Patrick Ellis felt at home in the three-bedroom Meridian ranch house he shared with his fiancee and their infant son. There was a backyard for the dogs and a roomy garage where he could do weekend projects. At $975 a month, it was on the high end of the couple’s budget, but it was worth it. Ellis, 28, and his fiancee, Tiffany Maldonado, were saving up for a down payment on a house. After their lease ended in February, they decided to stay in the house on a month-to-month basis until later this year.
Scan this summary of Idaho’s top business news from mid-December to mid-January for whatever you may have missed. Idaho residential contractors lax on safety A growing number of residential construction workers have been killed or seriously injured during the Treasure Valley’s housing boom. A Statesman analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data from March 2011 through December 2016 found a pattern of carelessness in Idaho’s home-construction industry.
The man who took a pencil drawing from a Downtown Boise bar on a night in late May returned the picture Thursday. A former longtime employee, Cera Grindstaff, created the drawing of two hands holding four beer glasses. As a “labor of love” by their former employee, the drawing carried sentimental value to The Reef and Front Door Taphouse owner Chad Johnson and his wife. The Statesman on Wednesday shared the bar’s security-camera video footage. The video showed three men walking into the building.
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