Heart of Treasure Valley

Heart of Treasure Valley

Boise firefighter honors best friend with motto: ‘Climb. Conquer. Cure.’

Rich Brown is one of about 30 Boise firefighters who compete in Seattle once a year, at their own expense, in a painful, challenging race: climbing the tallest building in Seattle — in full firefighter gear — to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He’s galvanized to action by watching his father-in-law survive a blood cancer and by the death of his best friend in 2011 to a blood cancer. “I don’t really care about my time,” Rich says. “I care that I raise money.”

Heart of Treasure Valley

Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park

Marti Hill is the third generation to farm the land at the corner of Eagle and Amity roads in an area that was known as Hillsdale. His farm was designated as a Century Farm, and recently, Marti donated 15 acres that will become a part in conjunction with the new Hillsdale Elementary School and YMCA. It's his legacy, in honor of his family. It will be called Hillsdale Park, a way of keeping history alive.

Heart of Treasure Valley

Former Boise restaurateur distributes leftover food to the homeless

Every afternoon, six days a week, Max Mohammadi collects leftover food from Downtown restaurants and delivers them to homeless people and shelters. This immediate and personal kind of interaction is important to him. To meet the people behind an issue — like, say, homelessness; to know their names, know them as human beings and to lend a hand means taking their struggles to heart.

Heart of Treasure Valley

Giving "to the max"

Every afternoon, six days a week, Max Mohammadi collects leftover food from Downtown restaurants and distributes it to homeless people and shelters. This immediate and personal kind of interaction is important to him. To meet the people behind an issue — like, say, homelessness; to know their names, know them as human beings and to lend a hand also means to taking their struggles to heart.

Heart of Treasure Valley

"Racing for a cause greater than myself"

Boisean Trace Dandrea has discovered a new motivation for racing: raising money and awareness to get orphans with Down syndrome adopted. He ties his inspiration to his son, Anthony, who has Down syndrome. This video was made by Ironman Canada, where Trace was competing in 2016.

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Know someone living “from the heart?” Idaho Statesman photojournalist Katherine Jones spotlights someone in the Treasure Valley who influences our lives not only by what they do, but how and why they do it. Do you know someone we should know? Call 377-6414 or email kjones@idahostatesman.com.

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Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park

Marti Hill is the third generation to farm the land at the corner of Eagle and Amity roads in an area that was known as Hillsdale. His farm was designated as a Century Farm, and recently, Marti donated 15 acres that will become a part in conjunction with the new Hillsdale Elementary School and YMCA. It's his legacy, in honor of his family. It will be called Hillsdale Park, a way of keeping history alive.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park 1:26

Keeping history alive with Hillsdale Park

Santa brings Christmas cheer to mobile home park in Payette 2:54

Santa brings Christmas cheer to mobile home park in Payette

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Candy-making party adds meaning to holidays

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'Twas the night before Christmas ...