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ITD will build a T-intersection at free-running curve into New Plymouth (access required)

The free-running curve at State Route 72 and U.S. 30 in New Plymouth will be replaced with a T-intersection. Photo courtesy of Idaho Transportation Department.

Drivers headed west into New Plymouth from State Route 72 will no longer encounter a free-running curve without a stop sign to get onto U.S. 30. The Idaho Transportation Department will replace the existing configuration with a T-intersection. Construction will ...

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Slower growth in craft brewing leads to hops surplus

A worker harvests hops at Gooding Farms, between Parma and Wilder. File photo courtesy of Gooding Farms.

Slowing growth in the craft brewing industry has contributed to a greater stockpile of hops in the Yakima Valley, which grows the vast majority of that key ingredient in beer. As of Sept. 1, growers, suppliers and brewers had an ...

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Idaho construction pros applaud Top Projects

The Idaho Top Projects event was held at The Riverside Hotel on Sept. 21. About 200 industry professionals attended to honor the top construction projects in Idaho. Photo by Pete Grady.

A couple of hundred industry professionals, including owners, developers, contractors, engineers, architects and more attended IBR’s salute to 2016 construction projects at the Idaho Top Projects awards event Sept. 21 at the Riverside Hotel. The event was the 13th year ...

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Ronda Conger honored with 2017 Women in Construction award

Ronda Conger of CBH Homes honored with 2017 Women in Construction award. Photo courtesy of CBH Homes.

Constructech Magazine has honored Idaho business leader Ronda Conger with its 2017 Women in Construction award. Conger oversees day-to-day operations, marketing, sales, and community relations for CBH Homes. CBH Homes said that 65 percent of its employees are female.  

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City of McCall adds economic development department (access required)

A view of Payette Lake in McCall. File photo

The city of McCall will expand its community development department Oct. 1 to formally include economic development. “It better reflects some of the work we are already doing,” said Michelle Groenevelt, McCall’s community development director. “We will be more intentional ...

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Chambers of commerce play a workforce role (access required)

A utility worker in McCall.

To ensure a ready workforce, especially in times of expansion or relocation, one of the greatest assets to the business community is the local chamber of commerce. The chamber helps facilitate connections between businesses and local educational institutions to make ...

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ICOM seeks to build ‘medical school of the future’

Construction on the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian in mid-September.  Photo by Patrick Sweeney

Construction of what is intended to be Idaho’s first medical school is on budget and three weeks ahead of schedule, now with a planned completion data of sometime in May 2018. “It could not be going better,” said Robert Hasty, ...

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