Boise State star snubbed in Mountain West Player of the Year voting; two Broncos honored | Idaho Statesman

If the Boise State men’s basketball team needed any further motivation going into the Mountain West Tournament, the Broncos got it Tuesday morning. Nevada junior forward Caleb Martin was named Mountain West Player of the Year by the league’s coaches over Boise State senior guard Chandler Hutchison, who was the media’s choice for the award. Martin led the conference in scoring by two points across the entire season, but Hutchison…

New ‘Naked’ seafood restaurant to open in Boise | Idaho Statesman

Fins Concepts co-owner Derek Hood isn’t ready to bare his soul about Naked Fins, a new restaurant he’s planning to unveil in Boise on Broadway Avenue. But he does share a hint. About the naked part. “It’s not Twin Peaks — don’t worry,” Hood says with a laugh, referring to the “breastaurant” sports-bar chain with a location near the Boise Spectrum. Slated to debut this summer, Naked Fins, 1120 S….

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control More BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker’s directed students to discuss “killing babies” with a Democratic colleague. State Sen. Maryanne Jordan filed the complaint against…

From ‘soft, immature, entitled’ to the ‘best player in Boise State history’

Two years before he would become his coach, Phil Beckner met with Chandler Hutchison as a favor to a friend. Hutchison was a 6-foot-7, 170-pound freshman guard for the Boise State men’s basketball team, and coach Leon Rice and assistant coach Jeff Linder thought Beckner could provide Hutchison with some pointers. “I could tell he was really, really talented, but just kind of questioned what most people questioned about him….

Sprawl threatens this piece of Boise’s fringe. Could it bring the next Bown Crossing?

Mark Hoffman bought a four-wheel-drive Toyota Highlander so he can go off-road and escape a wildfire should the one road in and out of his neighborhood be blocked. He keeps a pair of wire cutters under the driver’s seat so he can cut through metal fences. A retired school teacher and administrator, Hoffman lived through a 1996 fire in Alaska that burned almost 40,000 acres north of Anchorage. He lived…

Idaho lawmakers introduce $200M tax cut plan

MGN Online BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho lawmakers have ushered in a $200 million tax cut plan as the first tax relief proposal of the 2018 legislative session. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle said Tuesday the proposal is one of the largest tax reduction bills ever proposed in Idaho’s history. The legislation is designed to offset the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month. If…

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…