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Sockeye Brewery to open new Boise location (access required)

The home for the new Sockeye Brewery location, just off the intersection of Hill and 36th Street in Boise.

As part of its 25th birthday bash, Sockeye Brewery of Boise announced on June 23 that it would establish a second location in northwest Boise, in the retail space formerly occupied by the 36th Street Garden Center & Bistro. The ...

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Idaho’s hottest real estate market is Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Real estate market hotness rankings from for the Boise and Coeur d'Alene metros.

For over a year, Coeur d’Alene has outperformed Boise as a real estate market, based on the hotness index. Using the most recent data available, from March 2021, Coeur d’Alene was one of the 20 hottest real estate markets ...

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Vaccination hesitancy in Howe second-worst in nation (access required)

Map showing the 83244 zip code, covering Howe and the Little Lost River Valley.

New survey data identified part of Butte County as having the second-highest COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in the United States. The area in question is the 83244 zip code, which covers the unincorporated community of Howe and the upper Little Lost ...

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EXPO Idaho panel tells Ada Co.: “You can have it all” (access required)

Horse stalls for the defunct Les Bois Race Track at Expo Idaho

For the future of EXPO Idaho, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) told Ada County to “think big,” include all the uses it wanted and devote time and effort up front to adequately plan both strategically and financially. The ULI experts ...

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Lost Rivers finds $409,000 in bond savings (access required)

photo of lost rivers medical center

Brad Huerta may have been the happiest man in Idaho when he got off the phone with the Idaho Bond Banking Authority (IBBA). Huerta, CEO of the Lost Rivers Medical Center (LRMC) in Arco, finalized refinancing the hospital’s bonded debt ...

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Perpetua Resources listed on Russell 3000, Microcap indices (access required)

The legacy tailings in the Meadow Creek Valley at the Stibnite mine site, which will be removed and processed to make room for the engineered and lined tailings storage facility.

FTSE Russell released the final reconstitution of the Russell 3000 and Russell Microcap indices on June 25. Perpetua Resources, headquartered in Boise, was added to both indices. The inclusion into the Russell 3000 was not too much of a surprise ...

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Preliminary EXPO Idaho survey results: Keep the fair (access required)

Expo Idaho south entrance sign

Ada County announced preliminary results from its public survey about the fate of EXPO Idaho on June 23, reporting that most of the respondents to date would like to keep the Western Idaho Fair at its current location. In addition, ...

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Mountain Home announces downtown redevelopment (access required)

Artist's rendering of the winning proposed urban renewal project for the HUD Building in downtown Mountain Home. Image courtesy of the City of Mountain Home.

The Mountain Home Urban Renewal Agency (MHURA) accepted a proposal at its June meeting from Weitz and Company of Boise for the Hub Building in the city’s historic downtown district. What is the Hub Building? The Hub Building is at ...

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Top Idaho pandemic destination was Meridian (access required)

Across these six Idaho cities, the rate of moves into them increased in each one from 2019 to 2020. So while Pocatelllo, Idaho Falls and Lewiston still had more people moving out than in 2020, those rates were much smaller than in the year before. In every Idaho city, we saw more people move in than in 2019, which seems to be a direct impact of COVID: Cheaper cities with easy access to nature became much more attractive while people were working from home.

Because the Boise area is a frequent location mentioned by moving studies, it should be no surprise that yet still another of these recently featured the Treasure Valley. A collaborative piece of research by two companies —, which brokers ...

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Saltzer opens Meridian surgery center (access required)

One of the surgery suites at the Saltzer Health surgery center at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.

Saltzer Health opened its new surgery center on June 16 at its Ten Mile Medical Campus in Meridian, at 875 S. Vanguard Way, just off the Ten Mile Road interchange on I-84. Saltzer opened its four-story building at Ten Mile ...

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