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EPA to Idaho town: Upgrade wastewater facility or face fines

Officials in a small southern Idaho town say they have to convince its 3,300 residents to help cover the cost of a major wastewater treatment upgrade or face federal fines that could bankrupt the local government. The Times-News reports the ...

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The Fowler apartment building: A photo gallery (access required)

The Fowler is a project of Local Construct, a construction company based in southern California that entered Boise in 2012 with a partnership to develop the historic Owyhee Hotel into apartments, retail and office space. The Fowler is the company’s ...

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How architecture birthed a cultural phenomenon (access required)

On paper it’s a revolutionary approach to urban design. But using the poetic rhythm of hip-hop music to inform the designs of buildings and spaces in America’s largest cities actually can make a whole lot of sense. The lyrics of ...

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Runway at Caldwell airport will get new asphalt (access required)

Caldwell Industrial Airport, Idaho’s busiest, has won a $2.148 million federal Airport Improvement Program grant to replace its 31-year-old cracking asphalt runway. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the grant June 8 as part of a $677 million program that awarded ...

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Out-of-state real estate investors turn to Idaho (access required)

Real estate broker Mike Swope believes a trend of more out-of-state dollars flowing into the Idaho market has been inflating the state’s housing prices and pushing many local investors to the sidelines. Swope, who specializes in multifamily properties with Boise-based ...

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A word with Curtis Fletcher of Prefab Logic (access required)

Curtis Fletcher is president and CEO of Prefab Logic, a Boise company that coordinates modular construction projects. Fletcher, who is trained as an architect, started his manufacturing career with the recreational vehicle company Fleetwood. In 2004, he founded a company ...

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Trampoline park will fill former Sports Authority on Milwaukee Street

Altitude Trampoline Park, a six-year-old national recreational trampoline company based in Colleyville, Texas, will end the two-year vacancy at the former Sports Authority space on Milwaukee Street. Sports Authority departed from Boise’s Milwaukee Street July 31, 2016 and the 45,200-square-foot ...

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Labor shortage clouds contractor confidence (access required)

Contractors nationwide remain optimistic about the state of the construction industry, according to the most recent USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index. Released June 5, the report for the second quarter of 2018 provides a snapshot ...

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