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Commentary: Email hoaxes waste time, energy (access required)

I received a letter from South Africa last week. The sender, someone I had never heard of, told me that he was the son of a Nigerian official who had amassed a fortune before being deposed. He was pleading for ...

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Under-occupied 8th Street Marketplace up for sale (access required)

S-Sixteen, the J.R. Simplot family limited partnership, hopes to sell 8th Street Marketplace, a four-block retail and office complex near downtown Boise that has been under-occupied in recent years.President and CEO Ray Kaufman last week said 8th Street “has struggled ...

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Ex-grocery store to become library branch (access required)

The city of Boise has decided to invest in a neighborhood shopping center under renovation at the southwest corner of Cole and Ustick roads by replacing a long-vacant ex-grocery store with a branch of the Public Library.The city purchased the ...

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Meadow Gold Dairies to revamp, expand Boise plant (access required)

Meadow Gold Dairies plans to upgrade and expand its downtown Boise milk-processing plant beginning late next year, with completion slated for 2007.According to a master plan application filed with the City of Boise, Meadow Gold plans facility upgrades, streetscape improvements ...

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More retail planned near Caldwell's Wal-Mart (access required)

More retail stores are planned in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Caldwell.Eagle-based builder Renny Wylie said he is in the process of acquiring 19 acres on the east side of the entrance to the Wal-Mart store, on the Nampa-Caldwell ...

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Courthouse fountain crumbles soon after completion (access required)

The $200,000 entry fountain at the new Ada County Courthouse is crumbling four months after its completion and will be partially removed and rebuilt within about two months, officials said last week.Designed by Washington State artist Brian Goldbloom, the fountain, ...

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Supermarket to be converted into Ford dealership (access required)

Lithia Motors has submitted plans to the City of Boise for taking the ex-Smith’s supermarket hulk at Fairview Avenue and Maple Grove Road and transforming it into a new Ford dealership.The 16-acre parcel was purchased by Lithia last fall from ...

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Boise Police target ex-car lot for headquarters (access required)

Construction is expected to begin next spring on a $15 million headquarters building for the Boise Police Department that will return the city law enforcement agency to the downtown.A 124,000-square-foot building is planned on the former Roundtree Chevrolet site, a ...

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AutoZone plans 3 stores in Treasure Valley (access required)

AutoZone, a Memphis-based auto-supply chain, is moving into Idaho this summer with stores planned around the state, including units in Boise, Caldwell and Nampa.Construction began May 14 on the company’s first Boise store – a one-story, 7,200-square-foot retail building on ...

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Construction loan handler wins small biz award (access required)

This year has been an outstanding one for Capital Matrix Inc., Boise, a “certified development company” that handles SBA 504 long-term construction loans.Matrix is about 50 percent ahead of last year, in terms of both number of loans and loan ...

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