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Vale Wine Co. heads to UI Caldwell facility

Vale Wine Co. is moving production from the former Urban Winemakers Cooperative in Garden City to the University of Idaho business and technology incubator on Chicago Street in Caldwell. John and Vicki Danielson own Vale Wine Co. and initially will ...

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House committee approves fire code exemptions (access required)

A bill exempting certain rural homeowners from fire code regulations has just one more hurdle to jump before becoming law. After cruising through the Senate Feb. 23 with an almost unanimous vote (33-1-1), the House Business Committee agreed March 15 ...

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Water rates to rise 6 percent near Idaho Falls

Rates for customers of Falls Water Co. near Idaho Falls will increase by about 6 percent effective April 1. With the increase, an average residential bill will be about $24.16 per month. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the increase ...

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Sports bars find fans in down economy (access required)

Bobby Do is looking for some new customers. His 7-year-old Japanese restaurant, Ichiban, has the older crowd in hand, but with the economy, he lost most of his banquet hall-renting crowd. So he thought about the crowds he sees walking ...

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Rep. Lake: Bring a bill to end tax exemptions

Quit talking about repealing tax exemptions. Bring a bill to do it. That’s the message Rep. Dennis Lake, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee chairman, sent the Senate by shelving without a hearing its measure calling for an annual review ...

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Idaho’s February jobless rates comes within a tenth of record

Idaho employers opened 2010 by hiring fewer workers than in any two-month period on record, sending February’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 9.5 percent and stopping just short of breaking the record 9.6 percent rate in 1982-83. The February rate ...

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