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Job losses prevalent in Idaho’s cities

Urban counties continue to bear the brunt of Idaho job losses. “When you’re a rural county, you have gone through tough times and figured out how to make it work,” Idaho Department of Labor Research Analyst Supervisor Janell Hyer said. ...

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Idaho Power eyes solar energy

In the heat of August – when Boise residents are cranking up their air conditioners and farmers are pumping water onto thirsty crops – the solar resource in southern Idaho is estimated to be as good as in the desert ...

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Boise VA Medical Center renovating buildings at former high school (access required)

The Boise VA Medical Center continues its expansion at the former Mountain Cove High School campus. The Mountain Cove campus is three acres and is next to the 54-acre VA site. The VA purchased the school from the Boise School District ...

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Water supplies should be sufficient for power and irrigation (access required)

Heavy precipitation from mid-March onward increased Idaho snowpack to near-normal or better levels. That bodes well for power production, irrigation and recreation. “The past two weeks were very wet and allowed us to catch up,” said Ron Abramovich, water supply ...

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ITD making progress, but funding still a problem (access required)

Although the Idaho Transportation Department resolved many concerns consultants identified in a 2009 performance audit, finding enough money to do all the projects is still a problem. The consultants who did the initial audit presented a follow-up report today to ...

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Simplot to replace Caldwell fertilizer facility (access required)

The J.R. Simplot Co. plans to build a new fertilizer storage and blending facility in Caldwell. The Boise-based company plans to start construction in six to eight weeks at 17505 Simplot Blvd., which is Idaho 19 in Caldwell. Completion is ...

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries to open in BoDo

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to Downtown Boise. Colliers International Director of Property Services Mike Attiani confirmed Mar. 24 that the restaurant chain will be opening in BoDo near Eighth and Front streets, next door to Proto’s Pizzeria. ...

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Dept. of Lands inks property management, leasing pacts (access required)

The Idaho Department of Lands recently awarded contracts to manage and lease building space that state endowment trusts own in downtown Boise. Oppenheimer Development Corp. will manage the approximately 122,000 square feet, which houses businesses and state agencies. Thornton Oliver ...

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New ’boutique bowling alley’ to be built in Meridian (access required)

Construction of a 24-lane bowling alley in Meridian will begin in April. General contractor The Russell Corporation of Boise will build the 26,932-square-foot “boutique bowling alley,” called Pinz, at Wahooz Family Fun Center off Overland Road. Boutique bowling refers to an ...

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