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Hunting guides at Mackay Bar Ranch on the Salmon River in central Idaho. The ranch, which is reachable only by plane or jet boat, offers fishing and hunting and corporate and family retreats, and sees visitors from around the U.S., said co-owner Joni Dewey. Photo by Jared Wingfield and courtesy of Mackay Bar Ranch.

Just a few decades ago, most people knew what the storied western lifestyle looked like. TV programs like Gunsmoke contained all the ingredients of the typical western, such as horses, cowboys, wide-open spaces, and nights around the campfire. Thanks to ...

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Hospitality management programs evolve to embrace technology (access required)

Students in Lewis-Clark State College's hospitality management program.

Hospitality management educational programs are becoming more professional, and technology is the reason. Hospitality has traditionally been thought of as an entry-level job. “The interesting thing about hospitality, unlike nursing, is that you don’t need a degree,” said Angie White, ...

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For Idaho, the Year of the Hotel

A group waits for a shuttle in the lobby of the Inn at 500 Capitol June 10, 2017 in Boise. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

At least 32 hotels are under construction, recently opened or pending construction in nearly every sizable population center in Idaho. Hotels are in the works in the Treasure Valley, in Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Three are underway in ...

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Low vacancy rate shows high demand for multifamily housing in Twin Falls (access required)

Downtown Twin Falls. There are few new multifamily housing developments underway in Twin Falls, even though the city is growing rapidly with the success of its food processing industry. Photo courtesy of the city of Twin Falls.

If you’re looking for an apartment in Twin Falls, good luck. There aren’t many vacancies and few new developments are being built. But that may be changing. “The vacancy rate for multifamily housing is extremely low,” said Josh Palmer, public ...

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Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Post Falls see demand for multifamily housing (access required)

The Lake Apartments are a 43-unit apartment project designed by Tom Wilson of Momentum Architecture, and the builder is Glenn Construction. Drawing courtesy of the city of Coeur d’Alene.

While much of the attention toward Idaho’s growth is focused on the Treasure Valley, business is booming in northern Idaho as well, with the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, and Sandpoint reporting increased demand for multifamily housing. Some of ...

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