Samantha Martin has been working with Preservation Idaho to prevent the Fowler house from being demolished. Her original plan was to raise enough cash buy the land across the street from the house at 5th and Myrtle and relocate it there.
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.
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 5th and Myrtle, from demolition.
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 in the six years they’ve called Boise home.
Trey McIntyre says when word spread last month that he was shifting focus from his Boise-based dance company to filmmaking, people generally met the news with sadness.
“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 dance company to Boise six years ago.
If you're looking for a way to beat the mid-winter cabin-fever blues, the folks at Treefort Music Fest have just the thing. The three-year-old festival has released the final list of musical acts 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.
Boise filmmaker Zach Voss may be best known for his promotional videos for Boise's Treefort Music Festival. His 2013 Treefort work grabbed the attention of a northwest movie producer, and now Voss is preparing to make his feature-film directorial debut.
Police in southwestern Idaho are asking drivers to slow down and buckle up this morning as drivers are headed to work amid freezing rain.
The precipitation began falling overnight. 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.
Organizers of Treefort Music Fest are considering this their biggest band announcement yet. Indie darlings Polica top the billing for the 2014 festival, along with instrumental hip hop acts RJD2 and Blockhead. The festival is March 20-23 in downtown Boise.
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 judge.
At the beginning of January, a federal judge halted 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.
When a developer decided to build a new tower in downtown Boise, it was big news. It was especially newsworthy because of its location: the corner of 8th and Main streets. That spot had been empty for more than 20 years, earning it the nickname 'The Hole.'
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.
U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has halted part of Boise's new anti-panhandling ordinance. The ordinance was set to go into effect Thursday.
Boise approved the ordinance in September to crack down on aggressive panhandling. The tougher rules make a first offense an infraction when panhandlers seek handouts while someone is crossing a roadway or near a sidewalk cafe.
In a story Dec. 26 about the death of an Idaho 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.
Boise's Treefort Music Fest released a list of 23 bandsthat will play at the third annual event next year. Organizers expect that number to grow to about 300 bands by the time the March festival rolls around.
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.
The Boise Police Department has noticed, and has started a new initiative to make cyclists safer in the dark.
“Ada County Highway District has a supply of bike lights," says Deputy Chief Pete Ritter. "We have given them out to officers to when they contact cyclists or if they see cyclists who appear to need a light so they can hand them out.”
Boise residents voted down two bonds Tuesday. Together they would have generated more than $30 million for the city’s fire and parks departments and for buying land to set aside as open space.
More than 60 percent of Boise voters cast ballots in favor of the bonds. But the bonds needed a two-thirds majority to pass. Fire Chief Dennis Doan wanted the $17 million from the fire bond to build a new training center and upgrade and replace some old stations.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho is taking aim at the City of Boise's new rules designed to restrict panhandling downtown.
The organization — joined by two homeless plaintiffs — filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court arguing the city's ordinance is an attack on free speech rights. ACLU-Idaho Legal Director Richard Eppink also contends the rules unfairly harm families, veterans and disabled citizens struggling to make ends meet.