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Econ. outlook brightens a bit for ID, state says (access required)

Idaho’s economy appears to be in slightly better shape than it did at the beginning of the year, even though high-tech employment since then has taken a substantial hit, losing about 800 jobs, according to new state job data.The state’s ...

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Farmers & Merchants State Bank to build new branch (access required)

Farmers & Merchants State Bank plans to replace its Caldwell branch with a new building by the end of September.The Boise-based bank aims to start construction in May between 11th and 12th streets and Blaine and Cleveland streets, said Ed ...

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354-acre subdivision slated on Linder Road (access required)

A 354-acre site in northwest Meridian is tabbed for single-family homes, apartments, professional office buildings, and two parks.Farwest LLC, Garden City, and Daniel Gibson, plan the Lochsa Falls subdivision south of U.S. 20-26 on the west side of Linder Road. ...

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Building Materials Holding Corp. earnings drop (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. reported higher net sales for the first quarter, but sharply lower earnings per share.BMHC – parent of BMC West Corp. – posted net income of $600,000, or 5 cents per diluted share. That compares to $2.2 ...

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Extended Systems narrows loss, looks ahead (access required)

For Extended Systems Inc., a fiscal third-quarter loss of $223,000, or 2 cents per share, reflects demand that “continues to increase, but not at the rate we’d like to see,” President and CEO Steve Simpson said last week.He expects the ...

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Business park grows in ex-sawmill town Council (access required)

A business park that wasn’t supposed to work in this former mill town of a little more than 800 did work – and is about to get bigger.Construction is slated to start in May on two light-manufacturing buildings of 6,000 ...

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Home Federal S&L to open on Apple St. (access required)

Home Federal Savings & Loan Association aims to open its new southeast Boise branch in June.The 4,500-square-foot building, which will include a residential lending office, is under construction on the west side of Apple Street at ParkCenter Boulevard.“It’s probably the ...

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Emerald Tech Center to start sixth 'flex' building (access required)

RS Hosac Inc. of Boise plans to start construction in mid-May of the sixth building in the 13-acre Emerald Tech Center business park in west Boise.Leasing Director Nate Hosac said he expects Steed Construction, of Eagle, to complete the office-warehouse ...

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Major mixed-used project unveiled for Front Street west of courthouse (access required)

Commercial real estate development firm Stewart Laney Oaas plans a major mixed-use project on a downtown Boise site it recently acquired on Front Street near the new Ada County Courthouse.The first phase of the project, to be called The Blocks, ...

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MicronPC reports second profitable quarter in a row (access required)

MicronPC, touting its “customer intimacy” strategy, says it achieved a profit for the second consecutive quarter during the last three months, and expects sales to improve during the balance of the year.“Considering where we come from, and the challenges we ...

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