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Jack Buell Trucking buys mill, relocates it to Idaho

A new whole-log chip mill is expected to be in operation near St. Maries, Idaho, late this year. The mill is owned by Jack Buell Trucking, of St. Maries, and will operate at the company’s Swan Lake Fiber site in Milltown, a Benewah County, Idaho, commun...

Kilted Growler taps into Hayden

The Kilted Growler Tap House opened earlier this month at 8160 N. Cornerstone Drive, in Hayden. Owner Steve Welch, a longtime Coeur d’Alene home brewer, says he opened the tap house as a way of getting back into the beer business. “My father used to...

Post Falls storage facility expands

Construction is underway on an expansion at Seltice Mini Storage Inc., where the number of units will jump to about 380 from 227, says complex owner Troy Mullenix. The total project cost will be close to $1 million, he says. Located at 2425 W. Seltice ...

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Building material prices surge

With construction material costs rising nationally, Inland Northwest construction companies are feeling the impacts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics producer price index for construction materials increased 2.2 percent from April to May, marking the...

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Warehouse project underway at Riverbend

An industrial building valued at nearly $2 million is going up in Riverbend Commerce Park, in Post Falls, says park manager Tag Jacklin. Construction crews broke ground in November for the 50,000-square-foot building, which is being marketed as the Lemhi...

New medical office building rises at Riverstone

Construction is wrapping up on a single-story medical office building with a project value of $1.5 million in the Riverstone Development in northwest Coeur d’Alene, says Dr. Wayne Ellenbecker, an optometrist. Ellenbecker and his wife, Dr. Cindy Ellenbe...

NYC Piano Bar to open in Coeur d’Alene

A new restaurant and piano bar, called NYC Piano Bar, is scheduled to open today in downtown Coeur d’Alene. The business will be located in a 4,200-square-foot leased space at 313 E. Sherman, which is known for having housed Jimmy D’s restaurant and...

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Work starts on $20 million-plus Cd’A apartment complex

A new apartment complex is going up at the intersection of Hanley Avenue and Ramsey Road in Coeur d’Alene, north of Lake City High School. To be called The Northern at Coeur d’Alene Place, the complex will consist of 12 three-story apartment building...

Hearings kicked off for $100 million rail project in Sandpoint

The BNSF Railway Co. is seeking environmental permits for a $100 million project that would add a second railroad bridge across Lake Pend Oreille, at Sandpoint, Idaho, for the purpose of easing rail congestion....

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On a roll at Silverwood

More adventure seekers than ever before are expected to pass through the gates of Silverwood Theme Park this season as the region’s largest amusement attraction celebrates its 30th anniversary. Preseason ticket sales indicate a record number of people ...

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