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South-central Idaho named a ‘manufacturing region’ (access required)

Twelve communities across the United States, including the Twin Falls area, will receive special attention and access for federal funding to help attract manufacturing companies and create jobs. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the selection of the communities ...

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans $3.8 million summit lodge (access required)

Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s board has approved plans for a  $3.8 million summit lodge at the top of the resort’s Great Escape Quad. The 8,000-square-foot, two-story building was designed by Sandpoint architect Tim Boden and engineered by Dave Thompson, according to ...

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Ag co-ops announce merger (access required)

Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Co-ops will merge on Sept. 1. This is the 12th merger, acquisition or partnership for Valley Wide since 1998. Valley Wide originally formed as Menan Coop in 1938. Valley Wide Marketing Manager Eric Holbrook said ...

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Wyndham Garden replaces Boise Hotel (access required)

The Boise Hotel starts its new life July 7 as the Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel. The white-and-green Wyndham Garden sign went up July 6 and the Wyndham identity became official July 7, said Jonathan Wray, director of sales. Wyndham ...

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Transportation, agriculture show rise in worker deaths (access required)

Idaho had 30 workplace deaths in 2013, a sharp rise from 17 in 2012, according to an Idaho Department of Labor report. That report found that transportation accidents remained the most common cause of death, and that agriculture and transportation ...

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Downtown Housing (access required)

Defining the downtown core Derick O’Neill One key thing we’re working hard to do is to create a shared vision for downtown. If you asked everyone in this room to define downtown, they would each give you a different answer. ...

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Port of Lewiston will add fiber optic network (access required)

The Port of Lewiston will construct and then lease a dark fiber optic network starting later this year, with the first phase of the network located in the city of Lewiston and future phases expanding further into surrounding Nez Perce ...

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A word with Kevin Hanigan of the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association (access required)

Kevin Hanigan, the executive vice president of the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association, grew up around cars. His grandfather started Hanigan Chevrolet in Payette in 1925, and it’s still in the family. Hanigan spent about nine years in the Portland, Ore., ...

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Fireworks stands pop up around the state (access required)

Fireworks stands popped up in cities and towns around Idaho this year as they always do around the Fourth of July. State law restricts the operation of such temporary stands to two periods, one in the early summer for the ...

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NIC to start training airplane mechanics (access required)

North Idaho College received approval June 30 from the Federal Aviation Administration to start an aviation maintenance technician program this year. Pat O’Halloran, director of the Aerospace Center, said the school has been working for 18 months to get FAA ...

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