Infrastructure

Pedestrian zone: Boise to revamp 8th St. in downtown core to be permanently car-free

After two years of makeshift changes to create a pedestrian street, Boise’s restaurant row will be getting a more permanent makeover.  On Tuesday, Boise City...

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...

‘Donut holes’ & ‘taxation without representation’: New Idaho law impacts CIDs – including Harris Ranch and future areas

The Idaho Legislature made a pair of changes to the state's community infrastructure district statute, both involving Boise's Harris Ranch neighborhood. The Harris Ranch CID...

Election with few voters could mean nearly $1 billion in debt & interest for future residents

A small upcoming election could bring nearly $1 billion in taxes in a future Treasure Valley neighborhood. The Spring Valley Community Infrastructure District north of...

‘Pretty cool’: Relic Boise neon signs could pop up as public art in Downtown Boise project

A series of classic Boise neon signs could appear in Downtown Boise if a project envisioned by the Capital City Development Corp. moves forward. Vangie...

‘Above and beyond’: ITD to add shipping containers to protect drivers in slide-prone Idaho 55 zone

Idaho Transportation Department work crews will reinstall large shipping containers in the Idaho 55 work zone between Smiths Ferry and the Round Valley. That area...

Deep Dive: Inside Idaho Power’s goal to hit 100% renewable energy by 2045

The year 2045 seems like a long way off, but when your goal is trying to ditch 100% of carbon emissions it’s coming up...

New street could pop up in downtown Boise, surrounded by apartments

A new street is coming to Downtown Boise. A new extension to 28th St. in the west downtown area will add a north-south route across...

Beefed-up broadband: Ada Co. could use federal dollars to build fiber loop

Ada County is considering a proposal to bring broadband to rural residents and businesses at both ends of Idaho’s largest county.  Using $10 million from...

Mtn. Home Air Force Base building waterline to Snake River, Elmore Co. looks at options as aquifer declines

Mountain Home Air Force Base’s time pumping drinking water out of the ground will soon be coming to an end.  In the next three and...

‘Quite an eyesore’: Ada County opts to use APRA funds to remove Les Bois stables, considers other county projects

Ada County is taking the next step to say goodbye to horse racing for good. Earlier this week, Ada County Commissioners voted to approve $550,000...

McCall, Valley Co. hope to bring new fast, affordable internet option to mountain communities

The pandemic has proven that many desk jobs can be worked remotely, making reliable and affordable internet service all the more important. McCall City...

ICYMI 2021: Some Boise wells are drying up amid rapid development. What’s going on?

Originally published June 24, 2021. There’s only three feet of water left in the bottom of Sheryl Gaide Lundquist’s well.  A few months ago, Lundquist’s son...

ICYMI 2021: Growth brings increased complaints about traffic. But cities like Meridian say they can’t just stop new construction

Originally published November 10, 2021. Like many cities in the Treasure Valley, the City of Meridian has seen significant growth. According to the U.S. Census,...

ICYMI 2021: Avimor is growing, far from other SW Idaho cities. Who pays for emergency services – and how will it change?

Originally published March 11, 2021. A new planned community is taking shape in the shadow of the foothills off of Highway 55, far from the...