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Boise is a special place that provides its residents with a unique blend of big-city advantages and small-town nuances. With bald eagles traversing the Boise River and scenic foothills overlooking downtown, Idaho's capital has maintained an idyllic atmosphere hard to find these days. But is Boise's rapid growth jeopardizing those amenities? It's been said that growth is a double-edged sword. In this issue FOCUS examines some of the issues linked to growth in Boise. Illustration by Chris Graham.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Winter 1991


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)