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Business proposal for portable toilet wins pitch competition (access required)

A team of Boise State University students has created a portable toilet that it hopes will help solve sanitation and food supply problems in refugee camps. Eight teams of Boise State students pitched ideas for businesses that could aid refugees ...

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Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes

The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the largest horse racing track in the state. By law, a portion of the money bet ...

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A word with Seth Mortensen of Agri Beef (access required)

Seth Mortensen is the marketing manager at Agri Beef, a Boise cattle company that is involved in several aspects of beef production. Mortensen got his start in agriculture, working on family farms in the Midwest and then for a fertilizer ...

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Boise research company acquires Florida title company

A 10-year-old Boise title research company made its first acquisition November 14 when it acquired a Florida title company. Jennifer Perez founded Indepth Solutions in 2006 at the age of 23. Perez didn’t have a degree, but had worked for ...

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Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat

A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area. A wildlife advocacy group that sued to stop the Greater Red ...

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Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West

Scientists plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. By next summer, the first Aquatic Environmental DNA Atlas will be available for the public. Boise-based U.S. Forest Service ...

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Chubbuck company launches crowdfunding campaign for portable solar charger (access required)

The Chubbuck company Inergy Solar is well into another crowdfunding campaign and is hoping to match last year’s success. Inergy Solar, which creates portable solar-powered generators, was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of Big Dog Solar, a Pocatello company that ...

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Rocky Mountains ski resorts delay Thanksgiving openings

Ski resorts in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have been forced to delay opening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or have few ski runs open because unseasonably warm weather limited their ability to produce man-made snow. In Wyoming, ...

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Massive project proposed to remove juniper trees to aid sage grouse

Federal officials are proposing one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse, a plan that might also benefit cattle ranchers. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Nov. 21 announced it ...

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