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Snake River access shuttered

ALMOTA – In its first use of a new policy designed to curtail overcrowding of its Snake River amenities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shuttered access Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, to some riverside areas.

With more than 600 students flocking to the 40-acre Boyer Park and many parking illegally near Illia Dunes and affecting Lower Granite Dam crossing, Corps rangers shut down parking and other vehicle access.

The KOA campground in Boyer Park and Marina, 1753 Granite Road, was also shuttered to non-campers as temperatures rose to the upper-80s.

Other officials reported students over...


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