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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

Sun Valley airport to close again as construction progresses (access required)

Hailey’s Friedman Memorial Airport will close from April 26 to May 19 as part of a $34 million renovation that should be completed later this year. The renovations are primarily funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and will improve safety, ...

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Investors organizing in Wood River Valley (access required)

WinUru, a Wood River Valley technology startup that combines online shopping and online games, will soon close on an angel investment round of approximately $750,000. Much of that money came from a new group of Idaho investors, the Sun Valley ...

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Flat tax, gas tax hike fee moves forward (access required)

An Idaho House Committee approved a wide-ranging tax plan that flattens the state’s income tax and raises money to fix state roads. Critics say it would raise the tax bill for most Idahoans. The plan comes in the waning days ...

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Powderhaus Brewing plans to open off Chinden by July 4 (access required)

Construction on Powderhaus Brewing’s new 7,500-square-foot production brewery and tasting room will be completed later this year, with co-owner Lisa Schmidt planning to open the brewery by July 4. Schmidt said Powderhaus is building a new brewery because the right ...

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Utah Jazz buy minor league Stampede basketball team (access required)

The Utah Jazz have bought the Idaho Stampede from a group of local investors, ending the 18-year run of local ownership of the minor league basketball team. The Jazz become the eighth NBA team to buy a minor league franchise, ...

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County Line Brewing opening in former Kilted Dragon space (access required)

County Line Brewing will open March 28 in a 3,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by Kilted Dragon Brewing, which closed last year. The two breweries first considered sharing the space and equipment, but now County Line will fully occupy the space ...

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Threshold for business property tax breaks could drop further (access required)

The Idaho Department of Commerce wants to lower the floor for property tax exemptions for business expansion projects. The current $3 million requirement for capital investment would be dropped to $500,000 under a plan the Commerce introduced in the House ...

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Alaska CEO announces Spokane flight (access required)

The Seattle-based Alaska Airlines will start flying directly between Boise and Spokane in August, with two flights per day. That route is currently served by Southwest Airlines, with Alaska also flying to Lewiston. Alaska’s flights, operated by Horizon Air, will ...

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Apartment building planned for Fifth and Idaho (access required)

A group of local partners plans to build an  84-bedroom apartment building on the northeast corner of Fifth and Idaho streets, an approximately $11 million project that would replace the vacant Gibson Funeral Home and a surface parking lot. Clay ...

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