Monthly Archives: May 2013

Graduation 2013: Frank Church High School, Boise Evening School

It’s graduation season, and this is one in a series of capsules on the graduating classes in the Treasure Valley. Details are provided by the school. FRANK CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL AND BOISE EVENING SCHOOL No. of graduates: 54, Frank Church

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Commission decides Idaho Power customers should pay 15 percent more starting Saturday

Idaho Power customers are going to pay a lot more for power this year. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission rejected pleas by Idaho Power, environmental and consumer groups and even its own staff to spread the 15.3 percent, one-time rate

Posted in Letters from the West

Boise National Forest drops straw on severely burned soils

Two helicopters have worked for nine days dropping 1,000 pound straw bales on severe burned areas within the boundaries of the 143,000-acre Trinity Ridge Fire that burned in 2012 in the Boise National Forest. More than 1000 tons of straw

Posted in Letters from the West

A boatload of criticism: Democratic chairman rips GOP leaders on education

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Kenck covered the waterfront in a Thursday guest opinion blasting Republican education policies. Larry Kenck The theme was distinctly nautical: Kenck knocked House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, for defending the state’s plan to only repair

Posted in The EDge

Nampa Schools looking for new financial officer

Nampa School District’s newly named interim superintendent is getting some community help to find a new chief financial officer. Pete Koehler announced Friday he is using an existing financial/audit committee to help with the selection to replace Michelle Yankovich, who

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U of I law school gets interim dean

Michael Satz, an associate dean at University of Idaho’s college of law, will become the law school’s interim dean. He replaces Don Burnett, who was appointed the  interim president of the university. “Michael brings a great depth of experience and

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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

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1. EAT GREEK The Greeks don’t want no freaks? Eh, whatever. They’ll let you in to stuff your face at the Greek Food Festival today and Saturday. It’s at Boise’s Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 2618 W.

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Nampa School District proposes 14 furlough days

The Nampa School District could impose 14 furlough days in 2013-14, to eliminate most of a projected $3.5 million shortfall. The furloughs would reduce the teacher contract days from 185 days to 171. Cuts to the classroom calendar wouldn’t be as

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Jamar Taylor gets $2 million guaranteed from Dolphins, according to report

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2013 Idaho Statesman Former Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor has signed with the Miami Dolphins but remains sidelined because of surgery to repair a sports hernia. Taylor received a four-year, $3.6 million deal with $2

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Graduation 2013: Gem State Adventist Academy

It’s graduation season, and this is one in a series of capsules on the graduating classes in the Treasure Valley. Details are provided by the school. GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY Graduation: 10 a.m., June 2, Gem State Adventist Academy Gymnasium

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