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Boise's Bogus Basin packs ski slopes with season passes, ski lessons (access required)

Boise’s home-grown ski hill, Bogus Basin, licked the cost factor three years ago when it started selling $199 season passes for purchase in spring. “We applied the numbers and read the yields,” said General Manager Jack Shirley, who before assuming ...

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Conference center being built in Empire Building (access required)

Construction of a conference center has begun on the lower level of the six-story Empire Building at 10th and Idaho streets in downtown Boise.“Initially we’ll have a single room capable of holding 70 people for a conference or social event, ...

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Boise developer plans 82-acre office campus (access required)

Boise-based W.H. Moore Co. plans to develop about 82 acres in the southwest quadrant of Overland and Eagle roads, Meridian, as an office campus that would include some retail buildings. A site plan for the proposed El Dorado Business Campus ...

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Apartment vacancy rises faster than anticipated (access required)

Boise area apartment vacancy increased more than observers expected in the most recent quarter. Ada Real Estate Surveys found vacancy averaged 6.1 percent in a survey taken the second and third weeks of October – compared to averages of 2.2 ...

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Boise-based Building Materials Holding Corp. loses earnings in 3rd quarter (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. reported diluted earnings per share of 55 cents for the third quarter, up 2 cents from the same period of 2000. The supplier of building materials and services to builders and contractors announced higher quarterly net ...

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Meridian-based DBSI-backed company plans product for anthrax detection (access required)

Stellar Technologies, Meridian, is involved in developing a bacterial detection system for the food industry that could be used for detection of anthrax as soon as next month, company officials say. Stellar – the venture-capital arm of Meridian-based DBSI Group ...

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Boise-area companies participate in BSU cases studies (access required)

Here are some of the Boise-area companies that are participating in the BSU case studies or have done so in the last 18 months: * Alta Health Products, which is moving from Boise to Idaho City, formulates and distributes alternative ...

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Summit Stone gets approval to mine more gravel near Eagle Island (access required)

It took 13 studies – five on traffic, five on noise and three on dust – and many meetings before Summit Stone received Ada County approval to mine additional rock and gravel near Eagle Island. The Ada County Commission approved ...

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National retail assn. survey shows many shoppers planning to buy Halloween-related merchandise (access required)

Despite fears about the economy, shoppers are haunting stores in force to buy Halloween-related merchandise. According to a national survey by the International Mass Retail Association, three-quarters of U.S. consumers planned to shop for Halloween this year, and expected to ...

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