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Woman indicted for stealing nearly $1.8 million from irrigation district

A Meridian woman will stand trial in March after prosecutors said she stole at least $1.792 million from the Black Canyon Irrigation District. A grand...

ICYMI: How many people can the Treasure Valley’s water supply support? It’s complicated.

As more and more people move to the Treasure Valley and climate change drives summer temperatures higher, water is top of mind.  Is there enough...

ICYMI: You Asked: About Facebook Kuna’s power, water, tax incentives, employees, roads — and urban renewal

Facebook’s parent company Meta announced this week it’s bringing a new data center to town and with it came a slew of questions.  Two years...

You Asked: Notice fewer bright leaves this fall? Blame the weather

Boise might not be a magnet for fall leaf watchers like New England or Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway, but we have our own bright...

Could Idaho have a waste-to-energy facility? Industry experts talk challenges, opportunities at Environmental Summit

One man’s trash could be another man’s energy.  Idaho’s wide open spaces haven’t lent themselves to waste-to-energy projects so far, but a panel of experts...

Rolling back Idaho’s energy code requirements could impact some federal loans on new homes

A proposal to dramatically scale back Idaho's energy code could impact a small portion of home sales backed with loans from the federal government.  The...

Deep Dive: Leaking sewage lagoon in McCall prompts questions on algae blooms. But water managers say it isn’t the cause

For more than a decade, the McCall water storage facility off of Deinhard Ln. has been leaking. Treated effluent is making its way into the...

EPA and DEQ dismiss water quality complaint against Avimor

A water quality complaint filed against Avimor by a former Eagle mayoral candidate has been closed by both the federal and state government with...

Idaho building officials could make major cutbacks to energy code regulations

The State of Idaho’s board overseeing building codes is set to consider removing all regulations in the energy code except those governing “life safety”...

City of Boise officials say EPA advisory on so-called ‘forever chemicals’ won’t impact work to start water recycling program

The City of Boise says a new advisory from the Environmental Protection Agency won't impact its work to get a new water recycling program...

Deep Dive: How many people can the Treasure Valley’s water supply support? It’s complicated.

As more and more people move to the Treasure Valley and climate change drives summer temperatures higher, water is top of mind.  Is there enough...

Update: Toxins present in Lake Cascade, but no health advisory yet

Update: Idaho DEQ received the test results of water samples in Lake Cascade and the department says toxins are present. However, the levels don’t...

EPA fines Avimor after missing inspections, work encroaching on stream buffer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined foothills planned community Avimor roughly $5,000 last month over a handful of environmental violations found during a January...

Deep Dive: Even with recent rain, farmers, canal cos. & homeowners brace for short irrigation season during drought

It's hard to raise grass-fed lamb without a green pasture for the flock to graze on.  For roughly half the year, Janie Burns moves her...

Suez, Boise spar over water renewal plan with groundwater levels & contamination potential key issues

Ada County’s largest drinking water provider says it is skeptical of the City of Boise’s hopes for using recycled wastewater to recharge the region’s...