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Boise Rotary Foundation helps fund planned Boise Watershed exhibit

The Greater Boise Rotary Foundation presented the non-profit Boise WaterShed Exhibit, Inc. with a $17,000 donation on Sept. 1. The money will fund a groundwater exhibit as part of the city’s planned 3-acre hands-on outdoor interpretive area at the Boise ...

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Verizon provides enhanced coverage during September wildfires

Verizon Wireless provided enhanced voice and data coverage for emergency crews battling the Tepee Springs, Soda and Cougar fires near Boise this September. The company deployed portable wireless technology known as a Repeater on A Trailer, or RAT, north of ...

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Kendall Ford of Meridian donates $25 for every car sold in August

On Sept. 5, Kendall Ford of Meridian celebrated its third anniversary by donating $8,474 to local charitable organizations including Life’s Kitchen, Giraffe Laugh, and the Community Council of Idaho. The car dealer donated $25 for every vehicle sold in August. ...

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Lowell Scott Middle School teacher is a finalist for national grant

Lowell Scott Middle School teacher Paula Brockman received news Sept. 8 that she is a finalist for a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance. Brockman applied for the grant through Farmers’ Dream Big Teacher Challenge, and if she wins she’ll use ...

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Junior Achievement of Idaho reports record-breaking year

Over the summer, Junior Achievement of Idaho, a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers,reached 16,927 students in 707 classrooms through 103,942 contact hours. That’s a record for the organization, which is dedicated to helping young people understand the ...

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Parma Public Library receives funding from Valley Wide Cooperative

Valley Wide Cooperative, Valley Agronomics and Land O’ Lakes donated $2,000 to the Patricia Romanko Public Library in Parma. The library will use the funding to supplement its summer reading program with supplies, books and other materials. The program hosted ...

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NeighborWorks gets support from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo presented a check to NeighborWorks Boise, formerly Neighborhood Housing Services, in support of the organization’s Acquisition and Rehabilitation of Single Family Homes Program. The effort helps revitalize neighborhoods identified for stabilization in Boise and Nampa. Homes are restored ...

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Umpqua Bank improves financial literacy at Taft Elementary

Umpqua Bank is sponsoring Junior Achievement of Idaho programs at Taft Elementary School. The gift will provide for students at a new school to experience hands-on, experiential and grade-appropriate lessons related to financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of ...

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Horizon Air provides flying rehearsal

Horizon Air, the Autism Society Treasure Valley, Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy Center, the Transportation Security Administration and the Boise Airport teamed up to provide a free flight travel rehearsal for children on the autism spectrum. More than 20 families participated in ...

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United Way grants $60,000 to Suicide Prevention Hotline

The United Way of Treasure Valley’s Vision Council has approved a $60,000 grant to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK), Idaho’s only nationally accredited suicide prevention hotline. The hotline is run by Jannus, formerly Mountain States Group. United Way also ...

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