Monthly Archives: September 2013

Watch for rock slides and washouts on back roads

The winds kicked up and the sleet whipped sideways across the ridges as a storm blew in across the Boise Mountains Monday. You never know what you’re going to get when hunting in the mountains of Idaho this time of

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Sept. 23-28)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to for performances based on the previous week. FOOTBALL Ryan Eckstrom, Mountain Home: The Tigers ended a losing streak dating back to the 2010 season with a 31-26 win against Caldwell. Eckstrom, a

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Posted in Varsity Extra

More questions than answers in dog mauling of Baker City boy

A pit bull that killed a 5-year-old Baker City boy Friday morning will be put down in the next few days, District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff told the Statesman Monday. Jordan Ryan bled to death after he was mauled by the

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Posted in Our Towns, Pets Unleashed

Watch highlights of Boise State’s 60-7 win against Southern Miss

By Chadd Cripe © 2013 Idaho Statesman Here is my highlight recap from the Southern Miss game. Due to technical issues, there’s no sound on the highlights but there is with the coach and player comments. Shane Williams-Rhodes’ touchdown

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Posted in Bronco Beat

Meet local authors at Idaho Library Association event on Oct. 2

The Idaho Library Association hosts a reception for local authors from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third Street South. The event features 40 writers including C.L. Lewis, John O’Hagan, Maryanna Young, Donna

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Posted in Our Towns

Meridian Fall Festival Oct. 6

The Fall Festival at Settlers Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, features local crafts, food and entertainment. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Settlers Park in Meridian at the corner of Ustick and Meridian roads. Ten

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Posted in Our Towns

Ada Community Library Bookstore grand opening Oct. 5

The Friends of the Ada Community Library will host a grand opening celebration for their used bookstore from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Lake Hazel Branch Library, 10489 W. Lake Hazel Road. The celebration will

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Ada County Paramedics Association and Women’s & Children’s Alliance host annual 5K

Employees of the Ada County Paramedics Association and the Women’s & Children’s Alliance are partnering to host the 4th Annual SueB Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 6. This annual event, in memory of Susan Elaine Brubaker Newby, takes place

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Posted in Our Towns

Treasure Valley high school signings list

Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2014 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university. The information was provided to the Statesman

Posted in Varsity Extra

Arizona fire deaths investigation report leaves questions unanswered

The Arizona State Forestry Division released its investigative report of the death of 19 hotshots at the Yarnell Fire June 30. The report left more questions than it answered. The report said all of the incident command decisions were “reasonable.”

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Posted in Letters from the West