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Donations save small downtown Emmett park (access required)

A small impromptu park at downtown Emmett’s main intersection was recently acquired by the Kiwanis Club of Emmett. The Kiwanis Aug. 16 acquisition with a donated $40,000 resolves the potential loss to development of this .33 acre Pioneer Park at ...

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Report: Idaho construction wages are rising in response to worker shortage (access required)

A national survey of construction companies reveals that Idaho employers are raising wages to attract more workers. The Associated General Contractors of America in a June-July-August survey of more than 2,500 construction companies determined 60 percent of construction companies said ...

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Portland gains net-zero-energy rental units (access required)

Amid efforts at the federal level to repeal and roll back environmentally conscious regulations, some builders are continuing to strive to exceed them. One is Green Hammer Inc. The design-build firm, based in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District, has built a ...

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New apartments sprout all over Rexburg (access required)

Drive around Rexburg and it only takes a few seconds to come upon another apartment construction project. In a city with a 2017 population of 28,377, Rexburg since 2013 has seen construction starts for 30 apartment complexes with 2,020 units ...

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Boise ski area gets approval for snow-making system

Federal officials have given a Boise ski area permission to build a snow-making system. The U.S. Forest Service gave the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area permission to begin burying water and electrical lines on the Deer Point and Coach portion ...

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Broad Street gets another large apartment proposal

Broad Street’s fourth multi-story housing project in the past two years surfaced Aug. 28 with a proposed eight-story mixed-use project at Third and Myrtle streets. The 142-unit 3rd & Myrtle or Boise Caddis would fill the block bounded by Broad, ...

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