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BVA-sponsored nonprofit to help teens into trades careers

There’s a new nonprofit in the Treasure Valley that’s helping teens get into careers in the trades. Teens 2 Trades got started because two people with similar causes bumped into each other one day at a meeting and talked. Tommy Ahlquist, ...

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Organizations partner to create 2D model to prevent Boise River flooding (access required)

A dozen organizations have joined forces to create a new 2-dimensional Boise River model tool that will help predict the potential damage from flooding events along the Boise River from Diversion Dam to the Snake River and identify “hot spots” that ...

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South central Idaho highway construction season about to start (access required)

This article was updated on March 9 to clarify the timing on the UPRR bridge work in Bliss and to correct the attribution of a quote by Nick Jerke. The bad news is that the interminable and confusing construction at the ...

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Treasure Valley real estate keeps breaking records

Every type of commercial real estate, whether it’s industrial, retail or multi-unit housing, continues to break all previous records for the Treasure Valley. Total vacancy (5.71%) and multi-tenant vacancy (8.95%) rates for office space in the Treasure Valley are both ...

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Boise among top luxury home markets for 2020 (access required)

Boise is one of the nation’s top-five emerging markets for luxury housing, according to The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, which is surprising given its status as a mid-sized market. “A lot of folks are surprised,” Bob Van Allen of the ...

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New climbing gym opens on Boise Bench (access required)

The creation of the Adare apartments brought sorely-needed affordable housing to an area within walking distance of downtown Boise; but its creation meant the eviction and destruction of Boise’s only dedicated “top rope” climbing gym, Urban Ascent, in 2018. Now ...

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Saint Alphonsus plans major Caldwell expansion (access required)

overhead photo of the approximate location of the future Saint Alphonsus clinic in Caldwell

The Saint Alphonsus Health System announced on Feb. 25 that it plans to build a 45,000- to 50,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Caldwell. The health care provider closed on an 18-acre property on the northwest corner of the intersection at Franklin ...

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes buy 157 acres in Mountain Home

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes purchased 157 acres of land just off of the Exit 95 – Mountain Home interchange of I-84. The transaction was finalized at the end of January after the Tribes spent two years looking for a suitable property. ...

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