Nampa

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.

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While bird activity has abated thanks to the recent warm weather, countless crows continue to spend the winter in Nampa.  The migratory birds seasonally mass in the city much to the chagrin of residents and business owners.

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Just before midnight on Tuesday, the Nampa City Council decided against selling property that’s part of the Ford Idaho Horse Park for development.

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After two grocery stores closed in Nampa in 2016, it created a food desert for residents who used to walk to the markets. Fresh fruits, vegetables and unprocessed foods have since become virtually inaccessible for people without reliable transportation.

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Two companies are exploring the feasibility of building a food processing facility in Nampa. The proposed location is near the Ford Idaho Center and owned by the city. While the project could trigger large investment in the community, some worry it could impact numerous horse shows scheduled at the events center.

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Nampa Police will pack pellet guns during their patrols of the downtown core this weekend.

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On November 7, voters in Nampa overwhelmingly decided to carve out a single square mile from one school district and add it to another.

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The air is crisp and the leaves are still falling, but winter is coming. After last year’s brutal snow, the city of Nampa is out with its official plan for dealing with cold weather hazards like snow-covered roads and ice.

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say an elderly couple is dead after an apparent shooting, but no suspects are being sought.

Nampa Police Department Sgt. Tim Riha says someone called just after 9 a.m. Tuesday to report a shooting at the home in Nampa and then hung up.

Riha says officers entered and found one person dead at the scene. He says the other person died shortly after either while being transported to a hospital or at the hospital.

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The president of the College of Idaho announced Thursday she’s stepping down from her leadership role. The departure comes as a surprise.

Charlotte Borst has filled the top job at the Caldwell college since being appointed two years ago. She was the 13th president of the liberal arts school.

 

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We'll soon know if Meridian has crossed the threshold to become a city of 100,000 people. The Census Bureau conducted a population estimate July 1 and when the official numbers come in, it will likely find Meridian to be the second Idaho city with a six-figure population.

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Two Idaho teenagers have been charged with brutally beating a 15-year-old boy who was left bloodied and unconscious in a park in Nampa last month.

The boy is still hospitalized after spending a week in an intensive care unit.

Nampa Sgt. Tim Riha declined to identify the suspects because they are under age 18. They were arrested after police spoke with some of the friends of the victim, Jason Cooley Jr., Riha said.

Jason was found by his mother after she called him and someone else answered his phone.

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It’s that time of year, when the quiet Nampa Fish Hatchery starts delivering thousands of mostly rainbow trout around the state for anglers to catch. But high water means some of that prime fishing will have to wait.

Each year, Idaho Fish and Game stocks more than 22 million fish from 12 different hatcheries into lakes, reservoirs and ponds. Most of the 18 species of fish are rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

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A teen arrested in connection with a threatening message saying a school shooting would take place earlier this week at Skyview High in Nampa says he watched videos about the 1999 Columbine school shooting.

Eighteen-year-old Martin Soto was arraigned Wednesday on a felony count of possessing a stolen weapon. Both he and a 16-year-old student who also was arrested are thought to have played roles in the message saying a shooting would take place at Skyview Tuesday.

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Employees at a sugar factory in Nampa may have had their personal information stolen by hackers.

Amalgamated Sugar bills itself as the second largest manufacturer of sugar from sugarbeets in the U.S. The factory is a familiar landmark off Interstate 84 in Nampa.

Last Thursday, the company found out it had been hacked. The hacker pretended to be Amalgamated’s CEO and mimicked his company email address. The hacker sent a phishing email to an employee asking for copies of personal information of workers.

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