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Boise-based Pipco Interiors files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy (access required)

Pipco LLC, Boise, which has done business as Pipco Interiors Plus, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Pipco LLC’s estimated debts total between $1 million and $10 million, as do its estimated assets, according to a voluntary petition filed by ...

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Commentary: Everyone needs one email address that never changes (access required)

Many Treasure Valley organizations, families and individuals are in for some serious inconvenience. Micron Internet Services, a.k.a. HostPro, has sold its dial-up subscriber base to Earthlink. That means that 25,000 subscribers with an email address ending in micron.net or hostpro.net ...

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Zoo Boise designs pose challenges; principle puts animals first, patrons 2nd (access required)

In the design and construction world, zoos are a different animal. Even at Zoo Boise, a small zoo by national standards, construction and renovation are ever-present – and ever-challenging to zoo staff and the architects and builders they enlist. “The ...

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Idaho credit unions gain members, assets (access required)

Idaho credit unions have continued to grow in total membership and assets. Karen Warner of the Idaho Credit Union League, Boise, said membership in the state’s 73 credit unions totaled 432,279 members at the end of 2000, up 3 percent ...

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Idaho producers report that scarcity of cattle may boost beef prices (access required)

A tightening supply of cattle has made the beef business tough lately, several producers with southwest Idaho operations report. Foot and mouth and mad cow disease epidemics in Europe have not resulted in a reduction in the U.S. cattle population ...

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Ada Storage plans to add units to west Boise site (access required)

Ada Storage, Boise, is slated to add nearly 50 percent more capacity by the end of October, manager Shirlene Titus says. The company plans to add more than more than 19,000 square feet to its more than 40,000 square feet ...

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Cell firms exploding in Treasure Valley market, 30-40% penetration (access required)

If you don’t’ have a cell phone soon you might find yourself in the minority. Cell-phone use is exploding in the Treasure Valley as additional service providers make the region a sizeable wireless market. Sprint PCS set up shop in ...

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Meridian Chamber of Commerce office slated for expansion (access required)

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce office in Storey Park, on Franklin Road north of Interstate 84, is slated for expansion by late summer. Executive Director Teri Sackman said the 400-member Meridian Chamber plans to add a visitor’s center and office ...

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