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Vineyards wake up after late cold spell (access required)

Growth progress in some vineyards is behind year-ago levels thanks to weather, several Idaho winemakers report. Carmela Vineyards in Glenns Ferry is at lower elevation than many Idaho vineyards and thus has fewer problems with frost, typically, said owner and ...

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Idacorp plans to stay proactive with infrastructure, rates

J. LaMont Keen used Idacorp Inc.’s annual meeting May 20 in part to reflect on the last decade. The president and CEO of Boise-based Idacorp and Idaho Power Co. said the energy picture was much different at the start of ...

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Provencher named manager of DOE’s Idaho operations office

Rich Provencher has been named manager of the Department of Energy‘s Idaho operations office. Provencher, who has managed the Idaho Cleanup Project since 2004, will begin his new position May 23, the DOE said in a release. The Idaho operations ...

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Santa Fe firm touts compact nuclear reactor (access required)

The Eagle company that is seeking to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County has no plans to use a compact nuclear reactor for power generation there, but might use the new technology later in other locations, a spokesman ...

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CWI students win BPA leadership conference awards

The College of Western Idaho‘s first trip to the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference was a success, with students placing in the top ten in seven of 51 competitive events. The team of business management, administration and information ...

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IPUC approves Idaho Power participation in NEEA

Idaho Power Co.’s application for authority to fund its continued participation in the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has been approved, but the Idaho Public Utilities Commission made clear it will require the company to demonstrate a “sufficient benefit to ...

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Idaho potato stocks jump

Potato stocks held by growers, dealers and processors in Idaho on May 1 totaled 36.5 million hundredweight, 4 million more than on hand May 1, 2009, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported. Stocks in the 10 southwest counties totaled 1.7 ...

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