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Saint Alphonsus hospital honored (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center recently received the 2006 HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. HealthGrades, an independent health-care ratings company, gives the award to the top 5 percent of hospitals with the lowest mortality and ...

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Idacorp's quarterly earnings plummet on writeoff (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idacorp Inc. earned $7.5 million in the fourth quarter, or 18 cents per share, down by half from $14.3 million, or 37 cents per share, in 2005. A “goodwill impairment” write-off at the Idacomm communication subsidiary of ...

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Women of Year to be feted Feb. 21

The Idaho Business Review will publish its first Idaho Women of the Year magazine and host an event honoring the recipients on Feb. 21. The magazine will be inserted in the Feb. 27 edition of the Idaho Business Review. The ...

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Thredgold sees 'solid growth' for Idaho throughout 2006 (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Idaho economic performance “continues to rank with the best in the nation,” economist Jeff Thredgold says. The Zions Bank economic consultant writes in his winter economic update that “most signs suggest solid growth will remain on track” ...

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Storage-condo builder eyes two more projects (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT MSSB Enterprises LLC plans to complete the 89-unit first phase of its StorageCondos project at the end of March on Gekeler Lane south of Federal Way, Boise. Ron Ramza, vice president of business development, said a second ...

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BCC markets site in downtown Vancouver, Wash. (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Boise Cascade Co. has put its waterfront paper mill site in downtown Vancouver, Wash., up for sale. BCC views the property as “non-strategic” and as providing an opportunity “to free up some cash to invest in other ...

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Six Idaho stores unaffected in OfficeMax closings (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT OfficeMax Inc. will not close any of its six Idaho stores as the company reorganizes itself to attempt to improve its performance. The Itasca, Ill.-based retailer has announced plans to close 110 underperforming U.S. stores. Last week ...

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Industrial condos slated for complex in SW Boise (access required)

Editor’s note: Due to a technical error, this story was published in the Jan. 30 IBR without a headline. IBR STAFF REPORT Industrial condos represent a fairly new concept for the Boise market, but “a couple others are on-line and ...

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Oroweat to move to Boeing St., expand (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Bread distributor Oroweat Foods of Boise plans to move to a larger warehouse. The move from Allumbaugh Street in west Boise to a 46,000-square-foot building on Boeing Street in east Boise will include Alpicella Bakery. Robert Perata ...

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St. Mary's Crossing space goes to mortgage, law firms (access required)

IBR STAFF REPORT Mortgage and law firms recently acquired space in the new St. Mary’s Crossing office condominium project on State Street in Boise. Prime Equity Mortgage Group acquired a 3,200-square-foot building on the 3-acre site, at the southeast corner ...

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