Dave Bedford, 61, Boise, has been driving garbage trucks for 36 years. He was recently recognized as the 2016 Driver of the Year, the top driver in the nation by the National Waste and Recycling Association for his overall service and safety. "... to be honored in such a national sense, I was little bit overwhelmed by it all," Bedford said while making his rounds for Republic Services of Boise last week. "Trying to help the customer out is the biggest part of it," he said. Bedford drives an average of 600 miles each week serving about 35 industrial customers and collecting more than 250 tons of waste.
Truck driver hauls in national award
The Record Exchange keeps music and creativity spinning in Downtown Boise
Loans go sour in Canyon County housing venture
Their Boise-built still was months late, they said - and then it exploded
Moxie Java earns customer loyalty
Christmas trees have arrived in Boise - and are expected to go fast
Want to live here? Apartments go up by Connector near Rhodes Skate Park
Facing eviction? Deportation? Law students in Boise offer free legal help
How about this apple? What Charlie's Produce says it will bring to Boise
Uber showcases what it will be like to to take an uberAIR flight
Hawley Troxell adds appeals division
How Boise baby-food entrepreneur Jessica Rolph and a partner started a baby-gym company
Boise baby-food entrepreneur Jessica Rolph's new baby playgym
Celebrating 40 years in business, The Record Exchange is a hub of local music and creativity in Downtown Boise. You might be surprised by who you meet while thumbing through vinyl records, and the possibility for discovery can be found on every rack.
These videos provided by Stumpy's Spirits Distillery in Columbia, Illinois, show the aftermath of an incident involving the company's then-new still, built by Corson Distilling Systems of Boise. The hatch door blew open during use and the 500-gallon still erupted, covering the ceiling and floor in 180-degree mash liquid and scalding distillery owner Adam Stumpf and two pet cats. The cats later died from their burns. Stumpy's eventually sued Corson over alleged delays in providing the still and deficiencies in its construction.
Concordia Law School’s library in Downtown Boise is now a place where people who are too poor to afford a lawyer, yet don’t qualify for government assistance can find help in a time of desperation. Listen as Latonia Haney Keith, associate professor and director of clinical education at Concordia describes the program.
Seattle-based Charlie’s Produce bought Boise’s Northwest Produce and will compete with family-owned Grasmick Produce of Garden City. General manager Alex Plummer talks about the unusual fruits and vegetables they will offer to the Boise restaurant and food scene.
Uber, the ride-hailing service, unveiled Wednesday an artist’s impression of the sleek, futuristic machine it hopes to start using for demonstration flights in 2020. The company aims to have its first paying passengers in various cities around the world by 2023, though the plan still faces major hurdles.
Jessica Rolph, the Boise entrepreneur who founded the Happy Family organic baby-food maker, partnered with businessman Roderick Morris in a new business making gyms designed to foster infant development. This is their company's origin story. Yes, that is Rolph in the opening scene on the way to St. Luke's Boise Medical Center to give birth. The video stars her third child, Beatrice, now 2.
The new St. Luke's Nampa features a unique approach to neonatal intensive care - in-room NICU suites, allowing a family to stay with their new infant while still providing the child necessary medical care. Tour a suite and hear why St. Luke's thinks it'll help families.