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BLM offers geothermal leases; one buyer sees promise in Idaho (access required)

Idaho may be sitting on a geothermal reservoir but energy outfits apparently aren’t heated up about prospects in the state, as evidenced by the low interest in an auction for Bureau of Land Management leases offered May 24. “Lease sales ...

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Boise commits cash to State St. planning effort (access required)

A plan that could help unclog State Street, improve access to businesses, and create a template for future development, got a cash boost from the city of Boise May 24. At its regular meeting, the City Council approved putting up ...

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Quintana announces candidacy for Boise City Council on Twitter (access required)

(Updated to include comments from Bill Connors) Using social media to announce his candidacy for Boise City Council, Ben Quintana will be leaving the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce July 1 to focus on his election campaign. Quintana, who is been the ...

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McLean joins Boise urban renewal agency (access required)

Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean is the newest member of the city’s urban renewal agency. The City Council unanimously approved McLean’s appointment to the Capital City Development Corporation at its meeting May 24. McLean, who made her name spearheading the ...

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New high-speed cell service coming to Boise area (access required)

Sprint beat them to the punch, but Verizon Wireless will soon be joining its competitor in offering 4G service to Treasure Valley customers. Verizon announced May 23 that it will make available 4G LTE (long-term evolution) coverage in Boise, Garden ...

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Mining company to stop treating arsenic-laced water (access required)

A gold mining company has told federal officials that at the end of this month it will stop treating arsenic-laced water that escapes from an old mine and eventually flows into the Boise River and then into Boise. The Idaho ...

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Impact statement delayed on new Idaho airport

A draft environmental impact statement on building a new airport in central Idaho scheduled for release at the end of this month is being delayed to address concerns about wildlife habitat, Federal Aviation Administration officials say. The FAA announced the ...

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Northern Idaho farmers concerned about acidic soils

Crop soils in north-central Idaho are becoming more acidic, possibly because of the repeated use of ammonium-based fertilizers, scientists say. Robert Sandlund of the Natural Resource and Conservation Service in Grangeville said some farmers have started to notice a reduction ...

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Hailey getting new arena and other recreational venues over next two years (access required)

With construction of Hailey’s new multi-use arena nearly complete, several more recreational projects are slated for development. Hailey Public Works Director Tom Hellen said the new arena, which will replace the city’s original rodeo arena built in 1947, should be ...

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