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Nampa will lose its Kmart (access required)

By August, Idaho will be down to two Kmart stores in Twin Falls and Lewiston. The liquidation sale started May 17 for the Kmart in Nampa, a fixture on Caldwell Boulevard since 1974. The leased store is expected to close ...

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City plans to face off with ITD over Front and Myrtle streets (access required)

Formal suggestions to make the Front and Myrtle commuter corridor in downtown Boise more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly will be submitted to the Idaho Transportation Department in summer, a city official said. These suggestions are the outgrowth of a 2017 alternatives ...

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Ketchum reduces most of its paid parking rates (access required)

After fielding complaints when it started charging for parking in November, the city of Ketchum mostly scaled back its parking rates in early May and restored some free parking in its two downtown parking lots. The city had asked drivers ...

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Idaho board extends search for Boise State University president

Idaho State Board of Education has extended its search for the next president of Boise State University after interviewing three possible candidates. The board announced May 17 that an interim president will be appointed while officials work to find a ...

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State’s first new software apprentices find places at Meridian tech company (access required)

A software engineering apprenticeship program developed by the Department of Labor and funded by the federal government has placed its first apprentices. “There’s truly a shortage of software talent,” said Dan Puga, president of In Time Tec LLC, in Meridian, ...

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Thanks to robotic milking, more Idaho bovines are sporting Fitbits for cows (access required)

Faced with an increasing shortage of workers, Idaho dairies are investing in robotic milkers. “The interest in robotic milking in Idaho is growing quite rapidly,” said John Paetz, regional manager of Lely North America, headquartered in Pella, Iowa. The company ...

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