On The Monday, June 4, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 4, 2018
  • Allegations of sexual abuse and a cover-up in a Boise church.
  • Big plans for economic growth in McCall.
  • Using drones to map Idaho's landscape.

- Idaho Statesman reporters Ruth Brown and Katy Moeller filed a story about sexual abuse in a Boise parish that goes back nearly 50 years. They'll join Idaho Matters on Monday to talk about the story.

- The town of McCall, Idaho is looking to bolster their economy and facilitate responsible and sustainable growth models as residents pour into Idaho. We'll speak with Andrew Metzner of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council and Steve Stuener of Cable One about the goals of the 2018 McCall Area Comprehensive Plan which include cultivating a downtown corridor, building up a mass transit system as well as preserving McCall's natural settings.

- For four years, a group from Northwest Nazarene University has been using drones to map out burn areas to aid firefighters and research the behavior and environmental impact of wildfires. This summer, the group led by NNU professor Dale Hamilton will use drones to create ariel photo-mosiacs of the Boise Basin and Boise National Forest to help archeolgists research the 150 year old mining history of Idaho. Dr. Hamilton will join us with one of his students to talk about using drones to learn more about our state.