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U.S. Geothermal posts loss; assets, revenue up (access required)

U.S. Geothermal lost $4 million in the year ending March 31, but the company amplified its assets and revenue ticked up too. The Boise-based firm with geothermal power producing operations in Idaho and Nevada reported annual figures on June 10. Here ...

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Payette decision keeps nuke plant alive (access required)

An envisioned nuclear power plant in Payette County is one step closer to reality. The county’s three commissioners all voted June 20 for the rezone of land near New Plymouth from agriculture to industrial.  “(The rezone) met all the criteria ...

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Twin Falls Post Office will cut back (access required)

The Internet is costing Twin Falls 26 jobs, and slowing mail delivery times to some parts of the state. The United State Postal Service is proposing to close the customer service mail processing center at the Twin Falls office and ...

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Federal bill would update tax code to help construction contractors (access required)

A bill introduced in Congress in mid-June would leave many construction firms with more working capital until contracts are completed. But lawmakers would need to approve the halt of quarterly income tax collection. The American Job Builders Tax Reform Act ...

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BLM approves new Monsanto phosphate mine in Caribou County (access required)

The federal Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan for a new Monsanto open-pit phosphate mine in Caribou County near Soda Springs. The Blackfoot Bridge Mine and Reclamation Plan received a permit June 17 from the BLM’s Pocatello office. ...

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Direct flights between Boise and Idaho Falls to start July 18 (access required)

A Portland-based airline will start flights between Idaho Falls and Boise July 18, speeding the commute for the Idahoans who now drive the long highway between the two cities. SeaPort Airlines will run four flights a day from Monday through ...

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Farmers markets flourishing in Idaho (access required)

The number of farmers markets in Idaho has grown sharply in recent years. The markets doubled between 2006 and 2009 from 24 to 48, said Lacey Menasco, a trade specialist with the state Department of Agriculture who tracks farmers market activity. ...

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Seven Idaho cities will get federal grants for public works (access required)

Seven Idaho cities will get federal money to boost their infrastructure and other public projects. The Community Development Block Grants are competitive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants awarded though the Idaho Department of Commerce. This year, they come ...

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Lumber worker allegedly stole $1 million worth of products over 4 years (access required)

A former Stimson Lumber Co. employee is accused of stealing and reselling about $1 million worth of the company’s lumber over four years. The Portland-based Stimson sued Trevor Mokry and The Pallet Place in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene ...

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Business Briefs (access required)

Environmental group expands federal complaint over inaction on megaloads An environmental group suing over plans to haul oversized truckloads of oil refinery equipment along a northern Idaho highway and federally protected river corridor has expanded its complaint to include the ...

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