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Six wind farms coming near Mountain Home (access required)

Construction of six wind-power projects is expected to start in March near Mountain Home. Idaho Windfarms said the estimated $250 million-plus project, depending on the turbines selected, will feature six new farm projects, with each having up to 11 turbines. ...

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Clearwater Paper adds market channels with Cellu purchase

Clearwater Paper’s acquisition of Cellu Tissue Holdings Inc. enables Clearwater, which has a large manufacturing operation in Lewiston, to move into new market channels. Both companies manufacture private-label tissue, but machine-glazed tissue is an example of a business Cellu had ...

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Storms bode well for ID farmers, power producers

All of Idaho’s 22 river basins have received more snow and rainfall than average since October, a bright sign for farmers, power producers and the recreation economy in 2011. The Natural Resources Conservation Service also reports that through Dec. 29, ...

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Six bucks a duck (access required)

Tucked behind a nondescript home just off State Street in Boise, Paul’s Plucking and Smoking Palace is a reminder that no matter how much southwestern Idaho has changed in the last few decades, some things stay very much the same. ...

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission closer to decision on Areva (access required)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in about a year could approve French company Areva’s plan to build a uranium-enrichment plant west of Idaho Falls. The commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board starting Jan. 25 will receive testimony and exhibits on the ...

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Local businesses will spend more on marketing in 2011 (access required)

For the nearly 25 years she’s been in business, Deborah Johnson hasn’t had to do much marketing. She’s advertised in the Yellow Pages, and that’s it. But with construction at historic lows, Johnson is changing her tactics. She has cut ...

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Aire Inc. eyes adding shift for spill-containment unit (access required)

Aire Inc. has shifted focus to meet higher demand from its recently formed industrial division, company Vice President Dan Allumbaugh said. Meridian-based Aire, founded in 1989, makes flexible spill-containment products in addition to inflatable whitewater and fishing craft. The division, ...

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Personal income rises; retail sees slight uptick (access required)

Emil Hutton sees sales improving a bit at his outdoor recreation equipment store. “I think people are being conservative,” said Hutton, who owns The Benchmark in central Boise. “Our sales are up enough for this same period [from a year ...

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