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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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Furniture dealer to add 2nd Ada unit (access required)

Wayne Eldredge, who is remodeling a west Boise space for an Eldredges’s Furniture & Mattresses store, is adding a Meridian store. He planned to open Eldredge’s Bedroom Store this week in a nearly 4,000-square-foot building that Office Value occupied previously ...

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Nampa complex to get 54 more apartments (access required)

Owners of the Courtyards at Ridgecrest apartment complex in north Nampa plan to build 54 more units and a community center. All 60 units in the first phase attracted tenants since opening in July on the south side of Birch ...

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Red Flag medical clinic plans new quarters (access required)

Boise health center Red Flag Medical Clinic plans to move by November into a new building on State Street near Collister Street, about half a mile west of its 2-year-old clinic.Chris Gilmore, owner and nurse practitioner for Red Flag, said ...

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Industrial park proposed off Robinson Road south of I-84 (access required)

A 58-acre industrial park has been proposed south of the Robinson Road overpass across Interstate 84, just east of Nampa. A development group, Risk Unlimited LLC, plans the project on the north side of Airport Road, west of McDermott Road. ...

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Jamaca Me Tan to build salon on State Street (access required)

Jamaca Me Tan, a Treasure Valley-based chain of tanning salons, plans to build a new salon on West State Street, Boise. The City of Boise granted owner Darren Blaser approval of the project during a Design Review hearing March 12. ...

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