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  • Eye on Boise: Group sues over Boise schools’ contract with teachers union

    Wayne Hoffman, head of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, announced Thursday that his group has filed a lawsuit against the Boise School District, raising constitutional questions about the district’s contract with …


  • Eye on Boise: Idaho board looks to rule out outlandish park names

    After promising that new corporate sponsorship programs for Idaho’s state parks wouldn’t lead to renaming state parks for Coca-Cola or Doritos, state parks board members were faced with new administrative …


  • Idaho’s parks could seek sponsorships

    BOISE – Idaho state parks can seek corporate sponsorships to help make up for sharply reduced state funding under legislation approved Wednesday. No state parks would be renamed under the …


  • Idaho seeks corporate sponsor for state park funding

    BOISE – Idaho’s state parks system is looking for corporate sponsors for signs, brochures, picnic shelters and the like as part of its effort to make the parks system largely …


  • Eye on Boise: Idaho Parks has good, bad news for lawmakers

    BOISE – The good news Idaho Parks Director Nancy Merrill had for lawmakers at the department’s budget hearing last week: Idaho has sold more than 95,000 of its new parks …


  • Cheaper state parks passports selling in Idaho

    BOISE – Idaho has sold more than $500,000 of new, lower-priced state parks passports in the first six months of the program, giving parks officials hope that the program will …


  • Idahoans snap up cheap parks passes

    Idaho’s sold more than $500,000 worth of its new $10 state parks passports in the first six months of the program, and state parks officials have high hopes the low-priced …


  • Volunteers keep Idaho parks open, director tells lawmakers

    BOISE – Idaho state parks are staying open thanks in part to thousands of volunteers, the state parks chief told lawmakers Monday. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation now …


  • Idaho credits volunteers for keeping state parks open

    Idaho’s state parks are staying open thanks in part to thousands of volunteers, the state’s parks chief told lawmakers this morning.


  • Idaho offers Passport to parks

    BOISE – Idaho’s new $10 annual Passport to all 30 of its state parks and recreation areas will go on sale Monday, three months earlier than planned. The Passport replaces …


  • Idaho to start selling $10 annual parks pass

    Idaho’s new $10 annual “Passport” to all 30 of its state parks and recreation areas will go on sale Monday, three months earlier than planned. The new Passport replaces the …


  • Idaho may turn to corporate sponsors to keep state parks open

    BOISE – Idaho’s cash-strapped state parks system will be looking to “tasteful” corporate sponsorships to try to help keep the state’s 30 parks open in the coming year, state parks …


  • Boater outreach lacks key information

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers called their state parks director on the carpet Monday over letters that were sent to 32,000 boaters about the possible closure of the Third Street boat …


  • Parks will show budget cuts

    Tighter state budgets have forced some cutbacks at state parks in Washington and Idaho, but all are open this Memorial Day weekend for the traditional start of summer camping season. …


  • Cure for cabin fever

    A surefire fun way to introduce a youngster to the outdoors is spending a night under the stars at an Idaho state park. Or how about spending the night under …


  • Idaho state parks director to step down

    Robert Meinen, director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, will step down effective June 15 for health reasons, the agency announced today.


  • All Idaho state parks to stay open this summer

    Idaho’s state Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that all state parks will stay open through the summer season, despite budget cuts.


  • Klatt to lead Idaho parks board

    BOISE – Steve Klatt, of Sandpoint, a former Bonner County commissioner and Sandpoint city councilman, has been elected chairman of Idaho’s state Board of Parks and Recreation at a time …


  • Free campsites for helping out at Idaho State Parks

    This is the deal. Spend a month or a summer in the woods of North Idaho and enjoy a campsite for free.


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