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Longtime Boise Bowling Hot Spot 20th Century Lanes To Close

After 57 years at the intersection of Collister and State Street in Boise, 20 th Century Lanes is closing down June 30. A community fixture since Eisenhower was in the White House, the same family has operated the alley for generations. Stepping into 20 th Century Lanes, the first sound to hit the ears is the unmistakable clunk of bowling balls hitting the polished wood of the lanes and the crash of pins. Mixed in with the clatter of strikes and spares, a steady hum of conversation and...

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Featured storyteller Nick Schossow lets go of the carefree college life with a surprise addition to the scene. Story slammer Josh Gross learns to live without his Vanilla Ice idolatry.

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Some tech entrepreneurs will tell you they had a vision of how to make the world a better place. Others will build a product to fulfill a need or to improve on what’s out there. MetaGeek is a Boise tech company that really wanted to make things simpler. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, it found a niche and keeps on growing.

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