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A $400,000 purse makes the Snake River Stampede one of the top stops on the rodeo circuit. This Tuesday, barrel-riders, bullfighters, bronco-busters and their fans will descend on Nampa for the 103rd running of the Snake River Stampede and on Monday's Idaho Matters we'll talk about the legacy of rodeo in the West and more than a century of stampeding in the Gem State.

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  • The 103rd Snake River Stampede kicks off on Tuesday.

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A huge warehouse development in Nampa is one step closer to being built. Dubbed “Project Bronco,” the more than 850,000 square foot facility was given a conditional use permit this week by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Because International

In 2007, Kenton Lee was in Kenya when he noticed the children wore shoes that didn't fit, that were often cut open to accomodate growing feet.

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A vote late Monday night by the Nampa City Council delayed a decision on what to do with an aging local landmark.

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One Idaho town is among the fastest-growing communities in the nation. That’s just one finding in the latest release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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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.

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Catching up the backlog of sexual assault kits . . . Nampa mayor Debbie Kling talks about her growing community . . . Boisians embrace positive body imaging . . . letting kids play in the wild

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.

Vallivue School District

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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