The 4th of July week is a busy time for fireworks retailers and firefighters. But the day after the holiday is the busiest day of the year for the Idaho Humane Society, when it comes to stray animals. Loud noises, smoke, and confusion can send pets running far from home.
In two years, the college football postseason will be getting an overhaul. The Bowl Championship Series will disappear in favor of a small playoff. The change is expected to benefit Boise State, and could also affect the school's planned moved to the Big East Conference.
On Tuesday, college presidents approved a set of rules that will mean four teams - instead of two - will get a chance to compete for the national championship, starting with the 2014 season.
South Korean diplomats from their Embassy in Washington, D.C. visited the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise Wednesday. They honored Korean War veterans while in the Northwest to promote a free trade agreement between the U.S and Korea.
Sixty years ago, U.S. servicemen and women battled communist Chinese and North Koreans in what’s been called the Forgotten War. The war is not officially over, but a somewhat stable peace has existed in the Korean peninsula since the nation was divided in the 1950s.
Olympic gold medalist and Boise native Kristin Armstrong will represent the U.S. at the summer Olympics in London. Team selections were announced Friday for cycling. Armstrong will compete in the road race and get a chance to defend her 2008 medal in the time trial.
Several hundred people turned out at the Linen Building in downtown Boise Thursday night for a memorial to honor firefighters Ron Chambless and Todd Tompkins. They were killed June 3 when their Lockheed P2V air tanker crashed as they helped fight a wildfire near the Utah-Nevada border. Just before the memorial, the men were honored with a procession of cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. Family members held a service for Chambless on June 10 in his native Texas. A service for Tompkins will be held Saturday in Washington.
Starting July 2nd, Boise State Public Radio makes improvements to its broadcast schedule. KBSX 91.5 is adding The Diane Rehm Show to its weekday schedule and moving several other programs into new times. We are also looking to improve the weekend service by adding some brand new offerings from NPR.
KBSW in Twin Falls will also make improvements to its weekday schedule.
Thursday morning, 72 children and adults will jump in a pool in Eagle to try and help break the Guinness record for the world’s largest swimming lesson. The old record, set last year, was 20-thousand swimmers.