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ZoomCare returns to Boise with new clinic (access required)

The Boise ZOOM+Care clinic opened on July 7 on South Broadway.

When the ZoomCare network of on-demand clinics announced its reentry to the Treasure Valley market last year, announcing it would open two new clinics, the business did not drag its feet. The Meridian clinic opened in February and the Boise ...

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The seven-year itch: Idaho highway planning (access required)

The recently completed overpass on Idaho Highway 41.

The Idaho Transportation Department unveiled a document on July 1 outlining the next seven years of proposed state transportation projects, which will be funded by both federal highway money and more than $1.6 billion in Idaho-backed bonds. ITD also requested ...

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Grocery Outlet opens 400th store in Hailey (access required)

The grand opening of the Grocery Outlet store in Hailey on June 24.

Grocery Outlet, a well-known food price discounter, opened its 400th store on June 24 at 615 N. Main St. in Hailey. The new location is also the chain’s ninth store in Idaho. The next nearest location is in Twin Falls. ...

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Delta strain spreads, vaccination correlates to income (access required)

Idaho vaccination rate (all doses) through July 1, 2021, plotted versus per capita income (2019) by county.

As of July 5, four cases of the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed in Idaho. The highly contagious Delta strain is now rapidly spreading in the United States. It is not too late to receive a ...

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PetIQ debuts new headquarters in Eagle (access required)

The new corporate headquarters of PetIQ in Eagle.

Since it was founded a decade ago, PetIQ has become one of Idaho’s business success stories. In keeping with its growth curve, the pet supply and services firm cut the ribbon on a new corporate headquarters building in Eagle on ...

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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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