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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017


JFAC unanimously passes $52 million emergency road repair plan 

Idaho lawmakers approved $52 million in emergency road funding on Wednesday, sweeping virtually the entire state budget surplus that’s been developing during the current year into emergency repairs. “This is an effort to be fast, get the money on the ground,” said Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, co-chair of the Legislature’s joint budget...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017

Potholes close section of I-84 between Nampa and Caldwell

Idaho officials on Wednesday closed a section of westbound Interstate 84 between Nampa and Caldwell in southwest Idaho due to potholes. Idaho Transportation Department spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez says the agency is making emergency repairs and hopes to have at least one lane open by the evening commute. Gonzalez says multiple potholes...

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First the snow, then extreme cold, and then flooding?

According to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, we’re in for a weather trifecta: First the snow, then extreme cold temperatures, then flooding as temperatures rise to above freezing by Sunday. “One of Idaho’s major hazards is flooding following significant snowfall and subsequent rapid thawing,”...

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It's a snow day in Boise 

Schools are closed in the Boise and West Ada school districts and more (full list here from KTVB-TV, including school districts, private schools and day-care centers throughout the valley), and the National Weather Service says the snow depth in Boise is at 10 inches, tying...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016

Mountain biking on Bogus Basin's Around the Mountain trail, Labor Day weekend, 2016 (Betsy Z. Russell)

In praise of September weekends... 

The leaves are starting to turn, the days vary between summer-warm and fall-crisp, and Boise’s had a pretty darn gorgeous September so far. Not only that, the weekends in particular have been spectacular. From the trails of Bogus Basin to the foliage of the Greenbelt,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015

Snow frosts the mountains above Boise on Tuesday, Nov. 10 (Betsy Z. Russell)

Look up, Boise - it's snow time... 

It’s snow time, folks. The mountains above Boise are frosted white, and Idaho ski resorts are reporting impressive snow totals and looking ahead to opening for the season. None are actually open yet, but Grand Targhee, just over the state line in Wyoming, has announced...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

Payette Lake in McCall on Friday evening (Betsy Z. Russell)

Changes in the weather...

The unsettled weather that’s brought rain, hail, wind and thunderstorms to the region isn’t entirely over yet, but this week’s weather in Boise is expected to gradually calm down and warm up to hit 90 degrees by next weekend. This photo is from McCall on...

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015

Rain falls on Boise on Friday morning... (Betsy Z. Russell)

A rainy day in Boise... 

Of course we need the rain, so it’s good. But it seems so odd to look out at Boise and see green, damp and foggy. The National Weather Service forecasts a 90 percent chance of precipitation in Boise today. It’s almost like, well, Oregon…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015

Nearly 5 inches of snow had fallen at Bogus Basin, as of 9 a.m. Friday

Snow in the mountains...

Here's some good news for skiers: Almost five inches of new snow has fallen at Bogus Basin, as of 9:15 this morning. It was needed; things were getting a little thin up there. Brundage is reporting 7 inches of new snow; Tamarack is reporting 5...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2014

Winter inversion fills the Treasure Valley with fog, while above, at Bogus Basin, there are clear, blue skies and sunshine on Tuesday morning (Betsy Russell)

Winter inversion season has arrived...

Inversion conditions – when colder air, clouds and pollution get trapped in the valley, with clear skies above in the mountains – set in this morning in the Treasure Valley, seen here from above at Bogus Basin, which had bluebird skies. A yellow air-quality alert...

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