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N. Idaho meetings set to discuss plan for Panhandle National Forests

The U.S. Forest Service plans to hold a series of public meetings in northern Idaho to discuss a draft management plan that will guide decisions for the Panhandle National Forests for the next 10 to 15 years. Forest Supervisor Mary ...

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PUC approves Idaho Power tax credit plan, rate increase (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved a request by Idaho Power to take income tax credits on investments in plants and equipment sooner, rather than over the book life of the equipment, when earnings exceed a threshold. The agreement ...

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Ski areas wait, and watch the skies for snowflakes (access required)

 The past week should have been the busiest and most profitable for Magic Mountain Ski Resort. But instead of counting vehicles in the parking lot and serving hamburgers in the lodge, resort owner Suzette Miller was watching the sky and ...

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Utilities commission approves three wind energy agreements (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved three sales agreements between PacificCorp, which operates electric utility Rocky Mountain Power in eastern Idaho, and wind energy developers for projects originally slated for Bingham County. The sales were part of five purchase agreements ...

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High gold prices spur mining exploration (access required)

Move over silver, the gold rush is on in Idaho. At least 10 major gold exploration projects are underway throughout the state, often in claims that have been explored for nearly a hundred years, according to the 2010 annual Idaho Mining ...

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Dairy margins fail to follow higher milk prices (access required)

  Milk prices are up, but so are feed, utilities and other costs of dairy farming.  “We still have to be as lean and mean as possible,” said Dean Swager, who owns the Swager Farms dairy near Buhl.     “You are ...

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Areva puts construction of Idaho nuclear enrichment plant on hold (access required)

Areva‘s planned uranium enrichment plant, Eagle Rock, near Idaho Falls will remain in the planning stages until further notice. The announcement came as Areva announced a new strategic five-year plan that includes putting some projects on hold and laying off up to ...

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Company contests citations following miner’s death

Hecla Mining Company is contesting four citations and $1 million in fines issued by a federal agency following a cave-in that killed a miner in April at the Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho. Phil Baker, president and chief executive ...

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