Boise http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Boise Veteran Not Caught In Everest Avalanche http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-veteran-not-caught-everest-avalanche <p></p><p>A Boise resident climbing Mount Everest with a film crew as part of a motivational project for injured veterans didn't get caught in an avalanche Friday that killed at least 12 Napalese guides.</p><p>The Heroes Project spokesman Zach Rosenfield says 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville remains at basecamp at 17,598 feet where he arrived on Wednesday.</p><p>Linville lost his right foot, several fingers and suffered an injured back while diffusing a bomb in Afghanistan in 2011.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:58:18 +0000 Associated Press 43712 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Veteran Not Caught In Everest Avalanche How Boise's 1959 Mudslide Led To Lasting Protections For City's Foothills http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-boises-1959-mudslide-led-lasting-protections-citys-foothills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was August, 1959. Boise was having one of its typical hot, dry summers. A fire had just burned 9,000 acres in the nearby foothills. Then on August 20, a huge storm system dumped heavy rain on the Treasure Valley. One inch of rain fell in an hour on the burn scar.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The water overwhelmed the hills and washed away tons of topsoil. A Forest Service <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UxSjP-Dn2o">video</a> made several years after the event, tells the story.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Scott Graf 43660 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Boise's 1959 Mudslide Led To Lasting Protections For City's Foothills A Plan To Save Boise's Historic Fowler House Hits A Roadblock http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/plan-save-boises-historic-fowler-house-hits-roadblock <p>An effort to <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-one-woman-wants-preserve-120-year-old-boise-mansion">save and restore a 120-year-old downtown Boise mansion</a> hit a snag at auction Friday.</p><p>Samantha Martin has been working with Preservation Idaho to prevent the Fowler house from being demolished. Her <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-one-woman-wants-preserve-120-year-old-boise-mansion">original plan</a> was to raise enough cash buy the land across the street from the house at 5<sup>th</sup> and Myrtle and relocate it there.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:12:38 +0000 Samantha Wright 43362 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Plan To Save Boise's Historic Fowler House Hits A Roadblock Boise Exhibit Is A Glimspe Into Anne Frank's Life Pre-Diary http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-exhibit-glimspe-anne-franks-life-pre-diary <p>It’s hard not to be struck by how happy and normal the Frank family seems in the photos taken before they went into hiding in 1942 during World War II. There’s a black and white photo of Anne with her older sister Margot on the beach, another with all four of her family members dressed up and smiling in a courtyard. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 42960 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Exhibit Is A Glimspe Into Anne Frank's Life Pre-Diary Why One Woman Wants To Preserve A 120 Year Old Boise Mansion http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-one-woman-wants-preserve-120-year-old-boise-mansion <p></p><p>Parts of downtown Boise were once covered with stately homes and mansions full of history. Slowly, those homes have disappeared, and have been replaced with new development. One woman is working to save one of those remaining historic homes, the Fowler house at 5<sup>th</sup> and Myrtle, from demolition.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 42874 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why One Woman Wants To Preserve A 120 Year Old Boise Mansion Boise Bids Farewell To The Trey McIntyre Project Dance Troupe http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-bids-farewell-trey-mcintyre-project-dance-troupe <p>Dancers with the Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will give their final bow on the Morrison Center stage Saturday evening. Many of the dancers have earned rockstar status <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mcintyre-proud-have-built-boise-dance-company-worth-mourning" target="_blank">in the six years</a> they’ve called Boise home.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:00:02 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 41654 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Bids Farewell To The Trey McIntyre Project Dance Troupe McIntyre Proud To Have Built Boise Dance Company Worth Mourning http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mcintyre-proud-have-built-boise-dance-company-worth-mourning <p>Trey McIntyre says when <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/trey-mcintyre-project-plans-end-full-time-dance-company">word spread </a>last month that he was shifting focus from his Boise-based dance company to filmmaking, people generally met the news with sadness.&nbsp;</p><p>“And that’s a great thing – to actually have something to mourn in this process, that makes me feel really proud that we achieved something great,” says the internationally-known choreographer who brought his <a href="http://treymcintyre.com/">dance company </a>to Boise six years ago.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:08:19 +0000 Scott Graf 40136 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org McIntyre Proud To Have Built Boise Dance Company Worth Mourning 352 Bands Set To Play Boise's Treefort Music Fest http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/352-bands-set-play-boises-treefort-music-fest <p>If you're looking for a way to beat the mid-winter cabin-fever blues, the folks at <a href="http://treefortmusicfest.com/" target="_blank">Treefort Music Fest</a> have just the thing. The three-year-old festival has released the <a href="http://treefortmusicfest.com/press-fortress/releases/02-13-14/#artists" target="_blank">final list of musical acts</a> set to play in Boise March 20-23. It's a doozy: in total, 352 groups will show off their talents to music fans at venues around downtown Boise.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 40100 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org 352 Bands Set To Play Boise's Treefort Music Fest Boise Director Takes On Quirky Project For Feature Film Debut http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-director-takes-quirky-project-feature-film-debut <p>Boise filmmaker Zach Voss may be best known for his promotional videos for <a href="http://treefortmusicfest.com/">Boise's Treefort Music Festival</a>. His 2013&nbsp; Treefort work grabbed the attention of a northwest movie producer, and now Voss is preparing to make his feature-film directorial debut.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:46:48 +0000 Adam Cotterell 39854 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Director Takes On Quirky Project For Feature Film Debut Plans Announced To Expand Boise Convention Space http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/plans-announced-expand-boise-convention-space <p>The Greater Boise Auditorium District has announced plans to partner with the Gardner Company to create more convention space by expanding the Boise Centre.</p><p>Officials including Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Gardner Company Chief Operating Officer Tommy Ahlquist and the Auditorium District Board made the announcement Thursday.</p><p>Plans call for two new buildings with about 43,000 square feet of space for meetings and a kitchen to be built on the parking lot around the U.S. Bank building owned by the Gardner Company.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:29:32 +0000 Associated Press 39410 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Treasure Valley Wakes Up To Freezing Rain http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/treasure-valley-wakes-freezing-rain <p>Police in southwestern Idaho are asking drivers to slow down and buckle up this morning as drivers are headed to work amid freezing rain.</p><p>The precipitation began falling overnight.&nbsp; At 7:30 a.m., radar showed a line of precipitation over Interstate 84 from the Idaho-Oregon state line to an area east of Twin Falls. Slick roads are being blamed for several accidents and slide-offs in the region.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:27:50 +0000 Scott Graf 39289 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Treasure Valley Wakes Up To Freezing Rain Treefort Releases List Of Headliners, Hopes To Boost Ticket Sales http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/treefort-releases-list-headliners-hopes-boost-ticket-sales <p>Organizers of <a href="http://treefortmusicfest.com/" target="_blank">Treefort Music Fest</a> are considering this their biggest band announcement yet. Indie darlings <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/147716716/polica" target="_blank">Polica</a> top the billing for the 2014 festival, along with instrumental hip hop acts <a href="http://www.stereogum.com/1628031/rjd2-descended-from-myth-video-stereogum-premiere/video/" target="_blank">RJD2</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhheiPTdZCw" target="_blank">Blockhead</a>. The festival is March 20-23 in downtown Boise.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:32:44 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 38675 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Treefort Releases List Of Headliners, Hopes To Boost Ticket Sales Boise City Council Unanimously Approves Revamped Panhandling Law http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-city-council-unanimously-approves-revamped-panhandling-law <p></p><p>The Boise City Council Tuesday unanimously approved revamped panhandling restrictions after last year's ordinance to limit the practice was largely struck down by a federal&nbsp; judge.</p><p>At the beginning of January, a <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-judge-halts-part-boises-panhandling-ordinance">federal judge halted</a> the majority of Boise's new anti-panhandling ordinance, the very day it was supposed to go into effect. The judge said parts of the law to limit panhandling in Boise restricted free speech.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:30:29 +0000 Jessica Murri 38566 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise City Council Unanimously Approves Revamped Panhandling Law Watch Downtown Boise's 'Big Hole' Become An 18-Story Tower In Idaho Statesman's Time-Lapse http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/watch-downtown-boises-big-hole-become-18-story-tower-idaho-statesmans-time-lapse <div>When a developer <a href="http://www.8thandmain.com/">decided</a> to build a new tower in downtown Boise, it was big news. It was especially newsworthy because of its location: the corner of 8<sup>th</sup> and Main streets. That spot had been empty for more than 20 years, earning it the nickname 'The Hole.'</div><p>So when word broke that Zions Bank would build its new Idaho headquarters there, Idaho Statesman photographer Darin Oswald decided to set out on an ambitious project. He wanted to document the building’s construction through time-lapse photography.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:27:53 +0000 Scott Graf 38302 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Watch Downtown Boise's 'Big Hole' Become An 18-Story Tower In Idaho Statesman's Time-Lapse Federal Judge Halts Part Of Boise's Panhandling Ordinance http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/federal-judge-halts-part-boises-panhandling-ordinance <p>U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has <a href="https://acluidaho.org/wpsite/wp-content/uploads/18.mdo-and-preliminary-injunction.pdf" target="_blank">halted</a> part of Boise's new anti-panhandling ordinance. The ordinance was set to go into effect Thursday.</p><p>Boise approved the ordinance in September to crack down on aggressive panhandling.&nbsp; The tougher rules make a first offense an infraction when panhandlers seek handouts while someone is crossing a roadway or near a sidewalk cafe.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 05:07:12 +0000 Samantha Wright 37930 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Federal Judge Halts Part Of Boise's Panhandling Ordinance Update: Boise Man Dies In Fall At Washington Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/update-boise-man-dies-fall-washington-dam <p><strong>Update 5:41 p.m.:</strong></p><p>In a story Dec. 26 about the death of an <font color="red">Idaho</font> man at a dam in Washington state, The Associated Press reported erroneously the agency that will investigate the death. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate, not the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The error was caused by incorrect information supplied to the AP.</p><p>A corrected version of the story is below:</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:21:34 +0000 Associated Press 37626 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Update: Boise Man Dies In Fall At Washington Dam Live-Choreographing Lifts The Curtain On Trey McIntyre's Art http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/live-choreographing-lifts-curtain-trey-mcintyres-art <p>To make a ballet, choreographer and artistic director Trey McIntyre needs fresh musical inspiration. For this, he turns to Boise musician Kelsey Swope – whose stage name is <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-musician-grandma-kelsey-gets-ready-play-treefort-music-fest" target="_blank">Grandma Kelsey. </a></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 36889 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Live-Choreographing Lifts The Curtain On Trey McIntyre's Art Treefort Releases First List Of Bands To Play 2014 Festival, Expect Hundreds More http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/treefort-releases-first-list-bands-play-2014-festival-expect-hundreds-more <p>Music fans, get your headphones ready.</p><p>Boise's <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boises-treefort-music-fest-gets-underway-tonight" target="_blank">Treefort Music Fest</a> released a list of 23 bands<strong> </strong>that will play at the third annual event next year. Organizers expect that number to grow to about 300 bands by the time the <a href="http://treefortmusicfest.com/">March festival</a> rolls around.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:03:50 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 36349 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Treefort Releases First List Of Bands To Play 2014 Festival, Expect Hundreds More Boise Police Department Begins Handing Out Bike Lights After Time Change http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-police-department-begins-handing-out-bike-lights-after-time-change <p>After two Boise cyclists were killed by cars this fall, bike safety is getting renewed attention. Cyclists without lights are even less visible to motorists during their evening commutes with the time change.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 35208 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Police Department Begins Handing Out Bike Lights After Time Change Boise Mayor Bieter Disappointed In Bond Failures, But Says Another Try Is Possible http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-mayor-bieter-disappointed-bond-failures-says-another-try-possible <p>Boise’s mayor says he’s disappointed that <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-bonds-fail-despite-getting-majority-votes">the two bond proposals failed</a> in his city Tuesday, but he’s also encouraged by how many residents voted for the measures.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:11:54 +0000 Scott Graf 35070 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Mayor Bieter Disappointed In Bond Failures, But Says Another Try Is Possible