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Idaho tops nation for inbound moves

Idaho led the nation in 2019 for the highest percentage of inbound moves: 63% of all interstate moves to or from Idaho were people who moved in, according to the Atlas Van Lines annual study of migrations patterns. Idaho has ...

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Megaplex Theatre coming to Idaho Falls (access required)

Megaplex marquee at night

IDAHO FALLS – A multi-screen Megaplex Theatre will be coming to the Snake River Landing development in Idaho Falls. The theatre will be the first Megaplex-branded multi-screen cinema in Idaho. Ball Ventures, the developer of Snake River Landing, and the Utah-based ...

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NeighborWorks completes Boise ‘pocket neighborhood’

photo of some of the units at the Hawthorne Street Cottages pocket neighborhood

NeighborWorks Boise has finished its first pocket neighborhood within Boise’s city limits. By the end of 2019, all of the homes in the Hawthorne Street Cottages pocket neighborhood were completed and sold. The 12-unit subdivision is located off of Ormond ...

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Opportunity Zone regulations get final revision

rendering of meridian opportunity zone project

The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury have issued what are expected to be the final regulations for Opportunity Zones. The new regulations were issued on Dec. 19 and comprise more than 500 pages in length. “For us, ...

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Blackfoot to issue RFP for million pound bridge (access required)

The West Bridge Street Bridge in Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT – The City of Blackfoot will issue a request for proposal in mid-January for the preliminary engineering design to replace the West Bridge Street Bridge over the Snake River. The current bridge is a steel truss structure built in 1936. ...

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2019 a year of retail closures (access required)

The retail sector faced a string of chain store closures in 2019 across the nation with more than 9,000 brick-and-mortar stores shutting their doors during the year, according to market research firm coresight.com. Almost half of the store closures sold ...

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Idaho Falls stockyards close after 86 years

1950s aerial photo of the Idaho Falls Stockyard

IDAHO FALLS — The final gavel has come down at the Idaho Falls stockyard. After 86 years of operation, the iconic business along the Union Pacific tracks held its last livestock auction on Dec. 18. The eight-acre parcel is in the old commercial ...

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Boise acquires 2.6 acres of open space

The view of the open space parcel along Hill Road. Photo courtesy of Boise Parks and Recreation.

The City of Boise announced the purchase of approximately 2.6 acres of open space on Dec. 23 and will engage in “a robust public outreach effort to get feedback on opportunities for the site, which could include agricultural components for ...

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