Camping with the stars: Sweet spots in Idaho and beyond

If you’re looking for a new camping adventure to add to your summer plans, you’ll likely find one here. We asked staff members to write about a favorite camping spot — and they delivered some gems, from eastern Oregon to eastern Idaho. Whether you’re searching for solitude, family fun, a history lesson, scenery or star-gazing, we’ve got you covered.

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The Grove Plaza in Boise under renovation 00:43

The Grove Plaza in Boise under renovation

May 17 Boise Bench fire 01:12

May 17 Boise Bench fire

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Boise Fire official talks trench collapse rescue

Demolition of Boise Fire Station 4 01:52

Demolition of Boise Fire Station 4

Dig In: Wake up and smell the compost 03:11

Dig In: Wake up and smell the compost

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How an Idaho congressman lost 68 pounds

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Mike Simpson on looking at the stars in the Boulder-White Clouds

The View From Terra Nativa 00:24

The View From Terra Nativa

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In Depth

Boise’s composting proposal prompts backlash

Does a monthly rate increase of $3.40 amount to punishment for people who already compost?

The city says widespread participation is needed for the program to have a major effect

The City Council discusses the proposal at its noon meeting Tuesday

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Watch workers demolish a boulder blocking an Idaho highway

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Watch: Idaho landslide video goes viral

"Bernie Sanders" Chant 00:24

"Bernie Sanders" Chant

"Justice for Jack" Yantis supporters rally for answers 03:45

"Justice for Jack" Yantis supporters rally for answers

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Interior Secretary Jewell visits Idaho, Soda Fire restoration

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tours the Soda Fire restoration project in Owyhee County with a group of regional land managers and conservationists Tuesday May 24, 2016. Secretary Jewell viewed progress of 500,000 sage brush plants that have been started this year in the project to restore a healthy ecosystem and keep cheat grass from spreading into burned areas.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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Interior Secretary Jewell visits Idaho, Soda Fire restoration

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Meridian students log 40,000 miles on track during recess

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The Grove Plaza in Boise under renovation

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Interior Secretary Jewell visits Idaho, Soda Fire restoration

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The Grove Plaza in Boise under renovation

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Pets not pills - the healing power of animals

Victor Dougherty's compost 00:48

Victor Dougherty's compost

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How to handle bear encounters

Kestrel banding in Boise 02:45

Kestrel banding in Boise

Meet Duncan, the pet of the week 00:55

Meet Duncan, the pet of the week

Timberline girls doubles - state champions 01:06

Timberline girls doubles - state champions

Idaho 5A state tennis singles champions 02:36

Idaho 5A state tennis singles champions

Thrill of victory: Idaho 5A and 4A state track meet finish line 02:44

Thrill of victory: Idaho 5A and 4A state track meet finish line

Meridian baseball finishes second at state 00:51

Meridian baseball finishes second at state

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