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Artist Pat Kilby is an oil painter.

“And I like to work in bright colors and kind of quirky perspective, little bit cartoonish I guess some people say,” says Kilby.

And he often would drive home on Fifth Street in downtown Boise and see the plain, white traffic box that controls the streetlight.

“I would pass the Veltex building. And it occurred to me one day that that box had to be a gas pump,” Kilby says.

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This week, the Sierra Club released a list of cities around the country that have made a commitment to green energy. Among them are bigger metros like Atlanta and Portland – as well as smaller cities like Pueblo and Boulder, Colorado. Nearby Salt Lake City also made the cut.

A formal complaint regarding the proposed stadium for downtown Boise was recently filed with the Ada County Prosecutor's Office by the group Concerned Boise Taxpayers. They point to emails suggesting violations of Idaho’s open meeting law.

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The man who moved Boise’s giant Sequoia in June is in town checking on his centenarian charge. Relocated to make room for a new children’s facility at St. Luke’s Hospital, the tree appears to be taking to its new home in Fort Boise Park.

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The Treasure Valley is replete with local joints offering the classic triad of burgers, shakes and fries. Westside Drive-In, Fanci-Freez and the Big Bun Drive-In leap to mind. While these places are uniquely Idaho, residents of the Gem State say they want iconic southern California chain In-N-Out Burger to bring their take on the burger shack trinity to the Gem State.

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Capital City Development Corporation, Boise's urban renewal agency, is considering raising rates in parking structures downtown.  Both hourly and monthly rates could be going up.

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Boise’s last independent neighborhood market is safe after two new owners pledge to preserve the local hub and carry on a legacy spanning a century.

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Boise city officials have their sights set on 11 acres on the corner of Americana and Shoreline Drive for a 5,000-seat stadium, which would be the new home of the Boise Hawks baseball team. The Hawks currently play at Memorial Stadium in Garden City.


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One of the new top bosses at Boise tech company Micron is accused of insider trading while at his old company. The government's Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against Micron’s new vice president of the storage business unit. He’s been on the job with Micron for only six weeks.


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The start of the 2018 legislative session is still months away, but state lawmakers are already prepping bills for next year. Monday morning at the capitol, legislators and officials gave a presentation about a measure that would strengthen the rights of crime victims in Idaho.

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The city of Boise and a group of partner agencies broke ground Wednesday on a new housing development designed to help the chronically homeless in the community.


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The building housing one of Boise's last true neighborhood markets is for sale. Southeast Boise’s Roosevelt Market has been a community fixture for nearly 120 years.

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After being closed for the better part of summer, Boise officials are finally reopening Esther Simplot Pond. The move comes after E. coli levels in the pond went down and stayed consistently low.

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Summer means barbecues, baseball and of course, bathing suits. When temperatures push a hundred degrees, there’s no better way to cool off than by jumping in a pool or pond. But this season, some of the ponds around Boise have dealt with outbreaks of E.coli. As part of our news experiment where we answer questions submitted by you, we went with a summer theme and explored this question from listener Alexi Balmuth: Who monitors harmful bacteria in public swimming areas and how is it done?

St. Luke's Expansion To Include Traffic Changes

Jul 10, 2017
via St. Luke's

 

Boise commuters can expect traffic delays around St. Luke’s hospital in downtown beginning Sunday night. The delays are caused in part by the new expansion of St. Luke’s campus and a new traffic plan to help ease road congestion in that area.

As a part of the new expansion project for St. Luke’s, the City of Boise and the Ada County Highway District have partnered to create a much needed road update. Among the improvements is a two lane roundabout at the intersection of East Fort and Reserve Street.

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