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A word with Alan Reed of Reed’s Dairy (access required)

Milk consumption has dropped throughout the country and many family dairy farms have gone out of business. Yet Reed’s Dairy is expanding. Reed’s Dairy is a family-owned business located on U.S. Highway 20 next to the Idaho Falls airport. The company ...

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Meridian opens $5.4 million fire station (access required)

Meridian Fire Station No. 6.

Meridian has a new fire station to serve the southern portion of the city. The City of Meridian held a ceremonial uncoupling of a fire hose on March 12 to mark the grand opening of their new fire station No. ...

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Idaho COVID-19 cases continue to grow

Governor Brad Little signs the state emergency proclamation for COVID-19.

For a time, Idaho was among just five states without a confirmed case of COVID-19, but that run came to an end on March 13. Gov. Brad Little announced the state’s first positive test for the disease — a woman in her 50s ...

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Idaho Housing and Finance holds 2020 Conference (access required)

Keynote speakers Charlie Cook (left) and Eliot Eisenberg (right) at the 2020 IHFA Conference.

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association brought together an inventive mix of speakers, workshops, trade exhibitions and classes in Boise for their 2020 conference on March 2-3. “From what I’ve heard,” said Gerald Hunter, president and executive director of IHFA, ...

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Treefort postponing music festival to September due to coronavirus concerns

photo of treefort

In response to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Treefort Music Fest and its ancillary conferences, including Hackfort, are being postponed until Sept. 23-27. “We have been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with The City of ...

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Economist Eliot Eisenberg: Idaho housing underbuilt (access required)

Speaker Eliot Eisenberg (left) and IFHA executive director Gerald Hunter (right) at the 2020 IHFA conference.

Eliot Eisenberg, the nationally-syndicated “bowtie economist,” said that there is no good economic reason not to build more housing in Idaho. Eisenberg was one of the keynote speakers at the 2020 Idaho Housing and Finance Association Conference, held at the ...

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Post Falls hospital introduces surgery with 3D robotic microscopy (access required)

A Modus-V digital microscope in an operating room.

Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls recently acquired a new 3D robotic microscopy tool for surgery and it has already saved one man’s arm and spine. Paul Huling, 53, a former police officer who works for the Shoshone County public ...

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