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Boise RV park creates extra spaces to help people displaced by wildfires

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Boise RV park creates extra spaces to help people displaced by wildfires

Boise RV park creates extra spaces to help people displaced by wildfires

Ron Lundquist had an idea to create more RV spaces, and Ada County fast-tracked approval to create nearly 40 large sites for people looking for somewhere to escape the fire and smoke.

COMMISSIONERSFAST TRACKEDLUNDQUIST'S IDEAAND GAVE HIMPERMISSION TOCREATE -RV SPACESON COUNTY LAND TOHELP PEOPLEAFFECTED BY THEWILDFIRESTAMARACKMOUNTAIN RESORTCANCELED THE ENDOF THEIR SKISEASON... BUT NOWTHEY ARE HOPING TORIDE THE MOMENTUMOF THEIR BUSIESTSUMMER EVER INTOTHEIR WINTERSEASON.TAMARACK WANTSTO OPEN AS EARLYAS WEATHERPERMITS AND THEIRSNOW MAKINGEQUIPMENTALLOWS... BUT THEYWILL MAKEADJUSTMENTSBECAUSE OF THEPANDEMIC.THAT WILL INCLUDEWEARING MASKS INTHE LODGES ANDRESTAURANTS ASWELL AS ONLINEORDERING FROM THEMOUNTAIN TO LIMITINTERACTIONSINDOORS."AND ONE OF THETHINGS WE AREEXCITED ABOUT THISWINTER WE WILLOFFER A PICK UP BOXSO YOU CAN ORDERYOUR PASS ONLINEOR ON YOUR MOBILEPHONE COME TO ONEOF OUR FOUR PICKUP BOX LOCATIONSTHAT WILL BEAROUND THERESORT FOR NOWAND IT WILL SCAN AQR CODE AND IT WILLDROP YOUR PASSRIGHT OUT OF THEBOX AND IT WILL BEDIRECT TO LIFT"TAMARACKMOUNTAIN RESORTISN'T EXPECTED TODO A RESERVATIONSYSTEM BECAUSETHEY BELIEVE THEYCAN SPREAD PEOPLEOUT ENOUGH.THEY'VE ALSOPARTNERED WITHTHE IDAHO HOSPITALASSOCIATION TOOFFER FREE LIFTPASSES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS,IF THE PANDEMICHAS TAUGHT US ALLONE THING... IT'S THEIMPORTANCE OF AGOOD INTERNETCONNECTION TOALLOW PEOPLE TOWORK FROM HOMEOR CONDUCTTELEHEALTHAPPOINTMENTS.IDAHO IS INVESTINGIN BROADBANDACROSS THE STATEWITH 50 MILLIONDOLLARS BEINGALLOCATED INTO 100DIFFERENTPROJECTS AND MANYOF THEM WILL TAKEPLACE IN RURALAREAS.THE GOVERNORSAYS WHEN THESEPROJECTS GETCOMPLETED IT WILLSHOW THEREMAINING WEAKLINKS IN THE SYSTEMAND HELP THE STATEMOVE FURTHER INTOTHE DIGITAL AGE."WE KNOW THAT ISAN ISSUE AND NOWIT'S ON STEROIDSWITH KIDS AT HOMEWITH PEOPLEWORKING FROMHOME WITH OUR 40FOLD INCREASE INTELEHEALTH THIS ISGOING TO BE ADIVIDEND THAT THATIS GOING TO PAY OFFFOR IDAHO FOR ALONG LONG TIME."GOVERNOR LITTLESAYS THIS INITIATIVEWILL BE ONE OF THEPOSITIVE THINGS TOCOME OUT OF THECORONAVIRUSPANDEMIC BECAUSETHE BENEFITS OFINCREASING THEBROADBAND WILLHOPEFULLY OUTLASTCOVID-19.TIME NOW TO GET ACHECK OF THEWEATHER...STEVE LIEBENTHALJOINS US WITH ALOOK AT THE IDAHONEWS 6 FORECAST...HERE IS A LOOK ATWHAT IS HAPPENINGCURRENTLY IN BOISE.AND THIS IS THEWEATHER AND THEHIGH TEMPERATUREWE CAN EXPECTTOMORROWAFTERNOON.I WILL HAVE MYCOMPLETEDEXTENDEDFORECAST FOR THEVALLEY AND THEMOUNTAINSTHROUGH THEWEEKEND COMINGUP IN A FEWMINUTES.TODAY MARKS 100CONSECUTIVE DAYSOF DEMONSTRATIONFOR A GROUP OFBOISE RESIDENTS.THE GROUP HASGATHERED ON STATESTREET BEHIND THEIDAHO CAPITOLBUILDING EVERY DAYSINCE JUNE.RINGING BELLS.HOLDING SIGNS.WAVING FLAGS.

ANDDOING THEIR BESTTO GET PASSERSBYTO HONK THEIRHORNS AND WAVE TOSHOW THEIRSUPPORT FORVOTING.SUPPORTINGMARGINALIZEDGROUPS.

ANDGETTING INTO WHATTHE LATECONGRESSMANJOHN LEWISREFERRED TO AS"GOOD TROUBLE"""WELL WHEN WESTARTED WETHOUGHT WE'D DO ITFOR A COUPLEWEEKS BUT THEN WEWERE ABOUTHALFWAY THROUGHTHE SECOND WEEKAND SOMEONE SAID, IFORGET WHOSUGGESTED IT,SOMEONE SAID WEOUGHT TO DO THISUNTIL NOVEMBERTHIRD ANDEVERYONE SAIDYEAH LET'S DO ITUNTIL NOVEMBERTHIRD""ORGANIZERS TELLIDAHO NEWS SIX THEGROUP RANGESFROM A SMALLGROUP OFREGULARS TONEARLY 100 PEOPLEWHO SHOWED UPFOR THEDEMONSTRATIONTODAY.IT TAKES PLACEBETWEEN NOON ANDONE EVERY DAY ONSTATE STREETBEHIND THESTATEHOUSE.MOURNERSGATHERED OUTSIDETHE SUPREMECOURT TO HONORTHE LIFE ANDLEGACY OF JUSTICERUTH BADERGINSBURG.TRIBUTES POURINGIN TO REMEMBER THEUNLIKELY POPCULTURE ICON WHODIED FRIDAY AT THEAGE OF 87.HERE'S ABC'SZOHREEN SHAH WITHTHE DETAILS.THE FLAG OUTSIDETHE SUPREMECOURT LOWERED TOHALF STAFF - ASPEOPLE GATHEREDTO REMEMBERJUSTICE RUTH BADERGINSBURG"SHE SERVED OURCOUNTRYSPECTACULARLYAND I'M JUST INSHOCK THAT SHE'SGONE."THE MEMORIALGROWING OVERNIGHT - CELEBRATINGTHE LIFE ANDLEGACY OF "THENOTORIOUS RBG" ASSHE BECAME KNOWNTO A YOUNGERGENERATION"SHE WAS THEMORAL BEACONWHEN AMERICA FELTLOST TO ME AND IFIRMLY BELIEVETHAT WE WOULD NOTBE WHERE WE WERETODAY WITHOUTHER."MOURNERS LEAVINGMESSAGES - SOMEWRITTEN ON THEGROUND IN CHALK -ONE READING "REALCHANGE, ENDURINGCHANGE, HAPPENSONE STEP AT A TIME"OTHERS LEAVINGFLOWERS, CANDLESAND IMAGES OF THEUNLIKELY POPCULTURE ICONTRIBUTES POURINGIN - HOUSE SPEAKERNANCY PELOSIWRITING " EVERYWOMAN AND GIRL,AND THEREFOREEVERY FAMILY, INAMERICA HASBENEFITTED FROMHER BRILLIANCE"PRESIDENT BILLCLINTON - WHOAPPOINTEDGINSBURG TO THESUPREME COURT IN1993 - WRITING: "HER LANDMARKOPINIONS MOVED USCLOSER TO A MOREPERFECT UNION."IN A STATEMENTPRESIDENT OBAMASAYING "MICHELLEAND I ADMIRED HERGREATLY, WE'REPROFOUNDLYTHANKFUL FOR THELEGACY SHE LEFTTHIS COUNTRY"CHIEF JUSTICE JOHNROBERTS CALLINGHIS COLLEAGUE "ATIRELESS ANDRESOLUTECHAMPION OFJUSTICE"THE FIRST LADYCALLING HERPASSING "ANIMMENSE LOSS"WRITING "HERTENACITY &STRENGTH WEREMATCHED BY HERINTELLECT &COMPASSION"AND GOVERNORANDREW CUOMOANNOUNCING NEWYORK WILL HONORTHE LATE JUSTICEWITH A STATUE INHER HOMETOWN -BROOKLYN, NEWYORKZOHREEN SHAH, ABCNEWS LOS ANGELESSENATOR CRAPOREACTING TOJUSTICE GINSBURG'SPASSING WITH THISSTATEMENT:QUOTE... JUSTICEGINSBURG WAS ASTALWART LEADERON THE ISSUES ANDCAUSES IMPORTANTTO HER.WHILE I DID NOTAGREE WITH SOMEOF HER OPINIONS ONMATTERS OF LEGALDOCTRINE, IRESPECT HERCOURAGE TO HOLDSTEADFAST TO HERBELIEFS.PRIOR TO HERSERVICE ON THESUPREME COURT,HER WORK WITHIDAHO-BASEDATTORNEY ALLENDERR HELPEDOVERTURN LAWSALLOWINGDISCRIMINATION ONTHE BASIS OF SEX.SHE FOUGHT A HARDFIGHT AGAINSTCANCER AND HERLEGACY WILLCONTINUE FOR MANYMORE GENERATIONS.AT THIS TIME OFGRIEF AND SADNESS,I OFFER MYCONDOLENCES ANDDEEPESTSYMPATHIES TO HERFAMILY, FRIENDS ANDLOVED ONES.SENATOR JIM RISCHRELEASING ASTATEMENT ASWELL.... SAYING INPART QUOTE:VICKI'S AND MYTHOUGHTS ANDPRAYERS GO OUT TOJUSTICE GINSBURG'SFAMILY.I DID NOT KNOW HERWELL BUT I ADMIREDHER COMMITMENT TOPUBLIC SERVICE ANDINTELLECT, THOUGH IDISAGREED WITHHER POLITICALLY.I DID, HOWEVER,KNOW HER FRIENDJUSTICE SCALIAWELL.ALL OF US COULDBUILD A LASTINGMEMORIAL TO THESETWO REMARKABLEPEOPLE BYABANDONING THEHATE, ANIMOSITY,AND VITRIOL SOPREVALENT INPOLITICS TODAY, ANDTURN INSTEAD TOTREATING EVERYONEWITH DIGNITY,RESPECT, ANDKINDNESS.STILL AHEAD ONIDAHO NEWS 6...KUNA AND NAMPAFIREFIGHTERS HELPFIGHT FIRES INNEARBY STATES...AND THEY'REBRINGING THEIRSKILLS BACK TOSERVE IDAHO,AND COMING UPNEXT... COOKING UPA MEAL AT HOME TOBENEFIT THE IDAHOFOODBANK, ACLOSER LOOK AT ACHEF'S AFFAIREEVENT NEXT."IDAHO NEWS 6 AT10:00 CONTINUESNOW."PEOPLEPARTICIPATED IN THEANNUAL A CHEFS'AFFAIRE EVENTTONIGHT... FROMTHEIR OWNKITCHENS.THE FUNDRAISINGEVENT FOR THEIDAHO FOODBANK ISA LITTLE DIFFERENTTHIS YEAR.

WITHPARTICIPANTSPICKING UP FOODBOXES ANDPREPARINGSPECIALITY DISHESAT HOME.PHOTOJOURNALISTAJ HOWARD SHARESA LOOK AT THEEVENT.SIZZLING SOUNDS"THE CHEF'S AFFAIREIS A SUPER FUNEVENT.

A LOT OFCHEFS COMETOGETHER TO MAKETEAMS, AND THENWE ALL DO A




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