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Boise’s unique locomotive maker once employed 750 people. Now its factory is closing

Locomotive manufacturer MotivePower Inc. will close its Boise plant, its parent company says, marking the end of an unique industrial role for Boise. The parent, Wabtec Corp., formerly Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., said the Boise plant’s manufacturing operations would ...

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At Bogus Basin, summer work promises uplifting ski season (access required)

Idaho ski resorts are reporting improved infrastructure for the 2019-2020 ski season. These improvements range from terrain expansions to greater lift capacity to facelifts of day lodges and other structures. Last season was a banger for Bogus Basin with record ...

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Top Project of the Year: Historic Elks Lodge Renovation

The Historic Elks Lodge, built in 1922, has been a staple of the Twin Falls community for decades. The building has served many purposes throughout its long life, such as the town’s public library, a furniture store, a ballroom for ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Maya Duratovic, Global Ties Idaho board member and Boise State University English department manager

Maya Duratovic is a true connector — not just of Idaho professionals but business leaders from across the world. As a board member with Global Ties Idaho and manager of the Boise State University English department, Duratovic has brought groups of international ...

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State of the City speech reprises Bieter’s greatest hits (access required)

Facing competition in November for what would be his fifth term as mayor, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s annual State of the City message offered some new initiatives but primarily a reminder of the programs he had already provided. The speech — ...

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Idaho homebuilder looks to launch into other markets with backing

An Idaho company that constructs affordable and sustainable homes from old shipping containers is looking to build a higher profile, thanks to a $5.5 million financing round. According to a Sept. 17 press release, Caldwell-based indieDwell has secured funding from ...

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Vans store coming to The Village at Meridian (access required)

Vans, a globally recognized skateboarding and surf brand, will be coming to The Village at Meridian this fall, just in time for the holiday season. The brand sells men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, apparel and accessories. Hugh Crawford, general manager of ...

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Former Olympian Kristin Armstrong to open second gym Downtown (access required)

Downtowners looking to squeeze in a sweat sesh during a lunch break or after work might want to pivot to a new fitness provider opening for business a few weeks before Thanksgiving. The owner is a familiar face to Idaho ...

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