Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rapper Tyler, The Creator is headed to Boise


Considering that Tyler, The Creator sold out the Knitting Factory in advance the last time he played Boise, it seems natural that he’d move up to a larger venue upon returning. So Tyler — real name Tyler Gregory Okonma —

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National Trust for Historic Preservation blog features Boise in its ‘City Love’ column

Read all about the City of Trees in this national forum. It’s kind of cool. Search the site for past articles as well, including one about the hallowed Egyptian Theater. Link here:

Posted in Our Towns

Idaho Beer and Wine Distributors Assn. name winning student videos in ‘I Don’t Drink’ campaign

The Idaho Beer and Wine Distributors Association (IBWDA) has named the winners of the 2014 IDon’ student video contest. The winning videos, which can be viewed at, were selected from student submissions from across the state. The winning videos are as follows:

Posted in Helping Works, Our Towns

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise


When you aren’t noshing on a sizzling steak at Boise’s new Ruth’s Chris … 1. SEE SOME COMEDY Stand-up comedian Jeff Richards is a gifted impressionist and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member. (Remember “Drunk Girl”?) He’ll headline at Liquid

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Otter voices concern about closed primary’s impact on his re-election

Gov. Butch Otter said his campaign is taking steps to boost voter turnout as he faces his first closed Republican primary after winning 11 of 12 open contests in a political career spanning 42 years. “On May 20 when you

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Preservation Idaho seeks nominations for annual Orchids and Onions Awards

For more than three decades, Preservation Idaho has hosted the Orchids and Onions Awards, an awards ceremony designed to celebrate individuals and organizations that have made a positive contribution to historic preservation, as well as to bring awareness to those projects

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Nature Conservancy’s Kareiva urges people-based environmentalism

The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva has questioned some of the basic myths of environmentalism: that nature is fragile, that its highest value is as a place of solitude and that it’s best when people aren’t in it. His

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Boise State prof in New York Times: ‘When May I Shoot a Student?’

Boise State biology professor Greg Hampikian authored a pungent satire in Thursday’s New York Times exploring the real-life impacts should Senate Bill 1254 become law. The bill is being heard this morning in the House State Affairs Committee, which is

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Thompson Creek announces plans to stop mining molybdenum in Idaho

Mining will end later this year at the Thompson Creek molybdenum mine west of Challis because of the low price of molybdenum. The mine has 250 workers and represents 40 percent of the tax rolls for Custer County. The company,

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’90s bands Everclear, Soul Asylum top ‘Summerland Tour’ coming to Boise


So tonight we gonna party like it’s … 1995? If you’re a fan of the grunge/post-grunge era, that will be the case Tuesday, July 29. That’s when the annual Summerland Tour — launched in 2012 by Everclear’s Art Alexakis and

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