August 2017 Around Town 2

Paul J. Schneider Awarded Key 
to the City

Boise Mayor David Bieter awarded Paul J. Schneider the Key to the City, the highest honor the city can bestow upon a resident, for his 50-year broadcasting career in Boise.

Bieter presented the award live on the air during the mayor’s regular monthly interview on “Idaho’s First Morning News,” the show Schneider hosts on 670 KBOI. The mayor also proclaimed Friday, June 9, “Paul J Day” in Boise.

Schneider first came to Boise in 1967 to work at KBOI in television and radio. He moved exclusively to radio in 1976.

He is perhaps best known for his 35-year stint as “the voice of the Broncos,” when, from 1973 to 2007, he called Boise State University football and basketball games for 670 KBOI. During that time, he called numerous bowl games and NCAA Tournament basketball games.

Boise Attorney Peter Barton 
appointed to 4th District Court

Gov. Butch Otter appointed Boise attorney Peter Barton to the 4th District Court vacancy left by the recent retirement of District Judge Patrick Owen.

Barton, 48, has been a partner in the Boise law firm Givens Pursley LLP since 2011, focusing on environmental, mining, agribusiness and natural resources law and government regulations and administrative law.

“Peter clearly is a brilliant and accomplished litigator with a passion for the law and how it impacts people’s lives,” Otter says.

Barton, a Boston native, has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard. Before joining Givens Pursley as an associate in 2006, he was an associate with a Washington, D.C., law firm, and clerked for U.S. District Judge Peter Dorsey in Connecticut. He previously worked at a Chicago-area civil and environmental engineering consulting firm.

Technology Firm Jelli Expands in Boise

Jelli, a technology firm based in San Mateo, announced the significant expansion of its customer success and marketing operations located in its new downtown Boise office. Founded in 2009, Jelli is the technology that powers programmatic platforms for the $40 billion global radio industry. New offices in Boise and New York City will accommodate the company’s recently announced growth of more than 266 percent in gross media spend executed on their platform.

Jelli is already actively engaged in the local community by exploring potential Boise State University internships, holding presentations to Boise State’s computer science classes on tech entrepreneurship and holding a recruiting event on campus ahead of its new office opening introducing itself to current and potential employees.

“This great company will help create an even richer culture of innovation along our Eighth Street corridor and continue to spur the growth of good jobs in Boise,” Boise Mayor David Bieter says.

Boise Native Promoted to Navy Petty Officer Third Class

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Koressa Huddleston, from Boise, had her third class petty officer collar devices pinned on by fellow sailors during a frocking ceremony at Naval Air Facility in Misawa, Japan. Huddleston is assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa’s Security Detachment and has been promoted one pay grade, which comes with increased levels of leadership and responsibilities.

James Marsh Named Senior Associate Stockholder

CSHQA announced James A. Marsh, senior architect III, was elected a senior associate stockholder. Marsh was elected associate stockholder in 2012 and has been with the firm since 1997.

Marsh has 20 years of experience and is a licensed architect in the state of Idaho. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and member of the city of Boise Design Review Committee. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture/urban design/building energy performance from the University of Idaho in 1997, completing the pre-architecture program at Boise State University in 1993.

He specializes in retail, hospitality and multifamily infill projects and has been involved with numerous projects over the years. Recent work includes Avimor Community Center in Eagle, One Nineteen Condominium, The Inn at 500 and Chandlers Restaurant remodel and expansion in Boise.

Boise Hawks, Concordia Honor 
Military Families Through Program

The Boise Hawks and Concordia University School of Law announce the return of their “Salute to Soldier” program for all Thursday, Friday and Saturday Hawks home games.

“Our partnership with Concordia University School of Law allows us to thank those who serve and protect us on our homeland and abroad,” Bob Flannery, Hawks general manager, says. “We started this program last year and had a tremendous response from the Treasure Valley and are thrilled to continue it in 2017.”

The Hawks and Concordia University School of Law will honor one retired or active military personnel family for each Thursday, Friday and Saturday home game. In addition to complimentary tickets, the family will receive complimentary hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn.

To nominate a retired or active military family for the program, contact Carly McCullough at, call 208.805.1109 or visit the Hawks front office at 5600 N. Glenwood St. in Boise.

St. Luke’s Employees Travel to 
Honduras on Medical Mission Trip

More than 30 St. Luke’s physicians, employees, family and friends packed health care supplies and traveled on a medical mission trip with Faith and Humanity Medical Missions to Honduras in June.

The trip was no vacation. Thirty-eight participants on the team paid more than $2,000 to work 12-hour days, sacrificing room in their luggage for medical supplies like gauze, bandages and medicines. The team met 20 Honduran providers and interpreters and traveled to the mountains of Santa Barbara, Honduras. While there, they performed frontier medicine for some of the neediest communities in Honduras and provided care to as many as 800 people a day, every day of the trip. Examples of the care they provided include physical exams, treatment of respiratory issues, wound care, diabetes, hypertension, parasite treatment, and prenatal care.

St. Luke’s employees have participated in Faith and Humanity Medical Mission trips for more than 10 years.

Governor Awards College 

Gov. Butch Otter has awarded the 2017 Governor’s Cup Scholarships.

Recipients were chosen from among more than 1,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s board of directors. Selections were made based on a commitment to public service, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

The award is $3,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, or two to three years for professional-technical programs, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Here are this year’s local recipients:

  • Ashton Caldwell: Bishop Kelly High School, Boise; attending Boise State University
  • Cameron Coyle: Bishop Kelly High School, Boise; attending College of Idaho
  • Cassidy Gilman: Borah High School, Boise; attending Boise State University
  • Kendra Hollar: Capital High School, Boise; attending Boise State University
  • Mia Klopfenstein: Renaissance High School, Meridian; attending Boise State University
  • Kennedy Melad: Nampa High School; attending Boise State University
  • Nicholas Phillips: Timberline High School, Boise; attending Idaho State University
  • Sandra Siharath: Capital High School, Boise; attending Boise State University
  • Allana Snowball: Borah High School, Boise; attending Boise State University
  • Josie Wickstrom: Meridian High School; attending Boise State University
  • Kyle Mattson: Meridian High School; attending College of Western Idaho
  • Krishna Regmi: Borah High School, Boise; attending College of Western Idaho

Rescue Mission Receives Grant to Help Veterans

Boise Rescue Mission Ministries announced it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for $10,000, which will fund the mission’s Veteran’s Ministry Program. The program is committed to helping homeless veterans return to society healthy, sober and independent with housing, employment and ongoing support to maintain a meaningful, productive life.

Implemented in 2010, the VMP is the only program of its kind for homeless veterans in Idaho. In addition to providing such essentials as food and room and board, the VMP focuses on key areas of supportive services to assist each veteran in transitioning back into the community. Funds from the DVNF will be used to support the mental health services offered by the VMP and will be applied to expenses associated with providing services such as psychological testing, 24-hour crisis intervention, individual counseling, case and treatment plan management, medication management and specialized therapy in life skills and symptom management.

UI Selects Katherine Himes to Lead Boise-Based McClure Center

The University of Idaho announced Katherine Himes has accepted the position of director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research. Based in Boise, the McClure Center director oversees nonpartisan, science-based, public policy research that seeks to inform public policy dialogue and engage students in learning about public policy.

“Katherine brings more than a decade of experience as a researcher and policy adviser in academic and governmental settings,” UI President Chuck Staben says. “We are thrilled to have that expertise leading the McClure Center, which for many years has been an outstanding resource for Idaho and a point of pride for our university.”

Himes has a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota, as well as an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a strong commitment to public service and has served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy fellow and Regional Science & Technology adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Horatio Alger Association Announces Scholarship Recipients

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, a nonprofit encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, announced that seven students from Boise State University have been awarded Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarships of $10,000.

Since the establishment of its scholarship program in 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded more than $125 million in undergraduate, graduate and specialized scholarships to students.

This specialized scholarship program provides financial assistance to students entering their final three years of study at Boise State University.

The 2017 Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarship recipients maintained an average GPA of 3.58 while coming from households with an average annual income of $17,642. Boise-based recipients are Destiny Begin, Maddie Ceglecki, Arthur Ferguson and Savannah Sanchez.