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Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant program for the Mesa Trail System
Great News for Mesa Residents:Just hours after the City of Boise released the news that $ 6,460 had been awarded to Warm Springs Mesa through it’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant program for the Mesa Trail System, we learned that work is beginning this weekend on an improved R2R trail, running through the Mesa Reserve. Having walked along the “marked” pathway, we can only say that this section of the Trail System will be the crown jewel !

The Mesa Reserve constitutes property donated to the City by the developers, who also announced that work on extending Windsong Dr to Boulder Heights will begin shortly.

ACHD Major Road Construction Project Starts March 23rd.
ACHD has announced major road construction projects to begin March 23 which will effect traffic flow on three streets under Part 1 activity.  Ridgeview Way from Stonepoint to Scyene; Latana and Stoneridge Way.  The project calls for the total removal of street not just a repaving.  Part II of the project for other streets may be a decade away.  Please look over the ACHD material carefully:
Property Owner Letter – 2015 Warm Springs Mesa Maintenance
ACHD Warm Springs Mesa Plans

Vehicle Burglaries Reported in Your Neighborhood – Remember to Lock it Up!
Boise Police are looking into several vehicle burglaries that have occurred recently in multiple neighborhoods. The burglaries appear to have occurred in the late night or early morning hours. The victim’s tell officers their vehicles had inadvertently been left unlocked. Victim’s report anything that was left in the car is being taken, right down to the loose change.

Officers say this is a good reminder for all of us to remember to lock our vehicles at all times and to remove valuables.  At this time, suspect information is limited. Anyone with information on who may be responsible for the thefts from vehicles is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

Current – Ada County Parks & Waterways Fall Newsletter
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see flyer for Healthy Hills Initiative)

Boise Police Announcements

August Crime Bulletin (Link to all Bulletins)
Southeast (V5) Bulletin:
east of Gekeler, south of Warm Springs, but taking in Warm Springs Mesa and Harris Ranch

Dog Attacked by Mountain Lion on Aug 27th (Link to news release)

Report Suspicious Activity
No police department can function effectively without the concerned assistance of responsible citizens so thank you! Law enforcement depends on you to call when you observe suspicious activity or behavior. Please do not feel that you are bothering the police. If it is unfounded then no harm done, but if it assists police then another crime is potentially solved or even prevented. If you report suspicious activity, consider the details – what, where, when, how; description of person, vehicle, and direction last seen.

Non-Emergency Dispatch 377-6790
Emergency Dispatch 911

Below is a media release referencing a robbery suspect and the help of good witnesses – another example of how your eyes and ears help make this a safe and livable community!
Officers track down robbery suspect with the help of good witnesses

Warm Springs Avenue Reopened
Phase 1 (Update)
 – between Pioneer Cemetery and Adams Elementary, continues with varying lane restrictions around the construction. It will be completed in late October.
Phase 2 (Update) – Work is finished and the road reopened August 6th, a few days ahead of schedule.
PHASE 3 – Warm Springs Golf Course to Starview Drive: Full road closure between Starcrest and Starview Drive.
Scheduled Construction Timeframe: Mid-September 2014 – Mid November 2014*NOTE: Entire stretch of road will not be closed at once during this phase.The dates are subject to change. For the latest detour plans and project updates, visit City of Boise Public Works

Warm Springs Mesa Fire Wise Report – January 2014

Attached (see links below) are the most recent of BLM reports on the Fuels Reduction activities that we have been engaged in here on the Mesa with the technical support of the BLM and the SW Idaho RC&D Council providing fiscal oversight.

Please note that the Quail Testing site for the control of sage brush (above the Park) does not show up in this report and the number of chipping and fuel removal projects funded by the City of Boise either through Reinvestment Grants or Mini Grants (2009 – 2013) are separately funded and therefore are not reflected here.
(Click here to continue reading) 
Click below to view additional files mentioned in report:
Attachment 1 Attachment 2,   Attachment 3

Ridge to Rivers Ranger program. 
Your MNA Board is posting this information on behalf of the trail system and we hope that some of you will be interested in helping out.  From our Neighborhood Surveys the trail system has always held a top interest for many living here on the Mesa.   Ridge to Rivers is seeking volunteers to serve as Rangers.
For joining or additional information please contact David Gordon at dgordon@cityofboise.org or 493-2531.
Nextdoor.com – Social Network for our Neighborhood (Click to watch intro video)Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. The Warm Springs Mesa and other close-by neighborhoods have subscribed to the plan. We encourage each household to click on the link and become a member of the Mesa Nextdoor.com group. (Click here to join