Boise restaurant to close after 36 years, meaning a California chain is leaving Idaho

Tons of restaurant chains expand into Boise to get their piece of the pie. But the pie will all be gone soon — at least on Fairview Avenue. Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery, 8574 W. Fairview, will close this Friday, Jan. 26. There are no plans to relocate the restaurant, according to Katie Chalmers, account executive at Murphy O’Brien Public Relations, which represents the Orange County-based restaurant chain. Never miss…

One of Boise’s best-known breweries just got sold. Garden City will get a new taproom

Crooked Fence Brewing Co. is going straight — straight back to its roots. The brewery, which opened in Garden City in 2012 before relocating to Eagle in 2014, has been sold. The new owners plan to bring Crooked Fence back to Garden City and open a taproom there by spring. Known for eye-catching artwork on its beer cans and bottles, Crooked Fence helped jumpstart the wave of local breweries that…

Court: Simplot Foundation must pay taxes on Boise facility

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the J.R. Simplot Foundation was not eligible for a tax exemption while constructing its "urban meeting place" in downtown Boise in the 2015 tax year. In its Thursday decision, the state’s highest court decided the structure did not qualify for a charitable tax exemption because it was under construction and not being used exclusively for charitable purposes. "Here, the plain language…

Exciting Things You Can Do In Boise ID

Will you be taking a quick trip through Boise and Idaho? If you will me, you will want to find some things to do. It’s one of those locations that many people may not think about visiting until they actually spend a few days in this capital city of Idaho. There are many locations such as the Boise national force that many people visit from all over the country. There…

Boise State President Bob Kustra announces he’s retiring

BOISE – After 15 years at the helm of Idaho’s largest public university, Boise State University President Dr. Robert Kustra announced today that he is retiring on June 30. “Serving as president of Boise State University has been the privilege of a lifetime,” Kustra wrote in a letter addressed to Boise State faculty and staff. “I will be forever grateful for being able to serve during this period of incredible…

Bowl projections for Boise State, Mountain West: Nov. 9, 2017 | Idaho Statesman

It is a new week, but not a ton has changed in the Mountain West bowl picture. Still, only two teams are out of contention, and only Hawaii and New Mexico are at risk of losing their seventh games this weekend. Boise State continues to roll, having notched a fifth straight win, Fresno State escaped BYU and San Diego State absolutely dominated San Jose State. Wyoming’s win over Colorado State…

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…

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…