From the

Lewiston Tribune

July 14, 1999

A $500,000 grant application for development of a business and technology park east of Thain Grade will be submitted to the Idaho Department of Commerce, the Lewiston City Council decided Monday evening.

The community development block grant is part of a package of grants and other financing being put together to build the infrastructure for a new business park called Nez Perce Terrace.

Mark Travel Co., an international corporation, has signed a letter of intent to locate a reservations center in the park that would create about 500 jobs.

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RIGGINS — There is nobody who has been anticipating the completion of the Goff/Time Zone Bridge here more eagerly than the people of Riggins.

And Monday, the whole town turned out for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and to show its enthusiasm for the long-awaited opening of the strategic link between north and south Idaho.

“North Idaho has been more or less alienated (from the south) for a long time, so ... I think we should all appreciate what we’ve got now,” said Ralph J. “Ace” Barton, a former Riggins mayor and local historian.

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