MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The life of a 16-year-old girl stabbed to death at a Connecticut school a year ago on the day of prom was celebrated Saturday by hundreds of people with a road race, fried food and live music.
Arbor Day is the last Friday in April. It is a chance for Idahoans to reflect on the importance of trees, forests and wood products in our everyday lives. We all love trees and we all love everything that trees do for us. From providing wildlife habitat, to clean air and water, recreational opportunities and the renewable raw materials for wood and paper products, trees are truly miraculous. It is important for us to appreciate these many gifts, but it is equally important for us to focus on how to keep all of our forests healthy and growing for the future. This will require active forest management and a healthy forest infrastructure.
If you followed the news on Caldwell Republican Rep. Greg Chaney from when he first announced his primary candidacy to replace longtime public servant and Canyon County icon Darrell Bolz, you know his entry into state politics was about as rocky as it could possibly be.
Meridian, Idaho – February 16, 2015 After three years of actively considering options for Starlight Mountain Theatre, owner R. Ed Davis finalized a partnership agreement with The Bolton Company. The deal, which has been in the works since last September, strengthens the theatre company and allows for growth in the coming years in exchange for an ownership stake.
So, you have heard about the Red Cross holding a Blood Drive and wondered, “What's that all about?” Let me give you a quick overview. Almost every day of the week Red Cross Collection Teams spread out across the country to collect blood. There is a huge need and often blood supplies are very low. The blood that people donate is used in a number of ways to help accident victims, to help fight disease and for medical research.
Remember the movie, “Pay It Forward?” It was all about how kindness multiplies — how a single person is capable of changing the world. A really incredible person did me a life-changing favor this week, and telling all of our readers about it seems like a good way to start saying “thank you.”
If you’ve lived with your kitchen for a while, chances are you’ve got drawers full of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you just hate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-organized kitchen that makes food preparation a pleasure?
It’s been said sometimes you dig a $100 hole for a $10 tree. While you probably won’t get a tree for $10, taking time to plant correctly will make all the difference in the health and longevity of your new tree.
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DOCUMENTARY FILMING IN IDAHO
Eric Kellerer said film director and producer Davis Guggenheim will be in Idaho in January filming part of his newest project, “The Great Teacher Project.” Guggenheim’s previous projects include “Waiting for ‘Superman’” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” among many others.
The documentary will highlight positives of education, like the Khan Academy pilot in Idaho. Other locations for the film will include California, Colorado and Florida, documenting positives in the respective states.
For the film, a few teachers will implement Khan Academy in day-to-day teaching starting January before the entire pilot program launches fall 2013. Kellerer hopes some Treasure Valley teachers will be documented for the film, but exact details have not yet been released.
The world-renowned Khan Academy will soon be piloted in select Idaho schools, with the help of Northwest Nazarene University and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. The Albertson Foundation will provide funding for the program.
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ONTARIO, Ore. — The 72-bed unit doesn’t look much different from any other in the Snake River Correctional Institution just outside of Ontario, Oregon. Men in inmate uniforms — long-sleeved blue shirts and jeans — mill about the common room. Some sit at tables filling out paperwork. Others play board games.