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Rafting company owner reflects on taking people on vacation during a pandemic & status of business

“Surreal” is the word Heidi Armacost used to describe running a small business during a pandemic.  “It’s something that I can’t even really explain,” she said. “It’s so weird to take people on vacations...

KTVB launches new show focused on ‘what makes Idaho great’

KTVB Channel 7 launched a new local program earlier this month - but not a newcast. Idaho Today, which airs weekdays at 12:30pm, is the station's first lifestyle show - hosted by Mellisa Paul....

With COVID impacting business, local caterer opens ‘Luncheonette’ on Boise Bench

Alex Cardoza and his wife Tara Morgan started Wild Plum Events in 2015. Now, Cardoza and Morgan say they have opened their catering businesses doors to offer a new lunch restaurant. “With most events...

New car dealership opens with off-road track to test vehicles

Usually, when you visit a car dealership, you know what to expect. Rows of shiny vehicles. A sales office. People on golf carts hoping to sell a vehicle. But one new area car...

Open for business: New brewery and pizza place off Idaho 55

Last year, BoiseDev told you about plans for a new community-owned brewery in the Avimor community north of Boise, just off Idaho Highway 55. Last weekend, Spring Creek Brewing Company opened its doors for business.

‘Moral dilemma:’ How one Idaho rafting company dealt with the pandemic

Co-owners Lauren and Chris Demo, of Salmon Raft in McCall, faced one of the biggest decisions for their business and the greater good of their community: To stay open or close for rafting season. 

Mother-daughter owned Meridian business stays afloat with live social media sales

By Karen Lehr / Idaho News 6 The coronavirus pandemic is forcing many small businesses to shut their doors for good, but one mother-daughter duo in Meridian is...

‘Bittersweet moment:’ Longtime Treasure Valley restaurant closes its doors

An iconic Treasure Valley restaurant is shutting its doors. The owners of Orphan Annie’s Bar & Grill announced last week that they would be retiring and that last Saturday would be the restaurant’s last...

Boise company hopes to help make home Wi-Fi work better

MetaGeek's website lays it out in big bold letters, right at the top. "It's not a question of if your WiFi environment is going to change, but when." For many people,...

‘No longer safe:’ North end restaurant will close, convert to wine shop

In 2017, BoiseDev first told you about the new Camel's Crossing restaurant slated for Hyde Park. The eatery replaced an antique shop, and brought dishes like carrot steak, brioche crusted salmon and Thai Brussels sprouts to...
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Boise State Public Radio receives million-dollar gift to help support local news

Boise State Public Radio announced it recieved the largest gift in station history - $1.1 million.
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Eagle arcade closes, game machines sold and moved out

After seven years in business, Grinkers Grand Palace in Eagle will no longer welcome classic game players. The 80s-style...

You asked: Why is the Egyptian Theater boarded up?

If you've driven through Downtown Boise lately you might have noticed that the doors to the Egyptian Theater are boarded up.

Les Schwab Tires, Idaho town staple, gains large new owner

The stores in Les Schwab country have a new owner. The Oregon-based tire chain went on the block last...

Large student apartment project turned down after McLean breaks city council tie

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean cast the deciding vote to turn down an upscale student housing project near Boise State University.  It's the...