Will Reid

Newsroom Intern

Will Reid is a senior at Yale University studying English and Creative Writing and he’s thrilled for the opportunity to cut his teeth in radio in Boise. He covers all kinds of topics for Boise State Public Radio, but is especially drawn to stories about energy, the environment and the institutions that shape our lives.

Will has written stories and produced audio pieces for the Yale Herald, the New Journal, the New Haven Arts Paper and the Yale Daily News Magazine. He plans to pursue a career in public radio and narrative journalism.

Until this May, he had never lived outside New England where the air is always muggy and the highway is always backed up. Like a young bird, he’s still figuring out what to do with all this open sky.

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Mosquitos found in traps west of Parma have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District.


Amanda Peacher / Mountain West News Bureau

Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt made a quiet visit to Boise Tuesday, to sign a new agreement between his agency and the state of Idaho.

 

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According to a 2016 NPR report, Syringa Mobile Home Park was once a nice place to live – beautiful, even, in view of golden wheat fields and snowy north Idaho mountains.

Boise State University

Martin Schimpf will serve as interim president of Boise State University for the coming academic year. Idaho’s State Board of Education announced the decision Friday morning.

He joined Boise State in 1990 and has worn several hats, including Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Schimpf announced in November 2017 that he planned to step away from his administrative position and go back to the classroom.

“This is someone the board was very familiar with,” says Linda Clark, president of the State Board of Education. “The continuity that he will provide is really the largest and single most important factor.”

In a statement released Friday afternoon, Schimpf says, "I am honored to have been asked to serve as interim president of Boise State University and appreciate the trust our State Board of Education has placed in me."

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Winds from the Pacific coast bring much-needed rains to dry Southern Idaho this time of year. For wheat farmers, they may also carry a tiny threat: fungal spores, which cause stripe rust.

AP

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced Friday he will step down after his contract expires next June. He and the Idaho State Board of Education “mutually decided” not to renew the contract, Staben wrote in a memo to university faculty, staff, and students.