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Author Archives: Philip Janquart

Big Al’s is putting big plans in motion in Meridian (access required)

The Treasure Valley has bowling, sports pubs and arcades aplenty. Now Big Al’s is putting the three together at the busiest intersection in Idaho. Big Al’s is one of 12 anchor tenants planned for the 1.2 million square-foot Meridian Town ...

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A new lease on life for the Eagle Hotel (access required)

The old Eagle Hotel is undergoing the biggest makeover it has seen since it was built in 1906. The latest tenants to occupy the gray, poured concrete-block building – a barbershop and beauty salon – moved out several months ago. ...

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Preparing for an earthquake (access required)

Idaho’s largest recorded earthquake was more a warning than a widespread disaster. In October 1983, the magnitude 7.3 Borah Peak rattler shook Central Idaho’s Lost River Range from 10 miles below ground level. Its aftershocks were felt 120 miles southwest ...

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Caldwell specialist restores famed WWII plane (access required)

It may not be apparent to the thousands of drivers zipping by the Caldwell Industrial Airport every day, but inside a hangar near I-84, a Caldwell man is at work restoring a storied P-47 fighter plane that went down over ...

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Idaho filmmakers pursue incentives for their industry (access required)

Idaho lawmakers are traditionally reluctant to offer incentives to any industry, but Idaho filmmakers are pushing hard for them this year, saying they could reap huge rewards for the state. “It takes money to make money,” said Coeur d’Alene resident ...

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Kuna Boys & Girls Club nearer to starting construction (access required)

Attorneys Janis Dotson and Gary Allen are inching closer to a land donation deal between the City of Kuna and developer Ralph Mellin. Mellin has donated a 3.2-acre parcel of land to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County ...

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Warhawk Air Museum relies on history, variety to keep visitors coming (access required)

Sue Paul remembers a time when she actually earned a salary, developing a small international division for her family’s manufacturing company, Morse Starrett Products Co. When Sue and her husband John weren’t busy selling wire rope cutters, they were working ...

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Group seeks support for Central Valley Expressway (access required)

A group called Central Valley Expressway Coalition is advocating for a planned 6.5-mile, four-lane freeway connecting Highway 16 with I-84. Bids for the first phase of the project, which extends 2.5 miles over the Boise River to Highway 20/26, are ...

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