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Popkey on aging gracefully, nostalgia and Boise’s blooming music scene + video

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with Idaho politics. But I’m gonna share it anyway. This week, I attended my first show at the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel. The draw was Karla Bonoff, one of

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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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Garden City mulls ordinance to restrict payday loan business

Garden City may join other communities across the country in passing zoning restrictions on high-interest payday lenders. In December, the city of Caldwell was the first in Idaho to adopt a payday lender ordinance, and a state law may be

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Garden City: West Bridge project still on track — but construction hasn’t yet begun

Sorry, Greenbelt bicyclists, we wish we had better news. One day a bicycle/pedestrian bridge will connect the Eagle Greenbelt on the north side of the Boise River to the Garden City path on the south side of the river. It’s

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Reminder: Christmas tree recycling, overflow trash collection for Boise area

Happy New Year! We ran this information last weekend, but I thought you might find it helpful now: What do I do with this tree? Residents of Boise, Garden City and Meridian can recycle their trees Jan. 6-Jan 10. Here’s

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Update on construction of Garden City’s West Bridge

Those with good memories may recall Garden City officials saying the new West Bridge would be constructed by the summer of 2013. The completion date then got pushed back to December — but that’s apparently not happening either. “The bridge

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ACHD and Garden City dedicate 36th Street project on Oct. 2

Good news Garden City travelers, 36th Street is now open to traffic after nearly five months of construction. The $550,000 project, which began in May, rebuilt East 36th Street between Chinden Boulevard and the Waterfront District, added curb, gutter, sidewalks

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Have a service dog? Free eye exams offered in May at Garden City’s WestVet

The vision of service dogs is critical for the safety of those who they assist, and that’s why members of a national group is honoring their work with free eye exams. The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is holding its 6th

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Garden City’s ‘Taste’ raises more than $11,000 for library

A Sunday event that featured local artists, breweries, wineries and live music raised $11,250, after expenses, for the Garden City Library. About 219 people participated in An Artistic Taste of Garden City, a 50 percent increase over last year, said

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