A bill to require a citizen vote before Boise can spend urban renewal money on a new stadium or main library has come back to life. An Idaho Senate committee voted to send it to the full Senate for amendments.
Jayo Construction wants to build five buildings with 300 condominiums next to the Boise River near Downtown. The site would provide easy access to the Greenbelt and Kathryn Albertson and Ann Morrison parks.
The route from Diversion Dam to Idaho City, including Lucky Peak, notoriously lacks cell service. A group of new cell towers along Idaho Highway 21 may help fix the problem for commuters, residents and vacationers.
CWI won’t ask voters to authorize a plant facilities levy in the May election for a health sciences building at its Nampa campus. In November, voters declined to raise property taxes to pay for the center.
Nampa Police received a tip alleging 18-year-old Ashton Sedrick had sexual contact with juveniles. The investigation resulted in two felony charges, and Sedrick is now in Canyon County jail awaiting trial.
Guru Donuts in Boise, Idaho, is now owned by Mission Donut. They plan to keep the Idanha as its place to eat, current employees and the Hipsterberry doughnut while adding flavors and expanding the business.
Boise Towne Square mall has possible tenant to replace Sears. Payless Shoesource, Crazy 8 and Charlotte Russe, all bankrupt, are closing. Hollister, Jake’s Dry Dock move. Coming: Earthbound Trading and Fossil.
Some Meridian residents seek more affordable housing as home prices grow. Others say apartments, townhomes, and closely-packed single-family homes disrupt parts of town that still evoke Meridian’s rural roots.
Bob and Florence Goar were struck by an SUV while in a Boise crosswalk on Feb. 27, 2019. Florence died that day, and Bob died on March 8. The couple had walked their neighborhood daily for decades, their daughter said.