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Stars, Close Enough to Touch

Did you know that during the month of August, stars are closer to the earth than during any other time of the year? Star parties are popular in the summer months.  Members of the Boise Astronomical Society host star parties in August.   The Idaho Falls Astronomical Society also holds star parties throughout the summer.  There is one in Lava Hot Springs […]

Heros Come in All Sizes

From the organizers to the volunteers to the competitors to the spectators, everyone involved in the Boise Ironman is calling it a success. One of the stories submitted to Boise State Public Radio as part of the buildup for Ira Glass’ visit to Boise centers around the Ironman so it seems the perfect time to share it.  And if […]

“One Minute Idaho” Submissions

When Ira Glass, host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, visited Boise in 2011, Boise State Public Radio, along with the Idaho Department of Tourism and The Story Initiative at Boise State University, presented “One Minute Idaho.” This was a writing contest open to anyone with an Idaho story to […]

We Built this City on Trees & We’ll Grow it on Rock & Roll (Or, Treefort Music Fest: A Forward-Looking Retrospective)

Reposted from April 5,  with permission from Dead Horse March and Catie. A week or so ago, I lost the battle with my jelly legs and ringing ears. Inside the most packed, sweaty Neurolux I’ve seen in my limited 21+ lifespan, even the sweet sound of the Cave Singers couldn’t keep me from fleeing to […]

Experience at Sun Valley Film Festival One to Remember

By Daniel Frandson, Idaho student, actor and guest blogger The first annual Sun Valley Film Festival successfully got up and running on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Truly a great triumph, this festival brought film and the arts to a new level. Some of the new independent films featured were, “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”, “LUV”, […]

Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day!

Drinking beer at an Irish pub is almost synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day; while microbreweries have become the trendy thing in the Northwest. Historic Wallace, with its roots as a rough and tumble mining town with plenty of booze and brothels, has a long history of producing beer. In fact, in 1910 the mayor ordered […]

Stanley and its Sensational Sawtooths

When year-round recreation meets picturesque views, you’ve arrived in Stanley, Idaho.   This is Sawtooth Mountain country, Stanley’s most deserved accolade. As a last chance opportunity to vacation before the next semester of school began, Stanley was our trip of choice for fresh powder, outdoor recreation and evenings of pleasant relaxation. The roads were perfectly clear as we […]

13 Ways to Celebrate with your Valentine

1)  Sweetheart Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene A romantic dinner on the lake that includes prime rib, chicken piccata, Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, fresh fruit and a special Valentine’s dessert, served with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Saturday, February 11th | 6:30 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 14th | 6:30 – 8:00 […]

Bordellos, BBQ and Brews

As noted in an earlier post, I had the opportunity to spend a few days recreating in and around Wallace in northern Idaho, where much of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor recreation is everywhere, but I would be remiss if I overlooked Wallace’s downtown amenities. As a buy-local kind […]

Love Craft Beer? A Place For Adults To Hang Out in North Idaho

I am always in search of a place for grown ups to be able to sit and enjoy some great brews and be able to have conversations here in the North Idaho area. What always happens is I find a place that has great Craft Beer choices, but it is just not a place to […]