The latest auction of state-owned lakefront lots yielded $7,895,500. As typically happens, the cottage owners at the June 23 auction in Boise were the only bidders on 12 of the 14 Payette Lake lots.  Their bids were the same as the appraised values of...
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Ronald D. Harris purchased 0.71 acre at Silverstone Business Park, 1739 S. Jade Way, in Meridian. DJ Thompson of Cushman & Wakefield Pacific represented the buyer and Steve Winger and Devin Ogden of Colliers International represented the seller. OODA...
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The United States is on track to see its most costly year of bank failures since 2012, but Idaho bankers aren’t worried. Two U.S. banks with at least $1 billion in assets have failed this year for the first time since 2012. In total, six banks totaling...
Yesterday
One of the most important advancements for the modern oil and gas sector has become a household curse word. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is crucial to producing petroleum and natural gas and transformed the U.S. industry in the last decade....
Yesterday
Construction will start June 26 on the long anticipated 81-unit 5th and Idaho Apartments in Old Boise. The project has secured a $14 million construction loan from CBRE Capital Markets, the Seattle office of the real estate finance firm announced....
Yesterday
An unnamed bidder placed a winning bid of $1,893,750 June 21 on 7.93 acres of undeveloped land on Federal Way in front of the Overland Post Office. The winning bidder outlasted CBH Homes President and owner Corey Barton, who threw in the towel at $1.85...
Yesterday
Upending long-held beliefs, a national trades group released a report in June finding that construction accidents are more common at the noon hour than any other time of the day. That was just one piece of conventional wisdom that was turned on its head...
6/22/2017
Dana Zuckerman has done a lot of explaining since she decided to put four very small houses on one third-acre lot in the far reaches of Boise’s North End. The houses, three with one bedroom and one with two bedrooms, measure between 580 and 696 square...
6/22/2017
A 17,000-square-foot rock-wood-and-window home in McCall has been converted into a long-sought clubhouse for the Whitetail Club private community adjoining Shore Lodge. The lakeside clubhouse offers a restaurant with outdoor patio, an indoor/outdoor bar,...
6/22/2017
Idaho is about to fall further behind its neighbors on its minimum wage, the Idaho Business Review reports today, as four of Idaho’s six neighboring states raise their minimum wage in each of the next three years. Idaho’s minimum wage remains at $7.25 an...
6/21/2017
Kari Overall, a history teacher at South Junior High in Boise, has been elected the next president of the Idaho Education Association; she succeeds Penni Cyr, who is retiring after six years in the post. Overall’s three-year term will begin Aug. 1. “The...
6/21/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say...
6/21/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is starting its first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair cut of royalty payments, state officials say. Idaho Department of Lands...
6/20/2017
When the governor is out of state, the lieutenant governor fills in as acting governor. And when both the governor and lieutenant governor are out of state, that duty falls to the president pro-tem of the state Senate. And if the pro-tem also is out of...
6/19/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type. Joey, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home’s gun safe, made his...
6/19/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former director of President Donald Trump's election campaign in Idaho says he is seriously considering running for the state's open U.S. House seat in 2018. Layne Bangerter told The...
6/19/2017
Stephen Kenyon, who has been the clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals since 2005, started today as the new Clerk of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for Idaho. Kenyon replaces Libby Smith, who left the post in April to become...
6/19/2017
Justice Daniel Eismann won’t be participating in today’s arguments in the grocery tax case, as he’s out sick. Eismann will watch the arguments via livestream and still will take part in the decision, but he won’t be asking questions today. That promises...
6/15/2017
Lawmakers and others are gathering at the Idaho Supreme Court for today’s arguments in the grocery tax case. The arguments start at 11:10 a.m.; I’ll have a full report after the arguments conclude. Here’s my story on what’s at stake and the...
6/15/2017
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s bipartisan legislation to step up sanctions against Russia has passed the Senate on an overwhelming 97-2 vote. “This legislation signals to the world the United States’ unflagging commitment to the sanctity of territorial...
6/15/2017