Idaho kids still can avoid ‘summer slide’

I love summer, but as a parent it can be stressful to keep kids safe and busy. Fortunately there are summer programs to help. If you have a child engaged in one, you may also have the peace of mind that they are likely offering much more than safety and fun. Summer programs can also offer extended learning opportunities and help prevent the “summer slide.”

McCall’s Hopper-Craig making most of second rodeo opportunity

McCall resident Cameron Hopper-Craig walked away from rodeo despite a national high school title under his belt. But the bareback rider has returned to the pro circuit this year and turned in a 79-point ride Friday at the 101st Snake River Stampede at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

Hay surpasses potatoes as Idaho’s top crop. Here’s why

Hay production has ramped up in Idaho to feed the state’s growing beef and dairy herds. Hay has surpassed potatoes as Idaho’s biggest crop, but rain has damaged hay quality for two straight years, threatening hay operators operating beneath break-even points.

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Airstrip flap divides Boise Foothills resident, opponents

The city of Boise and two conservation groups are asking Ada County commissioners to overturn P&Z approval of the airstrip

Dean Hilde has pledged to use the primitive airstrip for no more than one trip per day

Fire risk and potential wildlife disturbance are key worries for opponents

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Angel Moroni placed atop new Meridian LDS Temple

A 13-foot-6, 608-pound, gold-leafed statue of the Angel Moroni was placed atop the Meridian, Idaho Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple Wednesday. It's a sign that exterior construction on the temple is largely complete.
Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
Angel Moroni placed atop new Meridian LDS Temple 2:33

Angel Moroni placed atop new Meridian LDS Temple

Bareback bronc ride pumps up Snake River Stampede rodeo 0:22

Bareback bronc ride pumps up Snake River Stampede rodeo

McCall bareback rider Hopper-Craig's 79-point ride at Snake River Stampede 0:34

McCall bareback rider Hopper-Craig's 79-point ride at Snake River Stampede

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Will Idaho Allow Oil And Gas Competition?

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