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Boise Library(!) will amp up its famous exclamation points with new signs

There won't be a new downtown branch of the Boise Public Library any time soon. But the existing building will get some new...

Decision on South & Lowell pools on hold while city figures out how to pay

The public spoke loud and clear about their high hopes for renovations at South and Lowell pools, but Mayor Lauren McLean and the Boise...

Fields of dreams: CWI revives big plans for Boise River, Canyon County campuses

Long dormant plans to develop a pair of campuses for the College of Western Idaho are back in play. Last month, CWI's board of trustees...

State looks to auction island in Payette Lake near McCall

An island in the middle of Payette Lake could go up for auction soon. The 14.21-acre Cougar Island is the largest in the iconic lake...

Ada Co. looking for businesses to lease The Turf Club at Expo Idaho

Ada County is looking for businesses interested in leasing a facility on the sprawling grounds of Expo Idaho. The Turf Club, located at the corner...

Deep Dive: New arena, stadium revamp, much more: Inside Boise State’s ‘vision’ for sports facilities. AD tells BoiseDev: ‘not going to sit back and...

Boise State athletics rolled out a vision of its athletics facilities on campus Thursday, including a small new arena, soccer field, practice field, and...

RV site expansion sought next to Idaho Center: a ‘great need’

Events at Nampa’s Idaho Horse Park have grown so popular it’s difficult to accommodate everyone who wants to stay there for events. The Nampa City...

Boise’s proposed legal protections for parks moving ahead, but it won’t include park sites outside of city limits

Boise’s parks will soon be legally protected from development, but only those within city limits.  Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway told Boise City Council...

‘An unbelievable opportunity’: Boise revamping WaterShed into water and climate science center

Boise’s popular water education center is getting a makeover. The City of Boise’s WaterShed, an interactive museum focused on clean water and sustainability, will be...

Chemicals out: Boise continuing to cut down park pesticide use

Boise is moving ahead with its push to cut down on pesticide spraying in city parks.  In 2020, the City of Boise launched a pilot...

Something for everyone: Construction on Boise playground and outdoor gym underway

In July, BoiseDev told you about plans for affordable housing and other amenities at the Franklin and Orchard site on the Boise Bench. The...

‘Better say’ for taxpayers: Nampa legislator introduces bill doing away with funding for jails without public vote

A new bill introduced by a Nampa legislator would force Ada County to go out for a bond or use cash to expand its...

‘Really important’: Boise donates fire truck to rural department that burned down

The Boise Fire Department is donating a fire engine to an Eastern Idaho department. On January 10, Firth Fire Department caught fire and lost its...

New design, upgrades unveiled for fountain at Ann Morrison Park

We have a glimpse of what the brand new fountain at Ann Morrison Park will look like. An updated design shows a long, horizontal fountain...

CCDC could expand urban renewal area to build affordable housing near Julia Davis Park

The City of Boise has asked urban renewal agency Capital City Development Corp. to expand an existing urban renewal to help an effort to...