Monthly Archives: March 2013

Low-water canoeing on the Boise River

The Boise River is flowing somewhere around 260 cfs and that’s pretty low. My wife, the dog and me decided to run it Easter Sunday for our first Boise River float of the year. It’s pretty low, especially at diversions.

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Gay Mormon from Idaho Falls makes national news in extraordinary NPR interview

Jamison Manwaring, who grew up in Idaho Falls the youngest of eight children in an observant Mormon family, appeared Sunday morning in a 9-minute interview with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin, also from Idaho Falls. Manwaring, still a faithful

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Posted in Idaho Politics

Tiffy & Co

On the menu: H.J. took this brindle beauty to Goodwood for a Philly cheese steak sandwich with a side of fries After Lunch: Tiffy enjoyed a walk through Ann Morrison Park. “Tiffy is such a good girl on the leash,”

Posted in Lunch with Hamburger Jeff

All Ears

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Children get ready to rush a field full of Easter Eggs, candy and other goodies Saturday March 30, 2013 during the Mix 106 Easter Egg Scramble at Julia Davis Park in Boise.

Posted in Uncategorized

Green Flash Beers finally arrive in Boise!

Amid all the buzz about local breweries getting their beers in stores this week, you may have missed that San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Co. beers have finally showed up in Treasure Valley stores and pubs. This is awesome news

Posted in Uncategorized

Payette Outlaw, North Fork Lager in cans — three days early!

While it wasn’t supposed to happen until Monday, Payette Brewing Co. released its new cans of Outlaw IPA and North Fork Lager into the retail market place Friday afternoon, just in time for a balmy sunny-in-the-70s spring weekend. The Boise

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San Jose State hires Boise State assistant Wojcik as head men’s basketball coach

San Jose State announced Friday it has hired Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik as its head men’s basketball coach. Wojcik has been at Boise State since Leon Rice was hired as head coach prior to the 2010-11 season. San Jose

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Posted in Extra Points

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend


When you aren’t trying to guess which new “breastaurant” franchise is opening in Boise. (You’ll find out in my Sunday column) … 1. SKI FREE AT BOGUS Warm weather has arrived, and that means skiing and snowboarding is about to

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Posted in Words & Deeds

Climate change expected to increase Snake sediment tenfold

The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Corps of Engineers’ 50-year Lower Snake River Programmatic Sediment Management Plan and ‘emergency’ dredging project closed.   The Corps under law is supposed to maintain the lower Snake River

Posted in Letters from the West

Six House defectors helped Senate derail schools budget

When several House Republicans sought to defect to the Senate during the 2012 elections, the conventional wisdom held that this shift would make the Senate more conservative — and more like the House. The verdict: Yes and no. The newcomers

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Posted in The EDge