February 2020 Around Town

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Celebrates a Decade of “Driving for Coats” Campaign Larry H. Miller Dealerships hosted its tenth annual “Driving for Coats” community coat, sock, and underwear drive to benefit the homeless community served by the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries (BRMM). New and gently used coats of all sizes were collected during the month of … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Farmer’s Market Announces New Manager The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tamara Cameron has accepted the position of permanent Market Manager for the Boise Farmers Market. Tamara has done an outstanding job serving as the Interim Market Manager this year. She has worked for the Boise Farmers Market since 2016, first as … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Chief Bones Retires from Boise Police Department Boise Chief of Police William Bones wrapped up 27 years with the Boise Police Department Oct. 24. “I’m deeply honored to have been allowed to serve as part of BPD,” Bones said in a statement. “I am able to retire knowing (BPD) members are poised to not just … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Shore Lodge Gets New Leadership In September, Tom E. Garcia took the position as the president and general manager of McCall’s Shore Lodge resort and Whitetail Club. He most recently served as the vice president and general manager at High Hampton in North Carolina, with Benchmark Hospitality International. Tom brings his extensive golf club, resort … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Pooches Get New Place to Play Treasure Valley hounds now have a new spot to frolic. July saw the opening of Together Treasure Valley Dog Island, located in Ann Morrison Park’s southwest corner. “We are proud to offer an opportunity for dogs to run, play and swim so close to downtown Boise,” says Doug, Halloway, … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Local Nonprofits Get Boost from Airport Passengers Boise Airport travelers with spare change have long known the challenge of dumping their coins in the X-ray machine dish and then trying to scrape them all back out again. Recently, however, those going through security have had the option to give their change to three local nonprofits. … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Zee Christopher Awarded Small Business of the Year The Boise Metro Chamber awarded Zee Christopher the title of Small Business of the Year for 2019. Christopher Zahn (Chef Zee) says in a release that, “so many people over the past six years have helped make all of Zee Christopher the success it is today! Cheers to … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Mike Krage Joins Idaho Potato Commission Produce veteran Mike Krage recently joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as the new Retail Promotion Director for the Northeast and Midwest. Krage, based in Champaign, Illinois, will utilize category management, promotions and other marketing support tools to assist category managers and buyers in the Northeast and Midwest in … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Boise Kind Aims to Make a Kind and Welcoming City Boise Mayor David Bieter launched the Boise Kind initiative at the Treefort Music Fest in March. The community-wide collaboration is aimed “to protect and promote the core values that make Boise a kind and welcoming city.” Part of the initiative includes the Kindness Count, which encourages … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Rosendahl Foot & Shoe Center Earns ABC Accreditation The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. recently awarded Rosendahl Foot & Shoe Center with a three-year accreditation award in foot orthotics, foot prosthetics and diabetic footwear needs. The honor recognizes Rosendahl for achievements in organizational management, patient care standards, quality assurance, supplier compliance and … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Suzanne Bergmann Joins Ralston Group Properties Ralston Group Properties, an independent, locally owned and Boise-based residential and commercial real estate brokerage, has announced Suzanne Bergmann has joined the firm. Raised in Connecticut and receiving her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Suzanne’s early career in real estate included all transactional elements of residential property … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Names Jennifer Misajet Vice President of Operations Saint Alphonsus Health System has named Jennifer Misajet the vice president of operations for Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. In her role, Jennifer will provide administrative and operational oversight for the medical center. She will have primary responsibility for ancillary services … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

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 … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Ice Ribbon at Indian Creek Plaza Open to the Public Residents in Boise can now make a quick trip to Downtown Caldwell to experience the Ice Ribbon at Indian Creek Plaza. The semi-permanent outdoor ice-skating attraction is the first in Idaho and seventh in the United States. Indian Creek Plaza’s ribbon is one-tenth of a mile … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Boise’s Tyler Aragon Named Best Steak Master in the Region Tyler Aragon was recently named regional champion of LongHorn Steakhouse’s Steak Master Series, a grilling competition. He is one of 57 team members to achieve this distinction from around the country. Tyler is a Grill Master at LongHorn Steakhouse at 7997 Franklin Road in Boise. LongHornSteakhouse.com … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Scentsy to Raise Money for Charity through New Warmer Each catalog season, Scentsy creates a product specifically to benefit charity. This season, a portion of the sales from Scentsy’s Share Your Heart Mini Warmers will be donated to help fight heart disease and stroke in the U.S. and Canada and to help families in other parts … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

RideOut Technologies Builds Comfortable Bicycle Seats Located in Boise, RideOutTech.com builds and sells truly comfortable bike seats. Jeri Rutherford, the creator of RideOut, says she’s a lifetime bike rider and an atypical inventor. She designed the seats after she turned 40. “Although a lifetime rider, it seemed I couldn’t go over 5 miles without hurting … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Adventure Park Donates 240 Passes to Big Brothers Big Sisters Urban Air Adventure Park in Meridian opened its doors to families on June 2 for a summer kickoff party where for every pass sold during the event, the park would donate a pass to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. Thanks to the large … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Boise Woman Recognized at Plexus Worldwide Convention Boise resident Emily Burgess was recognized for the success of her home-based business during Plexus Worldwide’s Legacy Convention, which hosted 11,000 people at the Orlando Marriott World Center. Burgess shared tips and personal experiences with ambassadors to help them grow their home-based businesses and achieve their goals for … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

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

June 2018 Around Town

Soda Stop Celebrates Grand Opening, Ribbon-Cutting Soda Stop, 6026 Birch Lane in Nampa, has celebrated its formal ribbon-cutting and grand opening event. Soda Stop is a member of the chambers of commerce in Nampa, Boise and Meridian, as well as the Idaho Hispanic Chamber. Soda Stop has operated in soft open mode since February 14. … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Don’t Miss the Barber Junction at Harris Ranch 2018 Spring Parade Home Visit the 2018 Parade Home located in Barber Junction at Harris Ranch, East Boise’s premier community. The Viceroy encompasses sleek detailing, creating an inviting, modern home. The expansive windows in the stunning great room bring in an abundance of natural light. Looking for … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Hawley Troxell has announced attorneys Dane Bolinger, Adam Christenson, Jason Melville and Sarah Reed have been elected as equity partners in the firm.

March 2018 Around Town

As your local homebuilder, Brighton Homes is committed to enhancing the amazing qualities that make its hometown so special. For nearly 25 years, the Brighton Homes team has created timeless communities with unique characteristics, built energy-efficient homes of uncompromising quality and forged lasting relationships both professionally and personally throughout the Boise area. Brighton Homes loves its hometown and it shows…

February 2018 Around Town

Representatives from the J.R. Simplot Company, Trout Unlimited and others received the U.S. Forest Service’s highest honor, the Chiefs Honor Award, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the five-year collaborative effort to restore the waterways and fish habitats on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River in eastern Idaho. The Yankee Fork Restoration Project involves a diverse…

January 2018 Around Town

Members of Boise Fire Fighter's Local 149 distributed 300 new coats to 10 local elementary schools. BFF Local 149 raised more than $9,300 since fundraising began in May. The money was raised by producing and selling a 2018 Boise Fire Fighters Local 149 Calendar, putting on the first-ever Boise firefighter fashion show and hosting the 10th annual Boise Fire Pumpkin…

December 2017 Around Town

Gov. Butch Otter recognized recipients of the 2017 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency during the Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference in Boise. The awards highlight Idaho organizations that are exceptional leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their facilities.

November 2017 Around Town

Members of the 124th Fighter Wing were awarded the 2017 Carl S. Spaatz Trophy during the National Guard Association of the United States Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. The Spaatz Trophy is awarded to the overall outstanding flying unit in the Air National Guard. The winner is selected based on overall combat readiness, an exceptional ground and flight safety record…

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…

September 2017 Around Town

Following statewide voting from association members, Boise teacher Kari Overall has been elected president of the Idaho Education Association. Her three-year term began in August. Overall teaches United States history at South Junior High School in Boise and has a substantial track record of leadership in the IEA. She succeeds Penni Cyr, who is retiring following six years as IEA…

August 2017 Around Town

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…

July 2017 Around Town

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho announced Tom Laws, associate planner—bicycle and pedestrian, has received the American Trails 2017 Outstanding Trail Leader Award for Idaho, presented by American Trails. This award honors one individual per state each year. Laws received the award at the International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio.

June 2017 Around Town

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce announced Boise State University President Bob Kustra is the 2017 recipient of the chamber’s Hall of Fame Award. Kustra was selected for the award for his contributions to the betterment of the chamber and support of its mission to advocate for a vibrant economy and outstanding quality of life.

May 2017 Around Town

Jean Henscheid was named interim director of the University of Idaho’s James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, based in Boise. Her appointment follows the retirement of Priscilla Salant, who has served as the director since 2014.

February 2017 Around Town

The Idaho Education Association and the Boise Education Association observed National ESP Day by presenting small gifts to Education Support Professionals around the Boise School District, including a special ceremony at Horizon Elementary School. Longtime ESP member Debra Brown was singled out for specific recognition to acknowledge her many contributions to the school and the ESP community.

January 2017 Around Town

The city of Boise has celebrated the grand opening of Idaho’s first commercial zero net energy building. The super-efficient and innovative building offsets the small amount of energy used by generating renewable energy, resulting in a net energy use of zero, and saving the city nearly $24,000 in annual energy costs.

December 2016 Around Town

Deborah Page, a back office staff member at Audigy Certified Treasure Valley Hearing and Balance, has received Audigy Group’s “Outstanding First Impression-Individual“ Award for exceptional service to patients—for the third consecutive year.

November 2016 Around Town

The Idaho Botanical Garden announced the hiring of Erin Guerricabeitia as its new executive director. Guerricabeitia is responsible for overseeing the garden’s daily operations, member services, programming, events and horticultural efforts. She will be charged with cultivating new sources of financial support for the garden, acting as a liaison between board and staff, and implementing the strategic and master plans…

October 2016 Around Town

The annual Albertsons Boise Open is bigger than ever. With new designation as one of four Web.com Tour Finals Event, it will host its strongest field of golfers to date. The Top 75 Web.com Tour players from the regular season will play against 75 PGA Tour players for 2016-2017 PGA Tour cards. Offering a $1 million purse, which is the…

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Sun Valley purveyor Matt Luck, founder of Pride of Bristol Bay, is offering wild, sustainable sockeye salmon from this summer’s catch to seafood lovers in Boise and the greater Treasure Valley area. Sourced from the pristine Bristol Bay of Alaska and produced by a dedicated group of fisherman who are held to rigorous quality standards, Pride of Bristol Bay sockeye…

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Stock up on great local produce and say hi to your favorite farmer every Saturday from 9am-1pm at 10th and Grove in downtown Boise. Fill your shopping bags with fresh herbs, veggies, fruits, and more and get specialized recipes or cooking ideas from the knowledgeable and friendly vendors. Enjoy live music as you shop and get to know the people…

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Eagle Arts Commission is now accepting applications for Call to Artists 2016. Eagle Arts Commission is looking for wide variety of artists from photography to charcoal pieces. Artists work will be reviewed by Eagle Arts Commission and they will choose 18 artists for their work to be displayed. To apply please go to CityOfEagle.org or visit the City Clerks at…

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The Boise-based Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc. has had a McCall store and operation for eight years. Dave Jedry moved to McCall in 2014 to work for Franz Witte as a branch manager, and this year bought into the company as a partner, said Franz Witte President Seneca Hull. “This is our succession plan,” said Hull, who is the daughter…

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Idaho’s only dedicated electric bike store is celebrating one year in business. Boise Electric Bikes offers an alternative transportation option for those who want to get out on two wheels but would like a little extra help. E-bikes make commuting, hauling, and hills easier, and Boise Electric Bikes has a knowledgeable staff of E-bike enthusiasts who can help customers find…

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The Boise Art Museum’s Board of Trustees invites you to join them for Elements of Art – the Boise Art Museum 2016 Gala on Saturday, March 5 at 5:30pm. This elegant evening will include outstanding art, cuisine, a live auction, and more. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, beer, and wine will be served. This is a black tie (or creative black…

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Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Idaho is pleased to welcome its first female Chapter President, Suzie Hall. Ms. Hall is the Founder and President of Cornerstone Design, an award-winning interior design firm headquartered in Boise. She is also a partner in the green and energy efficiency consulting firm GreenSteps. A successful entrepreneur for almost 25 years, Ms. Hall also serves on the…

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THE DISCOVERY CENTER OF IDAHO UNVEILS NEW EXHIBIT The Discovery Center of Idaho is proud to unveil its newest exhibition, Superstruct: Some Assembly Required, presented by CHSQA, and designed to inspire the builder in all of us. This is the science center’s third consecutive exhibition designed and produced in-house.

December 2015 Around Town

Jessica Abbott, CHHC, Health and Wellness Manager of Be Well Perform Well™ will present Creating a Healthy, Thriving Work Culture on January 21, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the CW Moore Building located at 250 S. 5th Street in downtown Boise.

November 2015 Around Town

Yellowstone Partners is expanding to Boise with the addition of Kevin Donovan, Sterling Russell and Daniel Richards. Their office will be located in the Belgravia Building in downtown Boise.

October 2015 Around Town

Commercial Home Furnishings is holding its annual Pet Food Drive during the month of October. Bring in a five pound or larger bag of dried dog or cat food to any Home Furnishings location during the month of October and receive a $50 discount off of your purchase of $499 or above.