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Found 7 blog entries for March 2018.

 

 

Since the mid-1990’s, Meridian has been the fastest growing city in Idaho. Between 1990 and 2000, the city’s population tripled, and from 2000 to 2007 the population doubled, and by 2015, the city of Meridian was the second largest city in the state, boasting a still-growing population of over 90,000 residents. As hundreds of people flock to this up and coming metropolis from all over the United States, understanding the history and the culture of this rich community becomes ever more important. The cultural identity of any city can be directly traced to its understanding of its history, and the history of Meridian is just as vibrant as any.

Meridian began similarly to other cities in the Treasure Valley, with prospectors and other settlers…

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When visiting McCall, Idaho, a small town of 3000 residents, the problem is not that there is not enough to do, but the problem is figuring out how to fit as many of McCall’s many attractions into the length of your visit. McCall is situated approximately 108 miles north of Boise. It's scenic location in the mountains and by the picturesque Payette Lake offer many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in all seasons. And with plenty of restaurants and shops, your stay in McCall can offer a variety of activities for everyone.

Of course, one of the major attractions of McCall is the beautiful Payette Lake. This 5330 acre lake offers calm waters on which to boat, water ski or jet ski. Kayaking and paddle boarding are also activities that are…

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Idaho has been one of the quieter states, often being confused with Iowa and Ohio, and more on the radar of outdoor enthusiasts who have long enjoyed Idaho’s geographical treasures, than the standard American. But the gem state is being recognized more and more often for its livability. With jobs coming to the state every year, towns all over the state of Idaho are seeing an increase in population, cultural and employment opportunities.

Idaho's three largest and fastest growing cities are Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Boise is the capital city of Idaho, and it has seen a revitalization in the past several years, due in part, to the many opportunities residents of this area enjoy. Downtown Boise itself has become a bustling center for activities…

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Idaho is known for many things, but there is one thing that can be said to bring the most people to want to live in Idaho or visit every chance possible. That is the wilderness and nature that permeates the state. There are hills and mountains and plains and even a few sand dunes. If there is any kind of terrain that you want to see, you can probably find it in Idaho. Of course, with all of that wonderfully varied landscape, there are tons of different animals to be found within them, all calling a different part of Idaho their home. If you are curious about what different kinds of species you might encounter in Idaho or what kinds of wildlife define the state, here are a few of the notable examples that might interest you.

Of course, the vast…

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Gardening can be a fun and profitable activity. We’ve all had those moments where we are missing an ingredient or two and running to the store can be costly and time-consuming. Plus, it can be a bit daunting to think that not all produce is treated the same- some have healthier growing conditions while other may have had pesticides and other chemicals sprayed on them throughout their growth. For those who want to eat homegrown products but don’t have the budget to buy organic fruits and veggies, starting up a vegetable garden may be just the ticket to eating fresher ingredients at a fraction of the cost.

Setting up a garden can take some time, but it is a fun activity that can prove beneficial. In Idaho, the first thing you may hear when…

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An often overlooked city only about 45 minutes from Boise is the historic Idaho City. It is beautiful, filled with rich history, and has so much to offer. It is a great place to escape from your troubles from the week, and it is located within the mountains and through the trees. Experience the history and beauty of this small town through tours, museums, dining experiences, old-time photoshops, and more. Whatever it is you end up participating in over in Idaho City, it is sure to be fun.

Idaho City offers you the experience to step back in time. Have you ever wanted to know more about America’s Wild West, particularly how Idaho was involved in America’s frontier and gold rush? Well, this is the place to go.

History

Back in 1862, Idaho City…

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In 1980, congress used its power to designate an area of more than two million acres at the center of Idaho as a wilderness area, an area of land protected by the government from too much human impact. This is the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, though it was not always called that. Its name was changed in 1984 to honor and remember cancer stricken United States senator Frank Church, a man who was instrumental in making the creation of wilderness areas possible. In the mainland United States, the Frank Church Wilderness is the largest wilderness area that runs continuously. There are wilderness areas with more acreage, but not many, and they are cut up into multiple areas where the space in-between is not protected by the same laws. Death…

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