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Author Archives: Ryan Lowery

History, hikes, gardens and ghosts at the Old Idaho Penitentiary  (access required)

It’s generally a good idea to avoid spending any amount of time in a penitentiary, but the Old Idaho Penitentiary is different. With a wide variety of activities, and something for every member of the family, you’re sure to enjoy ...

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Cradlepoint unveils second-generation 5G product portfolio  (access required)

Boise Plaza logo on building on corner of 11th and Jefferson in downtown Boise

Newly-acquired (by Ericsson) telecom equipment company makes a big splash in 2021  Boise-based Cradlepoint, which was acquired by Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson late last year in a cash deal worth about $1.1 billion, has been busy expanding Ericsson’s reach into ...

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Vacasa goes public at $4.5 billion in valuation (access required)

Vacation rental management company partners with TPG Pace Solutions (in SPAC deal), Marriott and Meyer Vacation Rentals Vacasa LLC, a vacation rental management company headquartered in Boise and Portland, produces technology intended to help property owners rent and maintain vacation ...

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Stukent to add jobs with private equity investment  (access required)

Education technology company Stukent, based out of Idaho Falls, has received an investment from Tritium Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Utah and Texas, to grow its resources. Stukent founder and CEO Stuart Draper said he could not disclose the amount ...

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New Fish and Game headquarters finishes ahead of schedule  (access required)

Construction on the new headquarters for the Idaho Fish and Game Department is nearly complete, and the building should be occupied by the end of the year, ahead of schedule. “We’re going to start moving people in in November, and ...

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Chobani launches sustainable yogurt packaging   (access required)

Chobani is replacing plastic cups with a new paper cup composed of 80% paperboard with a thin plastic lining. The new packaging will be used for its oat flavor yogurt, but could be expanded to other products in the future.  ...

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Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest (access required)

Nampa-based Valley Wide Cooperative Inc. is expanding through a merger with a Washington state co-op. The merger brings together agronomy, energy and farm supply co-op Valley Wide and Ag Link Inc., a co-op retailer that sells fertilizer, crop nutrients and ...

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University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program  (access required)

As the threat of ransomware and other internet attacks increases nationwide, the University of Idaho (U of I) has added a cybersecurity master’s degree program to its computer science (CS) offerings. The master’s program builds on U of I’s existing ...

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Changes made during pandemic influence hospital design (access required)

As we emerge from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, one sentiment persists: We’re entering a “new normal” that will lead to changes in our daily lives, including the design and development of hospitals and medical facilities. In the wake ...

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