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Groups upset following release of range management plan

A new federal land management plan for southwest Idaho and northern Nevada created after the settlement of a lawsuit aimed at reducing cattle grazing has been released — and it allows an increase. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management last ...

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University of Idaho researchers work on safety device for loggers (access required)

University of Idaho researchers are using $825,000 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to develop a GPS device that could make logging safer. The device will enable logging equipment operators to track other workers without leaving the cab ...

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Boise River had a banner floating season (access required)

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A huge soccer tournament and a sizzling late June propelled the Boise River floating season to a 20 percent increase in revenue over 2013 for the operator and Ada County Parks and Waterways. This summer saw 25 percent more rentals ...

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Collabortank opens its doors (access required)

Entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley now have access to another option in the increasingly crowded market of business incubators. Collabortank, which offers shared office space for up to 75 people and private offices, opened its doors in Boise Sept. 15. ...

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Idaho Bankers Association to offer continuing ed (access required)

The Idaho Bankers Association plans to capture offer continuing education in agricultural lending for its members in Idaho. The association’s members now travel out of state for training. That’s costly, and doesn’t provide students with Idaho-specific knowledge, said Trent Wright, ...

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Community banks see earnings rise (access required)

Earnings for community banks nationwide totaled $5.3 billion during the second quarter of 2015. That’s up $555.3 million, or 11.8 percent, from last year, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The 5,881 community banks grew earnings at almost twice ...

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Feds plan wild horse sanctuary in southwestern Idaho

A 150-square-mile area in southwestern Idaho will serve as a public lands sanctuary for non-reproducing wild horses from around the West that have nowhere else to go. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced the release of its approved Resource ...

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Financial planning field sees a shortage of women (access required)

Only about a fifth of the certified financial planners in Idaho are women. As the occupation grows, industry leaders are looking for ways to attract more women to the field, nationally and in Idaho. “We are going to have a ...

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Hewlett-Packard to jettison up to 30,000 jobs as part of spinoff

Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its recent history. The purge announced Sept. 15 will ...

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Robots take root on smaller dairy farms, increasing production

Robots have taken up residence at some small- and medium-sized dairy farms across the country, providing reliable and more efficient labor and helping the businesses remain viable. Dairy operations here and abroad have used robotic milkers for more than a ...

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