Oct. 26, 2015

Bogus Basin Selects New General Manager

by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Brad Wilson as the new general manager. On November 9th, Wilson will become the seventh general manager in the history of the non-profit recreation area.

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Oct. 3, 2016

Boise: Bits & Pieces of My Passport

by Carly Joerger

Growing up in Boise, I could hardly wait to leave Idaho. I dreamt of a big world with exciting people doing extraordinary things who were just waiting for me to join them. So I did. I spent a year as an exchange student in Spain, a summer interning in New York City, a semester abroad in France, a summer in Indonesia, and another semester interning in Zagreb, Croatia. In between my travels, I studied in Northern Idaho and rarely made it back down to Boise. I was knee-deep in the eye-opening world of the University and constantly planning my next trip to Destination Incredible.

I loved many aspects of all the cities and countries I’ve lived in but I also knew all that shimmered was not gold. Now I can say Boise is the perfect mash-up of all the people, languages, and literal flavors of life I’ve tasted elsewhere.

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Mar. 21, 2016

How Treefort Showcases Boise’s Soul

by ​Jess Flynn

A convening. A tipping point. A series of catalytic experiences. The moments between the programmed moments. 

Beyond the overwhelm of hundreds of music acts, the impending fifth Treefort Music Fest means so much more than merely music. In a flurry of five-days of activity, it encapsulates the soul of Boise.

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Apr. 18, 2016

Built in Boise: Outdoors & Innovations

by Built in Boise

The passionate writers, photographers, designers, builders and business-owners over at Built in Boise have been cranking out more inspiring stories of Boise companies and the people behind them. From outdoors to innovations, here is a roundup of profiles from February, March and April... 

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Jan. 29, 2016

Idaho’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

Despite being one of the least densely-populated states in the USA, Idaho has a thriving contemporary arts scene that, if recent investments in the state’s arts are anything to go by, will only grow stronger. From the numerous galleries in the vibrant downtown capital of Boise to the arty town of Ketchum in Sun Valley, named one of America’s Best Small Art Towns in 2013, Idaho’s art scene has a lot to offer.

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Jan. 12, 2016

Idaho Idyll: A Traveler’s Take on Southwest Idaho

Scott W. Clemens, contributing writer for food, wine and travel blog Epicurean Traveler, recently took a trip to explore all Southwestern Idaho has to offer. 

"I spent less than a week in Idaho, but it was enough to seriously pique my interest. I suggest the next time you think about “passing through” on your way to somewhere else, make a point to spend a few days instead. Experience the restaurants, wineries, brewpubs, inspiring scenery and friendly people. Who knows — you might even choose to stay."

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Jul. 1, 2015

Creators, Makers, Doers: Aero Agoseries

Creators, Makers & Doers: Mark Baltes

At the base of a vast and well-loved trail system, the Foothills Learning Center on North 8th St. in Boise, Idaho hosts a striking 15 foot tall weather vane, in the form of a native dandelion. Meet the artist, Mark Baltes, who created Aero Agoseries.

Aug. 13, 2015

Pro Surfer Takes On Boise’s Whitewater Park

Pro Surfer Alex Gray took on the Boise River this week while visiting family during a 9-month big wave tour. Gray explored a new kind of surfing at Boise's Whitewater Park; luckily, KTVB was there to capture his experience. 

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Dec. 18, 2015

Bogus Basin: Boise’s Year-Round Playground

by Marissa Lovell

Resting 16 miles above Boise’s core, Bogus Basin is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. Mountain bikers, trail runners, skiers and snowshoers flock to the easily accessible, all-season outdoor hub for their daily dose of Idaho mountain air.

Ever wondered what the history was behind Bogus Basin?

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Aug. 20, 2015

10 Exciting Things Happening at Boise State University

by Gregory Hahn, Boise State University

Boise State University President Bob Kustra highlighted an ever-growing research presence, the success of a recent initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and math graduates, and much more in his State of the University kick-off address on Aug. 19. He also pointed out a number of innovative and exciting programs and events taking place across campus. He calls this list the “Top Ten Great Things Going on at Boise State That I Had Nothing to Do With.”

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Aug. 6, 2015

Creators, Makers, Doers: Traffic Box Art

Creators, Makers & Doers: Helena Kruczynska, Tarmo Waita, Erin Cunningham

What started as a graffiti and illegal poster abatement program has grown into the most visible outdoor gallery in Idaho. The creative diversity of Idaho artists’ work is showcased with art wraps on traffic and electric control boxes throughout Boise.

Apr. 30, 2015

Ignite Returns to Boise

Photo by Ignite Boise

The popular Ignite Boise made a big return to the Egyptian Theater, with a raucous crowd of 600+ cheering on the 16 speakers as they tackled wide ranging topics under the Ignite format (5 minutes, 20 powerpoint slides that advance every 15 seconds)

Jul. 21, 2015

Built in Boise: High Notes to Numbers Games

by Built in Boise

The volunteer writers and photographers at Built in Boise are sharing more inspiring stories of Boise companies and the people behind them. From craftsmen to crunching numbers, here is a roundup of profiles from July... 

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Jan. 11, 2017

Exploring Idaho’s Secret Wine Region

Idaho Wine Country Is A *Real* Thing

Katie Quinn made a trip to Boise and had the opportunity to explore the Treasure Valley Wine Region. 

Sure enough, I hopped in a car with my fellow food-lover friends (and awesome creators) Molly Yeh and Matt & Beau of Probably This to explore what Idaho offers as far as wine goes.

We had such a fun day! The weather was beautiful, the scenery was outstanding, and the wine was SO good! We got to see how it's made and taste it at all different stages of the production process. 

Jul. 29, 2015

Video: Leku Ona Prepares for Big Basque Bash

Leku Ona readies for Jaialdi

Apr. 22, 2016

Rhodes Skatepark: Downtown Boise’s Skate Scene

Rhodes Skatepark

Originally designed in 1992, Glenn Rhodes created a multi-use skatepark with modular features. Redesigned in 2016 by Grindline Skateparks, Rhodes Park's 1.28 acres is now a skater's paradise. 

Jul. 31, 2015

Bringing World-Class Skateboarding to Boise

by Boise Skateboard Association

The long-awaited $1.5 million dollar redesign of Rhodes Park is now underway. The 1.28-acre skatepark is being completely revamped with the help of Seattle-based Grindline, one of America’s foremost skatepark designers. The park was designed to include all levels of skating in both street and vert to create a destination skatepark for Boise. 

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Jun. 12, 2015

Creators, Makers, Doers: Infernum Bestiae

Creators, Makers & Doers: Anna Webb & Reham Aarti

Located near the Boise Train Depot sits 306,000 mosaic tiles, each one set lovingly by hand. Meet Anna Web and Reham Aarti, the artists behind Infernum Bestiae, a public art roundabout completed in 2014.  

Nov. 1, 2016

Boise Is Considered To Be Top Homebrew Spot

Craft brewing and homebrewing have long supported one another: a thriving craft beer community nurtures a healthy, growing homebrew culture, and vice-versa. Some cities are legendary for such pro-am symbiosis, while others are gaining well-deserved reputations as up-and-coming homebrew hot spots.

On your next beer vacation, by all means, visit San Diego, Portland, and Asheville. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t check in to these seven red-hot homebrew destinations as well. Homebrewers love them, and you should, too.

Boise is a growing city surrounded by plenty of room. “Some homebrewers may travel 30 to 40 miles to collaborate on a brew session,” says Scott Allen, president of the Snake River Brewers homebrew club. “People are willing to help out other brewers all the time, even on short notice.”

Boiseans see it all in four seasons: from subzero (colder than –18° C) in winter to more than 100° F (38° C) in the summer. Still, homebrewing here is a year-round hobby that draws inspiration from the local craft beer scene and Idaho-grown hops and malts. In the last five years, homebrewing has gained more and more acceptance as consumers have come to recognize that beer brewed at home can be superior to mass-produced commercial beer and can even rival that of many craft breweries.

But in the end, Allen says the main force behind the growing homebrew scene in this city of 215,000 is friendship. “The camaraderie of brewers is great, with people always wanting to get together to share beers, smiles, and laughter in this hobby of ours.”

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Jul. 14, 2016

Boise, Idaho - Travel Thru History

404 Boise, Idaho - Travel Thru History Full Episode

Travel History takes you on your own private tour of Boise Idaho. You'll tour one of the most stunning buildings in the frontier west at the Idaho State Capitol, dance all night with the Basques at the Basque museum and cultural center, soar to new heights at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, and get a shiver down our spines at the Idaho state penitentiary.