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Garden City holds hope that fairgrounds will one day be ‘downtown’

Garden City recently lost its most vocal champion for renovation and redevelopment of the Ada County fairgrounds — also known as the Western Idaho Fairgrounds and Expo Idaho — but the city continues to push for changes to the 240-acre

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Ada County prepares to retire portion of landfill

The 2,700-acre Ada County landfill complex includes two separate municipal solid waste disposal “cells” — the older Hidden Hollow cell and the newer North Ravine cell. Since the Hidden Hollow landfill cell opened in 1972, regulatory requirements have changed dramatically,

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Expo Idaho will get $1.8 million in upgrades, including new entry

A facelift is planned for the home of the Western Idaho Fair, starting with the entry gates and administrative offices, Expo Idaho Director Bob Batista said Tuesday night. The expected completion date for the upgrades is 2015. Batista spoke at

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Ada County’s Fishin’ with the Commission event June 15

The Board of Ada County Commissioners invites the public to join them for Fishin’ with the Commission on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Williams Pond in Boise’s new Marianne Williams Park. Idaho Fish & Game

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Historic Preservation Council seeking nominations for Ada County Treasure Awards

The Ada County Historic Preservation Council is accepting nominations for the 2013 Ada County Treasure Awards. This year’s theme is “150 Years” in preparation for the Ada County Sesquicentennial in 2014. Nominations can include structures, sites or areas that were

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West Ada: Chinden Boulevard closed March 10

Chinden Boulevard (U.S. 20/26) between Star and Can-Ada roads will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, while Idaho Transportation Department crews replace an 80-foot-long leaking pipe under the road. Traffic will be detoured via Can-Ada,

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County name new board members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County recently name Larry Price and Brandon Woods to its Board of Directors.  Price is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Syringa Networks. Woods is General Manager of West-Pak Equipment Company.  Corey Surber, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center,

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Ada County: Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower announces new chief of staff

Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower has tapped longtime deputy prosecuting attorney Jan Bennetts to serve as his chief of staff. Under the newly created position Bennetts will supervise various divisions within the office and she also will work closely

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