BRUSH PILE CLOSURE.  Due to winter weather and road conditions the Brush Piles at Garden Valley, Idaho City and Lowman Transfer Stations are closed.  The Transfer Stations will be open during regular listed hours.  The brush piles will reopen on or about 1 April. Please contact the Boise County Solid Waste Department at 208-793-2447 if you have any questions.



Pesticide Disposal Collection 

 The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) will be hosting a Fall Pesticide Disposal Collection for unusable pesticides in Southwest Idaho.  Pesticide Disposal Collections will take place in Nampa, September 26, 2019 from 9am to 1pm at the Pickles Butte Landfill, 15500 Missouri Ave., Nampa, Idaho  83686.   You must pre-register with the ISDA prior to taking any unwanted pesticides to a collection site.  Have a list of what you want to dispose of and pre-register by calling 208-332-8628 or 208-332-8665.  This collection program is for pesticides only.  No fertilizers, paints or oils will be accepted.



NEW Program! Disabled Veterans Property Tax Benefit.

·        This program reduces property taxes for qualified 100% service connected disabled veterans.

·        No income required!

·        This is separate from Property Tax Reduction Program (Circuit Breaker). You can apply for both.

·        Owned and lived in a home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15, 2019.

·        Current letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming your 100% service-connected disability rating as of January 1, 2019

·        You must file the application with your assessor’s office between January 1 and April 15, 2019.

Contact you Assessors office for more details or go online to for more information.

Current Program! Property Tax Reduction Program (Circuit Breaker)

Qualifications: You must meet all three                                                          
Application due April 15th

1.      Owned and lived in your home as your primary residence before April 15, 2019.

2.      Had an income of $30,450 or less after medical expenses (need documentation)

3.      Meet one of the following status requirements:

○ 65 or older ○ Widow(er) ○ Blind, Fatherless or Motherless child ○ Former POW ○ Veteran with 10% or more service-connected disability ○ Receiving a pension from Veterans Affairs for non-service connected disability ○ Disabled as recognized by Social Security Admin. ○ Railroad Retirement, or Federal Civil Service.

Contact Boise County Assessor’s Office 208-392-4415 ask for Ashley Elliott.

Please tell your friends, family, and neighbors.




 Official Election Results-November 6, 2018, General & Special Elections


  Lucky Peak - Spring Shores Dock Improvement Project 

Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach (SISO) is assisting Ada County Parks and Waterways in applying for a dock improvement grant at Spring Shores Marina, Lucky Peak State Park.  The grant is funded by the Waterways Improvement Fund (WIF), administered by Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.   If successful, the grant will complete the purchase and installation of low profile docks to be used by small non-motorized watercraft at Lucky Peak.
Last year, SISO assisted Ada County Parks and Waterways in applying for Phase 1 of the project.  The grant application was successful and, as of November 2017, 27 of the planned 51 docks had been procured and delivered for installation in spring of 2018.  Associated with the dock procurement is development of a hand launched non-motorized boat launch.  The current grant application, if successful, will finish the project by procuring and installing the remaining 24 docks.
Completion of the Spring Shores dock and ramp project will significantly improve non-motorized water craft opportunities at Lucky Peak Reservoir - an underserved recreation component at Spring Shores Marina.  It will also pave the way for future small boat sailing classes in partnership with the City of Boise Department of Parks and Recreation.
For more information, please visit the SISO website at  See the "Projects" tab
Comments should be directed to Scott Koberg, Director, Ada County Parks and Waterways: 

Information: DMV has been moved to the Sheriff's Office, located at 3851 Hwy 21 in Idaho City.  Please contact 392-6059 with any question.

Veteran's Day Article-Man's Best Friend

Burn permits required through October 20th.  Idahoans must obtain a burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting certain debris burning activities. The permits can be obtained at or in person at IDL offices statewide.

Pioneer Fire Flood Information  

Boise Street bridge in Horseshoe Bend is closed indefinately for evaluation.


Boise National Forest Now Accepting Idaho Parks and Recreation Grant Proposal Public Comments for Snowmobile Area 8B Garden Valley Trail Signage project click here






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