Gov. Little names ISU nursing dean to Idaho Board of Correction

BOISE, Idaho — A nursing professor and interim dean of Idaho State University’s College of Nursing has been named the newest member of the Idaho Board of Correction. Gov. Brad Little announced Friday that Karen Neill has been appointed to the three-member board, filling the seat vacated by former board member Cindy Wilson. Neill joins Dr. David McClusky and Dodds Hayden — both of whom are registered Republicans — on…

Boise’s little-known arts scene is undergoing a cultural renaissance

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE A painting by Andorra-born, Los Angeles-based artist Olympia Altimir in Freak Alley, a large outdoor gallery of murals in downtown Boise. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Downtown Boise still looks modest, but its population and cultural scene are booming. “I moved here 15 years ago, to a sleepy little outpost, and in a couple of years it just took off,” said Ryan Peck. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE At Boise’s Treefort…

Out, loud, and full of Pride: Thousands gather in downtown Boise for the Pride Festival and parade

EVENTS "It’s pure joy, you can be yourself here," one attendee of the parade said. BOISE, Idaho — Downtown Boise was transformed on Friday and Saturday for the Boise Pride Fest. For those who attended, it was more than just a colorful display of rainbow flags, but rather an opportunity for acceptance and tolerance. Over the last 30 years since its founding, the festival has transformed from a small gathering…

Zoo Boise’s newest tiger makes her debut during Zoo Daze

BOISE, Idaho — Zoo Boise is inviting the public to meet its newest member – Diana. The tiger, named after Wonder Woman, is now on display to the public for the first time. Diana is an Amur tiger, a critically endangered species with only about 540 of the big cats left in the wild. They’re native to parts of eastern Russian and China. Amur tigers can grow up to ten…

Longtime Idaho Shakespeare Festival actress returns to Boise with a new role

In 2010, Idaho Shakespeare Festival actor shared her story of the day the ISF company came to her high school in Burley and how she became an actor in the summer company. This season she returns to direct two plays. By Sara Bruner built her acting career on the Idaho Shakespeare Festival stage. She grew up in Burley and joined the company at 18 as an intern, and through the…

Boise State football: Significance of the big stage

BOISE, Idaho — Friday, May 17, 2019. Why didn’t the ACC Network choose to air Boise State-Florida State on its debut weekend? Because that game’s going to be on the Mothership. In prime time in the East, no less. The Broncos and Seminoles will kick off at 7 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Mountain, Saturday, August 31 on ESPN. There’s no better way for Boise State to start the year if…

Body found in Boise foothills confirmed as missing Idaho hiker

BOISE COUNTY, Idaho — A body found in a remote area off of Bogus Basin Road belongs to a Mountain Home man who went missing during a hike last month, authorities have confirmed. Kyle Crowden, 27, set off on a hike of the Dry Creek Trail on Feb. 9, but never returned. His car was found parked at the trailhead. Search crews scoured the area, but were hindered by heavy…

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…