Daily Archives : August 28, 2014

Hooray for Duvets!

A simple stitching switch makes Jennifer Russell an innovator in a growing $34 billion industry. by Jamie Dillon photography by Jessica Woodhouse Jennifer Russell didn’t want to get out of bed. Sometimes, indulging that so-relaxed-it’s-ridiculous feeling has risky implications. With a…

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Paddling Out

Boiseans take to the fall weather by Chelsea Chambers photography by John Webster Idaho is chock-full of recreational activities, especially with fall in full swing. It seems that the whole city of Boise gets out and active with swimming, camping,…

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Artful Beauty or Horror Diva: Christl Colven

by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson Makeup artist Christl Colven grew up in Sun Valley–her parents were ski instructors—but now she’s moved up in her mind to being a resident of the North End. Christl likes Boise because, as she says, it’s…

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The Boise Depot

Despite no trains, this cultural landmark lives on by Nicole Sharp photography by John Webster The first main line train arrival at the Boise Depot on April 16, 1925 was a sight to behold.  An impressive gathering of jubilant onlookers…

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Frightened Felons 

A Haunting Event at Idaho Penitentiary by Rachel Holt “It’s just a fun place to be. I know that’s funny to say about a penitentiary.” Jennifer Finke, an Old Idaho Penitentiary volunteer since 2008, says with a laugh. Frightened Felons…

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Happier Trails

New Connections Make A Dream Come True by Laura Wolstenholme photography by arronbeckphoto.com A new easement connects popular Ridge to Rivers trails in the Boise Foothills.  The Ridge To Rivers trail system just got longer, and that’s fantastic news for…

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Giddy Up!

From Pierce Park Rd. I gaze down into the canyon, or more properly, the gulch.  Strewn along a rugged ten acres a scant mile and three quarters north of Hill Rd., Pierce Park Stables is a dense collection of neatly-maintained…

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On the Trail to the Future

by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson photography by Ken Levy If you are like many in the Treasure Valley, you probably drive or have driven through Garden City on your way to or from downtown Boise. But some are discovering that Garden…

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From Heritage to Legacy

The Foundation for Ada/Canyon Trail Systems (FACTS) and the Race to the Snake by Liza Long photography by Ken Levy In 1987, when Judy Peavy-Derr was elected as Ada County Commissioner, she envisioned a lofty goal for the Boise Greenbelt:…

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Maintaining a Positive Flow 

Local Boise residents get involved to clean up the Boise River story and photography by Chelsea Chambers The Boise River runs 102 miles across Idaho, through parks and cities, behind homes and businesses; it provides one of life’s most vital…

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