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Wells Fargo Bank to build branch in west Nampa (access required)

Wells Fargo Bank plans soon to start construction of a branch across from the Edwards Cinemas retail complex in west Nampa. The bank plans to open the branch this winter on the west side of Karcher Road south of Kmart, ...

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Commentary: Some of Microsoft's lesser-known programs (access required)

Like most humans, the word “free” has always had an irresistible appeal to me. It was only after years of painful experience that I came to learn that “free” has many meanings. It was a particularly shocking day when I ...

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IdaCorp earnings dip to 8¢ per share in 2nd quarter (access required)

IdaCorp Inc reported a sharp drop in profits for the second quarter of the year amid continued weakness in the wholesale power market. The company earned $3 million, or 8 cents a share, on revenues of $621 million. Analysts surveyed ...

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North-End apt. project goes to planning and zoning commission (access required)

An apartment complex that would incorporate a parking facility, planned between Fort and Hays and 11th and 12th streets in Boise’s North End, has been reduced in scale but still will meet with neighborhood opposition, according to parties involved. Cathedral ...

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Twin Falls hospital plans nearly $4M ER expansion (access required)

Magic Valley Regional Medical Center plans a $3.9 million expansion of its Twin Falls hospital’s emergency room, beginning in September and slated to be finished in June 2003. R’Nee Mullen, chief information officer for the hospital, said the 13,000-square-foot, single-story ...

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Boise plans 5% increase in building fees (access required)

A 5 percent across-the-board increase in building-permit and other fees will be sought in a month by the City of Boise’s Planning and Development Services Department to recoup a projected $1.6 million revenue shortfall.Tim Hogland, department director, said building-permit applications ...

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Idaho Precast Concrete to move to Nampa (access required)

An upcoming move to larger quarters will enable Idaho Precast Concrete Inc. to double production, according to President Don “Zip” Zanders. Construction started last week on a 7,200-square-foot steel building south of Interstate 84 in Nampa. The 7-acre site is ...

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Boise Cascade Corp. logs 7¢ loss per share in 2Q (access required)

Boise Cascade Corp. has reported a net loss of about $800,000, or 7 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter, excluding a one-time gain from the sale of its small promotional products business. Sales slipped slightly to $1.88 billion, ...

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Building Materials Holding Corp. nets $7.3M in second quarter (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. has reported net earnings for the second quarter of $7.3 million, or 55 cents per diluted share, a 3.2 percent increase from $7.1 million, or 54 cents per share, a year earlier. BMHC – parent of ...

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Office, industrial vacancy rates creep up, firm says (access required)

Economic sluggishness has increased commercial building vacancies, though there are some signs that the Boise-area market is starting to strengthen, according to a July newsletter by Boise firm Thornton Oliver Commercial Real Estate. Office vacancy of 9.66 percent compares to ...

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