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  • Hold Your Breath

      You may want to think twice before you step outside to get some fresh air. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has once again issued a yellow air quality alert for the Treasure Valley.

      The alert means no open burning in Ada or Canyon Counties, and a plea to limit drive time.

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  • Public Stalls Mine Plans

    Deadline for comment on cyanide mine extended as vocal Boiseans earn public meeting
      After receiving numerous written correspondences from local landowners, organizations and alarmed citizens, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment period on a proposed gold mine less than 20 miles Southeast of Boise. A public meeting has also been scheduled for January 20 to give critics a chance to express their concerns directly to the mining company's president.
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  • Burn Ban Already?

      Thinking of burning that pile of yard waste this weekend? Think again.

      Thanks to the inversion pattern over Boise, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued a burn ban Friday morning. Until further notice, no open burning or wood burning are allowed within the city.

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