Boise & Garden City

Boise & Garden City

Maverik changes angle of store on former Franklin School property

Besides the convenience store, Maverik's site plan calls for nine commercial lots on the 4.74 acres of frontage land along Franklin and Orchard. The city of Boise plans to develop a park on the interior three acres southwest of the proposed convenience store. The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider the full development plan at their meeting Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the third-floor City Council chambers of City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.

Boise & Garden City

Boise aims for fire safety in Hulls Gulch, other wildland interface areas with BLM grant

The Boise City Council approved an initiative Tuesday night that enables the city to receive up to $500,000 over the next five years from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reduce fuels in the wildland-urban interface. Typically, this kind of grant is spent on removing especially flammable plants, such as cheat grass, an invasive species that originated in Europe, said Mike Williamson, a spokesman for the BLM.

Boise & Garden City

Appeal filed against 91-apartment Kootenai Street apartment project

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the project, owned by the company Vista Village, in December. The commission included as a condition a requirement that, when Day develops his two properties west of the Union Pacific railroad on the north side of Kootenai, Vista Village provides access on its property for a full crossing that aligns with Columbus Street to the south. Initially, the Kootenai access will be right-in, right-out only.

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Police escort injured Boise officer Kevin Holtry up Cole Road to airport medical flight

Boise Cpl. Kevin Holtry was injured in a November shooting that wounded another officer and killed a police dog. He was paralyzed below the waist and his left leg was amputated below the knee. Now he's headed to Craig Hospital, a specialty spinal cord rehabilitation hospital near Denver, to continue his recovery.
Katy Moeller kmoeller@idahostatesman.com
Police escort injured Boise officer Kevin Holtry up Cole Road to airport medical flight 2:31

Police escort injured Boise officer Kevin Holtry up Cole Road to airport medical flight

Wounded Boise police officer heads to Denver 2:31

Wounded Boise police officer heads to Denver

Boise day shelter provides meals, clothing and much more 3:06

Boise day shelter provides meals, clothing and much more

Boise firefighter heard call for help, now gets award for mountain rescue 2:04

Boise firefighter heard call for help, now gets award for mountain rescue