Courageous Kids Climbing program helps those with special needs gain confidence
Jeff Riechmann loves the expansive feeling of conquering a difficult challenge in rock climbing. He founded Courageous Kids Climbing so that kids with special needs could share that confidence, that exhilaration, that sense of accomplishment. The
Kent Johnson, owner of Rarity Rugs, has turned his hobby-obsession of fine rugs into something that benefits others. It's what gets him up every morning, looking forward to helping someone. What gets you up in the morning?
Truman Walker, of Eagle, has already won national awards in his age group, and he's going after more. In this video, he plays the piece that won second place in an international competition and earned him a spot to play at Carnegie Hall. He's 12 y
Shelia Lincoln bakes. The first thing she makes for the holidays is fruitcake, because it needs to soak in brandy for three weeks. That's the most difficult part of the process — and surely you can handle that. So make some with her — and have ple
While the parents are away, biologist Marti Jenkins, propagation manager at The Peregrine Fund in Boise, sneaks a peek at a 4-day-old California condor chick, just for a second. Then she leaves the parents to raise it. "They've been doing this for
The public doesn't get to see this: At The Peregrine Fund in Boise, propagation manager Marti Jenkins and crew get juvenile condors ready for their journey to be released in Arizona and California. The Peregrine Fund shares this unique peek video.
The Peregrine Fund releases juvenile condors into the wild at Vermilion Cliffs near the Grand Canyon, and, each year, biologists trap the condors, tests and treats them for lead poisoning. The Peregrine Fund provides a close-up video look as a con
Marti Jenkins, propagation manager at The Peregrine Fund, takes us behind the scenes at the California condor breeding facility south of Boise. See how she keeps an eye on the juveniles and parents in their nests, and accompany her as she distribu
One of the California condors you can see on display at the World Center for Birds of Prey south of Boise, started life as an egg laid by the last two wild condors in the world, before his parents were captured to become part of a captive breeding
Don Lytle was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. After his recovery, he was sent to Paris and Versailles, where he met a cute little French girl who became his wife, 71 years ago. Here's their story.
Boise Hospice Singers are dedicated to singing for people in hospice care, sometimes at a moment's notice when necessary. But they also do concerts for people in assisted living, like Brookdale, for the simple pleasure music brings to all people.
“I’m not afraid of letting my true talents show, and I can just truly be myself down (at the market),” says Josh Emara, who plays for tips most Saturdays at Boise's Capital City Public Market. “I get to do what I love.”
The short answer: Training. Check out a class as Brenda LaLonde, owner of K9 Education Center in Garden City, helps owners train their service dogs. Service dogs must pass the Canine Good Citizen class and a public access test.
Cindy Wilson, government teacher at Capital High School, often talks to students about placing her daughter for adoption — and reconnecting with her 30 years later. She encourages students to reflect on experiences that color their lives as well.
In words and song, Gary Eller tells the story of Mary Hallock, one of the most famous woman artists of the time, and her husband, Arthur Foote, who planned the Boise irrigation system. They lived near Lucky Peak Dam in the late 1800s.