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Buildings on State up for auction (access required)

IBR Staff Report A former Eddy’s Bakery building on State Street west of Glenwood Street, and an adjacent building that previously housed Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant, are to be sold at auction. ArmstrongAuctions.com plans to hold a public auction for ...

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Urban Land group gets grant for infill study (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Urban Land Institute has issued a $20,000 grant to ULI Idaho to team with Idaho Smart Growth to study how infill development impacts surrounding neighborhoods. The institute selected its Idaho chapter for one of six grants ...

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St. Luke's to charge Ada employees for parking (access required)

IBR Staff Report St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center wants to charge its Ada County employees for parking. Money collected would fund maintenance of all St. Luke’s parking facilities in the county, including the $11 million Warm Springs Garage that St. ...

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Idacomm takes over Velocitus (access required)

IBR Staff Report Velocitus Inc., an Internet service provider and a subsidiary of Idacorp, planned to transfer all assets, liabilities and employees to another Idacorp subsidiary, Idacomm Inc., as of Jan. 1. In a Dec. 20 letter to suppliers, Idacomm ...

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PUC rules in irrigation-revenue case (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has authorized Idaho Power to recover $11.58 million in lost revenue from customers in irrigation load-reduction program, and $1.9 million in carrying charges. Rates won’t rise immediately, as the total will be ...

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Business, tech show slated for Jan. 26-27 (access required)

IBR Staff Report Two days of trade show exhibits and seminars, many with a technology theme, are scheduled this month at the Boise Centre on the Grove. The Idaho Business League has set its annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo ...

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Regence to expand HQ rather than build new facility (access required)

IBR Staff Report Regence BlueShield of Idaho will expand its Lewiston headquarters instead of building a new facility, the health insurer announced in mid-December. Regence previously intended to build a 55,000-square-foot operations center in the Nez Perce Terrace complex, in ...

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Simplots donate home as governor's mansion (access required)

IBR Staff Report J.R. and Esther Simplot plan to donate their Boise hilltop home to the state for use as the official governor’s residence. The three-story home of 7,370 square feet off Bogus Basin Road and the surrounding 36 acres ...

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United Water wants 21.4 percent rate hike (access required)

IBR Staff Report United Water Idaho seeks Public Utilities Commission approval of a 21.46 percent overall rate increase that would raise more than $6.7 million. Residential rates would increase by 22.35 percent – a typical residential customer would pay about ...

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EDS adding hundreds of Boise jobs (access required)

IBR Staff Report Electronic Data Systems Corp. last week announced plans to add 350 to 400 employees at its Boise Contact Center, to service a Department of the Navy networking contract. EDS “will launch a major recruitment effort to add ...

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