Monthly Archives: March 2014

Boise State men’s basketball team gets commitment from 6-foot-10 center Kevin Allen

The Boise State basketball team added some needed height when 6-foot-10, 240-pound center Kevin Allen of Pratt (Kan.) Community College verbally committed Monday night, he confirmed via text message. Allen, originally from Detroit, averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per

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Posted in Extra Points

Boise State Art Metals hosts fundraising silent auction beginning First Thursday

Event Description: The Boise State University Art Department Art Metals Program will be hosting their Annual Silent Auction at R. Grey Gallery (415 South 8th St.) for the month of April. The opening reception is from 5 to 9 p.m.,

Posted in Helping Works

Friends of Boise Public Library host annual fundraising book sale

Book and bargain lovers should mark their calendars. The Friends of the Boise Public Library hosts its fundraising sale April 3 through 6 in the warehouse at 762 River St., across from the Main Library on Capitol Boulevard. Sale hours

Posted in Helping Works, Our Towns

Boise State names new business dean

A University of Tennessee professor in supply chain management has been named dean of Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics. Kenneth Petersen, who has consulted with companies including Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Morgan Chase and Texas Instruments, will start

Posted in In The Classroom

Boise Barnes & Noble to host author Brandon Mull

Barnes & Noble will host bestselling author Brandon Mull for a signing of his newest book, Sky Raiders: Book 1, Five Kingdoms Series, on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Boise store located near the intersection of Milwaukee and Fairview. Mull is

Posted in Our Towns

Waves at Boise whitewater park are lackluster, but should change tomorrow

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Photos by Roger Phillips I was excited to see how the waves at the park would look at 1,800 cfs. When I rode by this morning to check them out, to put it politely, I was underwhelmed. How could we

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Posted in Into the Outdoors

Eagle: New town hall meeting schedule

The Eagle City Council has announced a new schedule for its quarterly town hall meetings. The new dates are April 28, June 23 and Sept. 22. The meeting previously scheduled for March 31 will not take place. Each meeting will

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Movers for Moms Drive to help mothers in shelters begins in Boise

Statistics from the Domestic Violence Resource Center state that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. To ensure

Posted in Helping Works

Concert notebook: Mayhem Festival announces lineup, prices; Cheech and Chong to make War on Garden City

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Monday is here, and so is a slew of concert news from local promoter CTTouring. Let’s do this: For the fourth year in a row, Rockstar Mayhem Festival will visit Ford (Idaho Center) Amphitheater for a day and night of heavy

Posted in Words & Deeds

Idaho PUC approves Idaho Power cost shift

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved an Idaho Power request to shed $105.7 million from its annual power cost adjustment and to place the costs into its permanent base rate. The power cost adjustment reflects Idaho Power’s actual costs of

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Posted in Letters from the West