Author Archives: Catie Clark

New climbing gym opens on Boise Bench (access required)

The creation of the Adare apartments brought sorely-needed affordable housing to an area within walking distance of downtown Boise; but its creation meant the eviction and destruction of Boise’s only dedicated “top rope” climbing gym, Urban Ascent, in 2018. Now ...

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Boise to add two new parks (access required)

The site for Boise's half-block-wide Westside Urban Park will be between the sidewalk on Bannock Street in the foreground and office building under construction in the background.

What used to be a parking lot is about to become a new city park in the heart of downtown Boise. The Boise Parks & Recreation Department will add the downtown park plus another just west of Surprise Valley. Construction ...

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Idaho rural hospital risk assessment (access required)

A leading rural health care analytics firm issued a risk assessment for the nation’s rural hospitals, and Idaho received an encouraging evaluation. The Chartis Center for Rural Health presented a rural hospital vulnerability study at the National Rural Health Association’s Rural ...

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Concordia School of Law finds new home (access required)

Concordian University Law School Interim Dean v

After a week of doubt over the future of the Concordia University Law School in downtown Boise, the school has found a new home with Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The school’s previous parent university, Concordia University – Portland, unexpectedly announced ...

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