Vote on your favorite Micron rumor, to be resolved this afternoon!
(a) Accept the resignation of Steve Appleton?
(b) Fire 2,000 people?
(c) Move some major operations to Thailand?
(d)Shutter the Manassas, Virginia operation?
(e)Open a theme park on the campus?
We welcome your ideas and comments. And then we'll all watch the 2:30p.m. earnings release. Come on by, we'll have chips (not wafers) and drinks.
Michael Moore's new film Sicko premiered last night at The Flicks, to good effect among Ada County Democrats, who cheered his every laugh line.
But aside from the stirring footage, the film wasn't much more than a repeated whiffle-ball bat to the head: Socialized! (whack) Medicine! (whack) Now! (whack)
The only problem is, we don't get much more than that.
The Idaho Business Review announced today that its heading back to court over the right to print legal notices.
The paper will appeal the ruling of Fourth District Court Judge Deborah Bail, who ruled in May that all public and private legal notices must be printed in a paper of general circulation, defined as the paper with the largest paid circulation.
The race for Boise City Council is down one candidate.
Shaun Stamper stopped by the BW office earlier today to announce that he is withdrawing from the race for Seat 1, currently held by Alan Shealy. Stamper said medical reasons are forcing him to leave the race.
After 18 years in Boise, the downtown location of Louie's Pizza and Italian Restaurant closed its doors for the last time Sunday night. Today, general manager Lou Mallane, son of owner and founder Louie Mallane, announced the restaurant's permanent closing effective immediately, citing the building's impending sale as the reason for the eatery's sudden closure.
Boise-based Micron Technology is reporting a $225 million loss for the company's third quarter.
The loss comes in the face of dropping prices for computer memory chips due to a glut of products on the market.
Due to this Micron CEO Steve Appleton said some job cuts are on the way, although no specific numbers were mentioned.
Memorial Services for Victor Pacania, the host of KBSU's Saturday "Private Idaho" show since 1977, will be held at Edwards Greenhouse tonight.
Pacania's friends say he asked for a simple, casual affair. So no tuxes! Guests are told to just bring a chair or a blanket and soak in the Pacania celebrations among the gardens.
Edwards Greenhouse is located off Hill Road, several blocks west of 36th Street. The official address is 4106 Sandcreek St.
The event gets underway at 7 p.m.
Now that we've gotten the official word that Larry Grant is running again for the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District, the Dem side is officially sorta crowded.
We've also heard of Rand Lewis's candidacy, and he's been nipping at the heels of any sense of Grant inevitability.
And of course, Walt Minnick has also said he's sniffing around the money and polling circles, pondering his own run.
The GOP, of course, have their man, U.S. Rep. Bill Sali, who beat Grant last year.
Or do they? We occasionally hear rumblings of a primary challenge against Sali. For now, however, he'll have a good ringside seat to the Democratic shootout.
Chief among concerns in the Treasure Valley, where Micron is the largest private employer, is what the financial loss means for jobs. We expect to have lower levels of employment, CEO Steve Appleton said during a conference call.
While he failed to elaborate on just how many jobs this will equate to, the statement confirms rampant rumors of across the board layoffs
The whitewater world is abuzz with news of the tragic death of Dean Fairburn, a river guide who died Sunday on the South Fork of the Payette River.
Observers told BW that Fairburn's raft tipped on the Staircase rapid, ejecting its passengers, but that Fairburn found himself trapped in a rapid. After watching to ensure that his clients got away safe, he shouted for help.
Rescuers apparently couldn't get him out of the water in time, and he died on scene.
The news hit some in the Channel 6 KIVI newsroom hard, and it made for some awfully compelling television this weekend.
VRT is saying the opening of Main Street Station, which will include changes to area bus services, is now scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24. The public will get its first glimpse of the new facility at an open house, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13.