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Author Archives: Erika Sather-Smith

Iconic Boise skateboard shop to close

Lori Ambur and Lori Wright at Newt & Harold's in Boise.

Newt & Harold’s, a fixture for Boise skateboarders and snowboarders for 30 years, is closing its doors. The business will start winding down beginning Aug. 22 with an inventory reduction sale, lasting a few weeks. Lori Wright and Lori Ambur ...

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World Cup soccer injects new life into Boise bars

Gone Rogue crowd cropped

Even casual sports fans have perked up for this year’s World Cup soccer matches. Interest in the international contest, and in the U.S. National Soccer Team, has created a windfall for Boise-area bars, where spectators are streaming in for the ...

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ITD weighs requests for heavier truck allowances

File photo.

The Idaho Transportation Department is weighing requests to allow trucks that weigh up to 129,000 pounds on more non-interstate, state-maintained highways. Starting with a pilot project in 2003, the state has been allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 to use ...

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Idaho budgets $400,000 for Japanese beetle eradication

Japanese beetle trap cropped

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is in the second year of a program aimed at eradicating Japanese beetles, which started multiplying in the Boise area in 2011. The treatments use granular formulations of common insecticides. The first treatment of ...

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