Boise duo green-lighted for new HGTV series ‘Restoring Idaho’

BOISE – They’ve been known as the "Boise Boys," but as these locals step into the national spotlight they are also stepping into a new name. In May Boise’s Timber and Love businessmen Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell called their style "Idaho-Mod" – Idaho warmth mixed with modern touches – in a pilot episode on HGTV featuring their unique styles in restoring homes. Turns out that pilot episode was just…

Slideshow: Hawthorne Elementary Opens Native Plants Garden in Boise

School Garden Coordinator Amy Pence-Brown (left) and Principal James Bright (right) of Hawthorne Elementary School celebrate the opening of the new learning garden. In a lot of elementary schools, the closest kids come to nature on campus is running across clipped green soccer fields or playing hide-and-seek behind the occasional tree. The exception is Hawthorne Elementary School on the Boise Bench, where students have been breaking the mold—and breaking new…

Red Lion in downtown Boise is for sale

The Red Lion in downtown is for sale, as are 10 other Red Lions across the Pacific Northwest. Photo by Teya Vitu. The 182-room Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is for sale, as is the 163-room Red Lion Templin’s Hotel in Post Falls. The two are among the last 18 hotels that Red Lion Hotels Corp. still owns. More than a 1,000 Red Lion hotels have been franchised off in…