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30 Fabulous Freebies You Can Score in Boise on Your Birthday

364 days a year, the world doesn't revolve around you. But there's one day on the calendar every year that you absolutely get to make all about you...your birthday!. That's the one day where you absolutely get to make the day all about you and do whatever your little heart desires! If that means running all over the Treasure Valley picking up as many freebies as you can, so be it. Our girl Kindra did exactly that and logged the entire experience in a TikTok video that looked like an absolute blast.
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California Transplants Can’t Pronounce These Six Boise Streets

As more and more people move to the Treasure Valley from California and other parts of the country, it's becoming easier and easier to spot a newbie. It's not the license plates or the overly aggressive driving that is giving it away, either. It's the way they pronounce certain local streets. I have found that these are the six streets that newcomers have the most trouble with. Keep reading to see which Idaho towns they always misspell.
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Rules You Must Follow To Enter Canada from Idaho

Earlier this week, Canada announced that they're almost ready to welcome back American tourists for the first time in over 16 months. Before the COVID-19 pandemic closed the border between the United States and Canada, Idahoans could drive into British Columbia through two different entry points: Porthill and Eastport. You haven't been able to make the crossing for non-essential travel since March 2020, but that changes next month.
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Boise State Olympian Debunks Rumors About Cardboard Beds in Hilarious Video

For many years, the Olympic Village has had a reputation for being a place where athletes engage in some risqué business. Knowing that hook-ups in the village are inevitable, games organizers have been handing out condoms to the athletes since the 80s. According to USA Today, Tokyo's ordered at least 150,000 of them for this year's games but will not hand them out until the athletes depart the Olympic Village for the final time. They're meant to be a souvenir and a PSA about raising HIV/AIDS awareness.
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FIRST LOOK: Boise’s Newest Park Has Something For Everyone

The City of Boise completed the construction and opened its newest park. Bowler Park is an over 24-acre park with beautiful views and activities for your entire household. The park is named for the couple Beth and Bruce Bowler, who donated the land for a park in 1995. The park is located in the highly scenic Surprise Valley in Southeast Boise.
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Explore Castles in Idaho with These Photos

When you think of Idaho you most likely don't think of fairytales or kings and queens in big castles. Missive and lavish castles are something other worldly to me. You would have to travel to Ireland or France or some other far away land to see one in person. The medieval architecture, drawbridges, gargoyles, knights armor, towers, and even secret passages can be found right here in the gem state.
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UFO Sightings in Idaho Over the Years

UFO sightings date back to biblical times. According to stacker,. The Bible's Book of Ezekiel describes a mysterious ship appearing from the sky in Chaldea (modern-day Kuwait). In 218 B.C. strange sightings were recorded around Rome. In fourth-century China a “moon boat” was documented floating over the country once every...
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Brilliant Boise Man Won $46,800 On Jeopardy, Going Back for More

Have you ever watched shows like Jeopardy and The Price is Right and thought "I could do that!" Or even "I could do so much better!" Well one Boise man got his chance to shine not once but twice. Joshua Saak is a Boise Traffic Engineer and is using his smarts to get him some serious dough on the show. According to CBS2, Joshua has been on Jeopardy! twice and just won his second straight victory last night (Monday).
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See How School Cafeteria Meals Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years

A piece of President Joe Biden's recently released American Families Plan aims to provide school lunches throughout the summer to some 29 million school-aged children. If passed, the proposal would greatly expand the current school lunch program and ensure that millions of food-insecure children are guaranteed at least one meal each day. Throughout the pandemic, a short-term version of the program has been in place, but this new proposal would make it permanent.
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Cactus Petes In Jackpot Confirms Permanent Buffet Closure

Cactus Petes in Jackpot has made the announcement and confirmed that the buffet will remain closed permanently. It will be redone as a different food option. Whether it will be a food court or something else has not been announced yet. Cactus Petes Resort Casino shared on their Facebook page...
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Why Is There a Cross on Top of Boise’s Iconic Table Rock?

It's something we never really thought about until it was called out in several negative reviews of Boise's most popular hiking trail on Yelp. Like the sky being blue or the grass being green, we just accepted the 60 foot tall cross perched at the end of Table Rock's plateau as something that just "is." However, one Yelp reviewer felt like "Did we need to put a cross on it?" was a question for the ages, so that's when we got curious about why it was actually there.
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Costco Reverses Course on Plans as COVID-19 Cases Rise Again

After well over a year of COVID-19 essentially ruling our lives, we're hearing more and more about the increase in cases. Battles over vaccinations are calling for heated debates nationwide--here locally, protests in the thousands are making noise. In the background, many businesses have been adopting new rules--any of which...
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Pass Me a Cold One: Boise State to Sell Alcohol at Home Games

You thought single game tickets going on sale this morning was exciting? This announcement blows ticket sales out of the water!. If you've been to a Boise State game, how many times have you been guilty of cheering your lungs out in the first half, only to never walk back into Albertsons Stadium during the second half? If you're watching the games on TV, it's fairly obvious that Bronco Nation thins out inside the stadium after halftime.
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Boise’s “Heat Burst” Melts Another Sweltering Weather Record Monday Morning

It may have been a cool 72º inside our studio this morning, but as we watched the skies get dark and the winds pick-up, we had no idea what was brewing outside. According to the National Weather Service in Boise, the showers that blew through the Treasure Valley during the early hours of the morning commute created something called a "heat burst." The American Meteorological Society's "Glossary of Meteorology" defines a heat burst as:
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Football Season, Is That You? Single Game Boise State Tickets On Sale Today

Bronco football will be here before you know it! The first game of the season against UCF is just 45 days away. The home opener against UTEP is 53 days away. When Boise State football season kicks off, Albertsons Stadium will be back at full capacity in 2021. If you want tickets to just one of BSU's six home games this season, today is your first opportunity to buy single game tickets. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 19 at 9 a.m. online and by phone through the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.