The Boise Police Department Promotions and Awards

The Boise Police Department Promotions and Awards 7

The Boise Police Department recognized its promoted officers and celebrated outstanding award recipients. Capt. Brian Lee, Lt. Charlie LeBar, Lt. Steve Butler, Sgt. Matt Miller and Sgt. Sean Stace were promoted. Others awarded include Detective Shelli Sonnenberg and officers Carly Bock, Annie Matheus, Dave Frederick and Jessica Fowler.

Hearing Connection Grand Opening

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On July 17, Hearing Connection hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the new Meridian location, 
750 S. Progress Ave., Suite 105.

Fall, Football & Fishing

Fall, Football & Fishing

Fall is my favorite season. The cooler weather, fall colors and a break from the long summer heat are something I look forward to every year. I’m constantly reminded of the beauty Idaho has to offer as well as the many outstanding activities our city provides.

October 2017 Around Town

October 2017 Around Town

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation celebrated a life-saving equipment grant awarded to Ada County Paramedics, who received body armor valued at $17,741 from the foundation to outfit its Tactical Paramedic Team. The team responds to high-threat law enforcement missions. The armor will replace old gear, which is at the end of its recommended service life, allowing paramedics the ability to carry essential equipment while also providing necessary protection in the line of duty.

The Shed

The Shed 6

My grandad’s shed was his sanctuary. He spent more hours out there than just about anywhere. Whether it was tinkering with a new invention, fixing something for somebody or just avoiding being henpecked, his shed was his place to relax and regroup. It was impeccably clean, and the door was always open. He would stand out there for hours drinking and chatting amiably with his neighbor of 20 years who always called him “Robert” which, as it would happen, was not his name.



Hailing from Kenai, Alaska, rising star Allie Ostrander redshirted on both the Broncos cross-country and track and field teams as a freshman in 2015. With a list of titles and accomplishments almost as long as her stride, this sophomore is rocketing to the top in everything she does.

Sporty Snacks

Sporty Snacks

A good number of sports involve the use of a ball. In honor of the sports issue, I’m sharing two sphere-shaped snacks. These fun size appetizers will be a hit with any crowd. Each of these recipes makes 18 bites. My boys loved the chicken bites and had a hard time limiting themselves to three each. For a crowd, you may need to double or triple the batch. We do like it hot, so you may need to adjust the hot sauce if you prefer a tamer bite.

Worthy Reads

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Looking for a unique thriller with an interesting spin? Most Wanted might be for you. Christine and Marcus Nilsson are a happily married couple struggling with infertility. When they decide to use a donor, their marriage ends up taking on a new and unfamiliar form. When a news story breaks about a serial killer that strongly resembles their donor, Marcus isn’t sure he wants to keep the baby while Christine just wants answers.

Local Joe

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Conveniently located on Grove Street, Big City Coffee’s comfortable ambiance is the perfect marriage of urban loft and country chic. With its open industrial interior—exposed ducts, brick and high ceilings—the main seating area softens the bolder hardware by inviting its customers to take a load off with their array of farm tables, benches and vintage chairs. Not only does the seating offer their customers a respite from stressful everyday moments, but their menu also dovetails nicely into a full meal experience or mid-day snack. From gargantuan pastries of pleasing pastels to rich chocolate decadences to full breakfast and lunch fare, their coffee selections are equally pleasing with their wide selection of savory brews or chilled caffeinated confections. Big City Coffee will please patrons of all ages.

A Special Boutique for the Diagnosed and Recovering

A Special Boutique for the Diagnosed and Recovering 2

Breast cancer can be a dizzying experience for any woman, whether she is in full recovery, undergoing surgery or recently diagnosed. Moving through the hospital system, scheduling doctor’s appointments and feeling like life is at a standstill can take a toll on a person both mentally and physically. There are special needs for breast cancer patients that can ease this process, though these may be the last things on a woman’s mind.

Own It!

Own It!

1. Brett Denton learned the tricks of the fitness trade as a lifelong athlete. Raised in Alaska, Brett moved to Idaho to attend BSU. Not only was Brett a student, but he also played running back for the Broncos. It was during these conditioning days that he learned he was more drawn to the training aspect of competition as opposed to the actual game day adrenaline.