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Two days of rain cost Bogus $100,000 (access required)

A high-altitude rainstorm that drenched Boise-area skiers over the two days of the Martin Luther King day weekend will cost the Bogus Basin ski area about $100,000. With the earliest opening since 1994, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area was on ...

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UI Ag dean urges panel to hold budget line on research, extension (access required)

Greenleaf Farms operator Dave Dixon was concerned but realistic after attending a University of Idaho Agricultural Research and Extension Service hearing before the Idaho Legislature’s budget committee. “We’re very concerned about the cuts that have taken place, but we also ...

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Idaho’s power transmission projects on line; face years of hurdles (access required)

Construction of the $700 million Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line is a charged project, Idaho Power project manager Keith Georgeson said. The 300-mile line, from Melba to Boardman, Ore., will put a 500-volt line across public, private and federal lands, ...

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NIC president asks BNSF to donate land

The president of North Idaho College has asked billionaire Warren Buffett if the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway would consider donating a piece of land it owns to the college. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports Priscilla Bell wrote to Buffett ...

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Beet growers eye litigation, planting schedules (access required)

Beet growers’ planting schedules could run up against an upcoming federal decision on genetically modified seeds. Idaho growers are “anxiously” awaiting a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Idaho Beet Growers Association Executive Director Mark Duffin said. The industry ...

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Boise’s 30th Street redevelopment plan has anticipation, concern (access required)

Emily Yuen is keeping a close eye on development plans in and around 30th Street in Boise. As a nearby homeowner, small business owner, and chairwoman of the 30th Street Extension Committee, which is part of the Veterans Park Neighborhood ...

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