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Perpetua previews plans for tailings storage facility (access required)

The legacy tailings in the Meadow Creek Valley at the Stibnite mine site, which will be removed and processed to make room for the engineered and lined tailings storage facility.

Perpetua Resources, formerly known as Midas Gold, publicly previewed its tailings storage facility (TSF) for the Stibnite mine project in a  May 13 webinar. The mining company is in the permitting process to mine the previously abandoned Stibnite mine for ...

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Kount touts future growth plans while ITC touts deals (access required)

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Kount, which in 2015 set a record at the time for the largest investment in an Idaho company and was sold to Equifax in January for $640 million, is going to be expanding. Kount CEO Brad Wiskirchen related how an ...

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Northwest firm Lorentz Bruun Construction turns 75 (access required)

The Transportation Security Administration hired Lorentz Bruun Construction to build terminal checkpoints at several Idaho airports, including Friedman Memorial Airport which services Sun Valley.

Lorentz Bruun Construction (LBC) of Portland, Oregon, is celebrating 75 years of general contracting in the Pacific and Inland Northwest. LBC is licensed in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The firm completed 10,000 projects by 1995. The firm’s projects in Idaho include work ...

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Reed’s Dairy to open fifth store in Kuna (access required)

Alan Reed at the Reed's Dairy store in Idaho Falls.

Reed’s Dairy is finally coming to Kuna. The Idaho Falls maker of ice cream and other dairy products will open its fifth store in Kuna this summer. “We hope to open mid-to-late June,” Alan Reed told the Idaho Business Review. ...

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East Idaho bus firm adds Los Angeles route (access required)

The new Salt Lake Express Los Angeles route ends across the street from the east entrance to Union Station, the downtown L.A. transportation hub for Amtrak, the L.A. Metro subway and buses, and rental cars.

The largest ground transportation business in Idaho will add service to Los Angeles starting May 20. Salt Lake Express services routes along I-15, I-80 and several other highways in the inland Northwest and Great Basin. The new bus service will ...

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Hecla Mining cuts emissions 36% (access required)

Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, released its 2020 Sustainability Report on May 13. “The theme and title of this year’s report are ‘Small Footprint, Large Benefit,’”said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips Baker. “Because our operations are low-tonnage ...

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Boise Metro Chamber lauds small businesses at hybrid event (access required)

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Diving back into the world of in-person events, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce held a hybrid version of its annual small business awards in person at Boise Centre on May 6, while simultaneously streaming the event live on its social ...

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Simplot requires COVID vaccinations for vendors, contractors (access required)

The Simplot High Bay Freezer in Caldwell. Photo by Catie Clark.

A recent Simplot policy requires all vendors, contractors and subcontractors to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the company’s food processing plants after June 14. Between May and June 14, these same visitors to Simplot plants without proof of vaccination ...

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Perpetua Resources signs antimony testing agreement (access required)

A stibnite specimen on display at the New York Museum of Natural History.

Antimony’s current use in batteries is so important that the future of electric vehicles may depend on it. It is also an essential metal for making alloys. It’s a no-brainer that antimony is on the U.S. list of 35 critical mineral ...

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