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Author Archives: Lis Stewart

Experience the Oregon Trail in Idaho (access required)

  Literally etched into the landscape, the Oregon Trail is a permanent part of Idahoans’ lives, in some places merging with highways or covered by farmland, while in other places it is still visible as wheel ruts in the ground. ...

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Downtown Lifestyle: The Afton promotes urban living in Boise (access required)

Stroll down 8th Street in Boise’s BoDo district and you’ll pass a mix of busy shops, restaurants and other commercial spaces. A little farther south, at the intersection with River Street, is the yellow, multi-story condominium development The Afton, which ...

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Christopher Cook, 2019 Leaders in Law

Building a lasting foundation Leaning on his past to help strengthen the community’s future   As part of his work with the transactions group at Hawley Troxell in Boise, Christopher Cook assists in business deals that are often at the ...

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Brent R. Wilson, 2019 Leaders in Law

Making the complex understandable Passionate about helping clients navigate bankruptcy law   Brent R. Wilson believes in approaching a client’s problems as his own. “It can add a perspective (to) see different solutions out there that you wouldn’t actually see ...

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Downtown Workforce: The center of Boise attracts employers looking for skilled, creative people

Today, more than 40,000 people work in the downtown area, and it’s an incredibly diverse group,” says Lynn Hightower, executive director of the Downtown Boise Association (DBA). The downtown features jobs ranging from dining to retail, from hospitality to tech. ...

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Adrian San Miguel, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Adrian San Miguel 38 •Director of postsecondary education • Idaho Career & Technical Education • Boise As the director of postsecondary education for Idaho Career & Technical Education (ICTE), Adrian San Miguel creates and oversees programs that help students and ...

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Adam Velasquez, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Adam Velasquez 38 • Vice president and executive banking relationship manager • Zions Bank • Pocatello When Adam Velasquez was a kid, he didn’t dream of being a banker. He wanted to work for the FBI. However, like many people, ...

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Tricia Swartling, 2019 CEO of Influence

Tricia Swartling CEO • The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault “I don’t mess around. I get an idea, get it going and I’m going to get it done.” Finding a way Building nonprofit services in the ...

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Lyft, Uber drivers find financial success with strategic investment

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on the gig economy.  Monday through Wednesday, Jason Pease’s day starts at 3 a.m. Pease hits the road in the dark in his 2015 Toyota Prius, listening for the ...

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