Summer Fun and Adventure

My family wanted hamburgers tonight, so I dusted off the outdoor grill and fired it up for the first time this year. Just as I was finishing up, I was hit with a sudden burst of wind, followed by rain. I could feel the cold burst of air rushing by and it reminded me of the weeks preceding Halloween, sharp…

Grand Opening of Boise WaterShed River Campus

Boise Mayor David Bieter was joined by the city council, participating artists and community partners in celebrating the grand opening of the newly completed Boise WaterShed River Campus. The 2-acre complex is being recognized as the largest concentration of public art in Idaho. Photos courtesy of the city of Boise.

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.

Man and Women of the Year Campaign

After 10 weeks of fundraising, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Idaho and Montana Branch commemorated the Man and Woman of the Year campaign with a grand finale celebration. This year’s winners were Shaun Buck and Heather Harrington.

Take Me Out to the Lost and Found

Staring at the clock, I counted down the seconds until school was out. The last click, the bell would ring, and the boundaries would melt away. Summer had arrived. Gone were divisions by age or subject. No more recess that always felt a little too short. No more shoes! I could spend my time relaxing, casual in a swimsuit and…

Sometimes Angels Wear Badges

Last September, a call came into the Garden City, Idaho, police dispatch of a structure fire in the vicinity of 52nd and Remington streets. Detective James O’Gorman and Officer Danny Pierce were the first responders on the scene. The front of the trailer was already engulfed in flames when the officers heard screams emanating from the inside. Jaime Randall, who…

Tantalizing Food Trucks

There’s something special about a chef on a food truck. When Kevin McIntosh decided to give up truck driving, he knew he liked food and wanted to cook for people, but he also loved interacting with the people enjoying his food. That’s why operating a food truck was a perfect fit for him.

July 2017 Driver’s Notebook

BMW does not disappoint in releasing the 2017 X3 xDrive35i, a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) with potential for a family road trip or track day. With four different drive modes, the ease of moving from city to mountains is seamless. The default comfort mode relaxes the throttle for everyday driving. For those eco-friendly drivers, the Eco-pro mode is, even more,…

Worthy Reads

A Man Called Ove is a heartwarming read about a grumpy, crotchety, mean old man whom you instantly create a soft spot for in your heart; despite how much he loathes people who don't drive Saabs. This funny, thoughtful and endearing story follows a man named Ove (pronounced Oo-vah) who believes there is nothing worthwhile about life since the passing…

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon is the iconic summer fruit. If you love watermelon and want to try something new, this refreshing watermelon cooler is quick and tasty. You can also freeze this recipe in ice cube trays to add a flavor burst to your other summer beverages.

Summer Bucket List

Things to do this Season in Boise

Bogus Basin Blooms with Summer Recreation

Summer is a beautiful time in the Treasure Valley with its long, sunny days and variety of outdoor pursuits, but it can also get blazing hot. Many people flock to rivers and reservoirs to cool off, and others head up in elevation.

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Boise's sweetest spots for cold treats