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Prices for construction materials climb

Prices for construction materials continued their increase during the month of May. According to the U.S. Labor Department, materials and supplies rose 0.7 percent, with prices 5.9 percent higher than May 2009. This also marks the seventh month in a ...

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Idaho Power green-tag plan OK’d

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is accepting an Idaho Power Co. business plan spelling out how the utility intends to treat the credits it earns from renewable energy sources, the commission said in a release. Customer groups have differed in ...

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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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