Sun rays and water sprays mixed with live music waves as Boise kicked off the 31st anniversary of Alive After Five. The popular event has returned to a newly improved plaza after a year of construction.
Michael Deeds’ recent column, “12 uncool things about Boise” got a lot of people talking in online comments and on social media. It flew over the heads of some stony-faced Idahoans. Others enjoyed the sarcasm. Michael shares some of the best of the worst comments from around the Web.
Sports is "an enormous investment" for Boise State University, but one that has paid off for the school as a whole, said BSU President Bob Kustra. "That Fiesta Bowl of 2007 really gave us a set of strategies on how we could take the rest of the university on the national stage that football took us in that year." Kustra plans to retire in June 2018. He spoke Nov. 17, 2017, two days after announcing those retirement plans.
BSU President Bob Kustra will retire in June 2018. In a Nov. 17, 2017 interview, he said Boise State University's growth and transformation over the years is perhaps his proudest achievement. He said he wishes he had been more effective at changing how Idaho universities are funded - for years, he's said he believes BSU is shortchanged.
BSU President Bob Kustra speaks Nov. 17, 2017, about the decision to cut the school's wrestling program and establish a baseball team instead. "While I know there's many wrestling advocates out there, they can't compete with America's national pastime," he said. His comments came during an interview two days after he announced he will retire in June 2018.
Dr. Jennifer Anderson, a cardiologist and director of the Saint Alphonsus Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program, said they are thrilled to be the beneficiary for this year's Festival of Trees in Boise. The money will be used to expand the current space and provide more exercise equipment for people at the center.