Serena Croft knows what it's like to live through tough times. After weathering her own financial struggles and receiving help from organizations like the Idaho FoodBank, she's now in a position to give back. A seamstress by trade, she's making comfort kits for kids who are taken out of their homes because of abuse or other issues.
Once in need, Boise mom helps kids in need
Boise's MLK march is for remembering — and for action
Historic Nampa building (the old library) gets a new life
Nampans contribute a personal connection to historic buildings
The Boise Christmas Map compiles a list of the best homes lit up for the holidays
What happens when you walk through the door of Boise's new crisis center?
Why is Boise's new crisis center so important?
Passionate testimony against CVS pharmacy at Boise P&Z meeting
Fireworks, Santa, winter lights — all part of Meridian's parade
So long, farewell, after a while crocodile: Beloved library storyteller retires
Boise lights its Christmas tree with hundreds of revellers watching at the Boise Centre
Developer Mike Mussell has already saved a couple of historic Nampa buildings from being torn down, and he's working on the old Nampa library now. Take a tour and see his vision for the new chapter of this building's life.
Mike Mussel is restoring the old Nampa library. As a tribute to other historic Nampa buildings, he’s planning three displays about the Masonic lodge, the train depot and the Dewey Palace. Check out the artifacts that people have already sent him for the displays.
It used to be that jail or the emergency room were the only options for someone in crisis — thinking of suicide, on drugs, whose mental health is flaring up. Police Chief Bill Bones and Gov. Butch Otter were among those who spoke about the importance of the new Pathways Community Crisis Center of Southwest Idaho.
Take a tour through Pathways Community Crisis Center of Southwest Idaho, Idaho's fourth crisis center. It's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will help keep people in crisis out of jail and the emergency room. See what it's like inside.
More than 50 people signed up to testify as Boise Planning and Zoning considers a conditional use permit for CVS pharmacy. Although the issue was whether CVS could have a drive-up window, many citizens testified about the broader issues of vision, community and sustainability.
Meridian ushered in the holiday season with in their fifth annual Winter Lights Parade. More than 50 floats featured bands, brightly decorated floats and, of course, candy. Buddy the Elf and Jovie escorted the parade finale: Santa himself, who helped flip the switch to light Meridian's Christmas Tree at Generation Plaza — accompanied by fireworks and sing-a-long carols.
Azam Houle has raised a couple generations of children on stories, songs, rhymes and rhythms at storytime at the Boise Public Library. It's time for the next chapter in her life — she's retiring. Attend part of her very last storytime right here.
Hundreds of Christmas revellers gather with candles glowing for the Downtown Boise Tree Lighting celebration at the Boise Centre Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Red Light Challenge sang "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and other holiday favorites during the event.
The Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees is an annual tradition during Thanksgiving week, Nov. 21-26. See the 83 trees on display at Boise Centre. This year's Festival will benefit the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
Scentsy invited the community to help turn on their Christmas lights — 724,000 of them when they're all lit. That's 43 miles of lights, decorating 450 trees. New this year is a tunnel of lights, featuring 67,000 lights. The public is invited to drop by to stroll and take holiday photos. Scentsy is at Eagle Road and Pine Avenue in Meridian.
In this clip from his State of the City address, Mayor Dave Bieter urges Boiseans to "aim high in thought and action" with a bias toward action: "Let's do (projects) unless we can't." He's referring to proposals to expand Gowen Field, build a new sports complex and main library, and help each other.
Chris Ennis of NuVision Productions recorded video footage Oct. 16, 2017 of F-35s taking off for the first time ever from Gowen Field, which shares the Boise Airport's runways. For comparison, he also recorded a pair of F-16s taking off. He said he kept the same audio settings for all planes.
In response to a Saturday white supremacist concert in the Boise area, the Idaho Black History Museum hosted a community gathering at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. “We wanted to turn their sour, their hate, into something sweet (which is) our support of diversity,” says organizer Tanisha Newton, with Boise State’s Inclusive Excellence Student Council.
Angela Bauter is the first person to move into a live/work pocket neighborhood on 36th St. in Garden City. She operates her graphic design business on the ground floor. She and her extended family, including her sister, brother-in law, a niece and a nephew, live on the two floors upstairs.