Idaho Press usually celebrates our community’s heroes — our Treasure Valley Spotlight Award winners — with fanfare, including a banquet, keynote speaker, flowers, banners and a center stage moment or two.

BOISE — BandD Foods issued a press release stating it is preparing to open a new production facility in Americus, Georgia to keep up with growing customer demand on the East Coast. This will be the first location for BandD Foods outside of Idaho, where it was founded more than 30 years ago. …

BOISE — LDK Ventures has announced in a press release the purchase of the Boise Logistics Center, located at 1001 E. Gowen Road. The facility is the California-based developer’s first acquisition in Idaho.

BOISE — Boise Farmers Market announced in a press release the opening of its BFM Winter Market Drive-Thru with grocery pick-up from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7.

BOISE – Boise River Flood Control District #10 is beginning its winter maintenance work on the Boise River now that farming and irrigation season is winding down and the river flow is reaching a level where permitting agencies allow winter maintenance activities to occur.

My mom, now 96 years old, has superb eyesight. When we were kids, making the frequent 50-mile trip to visit my relatives on Wisconsin dairy farms, she would regularly spot hawks sitting in distant trees and call them out for me. I don’t think I ever saw one before she did.

Next to sheep hunting, elk hunting is the toughest hunt in Idaho. They live in rough country and they’re tough animals. If you’re hitting it hard by the third day you’re so sore you can’t hardly hunt. So why do people hunt them if it’s so tough? The same reason that makes it tough. Because t…

BOISE — The American Red Cross announced in a press release it is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time of COVID-19, healthcare providers are taking extra precautions to keep their patients, staff and our community safe from the coronavirus. This includes intensive deep cleaning of equipment and surfaces, reducing seating in waiting rooms and wearing masks and other protective…

Do you ever think you see something but it’s really something else? I’m not talking about mirages, rather, sometimes our eyes just fool us. For instance, I have a beard, and for weeks now it has looked as though I accidentally shaved too closely on this spot under my chin. As a result, it lo…

Amazon’s new fulfillment center is slated to bring 2,000 jobs to the Treasure Valley. With Idaho’s unemployment rate at 6.1%, up from 4.2% in August, these new job opportunities have garnered a lot of interest in the community.

IDAHO HUMANE SOCIETY OPENS ONLINE AUCTION ‘PARTY FOR PAWS’

BOISE — Hosted by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, nearly a dozen athletes from 6 to 68 years old with a range of physical challenges took part in a world-class training clinic the weekend of Oct. 10 and 11 along the Boise River at Esther Simplot Park and Quinn’s Pond. The two-day multisp…

Boise — The J.R. Simplot Company announced in a press release it has partnered with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to open approximately 10,000 acres of the company’s private property in southeast Idaho’s highlands for hunting, fishing and recreation use. This opportunity comes…

Idaho Power is stocking more than 70,000 rainbow trout at four popular Snake River fishing spots this week, with another 8,000 destined for American Falls Reservoir in November, according to a press release dated Oct. 14.

I love eating wildgame. I get some of the best ribeye’s in the country and yet I still favor fried backstrap with milk gravy and French fries. Or what about a smoked forequarter made into chopped BBQ sandwiches?

The October sun had set and an eery dusk blanketed the Boise River. I was on a typical evening walk with the pooch and sat down on one of the log benches along the river.

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I’m not alone in proclaiming that the 2006 film “Borat” is a comic masterpiece, both because of the film’s outrageous characters and situations, but also because of its cutting social criticism of hypocritical American values. Unfortunately, the film was so popular that it was deemed impossi…