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Nampa unveils big plan for downtown redevelopment (access required)

It is, to say the least, an ambitious set of goals. The City of Nampa has formally announced its plans for downtown redevelopment. Many of the projects already were publicly discussed as part of an urban-renewal plan Nampa finalized in ...

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Contracts Awarded (access required)

Heartland Construction, Eagle, was awarded a contract for two buildings in Troutner Park in Meridian (negotiated). Cost estimate: $800,000 and $600,000. K2 Construction, Boise, was awarded a contract to remodel the former Kmart store in Boise for Mountain Home Auto ...

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People are ready, but will the Boise Tour Train leave the station? (access required)

The future of the Boise Tour Train was up in the air last week, but city and state officials promised to find a way to allow the tour service, a longtime Boise institution, to operate legally. Don Becker, the new ...

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Idaho businesses key in immigration debate (access required)

The Snake River Farmers Association will bring 1,800 immigrant workers into Idaho this year. The immigrants will work, legally, on farms throughout the state, George Grant said last week at a City Club forum on immigration. For more than 24 ...

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Developer: Valley County needs to get act together (access required)

The lack of workforce housing in Donnelly and the rest of Valley County is a big problem, but it hasn’t been the fault of developers, said developer and real estate agent Chris Findlay. When he began work on Gold Fork ...

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Trees – investments worth preserving (access required)

Money grows on trees. It’s true. Trees reduce energy costs and can increase a property’s value by 15 percent. Trees screen unsightly views and muffle the racket of busy roadways. They’re beautiful, inviting, and relaxing. Despite their value, trees are ...

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