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.

September 2015 Around Town

The Stagecoach Inn recently reopened in Garden City. A nice facelift still keeps the retro feel of the original Stagecoach Inn, while offering diners a clean dining room and lounge. The menu includes the old-time favorites that have been offered since the 1950s. Even some of the former waitresses have returned.

August 2015 Around Town

After a record-setting year of growth, the Discovery Center of Idaho recently unveiled its newest exhibition, FIZZYOLOGY: The Science Behind Bubbles, presented by the Micron Foundation. This will be the science center’s second consecutive exhibition designed and produced in-house.

July 2015 Around Town

The newest section of paved Greenbelt is now open for public use in Eagle. The path is located off Edgewood just south of Highway 44. This connecting piece of paved pathway acts as the connector to the north side of the north channel of the Boise River.

June 2015 Around Town

Michael Kors is pleased to announce the opening of a Michael Kors Lifestyle store here in Boise this May.

May 2015 Around Town

Are you at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer? Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women ages 18-45. Emily Barker is the Boise Support Ambassador. Barker lease monthly Outreach Groups where individuals get together and connect with other high risk women about…