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Wildfire smoke challenged the state’s potato crop this year as hazy skies blunted direct sunlight this summer. According to the Twin Falls Times-News, farmers dealt with weather extremes on both ends of the spectrum. An unusually wet and snowy start to the year saturated the soil, forcing later planting days in the spring.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Thanks in part to a low unemployment rate, help wanted signs can be found all over Boise, from fast food joints to department stores. And now Bogus Basin is adding to that crunch, looking for 500 workers for the season.


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A round of NAFTA trade talks wrapped up this week between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. One topic of discussion among the trading partners was dairy commodities. With the President’s harsh words on the decades old trade deal, dairymen in the state are nervously keeping an eye on negotiations.


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Courtney Conway had a big ask for a handful of Idaho ranchers in sage grouse country.

 


Emily Goodnstein Birth Photography

Many Idahoans have taken part in marches and protests this year for everything from women’s rights to health care to immigration reform. Now, a national organizer is coming to Boise to talk about her journey and talk tactics when it comes to shaping social change.

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A study out from a group of Arizona State University grad students is stoking fears that an eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone could happen a lot faster than scientists previously thought.

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On Wednesday, firefighter Brendan McDonough is the featured speaker at the annual gala for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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Hikers and backpackers are often familiar with giardia, a nasty parasite that can contaminate water sources. Now researchers at the College of Idaho and Boise State University are working on new drugs to fight or kill the bug that can leave campers in intense intestinal distress.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Eyes were on the sky this weekend in the Treasure Valley. 

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When we think of finite resources, it’s not likely that sand comes to mind. But according to new research from Jodi Brandt at Boise State, a global sand shortage could have big implications for growing communities like the Treasure Valley.

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If you’re flying out of Boise this weekend, be prepared for some delays. The Gowen Thunder Air Show could hold up your flight.

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The project to expand I-84 in Canyon County is set to get a big financial boost. On Thursday, the Idaho Transportation Board approved over $100 million in additional funding for the freeway widening from a variety of sources.

NIFC Fire Center Smoke Jumpers
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

The National Interagency Fire Center, based in Boise, is playing an integral role in getting resources to Northern California to fight wildfires there that have claimed more than 20 lives.


NASA/JPL

Last month, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disappeared into Saturn’s atmosphere in the grand finale of a 20-year mission to study the giant planet. 

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At the same time firefighters work to control the deadly flames in Northern California, a group of western politicians are pushing for a change in how these efforts are funded.


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