Kate Talerico, Idaho Statesman

Kate Talerico

Idaho Statesman

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

He’s the reason the city is throwing $2.3 million toward an Eagle Road bike bridge

Bike advocates in 2016 started pushing for a new pedestrian bridge to cross the Boise River at Eagle Road and link the Greenbelt with other city paths. Engineers now say the bridge will cost around $2.3 million. → Read More

‘Cat urine and burning plastic.’ The foul odor in Kuna is back — and so is the mystery.

Kuna and South Boise residents have been smelling a foul odor. That happened last year, too, and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) determined the odor came from the L&R wastewater treatment plant. → Read More

Drivers have wanted this stretch of I-84 widened for a decade. It’s finally happening

Interstate 84 will be widened in Nampa from Franklin Boulevard and Midland Boulevard. The Idaho Transportation Department plans to finish construction in 2021, when it will continue onto Caldwell. → Read More

Here comes a new high school in Meridian. And here come 400 houses just north of it

Trilogy Development and Biltmore Co. are working to build a 401-home subdivision near McDermott and Ustick roads near the future Highway 16. The West Ada School District plans to open Owyhee High School nearby. → Read More

A man died on Idaho 44. Police have been warning traffic engineers about the road for years.

A driver turning left on a flashing yellow arrow killed a man at the intersection of Eagle Road and Idaho 44. The Ada County Highway District and Idaho Transportation Department say they’ll update the signals. → Read More

The downtown Nampa Furniture City buildings have a new owner—and he’s bringing tacos

A new Hispanic market and taqueria, Pantera, is moving into the old Furniture City building in downtown Nampa. The grocer is known for its meat department, as well as the fresh tortillas and tacos it makes. → Read More

Apartments. Change at Whole Foods. What’s coming in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell

Downtown Boise apartments. Renovations at Whole Foods. See what’s coming near you in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna and Caldwell. Our latest weekly roundup of new construction, development and businesses. → Read More

Affordable Boise apartments were supposed to go here. This is why they never got built

The Boise City Council in 2016 approved an affordable housing project, the Sandhill Crane Apartments, to be built by the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority near Whitewater Park Boulevard in the West End. → Read More

Boise just relaxed the rules around in-law units, hoping to grow affordable housing

Boise City Council voted to try to promote affordable housing by relaxing rules on accessory dwelling units. They promote higher density and could eventually help bring Boise rent prices down. → Read More

National home-building giant makes plans for 913 houses in Eagle

National home-builder Toll Brothers, Inc. is applying to build 913 houses in Eagle off of Palmer Lane between Beacon Light and Floating Feather Roads, just east of Highway 16. The area was previously farmland. → Read More

Corporate landlords are snatching up entry-level housing in Boise

Corporate investors like American Homes 4 Rent are increasingly buying single-family homes in Boise and developing them into rentals. That has created competition for prospective homebuyers in Idaho. → Read More

This new Treasure Valley arcade is no ‘barcade.’ It’s for all ages — if you can find it.

Jeremy Lopett, who runs the Anime Oasis convention, is opening Jeremy’s Downtown Arcade in Nampa on 12th Avenue, just across from the Nampa Public Library. It will feature Japanese games and older American ones, too. → Read More

Apartments in downtown Meridian. A Boise school upgrade. See what’s coming near you

A renovated gym and performing arts addition at Boise High School, and a Boise Airport parking garage, are among new developments in construction and businesses in Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Nampa and Kuna. → Read More

Nampa wants you to open up a business downtown. Just not a bar.

The Nampa City Council discussed how downtown could lose its family-friendly feel if the city keeps approving more bars there. But business leaders don’t want the city to limit the number of liquor licenses. → Read More

12 shops, eateries in Meridian, Nampa. A big Downtown building. What’s coming near you

Stores, restaurants and salons in Nampa and Meridian. A big Downtown Boise office building. Townhouses, apartments, a clinic and more. Our latest weekly roundup of new construction, development and businesses. → Read More

Feds found unsafe working conditions at Amazon in Nampa. Now the company is paying.

OSHA officials issued citations against the temporary Amazon distribution center in Nampa for creating unsafe working conditions. The temporary site will service the Boise area until Project Bronco is built. → Read More

A summer of construction is ahead. Here’s what to expect on I-84 in Nampa

Road work and reconstruction will start this summer in Nampa, a Boise suburb. City streets crews, the Idaho Transportation Department and the Nampa Highway District will make repairs from spring until fall. → Read More

Preservationists fought to save the Nampa depot in the 1970s. It’s in danger again.

The Canyon County Historical Society in Nampa, ID, a Boise suburb, say that the historic train depot museum could close if they don’t find more money. Preservationists fought to save the station in the 1970s. → Read More

Meridian thought it would hit 150,000 residents by 2040. But hey, not so slow.

Growth in Meridian, a Boise, ID suburb, is outpacing previous estimates. As the number of residents increases, the amount of car trips will also rise. The number of jobs is also expected to grow. → Read More

Idaho’s richest man pledges to fight debt collection firm led by GOP activist

Frank VanderSloot, billionaire founder of Melaleuca, is donating $500,000 to fight Medical Recovery Services, a debt collection agency founded by GOP activist Bryan Smith. State Rep. Bryan Zollinger is its lawyer. → Read More