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Empire Airlines parent acquires California-based West Air

Empire Holdings Inc., the Hayden-based parent company of Empire Airlines, has acquired a Fresno, California-based air carrier, West Air Inc., which operates a fleet of FedEx feeder aircraft. West Air is continuing to operate as a standalone entity as...


Luxury townhome development planned in Coeur d’Alene

Real estate investment company Measom Holdings LLC is developing five high-end townhomes worth ...


Mixed-use development eyed at old Idaho Veneer site

A development of over 120 residential living units is planned on the grounds of the former Idaho ...


Fire department plans new boathouse at north end of Lake Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department is building a boathouse for its fire boat at the foot of...


Kootenai Health expands heart center on main campus

Kootenai Health has started construction of a $37.3 million heart center expansion on its main...

Golf Island opens in Coeur d’Alene

Indoor virtual golf facility Golf Island has opened in the Riverstone area of Coeur d'Alene, at 2410 N. Old Mill Loop. Owners Thomas Tedder—founder of Post Falls-based gun holster manufacturer Tedder Industries LLC—and Taylor Vold debuted the five-bay...


Kootenai County hopes to maintain its momentum

Momentum from a decade of strong growth in North Idaho is enabling the region to continue its rapid recovery from the pandemic-induced recession of 2020, claims Sam Wolkenhauer, Post Falls-based regional labor economist for the Idaho Department of Labor. ...


Volatility in wood prices, supply to extend into 2022

Prices for wood products have been up and down this year, and experts say that volatility will remain into 2022. Shawn Church, editor of the Eugene, Ore.-based FastMarkets Random Lengths, a publication that tracks lumber prices and forest-products ...


Future looks shiny for Silver Valley mining industry

Mining companies active in North Idaho’s Silver Valley are optimistic about 2022 and beyond. Mike Satre, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla’s Mining Co.’s director of governmental affairs, says the company expects to see steady production of silver, gold...


Pelvic health gains traction with wider population

Physical therapy providers specializing in pelvic health issues have seen growth in patients seeking their help. While pelvic health traditionally has been viewed as a women’s health issue, providers assert that pelvic health impacts men and children...

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