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Idaho firm delays phosphate rock reactor cleaning project (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

Itafos Conda will change the scope of its yearly downtime for maintenance and inspection because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a July 10 news release from the phosphate company, the annual July “plant turnaround” will be cut back to ...

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Twin Falls campaign aims to help firms during COVID-19 (access required)

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To navigate these uncertain times, the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing its partnership with Livability Media to create a marketing campaign that supports businesses and attracts visitors to the area. “We have partnered with Livability Media this ...

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Idaho CARES funds support education and training initiatives (access required)

Job training and public education will get help from Idaho’s pandemic relief funds. Idaho will use $35 million from its federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act moneys to support job training and distance learning for publicly funded education. Gov. ...

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Albertsons IPO launches at lower price than expected (access required)

Albertsons, Idaho’s retail gorilla, saw its IPO finally succeed after that company’s previous IPO dud in 2015. The company’s stock was up for sale late Thursday, June 25, and trading activity on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. According to ...

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ITD launches new mapping tools (access required)

The ITD average daily traffic plot for the I-15 corridor, from the COVID-19 traffic tool.

Like the elves in the Grimm’s fairy tale who secretly made shoes in the middle of the night for the poor shoemaker, web programmers at the Idaho Department of Transportation have been quietly building map-based tools that should be valuable ...

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Boat rental website sees steady business during pandemic (access required)

People looking to rustle up some summer fun have an outdoor recreation option at their fingertips. GetMyBoat.com is a site that lets users browse boats available for rent around the world. And during the pandemic, while many people have had ...

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Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For a time in Idaho, it seemed like the worst of the coronavirus pandemic could be over. After an initial onslaught of confirmed cases in the spring, by June numbers had dropped to a point that state leaders ...

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San Diego-based real estate software firm expands to Boise (access required)

The Boise tech scene just got a little bigger. Constellation Real Estate Group, a division of San Diego-based Constellation Software Group, Inc., has leased 7,000 square feet of office space near the Boise Airport and plans to create a hub ...

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