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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.

Idaho Dept. of Lands plans to buy 1,402 acres in Benewah County (access required)

The Idaho Department of Lands intends to by 1,402 acres of forested land in Benewah County. Photo courtesy of Idaho Department of Lands.

The Idaho Department of Lands intends to buy 1,402 acres of timberland in Benewah County for $4.6 million from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which has considered the property surplus since 1990. The Fish and Game property 6 ...

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St. Luke’s, Boise Hawks announce deal for downtown Boise stadium

The Boise Hawks propose a stadium ideally suited for soccer and baseball. Image courtesy of Boise Hawks.

St. Luke’s Health System has agreed to sell 11 acres of land at Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive to the owners of the Boise Hawks minor league baseball to build a downtown stadium for the Hawks and a professional soccer ...

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AG clears sale of St. Joseph hospital in Lewiston (access required)

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has cleared the sale of the nonprofit St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston to the for-profit, Tennessee-based RCCH HeathCare Partners. St. Louis-based Ascension Health, which had owned St. Joseph’s since 2002, in September agreed ...

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Bus riders find merit in public transit (access required)

A Valley Regional Transit bus in downtown Boise. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

There’s a stigma to riding the bus in the Treasure Valley. Donna Bernardelli, who rides to work at the Moffatt Thomas law firm every day, hears it all the time. “’Are you afraid to drive? Do you have a DUI?’” ...

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Coffee shop will join the Chevron station in Harris Ranch

The Coffee Mill coffee shop in Harris Ranch will have a two-way fireplace warming the inside and patio. Image courtesy of Steven Tracy.

The man who gave Harris Ranch its first service station in 2014 is now building the first coffee shop for Harris Ranch. Steven Tracy is building the 2,000-square-foot Coffee Mill coffee shop right next to his Chevron station and Ranch ...

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Alturas Capital buys and fills Entertainment Avenue office building

Alturas Capital is the new owner of the Fourteen Forty-Four office building near Overland and Cole roads. Photo courtesy of CBC Advisors.

Eagle-based Alturas Capital has nearly filled the 83,284-square-foot Fourteen Forty-Four office building, 1444 S. Entertainment Ave., since buying the five-story, Class A office building for an undisclosed price Dec. 16. Over the winter, Alturas, working with CBC Advisors, signed on ...

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Idaho Youth Ranch will move Fairview store into former Kmart building (access required)

Idaho Youth Ranch is one of three new tenants named so far for the former Kmart building on Fairview Avenue. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Nearly half the former Kmart building on Fairview Avenue on Boise’s west side has tenants signed up to move in this September. Idaho Youth Ranch is the third tenant announced for the 84,000-square-foot-structure. The IYR thrift store, Johnny’s Fit Club ...

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