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Shandy Lam joins Ada County Highway District

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The Ada County Highway District has announced a new chief communications officer, Shandy Lam. She joins ACHD from the City of Meridian where she served at the communications manager. She oversaw internal and external communications spanning from media relations to marketing, ...

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Hecla Mining cuts emissions 36% (access required)

Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, released its 2020 Sustainability Report on May 13. “The theme and title of this year’s report are ‘Small Footprint, Large Benefit,’”said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips Baker. “Because our operations are low-tonnage ...

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Perpetua Resources signs antimony testing agreement (access required)

A stibnite specimen on display at the New York Museum of Natural History.

Antimony’s current use in batteries is so important that the future of electric vehicles may depend on it. It is also an essential metal for making alloys. It’s a no-brainer that antimony is on the U.S. list of 35 critical mineral ...

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Feud breaks out among GOP lawmakers over Snake River dams

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some Republican members of Congress from the Northwest are accusing a GOP Idaho lawmaker of conducting secret negotiations with the Democratic governor of Oregon over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River ...

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Amazon announces another large Idaho facility (access required)

Loading a "last mile" delivery van at an Amazon delivery station like the one Amazon will build in Meridian. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Another large Amazon facility will be coming to the Treasure Valley, bringing hundreds of $15/hour or better jobs with it. Amazon announced on May 5 that it will continue expanding its Idaho operations with a new delivery station located at 2490 ...

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Hecla Mining beats earnings prediction by 50% (access required)

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Hecla Mining, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, posted first quarter 2021 earnings in excess of market predictions. The median value of predicted earnings per share (EPS) for Q1 was $0.04. The actual EPS reported at the May 6 earnings call was ...

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Can yet another study save Lake Coeur d’Alene? (access required)

Willow is a 1929 Chris Craft restored by Coeur Custom at Hagadone Marine in Coeur d'Alene.

Last in a six-part series. “We are loving our watershed to death,” Rebecca Stevens said in March 2020 at a meeting of the Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission (BEIPC). Stevens is the manager of the Coeur D’Alene Tribe ...

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Idaho utilities seek to weatherize homes for cost, energy savings (access required)

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Power utility stakeholders are exploring ways to not only save money, but to also support energy efficiency and the local contractor network. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a federal nonprofit power marketer to 140 companies in the Northwest, has launched a ...

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Meridian residents teed off over golf course? (access required)

Aerial view of Lakeview Gold Course in Meridian.

In the face of significant public pushback over the acquisition of the Lakeview Golf Course, the City of Meridian held a public meeting at the course on April 21. Public concerns have been aired previously at Meridian city council meetings, ...

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Health care facilities follow industry regulations in infrastructure (access required)

Power County Hospital District is celebrating celebrate two milestones this year — its 60th anniversary, and the completion of a nearly four-year new construction and renovation project. The hospital’s entire infrastructure — individual patient rooms, exterior and interior structures, workflow, ...

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