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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 19, 2008

FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2008

New law called into action for big storm

A new law allowing Idaho to enforce mandatory chain-up requirements on commercial trucks on snowy North Idaho passes has made a big difference in the past week, officials say. Prior to this year, Idaho had no chain requirements at all, and snowy spots like Lookout...

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Bogus to open backside, night skiing

Here's a holiday gift for Boise-area skiers and snowboarders: Bogus Basin has announced it'll open at least part of its backside - Pinecreek Chair No. 6 and Bitterroot Chair No. 5 - plus night skiing, all this Saturday. The non-profit ski resort had a rather...

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Luna: Tech cut rumor not true

Idaho's state schools superintendent puts out a weekly e-mailed newsletter to school districts, and this week's edition adds a new feature: "Rumor has it." In it, "this week's rumor" is debunked - that millions in technology funding that school districts now receive through the Idaho...

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Biggest storm ever up north

By the end of the day yesterday, exhausted Idaho State Police folks in North Idaho had this report on their storm toll, headed, "Interesting happenings and thank-you's." It was a day when Coeur d'Alene recorded 25 inches of snow in 24 hours, shattering the previous...

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