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New climbing gym opens on Boise Bench (access required)

The creation of the Adare apartments brought sorely-needed affordable housing to an area within walking distance of downtown Boise; but its creation meant the eviction and destruction of Boise’s only dedicated “top rope” climbing gym, Urban Ascent, in 2018. Now ...

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Saint Alphonsus plans major Caldwell expansion (access required)

overhead photo of the approximate location of the future Saint Alphonsus clinic in Caldwell

The Saint Alphonsus Health System announced on Feb. 25 that it plans to build a 45,000- to 50,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Caldwell. The health care provider closed on an 18-acre property on the northwest corner of the intersection at Franklin ...

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes buy 157 acres in Mountain Home

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes purchased 157 acres of land just off of the Exit 95 – Mountain Home interchange of I-84. The transaction was finalized at the end of January after the Tribes spent two years looking for a suitable property. ...

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Dancing to diversity

At the recent Idaho Business Review Breakfast Series forum on building inclusive businesses, Anselme Sadiki, head of the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, reminded us of an old saying: “Diversity means inviting people to the dance. Inclusion means asking them ...

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Juice bar opens at the Village at Meridian (access required)

Clean Juice, the first and only USDA-certified organic juice bar in the United States, recently launched a location at The Village at Meridian. The franchise specializes in healthy foods for on-the-go families, providing organic acaí bowls, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and ...

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Bear River water rights bill on track to pass (access required)

A bill to adjudicate water rights for the entire Bear River Basin is well on its way to becoming law. House Bill 382 passed the Idaho House of Representatives with a unanimous 70-0-0 vote on Feb. 10 and received a ...

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Boise to add two new parks

The site for Boise's half-block-wide Westside Urban Park will be between the sidewalk on Bannock Street in the foreground and office building under construction in the background.

What used to be a parking lot is about to become a new city park in the heart of downtown Boise. The Boise Parks & Recreation Department will add the downtown park plus another just west of Surprise Valley. Construction ...

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How many multifamily housing units should a city have? (access required)

How many multifamily housing units should a region have? A number of Idaho cities are wrestling with that question. “There aren’t really data on how many multifamily units a city ‘should’ have,” said Amy Luft, communication coordinator for the Meridian-based Community Planning ...

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