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Metro Express Car Wash expands to Colorado (access required)

The first Metro Express Car Wash outside Idaho will open in fall in Colorado in the Denver suburb of Sheridan. Hall of Fame car wash entrepreneur Bill Martin built his reputation with three car washes in Boise, Nampa and Meridian ...

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Community college purchases land at twice assessed value

The College of Western Idaho has purchased a 10-acre lot of land at $8.8 million, twice the value assigned to it for tax purposes, but officials say they did not overpay. The community college’s board chairwoman Mary Niland said April ...

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Schools in timber country receive funding reprieve

Schools in Idaho timber country will continue to receive a share of money from the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Idaho schools received $7.2 million from the program in 2013-14. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a two-year ...

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$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of western sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling ...

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FootGolf kicks off in the Treasure Valley (access required)

Players at Ridgecrest Golf Course can give their clubs a break and play a round of golf with their feet. The Nampa golf course is the first to allow FootGolf, in which players kick soccer balls across a modified golf ...

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Public ideas sought this Saturday for new Grove Plaza (access required)

The Grove Plaza is going to get a major makeover and public input will help determine what the next generation Grove 2.0, as it’s being called, will look like. “The whole dynamic will be different,” said John Brunelle, executive director ...

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State supporting unmanned systems (access required)

New research on unmanned aerial systems will start in May at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls. The Idaho Department of Commerce, CAES and its member universities, and the Idaho National Laboratory have formed a new program ...

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Yellowstone, Teton parks get $200k for electric vehicles and chargers

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than $200,000 to add a plug-in hybrid electric car to their vehicle fleets and to install six public electric vehicle charging stations. As ...

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Boise chefs buy Reel Foods (access required)

Chefs Mark Ballen and Marcus Bonilla have bought Reel Foods Fish Market in downtown Boise from Seattle-based Ocean Beauty Seafoods. The deal closed on April 28. Bonilla said he plans on sticking with the market’s core business of fresh seafood ...

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Noodles & Company touches down in Idaho Falls (access required)

Noodles & Company will open its fourth Idaho restaurant May 4 in Idaho Falls, the first Noodles beyond the Treasure Valley. The newest Noodles will be located at the Grand Teton Mall. Broomfield, Colo.,-based Noodles & Company was founded in ...

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