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McLean joins Boise urban renewal agency (access required)

Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean is the newest member of the city’s urban renewal agency. The City Council unanimously approved McLean’s appointment to the Capital City Development Corporation at its meeting May 24. McLean, who made her name spearheading the ...

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New high-speed cell service coming to Boise area (access required)

Sprint beat them to the punch, but Verizon Wireless will soon be joining its competitor in offering 4G service to Treasure Valley customers. Verizon announced May 23 that it will make available 4G LTE (long-term evolution) coverage in Boise, Garden ...

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Mining company to stop treating arsenic-laced water (access required)

A gold mining company has told federal officials that at the end of this month it will stop treating arsenic-laced water that escapes from an old mine and eventually flows into the Boise River and then into Boise. The Idaho ...

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Impact statement delayed on new Idaho airport

A draft environmental impact statement on building a new airport in central Idaho scheduled for release at the end of this month is being delayed to address concerns about wildlife habitat, Federal Aviation Administration officials say. The FAA announced the ...

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Northern Idaho farmers concerned about acidic soils

Crop soils in north-central Idaho are becoming more acidic, possibly because of the repeated use of ammonium-based fertilizers, scientists say. Robert Sandlund of the Natural Resource and Conservation Service in Grangeville said some farmers have started to notice a reduction ...

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Hailey getting new arena and other recreational venues over next two years (access required)

With construction of Hailey’s new multi-use arena nearly complete, several more recreational projects are slated for development. Hailey Public Works Director Tom Hellen said the new arena, which will replace the city’s original rodeo arena built in 1947, should be ...

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Commentary: Idaho Supreme Court on drunk driver’s forced catheterization (access required)

Here’s a civil rights case that will make every guy squirm. Jason Miller claims that Idaho State Trooper Christopher Yount violated the Fourth Amendment by forcing him to undergo a catheterization following his arrest for DUI. In May 2007, Trooper ...

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Construction employment shows signs of life

Commercial building contractor Jerry Frank recently did something he hasn’t done much in the last few years: He hired additional workers. “My HR director has been talking about the employee hire packages starting to clutter her desk,” said Frank, president ...

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Business Briefs

Overland AmeriTel Inn rebranded The AmeriTel Inn hotel at 7499 W. Overland Road, Boise, on May 17 was rebranded Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. Boise-based AmeriTel Inns Inc. built the hotel 13 years ago in the Boise Spectrum development. The ...

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Harley-Davidson to expand presence in northern Idaho region (access required)

The Idaho owners of Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Harley-Davidson dealerships will consolidate their two stores into one large new store outside Spokane. Beth and Greg Ernst, who own Coeur d’Alene’s Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson and Spokane’s Timber Wolf store, will consolidate ...

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