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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Boise Airport wins a SkyWest Airlines maintenance center (access required)

SkyWest Airlines is opening a maintenance facility at Boise Airport that will create 50 jobs in 2015 and as many as 100 jobs in coming years. SkyWest does not fly out of Boise under its own name, but operates flights ...

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University of Idaho to build new house for college president (access required)

The University of Idaho is building a new residence for college presidents to replace a nearly 50-year-old building that was constructed with no separation between living space and public space. The university has budgeted $1.9 million for the project, but ...

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Terry Reilly is building a new health clinic in Nampa (access required)

A new era will start with a new building for the new Terry Reilly Health Services clinic in Nampa, set to open in March or April. Never before has Terry Reilly, a community health center created in 1971, built a ...

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90 seconds to make a best business impression (access required)

The clock starts. You have 90 seconds to close a potential business relationship with the person sitting across from you. Then you have another person across from you, and another minute and a half. Imagine repeating this sort of encounter ...

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Hailey is getting an indoor ice rink (access required)

The outdoor skating season is short at the Hailey community’s outdoor ice rink, built inside the Hailey Rodeo Grounds arena. It stretches from around Christmas to the end of February. “We try to be open as long as possible,” said ...

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Silverhawk gives its agents the recipe for success (access required)

Real estate is a team sport. No, really. That’s the firm belief at Caldwell-based Silverhawk Realty. Owners Tracy Kasper and Stephanie Rohrdanz make it a point to know all 85 Silverhawk Realtors, know their families and give them the tools ...

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Neighboring auto body shops merge as Parks Royal Body Works (access required)

For more than 30 years, Parks Royal Body Works and Auto Body Specialists fixed banged- up cars next door to each other just west of the Boise State campus. For many of those years, Ted Thornton owned Parks Royal and ...

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Ambitious horse center is in the works for southeastern Idaho (access required)

Right now, the southeastern Idaho city of Franklin has about 830 residents and not much else along the Utah state line. Ernest Bleinberger plans to change that with an ambitious 167-acre mixed-use project he’s calling Horse Station at Cache Valley. ...

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Proposed road projects galore seek public comment (access required)

The public has until Sept. 9 to weigh in on transportation projects the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho is suggesting to the Idaho Transportation Department. COMPASS officials acknowledge they don’t have any new “sexy projects” for the 2015-2019 Regional ...

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Two-way streets are returning to downtown (access required)

Five downtown Boise streets will be converted from one-way to two-way by Thanksgiving. Select blocks of 11th, 12th, Third, Fourth and Jefferson streets will get resurfaced and converted from one-way to two-way traffic. Work will start on or near Sept. ...

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