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Four Ada County fire departments will now collect impact fees (access required)

photo of the Ada County Commissioners at a public heariing on Dec. 18, 2019

The Ada County Commissioners unanimously approved new impact fees after a public hearing on Dec. 18 to help fund capital improvements for the Eagle Fire District, Kuna Rural Fire District, Northern Ada County Fire and Rescue District, and Star Rural ...

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Demolition begins on former Mercy Medical Center in Nampa

photo of the beginning of the demolition of the old Mercy Medical Center in Nampa

Demolition of the former Mercy Medical Center on 12th Avenue in Nampa is underway. The work began on Dec. 16 at the facility, which has been vacant since Saint Alphonsus opened its new Nampa medical center on Garrity Boulevard in July ...

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Saint Alphonsus opens new vascular clinic (access required)

Graham Donald, MD, cuts the ribbon on the new vascular and endovascular clinic at the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center reopened its vascular and endovascular clinic last week, moving it into a new facility in the Hartman Building on the health care provider’s Boise campus. The new clinic space at 1075 N Curtis Road has 4,945 ...

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Walmart expands customer options and VR training throughout Idaho (access required)

photo of Walmart's new 16-foot tall pick-up tower

Walmart has expanded virtual reality training to “every store in Idaho,” one of a number of changes underway at the major retailer, according to a company spokeswoman. VR arrived at the Boise Walmart on Academy in April 2017. Through December ...

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Boise City Council approves Voyager subdivision appeal (access required)

Oblique aerial photo of the site of the future Voyager subdivision.

The Boise City Council approved the appeal of a rezoning request for the future Voyager subdivision on Five Mile Road during their Dec. 10 meeting. The Planning & Zoning Commission voted on Oct. 14 not to recommend a rezone from ...

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Boise City Council denies Eyrie Terraces appeal (access required)

Photo of attorney Deborah Nelson appealing the Eyrie Terraces permit denial at the Boise City Council meeting.

The Boise City Council denied an appeal on Dec. 10 for a hillside development permit for the Eyrie Terraces subdivision, a project that generated numerous public comments in opposition. The Planning & Zoning Commission rejected the permit and accompanying preliminary ...

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Keto-friendly retail grows in Treasure Valley (access required)

Donuts from The Fit Donut in Meridian

Despite the popularity of the paleo diet and keto-friendly foods, businesses that cater to this market segment are still scarce. While Boise’s Killer Creamery has placed its keto-friendly ice cream on grocery store shelves, two other young businesses are now ...

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Boise is the top housing market for 2020

The online version of this article was updated on Dec. 12 to clarify the relationship between Realtor.com, the National Association of Realtors and Move Inc. Boise has grabbed the No. 1 spot as the hottest residential housing market in the ...

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Idaho AGC announces awards and officers (access required)

Tracy and Margaret Hopkins were the joint recipients of the Idaho AGC Associate of the Year award. Left to right: Idaho AGC CEO Wayne Hammon, 2019 chapter president Zach Higgins and Tracy Hopkins.

The Idaho chapter of the Associated General Contractors held their annual meeting and year-end gala on Dec. 5 in Boise. The annual meeting marked the turnover of the chapter’s officers. It also included reports from its CEO, treasurer and lobbyists. ...

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