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Kootenai heart center expands

Work is underway on a $37.3 million expansion at Kootenai Health’s primary hospital campus in Coeur d’Alene. The three-story, 21,000-square-foot addition will house an expansion of the hospital’s heart center, which will grow to 13 operating rooms ...


Whatever Happened With: Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways Inc., a Sandpoint, Idaho-based developer of solar-power generating road panels, is working on a new prototype and is in contract negotiations with a potential manufacturing partner, says Julie Brusaw, company co-founder....


Freedom Boat Club franchisee to open in North Idaho

Freedom Boat Club of North Idaho will open in Kootenai County for the 2022 boating season, says franchise co-owner Brent Christian. Christian and his wife, Michelle, also own and operate Tobler Marina, a 15-acre dryland store that offers boat sales and ...


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 nearly $15 million in a project named the Nest at Lake Side, in downtown Coeur d’Alene....


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 Veneer Co. mill site. The $20.5 million project, named Millworx, is located at 704 E. Fourth and is being developed by longtime Spokane developer A&A ...


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 Tubbs Hill. Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel says the project will cost about $450,000....


Kootenai Health expands heart center on main campus

Kootenai Health has started construction of a $37.3 million heart center expansion on its main hospital campus in Coeur d’Alene. The heart center will grow to 13 operating rooms from 11 and expand to five procedure rooms from three to meet the needs ...

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. ...

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