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Wetter weather, less irrigation slow IDACORP income stream (access required)

Cooler and wetter weather this year has contributed to a significant income slowdown at IDACORP, the parent company of Idaho Power, but the declines were seasonal and expected, executives said. On Aug. 4, the company reported net revenue of $20.9 ...

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Dispute scuttles plans to build new Nampa roundabout (access required)

Plans to build a roundabout in Nampa have been postponed indefinitely. Nampa Spokeswoman Sharla Arledge said the city was unable to reach a negotiated agreement with the property owner for right-of-way acquisition at Lake Lowell and Midland Blvd. The City’s ...

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Teff an alternative crop taking hold slowly in southeast Idaho (access required)

Low demand for teff and high shipping costs to Europe have led teff pioneer Derek Vermeer to sit out this year’s market, at least as a grower.  “It’s been and up-and-down deal depending on sales, year to year,” Vermeer said.  ...

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Gluten-free producers think big (access required)

Friends Lanae Phillips and Barbie Doherty agree that when they decided to start Sun Flour Mills in 2009, they knew far less than they realized.  “The learning curve was steep and still shocks us,” Phillips said.  Fast forward two years, ...

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Federal foresters restudy northern Idaho logging project

A proposal to harvest timber across more than 500 acres of federal forest in northern Idaho has been shelved for now in the wake of an appeal by environmentalists that the project would infringe on habitat critical to the recovery ...

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Boise developer is under contract to buy Boise Hole (access required)

  A Boise development company is under contract to buy the infamous Boise Hole site. Gardner Company COO Tommy Ahlquist confirmed to the Idaho Business Review that his company is in the process of purchasing the property near Eighth and ...

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Wind industry, BPA still at odds over wind decision in Oregon (access required)

Activity within the northwest transmission system this season has sparked widespread debate, culminating in complaints against the Bonneville Power Administration’s decision to curtail wind production. The week of July 18, the BPA and others issued responses to the wind-industry’s complaint. ...

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Commentary: A shift in wind energy policy for Oregon (access required)

 Identifying sites for new commercial wind developments in Oregon is becoming more difficult, not just because the premier locations are now festooned with towers, but because opponents, with the support of local governments, are favoring strict standards on towers over ...

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