Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012



THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

Wind developer pays Boise for bike race bill

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― An Idaho wind developer that's been tardy on some cycling sponsorship bills has made good on more than $27,500 owed Boise for charges related to the Exergy Tour. Boise spokesman Adam Park says...

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Idaho gets $2.9M in drug settlement 

Idaho will receive $2,847,890 as its share of a multistate drug settlement, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today; the $181 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is over improper marketing of four anti-psychotic drugs. The company allegedly pushed the...

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Hot-air balloons rise in smoky skies over Boise on Thursday, in the 2012 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. (Betsy Russell)

Balloons launch into smoky skies over Boise 

The brightly colored hot-air balloons rising over Boise this morning are still a pretty sight, but the view is marred this year by the wildfire smoke that's been plaguing our air all month. The Idaho DEQ predicts air quality in the "moderate," or yellow category...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012


Hot-air balloons lift off from Boise's Ann Morrison Park in 2011 (Betsy Russell)

Annual balloon rally to fill Boise skies with color

It's that time of year again, when the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic draws dozens of brightly colored hot-air balloons to Boise for mass morning launches at Ann Morrison Park. Nearly 40 balloons are expected to participate by this weekend. This morning, about 18-20 balloonists...

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Another wildfire survivor: Bobcat kitten

The bear cub with burned paws who was rescued from Idaho's Mustang Complex fire is not the only baby critter in that fix; fire crews rescued this baby bobcat, nicknamed "Chips," from the Chips fire in California on Saturday. The tiny female kitten, about the...

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Most school levies pass around state

Most of the school tax levy measures on the ballot yesterday appear to have passed, with all three Kootenai County school districts approving theirs - including a 13-year, $32.7 million bond levy in Coeur d'Alene - and levies in Treasure Valley districts including Kuna, Nampa,...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012


MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012


Exergy sued over missed turbine payments

An Idaho wind developer that recently suspended projects and hasn't paid its professional cycling sponsorship bills faces a new challenge, the Associated Press reports: A federal lawsuit filed by a Virginia-based energy giant for missing millions in payments for turbines it agreed to buy less...

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