Boise Native Gives Ship Tour During Fleet Week

Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Thomas Oloughlin, from Boise, talked to students on a ship tour aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry during San Diego Fleet Week 2018. SDFW is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community, and enjoy the hospitality of San Diego and its surrounding areas.

Treasure Valley Midwives Receives One-Year Grant

March of Dimes has awarded Treasure Valley Midwives in Boise a one-year grant to offer group healthcare to women in the greater Boise area. Treasure Valley Midwives is implementing the CenteringPregnancy program at Treasure Valley Midwives Birth Center. CenteringPregnancy is an innovative model of group care that addresses the complex social determinants of health by bringing patients out of the exam room and into a comfortable group setting. Patients receive the highest quality of care and, as part of an ongoing group, form a supportive community where they develop skills and confidence to take control of their health. The Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to deliver better health outcomes and a better care experience for patients and their providers. CenteringPregnancy brings eight to 12 pregnant women who are due around the same time together for prenatal care.


Ada County Coroner, Prosecuting Attorney Among Mills Adler Awardees

Seven elected officials from across Idaho, including Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts and Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens, were honored for their service to their respective counties and to the Idaho Association of Counties at the IAC’s annual conference in Boise. The annual Mills Adler Award is presented to individuals to recognize those county elected officials who strive to improve local government. The award is decided upon the Idaho organizations affiliated with their county office. The award is named in honor of two distinguished county officials: the late Darwin Mills, a former Lincoln County sheriff; and the late Betty Adler, the former Payette County treasurer.

OsteoStrong Opens New Franchise Location in Boise

Houston-based OsteoStrong is expanding to Boise. The company, which aims to help build bone density in clients to fight conditions such as osteoporosis, uses patent-pending Spectrum equipment, a system where members spend approximately 15 minutes, one time per week, to strengthen a person’s skeletal system. It is not a gym, diet, supplement, pharmaceutical or medical treatment. It’s a system that improves bone density, muscular strength, balance and athletic performance for individuals of all ages. Using a process known as Osteogenic Loading, OsteoStrong is growing throughout the country. OsteoStrong, which celebrated its Boise grand opening in January, will be located at 2475 S. Apple St., Suite 103. New centers offer two free trial sessions to anyone interested through the website.  

Morrison Center Honored with Two ‘Best of Treasure Valley’ Awards

The Morrison Center, located on the Boise State University campus, has taken first place for Best Event Center and second place for Best Music Venue in the 2019 “Best of Treasure Valley” awards. The Best of Treasure Valley is an awards contest that recognizes the best businesses in the community. The contest includes nine categories, with 180 subcategories, and uses a combination of 5-star reviews, online ratings and community votes to determine the winners of each subcategory. Nominees were selected by the community in September. After thousands of submissions, only the 10 nominees in each subcategory with the most nominations were retained for the voting round.

Silvies Valley Ranch Announces New Luxury Spa

The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch has announced the opening of its Rocking Heart Spa. Silvies, already known as a swank Western destination with travel experiences ranging from gourmet dinners to pistol shooting to a reversible golf course, has unveiled a new way to relax in Eastern Oregon. Silvies Valley Ranch, with a commitment to sustainability and environmental revitalization, features organic spa products that incorporate plants native to Oregon. Spa visitors will be able to enjoy these products through aromatherapy treatments, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. The Rocking Heart Spa is a new 17,000-square-foot facility that sits on the north end of the Ranch with a southern view over 10 miles of Silvies Valley’s beautiful high mountain meadows. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 1.800.SILVIES (800.745.8437), email or visit