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Farmers don’t want new Burley airport to take up agricultural land (access required)

After 15 years of trying to replace its small airport with a facility large enough to handle commercial carriers, Burley officials still face strong opposition from residents who don’t want to see crop and dairy land used for a runway. ...

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Big city tourism deals come from small town of Victor (access required)

A small company in Victor, CityPASS, is helping attract tourists to big cities across the country by offering package discounts to big-name landmarks. CEO Mike Morey co-founded CityPASS in 1997 as an outgrowth of his marketing research business. He and ...

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Great American Appetizers eyes expansion (access required)

The Nampa Planning & Zoning Commission on Nov. 22 endorsed a request by food processor Great American Appetizers for a conditional-use permit to occupy a building complex on 31.79 acres at 1428 Madison Ave. The north site once housed seed business Syngenta, ...

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Idaho filmmakers pursue incentives for their industry (access required)

Idaho lawmakers are traditionally reluctant to offer incentives to any industry, but Idaho filmmakers are pushing hard for them this year, saying they could reap huge rewards for the state. “It takes money to make money,” said Coeur d’Alene resident ...

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Idaho October red meat production down 80 percent over last year (access required)

Idaho red meat production is in decline. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, commercial red meat production at Idaho packing plants for October was down 80 percent from last year, with just 3.5 million pounds processed. The amount ...

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Politics heat up around plans for geothermal pool (access required)

Ever since Cascade’s city pool closed down in the 1970s, residents have been trying to build a new one. Early on, they held bake sales and auctions and went door to door, hoping to collect enough money to build a ...

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Environmental programs fall victim to budget cuts

When lightning ignited a wildfire near Idaho’s Sun Valley in 2007, environmental regulators used monitoring gear to gauge the health effects for those breathing in the Sawtooth Mountains’ smoky, mile-high air. That equipment sits idle today after the Idaho Department ...

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Livestock farmers say ethanol eats too much corn

Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation’s ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year. The amount of corn consumed by the ...

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Business Briefs

United Water Idaho expects to finish the replacement Good Street booster station in late February, spokesman Mark Snider said. Sitework on the nearly $900,000 project is under way north of Hill Road off 15th Street in the Boise Foothills. It ...

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