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Idaho’s first utility-scale solar farm dedicated in Kuna, Ada County

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Contractor DEPCOM held a dedication site tour of Idaho’s first utility-scale solar farm, Idaho Solar 1, on Sept. 16 off South Cloverdale Road. The farm straddles Ada County and Kuna. The event was attended by representatives from the city of Kuna, Ada County, ...

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Idaho Botanical Garden opens new entrance garden

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The Idaho Botanical Garden celebrated its new entrance garden with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 20. In attendance were representatives from Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well as supporters of the entrance garden Franz Witte, Silver Creek Supply, Monrovia Growers, Jeff Hartmann Designs, Jensen-Belts, Bark Blowers ...

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Pioneer Crossing groundbreaking in downtown Boise

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The Sept. 22 groundbreaking for the Gardner Co.’s Pioneer Crossing garage at 11th and Front streets involved some 30 helmets and shovels with dignitaries from Boise, Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City including Gardner executive Christian Gardner (third from left) ...

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Community placemaking effort helps transform downtown Meridian

Boise Regional Realtors President Carey Farmer (far left) and BRR CEO Breanna Vanstrom (second from left) join Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd (with scissors), partners and other officials at the Idaho Avenue Placemaking Project ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo courtesy of Boise Regional Realtors.

The City of Meridian and Idaho Smart Growth unveiled the newly transformed Idaho Avenue in downtown Meridian on Sept. 9. The project was made possible in part by a placemaking grant from Boise Regional Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Placemaking reshapes ...

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October declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Ada County

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The Ada County Commissioners and surrounding city mayors worked with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, the Ada County Paramedics and FACES + Foundation to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.    

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Ribbon-cutting at Larry H. Miller dealerships

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Larry H. Miller Honda Boise, which recently underwent a complete reconstruction, held its grand opening on September 15. Renovations included the addition of 39,399 square feet of facility space. .

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PARK(ing) Day observed in downtown Boise

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PARK(ing) Day, an open-source global event to convert parking places into temporary public places, or “parklets”,  was observed on Sept. 16 in downtown Boise. The goal is to show the importance of parks and open spaces in urban areas. The ...

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Idaho Nonprofit Center recognizes excellence across the state

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The Idaho Nonprofit Center hosted the 2016 Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards on Sept. 22 at Boise State University. The awards spotlight the thousands of nonprofit organizations across Idaho that make a difference. The event was sponsored by HD Insurance and the emcee for ...

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Construction industry celebrates, hobnobs at Idaho Top Projects awards event

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Close to 200 people representing all facets of the construction industry – including contractors, engineers, architects, developers and owners – gathered to honor Idaho’s Top Projects at an awards event. The event took place Thursday, Sept. 22 at The Owyhee ...

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