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Posts published in “Day: November 26, 2017”

At Rediscovered Books

Author events are nothing unusual at Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise, but so many authors present for a single one - a dozen to use the most limiting count - was something a little different.

The event went well. Visitors to the shop were handed a "passport" and encouraged to visit each of the authors and get their signature; a discount on book purchase prices were the store's reward.

The roster of Ridenbaugh Press authors at the event was large - half of the dozen. They included (on the front row here) Randy Stapilus and Mike Blackbird, and (on the back row) Stephen Hartgen, Hal Bunderson, Rod Gramer and Martin Peterson. Former Supreme Court justice Jim Jones, whose column appears on, was there, as was congressional candidate David Leroy.

The store pronounced itself pleased with the event, and there's potential for another something like it down the road. We'll keep you posted. - rs

Idaho Briefing – November 27

This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for November 27. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at

Thanksgiving week was a relatively quiet week in Idaho, as elsewhere. And as elsewhere, Black Friday seemed to be a smaller economic factor than in recent past years, a point likely to make ripple effects through the retail economy.

A special meeting of the State Board of Land Commissioners is scheduled for Dec. 5 to vote on a final grazing rate approach and formula for endowment lands. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. in Senate Room WW55 in the Idaho Capitol, located at 700 W. Jefferson Street in Boise.

A popular community attraction – the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park – inches forward toward expansion thanks to a cooperative venture between the City of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County.

Clearwater Paper Corporation on October 19 reported financial results for the third quarter of 2017. The company reported net sales of $426.5 million for the third quarter of 2017, down 2.0% compared to net sales of $435.3 million for the third quarter of 2016.

Idaho Power will honor Idaho State University’s Holt Arena on November 20, for a major lighting upgrade that resulted in substantial energy savings.

Idaho Power Company recently completed work on the last phase of its King to Wood River 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line rebuild. The power line upgrades provide improved reliability and capacity thanks to new steel structures and larger wire.

PHOTO Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and his wife Lori (with Santa and an elf) prepare for the annual Christmas tree lighting. (Photo: Governor Otter)