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New billboards raise awareness about JUMP

The Simplot Foundation is continuing to raise awareness about Jack’s Urban Meeting Place with a new billboard at the corner of Ninth and Front Streets in downtown Boise. Simplot spokesman David Cuoio said the billboard went up Nov. 4, with another ...

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Interest about JUMP remains strong

Between 250 to 300 people attended an informational open house about the Simplot’s JUMP project Nov. 4. Simplot spokesman David Cuoio said turnout to the First Thursday event in downtown Boise was large, and the attitude was positive. A number ...

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Jacksons expanding C-store next to Saint Al’s

The Meridian-based Jacksons Food Stores chain is expanding its store north of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in west Boise. The project will enlarge the 1,600-square-foot store to 2,500 square feet. CEO John Jackson said the project will bring the ...

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WinCo Foods adds three stores

Boise-based discount grocery chain WinCo Foods will open three new stores ths coming month, bringing the number of stores to 78. Openings are set for Lacey, Wash. – a 92,500-square-foot store ;  Everett, Wash. – a 100,000-square-foot store ; and in Tracy, Calif. – a 95,000-square-foot ...

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InternetTruckstop expands IT unit with new Meridian office (access required)

InternetTruckstop recently purchased a 2,000-square-foot building at 980 E. Carol St., Meridian, where Information Technology Director Gary Martinez is adding software engineers and database administrators. “We needed to up our development efforts to keep us as the leader in our ...

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Idaho green building champions honored (access required)

Six Idaho green building champions were honored this month for their contributions to high-performance building as part of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s 2010 Idaho BetterBricks program. The BetterBricks program honors building professionals who are taking significant strides and taking ...

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Ling & Louie’s restaurant to open first Idaho location (access required)

Construction of Idaho’s first Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill has started in Meridian. The 6,843-square-foot, one-story restaurant is being built in the Portico complex near Eagle and Franklin roads. The general contractor is ESI and the architect is ...

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Transmission line shifts away from historic Minidoka site (access required)

A 500-kilovolt transmission line, slated to cut through a World War II-era internment camp for Japanese-Americans, will now be set two miles west. LS Energy of New York City secured the rights to move the power line away from the ...

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Ketchum to waive building permit and planning fees (access required)

In an effort to create construction jobs, Ketchum is waiving building permit and planning fees for the rest of the year. “These are extraordinary times that call for creative thinking,” Ketchum Mayor Randy Hall said. The City Council voted Oct. ...

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