Local businesses cash in on NCAA tournament

Local businesses cash in on NCAA tournament By TOM HOLM The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is big business, and Idaho Falls companies are capitalizing on it. Local flooring company United Services Inc. put together the hardwood court to be used for the Final Four competition April 1 and 3 in Glendale, Ariz., and Doug

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Clif Bar & Company Receives 2017 Climate Leadership Award for Supply Chain Efforts From the U.S. EPA

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clif Bar & Company today received a prestigious award in Supply Chain Leadership from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in internal operations and throughout the supply chain, as well as integrating climate resilience into their operating strategies. Read

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Idaho researchers program drones to find virus-infected potatoes

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Researchers at Idaho State University have programmed drones to be able to identify a potato-infecting virus. News sources report that researchers say they’ve been able to find individual plants infected with potato virus Y, commonly called PVY, with 90 percent accuracy using cameras mounted on drones. Full article here.

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National Guard contributes to defense, Idaho economy

BY DICK GARDNER There is a hidden giant in the Idaho economy, whose story deserves to be told. Its name is the Idaho National Guard. Most folks associate the Guard with the many deployments that are part of Idaho’s contribution to national security. Or they may think of the Idaho National Guard responding to emergencies

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Tamarack Aerospace Receives FAA Approval for Active Winglets

(Sandpoint, Idaho, January 3rd, 2017) – Tamarack® Aerospace Group, Inc. announced today that it received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Active Winglet system for the Cessna CJ business jet. The FAA STC follows the validation of the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) STC granted Dec 23, 2015.   Read full article

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Eastern Idaho to be Site for $1.65 Billion U.S. Navy Nuclear Waste Facility

Idaho Falls, ID — Eastern Idaho will be home to a new $1.65 billion Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) facility to handle fuel waste from the U.S. fleet of nuclear-powered warships, according to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Energy. The NRF will be located at the Naval Reactors facility on the Energy Department’s southeastern

Idaho’s GSP is among the nation’s most stable and fastest growing

Gross Domestic Product by State: Second Quarter 2016 Transportation and Warehousing Led Growth Across States in the Second Quarter Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 41 states and the District of Columbia in the second quarter of 2016, according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the U.S. Bureau of