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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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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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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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Primos Pizzas to open in Meridian Crossroads center (access required)

Primos Pizza, a buffet-style pizza restaurant, is slated to open in late September in leased space at the Meridian Crossroads center, Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road. Primos owner Derek Hood of Boise started tenant improvements on a 3,400-square-foot space in ...

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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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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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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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Nampa-based shutter maker plans move, expansion (access required)

Business remains strong for a Nampa company that manufactures custom interior shutters. Shutter Crafts aims to move in September from its longtime home of about 5,000 square feet, on Front Street south of the 16th Avenue overpass, to larger quarters, ...

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