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Hillcrest project spotlights club’s unique needs (access required)

Expanding and remodeling the clubhouse at a country club is kind of like renovating your home – if your home had multiple events and hundreds of guests throughout the project. The $7.5 million expansion and remodel of the Hillcrest Country ...

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Aerial gunners kill at least 5 wolves in north-central Idaho

Aerial gunners in a helicopter have killed at least five wolves in north-central Idaho since May 11 in an effort to protect elk herds, but the hunting has been halted because it hasn’t been as successful as expected, an Idaho ...

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BSU to open second Bronco Shop in Nampa (access required)

Boise State University will open another university-owned store in the Treasure Valley. Nampa’s second Bronco Shop will open in the Gateway Center off Garrity Boulevard. Another location in the Treasure Valley Marketplace, across from Costco, can no longer keep up with ...

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Idaho Central Credit Union to build in Burley (access required)

Idaho Central Credit Union plans a 4,660-square-foot building in Burley that will replace a smaller branch in a Wal-Mart store there. Construction is scheduled to start in early June and conclude by year’s end at 110 Overland Ave., on the ...

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GBAD starts 2011 with revenue bump (access required)

Boise and Garden City hotels are seeing more heads in the beds to kick off 2011. The Greater Boise Auditorium District, which collects a 5 percent tax on hotel stays, reports that tax receipts were up $20,000 in March compared ...

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Solar thermal technology ‘seems to have real promise to it’ (access required)

Carl Simpson, owner of Renewable Energy NW, stands in front solar panels mounted on a Meridian home. The panel absorbs sunlight, which the hot water tank. Diane Steinbronn says when it comes to investing in renewable energy sources, conservation and ...

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Boise’s uncertain convention biz future could firm up with May 17 GBAD election (access required)

Uncivil. Ugly. Goofy. Embarrassing. Sad. Those are among words some candidates for the Greater Boise Auditorium District Board use when discussing the group’s operation over the last couple years, including the battle over cutting funding for the Boise Convention and Visitors ...

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Ada County tables renewable-energy ordinance (access required)

The Ada County Board of Commissioners at a May 11 hearing tabled a proposed renewable energy ordinance until June 8. The county zoning ordinance would be amended to allow small wind and solar projects outside the county’s Rural Preservation District, ...

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Steelheads attendance uptick ends two-season skid (access required)

Idaho Steelheads home hockey crowds grew a bit bigger this past season. The team averaged 4,018 fans per game through 36 home games at downtown Boise’s Qwest Arena in the 2010-2011 campaign; attendance for the season totaled 144,648, the team ...

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