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Boise driver accused of hurling dressing at other motorist - IdahoStatesman.com
BOISE - Tiffany M. Wallace, 18, is charged with felony aggravated battery after Boise police said she used her pickup truck to ram another car several times in a road rage incident that began on Fairview Avenue and ended at the Saint Alphonsus Regional...
Boise 'backer will camp at OSU - Cougfan.com
Oregon State was recently by a Boise high school for the May Evaluation period to check out a rising linebacker prospect, and he'll be camping with the Beavs later this summer. Out of Capital High in Boise, Kyle Sosnowski is 6-3, 215 pounds and runs a...
Bieter says Boise will promote job growth and business development - KTVB
BOISE -- Boise Mayor Dave Bieter says he's committed to making Idaho' capital city -- the most livable city in America. He plans to do that by promoting job growth and business development. The mayor laid out some ambitious projects and announced what...
Missing mother and daughter last seen in Boise - KTVB
Laura Carlson, 48, and her daughter, Stephanie, 23, of Twin Falls, were last seen in Boise on May 31. Police are asking for the public's help in finding them. TWIN FALLS -- The Twin Falls Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating...
Former Boise State standout Schouman ready for tight battle for ... - IdahoStatesman.com
BY BRIAN MURPHY - bmurphy@idahostatesman.com Former Boise State tight end Derek Schouman, now playing with the Buffalo Bills, praises participants at the Gridiron Dreams Football Academy last weekend at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian....
Boise State University Statement of Shared Values - Boise State University The Arbiter Online
Boise State University is committed to personal and social development, educational excellence, and civic engagement. Membership in the campus community is a privilege and requires its members to conduct themselves ethically with integrity and civility...
CA couple charged with trying to defraud Boise banks - KTVB
BOISE -- Boise Police say a California couple is behind bars after trying to make withdrawal's from another person's bank account at two local banks. Around 3 pm Tuesday, officers responded to a report of fraud in progress at Bank of America on W....
Boise River level will rise 2 feet by Wednesday - IdahoStatesman.com
BY KATY MOELLER - kmoeller@idahostatesman.com Spring storms are bringing more water to nearly brimming reservoirs near Boise, forcing water managers to release more water into the Boise River. Also, a flash flood watch is in effect for Owyhee County...
Boise firefighters boost burnout fund - IdahoStatesman.com
A fundraiser held for the Boise Fire Local 149 Burnout Fund on Sunday at Ste. Chapelle Winery in Canyon County raised $3000. The fund, which is supported through donations, provides fire victims with cash and gift cards to help them recover from fires...
Delivery of new Boise trash and recycling bins starts June 22 - IdahoStatesman.com
BOISE - Customers won't be able to use the new no-sort recycling program until they've received a bin. Each trash-collection truck has 22 routes each day, and the new bins will be delivered based on the route order. Once residents receive the bins,...

Boise Idaho Temple

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Coordinates: 43°35′36.68279″N 116°16′30.12240″W / 43.5935229972°N 116.275034°W / 43.5935229972; -116.275034 The Boise Idaho Temple is the 29th constructed and 27th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the city of Boise, Idaho it was built with a sloping roof & six-spire design.

Mormon leaders discussed building a temple in the western part of Idaho as early as 1939. But with the majority of Mormon membership in the eastern part of Idaho, the leaders decided against it and concentrated on building the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.

Forty-five years later, on March 31, 1982, Church leaders announced that a temple would be built in the Boise area. The temple site is located near an exit from Interstate 84 and is very visible to those traveling along the highway and is also a visible landmark for pilots at the nearby airport.

Seventy thousand visitors were expected to tour the temple during the nineteen-day open house. Instead, over 128,000 attended. Because of the open house, interest in the Church increased. The Boise Idaho Temple was dedicated May 25, 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley. After the dedication, attendance at the temple was much higher than expected. So in October 1986, the temple was closed for renovation. After opening in 1987, the temple was able to serve more than 100,000 members in southwestern Idaho and part of eastern Oregon.

The Boise Idaho Temple has a total of 35,325 square feet, four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

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Boise County, Idaho

Seal of Boise County, Idaho

Boise County is located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 6,670 (2007 estimate: 7,571) . The county seat is Idaho City. Horseshoe Bend is its largest city.

The city of Boise is located in neighboring Ada County.

Boise County is part of the Boise City–Nampa, Idaho, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Part of Sawtooth National Recreation Area is within Boise County.

Established February 4, 1864 with its county seat at Idaho City. Named for the Boise River, which was named by French-Canadian explorers and trappers for the great variety of trees growing along its banks. The Boise Basin, in which Idaho City lies, was one of the richest gold mining districts in the nation after the discovery of gold in 1862. More gold was pulled from this area than from the entire state of Alaska. At its peak in the 1860s and 1870s, Idaho City was, for a time, the largest city in the Northwest, it was this great influx of people that lead to the establishment of the Idaho Territory in 1863.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,907 square miles (4,938 km²), of which, 1,902 square miles (4,927 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) of it (0.23%) is water. The highest point in the county is Thompson Peak at 10,751 feet (3276 m), on its eastern border in the Sawtooth Wilderness.

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,670 people, 2,616 households, and 1,899 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 4,349 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.23% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 3.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.4% were of German, 14.8% American, 13.8% English and 9.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,616 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 30.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,651, and the median income for a family was $43,138. Males had a median income of $35,802 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,787. About 9.00% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Boise Airport

C-130s parked on the ramp at Gowen Field.

Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, ICAO: KBOI, FAA LID: BOI), also known as Boise Air Terminal or Gowen Field, is a joint civil-military, commercial and general aviation airport located three nautical miles (6 km) south of downtown Boise in Ada County, Idaho, USA. The airport is operated by the city of Boise Department of Aviation and Public Transportation and is overseen by an Airport Commission.

Boise is a landing rights airfield requiring international general aviation flights to receive permission from a Customs and Border Protection officer before landing on the field.

In addition to being a commercial and general aviation airport, Boise also sees usage by the Idaho Air National Guard on the Gowen Field Air National Guard Base portion of the airport. The National Interagency Fire Center is based in the city of Boise and the Boise Airport is used for logistical support. The United States Forest Service also uses Boise Airport as a base for aerial firefighting air tankers during the wildfire season.

In 1926, the first municipal airport in Boise was built on a gravel bed where the Boise State University campus now stands. The first commercial airmail flight in the United States passed through this airfield on April 26, 1926, carried by Varney Airlines. Varney Airlines began operating out of Boise in 1933, later merging with National Air Transport to become United Airlines. With United Airlines able to trace its roots to Varney, United is recognized as the airline that has operated the longest out of Boise, 80 years as of 2006. This airfield also played host to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis on September 4, 1927.

The current airport has its origins in 1936 when Boise began buying and leasing land for the airport. By 1938, Boise had the longest runway in the United States at that time, 8,800 feet (2,680 m). The steel hangar for Varney Airlines was moved to the present field in 1939. As the size of aircraft grew, the hangar was no longer able to hold aircraft and was converted into a passenger terminal. It was part of the modern terminal facility until the completion of a new terminal in 2004.

During World War II, the Army Air Corps, later Army Air Forces, leased the field for use a training base for B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bomber crews. More than 6,000 men were stationed there during the war.

The field was named Gowen Field on July 23, 1941 after 1st Lt Paul R. Gowen (1909-1938), who was born and raised in Caldwell, attended the University of Idaho, and graduated ninth in his class at West Point in 1933. Gowen was killed instantly in a crash in Panama in July 1938 while piloting a twin-engine B-10 bomber for the Army Air Corps. The right engine failed shortly after take-off from Albrook Field, near Panama City. The other two crew members, navigator and radio operator, survived and crawled from the wreckage with burns.

After the war, the portion of the field used by the Army Air Forces was returned to the city. The Idaho Air National Guard began leasing the airfield after the war and continues to lease it currently.

Between 2003 and 2005, the Boise Airport was redone. The airport now features a brand new terminal and an elevated roadway for departures.

The Boise Airport Passenger Terminal designed by CSHQA is a three-story, steel-framed 378,000 square foot state-of-the-art aviation facility. Curvilinear, steel trusses create the undulating ceiling plane of the ticket lobby and define the signature profile of the building. The terminal has garnered national attention for the beauty of its design and is considered a prototypical post 9/11 facility.

The Boise Airport was ranked fourth in passenger satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Global Airport Satisfaction Index Study.

The Boise Airport serves as a focus city for Horizon Air.

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2007, the airport had 184,023 aircraft operations, an average of 504 per day: 52% general aviation, 23% scheduled commercial, 18% air taxi, 7% military. At that time there were 286 aircraft based at this airport: 58% single-engine, 10% multi-engine, 7% jet, 9% helicopter and 16% military.

In 2005, over 3 million passengers passed through the Boise airport.

The airport can handle minor maintenance and repairs through fixed base operators Jackson Jet Center, Turbo Air and Western Aircraft.

Law enforcement at the airport is handled by the Boise Police Department. The Airport Division has an authorized strength of 1 lieutenant, 2 sergeants, and 28 officers. There are currently 5 TSA certified K-9 units trained in explosive detection.

On January 4, 2008, city officials broke ground for Boise Air Terminal's latest improvement, a new air traffic control tower. When completed in late 2010, the new tower will stand 290 feet tall, becoming Idaho's tallest structure and the Pacific Northwest's tallest control tower. It has also been relocated to the south side of the airport in order to control an existing Guard assault strip and a possible new runway south of Gowen Field.

Gowen Field ANGB primarily refers to the military facilities on the south side of the runways, which includes Air National Guard, Army National Guard, and reserve units of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. The field is home to the 124th Wing (124 WG), Idaho Air National Guard, which is made up of two flying squadrons operationally-gained by the Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC), respectively, and 12 additional support units. The aircraft based at Gowen Field ANGB are the A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support attack aircraft of the 190th Fighter Squadron (190 FS) and C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 189th Airlift Squadron (189 AS). The 124 WG is comprised of over 1000 military personnel, ranging from full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Air Reserve Technicians (ART) to traditional part-time air national guardsmen.

A number of scheduled airline flights pass through Boise. In addition to airlines, there are several charter companies that operate out of Boise.

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Boise metropolitan area

Location of the Boise City-Nampa Metropolitan Statistical Area in Idaho

The Boise City-Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (commonly known as the Boise Metropolitan Area or the Treasure Valley), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of five counties in southwestern Idaho, anchored by the cities of Boise and Nampa. It is the state's largest officially designated metropolitan area and includes Idaho's three largest cities – Boise, Nampa, and Meridian.

As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 464,840 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 587,689 00,). The metro area is currently the fourth largest in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, Canada), and the 86th largest in the United States.

As of the census of 2000, there were 464,840 people, 170,291 households, and 120,118 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 89.80% White, 0.52% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 5.02% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.96% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $36,695, and the median income for a family was $42,196. Males had a median income of $31,854 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,041.

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