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$45M substation goes up in Owyhee County — Construction Spotlight (access required)

The largest substation ever built by Idaho Power will be the terminus for electricity traveling about 1,450 miles from Boardman, Ore., to the Owyhee County site, into the Treasure Valley, and eventually into Wyoming. The $45 million Hemingway Substation, at ...

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YMCA’s $22M camp takes shape — Construction Review (access required)

Youngsters from throughout the Treasure Valley and beyond will soon have the opportunity to camp, learn and train at the YMCA’s new camping facilities near Cascade. The YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is situated on about 408 acres of camping ...

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Bird feeders, guided trips boost viewing opportunities — Focus (access required)

Birding can be as simple as hanging a few bird feeders in your backyard and waiting, binoculars and field guide in hand, for the birds to come. For backyard birding, Dick and Cheryl Lawson put out several kinds of feed, ...

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Wondrous watching: Birders make no flap about getting out to see their favorites — Focus (access required)

Dick and Cheryl Lawson’s Boise backyard bush resembles a Christmas tree, with little brown birds (“LBB”) serving as living ornaments. They’ve also served as lunch. A sharp-shinned hawk visited the Lawson’s arborvitae in early March, and the raptor treated the ...

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EKC hangs tough during ‘brutal’ downturn (access required)

From first-year business volume of $150,000 to roughly $12 million today, Ellsworth Kincaid Construction of Boise has grown – and held on – through good economic times and bad. Founded by Brian Ellsworth and Larry Kincaid in 1993, EKC “did ...

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Sealing ducts key to HVAC energy efficiency — Construction Review (access required)

No matter how efficient your existing heating and cooling systems are, you’re losing money if your air ducts leak. Sealing those leaks is the first priority in bringing a home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems into optimal efficiency, ...

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New technologies boost electrical savings — Construction Review (access required)

New ideas in lighting may cost more up-front, but impressive cuts in power usage combined with long life make them practical, as well as highly desirable. “There have been many improvements in electrical power management systems and better drives for ...

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Sales growing at Morning Owl Farm — Focus (access required)

Mary Rohlfing may have traded in mortarboards for duck eggs, but she’ll never let go of the need to teach and to learn. Rohlfing, who served Boise State University as an associate professor of communication for 12 years, switched to ...

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Insured Security creates detailed inventories (access required)

If your home or business were to burn to the ground, would you remember all the content and be reimbursed for it by your insurance company? Having a complete, detailed inventory of your possessions and documents will provide the proof ...

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