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Nampa to start its own food co-op (access required)

A membership campaign started Dec. 16 to launch a Canyon County Co-op in downtown Nampa. The food cooperative’s organizers aim to create a store, the fourth in the state, that belongs to the National Cooperative Grocer’s Association. The others are ...

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Regulation stretches the Idaho outdoors industry to its limits (access required)

A largely quiet group of Idaho outfitters and guides stirred to life when a speaker at their annual meeting hit a soft spot: the minimum wage. Earlier this year, President Obama issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for ...

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A better water heater for the Northwest (access required)

While Northwest residents pride themselves on their efforts to live sustainably, one of the biggest foils to those claims can be found in 55 percent of Northwest homes, where electric water heaters are installed. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance estimates ...

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Retail space at the future City Center Plaza is nearly all leased (access required)

The City Center Plaza in downtown Boise won’t be completed until the fall of 2016, but food and restaurant space at the project is nearly booked. Dave Wali, executive vice president with developer Gardner Co., said there are five retail ...

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A word with Drew and Rhea Allen of Peppershock Media

Drew and Rhea Allen started their advertising and film production company, Peppershock Media, in 2003 when the two were newly minted graduates who had returned to Idaho after a stint in Seattle. Peppershock – a name loosely modeled on Rhea ...

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