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Morning News: Mining Company Gets Infusion Of Cash For Idaho Exploration, Southwest Idaho Car Sales Trend Up

Canyon County housing market pushes demand, prices up | Idaho Press-Tribune Market conditions are aligning for buyers, Harvey said. Interest rates are low — around 3.75 to 4 percent — loans are available, homes are affordable, and consumers are starting to feel more confident about the economy. (

Firm to invest $18 million in Owyhee County mine | AP A private equity firm has decided to invest $18 million in an Idaho mining company looking to expand its operation in Owyhee County. Thunder Mountain Gold President Eric Jones said Thursday the cash infusion will enable his company to explore a potentially rich silver reserve in the South Mountain Mine near Idaho’s border with Oregon. (

Southwest Idaho car sales up 12 percent | Southwest Idaho car dealers sold 1,435 new vehicles in March, up 12 percent from March 2011 and up 45 percent from the beginning of this year. Local dealers have sold more than 1,000 new cars per month for 12 of the last 13 months, the longest such streak since the prerecession days of 2007. (

City Official: Kohl’s Coming to Twin Falls | Times-News A Kohl’s department store is slotted to be one of the tenants of a planned shopping center along the south rim of the Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls Community Development Director Mitch Humble said Thursday. (


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