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Two Idaho construction firms named energy stars (access required)

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency picked two Idaho companies for this year’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence awards. This is the EPA’s highest level of award in the Energy Star program. The EPA chose just 153 ...

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St. Luke’s Elmore long-term care renovation adds telehealth (access required)

The hallway under construction in the recently-renovated south wing of the long-term care facility at St. Luke's Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home.

St. Luke’s Elmore Medical Center in Mountain Home cut the ribbon on April 9 for its just-completed $1.2 million renovation at the south wing of its long-term care facility. The work included rewiring the facility for telehealth to give residents ...

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Portneuf to break ground for medical plaza at Northgate (access required)

Artist's rendition of the new urgent care clinic at the medical plaza which Portneuf Medical Center is building in the Northgate planned community in Pocatello.

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) announced that it will officially break ground on May 5 for a medical plaza inside the Northgate master-planned community in Pocatello. The medical plaza building will become the home for an Portneuf urgent care center, a ...

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The long and messy regulatory history of Lake Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Recreation on the Coeur d'Alene River.

Fifth in a six-part series. The Coeur d’Alene basin has been on the federal Superfund list since 1983. This is the long and messy history of regulatory actions to address the legacy of dumping mine wastes in the basin. The ...

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Kuna launches construction trade program at new high school (access required)

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Shortly after the school district approved the future construction of Kuna’s third high school, stakeholders from various industries partnered with school district administrators to design and outfit learning spaces for construction, automotive and diesel tech, health care and other in-demand, ...

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Could data centers be coming to the Idaho-Oregon border? (access required)

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Idaho Power is working on a project that could build data centers on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Snake River Economic Development Alliance, which provides economic development assistance to the Idaho counties of Payette and Washington as well as Oregon’s Malheur ...

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Judge strikes down initial approval for stalled Montana mine

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday struck down the government’s approval of the first phase of a long-stalled copper and silver mine that would be constructed beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness. The decision against the Rock Creek ...

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Kerri Weaver joins Pontifex Capital

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Pontifex Capital, a residential developer, has hired Kerri Weaver as the executive assistant to the managing partner. In this capacity, she will provide operational support to the managing partner of the company. Formerly with AmeriSave Mortgage and Hillcrest Country Club, ...

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Lewiston to replace 100-year-old water treatment plant (access required)

rendering of lewiston water plant

The City of Lewiston has approved $27.5 million to construct a new water treatment plant retrofitted to part of the existing facility. The existing facility — initially constructed about 100 years ago — will “largely be demolished.” The current water ...

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Educating a new generation of doctors  (access required)

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the educational sector – not just in Idaho, but nationwide. Colleges and universities around the state have adapted to new ways of educating their students through a mix of in-person and online learning. And while ...

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