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BoiseDev to host live forum on McCall library bond vote

BoiseDev will host a live panel discussion on an upcoming bond to build a new library in the City of McCall. As we reported last week, the McCall city council voted to put a $4.2 million bond in front of...

Mile High Marina project would add public boardwalk, expand beach and increase boat slips

Mile High Marina submitted a pre-application to McCall Planning and Zoning that would open up around 1,000 feet of new public waterfront. Mile High Marina and McCall Parks and Recreation Department formed a partnership to create the breakwater replacement project....

ITD admits construction contributed to Idaho 55 rockslide

The massive rockslide on Highway 55 near Smith’s Ferry that resulted in a two-week closure was caused in part by construction. In a news release, the Idaho Department of Transportation says that the slide occurred in a work zone where...

‘Though the idea was neat:’ Trident tried, failed to buy Brundage, build one of America’s largest resorts

This story originally appeared in the April 8, 2021 edition of The Star-News in McCall, and is republished here with permission. Go to www.mccallstarnews.com/pages/subscribe.php to subscribe online. Trident Holdings tried to buy Brundage Mountain Resort and develop it into one of the...

‘Wasn’t good enough:’ Proposed new McCall Maverik returns to P&Z with an updated design

A proposed Maverik convenience store in McCall that has been strongly opposed by both residents and Planning and Zoning Commissioners is back, with changes. Salt Lake City, UT-based Maverik hopes to build a new location at 400 N. Third St....

McCall library bond back on the ballot after failing in 2020

Registered voters in McCall will once again see a library expansion bond on their ballots this May. McCall city council members voted to add the McCall Public Library Expansion bond to the May 18, 2021 election after the measure narrowly...

Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry will reopen after being closed for over two weeks

If you’re traveling from Boise to McCall this weekend, or vice versa, you no longer have to worry about Idaho Highway 55 closing at 3p.m. Starting this Friday, the stretch of highway near Smiths Ferry will reopen at 8 a.m....

McCall saw its economy take off during COVID-19, but concerns of ‘Boise on steroids’ loom for housing

A little more than a year has gone by since McCall and Valley County officials issued a travel advisory asking visitors, who don't live in the area, to stay away to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Since then, Valley County...

Closed by rockslide, Idaho 55 will reopen during limited hours

More than a week after a rockslide forced Idaho Highway 55 to close, the key route will partially reopen. Starting Wednesday, there will be one lane of alternating traffic open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Idaho Transportation Department...

Highway 55 will remain shut down until at least Tuesday

The Idaho Transportation Department says Highway 55 is still not safe for drivers and will remain closed until at least Tuesday. The road has been shut down in both directions for the past week after a rockslide hit the...

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Boise State looks at four locally-owned ideas for former Big City/Starbucks space at library

Boise State Dining Services started the search for a new vendor to go into the coffee shop space at...