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Plan to block new gold mining near Yellowstone moves forward

U.S. government officials are moving forward with a plan to block new gold mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park with the release March 29 of a draft analysis of the proposal’s effects on the environment. The ...

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Trade groups unite to improve construction site safety (access required)

The Associated Builders and Contractors and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals have reached agreement on a planned collaboration to improve occupational safety at construction workplaces across the country. The memorandum of agreement signed by the two groups March 19focuses ...

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Nampa will reconstruct parts of Second and Third streets South (access required)

The city of Nampa is rebuilding four blocks of Second and Third streets South heading east from Library Square. The existing street pavement between 12th and 16th streets will be removed and replaced with the project set for completion in ...

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Valley County embraces biking with new trails, signs (access required)

Several projects now underway could help get more bicyclists moving in Valley County. Andrew Mentzer, executive director of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council,  is working with as many as a dozen groups on bicycle trails as ways to ...

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Community commits funding for Bogus Basin construction (access required)

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area continues to add summer attractions as it transforms itself into a year-round destination. Since April 2017, the resort has raised more than $6.2 million to bridge the estimated gap toward its projected $20 million, 10-year ...

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YMCA plus park, library and St. Luke’s equals a Meridian collaboration called The Hill (access required)

The YMCA, St. Luke’s Health System, Meridian Parks & Recreation, West Ada School District and Meridian Library will unveil a grand collaboration May 25 at what is being called The Hill on Meridian’s south side. On that day, the South ...

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Bird experts seek answers to glass-bird collisions (access required)

The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and other wildlife advocates are bringing some of the nation’s top bird mortality experts to town as they renew their push to protect birds from fatal collisions with the glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium. ...

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