Four generations of the Nokleby family have been involved in the operation of Lee’s Candies in Boise. Owner Curtis Nokleby, who first came to the shop as a toddler, is looking to retire. He’s looking for a way for the shop on Vista Avenue to continue.
The largest beverage alcohol distillery west of the Mississippi River is in Rigby, Idaho, in a failed plant built in the 1970s to make fuel from ethanol. Two families created Distilled Resources Inc., or Drinc.
Idaho allots liquor licenses based on cities’ populations. The wait can last years. They can cost $200,000 or more on the open market. Conservatives like the Idaho Freedom Foundation see government overreach.
Women Ignite International, based in Boise, Idaho, helps people collaborate on professional development, service to others and pursuit of equality for all. It offers networking, programs and conferences.
Whether driving for Uber and Lyft, or pet sitting or modeling or transcribing, people spanning generations are turning to side gigs so that they can pay their bills, set their own hours and be their own boss.
Katie Alvarez stands in front of her Boise home with son Isaac Alvarez. She and her husband, Enrique Alvarez, have been renting out a two rooms through Airbnb since June 2017. Alvarez said they're occupied about 90 percent of the time.
Stacy and Russ Nelson took a 13-year-old’s idea and are turning it into a new career. She used to be a full-time billing clerk in Star. She cut back to part-time and may leave soon to make gourmet marshmallows.
Marketing innovations are helping to draw visitors, and research in 2017 for the state’s Department of Commerce found that 80 percent of visitors on an overnight trip were very satisfied with their Idaho experience.
Cred, a California startup, is establishing its main office in Boise, Idaho. It says it will hire software engineers into six-figure jobs to develop an app for people to invest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
Idaho is famous for its potatoes. Dairy and cattle are less iconic but still well-known even bigger economically. Yet there are plenty of lesser-known agricultural products from Idaho, including bullfrogs, caviar, hops and yaks.
The minds that first united with Camel’s Crossing – owners Scott and Caitlin McCoy and chef Christian Phernetton – have a vision for Boise’s culinary future that includes a farm-to-table concept that is do-it-yourself.
Iconic historic buildings like 801 Idaho, Idanha and the Hoff Building are among the most recognizable in Boise. Some experts say the city's newer buildings don't live up to that standard, because of financial realities.
The Center for Fine Arts is set to be a civic architectural showpiece geared to propel BSU's arts department into the national spotlight. It will change Boise's iconic cityscape with a sleek, sculpted design for the purpose of creating art.