A silver maple tree fell into Diane Shelton's house around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, causing serious damage to the decades-old house. It's not yet clear what caused the tree to fall, though Boise arborists are working to learn more.
Colossal Collective is a group of creative individuals that volunteer their time to build large-scale puppets with donations and grant money for music festivals in the Pacific Northwest. The group has built puppets like Jungo, the giant gorilla that made an appearance at Treefort 2017, to bring "child-like wonder" to festival attendees. This year at the Treefort Music Festival, Colossal Collective will debut Penelopeacock, a colossal peacock puppet featuring LED lights and an animated personality.
The Knights of Columbus Medical Equipment Loan Program in Meridian is a bustling medical equipment shop run by Dale Anderson and Dick DeLeonard. Locals can donate wheelchairs, beds, walkers and bedside commodes, and volunteers clean and refurbish them. Those in need get items free on one condition -- that they bring them back when they no longer need them.
Lisa Hecht placed solar panels on the roof of her East Boise home after costs dropped significantly in just a two-year period. She now generates power that can be banked on Idaho Power's grid. She recently addressed the Idaho Public Utilities Commission about Idaho Power's proposal to put people like her in a separate rate class.
Richard Llewellyn addresses a gathering of about 320 residents at a meeting of the North West Neighborhood Association of Boise at Shadow Hills Elementary. The group is rallying opposition to a planned development along Hill Road Parkway.
Hundreds of students at Nampa High gathered Wednesday, March 14 to remember the 17 students who were killed in Parkland, Florida. One group of students was there to promote gun reform; the other to support Second Amendment rights.
In an unusual collaboration, Eagle High students and Treasure Valley Hospice team up on a documentary exploring how to talk about death. The documentary will been shown at the Sun Valley Film Festival. This is their one-minute trailer.
The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey now has a harpy eagle. He's one of only three in the country trained to land on a glove — with his talons the size of a grizzly bear claw. Not only will Boiseans get to meet him, they'll also get to name him.
Broadcasting students at Eagle High School produced a documentary called "The Teal Chair" that has been accepted into the student category at this year's Sun Valley Film Festival in March. The team produced the video in cooperation with Treasure Valley Hospice to discuss end-of-life decisions, death, and the best way to spend ones remaining days.
Four of West Ada School District's five high schools are over capacity. The district is asking voters to approve a $95 million bond March 13 to build a $60 million high school near Ustick Road to ease overcrowding, among other facilities projects.
The West Ada School district is proposing a $95 million bond and a $14 million school levy for the March 13 ballot. The bond, which would help the district build new schools and remodel old ones, requires a super majority of 66.6 percent to pass. The levy, which helps with the district's operations costs and would help fund teaching positions lost during the recession, needs a simple majority of 50 percent plus one vote to pass.
The Knox County Humane Society No Kill Animal Shelter in Galesburg, Illinois received donated old chairs to give to their shelter pets. The shelter said their pets give 'many licks and purrs of thanks'.
The widow of billionaire J.R. Simplot is helping fund a study that could assess whether there is enough need in the community for a midsize theater that could be used by Opera Idaho and other organizations. The study is scheduled to be finished by June.