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At legislative lunch, lawmakers urged to cut gov't costs, not schools (access required)

Idaho lawmakers have yet to warm up to Gov. Dirk Kempthorne’s proposed sales tax hike to bail the state out of its fiscal crisis, but state business groups say a sun-setted tax increase would be preferable to another year of ...

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Building Materials Holding Corp. reports net earnings of $1M (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:BMHC) reported net earnings of $1 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2002, substantially less than $4.3 million, or 33 cents per share, a year earlier. Fourth-quarter 2002 net results ...

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City to rule on Boise Tower loan Feb. 12 (access required)

The City of Boise is to announce Feb. 12 whether developer Rick Peterson has met a Feb. 4 deadline for securing construction financing for the long-delayed Boise Tower project at Eighth and Main streets. The city Planning and Development Services ...

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Planned McMillan's Corner retail center highlights family's history (access required)

Eric Davis may have spent as much time researching the history of the McMillan brothers as he did planning the soon-to-be built McMillan’s Corner retail center in west Boise. Davis, principal in Boise firm Retail West Properties, set out to ...

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Chico’s slates May opening for first Idaho store (access required)

Chico’s, a Florida-based retailer of women’s clothing and accessories, appears to be headed for downtown Boise this spring for the opening of its first Idaho store. Sue Frofhiefar, an assistant to Boise appraiser Larry Knapp of L.D. Knapp & Associates, ...

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Dell assault may imperil HP’s printer business (access required)

NEXT IN TECH column … On Oct. 18, 2002, International Data Corp. released its worldwide PC market share report. The report showed that Dell increased its market share over HP for PC shipments in Q3 by 1.2 million units. This ...

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Commentary: Dell assault may imperil HP’s printer business (access required)

On Oct. 18, 2002, International Data Corp. released its worldwide PC market share report. The report showed that Dell increased its market share over HP for PC shipments in Q3 by 1.2 million units. This placed Dell at the top ...

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Boise retailers, marketers have differing opinions on how to promote downtown (access required)

While downtown Boise retailers and marketers remain concerned about the economy, few question downtown’s viability – but many differ about how best to promote the area. Like many retailers across the country, downtown Boise store owners have felt the pinch ...

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Micron Technology plans $1B in capital spending for fiscal year (access required)

Now that loss-plagued Micron Technology Inc. has some product adjustment behind it and new cash in hand, how does the future look? Some analysts at a meeting with Micron officials last month in Sun Valley expressed concern that Micron has ...

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Boise Research Center, topping 1M sq. ft., nears finish (access required)

It’s been 14 years since Extended Systems bought a then-remote west Boise parcel for its 100,000-square-foot headquarters – the first building in what would become Boise Research Center. Now the nearly completed BRC is the largest business park in Idaho, ...

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