Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 18,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August.

I interrupt this “Backpacking Series” to bring you a time sensitive article! My daughter and I had an awesome backpacking trip last week and I planned on writing about that trip this week but first we have to talk about picking huckleberries since the season is semi short.

Eight countries border the landlocked nation of Zambia — Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, the DR Congo, and Tanzania — and all but one is locked tighter than a steel drum.

BOISE — In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, more than 40 junior high and high school girls will bike along the Boise Greenbelt on Wednesday, Aug. 5, visiting several “Ribbon of Jewels” parks named for remarkable local women. A press release reports the event was crea…

The summer season offers many opportunities for pets and their owners to get outside and enjoy nature. These adventures can provide wonderful opportunities for enrichment, but blooming flowers, gardening and spending more time outdoors can increase a pet’s exposure to stinging insects.

First posted on BoiseDev.com on July 28, 2020We now know a bit more about a proposal to add affordable housing on a site the City of Boise owns at Franklin St. and Orchard St. in Boise.

Happy 100th birthday to this gem! Pearl Ruby was born in Portland, Oregon on August 3, 1920, youngest daughter of Ray and Grace Nash.

“Summerland” is a period drama with some sublime moments that brought me to tears. It also had a few scenes that had me rolling my eyes in disbelief, but the good outweighs the bad in this movie, thanks primarily to a superb performance by Gemma Arterton.

Going back to school may look different this year, but that isn’t stopping parents from trying to be prepared whether children are in the classroom or at home. Unfortunately, with supplies low and demand high, people are shopping with new online retailers they have never shopped with before,…

BOISE—During its meeting held in Island Park this week, the Idaho Travel Council announced it granted $5,867,607 in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.

As staycation season continues for us in pandemic-struck but beautiful Idaho, anglers are grabbing fishing poles, campers and hikers are filling backpacks with protein bars and water bottles (don't forget the sunscreen) — and hunters, birdwatchers, trail riders and any and all outdoor enthus…

For most of my birding and hiking trips in southwestern Idaho, I head to areas where I can let my dog run freely off leash. These spots are all on public land, a benefit of living in this part of the world that can hardly be overestimated. Thank you Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest …

Hunters are reminded that Sandhill crane tags and swan tags will be available first-come, first-served starting at 10 a.m. MDT, August 1 at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, online at idfg.idaho.gov, or by calling 800-554-8685.

BOISE — Officials from Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation want to encourage boaters to boat responsibly when on the water this summer and issued a press release to “Mind Your Wake.”

Getting the right photo of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley may seem like an easy feat. They’re big and seem to be right in your face anywhere you go in the Sawtooth Valley.

When I first started teaching Backpacking 101 seminars, I expected to talk the first 45 minutes and then field questions the last 15 just like I did in all of my other seminars. But I soon found out that the attendees want to hear the instruction the first 10-15 minutes and then go over what…

Even in the wake of a pandemic, some businesses are seeing growth. Jay Sfingi and Josh Shelter co-owners of Sync Vans have been selling customized sprinter vans in Bellevue, Idaho for almost five years. In the last two years, the company has seen some major growth, but when coronavirus hit B…

Although only a small number of companion animals have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, pet owners may experience anxiety about the best way to care for their pet amidst a pandemic when stories about confirmed cases in pets begin appearing closer to home, such as those recently repo…

(My regular column is suspended during the pandemic, but we’re running some old ones I thought readers might enjoy. They originally were published in The Idaho Statesman early in my career there. Many are humor columns from the 1980s. In times like these, we need humor.)

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There are these nice young men who occasionally come to our door, trying to sell us pest control packages for our “bug problem.” Because they’re so nice, I politely decline and save my laughs until after I’ve closed the door.

I’ve been thinking about the word “cast” lately. You see, my son and I recently took up fishing. After he saw some fishermen catching fish on a pier on Lake Michigan, he has insisted that I teach him how to fish. Apparently it’s better to teach a kid to fish than to merely provide him with a…