Monthly Archives: February 2013

Boise State’s Drmic leads Mountain West men in scoring in league games

Boise State men’s basketball sophomore guard/forward Anthony Drmic leads the Mountain West with 18.5 points per game in 13 conference games, shooting 43.7 percent. He has scored 77 points in his last three games, with 65 of those points coming

Posted in Extra Points

Video: Harlem reacts to ‘Harlem Shake’

Posted in Words & Deeds

Amazing bird watching near Fort Boise WMA


The scene is totally breathtaking. Hundreds and hundreds of snow geese are flying the skies over the Parma area and it looks like a blizzard of geese. If you’ve never seen large flocks of snows, this is the time of

Posted in Into the Outdoors

UPDATED — Ticket alert: Upcoming Boise concerts and events that go on sale Friday and Saturday

Official Tiesto College Tour Afterparty w/Quintino, Alvaro and Rubicon 7: 11 p.m. March 8, Powerhouse Event Center, Boise. $20 general, $35 VIP. Ticketfly. On sale at 6 p.m. March 1 The Dillinger Escape Plan: 8 p.m. May 16, Knitting Factory,

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Lawmakers seek to cut climate, endangered species out of state water plan

References to climate variability, minimum streams flows to helped endangered salmon and other measures that grew out of the 2004 Nez Perce Agreement were cut from the Idaho State Water Plan by a panel led by House Resources and Conservation

Posted in Letters from the West

Biden lauds Idaho Sen. Crapo after passage of Violence Against Women Act

Thursday morning’s House passage of the reauthorization of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act sent the bill to President Obama on a 286-138 vote. Idaho’s GOP congressmen split. Second District Rep. Mike Simpson voted for Senate Bill 47, while 1st

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Posted in Idaho Politics

Have you checked out Nampa’s new city Web site?

The new Web site is more user friendly and offers residents many options for receiving notifications / alerts about upcoming meetings, activities. There are four large “buttons” on the right side of the city Web site that are portals into much

Posted in Our Towns

It’s official: the Idaho Legislature is pro-cursive

Mark it down. Idaho’s cursive writing resolution is on the books. After brief debate — or, shall we say, cursory debate? — the Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 3, which requests that the State Board of Education write rules to require cursive

Posted in The EDge

The saga of a student and a salamander

One of Wednesday’s big Statehouse newsmakers was neither a governor nor a grizzled legislator nor a handsomely compensated lobbyist. She was Ilah Hickman, a White Pine Elementary School sixth-grader who wowed the House State Affairs Committee with her case for designating the Idaho

Posted in The EDge

Idahoan smashes Iditarod bike race record

What is it about Idaho bikers that makes them enjoy suffer fests? I wish I knew the answer and could bum a few sips of what’s in their water bottles. Victor mountain biker and all-around bad ass Jay Petervary of

Posted in Into the Outdoors