Walk for Wishes benefits Make-A-Wish Idaho; Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County and Idaho Foodbank offer free meals to youth through summer months; AARP accepting nominations for its Andrus Award for Community Service.
Barrick Mining, the largest gold miner in the world, buys 20 percent of Midas Gold. The $38 million investment is to get Stibnite mine near McCall, Idaho permitted. Midas would pursue environmental improvements to site mined in the past.
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers attracted 5,000 people to Boise’s Centre on the Grove for the fast-growing group’s 2018 rendezvous. It’s part of a younger, politically active coalition of hunters, fishers, hikers, climbers, outdoor rec.
Environmental group American Rivers names Idaho’s South Fork of the Salmon River one of its endangered rivers for 2018 because of mining. Company Midas Gold says it can restore the stretch as part of gold, antimony mine plan.