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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012

'An odyssey for Boise State' 

Boise State University has backed out on a commitment to join the Big East, the Associated Press reports, and will instead remain a member of the Mountain West. The school and the conference announced today that they've come to an agreement to keep the Broncos...

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Report: Most Idaho gun deaths self-inflicted

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A report from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare shows that 199 Idaho residents died from being shot in 2010, and most of those deaths were self-inflicted. The Times-News (http://bit.ly/TsFl5e) reports...

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State backtracks on commercial feed rule

Idaho state agriculture officials have backed down on a new commercial feed rule, the Idaho Business Review reports, after the J.R. Simplot Co. and others objected to applying it to potato processors; they will now be exempt from the new rule. Click below for a...

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Custer County road dispute ends in settlement 

The U.S. Department of Justice and the BLM have reached a settlement with Custer County over a remote mountain road that county officials had threatened to use a front-end loader to reopen, the AP reports. The BLM had closed the road in 1999; the dispute...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012


MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012


The view from the Paradise run at Bogus Basin ski resort on Sunday (Betsy Russell)

Dashing through the snow... 

It's amazing how much difference a few inches of snow can make. Our local ski mountain was starting to look a little like a bran muffin in places on Saturday, but after 3 inches of snow overnight, Sunday morning it was transformed into a glittering,...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012

Sen. Crapo arrested for DUI in Alexandria 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C., suburb, authorities said. Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday that the Idaho Republican...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

Sunrise at Bogus Basin ski resort on opening day, Friday, Dec. 21 (Betsy Russell)

Opening day at Bogus Basin...

This shot of sunrise at Bogus Basin this morning was taken before the lifts opened, but not before skiers already were getting their gear ready and heading out to the lift base. Despite early-season conditions, it was a very fun opening day for Boise's local...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

Off on vacation... 

Well, that's it for me for now. I'm off for the next week and a half; will be back at work on Dec. 31. I may still post a few things while I'm off; but they might just be ski photos or the like... Let...

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Bogus Basin ski resort north of Boise announced Tuesday that it'll open for skiing on Friday. (Betsy Russell)

Bogus Basin to open for skiing Friday

It's looking mighty pretty up toward Bogus Basin today, with the recent new snow shining in the sunshine, and now Boise's non-profit ski resort has announced that it'll open up for skiing on Friday.The resort will open its front side plus the No. 6 Pine...

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