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ITD paves the way to update popular backcountry airstrip (access required)

The rehabilitation project at the Garden Valley airstrip.

When people think of Idaho Transportation Department construction projects, rebuilding a grass airstrip in the middle of the mountains is probably not what comes to mind, but that’s what just happened 50 miles north of Boise. In late April, ITD ...

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ITD launches new mapping tools (access required)

The ITD average daily traffic plot for the I-15 corridor, from the COVID-19 traffic tool.

Like the elves in the Grimm’s fairy tale who secretly made shoes in the middle of the night for the poor shoemaker, web programmers at the Idaho Department of Transportation have been quietly building map-based tools that should be valuable ...

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Boat rental website sees steady business during pandemic (access required)

People looking to rustle up some summer fun have an outdoor recreation option at their fingertips. GetMyBoat.com is a site that lets users browse boats available for rent around the world. And during the pandemic, while many people have had ...

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New Coeur d’Alene hotel, condo property to open in August (access required)

Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 8 to correct pricing. Nestled in a mountain valley of Northern Idaho, Coeur d’Alene has long drawn visitors near and far for year-round recreation opportunities. Starting in August, there will be another ...

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Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

photo of covid-19 testing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For a time in Idaho, it seemed like the worst of the coronavirus pandemic could be over. After an initial onslaught of confirmed cases in the spring, by June numbers had dropped to a point that state leaders ...

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San Diego-based real estate software firm expands to Boise (access required)

The Boise tech scene just got a little bigger. Constellation Real Estate Group, a division of San Diego-based Constellation Software Group, Inc., has leased 7,000 square feet of office space near the Boise Airport and plans to create a hub ...

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PetIQ breaks ground for its new headquarters in Eagle (access required)

PetIQ broke ground for their new headquarters in Eagle on July.

PetIQ, the growing pet wellness company, broke ground for a three-story headquarters in Eagle on July 1. The groundbreaking featured the traditional line of corporate and public dignitaries, including PetIQ CEO and co-founder Cord Christensen and Eagle Mayor Jason Pierce. ...

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Driggs airport adds a campground (access required)

View of the Grand Teton from the new Driggs airport campground.

Why would an airport invest in building a campground? So pilots can camp, of course. That may seem odd for those not familiar with the world of general aviation, but underwing camping at a rural or backcountry airstrip is not ...

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Creating a business on corn mazes and pumpkin patches (access required)

Running an agritourism business takes a special kind of person. “We really do better talking to the cows than to other people,” laughed Laura Johnson, bureau chief for marketing and development at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. “There are ...

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