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Planned widening of intersection widely supported (access required)

The upcoming widening of all four legs of the busy Fairview Avenue-Eagle Road intersection will boost traffic flow and enhance safety, developers believe.Now, only single left-turn lanes are in place at the eastern Meridian intersection that is anchored by the ...

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City awards $8.2M road construction contract (access required)

Boise general contractor McAlvain Construction has signed a contract with the City of Boise to build a nearly $8.2 million elevated roadway as part of an estimated $52 million terminal building project for the Boise Airport.McAlvain signed the contract last ...

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Wireless co. cancels acquisition plans (access required)

Although CEO and President Steve Simpson said acquisition by Palm Inc. would have helped Extended Systems Inc. strategically, he sees some benefits from the cancellation of the deal, announced May 17.Simpson saw his company’s name recognition jump after wireless innovator ...

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Fast-food chain plans construction of new location (access required)

Construction of a Jack in the Box quick-service restaurant is slated to start soon on West Overland Road in west Boise.Eagle-based Wright Bros. The Building Co. plans to start constructing the 2,850-square foot building on the north side of Overland ...

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Co. markets its monitoring systems to utilities (access required)

When California PG&E starts a rolling blackout, technicians get in their trucks and go from station to station to turn off the power.But all that driving and manual labor could be eliminated by technology developed by a Boise company.Telemetric Corp. ...

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Developer announces plans for more retail space (access required)

Eagle-based builder and developer Renny Wylie plans to start construction of a 7,600-square-foot retail and office plaza on Garrity Boulevard in north Nampa by July 1.Wylie, owner of JRW Construction, said the one-story building is slated for six retail and ...

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Speaker discusses change in Internet-based economy (access required)

The Boise area’s reputation as a high-tech commerce center is growing, but the Valley can’t afford to stand still in “the race with no finish line,” a widely known economic development specialist says.That was a key theme David Kolzow conveyed ...

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Local software manufacturer signs sales contract (access required)

Boise software manufacturer Accounting Solutions Inc. recently signed a contract with Retail Pro – a major manufacturer of point-of-sale, inventory control and retail management software.“We are the company that writes the integration software to move their data into financial software ...

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Boise-based Washington Group International files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (access required)

One of Boise’s five big corporations – Washington Group International Inc. – has filed bankruptcy for the second time in six years, leaving its future an open question. Washington filed under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code May 14 ...

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