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Property Taxes Soar in Boise, McCall Areas

You think your property assessment just went up?
Check out these numbers on Valley County land:

• Around Smith's Ferry and Round Valley: Assessments just rose about 65 percent.

• West side of Cascade Lake, not including Tamarack Resort: Up 70 percent.

• Donnelly west to Royal Scot: Up about 80 percent.

And get ready for this one:

• McCall: Up about 135 percent — and that doesn't include any lakefront property.

Prime lakefront went up from $13,442 per foot to $23,000 per foot.

"That's it in a nutshell," Valley County Assessor Karen Campbell said. "Please be kind."

More from Idaho Statesman here

Question Will this trigger another property tax rebellion, as James Bond suggests in the Comments section?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.