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Wolverines could halt backcountry ski business

COEUR D’ALENE – An environmental analysis must be done before a new permit can be issued to a backcountry ski operator hoping to use tracked vehicles to take clients into the St. Joe Mountains in northern Idaho, the Bureau of ...

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GBAD majority votes against mediation with Boise visitors bureau (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District killed any possibility of formal talks with the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau during a meeting Sept. 13, voting 3-2 against participating in mediation with the group. A majority of the board said a professionally guided ...

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Low interest rates not increasing demand for homes (access required)

After relocating from the Salt Lake City area to Boise, D.J. Potter, and his family, saw buying a home in Idaho as a given. “We preferred to move from one house into another,” Potter said. “We didn’t want to rent.” ...

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Oregon, Idaho hospitals take on Saint Alphonsus name change (access required)

Hospitals in Ontario and Baker City, Ore., and Nampa will change their names Sept. 15 to reflect their new affiliation with Saint Alphonsus Health System. Mercy Medical Center in Nampa will become Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa. Mercy North ...

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Jack in the Box construction starts at Vista Village

Construction of a Jack in the Box restaurant started recently on the east side of Vista Avenue in Boise, in the southeast corner of the Vista Village shopping center. Vista Village owner Day Realty Co. sold the 14,000-square-foot parcel to ...

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Crouch Merc’s long-awaited new home under way (access required)

Construction has begun on a new building for the Crouch Merc in Garden Valley. The 14,500-square-foot grocery store will include a new Les Bois Federal Credit Union and is expected to be finished in March, weather permitting. The store will ...

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U.S. Ecology continues North America expansion

The Boise-based radioactive and hazardous waste company U.S. Ecology is buying a Canadian waste company with 150 workers and revenues of $37.4 million as it continues to increase its geographic reach. U.S. Ecology signed the purchase agreement Sept. 13 to ...

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GBAD backs out of talks, mayor ‘deeply disappointed’ (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District has backed out of plans to sit down with leaders of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau a week after the Boise City Council hesitantly budgeted $10,000 for professional talks between the feuding groups. A ...

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Wine Trail coming to fruition (access required)

For nearly three years every Friday morning, a group of Canyon County winemakers, fruit growers and economic development specialists have been looking for a new way to attract tourists and local event-goers. “It’s kind of the chicken before the egg,” ...

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Buyers study unfinished ethanol plant in Heyburn (access required)

Three groups of buyers are studying an ethanol plant in Heyburn that was nearly completed in 2007 and has been sitting idle ever since. The unfinished plant, which was built by Renova Energy Idaho LLC, cost about $58 million, said Bill ...

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