Submitted by Zimo on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 2:36pm
I walked out on the driveway one morning last week and there was no stopping me. I was snowboarding down the icy driveway without a snowboard.
Icy conditions seem to be the norm this winter and I've nearly taken a dozen flops on icy driveways and sidewalks.
I've seen people walking in Downtown Boise with the aid of ski or trekking poles.
Submitted by Chadd Cripe on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 2:34pm, updated on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 5:50pm
By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
The Boise State football team began its 2013 work this week with a return to the four-days-a-week strength and conditioning schedule.
Strength coach Tim Socha, who joined the staff in 2006, has tried to change up the workouts enough from year to year to avoid stagnation. This year, the workouts are part of a team-wide competition that includes academics and community service.
Submitted by Dan Popkey on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 2:05pm, updated on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 4:37pm
It's a date legislators, staff, lobbyists, reporters and other Statehouse denizens circle on the calendar: the
Idaho Coalition of Home Educators annual "Pie Day."
For 20 years, ICHE has passed out home-baked pastries on the Capitol's fourth floor, typically doling out about 600 slices of delight. As many as 70 lawmakers also will get whole pies this year, said Jodi Miller, who home schools her children Charissa, 12, and Christopher, 15, in Boise.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 1:44pm, updated on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:12pm
“CBS ‘hearts’ Idaho,” jokes Ryan Pickett.
Pickett, 32, is explaining the network’s prime-time slate in the next couple of weeks: two reality-television shows featuring Idahoans.
Submitted by Dan Popkey on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 1:00pm
The House approved
House Concurrent Resolution 5 on a voice vote Wednesday, sending the measure to the Senate.
HCR 5's sponsor, Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, used his debate to reprise his committee testimony, again wowing lawmakers with his command of Lincoln anecdotes and poetry recitation. After Bateman made fun of himself for overdoing it, Speaker Scott Bedke assured him his passion was appropriate.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:19am, updated on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 12:29am
Bring on the '80s! And '90s! Alt-rock band Camper Van Beethoven and Boise indie mainstay Built To Spill are among the third wave of bands heading to Downtown Boise for the second annual Treefort Music Fest in March.
These veteran bands, along with previously announced groups Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Animal Collective, offer further proof that Treefort isn't treating its definition of "emerging acts festival" as an ironclad directive.
Submitted by Roger Phillips on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:48am, updated on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:59am
Once upon a time, I used to go to this show, and it was a kid in toyland for me. Now I live vicariously through others, but I still get a charge out of seeing some of the cool stuff featured there.
Gear Junkie is a great website for keeping up with stuff at the OR show, and their best-of-show awards highlight some innovative gear among the thousands and thousands of toys, gear and clothes on display there.
Submitted by Dan Popkey on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:40am, updated on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:33am
Kudos to KBOI radio talk-show host Nate Shelman, who was first to interview the man who prompted tightened security in the Idaho Legislature because of his behavior on the House floor Jan. 10.
A man identifying himself as "Keith from Boise," called KBOI shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and offered to come speak to Shelman. Shelman agreed, abandoning his plans to discuss Gov. Butch Otter's pitch for a state-run health insurance exchange. Otter had been on the show from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Submitted by Rocky Barker on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:13am, updated on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 2:15pm
The City of Boise has asked to intervene in Idaho Power’s case before the Idaho Public Utilities Commission that would increase the costs for residents with solar panels on their homes.
Idaho Power filed a request with the PUC to expand its net metering program and said it wants to stop writing checks to solar customers. The investor-owned utility also wants to increase the rate solar users pay for the power they get from Idaho Power and quadruple the fees they pay to hook up to the grid.
Submitted by Rachel Roberts on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:41pm
Records as of Monday, Jan. 28
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Borah (9) 16-0 45 1
2. Rocky Mountain 13-3 30 2
3. Highland 13-3 24 4
t-4. Mountain View 13-3 17 3
t-4. Lake City 12-4 17 5
Others receiving votes: Hillcrest 2.
Team (1st-place votes) W-L Points Previous
1. Skyview (8) 15-1 44 1
2. Bonneville (1) 14-2 31 2
3. Emmett 12-3 28 3