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Delta strain spreads, vaccination correlates to income (access required)

Idaho vaccination rate (all doses) through July 1, 2021, plotted versus per capita income (2019) by county.

As of July 5, four cases of the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed in Idaho. The highly contagious Delta strain is now rapidly spreading in the United States. It is not too late to receive a ...

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PetIQ debuts new headquarters in Eagle (access required)

The new corporate headquarters of PetIQ in Eagle.

Since it was founded a decade ago, PetIQ has become one of Idaho’s business success stories. In keeping with its growth curve, the pet supply and services firm cut the ribbon on a new corporate headquarters building in Eagle on ...

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Sockeye Brewery to open new Boise location (access required)

The home for the new Sockeye Brewery location, just off the intersection of Hill and 36th Street in Boise.

As part of its 25th birthday bash, Sockeye Brewery of Boise announced on June 23 that it would establish a second location in northwest Boise, in the retail space formerly occupied by the 36th Street Garden Center & Bistro. The ...

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Idaho’s hottest real estate market is Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Real estate market hotness rankings from realtor.com for the Boise and Coeur d'Alene metros.

For over a year, Coeur d’Alene has outperformed Boise as a real estate market, based on the realtor.com hotness index. Using the most recent data available, from March 2021, Coeur d’Alene was one of the 20 hottest real estate markets ...

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Boise storage building company announces expansion

photo of nampa self storage project

As residential populations are growing and construction projects are on the rise, a Boise-based building company specializing in steel self-storage facilities is expanding to keep up. Forge Building Company has announced it is planning to construct 10 projects (totaling over ...

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Demand remains solid for Valley County real estate

photo of shore lodge

Despite any still-lingering COVID-19 concerns, interest in visiting and recreating in the mountain communities of Valley County — McCall, Cascade, Donnelly and neighboring areas — has grown virtually unabated.  And real estate sales are running apace.  Statewide lockdowns, mandated early ...

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Stakeholders to fund $7 million Boise aquatics facility (access required)

rendering of pool interior

Aquatics stakeholders are planning to fund a new pool facility in Boise for public and competitive use. Idaho Competitive Aquatics, the Greater Boise Aquatics Foundation and The Greater Boise Auditorium District have currently secured about $7 million for an indoor, ...

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Valley County offers cuisine seekers a gamut of dining options (access required)

The picturesque views of colorful mountains, pristine lakes and wildlife sightings are alone worth the two (plus)-hour drive out of the Boise metro area into Valley County, but a collection of seven smallish cities will attract more than outdoor recreation ...

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Vaccination hesitancy in Howe second-worst in nation (access required)

Map showing the 83244 zip code, covering Howe and the Little Lost River Valley.

New survey data identified part of Butte County as having the second-highest COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in the United States. The area in question is the 83244 zip code, which covers the unincorporated community of Howe and the upper Little Lost ...

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EXPO Idaho panel tells Ada Co.: “You can have it all” (access required)

Horse stalls for the defunct Les Bois Race Track at Expo Idaho

For the future of EXPO Idaho, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) told Ada County to “think big,” include all the uses it wanted and devote time and effort up front to adequately plan both strategically and financially. The ULI experts ...

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