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IP, Boise launch home energy audits (access required)

Idaho Power checked energy efficiency on 22 Boise homes in November, and expects to audit 650 homes before the company finishes the program. About $2.1 million of the $8.24 million the City of Boise received in direct stimulus grants is ...

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More traffic roundabouts planned in Ada County

Ada County Highway District approved its policy this past week for future design, layout, and development of roundabouts throughout the county to better direct developers, cities and consultants on how to design safe roundabouts. “Roundabouts have been around for a ...

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Computers for kids runs out of material

The Boise-based non-profit Computers for Kids has run out of donated hardware for a first time ever. “We’ve had such large demand for this Christmas season,” said Scott Butler, the group’s bookkeeper, Dec. 17. “We’re just not used to that.” ...

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Micron’s record year gives execs a boost (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. achieved record highs in revenue, income and cash flows in 2010, and the company’s top executives were rewarded for it. Company leaders received bonuses to make up for pay cuts in late 2008 and early 2009, and ...

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Charges filed against AEHI executives

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an Idaho company with fraudulently raising money to build a $10 billion nuclear power plant. The SEC on Dec. 16 also asked a court to freeze the assets of Alternate Energy Holdings Inc., ...

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Potato stocks hit 21-year low (access required)

Idaho potato stocks hit a 21-year low this month, squeezing business for Driscoll Potatoes Inc. “We have a limited amount of supply, and if we push too hard, we could run out,” General Manager Gabriel Boldt said. American Falls-based Driscoll ...

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Apartment complex to be built near Ten Mile Interchange in Meridian (access required)

Construction of a $33 million apartment complex near the Ten Mile Interchange could begin in March. Developer Graye Wolfe said final approval to build on a 28-acre parcel near Franklin Road and Cherry Lane is expected Jan. 4 and 6 ...

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Trucking companies add drivers as economy gains steam (access required)

May Trucking Co. is doing something many businesses aren’t: hiring. “We do have more drivers this year compared to last year,” May Trucking recruiter Opal Dovel said. “We’re always looking for experienced and entry-level drivers.” Trucking companies are hiring drivers ...

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McLean appointment confirmed by City Council

Mayor David Bieter has named Lauren McLean, manager of the 2001 Foothills Open Space Initiative and a sitting Planning and Zoning Commissioner, to the council seat that will be opened in January when Councilman Vern Bisterfeldt is sworn in as ...

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CradlePoint poised for growth with new round of venture capital (access required)

CradlePoint Technology‘s CEO anticipates another year of torrid growth with a new infusion of $7.5 million in venture capital. The Boise-based firm announced its fourth round of venture financing Dec. 14, led by Kirkland, Wash.-based OVP Venture Partners, with backing ...

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