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Boise storage building company announces expansion

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As residential populations are growing and construction projects are on the rise, a Boise-based building company specializing in steel self-storage facilities is expanding to keep up. Forge Building Company has announced it is planning to construct 10 projects (totaling over ...

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Stakeholders to fund $7 million Boise aquatics facility (access required)

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Aquatics stakeholders are planning to fund a new pool facility in Boise for public and competitive use. Idaho Competitive Aquatics, the Greater Boise Aquatics Foundation and The Greater Boise Auditorium District have currently secured about $7 million for an indoor, ...

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Valley County offers cuisine seekers a gamut of dining options (access required)

The picturesque views of colorful mountains, pristine lakes and wildlife sightings are alone worth the two (plus)-hour drive out of the Boise metro area into Valley County, but a collection of seven smallish cities will attract more than outdoor recreation ...

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COLE Architects merges with Bend-based firm (access required)

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Boise-based firm COLE Architects has announced a merger with DKA Architecture and Design, a move that will bring the total number of employees to nearly 20 and increase combined business capabilities. Both locations will retain their existing personnel and will ...

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Don’t get sheepish: U of I researcher to lead genome project (access required)

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A new research project could help Idaho sheep farmers breed and raise the most genetically efficient sheep for various markets. By trying to identify genetic indicators in DNA that control breeding, milking, wool production, climate adaptivity, disease resistance and other ...

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Course graduates formerly incarcerated Idahoans (access required)

After eight weeks of classes, Maria Calderon, of Caldwell, feels she is well on her way to starting her own cosmetology business. Calderon said she learned a lot through the Inmates to Entrepreneurs course — growing a business through revenue, ...

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Blue Cross of Idaho CEO shares personal inspiration (access required)

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“I can’t really tell you about our patients, or members, but let me talk about Medicare patients,” said Charlene Maher as she walked across the lit-up stage. “Ruth, at 47 years old, found out she’s going to be a grandmother ...

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Foodservice companies form alliance to leverage services (access required)

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It’s the first of its kind, and food product manufacturers are hoping the Foodservice Brands Alliance will lead to more innovation in the industry. “What keeps me up at night is the prospect of becoming irrelevant,” said Craig Gentry, vice ...

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SEL breaks ground for Moscow manufacturing plant (access required)

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ (SEL) presence just got larger in Idaho, with ground broken June 2 in Moscow for a 140,000-square-foot circuit board manufacturing facility. “It was a great turnåaout and a happy occasion,” described Ed Schweitzer, president, founder and chief ...

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Idaho Job Corps intends to ‘get back on track’ (access required)

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Idaho Job Corps is trying a few new things this year — offering a new state program for youth education and workforce development before, during and after a global pandemic. Just this May the state program graduated its first cohort ...

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