Brydon Black

Brydon Black

Born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, Brydon Black graduated from Boise State University in 2023 after majoring in sociology with a double minor in journalism and labor studies. He wrote for Boise State’s independent student-run newspaper, The Arbiter, for two years. Brydon will cover issues facing Idahoans in addition to Idaho labor.

Man in an orange kayak navigates river

New study finds guides, outfitter industry contributed nearly $600M to Idaho’s economy in 2022

By: - December 6, 2023

The Idaho outfitters and guide industry contributes up to $600 million to Idaho’s economy, supports nearly 5,000 jobs and contributes $50 million in state and local taxes annually, according to a new study conducted by the University of Idaho and the company GuideTime. U of I economic professor Steve Peterson spearheaded the research team, with […]

Buck Lake in Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest names new supervisor

By: - December 6, 2023

Intermountain Regional Forester Mary Farnsworth has picked Heather Degeest as the next forest supervisor for Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest, replacing Charles Mark. “Her strong leadership experience will help the forest experience continued success in delivering the Forest Service mission to the public,” Farnsworth said in a press release.  Degeest started her Forest Service career in […]

Family receives Habitat for Humanity home in Star, Idaho

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity celebrates new home project for Iraqi American interpreter

By: - November 15, 2023

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity held a ceremony on Tuesday celebrating a home project for the Aldulaimi and Alhilal family.  Aladdin Aldulaimi assisted American forces in Iraq as a contracted interpreter, where he lost his leg after being the target of a 2007 al-Qaida car bomb. This is the first time Boise Valley Habitat built […]

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‘United Against Hate’ event sponsored by Justice Department and FBI to be held in North Idaho

By: - November 9, 2023

A U.S. Department of Justice initiative “United Against Hate” summit is to be held Nov. 14 at the Heartwood Center in Sandpoint. The event is co-sponsored by U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit, Bonner County Human Rights Task Force, the Boundary County Human Rights Task Force, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, DOJ Community Relations Service and the […]

Canyon County boat safety

Free one-day hunters boating safety course planned Saturday and Nov. 18

By: - November 3, 2023

A free one-day boating safety course for waterfowl hunters is scheduled for Saturday and later this month in Nampa, according to a press release from the Canyon County Sheriff’s office. The one-day courses are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, at the Canyon County Marine Patrol office in […]

Downtown Boise

Idahoans can share feedback on tourism with the state until Nov. 5

By: - October 27, 2023

The state of Idaho’s tourism office launched what it calls its first residential sentiment survey to gauge public opinion on how tourism impacts local communities, according to a press release from Visit Idaho. To take the survey, click here. Idahoans have until Nov. 5 to share their feedback, and the final results are expected to […]

Voters cast their ballots at Fairmont Junior High in Boise during the Idaho primary election

Idaho deadline to request absentee ballot for Nov. 7 election is Oct. 27

By: - October 23, 2023

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane is reminding eligible Idahoans who want to vote via mail to request their absentee ballot before the Oct. 27 deadline, according to a press release from the Secretary of State’s office.  Election Day for 43 out of 44 Idaho counties is Nov. 7. Early voting is open now until […]