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Washington Group bids for Iraq reconstruction (access required)

Washington Group International recently submitted bids to three U.S. agencies to participate in eventual rebuilding of war-damaged Iraq. The Boise-based construction, engineering and environmental-services company was among several U.S. firms that the government invited to submit Iraq-related bids before U.S.-led ...

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Boise-based outdoor goods, military surplus retailer files for bankruptcy (access required)

Koppel’s Browzeville – an outdoor goods and military surplus retailer founded in Boise nearly a century ago – filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy March 18 and closed the store in the Collister Center on State Street. H. Koppel Co., doing ...

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Commentary: The City of Trees embraces American fries (access required)

Editor’s note: In an extraordinary juxtaposition of space and time, through the magic of quantum technology, the IBR is proud to bring readers this report three months before the events described. TREES, Idaho, July 4, 2003 — Idaho’s capital city ...

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Boise-based WGI to design vaccine facility in Pennsylvania (access required)

Boise-based Washington Group International plans to design and build a $77.5 million vaccine production facility in Swiftwater, Pa., for Aventis Pasteur. Aventis, one of the world’s largest vaccine suppliers, awarded the contract last week. The full-service engineering, construction and “validation” ...

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Retail building slated for Overland near Wal-Mart (access required)

A California-based developer plans to construct a one-story building this spring for six to eight retail tenants on West Overland Road, near a Wal-Mart store in Boise. The City of Boise granted owner Venture Development Group approval of the project ...

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'Acreage' sales pick up after slowing early in year (access required)

They’re not for everyone, but rural homes on “acreage” lots of 2 acres or more remain a key part of the Treasure Valley housing market in middle and high price classifications. A slowdown in sales of homes on 2- to ...

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Commentary: Online research grows easier via GuruNet (access required)

“An answer is worth 1,000 links.” That statement has some appeal to anyone who conducts research on the Internet. It is also the promise of GuruNet, a reference product that has recently received significant attention in the tech press. The ...

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Lyle Pearson Co. adds Jaguar dealership (access required)

Lyle Pearson Co. plans to add a $2 million addition this spring to its 10-acre Boise Auto Mall automotive complex on Gratz Drive near Franklin and Cole roads that will include Boise’s first Jaguar dealership. According to plans filed with ...

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WGI to design vaccine facility (access required)

Boise-based Washington Group International plans to design and build a $77.5 million vaccine production facility in Swiftwater, Pa., for Aventis Pasteur.Aventis, one of the world’s largest vaccine suppliers, awarded the contract last week. The full-service engineering, construction and “validation” contract ...

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Chart House closes, makes way for Joe’s Crab Shack (access required)

The Chart House, a Boise steak and seafood restaurant, has closed after 27 years in business, and will reopen in July as seafood eatery Joe’s Crab Shack. Joe’s Crab Shack and Chart House are divisions of Houston-based Landry’s Restaurants Inc. ...

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