Eye On Boise

MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2015

Idaho to auction off 38 Priest Lake cabin sites this week 

Idaho will auction 38 state-owned lots at Priest Lake this week; last year, the state auctioned 59 lots at Priest with lake homes on them. Nearly all of those sales were to cabin owners who bought the ground under the cabins they already owned at the appraised value, which averaged nearly half a million dollars...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2015


Hundreds of loggers receive fire training 

More than 200 people, mostly loggers from north-central Idaho, went through basic fire line training in Orofino this week offered by the Idaho Department of Lands. The course they took included fire behavior and how to utilize a fire shelter...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 2015

Downtown Boise under a pall of smoke on Wednesday afternoon (Betsy Z. Russell photo)

DEQ issues rare statewide air quality advisory

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued a rare statewide air quality advisory, with smoke from wildfires pushing air quality into at least the moderate to unhealthy range everywhere in the state, and in some areas near the north-central Idaho wildfires, into the “very...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015

Groups aiding fire victims seek donations

The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security has sent out a list of relief organizations helping victims of wildfires across Idaho, which are seeking cash donations. “While we understand and deeply appreciate the intentions behind donations of food, citizens are being encouraged to donate cash,” said...

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MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2015

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