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Sale OK’d between Idaho Power, Raft River Electric

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved Idaho Power Co.’s sale of electrical distribution facilities valued at $44,000 to Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Malta. The sale includes about 1.45 miles of feeder line and 30 power poles in ...

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State tax gap stands at $250 million

Idaho is losing about $250 million per year in taxes owed under current law, including $30 million in sales and use taxes that should be collected as part of transactions on the Internet, according to the Idaho Tax Commission. That ...

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Boise State mid-year research grants hit new record high (access required)

Boise State University is only halfway through its 2010 fiscal year, but officials said the university has already secured more external research and grant funding than it did for all of FY ’08, and “easily” outpaced last year’s second quarter ...

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Boise City National Bank building gets new owner (access required)

UPDATED: Rocky Mountain Development selected Thornton Oliver Keller, an independent commercial property brokerage and management firm based in Boise, as the exclusive listing agent for the former Boise City National Building, 805 W. Idaho St. Thornton Oliver Keller’s Mark Cleverley, ...

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Portico mixed-use development marks milestone

Over the last 18 months, the mixed-use development in Meridian called Portico has leased 265,000 square feet of commercial space. That’s about 80 percent of the 327,849-square-foot project at the Eagle Road exit off I-84. In a commercial real estate ...

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Modest gains expected in Idaho forest industry

A new report from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources examines the Idaho forest products industry’s operating conditions, sales, employment and production for 2009, and forecasts conditions for 2010. Idaho’s Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and Forecast provides ...

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Sandwich shop operators team up to prep staff (access required)

Go into one of the Boise area’s two new Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches eateries at a busy time and you’ll see employees working very quickly – and liking it. Owner-operators Jared Biethman (2959 N. Eagle Road, Meridian) and Matt Hodges ...

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Buy Idaho Capitol Show set Feb. 17

The Buy Idaho Capitol Show is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Feb. 17 in the Idaho State Capitol Building. “We’ve just got a tremendous response on this,” said Dale Peterson, executive director for Buy Idaho. “It should be ...

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