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Early Learning Legislative Day calls for state-funded preschool

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The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children held an Early Learning Legislative Day in February to advocate for state investments in high-quality early childhood education for all children. Idaho is one of five states that does not invest ...

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Idaho Falls’ parks super inducted into Amateur Softball hall of fame

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Brent Martin was inducted into the Idaho Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual meeting held in Boise on February 27. Martin is the parks superintendent for the City of Idaho Falls, where he has worked in the parks ...

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Nampa Ag Forum 2016 speakers panel

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The Nampa Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Ag Forum on March 16. Speakers included (l-r) Pete Nichols, CEO of Nichols Accounting; Sid Freeman, Canyon County farmer; Boris Salome, plant manager of Materne North America; John Halverson, Materne purchasing ...

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Hecla Mining Company makes 125th anniversary trip to Boise

Pictured here (l-r) are Mrs. María Eugenia Espritu de Delgado; Wilma Gandoy, Deputy Consul of Mexico in Idaho; Mexican Consul Humberto Delgado Ramirez and Hecla Mining CEO Phil Baker.

Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, making it the oldest publicly traded company in Idaho. Hecla is the largest silver producer in the United States. The company has offices in Canada and ...

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Nampa holds groundbreaking for Best Western Plus

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Peppertree Hospitality Group of Spokane and the city of Nampa held a groundbreaking ceremony March 25 for an 82-room Best Western Plus hotel that will be built on a portion of the parking lot of the Nampa Civic Center.

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February is Children’s Oral Health Month in Idaho

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Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter (center) signed a proclamation on Feb. 2 declaring February to be Children’s Oral Health Month. Dr. John Hisel (right), president of the Idaho State Dental Association and Linda Swanstrom (left), ISDA executive director, attended the signing ...

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Hecla Mining Company makes 125th anniversary trip to Boise

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Hecla Mining Company in Coeur d’Alene is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, making it the oldest publicly traded company in Idaho. Hecla is the largest silver producer in the United States and has operations in Canada and Mexico. In ...

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Zions Bank supports local charities dedicated to ending hunger

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Boise Rescue Mission’s President and CEO Rev. Bill Roscoe (right) and Vice President of Development Jason Billester (left) presented a plaque to Toni Nielsen of Zions Bank (center) for the bank’s support of KTVB’s 7 Cares Idaho Shares, an opportunity for Treasure Valley ...

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Gardner Company supports local charities dedicated to ending hunger

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Boise Rescue Mission President and CEO Rev. Bill Roscoe (right) and Vice President of Development Jason Billester (left) presented a plaque to Tommy Ahlquist of Gardner Company (center) for the company’s support of KTVB’s 7 Cares Idaho Shares, an opportunity for Treasure Valley ...

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Conrad & Bischoff, Idaho Steel recognized for energy efficiency measures

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Two eastern Idaho companies were recognized  in January for energy-saving measures they recently enacted. Conrad & Bischoff and Idaho Steel received rebates of $52,998 and $39,172, respectively, through the Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program at Idaho Falls Power that will save a combined total of 606,169 kilowatt-hours. ...

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