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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 P&Z turns down 'bulky' Cathedral Place apts. (access required)

The future remains uncertain for Cathedral Place, a 139-unit apartment and parking complex in Boise’s North End that was rejected last week by the Boise Planning and Zoning Commission. The P&Z voted against the development after a lengthy hearing Feb. ...

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Rubber Rainbow relocates Broadway store (access required)

Rubber Rainbow, a retailer of condoms and personal lubricants, has relocated its 5-year-old Boise store in the Broadway Park Plaza to a free-standing building on Broadway Avenue near Warren Street. Owner Caryn Thompson said the move, completed Feb. 1, was ...

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Conveyor Engineering finds clients abroad (access required)

Conveyor Engineering Inc. plans to build new Treasure Valley headquarters this year, and continue its recent trend toward going to foreign fields and the mining sector for much of its work. The company designs and builds material-handling systems. “We are ...

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Rejection of Boise convention bonds blamed on 'tax' scare (access required)

Backers blamed “misinformation” for last week’s failure of the Greater Boise Auditorium District’s proposed $37.5 million bond-issue for an additional convention building downtown. Local convention officials had said Boise Centre at Capital Station – a 128,000-square-foot building proposed on 5 ...

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Fractions to return to NYSE, ex-chief says (access required)

Don’t expect recent high volumes to overload New York Stock Exchange capacity anytime soon, but get ready for those fractional quotes again. William Johnston, former NYSE president and chief operating officer, told the Idaho Chapter of Investment Analysts in Boise ...

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Mountain West Bank to add NW Boise branch (access required)

Mountain West Bank plans to open a branch office at State and Glenwood streets in northwest Boise, its fifth in the Treasure Valley. Mountain West said in a press release that it plans to open the branch in early March ...

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Idaho Independent Bank posts strong ’02 (access required)

Idaho Independent Bank increased its net income after taxes by more than 8 percent from 2001 to 2002. President and CEO Jack Gustavel cited the bank’s “long-term strategy of disciplined growth” and its “consistent risk-management standards.” Net income of $4 ...

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Idacomm aims to grow Velocitus wireless broadband service (access required)

Idacomm, an Internet-access company, continues to expand its Velocitus wireless broadband service to new markets, and aims to offer private fiber optic networks outside the Boise area. Owned by Idacorp Inc., parent of Idaho Power Co., Idacomm offers fiber-optic networking ...

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Commercial vacancies generally rose in ’02 (access required)

Owners of commercial buildings in Boise generally saw vacancy rates increase last year, though Boise fared better than many U.S. cities. Recent studies by Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate and the Boise office of Colliers International noted generally sluggish ...

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