Mountain West Bank Reopens Downtown Boise Branch

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Mountain West Bank celebrated the grand re-opening of its newly remodeled branch at 16th and State streets in Boise at an open house May 18. Boise Chamber of Commerce executives and volunteers were on hand to cut a ceremonial ribbon.

Hot Spots for Summer Fun

 Article Julie Meyer  This month, schedule some family time and create lasting memories. We recommend a variety of activities for you to experience with your loved ones. Some are old, some are new, some are close to home, some require a bit of travel, but whether you have a whole day to spend or only an hour, we hope you get the chance to slow down and have a bit of fun this summer — and don’t forget to take a few photos!  Alive After Five Summer Concert Series

Seymour Johnson Military Affairs Committee Visits MHAFB

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Members of the Seymour Johnson Military Affairs Committee visited Mountain Home Air Force Base to give both Mountain Home AFB personnel and Seymour Johnson MAC members the chance to discuss similar issues that both base communities encounter. The members learned better ways of working together to handle these situations.

Treasure Valley Middle School Students Introduced to STEM Fields

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Vallivue and Sage Valley Middle School students visited the University of Idaho-Boise for a STEM Day full of activities and hands-on experiments to encourage kids to pursue careers related to science, technology, engineering and math. About 140 students participated this year — double the amount from last year's event.

July 2018 Around Town

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Ada County Paramedics and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Celebrate New Paramedic Station The Ada County Paramedics and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center celebrated the opening of the new state-of-the-art paramedic station. As one of the busiest paramedic stations in the state of Idaho, Saint Alphonsus and Ada County Paramedics jointly built the structure to … Continued

The Secret Is Out

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 Article Julie Meyer  The rapid growth of the Treasure Valley has been a concern for some residents who fear that the things they love about this area will be lost if our city continues to grow at the current pace. The commercial real estate experts at Cushman & Wakefield Pacific share their insight.  “Resistance may be the largest challenge during this period of rapid growth,” Sara Shropshire says. “Acceptance opens doors to more thoughtful growth and the ability to be prepared and proactive.

Idaho’s Best-Kept Secret

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 Article and Photography  Property  Real estate opportunities in Tamarack offer something for everyone, from six-bedroom luxury homes to well-laid-out chalets and adorable two-bedroom cottages. Private tours available daily. For more information, visit

Summer Fashion

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 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ruth Novella  Summer is a great time to mix up your style, try something new and add some fun pieces to your wardrobe. Teina Watts, manager at Walla Walla Clothing Co., shows us how to put together a summer look that meets the needs of younger women as well as more mature ladies. These outfits work for the office or the weekend.   Fashion trends this summer include classic tailored designs reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s, vivid and pastel colors, stripes, patterns and lace, and statement jewelry.

Q&A with Laurel Meyer

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 Article Julie Meyer | Photography Ruth Novella  Laurel Meyer has found that delicate balance between work that she loves, spending time with family, taking care of our environment and making Idaho a better place to live. When her children were young she made the decision to take a break from the retail world and sold her first shop.  Laurel explains, “As time went on, I felt fragmented between family and work and realized that my heart was at home with my family. My husband and I decided to sell our shop so that I could stay home and raise our children. When our youngest child started college, I was enthusiastic to get back into retail.”  They opened Roost, a gift and home decor store, 664 S. Rivershore Lane, Suite 166, in Eagle. In addition to running the store, Laurel also makes time to serve the community.   

I’m Your Huckleberry

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 Photography Kris Westergard  Mark Allen’s Huckleberry Cocktail  Difficult to cultivate and found naturally in the wild, huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho. Bartender Mark Allen shares his berry-inspired cocktail.

Pool Party

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 Article Julie Meyer | Photography JJ Jenkins  Backyard pools are trending in our area. Dion Battles from Snake River Oasis says there are a few factors that may be influencing this trend. As more people from California and Arizona move to Idaho, families are accustomed to having a private pool. Homeowners are also investing in recreation at home as opposed to taking big vacations. The new technology in fiberglass pools is changing the industry as homeowners realize that pools are easier to maintain and install and are more durable than pools of the past. Maybe a backyard pool is right for you.  The Haggard Family

Dog Days

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the shriveled fingertips … Continued