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…

Why Your Next Trip To Boise ID Will Be Memorable

The capital city of the state of Idaho is called Boise. It is a city with 1/4 million people. There are beautiful locations that you can visit such as the Boise Art Museum, a place that has outdoor sculptures and contemporary works of art. Boise is located very close to a couple different national forests, and also Snake River. It is located right off of Interstate 84, and if you…

Eye on Boise: Silak, Trout and Brody talk women on Idaho’s highest court

From left, Cathy Silak, Linda Copple Trout and Robyn Brody – the only three women ever to serve as justices of the Idaho Supreme Court – speak on a panel in Boise sponsored by the Idaho Legal History Society on Sept. 14, 2017. (Betsy Z. Russell / SR) In more than 150 years, just three women have served on the Idaho Supreme Court, and the three have some interesting insights…

Murals are dedicated at Boise Library

Main Library Comic Con Mural (2017) by artist Adam Rosenlund. Photo courtesy of Boise Arts & History The Boise City Department of Arts & History, in partnership with the Boise Public Library, unveiled and dedicated the Main Library Comic Con Mural public artwork designed by comic artist Adam Rosenlund on August 17. In collaboration with Trademark Signs, the two framed vinyl banners, titled “Imaginauts,” were fastened to the Main Library…

Boise, ID, Where The Best Craft Beer Is Brewed

There are certain cities and states that just naturally have a great beer because they have a long tradition of brew pubs. In many of these brew pubs, the beer is made from natural ingredients right there on site. Once beer drinkers experience real beer, made from all natural malted barley, hops, and toasted grains, they’ll never want to drink canned beer again. One of the best towns in the…

Idaho to One-And-Done Landlords During Eclipse: Don’t Forget to Collect Taxes

The Idaho Tax Commission cautions those renting out their homes during the Aug. 21 eclipse. With tens of thousands of people expected to travel to Idaho to witness the total solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, more than a few Idaho home- and landowners are already planning to cash in on the once-in-a-lifetime event by leasing out accommodations. Officials at the Idaho State Tax Commission, however, are offering words of caution…

Giant Sequoia Move on Schedule in Idaho, Tree Doing Well

(AP Photo/Rebecca Boone). Workers build a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by nat… (AP Photo/Troy Maben, File). FILE -This Nov. 22, 2006, file photo a giant sequoia tree sits next to St. Luke’s Hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho. The sequoia tree…

As Downtown Boise Hotels Boom, Nampa and Meridian Get Their Own, and Caldwell Hopes

Even with a new hotel next door, the Nampa Civic Center doesn’t have the space to attract or house a 1,500-attendee conference like the one the Boise Centre hosted for a national epidemiologists group last week. But Boise’s blossoming convention capacity and its slew of new Downtown hotels bode well for the hospitality and conference sectors in Nampa and other Treasure Valley cities, hotel developer Chase Santillanes said. That’s why…

Idaho High Court: Unmarried Gay Partner Has No Rights to Custody

The Associated Press The Idaho Supreme Court building is seen in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated since same-sex marriage became legal in 2014. The couple raised the child together after splitting up in 2012. But their relationship…