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Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring. In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are rushing to close a deal before mortgage rates get too high. ...

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Five finalists named for Boise State University president

The state Board of Education has named five finalists in its search for a new Boise State University president. Fifty-three candidates applied for the position, and Boise State’s search committee picked the five after interviews with nine semifinalists. The new ...

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State approves Bogus Basin ski area snowmaking plan

Deciding whether or not to buy a season pass at Bogus Basin ski area outside Boise might get easier in future years. Idaho on April 17 approved a plan by Bogus Basin Recreation Association officials that involves building a water-storage ...

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US home building rose slightly in March, led by apartments

photo of multifamily construction

U.S. builders broke ground on more apartment buildings last month, pushing up overall home construction 1.9 percent. The Commerce Department said April 17 that housing starts rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million, driven by ...

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Icon Credit Union opens Nampa branch

Icon Credit Union has expanded into Nampa by purchasing the former Chase branch building downtown. “We had members banking in Boise, who live in Canyon County, who have requested a branch for several years,” said Amy Rovig, newly hired director ...

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Syngenta expands Nampa facility for corn genetic research (access required)

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta will build an indoor corn genetic greenhouse facility alongside its existing Nampa Research Station on U.S. 20/26 in Canyon County. The $30 million Trait Conversion Accelerator will enable Syngenta to move indoors at one location the ...

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Architecture firm uses cross-laminated timber to take ‘wood to the next level’ (access required)

Next year, Portland, Oregon architecture firm Hacker will move into a new space of its own design – a six-story, cross-laminated-timber building in Portland’s Central Eastside. PMC Building LLC will own the building, “Eastside Office,” which will face Southeast Martin ...

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