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Otter, Allred make loans to their Idaho campaigns

BOISE – Idaho gubernatorial candidates are reaching into their personal funds, loaning their campaigns hundreds of thousands to help them saturate Idaho voters as they head into the home stretch of the Nov. 2 election. Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” ...

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Bonneville Co. tables Ridgeline wind project after appeal (access required)

Wind energy developer Ridgeline Energy appealed a Planning & Zoning Commission rejection to the Bonneville County Commission Oct. 26 in Idaho Falls. Seattle-based Ridgeline proposes a 75-turbine, 135-megawatt project on part of a 10,000-acre site it leases 15 miles east of ...

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Idaho green building champions honored (access required)

Six Idaho green building champions were honored this month for their contributions to high-performance building as part of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s 2010 Idaho BetterBricks program. The BetterBricks program honors building professionals who are taking significant strides and taking ...

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Connecticut theater director picked for Morrison Center job

Boise State University has hired James Patrick, the executive director of the Warner Theater in Torrington, Conn., as the new executive director of the 2,000-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in Boise. Patrick, 42, will be responsible ...

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McCall Chamber of Commerce still without director

McCall’s Chamber of Commerce continues to work without an executive director after unexpected health problems forced Tim Cochrane to resign in mid-September. Chamber spokeswoman Judi Woods confirmed Cochrane’s resignation is permanent, but declined to reveal the nature of his medical issues. ...

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Late-season recharge of aquifer likely on East Snake Plain

The Idaho Water Resource Board is moving ahead with plans for an aquifer-recharge program on the eastern Snake River Plain this fall. Brian Patton, Planning Bureau chief with the Idaho Department of Water Resources, said the recharge is part of ...

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Glacier Bancorp reports $9.4M profit in third quarter

Glacier Bancorp reported a net profit of $9.4 million in the third quarter, but write-downs of problem assets and sluggish lending limited bigger gains. The Kalispell, Mont.-based bank holding company, parent of Idaho-based Mountain West Bank of Coeur d’Alene and ...

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Idaho Power wants more large-load flexibility (access required)

Idaho Power wants to charge more customers on special contracts, like those with its largest users, instead of on a tariff schedule. Boise-based Idaho Power claims to have 75 customers that it can’t serve because of generation and transmission constraints. A tariff schedule  won’t ...

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