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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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Former U.S. House hopeful named Idaho hospital CEO

Former U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward has been appointed CEO of a northern Idaho hospital. Ward, a Republican who lost to tea party favorite Raul Labrador in the Idaho primary three months ago, will start his new job at Northwest ...

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Airports could get development help if bond amendment passes (access required)

Lewiston officials aim to add sufficient water and sewer infrastructure to the local airport’s south side to attract industrial development, Mayor Kevin Poole said. Businesses would lease ground from the airport and pay taxes on the value of the business ...

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Federal gov’t sends $5M in housing help to Idaho

The federal government is sending an additional $5 million to Idaho to help neighborhoods hurt by the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the additional funding Sept. 8 to help communities acquire foreclosed properties for ...

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