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Construction on Nampa sports, horse arena begins (access required)

Construction has begun on a 100,000-square-foot indoor track-and-field and equestrian arena south and east of the Idaho Center.The steel-framed building is yet to be named, but is unofficially known as the sports center. “We have the Idaho Center, which we ...

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3G wireless won't pervade U.S. anytime soon (access required)

Everywhere you look, someone’s using some kind of wireless gadget. They’re in line at the store, at the bank, in airports – everywhere. You see mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other “smart” devices used to communicate and tie ...

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Low-income housing demand seen rising (access required)

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association, which funds affordable housing, sees demand picking up in comparison to last year’s slow start.“The business for IHFA is up quite a bit for the calendar year, and we’re very pleased with that,” said ...

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Downtown Boise mixed-use project moves forward (access required)

Developer Bill Clark has secured financing for a $7 million retail, office and residential structure long planned on the Veltex site at Fifth and Main streets in downtown Boise.Clark said construction is expected to begin in September on a five-story, ...

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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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ExecuTrain of Boise shifts 'corporate focus' (access required)

The ExecuTrain office on Emerald Street in west Boise won’t be directly affected by a recent change in ownership of ExecuTrain Corp.The change will “filter down” to Boise in that the new owners plan to take a hands-on management approach, ...

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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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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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