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Avista proposes to raise commercial electricity rates

Avista Utilities commercial customers would see their base rates increase under a proposal filed with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. Most of the increase would be borne by electricity customers rather than gas customers.   Avista, which serves customers in ...

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Biomark plans remodel of downtown Boise building (access required)

Biomark, a Boise-based manufacturer of identification and monitoring devices for fish and wildlife, plans to remodel and occupy a downtown Boise building. Located between Eighth and Ninth and River streets, Boise’s planning director Hal Simmons confirmed Biomark would occupy an ...

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Potato processor Nonpareil seeks air permit change

Nonpareil Corp., which employs more than 400 in manufacturing dehydrated potato products in Blackfoot, plans to make changes that require air-quality approval.   Nonpareil engineering manager Brett Suthers said the existing bin dryer uses coils, heated by high-pressure steam, to ...

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2009 personal income declines in Boise, rest of Idaho

Per capita personal income dropped by 4.5 percent last year in Idaho’s largest city, as Idaho suffered its first year-to-year drop in that area since 1953. Personal income is made up of wages, salaries, business profits, investment earnings, and payments ...

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AEHI withdraws application for Elmore Co. nuclear plant site (access required)

Alternate Energy Holdings Inc., the Eagle company seeking to build a nuclear power plant in Idaho, withdrew its rezone application Aug. 10 for a site in Elmore County, saying the commissioners there are taking too long with the process.   ...

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Idaho Power to rely more on conservation, renewables (access required)

Idaho Power is looking to reduce demand and increase the renewable energy over the next 20 years. Idaho Power in its new 20-year plan aims to increase the amount of electricity it gets from wind, he said. The company targets ...

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Shoshone County workers benefit from record profits at Lucky Friday mine (access required)

The high price of silver during the past year is translating into high wages for silver mining workers in Shoshone County, home to a quarter of Idaho’s mining jobs.   Shoshone County mining employment paid an average wage of $60,497, ...

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Business, not government, responsible for recession recovery (access required)

Calling the nation’s economic downturn a “depression” and predicting it will get worse, Premier Technology President & CEO Doug Sayer urged Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce members to shift the responsibility from blaming consumers for not buying their products or ...

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