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Blackfoot to issue RFP for million pound bridge (access required)

The West Bridge Street Bridge in Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT – The City of Blackfoot will issue a request for proposal in mid-January for the preliminary engineering design to replace the West Bridge Street Bridge over the Snake River. The current bridge is a steel truss structure built in 1936. ...

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Idaho wine has a $209.6 million impact (access required)

Idaho wines are a big – and booming – business, according to new figures from the Idaho Wine Commission. According to a study released  on Dec. 17., the wine industry contributed $206.9 million in economic impact to the state through 2018, ...

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2019 a year of retail closures (access required)

The retail sector faced a string of chain store closures in 2019 across the nation with more than 9,000 brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors during the year, according to market research firm coresight.com. Almost half of the store closures sold ...

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Meridian Chamber names new CEO

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce has named Sean Evans, former Idaho Business Review publisher, as its new CEO. Evans will assume the leadership role at the chamber on Jan. 2, 2020. He brings over 25 years of experience in organizational ...

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Idaho Falls stockyards close after 86 years

1950s aerial photo of the Idaho Falls Stockyard

IDAHO FALLS — The final gavel has come down at the Idaho Falls stockyard. After 86 years of operation, the iconic business along the Union Pacific tracks held its last livestock auction on Dec. 18. The eight-acre parcel is in the old commercial ...

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Boise acquires 2.6 acres of open space

The view of the open space parcel along Hill Road. Photo courtesy of Boise Parks and Recreation.

The City of Boise announced the purchase of approximately 2.6 acres of open space on Dec. 23 and will engage in “a robust public outreach effort to get feedback on opportunities for the site, which could include agricultural components for ...

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Ada County selling Barber Dam (access required)

The Ada County Commissioners voted unanimously on Dec. 23 to auction off the historic and still-operating Barber Dam. The county took possession of the dam and its attached power plant in 1977. The owner at the time failed to pay ...

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Meridian approves new comprehensive plan (access required)

Mayor Tammy de Weerd presided over her last Meridian city council meeting on Dec. 17, where the city's new comprehensive plan was approved.

The Meridian City Council approved a new comprehensive plan on Dec. 17, minus a controversial clause over the transition from rural neighborhoods to areas of higher housing density. The excluded clause involved minimum lot sizes in a rural-transition policy that ...

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Major dairy supplier to build facility in Jerome

photo of Welcome to Jerome sign

JEROME – Nelson–Jameson Inc. announced on Dec. 16 that it will build a 29,000-square-foot distribution facility on the south side of Jerome. The company recently purchased 19 acres of land in the Northside subdivision for the new distribution center, with room ...

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St. Luke’s celebrates construction milestone (access required)

Photo of the placement of the last beam on the frame of the St. Luke's Medical Center's new shipping and receiving building in Boise.

Employees of Boise’s St. Luke’s Medical Center and Layton Construction paused on Dec. 17 for the ceremonial placement of the last beam on the frame of the hospital’s new shipping and receiving facility in downtown Boise. Placing the last beam ...

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