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Gas rising, roam closer

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With gas prices soaring higher than the buzzards looking for carrion, it might be smarter to plan your recreation trips a little closer to home. Regardless, you'll want to fill up in Boise, where it will be cheaper. A handy tool to find the cheapest gas in town is www.boisegasprices.com. In the last 72 hours, the cheapest gas could be found for $2.38 per gallon at Costco (Cole & Overland). Then you jump up to $2.41 per gallon at Fred Meyer and Albertsons at 5 Mile and Overland, Maverick at Franklin and Maple Grove and another Maverick on Federal Way. The highest gas prices in the area averaging $2.55 per gallon seem to be along State Street from downtown to Pierce Park and among most Chevron stations.