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Idaho Smart Growth calls for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the sixth annual Grow Smart awards, given by Idaho Smart Growth. According to a press release, “Idaho Smart Growth’s Grow Smart awards recognize the innovative work of communities, builders, planners, architects, organizations, and developers ...

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UPDATED: Payette delays AEHI decision (access required)

While the company proposing a nuclear power plant expected a preliminary decision related to their application April 12, Payette County commissioners delayed that decision until April 26. In the fall of 2009, Eagle-based AEHI asked Payette County to amend its ...

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Nonresidential construction gains jobs for first time since ’08

The nonresidential construction sector in March saw its first monthly increase in employment since 2008, gaining 9,400 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the April 2 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department. Year-over-year, the nonresidential construction sector ...

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Builders attempt zero-energy homes in Boise (access required)

Two homebuilders are finishing homes in Boise with the same aim: Energy neutrality. Translation: They’re building homes that theoretically will produce as much energy as they consume in a given year. While both use solar panels to produce energy, there ...

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Interstate rehab begins near Burley

Knife River Inc. of Boise and Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. of Draper, Utah, have begun preliminary work on two portions of Interstate-84 east of Burley. Knife River’s portion of the project runs between the Burley and Declo interchanges and ...

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Kibbie improvements end; Board OKs next phase (access required)

With the reconstruction and safety upgrades at the University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome coming to completion, the next round of improvements were approved by the state board of education in February. The board has allowed UI to issue a series ...

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