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Air quality moves into unhealthy range, outdoor k.d. lang concert canceled

The Treasure Valley's air quality has gotten so bad - with an orange air quality alert issued by the state DEQ - that tonight's scheduled k.d. lang concert at the Eagle River Pavilion has been canceled. CTTouring announced the cancellation "due to the poor air quality in the Treasure Valley and the DEQ orange air quality alert suggesting that people stay inside;" click below for their full announcement. The DEQ has posted tips here for people to reduce their exposure to wildfire smoke and protect their health. Yesterday's air quality index of 104 and today's predicted level of 110 both fall into the orange, or unhealthy, range. Children and people with asthma are considered to be most at risk; all outdoor burning is banned in Ada and Canyon counties.

Announcement from CTTouring:

Tonight's Show with k.d. LANG is CANCELLED

Thursday July 12, 2012 Eagle River Pavilion

Due to the poor air quality in the Treasure Valley and the DEQ orange air quality alert suggesting that people stay inside, tonight’s k.d. lang show has been cancelled.

The DEQ announced today via the Idaho Statesman: The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has posted an orange air quality alert for Thursday for Ada and Canyon counties.

An orange alert means the air is unhealthy for those with breathing issues ―including people with lung disease, children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors.

The DEQ also suggests that everyone should postpone any strenuous activity outside until air quality improves. They are also asking people to limit driving and to combine errands into a single trip to help curb exhaust emissions and to put off mowing the lawn (if you use a gas-powered mower) until air quality improves.

All tickets purchased via Ticketfly will automatically be refunded. For any questions regarding refunds, please call Ticketfly at 1-877-435-9849.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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