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Wheat Commission building sprouts rental space (access required)

Artist's rendering of the new Idaho Wheat Commission Building at 821 State Street in downtown Boise. Image courtesy of the Idaho Wheat Commission.

Boise commercial real estate listings rarely get better than this: downtown retail and office space for lease, two blocks from the Capitol with an unobstructed view of the statehouse dome. The sweet spot is that there is parking. The catch is ...

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Federal Reserve Bank to sell Idaho bond holdings (access required)

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Now that financial markets have mostly recovered from the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank announced on June 2 that it will now sell its stash of corporate bonds in timed increments through the rest of 2021. ...

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Daher’s Kodiak airplane takes flight in Sandpoint (access required)

The Kodiak 100, built in Sandpoint. Courtesy of the Kodiak Aircraft Company.

The Daher presentation at this year’s I-90 Corridor Aerospace Conference really took off to make the point that there’s a great short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft being manufactured in Sandpoint. The single-engine Kodiak 100 can seat up to 10, ...

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Which Idaho companies were named to the Fortune 500? (access required)

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The king of all business rankings, the venerable Fortune 500 list, was updated for 2021 on June 2. Three Idaho companies made the list: Albertsons, Boise Cascade and Micron Technology Inc. This is the 67th year that Fortune has issued ...

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Voith Hydro hired for contentious Cat Creek project (access required)

The proposed locations of the Cat Creek Reservoir and Solar/Wind Farm project to the east and southeast of S Bar Ranch and the Anderson Ranch Dam. View is looking east.

The controversial Cat Creek Energy and Water LLC (CCEW) hydroelectric project in Elmore County took a step forward recently while its opponents continue to try to push it several steps back. On May 25, the appeal of the lawsuit aimed to ...

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Anderson Ranch Dam expansion project takes next steps (access required)

Anderson Ranch Dam

Getting federal funding for a dam project isn’t usually viewed as a problem, unless that money needs to be spent before a project is ready to roll. This is what happened with the Anderson Ranch Dam expansion after Congress allocated ...

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Public survey asks, ‘What should we do with Expo Idaho?’ (access required)

The stands at the defunct Les Boise Race Track at Expo Idaho. Photo by Catie Clark.

Ada County wants to know what the public thinks about the fate of the Expo Idaho site. To do that, the county commissioners have posted a new survey on the splash page of the county’s website. The survey asks a ...

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COVID-19 causes liquid waste cleanup delays at INL (access required)

The current IWTU project timeline presented during the LINE Commission meeting.

COVID-19 introduced months of delay for the treatment of stored liquid wastes left over from processing spent nuclear fuels at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The delay was discussed at the most recent meeting of the Leadership in Nuclear Energy ...

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Boardwalk riverfront mixed-use project coming to Garden City (access required)

Artist's rendering of the Broadway mixed-use project in Garden City with frontage along the greenbelt.

The Boardwalk, a riverfront luxury apartment and retail project, is coming to the greenbelt in Garden City. The project developer, Vida Properties of Boise, broke ground today, with Garden City Mayor John Evans being one of the shovel-wielders. “This is ...

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Kootenai County wake law repeal makes waves (access required)

The Willow, a 1929 Chris-Craft. recently restored by wooden boatwright firm Coeur Custom, part of Hagadone Marine.

In a 2-1 vote, the Kootenai County Commissioners repealed the year-old 150-foot excessive wake rule for three waterways on May 24. In a packed room, over 80 citizens attended a public hearing on the fate of Kootenai resolution 2020-38, while ...

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