EPA fines Simplot for violations at Oregon & Idaho pesticide facilities

The Environmental Protection Administration ordered the J.R. Simplot Co.to pay $65,000 in fines for pesticide safety issues. The Tri-City Heral reports the violations happened at Simplot’s Umatilla, Ore., and Moreland, Idaho, facilities where large amounts of pesticide are stored and sold. Pesticide spills that had solidified on the ground at the Idaho facility, created a … Read more

EPA orders $65,250 penalty for Simplot pesticide violations

The penalty covers problems cited by EPA at both its Umatilla, Oregon, and Moreland, Idaho, facilities where large amounts of pesticide are stored and sold. KENNEWICK, Wash. — The J.R. Simplot Co. will pay a penalty of $65,250 after the Environmental Protection Administration accused it of pesticide safety issues just south of the Columbia River. … Read more

Boise State offers student interns to small businesses at no cost

If you own a small business and could use some extra hands, Boise State is offering up interns at no cost to employers. BSU’s Bronco Corps program started in 2020 to help the local business community address challenges and disruptions during the events of the past year. After a successful pilot phase and thanks to … Read more

Sparklight down? Widespread but spotty outages hit SW Idaho residents, businesses

If you use Sparklight Internet and are experiencing an outage – you’re not alone. But, your neighbor might not be having the same issue. We started hearing reports of issues with the Internet provider across SW Idaho late Tuesday morning. We asked on Twitter if Sparklight customers were having issues – and we got a … Read more

Expert in lawsuit says Albertsons didn’t ‘exercise reasonable care’ before crash that killed Airmen on I-84

While Albertson’s Companies and Krujex Freight Transportation Corporation aren’t the only parties named in a lawsuit stemming from a June 2018 crash in Boise that claimed four lives, from a motor carrier standpoint, they bear direct responsibility, along with a fatigued trucker, according to one expert. “If Albertsons had merely exercised reasonable care in investigating … Read more

‘They like their pets’: Boise based pet insurance co. booms during pandemic; high percentage of Boise pets insured

If you own or have ever owned a pet, you know that vet visits can be a bit… expensive. That is why many Americans are turning to pet health insurance. One of the nation’s top pet insurance companies is located right here in Boise. Pets Best Insurance’s national “paw-ffice” office is located off Vista Ave … Read more

Oregon reopens, ending mask mandate and most COVID restrictions

Masks will no longer be required for vaccinated people inside restaurants and businesses. PORTLAND, Oregon — After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, Oregon and Washington reopened their economies on Wednesday, effectively ending most of the state’s restrictions.  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced last week her new executive order would lift capacity limits at businesses, restaurants … Read more

Oregon will lift COVID restrictions and reopen by June 30, Gov. Brown announces

Brown’s new executive order will lift all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions by June 30 at the latest. PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced that the state will reopen by no later than Wednesday, June 30. Brown’s new executive order will lift all state COVID-19 health and safety restrictions — … Read more

Direct flights between Boise and Pullman-Moscow to resume in August

Alaska Airlines on Thursday also announced winter service to Phoenix, and celebrated inaugural flights from Boise to Austin and Chicago. BOISE, Idaho — The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and if those points are hundreds of miles apart, the fastest way to get there is by airplane — but for several … Read more

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