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Bonneville homeowners pay a growing price for growth

Patrons in the Bonneville School District are paying one of the highest levy rates in the state to support local population growth, according to an analysis by Idaho EdNews. Recently added to the local tax bill was an “emergency” levy, ...

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St. Luke’s charts expansion in McCall (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System will build a new hospital in McCall, nearly doubling the size of the existing hospital. Technically, the work is being described as a remodel and expansion of the existing 47,000-square-foot building, which was built in 1956.  ...

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Three subdivisions are sprouting in Blackfoot (access required)

The eastern Idaho city of Blackfoot is seeing its first housing subdivisions move forward since about 2003, city officials said. Three subdivisions with a combined 139 homes have been submitted, said Kurt Hibbert, Blackfoot’s planning and zoning administrator. “Two are ...

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McCall seeks to expand its library

Every room serves three or four purposes at the McCall Public Library – even the director’s office. Library Director Meg Lojek shares her office with the 3D printer, receiving for book donations, the janitor’s cleaning and supply closet, and the ...

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A word with Jerry Goodwin, CEO of Guerdon Industries (access required)

Jerry Goodwin is president and CEO of Guerdon Industries, the Boise-based modular building company that recently entered the modular hotel construction market. Goodwin, who studied plastics technology engineering at Western Washington University, spent 28 years in the aerospace industry before ...

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Technology speeds up the design process (access required)

One constant in architecture is the need to deal with large amounts of data. However, in the past five years, advances in geographic information system (GIS) software have made the task of processing information much faster.“When building models, it would ...

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