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New hospital in Meridian to help fill mental health treatment gap (access required)

A 72-bed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility will open in Meridian in January after a for-profit company saw a need to expand mental health care in the Treasure Valley. Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital at 2131 S. Bonito Way will ...

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Forum on the Future 2018 Report

Click on the pdf icon to download an offline pdf version of the Forum on the Future report. To learn more about our annual Forum on the Future, click here. To watch the Facebook livestream of the event, click here.

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Apartments for homeless vets OK’d by city (access required)

Construction of a 26-unit housing project is expected to start this spring for local military veterans experiencing homelessness. According to a news release from the City of Boise, Valor Pointe, which will be located on the southwest corner of State ...

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Boise-based McAlvain acquired by Big-D

Boise-based McAlvain Companies announced Dec. 18 that it is selling the assets of the business to Big-D Construction, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. The construction company’s name will remain and the current management team will continue in their ...

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Freddie Mac: Housing supply inadequate across U.S.

After nearly a decade of low levels of building, housing stock is too low to meet demand nationwide. New research from Freddie Mac finds that if supply continues to fall short, home prices and rents are likely to outpace income. ...

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City greenlights new East Main Historic District (access required)

Preservationists are hailing a unanimous vote by the Boise City Council on Dec. 11 that created a new historic district – an action which will protect 11 properties in an area of eastern downtown Boise. Now known as the East ...

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St. Luke’s sky bridge hoisted into place (access required)

Construction crews worked quickly over the weekend of Dec. 14-15 to install the new sky bridge connecting the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion with St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. The steel and glass bridge now hangs over Avenue B between East ...

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AGC bestows SIR award on longtime member (access required)

Idaho Associated General Contractors honored a longtime member with a SIR Award during the organization’s annual banquet, which was held at the Boise Centre on Dec. 6. Evan Goodwin, one of the owners of Sunroc Construction, was given the highest ...

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Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas (access required)

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday ...

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Businesses step up to help launch Children’s Museum of Idaho (access required)

Children in the Treasure Valley have a new place to play, explore and become inspired. The nonprofit Children’s Museum of Idaho, almost a dozen years in the making, opened to the public Dec. 2 at 290 S. Progress Ave. in ...

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