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New leader hopes to bolster local wine industry (access required)

CALDWELL – The incoming director of the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission hopes to make Idaho a wine destination for tourists, much like the wine regions of California, Washington and Oregon. Sherise Jones, a consultant with five years ...

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Wednesday morning news (access required)

The Boise City Council plans to audit Capital City Development Corp. Read IBR Reporter Lora Volkert’s story here. Gov. Otter’s trip to Cuba generated … not much. A meat company in Twin Falls got a $100,000 deal with Cuba, but ...

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Clark Development receives permit to build Jefferson in Boise (access required)

Developer Bill Clark said he received his building permit yesterday for The Jefferson, his condominium project at Fourth and Jefferson streets in downtown Boise. Clark said he plans to talk to his banker today and hopes to begin construction next ...

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MPC chief financial officer resigns (access required)

Michael Whyte has resigned as the chief financial officer of MPC Corp., the parent company of Nampa-based MPC Computers. Whyte was named CFO in October of 2006. Curtis Akey has been selected by the board of directors to replace him, ...

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Tell us why it’s more than a glass of wine (access required)

One of the great traditions in Boise has been the celebration known as First Thursday, when local art galleries and other businesses stay open later in the evening to give residents a taste of all that downtown has to offer. ...

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A view of Boise from the Big Easy (access required)

The publisher of our sister paper in New Orleans, Mark Singletary, is visiting Boise this week. He attended the Downtown Boise Association’s State of Downtown breakfast this morning, where Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels; Boulder, Colo., Deputy Mayor Suzanne Ageton; and ...

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Potato stocks fall to lowest level in 17 years (access required)

Idaho potato stocks fell 6 percent last year to the lowest level since 1990, an Idaho field office of the United States Department of Agriculture reported. Stocks held by growers, dealers and processors in Idaho totaled 41 million hundredweight April ...

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Kickstart is TONIGHT! (access required)

Sure you could go home and watch Lost or American Idol. But instead of spending another Wednesday night in front of the television, come hear Rich Sloan talk about turning that idea you’ve always had into the business you’ve always ...

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Strategic Lending must cease & desist (access required)

Strategic Lending LLC must stop doing business in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Finance on April 17 issued a cease and desist order to the Utah-based mortgage lender. The company is not licensed to engage in that business in Idaho, ...

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Are women abandoning computer science? (access required)

Idaho isn’t the only place with a shortage of software engineers. Today’s New York Times looks at the decline in the number of women enrolling in computer science programs at some major national universities, including the University of Washington, Carnegie ...

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