Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chinook season starts May 4

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a spring chinook salmon fishing season to start Saturday, May 4, on parts of the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. Fish counts from Bonneville Dam suggest that the 2013 return of chinook salmon

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ESPN Radio returns to FM frequency in Boise


  When 1350 AM/93.1 FM KTIK parted ways with ESPN Radio, Treasure Valley sports fans were left with lots of options — and a dilemma. Would they switch to lesser-known KINF 730 AM, the new home of “ESPN Boise,” and

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Pacific Rim Wine Stop: We hardly knew ya


Pacific Rim Wine Stop is liquidating its remaining wine stock and equipment after closing today. The wine store and takeout eatery lasted just under a year on State Street in Boise. Positive press apparently wasn’t enough to keep foot traffic

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A Common Core roundup: Boise trustee decries opponents’ ‘hysteria’

The tweet of the day comes from Troy Rohn, a Boise School Board member. Troy Rohn “Let the Common Core hysteria begin,” Rohn wrote Tuesday. “The (Boise School District) strongly believes in (Common Core State Standards) and the long-term benefits

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Peter John Still is nominated for a Tony Award for sound design

Peter John Still has been creating his weirdly creative, layered soundscapes as resident sound designer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Boise Contemporary Theater for more than 20 years. He also “moonlights” occasionally on Broadway, working with former ISF regular

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BSU’s new approach to tuition could cost full time students

Boise State University is moving toward a tuition system in which students would pay for each credit of instruction they receive. The change, which would take place over five years, would do away with lump sum tuition that the university

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Meridian High football unveils new uniforms

Head coach Porter Lacey introduced the football team’s new look at a spring assembly at Meridian High last week. Lacey, who was hired in January to replace Kip Crofts, helped choose the new uniforms, which were produced locally by Bucks

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Vote for two Idaho high schools in the Vans Custom competition

Art students at Mountain View High School in Meridian and Hagerman High School in Hagerman are both finalists in the 2013 Vans Custom Culture art competition. Each year high schools across the country create four pairs of custom designed Vans

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Idaho’s Risch occupies 3rd-longest-held GOP US Senate seat — since 1949

The seat Sen. Jim Risch will defend next year as Republicans eye control of the U.S. Senate has been in Republican hands since 1949, trailing in longevity only two Kansas seats which have been held by the GOP since 1919

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Gear Tuesday: Easy S’mores

If you’ve ever had to make a bunch of S’mores at the same time for a bunch of grandkids, you know things could get pretty sloppy. I spotted the S’mores Grilling Set in Camping World’s catalog recently. It looks like

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