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No bottom yet, ULI panel says (access required)

There was a quiz at the end of a real estate forum in Boise this morning. It had only one question: Have we seen the bottom of the market? Correct answer: No. The outlook for 2010 is “mostly doom and ...

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Idahoans may receive refunds as part of Vonage settlement (access required)

Idahoans who experienced difficulties cancelling their Vonage Voice over Internet Protocol service may be eligible for refunds as part of a $3 million multistate settlement, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. The settlement requires Vonage to make significant changes to its ...

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Bids (access required)

Valley Family Health Care building additions, New Plymouth and Payette. Bids to GJZ Architects. Date to be announced. Add 1,285 square feet to building in Payette, 1,155 square feet to building in New Plymouth. Sewer manhole retrofits, 2010, Meridian. Bids ...

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Muggsy’s owners plan bistro in former Chef Lou’s space downtown (access required)

Mike McGuinness recently purchased the assets of Chef Lou’s at 8th Street, which closed in June at 409 S. 8th St. in downtown Boise’s BoDo development. Mike and Gabriela McGuinness aim to open 8th Street Bistro by Christmas in the ...

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Earthmoving technologies move toward automation (access required)

With technology that is getting better every day, excavators can leave more and more of grading work up to computers. Contractors can input design specifications to earthmoving machines, and using either global positioning systems or lasers, control the grade to ...

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New Boise V.C. firm targets clean-tech (access required)

A new venture capital firm in Boise is aiming to invest in clean-tech startups. Helmed by semiconductor industry veteran Eric Hansen, August Ventures’ stated strategy is to target early-stage firms in the renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and advanced ...

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Boise Cascade states demand still weak (access required)

Boise Cascade Holdings saw a third-quarter profit on its investment in Boise Inc.,  but reports results still down by continued declines in the home construction sector. The wholesale distributor and engineer of building products also said it expects demand "to ...

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Boise State, U of I compete on the football field, collaborate in the research lab (access required)

According to Boise State University President Bob Kustra, the days are long gone when it was viable for Idaho’s institutions of higher education to fight each other tooth-and-nail for research funding. “From a university standpoint, we absolutely must collaborate out ...

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