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Snow brings early skiing

The snow that was bad news for Treasure Valley motorists Nov. 23 was good news for local ski areas and the businesses that serve them. Bogus Basin announced it will open Thanksgiving Day. That news, as well as snowfall that ...

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Manufactured housing market sector mounts comeback

The combination of frugal buyers and affordable prices is spurring an increase in the sale of manufactured homes across the state. One of the busiest markets in the state for the manufactured housing market is the Treasure Valley. Through Nov. ...

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Idaho highway panel could set tone of 2011 session

The 2011 Idaho Legislature could be a rancorous session pitting truckers against drivers of smaller vehicles over how much they pay for road work. Or highway funding could become just a side issue, delayed yet again as lawmakers refuse to ...

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Groups: Restore Idaho water-quality monitoring

State regulators, environmentalists and cities are pushing for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to restore $350,000 in funding to resume monitoring pollution in Idaho’s lakes and rivers. They say eliminating the cash for a third straight year could add to regulatory ...

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Idaho Export Excellence Program recognizes Idaho businesses

Five Idaho companies seeking further exporting opportunities, while learning from the state’s top business experts were recognized during the culmination of Idaho’s Export Excellence Program, Nov. 18, at Murphy’s Steakhouse in Boise. Executives from Idaho-based, PCS Edventures, Preco, Sloan Security Group, ...

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No decision made in U.S. 12 shipping hearing

Idaho Transportation Department hearing officer Merlyn W. Clark made no decision on whether to allow the over-sized loads at the Port of Lewiston to move on U.S. 12 from Idaho to Montana. Following a two-hour hearing Nov. 19, Clark said ...

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Group: Idaho poll shows support for cig tax hike

An anti-smoking group aiming to convince Idaho lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes has released a poll showing residents favor hiking the 57-cent-per-pack cigarette tax. The American Cancer Society- and Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids-led coalition said Thursday 50 percent of 500 ...

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