Boise’s Maddie Zahm auditioned for “American Idol." It’s been her dream since she was a kid having “American Idol” birthday parties. But even more than that, the audition was a milestone in believing in herself.
Fidel Nshombo returned to Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time in 20 years. He took with him good wishes as well as donations from his Boise friends. After his visit, Nshombo is determined to find ways to help the Bukavu community, which includes plans to build a new school.
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.