Boise, ID Government

Why Boise Doesn’t Have an Independence Day Parade?

Today we celebrate the birth of our great nation, America. In communities throughout our country, cities will hold parades honoring veterans, patriots, and community leaders. However, one Idaho city will not have a Fourth of July Parade; that city is Idaho's capital city, Boise. How can the capital of Idaho...
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Idaho’s Largest Fireworks Show Is Not In Boise

Welcome to the Fourth of July weekend, where Americans, young and old, celebrate our nation's independence by going to parades, hosting barbeques, and watching many fireworks. In Idaho, several cities will host their fireworks displays once dusk arrives on July 4th. However, which city in Idaho can legitimately lay claim to the largest fireworks display in the state?

Aerial Fireworks Are Illegal in Idaho, So Why Are They For Sale?

We welcome you again to the fireworks season where dogs, people, and otherwise law-abiding citizens lose their minds as ordinary Idahoans become law breakers. Every year we see the hardworking entrepreneurs that man the numerous fireworks stands throughout every parking lot, roadside stand, or back of a truck along a deserted road selling us any fireworks that we like.

Star Celebrates Fourth Of July Parade [Photos]

Thousands of folks showed you to celebrate America as Star hosted its annual Independence Day Parade. Spectators who were kids and kids at heart set up chairs along State Street to enjoy one of the state's most festive parades. The parade began on time and featured everything from a man...

New aquarium planned for Boise by end of 2022, location yet to be announced

A new aquarium is planned to open in Boise later this year. Blue Zoo, a for-profit company with three other locations nationwide, is building a new aquarium in Boise to offer a range of educational displays of marine life for all ages. The aquarium will feature sharks, clown fish, a sting ray touch tank, birds, lizards, and educational live shows. It will also include water-themed play areas for children to enjoy.

Crews train in Boise in case wildfires require military muscle

In Boise, Idaho, in late April, near the National Interagency Fire Center, a few planes were about to fly by: one smaller lead plane and a massive C-130 Hercules air tanker ready to drop thousands of gallons of water. This training was for a special team of military personnel who...

7's HERO: Treasure Valley women pamper the residents at City Light Home in Boise with manicures

BOISE, Idaho — Angela Griffiths-Dixon is just one of the hundreds of Idahoans who volunteered in their communities for our Larry Gebert Day of Service. It was held on what would have been Gebert's 66th birthday, June 25th. Longtime meteorologist Gebert passed away on April 1st after suffering a massive heart attack. His loss send shockwaves through the Treasure Valley community.

Boise Public Library hires first Mental Health Coordinator

BOISE, Idaho — Everyone knows to come to the library for books but librarians have always been here to help with more than that. Now, the Boise Public Library has a Mental Health Coordinator to help with a lot of those questions that don't relate to books or the library itself.