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Canyon County

New museum opens at Canyon County's Celebration Park today

Canyon Crossroads Museum is opening at Celebration Park with an exhibition about the Lakota Sioux warrior, Black Elk, who fought in numerous battles including Wounded Knee and later became a member of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West traveling show. The small museum will not keep a permanent collection, but will offer a variety of educational exhibitions.

Travel

On your next trip to Vegas, don’t ignore downtown

On a January afternoon at Atomic Liquors, Tony Hsieh stood behind the bar chatting up a mermaid. Iridescent soap bubbles swirled around them. A statuesque woman in a daring red dress walked up and ordered a shot. She drained the glass and motioned for Tony to join her. The strangers entwined arms like newlyweds and chugged. The woman strutted off and Tony turned his attention back to the mermaid. The bar was too loud to hear the conversation between the chief executive of Zappos, the online shoe retailer, and the mythical sea creature. But most likely, they weren’t discussing aqua socks.

Recipes

The simple, satisfying roasts of Tuscany

Florence’s most iconic dish is, without a doubt, bistecca alla fiorentina: an enormous porterhouse steak, minimally seasoned with salt and pepper, grilled and served bloody rare. It’s a showstopper, for sure. But it’s not for everyone, or for every occasion. Less well known, but just as worthy, are the simple roasts served in the city’s cozy trattorias, in family-run restaurants in the countryside and in home kitchens throughout the Italian region of Tuscany.

Videos

Edwards Greenhouse pops a little color into winter

For the fourth year, Edwards Greenhouse in Boise has defied winter and created a spring-like "pop-up park" with green grass and floral gardens. The park will be open to the public starting Friday Jan. 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and then close Sunday Jan. 29.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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Edwards Greenhouse pops a little color into winter

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine a good choice for Chinese in Meridian 0:30

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine a good choice for Chinese in Meridian

This breast pump is wearable and discrete, says maker Willow 1:46

This breast pump is wearable and discrete, says maker Willow

Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park 1:26

Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park