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Boise School District Changes Mind on Proposed Schedule Change

Well that came and went quickly. Did you hear that Boise School District was exploring starting the school year one week earlier in coming years? They aren't anymore.

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Jeff Connell, Townsquare Media
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Family Time on the Boise River – Our Experience

I moved to the Treasure Valley just over three years ago, and quickly discovered why so many people loved floating the river. It's beautiful, relaxing, and one of the best parts of Boise.

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Jeff Connell, Townsquare Media
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A Tough Trade from a Tree for a Cooler Car

Most of us deal with this conundrum every day; Should we park in the shade to keep the car cool or avoid the sap and downside of parking under the shaded spots.

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The Treasure Valley has Been Unusually Hot

If you just moved to the Treasure Valley and people keep tell you "it's not normally this hot in the summer," they aren't lying.  This has been an unusually warm period the last few weeks.

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If The Concrete is Burning Your Feet, It’s Too Hot for the Dog Too

Running out of the house to get the mail is an adventure this time of year.  It's so hot right now that our bare feet on sidewalks will make us do that quick tip-toe dance that kind of looks like we're trying to sneak up on someone, and also looks a little like Elaine's Seinfeld dance.  This just in -- hot concrete hurts the dog's feet too!

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Lucky Peak’s South Shore Could Have Even More Recreational Opportunities

One of the best parts of calling the Treasure Valley home is our incredible recreation opportunities.  Now, Lucky Peak could be getting even better with a trail expansion. 

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What Should You Do With Your A/C When You Are Away From Home?

As we enter another string of triple-digit days across the Treasure Valley, keeping our homes cool becomes even more important.  What do you do when you're not home?

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A Book and a Bite Free Summer Reading Program

A local summer reading program, called “A Book and a Bite”, brings books to children who may not have access to them otherwise.

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This Homemade Device Could Help Prevent Heatstroke

One of the best ways to avoid heatstroke this summer is by staying inside.

Don't have air conditioning? This hack will keep your place nice n' frosty.

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Ponds Still Closed; How Does the City Plan on Lowering E. Coli Levels?

With no signs of a Boise River Float season in sight and highs near 100º for the long 4th of July weekend, people are crossing their fingers that the E. coli levels in the ponds at Esther Simplot Park and Quinn's Pond start to fall soon.

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