The Year In Review: Our Top 10 Idaho Web Stories Of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

For better or worse, 2017 has been a monumental year. By now you've probably seen the commercials putting this year to rest--but not yet! We want to spend the final days of 2017 reminiscing on some of the stories that went viral here on the home front.

The launch of our community-fueled Wanna Know Idaho series gifted us with spunky questions that helped tell the stories of this place we call home. From passenger trains to freeways to holiday etiquette tips, we've thoroughly enjoyed using your voices to add color to our airwaves and we look forward to all your questions in the new year.

2017 brought the loss of a political icon in Idaho: Cecil Andrus. The news team here at Boise State Public Radio worked around the clock to curate archived audio and photos in an attempt to create an obituary that would do the former governor justice.

From there, we launched into the fall season with reporting on our quarterly news series, Legacy Of Hate. This four-part series followed the history of white supremacy groups in Idaho and the ripple effects they've created that still linger.

Some KBSX staff favorites from throughout the year have really taken us on an adventure. We tasted Idaho's famous finger steaks at many food joints in Boise claiming to be the best. We made a trip to the old mining town of Atlanta to watch a community rally together after a harsh winter to preserve its historic past. We even traveled west over the border to chase dust devils through the Oregon desert.

All in all, it's been quite the year. What were some of your favorite stories from 2017? Here's a list of the top 10 most-viewed stories on BoiseStatePublicRadio.org:

  • (#6) Traffic Tips For Navigating Idaho Eclipse: The only thing that may have attracted more media coverage than the actual eclipse itself was the anticipated traffic leading to and from the event. Scenes of backed-up highways in neighboring states ignited a fear in the Gem State that never really came to fruition.

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