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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Idaho drone operator sees sales triple as focus widens

A North Idaho operator of unmanned aircraft systems tripled its sales in 2016 as it widened its focus beyond precision agriculture. Empire Unmanned, based in Hayden, experienced “tremendous growth” in …


Business use of drones takes off as new rules kick in

Unmanned aircraft are transforming natural resource management in the West. Industry officials expect the use of drones to accelerate after the Federal Aviation Administration relaxes the rules for who can …


Hayden company buys southern Idaho drone operator

A Hayden-based operator of unmanned aircraft has acquired a southern Idaho company that also has been a pioneer in the use of drones. Empire Unmanned, which flies its vehicles for …


Feds propose rules for commercial drone use

The government proposed long-awaited rules Sunday to usher in an era of commercial drones zipping through U.S. skies, but packages from these unmanned aircraft won’t be landing on your doorstep …


Drones may save time and money in civilian roles

Unmanned aircraft could be zipping around Northwest skies in a few short years, surveying farm and timber lands, monitoring power lines and searching for people lost in the wilderness. Pioneered …