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Laura Gilmore / Flickr Creative Commons

 

After a long and heavy winter wrecked much of southwest Idaho’s 2017 grape harvest, local vineyards and wineries alike are excited to see that this year’s harvest is on the upswing.

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For this round of Wanna Know Idaho – we’re headed to the West Central Mountains. Have you ever wondered…

How Cascade Reservoir became Lake Cascade?

Or why the average age of people in the region seems to be higher than in other parts of the state? 

Or maybe you’re wondering about the potential impacts of an open pit mine that's been proposed by the Midas Gold Corp.? 

John Sellers / Loveland Ski Area

Areas all across the Mountain West, from Colorado's Front Range to Eastern Idaho, have seen their first real snowfall of the 2018-2019 season in the last week.

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

At a Boise City Council meeting this week, councilmembers doubled down on taking over the Grove Plaza from Capital City Development Corporation. Members reconsidered language in the transfer deal.


Omar Barcena / Flickr

Despite repeated attempts to cut wait times at Idaho DMVs and to fix an unstable computer system, long lines and closures are still delaying drivers.


Kelsey Grey / Idaho Statesman

Boise Planning and Zoning Commissioners voted four to two at a meeting on Monday against a proposed trucking terminal on Eisenman Road. 

Ada County Statehouse Capitol Building Secretary of State Denney
Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

After more than 100 years of doing things the old-fashioned way, businesses in Idaho can now file reports online.

Joy Pruitt / The Center for Public Integrity

Tuesday, the Northwest Climate Conference will be held in Boise. Kate Gordon is an analyst at the Paulson Institute and will speak about how climate change affects economic growth, including its impacts in Idaho.

Munir Virani / The Peregrine Fund

A study by the Boise-based Peregrine Fund shows that many of the world's raptor species are in trouble. The research shows that more than half of the world's birds of prey species have declining populations.

Bart / Flickr

A new veteran’s cemetery is coming to the Gem State. The facility in the eastern part of the state will be Idaho’s third burial ground for those who served in the armed forces.


Boise State University

The Physics Department at Boise State University wants to buy a digital planetarium to help teach kids about STEM. And they’re hoping to raise money to pay for the project.

sage grouse, wildlife
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Flickr Creative Commons

The U.S. Forest Service advanced changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction.

Lime

Last Thursday, Meridian brought electric scooters to their streets from scooter-rental company Lime. But less than a week after 200 scooters were deployed, the city and other parts of Ada County were facing concerns.

Our region is home to some of the hottest housing markets in the country but that trend may slowing down. 

Sigma Pi Sigma National Office / Flickr

A famous experimental physicist who lived in eastern Idaho has died. Leon Lederman was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on subatomic particles.


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