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Young business to work on Idaho’s largest solar project (access required)

Clēnera moved its headquarters to Idaho last year and is now working on the biggest solar project in the state. Idaho Power currently has contracts with developers for 24 solar projects that can produce about 390 megawatts and are expected ...

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Idaho governor calls for return of instant racing terminals

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he wants to see lucrative betting machines known as instant horse racing terminals reinstated in Idaho, with tighter regulations. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that the betting machines are illegal because Otter’s ...

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Wood River Valley sees 17 percent increase in visitors (access required)

The Wood River Valley has seen a 17 percent increase in visitors after a new local option tax doubled the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance’s marketing budget. The alliance’s marketing budget was raised for the last fiscal year to $2 million. ...

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Idaho restaurant owner testifies against proposed overtime threshold

The owner of the Idaho restaurant Bardenay testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House’s Small Business Committee about concerns with a proposed change to overtime rules. Kevin Settles, a board member of the of the National Restaurant Association, said ...

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Sandpoint-based drone company visits Shark Tank (access required)

A Sandpoint-based company that raised about $143,000 during a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for its innovative drone is trying a new financing stunt– appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank. xCraft’s founder JD Claridge and his business partner Charles Manning, CEO of the ...

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Public input sought on bike lanes for south end of Capitol Boulevard (access required)

The Ada County Highway District is looking at ways to keep downtown bike lanes going up Capitol Boulevard to Federal Way and Rose Hill Street. New Capitol Boulevard bike lanes were striped this summer during chipseal maintenance to add a ...

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Suit seeks to restrict Idaho trapping in Canada lynx habitat

Arguments in a lawsuit involving inadvertent trapping of federally protected Canada lynx and that could restrict trapping across much of Idaho were due to start Oct. 27 in Boise. The Center for Biological Diversity and three other groups said Idaho ...

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A word with Bill Vitti of Internet Truckstop Group

Bill Vitti is chief sales officer at the Internet Truckstop Group, a group of six companies that supplies technology to serve the supply chain. The company was started by CEO Scott Moscrip in New Plymouth in 1995 and has grown ...

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Pocatello airport leases land for solar farm (access required)

Pocatello’s City Council has approved the lease of about 200 acres at the Pocatello Regional Airport for a solar farm developed by the Ketchum-based company Intermountain Energy Partners. The company, organized in 2014, has sales agreements with Idaho Power for ...

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