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Post Falls recycling company lays off 25 employees-General manager cites downturn at Kaiser, overseas competition

POST FALLS — IMCO Recycling Inc. is operating at about 50 percent capacity after laying off 25 workers in response to weak demand for recycled aluminum. By DAVID BUFORD Staff writer Coeur d’Alene Press Two…

SLOC Exec’s Venture Capital Fund Will Focus on the West

Sorenson Capitol’s primary target will be companies in Utah, California and Colorado, Bullock said, with secondary emphasis on Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Oregon. The Mountain West region is attractive because of its growth, economically and in terms of population, and a lack of competition from other buyout companies.

Coal is Taking Its Lumps in Utah

PHOTO Empty coal cars wait on the side tracks near Helper. Utah mines operated by seven companies excavated 27 million tons of coal in 2001. On paper, Utah’s coal industry seems to be holding its…

Boise company to purchase part of Mattson

SCP Global Technologies, a Boise company that makes semiconductor equipment, has agreed to purchase a division of Mattson Technology Inc. in a deal that will give the local company operations in Asia and Europe. Julie…

Small Business Close-Up- A.C. LaRocco Pizza of Spokane draws national praise

"With A.C. LaRocco, Scott and Leffler have built a company. Today, they sell about 2,500 pizzas every day across the country."

Economics drive ranchers into buffalo-hunt business

MARQUETTE, Kan. — It’s bitterly cold on the prairie as Lewis Mitchell lives his dream of hunting buffalo. By CARL MANNING Associated Press Billings Gazette But for Vance Hopp, who owns the buffalo, it’s more…

Program saves INEEL millions of dollars

ARCO – New business practices at Idaho’s nuclear site have saved more than $40 million over the past 18 months, according to INEEL officials. By Emily Jones – Pocatello Idaho State Journal Writer Management officials…

Downtown Sandpoint, ID laments possible business loss-Bonner County may relocate offices away from central district

SANDPOINT — The Sandpoint Business Association is worried that relocating Bonner County offices to the Federal Building will weaken the heart of downtown. Coeur d’Alene Press The group has given the county commission a letter…

Sun Valley promotion attempts to head off economy’s effects

SUN VALLEY — Skiers are being offered discount lodging and skiing at Sun Valley for the remainder of the ski season to ensure there are plenty of shoppers to spread about area restaurants and retail…

Colo. tech force hit harder than nation’s-Industry had 2/3 of state’s job losses

"I’d definitely say Denver was hit harder than other IT markets," he said. "Denver is not a headquarters town. It’s a satellite town, and when you’re working in a branch office, a company will tend to whack jobs there before moving up to the headquarters."