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Idaho STEM and IDLA in D.C. for Computer Science for All event

Representatives from the Idaho STEM Action Center and Idaho Digital Learning Academy attended a Computer Science For All event at the White House in September. Computer Science for All is President Obama’s new initiative to empower all American students from kindergarten through high school ...

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Courtney Mitchell of Associated Insurance wins national award

Courtney Mitchell of Associated Insurance Services in Boise has been named Idaho’s Outstanding Customer Service Representative of the year by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research of Austin, Texas.  She accepted the award at a ceremony in Boise on September ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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