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‘The Boise way’: McLean talks about COVID, growth, goals, and climate in State of the City speech

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean stood in front of a small socially distanced crowd of community members in the Boise City Council Chambers for her...

New mural along Connector, Greenbelt dresses up large unsightly wall

A large new mural dressed up a concrete wall along the I-184 Connector and Boise Greenbelt. The wall sits on Garden St., at the base...

Food trucks, event center and… cactuses? New center proposed for Boise Bench

If you love cactuses and are hoping to hold an event, you’re in luck.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council approved a new combination special event...

‘Efficient living:’ complex with studio & one-bed units could come to Boise

An application submitted to the City of Boise shows new apartments could soon pop up near Boise Towne Square.  The 50’ tall and 4.25 story...

Boise dog license discounts get the green light

Dog owners in Boise will soon be able to catch a break on dog license fees to entice more residents to register their pets.  Avid...

Boise brings in national panel of experts to advise on water recycling

The City of Boise enlisted a national panel of experts to weigh in on its plans for a recycled water program.  Earlier this month, a...

Public lands advocate Fite runs for Boise council seat

A regular critic of city leadership is shooting for a spot on the Boise City Council dais herself.  Kate Fite, 66, is running against incumbent...

Hair salon owner Santa Cruz-Cernick hopes to win Boise council seat

A political newcomer hopes to shake up Boise City Hall this year.  Maria Santa Cruz-Cernick, 56, is running to represent Boise’s North End and Northwest...

‘RenEgAde’: New boutique hotel project with rooftop bar, restaurant planned downtown

A plan BoiseDev first told you about in 2019 to build a new boutique hotel near The Owyhee is moving forward. Hendricks Commercial Properties hopes...

Public Works Commissioner Gravatt to challenge Woodings for Boise City Council

A familiar face will take another try for a seat on the dais at Boise City Hall.   Crispin Gravatt, 29, is challenging incumbent City Council...

Boise’s Harris Ranch board hires outside legal counsel after facing neighborhood criticism

The Harris Ranch Community Infrastructure District is lawyering up after a wave of complaints from residents.  Last week, the Harris Ranch CID board, which consists...

‘Really special places:’ Boise Classic Movies will play at new venues

After a long wait, Boise Classic Movies is coming back but to a different venue.  For years, BCM showed movies picked by the community at...

City changes course, says task force won’t help decide location for Interfaith shelter

A task force set up to study Interfaith Sanctuary’s proposal for a new shelter location shifted gears in its final meetings.  At the end of...

City of Boise offers $100 vaccine incentive over mandate

The City of Boise is using a carrot to encourage employee vaccinations instead of a stick.  Boise city employees who opted to get fully vaccinated...

Empty Boise parking lot could host 100+ rental townhomes

A large surface parking lot near the West Boise YMCA could transform into a series of 110 rental townhomes. Brighton Corp. asked the City of...