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Colliers deal to create the most expensive hay field in Idaho (access required)

Peregrine Ranch.

There are a lot of parcels larger than 158 acres that produce hay; however, there is one hay farm for sale in Idaho that has grabbed the attention of developers from across the country.  The hay farm in question is ...

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Ken Johnson appointed as retail branch manager

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Ken Johnson has been appointed as retail branch manager for the Twin Falls Blue Lakes branch of D.L. Evans Bank. Johnson joins D.L. Evans Bank after serving in the banking industry over ten years, helping open accounts, process loans, and ...

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John Wagner named director of Idaho National Laboratory

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Battelle Energy Alliance’s Board of Managers has announced that John Wagner, Ph.D., will be the next director of Idaho National Laboratory. BEA manages and operates the laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.Wagner will begin his new role on Dec. ...

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Half Price Books opens its first Idaho store in Meridian (access required)

Inside Half Price Books in Meridian. Photo courtesy of Half Price Books.

Half Price Books, the nation’s largest family-owned new-and-used bookstore chain, officially opened its first Idaho store at the Meridian Crossroads on Nov. 12. In reality, the 6,800-square foot store actually opened its doors to customers for an unplanned soft opening ...

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Brandee Schuelke joins The Helmstar Group

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Brandee Schuelke has joined The Helmstar Group as a senior financial planner. Schuelke will provide planning and analysis support to lead advisors. With over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Schuelke has a bachelor’s degree from Boise ...

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You aren’t going to be able to find a bank branch in Filer (access required)

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FILER, ID – Filer will no longer have a bank. The south central Idaho city — 47th largest in the state as of 2017, with a population of 2,851 as of 2018 — will lose its single U.S. Bank branch ...

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Boise updating zoning ordinances using modern technology (access required)

The Zoom-and-Slido portion of Boise's virtual and interactive public meeting to start off the public consultation for rewriting the city's zoning. Screen shot by Catie Clark.

Boise hasn’t revised its zoning in 55 years. Now it’s doing so, using state-of-the-art technology. Despite the constriction of public meetings because of the pandemic, the City of Boise unveiled a novel multi-venue virtual and interactive approach to holding a ...

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Replacing Blackfoot skilled nursing facility nears completion (access required)

The new Syringa Chalet Skilled Nursing Facility at State Hospital South in Blackfoot. Photo courtesy Kurt Hibbert, City of Blackfoot.

Though the staff started training in the new Syringa Chalet Skilled Nursing Facility in late August, patients didn’t move in until the middle of September and the official opening wasn’t until the end of the month.  Regardless, razing the 82-year ...

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Growth during COVID-19 through direct public offering

In the wake of COVID-19 and its aftereffects, we don’t want small and midsize businesses to go away. We want them to stay, grow and hire. Small and medium size businesses provide the majority of our new American jobs. While ...

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Ada house prices drop slightly but home sales still up (access required)

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For the first time in many months, the median sales price for homes sold in Ada County dropped to $406,684 in October, down slightly from September’s $409,945. Regardless, the October price still represents a year-over-year increase of 14.7%. The Boise Regional Realtors calculated the median price ...

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