One of the best prep softball players in Idaho history transferring to Boise State

One of the top high school softball players Idaho has ever produced is transferring to Boise State. The Broncos announced Eagle High grad Bradie Fillmore (2016) will transfer from Cal to Boise State and become immediately eligible for the 2019 season. Softball players are not required to sit out a year when they transfer under NCAA rules. “I’m very excited to be back in my hometown,” Fillmore said in a…

Your Idaho outdoor concerts guide: From Boise shows to mountain festivals this summer

Get out! Summer concert season is already here. Boise rock band Built To Spill will help start things this weekend at the two-day Music on the Water festival in Esther Simplot Park. Next Wednesday, Alive After Five fires up in the Grove Plaza. The day after that, Boise’s most popular outdoor venue, Outlaw Field, kicks off its summer series with Barenaked Ladies. Grab a low-back chair, a pair of sunglasses…

State to give up long-vacant governor’s mansion site in foothills, let it become Boise city park

From left, Reps. Robert Anderst, R-Nampa, and Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, and Sens. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, and Maryanne Jordan, D-Boise, meet Tuesday, May 22, 2018, as the Legislature’s Governor’s Housing Committee. Idaho has given up on plans to build a new governor’s mansion on 15 acres of east Boise foothills property it’s been sitting on for decades, and will instead turn the land over to the city of Boise for a…

Idaho woman hopes to be nation’s first Native American governor

"No chance in hell." "Wait your turn." "Why bother?" Paulette Jordan has heard it all, especially in the waning hours before Tuesday’s Idaho primary, where she is hoping to advance her long-shot candidacy for governor of Idaho. But as she can often do, given her height of nearly six feet, the Democrat and two-term Idaho state legislator lifts her gaze above the immediate ruckus. She instead looks through the long…

Boise Firefighters Use Mother Duck Recording to Help Rescue Ducklings

We’re sorry, but your browser does not support this video. Please install Adobe Flash version 10 or later. Duration: 01:01 2 hrs ago Firefighters in Boise, Idaho, had to get creative when they rescued ducklings from a storm drain on Tuesday, May 8.The baby ducks had crawled into the pipe attached to the storm drain, so the firefighters took a recording of the mother duck to lure the ducklings out…

Boise State adds Idaho grad transfer to 2018 roster

BOISE — The Boise State football team announced their newest roster addition, and he hails from enemy territory. #BoiseState LB’s returning and tackles posted last season- Tyson Maeva (84)- Desmond Williams (30)- Riley Whimpey (17)- Benton Wickersham (16)- Bruno DeRose (7)- Will Heffner (4)- Joe Provenzano (2)160 tackles combined-Tony Lashley last season (123)–Had 107 in 2016 pic.twitter.com/pvyN7XnNXC — Will Hall (@WillHallKTVB) May 1, 2018 Tony Lashley, a linebacker out of…

Chow time! 9 local restaurants, tenants to fill new public market unique in Boise | Idaho Statesman

Nicholas Jones is ready to Chow. Hours earlier, the owner of Chow Public Market & Eatery signed his final tenant, a key accomplishment on his list of things to do before opening at the Boise Spectrum. "Nine available tenant spots at the market," Jones says happily, "and they’re all filled." Chow (stylized as CHOW) is set to open in late June at 7609 W. Overland Road, across from Edwards Cinemas….

‘Very Dark And Very Evil Things:’ Bond Reduction Denied For Idaho Priest

NOTE: This article contains graphic content that may be upsetting to some readers. BOISE — The retired Boise priest facing more than 20 child pornography charges mused online about the "journey that he has taken down the path to Satan" and his desire to hurt others before the end of his life, according to prosecutors. "’Yes, I want to do something truly evil before I die,’" Prosecutor Kassandra Slaven recited…

Idaho brewery is among nation’s 50 fastest growing small breweries. It’s not in Boise | Idaho Statesman

Nobody’s jaw hit the floor faster than Jerry Mitchell’s when a list of the nation’s 50 fastest growing small and independent craft breweries was released Tuesday. “I was very surprised,” Snow Eagle Brewing & Grill’s owner says with a laugh. Opened in 2011 at 455 River Parkway in Idaho Falls, Snow Eagle is the only Gem State brewery included in the ranking from the Brewer’s Association, a trade organization representing…

With NFL eyes on him at Boise State’s pro day, Vander Esch confident he’s a first-rounder | Idaho Statesman

It was only five years ago that Leighton Vander Esch had a heck of a time trying to get anyone to notice him. He was a small-school standout with big dreams. On Tuesday, he was the star of the show at Boise State’s pro day, with representatives from 25 NFL teams on hand to see the former walk-on from Riggins. Linebacker coaches from the Eagles and Steelers ran drills for…