Nampa

Jarkko J / Flickr

The city of Nampa is bracing for what’s become something of an avian invasion. Thousands of crows will soon visit the Treasure Valley city and bring a mess of feathers and droppings. Nampa is trying to get ahead of the influx by building a volunteer corps.


City of Nampa

This interview was originally broadcast Monday, July 23, 2018.  

The Healthy Impact Nampa Coalition is looking at growth in their region in terms of cultivating the healthiest community it can. The council is looking at housing, transportation, and especially food access that can impact both the well being of the indivdual resident and the health of the community. We speak with the program's manager about new ways to look at growth.

Mike Ensor / Flickr

The infrastructure project to widen part of Interstate 84 through Canyon County received a major federal grant from the Department of Transportation.

Credit Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

Treasure Valley housing prices are steadily increasing, as are rental rates. We speak with Boise Regional Realtors CEO Breanna Vanstrom and Equity Idaho Northwest Real Estate's Gary Salisbury about the state of housing in Southwest Idaho.

Steve Schroeder / Flickr

A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


snake river stampede

A $400,000 purse makes the Snake River Stampede one of the top stops on the rodeo circuit. This Tuesday, barrel-riders, bullfighters, bronco-busters and their fans will descend on Nampa for the 103rd running of the Snake River Stampede and on Monday's Idaho Matters we'll talk about the legacy of rodeo in the West and more than a century of stampeding in the Gem State.

  • IDOC over-crowding causes problems for county jails.
  • The Old Pen used to keep prisoners in, now they can't keep visitors out.
  • The 103rd Snake River Stampede kicks off on Tuesday.

Artevia / Flickr

A huge warehouse development in Nampa is one step closer to being built. Dubbed “Project Bronco,” the more than 850,000 square foot facility was given a conditional use permit this week by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Because International

In 2007, Kenton Lee was in Kenya when he noticed the children wore shoes that didn't fit, that were often cut open to accomodate growing feet.

Steve Schroeder / Flickr

A vote late Monday night by the Nampa City Council delayed a decision on what to do with an aging local landmark.

City of Meridian, Idaho - Government / Facebook

One Idaho town is among the fastest-growing communities in the nation. That’s just one finding in the latest release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


CHRIS BRONSON/IPT

In 1990, the Boise exburb of Nampa had a small-town population of about 25,000 residents. Ten years later, it had doubled. Today there are more than 81,000 Nampans and the community is growing as housing prices in Boise are driving homebuyers into Canyon County. Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling joins Idaho Matters to talk about the growth in her community.

RICK BOWMER / AP IMAGES | Chris Bronson/IPT | amypencebrown.com/Conspire Photography | stock

Catching up the backlog of sexual assault kits . . . Nampa mayor Debbie Kling talks about her growing community . . . Boisians embrace positive body imaging . . . letting kids play in the wild

By most indices, the Treasure Valley is the fastest growing region in the country, rapidly driving up property values.  But unlike similar booms in Atlanta, Phoenix and Las Vegas, new housing starts are not matching the explosion in population.

Cineminweb / Youtube

While bird activity has abated thanks to the recent warm weather, countless crows continue to spend the winter in Nampa.  The migratory birds seasonally mass in the city much to the chagrin of residents and business owners.

Pages