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Spring snow too little, too late: BPA warns electricity rates could rise

Bonneville Power Administration officials are warning that low snow levels may show up as higher prices of transmission for consumers in the Northwest. “This is a bad situation that has just gotten worse,” said BPA Administrator Steve Wright. “We had ...

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Heyburn man milks the ‘Thrifty Dipper’ (access required)

It was an “udder disaster” that led to Dennis Hakes’ first invention for the dairy industry. One of the milkers at his Nebraska dairy had mistaken the hydrochloric acid used to clean a milk scale for the germicide that’s applied ...

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Farmers markets begin to bloom this spring (access required)

The bitter winds and chilly overcast mornings may have cloaked the arrival of spring in recent days, but it’s hard to deny the season has arrived with farmers markets across the state flaunting their first batches of locally grown herbs, ...

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Hecla Mining reports higher earnings

Hecla Mining Co. on April 28 reported net income of $21.8 million for the first quarter compared to $7.3 million a year earlier, the Coeur d’Alene-based company said in a release. After dividend to holders of preferred stock, the company ...

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