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Bonds bring new public health center to Caldwell  (access required)

Site work is under way for a new Caldwell public health facility, the first public building to use funds from the Build America Bond program. Jordan-Wilcomb Construction of Boise was given the go-ahead on Feb. 23. “As soon as I ...

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Rebate for jet parts crashes in Senate committee (access required)

A Senate committee has scrapped a bill that would have provided out-of-state jet owners with a rebate on the sales taxes they pay on parts installed on their aircraft in Idaho, a measure that one Boise company said would have ...

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Idaho-designed wind turbine secures patent (access required)

Blackhawk Project LLC, based in the WaterCooler business incubator on West Idaho Street in Boise, now has a patent for its wind turbine. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 16 issued Patent No. 7,677,862 B2 for the vertical-axis ...

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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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