Adam Roe Painting, also known as ARP, has created a 'safety culture' in the company. Risa Roe is the safety chief at the painting company, which provides harnesses and other equipment to its painters and trains them frequently to be safe on the job.
Residential construction crews in January who built townhomes on Hill Road and Idaho Street in Boise went without harnesses, lifelines and other safety equipment. The Statesman asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's local director to watch video footage of the workers on the job and explain what he saw.
Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell are Type A personalities, stars of an upcoming pilot episode called "Boise Boys" that follows their home remodel company, Timber and Love. They're just moving into their new headquarters at Fairview Avenue and South Whitewater Park Blvd.
People driving through Garden City's warehouse district to see the high river are causing problems, says Donna Saleen, property manager at Riverview Business Park. Jack's Metal Works is preparing for flooding, while Cascade River Sports' sales are increasing because boaters are hitting Idaho rivers early this year.
Mike Welch, owner of Play It Again Sports, says months of construction at the intersection of Cole Road and Fairview Avenue in Boise have reduced visits to his store. But he thinks the work will pay off.
In this video, Usful Glassworks tells its story. The nonprofit turns used glass bottles into new products, including drinking glasses and pitchers that can be found in restaurants around the Treasure Valley. It provides job training and experience to people who are underemployed, such as refugees, low-income seniors, homeless individuals and at-risk youth.
Erin McCandless is community engagement and development manager at Create Common Good, which helps people with barriers to employment qualify for jobs. She discusses why the low unemployment rates in the Treasure Valley have boosted wages and employer demand for the nonprofit's graduates.