. “Our partnership will make it possible to ...

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EPA: Company must halt poison gas at SE Idaho site

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered a chemical company to take steps to halt poisonous, explosive gas that’s leaking from a Superfund site in southeastern Idaho after the state determined it’s an “urgent public health hazard.” Philadelphia-based FMC Corp. operated a ...

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EPA orders Simplot Cattle to change watering practices at Grand View (access required)

The  Simplot Cattle Feeding Co. has been ordered to stop discharges from its nearly 700-acre feedlot complex near Grand View. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed Simplot to immediately cease all discharge of pollutants to waters of the U.S. ...

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Unemployment benefits end for many Idaho workers

Unemployment benefits ended during the workweek of June 7-11 for more than 4,000 jobless Idaho workers, state labor officials stated. Benefit eligibility was curtailed with the expiration of the February 2009 federal stimulus law. Those provisions – expanded by the ...

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