Growth

The City of Boise conducted a public forum, allowing resident to discuss concerns about the growth in the valley. Idaho Statesman reporter Maria LaGanga attended the "world cafe"-style forum and joins Idaho Matters to talk about the discussion.

npr

NPR's Kirk Siegler has been reporting on the urban-rural divide in America, including coverage in Idaho and throughout the Northwest. We talk about some of that work including the 2014 Bundy standoff and the 2016 election and the ever-growing population and changing landscape of the Northwest.

Jay Peeples / Flickr

A milk processing plant in the Magic Valley is planning a big expansion. It’s the latest in a dairy industry growth spurt taking place in Jerome.

discover mccall

The town of McCall, Idaho is looking to bolster its economy and facilitate responsible and sustainable growth models as residents pour into Idaho. We speak with Andrew Metzner of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council and Steve Stuener of Cable One about using the region's outdoor attractions to encourage economic growth as well as preserving McCall's natural settings.

City of Meridian

Meridian is the second-largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing in the nation. Mayor Tammy de Weerd joins Idaho Matters to talk about how that community is handling the influx of residents.

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO

The growth in the Treasure Valley can definitely be felt in Garden City and on Thursday, Garden City mayor John Evans joins Gemma Gaudette to talk about how his community is working to accommodate the influx of residents.

CHRIS BRONSON/IPT

In 1990, the Boise exburb of Nampa had a small-town population of about 25,000 residents. Ten years later, it had doubled. Today there are more than 81,000 Nampans and the community is growing as housing prices in Boise are driving homebuyers into Canyon County. Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling joins Idaho Matters to talk about the growth in her community.

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West New Bureau

Last weekend, 30 some years of regulars raised a glass to Turner’s Sportsfair, an iconic dive bar and tackle shop on State Street in Boise. Bartender Tammy Wood has worked at Turner's for 35 years. With Boise and many cities across the Mountain West experiencing rapid growth, that means change for some historic neighborhoods and businesses.

DESTINATION CALDWELL

While most municipalities in the Treasure Valley have been experiencing explosive growth, business in Caldwell's downtown corridor has been sluggish. City officials are hoping to turn that trend around with the opening of Indian Creek Plaza, an events center that would host concerts, farmer's markets and other events.

Twin Falls Mayor Shawn Barigar joined Idaho Matters to talk about the growth and economic development impacting Twin Falls and the Magic Valley.

Five foothills homeowners recently won a lawsuit against a number of defendants after the ground beneath their homes slid downhill, pulling apart the structures. With the rapid influx of residents to the Treasure Valley, planners and developers are looking for the safest, most sustainable ways to integrate new development with the region's landscape.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter joined Idaho Matters to talk about the explosive population growth in the Treasure Valley, responsible and sustainable development and what the future looks like for the City of Trees.

By most indices, the Treasure Valley is the fastest growing region in the country, rapidly driving up property values.  But unlike similar booms in Atlanta, Phoenix and Las Vegas, new housing starts are not matching the explosion in population.

J. Stephen Conn / Flickr

The City of Trees can add yet another accolade to numerous “Best of” and “Hot” lists it’s been featured on in recent years.

Otto Kitsinger / AP Images

About 16,000 Ada County voters will see their precinct change in 2018. The changes come after the Treasure Valley’s growth continues to balloon.

Pages