Monthly Archives: April 2014

Treasure Valley high school signing/commitment 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 on a scholarship or as a walk-on.

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Buhl graduate named Eagle boys basketball coach

Alex Wells was recently hired as the varsity boys coach, replacing Tom Seifert, who retired at the end of the 2013-14 season. Wells returns to Idaho after serving as an assistant coach at Marshalltown Community College (Iowa) last season. He

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‘Buckle Up for Bobby’ promotes seatbelt use, hosts 5K run

Buckle Up for Bobby, a nonprofit, was established in 2012 after the deaths of Bobby Rogers, 16, and a classmate, Tiffany Walters, 17, in a car crash in the foothills near Boise. One other student was seriously injured in the

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Compass Public Charter raises money for classmate with leukemia

When Compass seventh-grader Clayton Buie was diagnosed with leukemia, his classmates at the public charter school, along with the school’s National Honor Society, organized an event, the “Keep Clay Running”¬†walk-a-thon/jog-a-thon, bazaar and raffle. The purpose is to raise money to

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More endowment dollars for Idaho K-12?

Idaho might be able to boost payments to public schools, without compromising the long-term health of its state land endowment accounts, according to two of the four Republican candidates for state schools superintendent. Andy Grover Andy Grover of Melba and

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Chandler’s Mother’s Day meals will benefit Women’s and Children’s Alliance

If you haven’t made your special plans yet for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, consider this. Chandler’s in Boise is offering a Mother’s Day meal from 2 to 10 p.m. It’s a prix fixe menu with live music for entertainment.

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Fulcher releases first TV ad, solicits help to buy time (w/ video)

Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate Sen. Russ Fulcher released his inaugural TV ad this week and says he needs money to air the spots. So far, the ad is running on Boise-area stations and statewide on cable TV. In an email

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Healing Through Music

One of our Chaplains, Ben Chon, has been sharing his musical talents with cancer patients in the infusion clinic a few times a week for quite some time.  He sings, plays his guitar, and talks to them while they receive treatment.  The … Continue reading

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Idaho CD2: Incumbent releases latest ad

Once again, “conservative” is the only word that seems to matter in the race between incumbent Mike Simpson and challenger Bryan Smith to represent Idaho’s 2d congressional district. Today, the Simpson campaign announced the release of a new TV ad,

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Watch Idaho’s first finalist compete at Poetry Out Loud in Washington, D.C.

For the first time in its nine years, an Idahoan will compete at the finals for Poetry Out Loud, a national program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to introduce high school students to

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