Treasure Valley

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A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


Rental rates in the Treasure Valley are rising steadily and many fear affordable housing in the valley is a thing of the past. We talk about rental rates, inventory and the impact it could have in retaining residents and attracting newcomers.

  • Treasure Valley rental rates are on the rise.
  • BSPR's 'Our Changing Idaho' looks at a small Idaho town.
  • Efforts to enact conservancy in Yellowstone.
  • A local group aids homeless women with hygiene products.

SAMANTHA WRIGHT / BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO

Boise State Public Radio is rolling out a series looking at the growth in Idaho and the various social, economic and environmental impacts on the people and institutions of the state. The first installment of Our Changing Idaho airs on Monday's Idaho Matters.

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Author Scott Marchant joins Idaho Matters to talk about "The Hiker's Guide: Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise."

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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.

Trailhead

As the population of the Treasure Valley continues to swell, the region is poised to emerge as a tech hub in the Northwest. Idaho Matters will discuss efforts to cultivate the valley's position as a tech powerhouse with Vynyl's Nick Crabbs, Trailhead's Dan Faricy and Sparrow Travel Media's Christina Lankowski.

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Cultivating a tech corridor in the Treasure Valley . . . A legendary Idaho journalist retires . . . A baseball league that accomadates all athletes

A panel of reporters joins Gemma Gaudette to discuss this week’s news affecting the Treasure Valley and Idaho. Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News and Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman parse out the Idaho primary election ballot.

STOCK

Boise gas prices are hovering around $3.20 for a gallon of the cheap stuff, the national average is just above $2.80. We talk with Brett DeLange, chief of the Idaho Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division about why our fuel prices are so high.

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.

Ada County Highway District

The arrival of spring means more than rising temperatures. It also means optimal conditions for building. Across the Treasure Valley, the Ada County Highway District is launching numerous projects in what it says is a record-setting construction season.

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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The Treasure Valley’s verdant tree canopy gives the capital city more than just its nickname. According to a new report by the Treasure Valley Canopy Network, trees are one of our best tools in fighting back against climate change locally.

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