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Idaho Dark Sky Reserve In Danger Of Losing "Gold" Status

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The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve has received the highest possible ranking by the International Dark Sky Association. It's the only dark sky reserve in the U.S. However, dark sky advocate and astro tourism expert Michael Marlin is worried the reserve might lose its status as cities like Boise and Twin Falls continue to grow. Idaho Matters explores the dark sky site and finds out what is putting the place in jeopardy.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!