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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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Micron net rises in fiscal 1st qtr. (access required)

IBR Staff Report Micron Technology Inc. reported net income of $154.9 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 2, up from $93.5 million in the previous quarter and $1.1 million a year ago. ...

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Senior complex planned N. of Ustick in Meridian (access required)

IBR Staff Report A senior residential complex with units for assisted living and independent living is planned near the Cedar Springs subdivision in north Meridian. Bruce Murdoch and Jerry Fowler plan Cedar Springs Place at the southwest corner of Meridian ...

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Robnett's Eagle project draws HVAC, accounting firms (access required)

IBR Staff Report Robnett Construction ex-pects to complete office-warehouse buildings of 12,000 and 6,000 square feet in early March at the southwest corner of Idaho 44 and McGrath Road in Eagle. Robnett plans to move its office to the site ...

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Cedar Springs senior complex planned in Meridian (access required)

IBR Staff Report A senior residential complex with units for assisted living and independent living is planned near the Cedar Springs subdivision in north Meridian. Bruce Murdoch and Jerry Fowler plan Cedar Springs Place at the southwest corner of Meridian ...

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Professional offices set for State Street in Eagle (access required)

IBR Staff Report A professional office complex is slated on 5.5 acres at the northeast corner of State Street and the planned Hill Road Extension in Eagle. Plans for Hill Creek Business Park call for nine or 10 buildings, depending ...

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3.5 million shares of IDA offered (access required)

IBR Staff Report Idacorp Inc., parent of Idaho Power Co., made a public offering of 3.5 million shares of its common stock last week, through underwriters. Idacorp (NYSE:IDA) also said it would grant underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up ...

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Ennis takes on ex-Bella Fina Meridian store (access required)

IBR Staff Report The Thomasville Home Furnishings store that Ennis Fine Furniture plans in Meridian represents an expansion for the Boise-based Ennis chain. Ennis has leased the former Bella Fina building in Central Valley Corporate Park (IBR, 11-22-04). The 14,000-square-foot ...

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