Stories tagged: J.R. Simplot
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Canada OKs Idaho company’s genetically engineered potatoes
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
WSU, University of Idaho join search for super spuds
A program that teamed up three universities and three agricultural commissions in 1984 has recently experienced its fourth great success with a newly bred potato that seems to be superior …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
With no governor’s mansion, Idaho to continue paying Gov. Otter $54,000 a year to live at home
Idaho remains one of just six states with no governor’s mansion, and a state committee decided Monday to continue paying a $4,500-per-month housing stipend to the governor until that changes.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 6 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Idaho reps split votes on transportation, education
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Idaho governor mansion furnishings to be sold
BOISE – There likely won’t be a governor’s yard sale, but Idaho is quietly moving to sell the furnishings that filled its never-occupied governor’s mansion. “The basic supposition, really, is …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, 3:19 p.m.
Idaho mulls fate of furnishings from never-used governor’s mansion
BOISE - There likely won’t be a governor’s yard sale, but Idaho is quietly moving to sell off the furnishings that filled its never-occupied governor’s mansion.
Sun., May 19, 2013
Eye on Boise: Otter’s housing stipend to resume
BOISE – Former longtime chief state economist Mike Ferguson analyzed the latest state tax revenue news – which showed revenues surging 13.2 percent over forecasts for April, the biggest tax …
Tue., May 14, 2013, 7:18 a.m.
Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds
BOISE — Idaho’s potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
Ideas aplenty for future of empty, costly Idaho mansion
BOISE – Idaho could turn its unoccupied, hilltop governor’s mansion into the “Governor’s Hill” winery, one citizen suggests, remaking the grassy hillsides into terraced vineyards and the house into a …
Sat., July 7, 2012
Idaho governor’s mansion unused but still costly
BOISE – For more than three decades, Idaho has struggled with the issue of a governor’s mansion, ever since then-Gov. Cecil Andrus refused to live in the deteriorating Boise home …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, 12:17 p.m.
Mine waste linked to two-headed trout
Reports commissioned by the J.R. Simplot Co. show a link between selenium contamination at its Smoky Canyon mine and a wide range of deformities in fish, including some examples of …