Oct. 1, 2015

Man vs. Food: Going Basque in Boise

Adam Richman, from the TLC series Man vs. Food, recently made a stop in Boise Idaho to participate in the annual Basque street festival. He got a chance to experience many aspects of Boise's Basque culture including the food, the wine, and even a little bit of dancing. 

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Sep. 11, 2015

Boise Heats Up from the Ground Up

by Marissa Lovell

If you spend a day in downtown Boise, you don’t have to look far to spot the city’s unique features. Vibrant murals animate empty alleys, lush trees shelter bustling neighborhoods and the Boise River winds through the heart of the city; all of which is nestled below scenic foothills. Urban yet organic, one of Boise’s best-kept secrets is out of sight – flowing right beneath our feet.

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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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Nov. 12, 2015

Athlos Academies Has a Vision for the Future in Boise

by Boise Valley Economic Partnership

Idaho-based education service provider Athlos Academies has announced that it will be opening a new national training facility and corporate headquarters office in Boise. Athlos purchased the former Macy’s building at the corner of 10th and Main in downtown Boise, which will see a full remodel in the coming months. The company will be creating 50 new jobs in Idaho with an average wage of $50,000, for a total of 70 employees. Athlos Academies will receive a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) award of 17% for eight years.

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May. 18, 2015

Albertsons Library Makes Room for New Student MakerLab

by Kathleen Tuck, Boise State University

Construction will soon begin on the first floor of Boise State's Albertsons Library to make room for the brand new MakerLab. The lab is a student center for creation, innovation and experimentation, featuring 3D printers, vinyl cutters, numerous tools for creating and designing computers, circuits and more. The space will also facet the new Gaming Interactive Media and Mobile (GIMM) technology degree program, part of the new College of Innovation and Design (COID). 

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Aug. 14, 2015

America’s Largest Seed Fund Comes to Boise

Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and geeks: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour is coming to Boise, August 20-21. The tour is a national outreach effort to convey non-dilutive technology funding opportunities through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small, advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together, they represent America's Largest Seed Fund. 

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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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Mar. 28, 2016

11 Reasons Why I Moved to Idaho

What’s in Idaho besides potatoes? Having promised my parents that I would visit their new home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I thought the month in between would be a good time to get to know the state a little better. In partnership with Visit Idaho, I road tripped through the entire state, and what I saw and experienced amazed me to the core. I knew after that month long adventure that I did need change in my life, and that change was leaving California, the state I loved and lived in for most of my life, and trading it in for the quiet and laid back life that Idaho is.

There are a million reasons why I made this change, but here are the top 11 reasons why I moved to Idaho.

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Apr. 7, 2015

Idaho’s Biggest Cities Thrive, Develop, Flourish

Idaho has seen noticeable growth in the past decade and the prosperity continues today. Throughout the state cities are booming, but the Boise Valley tumphs all with expanision, success and development happening from seemingly every angle. Newsmax's list of '10 Biggest Cities in Idaho' overviews much more than the size of our beloved cities; almost half of the list falls within the Boise Valley, highlighting everything from endless recreation and opportunity to populations rising and afforable living. 

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Feb. 23, 2016

Black History in Idaho Expressed Through Basketball & Art

The words you are about to read somewhat fell into my lap and I'm glad it did, because I think that we can all learn something from the situation playing out in Boise, Idaho this month. Specifically centered on the Idaho Stampede, the NBA's d-league team, and an artist by the name of Patrick Hunter.

For some context, I lived and worked in Boise for three years as a news reporter with one of the affiliates. It was customary for me to immerse myself in the community and that's when I met Patrick. I can't even begin to tell you how many Stampede games I went to while I lived there. Nonetheless, what they have been doing for some time now is helping the Boise community, largely Caucasian learn from others who bring diversity to the area. It was in Boise when I realized just how diverse families could be. It was in Boise, that I learned that there are people in the world that no matter your skin color families could be black or white, African or American.

This year during a special February game, The Idaho Stampede and Patrick Hunter will be paying tribute to influential African-American or Blacks whichever you prefer. The tribute will include the faces of people like, President Barack Obama, Civil Rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr & Coretta Scott King, author & poet Maya Angelou, scientist George Washington Carver, author Frederick Douglass, and NBA great Earl Lloyd to name a few and their faces will be painted by Hunter on the teams jersey's.

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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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Mar. 13, 2015

Talkin’ Broncos Win Third Consecutive National Championship

by Sherry Squires, Boise State University

The Boise State University Talkin' Broncos have won their third consecutive Pi Kappa Delta National Speech and Debate Tournament. The student team took first place over 78 schools from 36 states across the nation. In addition, several team members also won a variety of awards while competiting in different Individual Speaking Events during the 4-day tournament. 

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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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Jan. 4, 2016

Startup Grind 2015 Boise

StartUp Grind 2015

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities.

Check out this video to learn more about Startup Grind in Boise.

Jun. 1, 2017

8 American Cities You Should Visit Before They’re Too Popular

Usually you can rely on hipster millennials to tell you what's gonna be cool before it's cool. Like, drinking uncomfortably hoppy beer, or eating Spam, or which neighborhood will be the next hip neighborhood. But for whatever reason, you rarely hear talk of the next up-and-coming travel destination (except, like, Mexico City. "I was going to Mexico City waaay before everyone else was going to Mexico City.”)

Channeling my inner cool kid, I went searching for under-the-radar cities across the US that are poised to become the new Nashvilles and Portlands -- polling travel experts around the country and looking at data trends like increased hotel construction and tourism infrastructure. And, you know, cities with the cool, calm, collected demeanor of someone who knows something you don’t yet. Here are eight cities you should go visit before they get too popular.

Boise, Idaho

If you want to see Seattle, Portland, or Denver before $14-a-drink bars discovered them, check out Boise. The creative center of Idaho is filling the beer-and-outdoors gaps these cities left when they fell to the mass popularity. Firstly, it boasts 190 miles of single-track trails that start practically in the middle of Downtown and a 30-mile Greenbelt trail that traverses the city. Second, Boise opens brewpubs like Florida builds condos, with four new ones planned for this year, including Bozeman’s White Dog. The X-Games will be hosting a qualifier at the city’s spanking-new skate park, and Bogus Basin just pumped $4 million into summer-activity improvements. Combine all of this with the walkability and affordability bigger cities lack, and you’ve got a strong case for Boise as “the new Portland.”

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Apr. 12, 2017

Title One and Idaho Recognized by RIS Media

Idaho has a lot going for it these days. Just ask Mark Tidd, CEO of Boise-based TitleOne Corporation, with 13 locations serving 14 counties throughout the state. From affordability to lifestyle, Idaho’s allure is attracting many out-of-state homebuyers, drawn by the promise of an all-around better quality of life. In this exclusive interview, Tidd shares just why Idaho is booming, and how his firm supports the rise in homeownership by playing a key role at the closing table.

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May. 18, 2016

Boise Bicycle Project

Idaho Power - Powering Lives: Boise Bicycle Project

The Boise Bike Project is a important member of the Boise Community. They strive to provide quality affordable bicycles and be a key part in making Boise a better place to live each and everyday.

May. 17, 2016

Staycation or Vacation in Boise

We love where we live — but when’s the last time you spent some time indulging in all the treasures we love about the Treasure Valley? Maybe it’s time for a staycation. Downtown Boise bustles with a strong local culinary scene, boutique shopping, hip music venues and an ever-growing arts culture. And the entire Treasure Valley is popping with variety and energy. No wonder we land on so many of those “best of” lifestyle lists. Here are some ideas for making the most of your summer — close to home.

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Jun. 3, 2016

Boise Transload Facility

A city of Boise-owned tract near the Boise Airport offers a combination of benefits for industrial uses that is rarely found near cities of any size. The 275-acre parcel is zoned for all industrial uses, located within two miles of two interstate interchanges, close to the airport, 15-20 minutes from Downtown and close to fuel pipelines.“It’s such a good piece of property,” city spokesman Mike Journee said. “All of the elements are right there.”

The city hopes commercial real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield can find a private developer willing to build a “transload” facility where a full-size, 100-car train could be loaded and unloaded to and from shipping trucks. In addition, the property could someday become the center of a larger industrial park featuring uses such as storage, assembly or manufacturing of inbound goods and bailing or other consolidation of outbound recyclable materials and other freight.

Such a project has been a goal of the city, private industry and economic development leaders for years. Those people believe it could attract new businesses to the Boise area and, just as importantly, help the ones that are already here.

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