Christina Lords

Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

Kids play outside the Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum to host day camps for kids throughout the summer in Boise

By: - May 31, 2023

The Idaho State Museum will offer six different Summer Day Camps from June 28-July 14 in Boise for kids between the ages of 6 and 11 years old. The camps provide hands-on learning opportunities that incorporate STEM learning and tie into the state’s K-5 learning curriculum, according to an Idaho State Historical Society press release. […]

Ron James and Don Mays study a Japanese flag found in the Gooding County Historical Museum

‘Finally come home’: Oregon nonprofit works with Idaho vets, historians to solve WWII mysteries

By: - May 29, 2023

GOODING – Among a box full of American flags tucked away at the Gooding County Historical Museum, a mystery from World War II is unfolding. The 2-foot-by-2-foot piece of cloth is made of silk. Two small leather attachments with string – perhaps used to secure to a flagpole – are stitched to the corners on […]

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

Public invited to attend Memorial Day ceremony at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise

By: - May 27, 2023

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services invites the public to attend this year’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise. The ceremony will be held from 10-11 a.m. to honor those who died serving in defense of the nation, as well those who served and are still serving in the military, […]

a firefighter works on a prescribed burn project near Lowell, Idah

Idaho personnel to treat prescribed fire projects in Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

By: - May 16, 2023

Prescribed burns in several ranger districts in Idaho’s Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will continue this week as weather and conditions allow. After postponing the projects due to forecasted high winds over Mother’s Day weekend, local fire personnel are preparing to treat multiple prescribed fire projects now that favorable conditions are forecasted this week, according to […]

Cascade Ranger District sign for the Boise National Forest

Next forest supervisor selected for Boise National Forest

By: - May 15, 2023

Brant Petersen will serve as the next forest supervisor for the Boise National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a Friday press release. Brant replaces Tawnya Brummett, who left the position in January 2023. “His diverse experience in forest management, recreation, hazardous fuels treatment, wildland fire and leadership will help the Boise National Forest […]

LLS grand Finale award celebration

Breaking down barriers to care: Meet the Idaho visionaries competing to find a blood cancer cure.

By: - May 1, 2023

Since 1949, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has raised more than $1.5 billion to establish effective treatments and find a cure for blood cancers through research. The LLS has helped advance more than 70% of the blood cancer treatment options approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 2017, according to the organization. Those […]

Portrait of Idaho Capital Sun staff in Boise on March 23, 2021. L-R: Clark Corbin, Christina Lords, Kelcie Moseley-Morris, Audrey Dutton (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho Capital Sun takes home 13 awards from press club contest

By: - May 1, 2023

The Idaho Capital Sun took home 13 awards from the Best of 2022 Idaho Press Club Awards at the annual celebration on Saturday at the Boise Centre, including seven first-place finishes and senior investigative reporter Audrey Dutton’s second-place finish in the Reporter of the Year award. Reporter Mia Maldonado, who joined the staff in March, […]

University of Idaho College of Natural Resources alumni Denny Dawes and nursery director Andrew Nelson

75 sites in Idaho will give away 20,000 free seedlings to celebrate Arbor Day. Here’s how to get yours.

By: - April 26, 2023

To celebrate Arbor Day, the Idaho Forest Products Commission will give away 20,000 Idaho-native tree seedlings on Friday that were grown at University of Idaho’s Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery, according to a UI press release. Treasure Valley residents are also invited to attend an Arbor Day celebration Friday at the Idaho State Museum. The […]

Morel Mushrooms in the forest

Hoping to go hunting for morel mushrooms in central Idaho this year? Here’s what to know.

By: - April 20, 2023

As the area continues to recover from the 2022 Moose Fire, Salmon-Challis National Forest officials are anticipating an increased number of recreationists looking for morel mushrooms, which often fruit prolifically in the years after an area has experienced wildfire. Forest officials are expecting commercial and personal use mushroom pickers alike to scour the area of […]

Boise National Forest

Boise National Forest’s Emmett Ranger District to hold open house on revised Sage Hen project

By: - April 20, 2023

The Boise National Forest’s Emmett Ranger District will host an open house to begin its 30-day comment period and inform the public about the Revised Sage Hen Integrated Project, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service. The original proposal for the project, which was going to be implemented in Gem and Valley […]

Boise National Forest

Boise National Forest’s Emmett Ranger District to host open house on fire management

By: - April 14, 2023

The Boise National Forest’s Emmett Ranger District will hold an open house on prescribed fires for residents within the Crouch/Garden Valley community and surrounding areas, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. The open house, which will focus on how to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires in the area, will be held from […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little

Idaho Gov. Brad Little to host ‘Capital for a Day’ event in Malad

By: - April 13, 2023

In an effort to connect Idahoans with state government, Gov. Brad Little will hold the next “Capital for a Day” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27  in Malad, according to a press release. The public is invited to join officials from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oneida County Event Center, 459 […]