Our Changing Idaho: Your Story

Apr 27, 2018

The Treasure Valley population could grow to 1.25 million and as many as 220,000 acres of farmland could disappear.
Credit Ana Costa, Jenna Narducci / Boise State University

Idaho is changing rapidly. It's the fastest-growing state in the country, according to new U.S. Census data, with cities like Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls and Coeur d'Alene seeing much of the boost in population. But as skylines change and housing markets tighten, many people are wondering what "smart growth" look like.

Boise State Public Radio News wants to hear from YOU about how this change affects your life. Do you have a story to tell about the housing market, a loss of farmland, cultural shifts or anything else connected to this growth? Do you see the changes as positive or negative -- or something in between? What questions would you like us to ask?

Here's a few ways you can share your story and questions:

  1. If you don't have a smartphone, you can leave us a voicemail here: (208) 426-3625.
  2. If you do have a smartphone, you can use your voice recording app to record and email your message to us. Here's a good how-to guide for how to record voice memos. When you're done, please email the recording to reporter Frankie Barnhill here: frankiebarnhill@boisestate.edu.
  3. If you'd rather type your story or question, you can tell us more below. We might contact you for more information.