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Meet the new 9-member board of the Canyon County Animal Shelter

The Canyon County Animal Shelter has been in transition since its director quit in January. Three new board members were seated in January, and they put out a call for more board members in February. The newest six members of the

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Posted in Pets Unleashed

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (March 10-15)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL J.T. Williams, Eagle: The senior shortstop/closer and University of Washington signee got the Mustangs off to a 3-0 start in the 5A Southern Idaho

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Two competing bills aim to jump into Caldwell-Pioneer water fight

Two bills sit before the Senate that grow out of a long fight between the city of Caldwell and the Pioneer Irrigation District. The House approved a bill Wednesday that would limit the power of municipalities to use eminent domain

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Posted in Letters from the West

Bedke holds Pioneer-Caldwell irrigation bills, awaiting deal

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke is holding two bills prompted by a long, bitter water fight between the city of Caldwell and the Pioneer Irrigation District. Bedke said Tuesday he’s holding the bills until he gets in writing proof the

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Caldwell: College of Idaho planetarium show Feb. 28

Have you ever wondered what happened to Pluto? Come find out and learn about dwarf planets and exoplanets during the Whittenberger Planetarium‘s public show, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Boone Science Hall on the College of Idaho

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Jan. 20-25)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. GIRLS BASKETBALL Leah Bonner, Skyview: The Hawks improved to 13-0 in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference with two victories last week. Bonner posted double-doubles in

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Have you seen this puppy? Someone stole it from Canyon County Animal Shelter

A 4-month-old dachshund-terrier puppy named Katy was stolen from the Canyon County Animal Shelter in Caldwell Friday afternoon, according to shelter Director Barb Hutchinson. The puppy, who hadn’t even spent a night at the shelter, was taken sometime between 3

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Caldwell overhauls animal control ordinance, including definitions of cruelty and abuse

Caldwell officials this week approved numerous  changes to the city’s animal control ordinance, including new definitions for abuse, cruelty, service animal and vicious animal. “Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not quality as service

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Posted in Election Central, Our Towns, Pets Unleashed

Nampa mayoral candidate to pitch City Council on gay rights

Melissa Sue Robinson has secured a spot on the Aug. 5 Nampa City Council agenda to argue that Nampa should join Boise and other Idaho cities in adopting an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Robinson,

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Nampa and Caldwell: GoRide offers free summer bus service

Caldwell and Nampa residents have a free transportation alternative this summer to get to various locations in both cities, including to and from the Caldwell YMCA. GoRide Community Link, a mobility project managed by Valley Regional Transit, provides two bus

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