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Construction permit values continue to show slump (access required)

Construction in Boise remained well below 2001 levels through July. The latest Boise City Construction Report indicates construction value dropped by 41 percent through July, to $229 million. Construction value statewide is down by a smaller percentage. Wells Fargo Bank’s ...

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Cost estimates for health-care facility drop by $250K (access required)

Cost estimates for a new health-care facility in Meridian have dropped about $250,000 due to economic conditions, according to Mike Ondracek, executive director of corporate development for St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Original estimates for the construction of the St. ...

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Study eyes interchange at Ten Mile Road (access required)

A major landowner in the Ten Mile Road area has initiated an $80,000 study that will help determine whether the section-line road in west-Ada County will get an interchange with Interstate 84. Eastbourne Investments Ltd., Buffalo, N.Y., awarded a contract ...

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Oregon firm finds lumber in Russia (access required)

When John Rowell journeyed to the Baltic nation of Lithuania in December 1995, he was flying into the harshest winter northeastern Europe had seen in over a century. “It was one cold José when I got there,” he recalled. “The ...

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Ada County Courthouse fountain fixed by builders (access required)

The water feature in front of the new Ada County Courthouse has been rebuilt at no cost to the county, and should be back in operation by September, officials said last week. Roger Simmons, chairman of the Ada County Commission, ...

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Emmett hospital plans $3 million-plus expansion (access required)

Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett plans a major expansion, beginning next year, to meet the needs of a growing population in Emmett and Gem County. Michael Cornell, director of communications for Walter Knox, said costs were expected to total ...

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Washington Group International earns $9.2M in 2nd quarter (access required)

Washington Group International Inc. has reported earnings for the second quarter of $9.2 million, or 37 cents a share, on revenues of $965 million – down from $12.9 million on just over $1 billion in revenue in the first quarter. ...

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W.H. Moore Co. outsources property leasing to Colliers Int'l. (access required)

Office-building developer W.H. Moore Co. has quit marketing its own properties as the firm becomes more involved in two planned projects totaling 1.5 million square feet of commercial space off Eagle Road. Principal Winston Moore, who has developed about 2 ...

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Medical, professional offices slated on Overland, Emerald (access required)

Marty Camberlango has begun construction of a six-building office condominium project on Overland Road, and plans a medical office building of 5,000 square feet on Emerald Street near St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. “We’re seeing a big demand for medical ...

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North-End apt. project goes to planning and zoning commission (access required)

An apartment complex that would incorporate a parking facility, planned between Fort and Hays and 11th and 12th streets in Boise’s North End, has been reduced in scale but still will meet with neighborhood opposition, according to parties involved. Cathedral ...

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