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Mountain Home to float $5M plant facilities levy

Mountain Home School District Superintendent James Gilbert has hired consultants to help him win community support for a $5 million, five-year plant facility levy. Gilbert hired consultants from Boise State University to prioritize and price the safety repairs needed in ...

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Cash and Carry will open a Twin Falls store (access required)

Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice is building its third Idaho store in Twin Falls with an opening scheduled in October. Cash & Carry is a Portland-based warehouse-format store that is the go-to place for many restaurants and civic organizations. It’s ...

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A step-by-step approach to welcoming walkers (access required)

As executive director of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance, Cynthia Gibson knows a thing or two about sidewalks. Gibson believes walkability is critical to a city’s health and economic vibrancy because, she said, people shop more on foot, connect with ...

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Idaho wilderness bill passes US House

A compromise bill put forward by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho to create a protected wilderness area in central Idaho has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The wilderness plan, which now heads to the U.S. Senate, would ...

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Walkability is a hot item these days

Walking has arrived on the national conscience. Planning that encourages walking is a priority for the Boise City Council. It’s addressed in every home listing on the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service. It’s even a focus for the Ada County Highway ...

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Can US housing industry’s comeback endure? (access required)

The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it? Signs are emerging that housing’s momentum may be destined to falter in ...

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories buys Boise building (access required)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. of Pullman, Wash., has purchased a 16,940-square-foot office building in Boise with capacity for 100 workers. Schweitzer makes power grid protection systems that it sells around the world. It has been renting office space in the ...

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