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.

Vandalism at Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Ranger district seeks information on vandalism in Caribou-Targhee National Forest

By: - December 6, 2021

The Trail Canyon Warming Shelter in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest was vandalized just a few months after the facility experienced previous vandalism and volunteers worked to rehab the site, according to a Soda Springs Ranger District press release. The district reports that a window was shot out, and illegal road construction and significant soil and […]

‘The blessings of the season’: Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree goes up next week

By: - November 19, 2021

Idahoans can begin visiting the Idaho State Capitol’s Christmas tree and Capitol Christmas decorations starting the week of Nov. 22, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little’s office. This year’s tree is donated by David, Lisa, and Delaney Beale of Boise. The tree will be cut down from their yard at about 9 […]

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Looking for a new gig? More than 50 companies will be at the Idaho Job and Career Fair

By: - November 12, 2021

Idahoans looking for a new career path are invited to meet with over 50 companies immediately hiring for full- and part-time employees at the Idaho Job and Career Fair, according to a press release from IBL events. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. Nov. 16 the Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road […]

Gary Canary stands in front of Valor Pointe

‘I’m home’: Valor Pointe serves as housing-first model for Idaho’s homeless veterans

By: - November 11, 2021

Two years, four months and three days. Gary Canary’s eyes light up as bright as his smartphone’s blue screen, held proudly aloft with an outstretched hand. An app tracks his progress. It’s how much time has passed since June 17, 2019. It’s how long Canary has been clean. It wasn’t, isn’t, easy, he said. Alcohol […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with events throughout November

By: - November 10, 2021

The Idaho State Museum will hold in-person and virtual events throughout November to recognize and honor the contributions of the state’s Native Americans for National Native American Heritage Month, according to a press release. History Happy Hour from 6-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10: History Happy Hour is a free virtual program through Zoom. Each month, the museum […]

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CATCH nonprofit seeking sponsors for Christmas gift program

By: - November 9, 2021

Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, a local nonprofit aimed at housing Idaho families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley, is asking for sponsors to purchase Christmas presents for families in its annual gift-giving program, according to a press release. Sponsors are matched with each family based on the size and needs of the […]

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30 Idaho employers seeking applicants at job fair in Meridian

By: - November 2, 2021

Idahoans looking to start a new job can meet with nearly 30 Idaho employers at a job fair Thursday in Meridian. Employers including H&R Block, Amazon, Boise State University and others will be at a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ten Mile Christian Church, 3500 W. Franklin Road. According to an […]

Assay Office in downtown Boise

150-year-old downtown Boise building to get facelift thanks to $500,000 grant

By: - October 28, 2021

A building that has stood in downtown Boise for 150 years will soon receive upgrades to keep it functional for years to come thanks to a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society. The Assay Office building, at 210 Main St. in Boise, opened […]

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State officials conducting survey to better understand how Idahoans are faring during pandemic

By: - October 15, 2021

Idahoans can now participate in a new, anonymous statewide survey to better understand how residents are grappling with the many interruptions and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gem State, according to an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare press release. The Division of Behavioral Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare […]

Cherry Springs Day Use Area sign

Work funded by Great American Outdoors Act will temporarily close Cherry Springs area near Pocatello

By: - October 11, 2021

As part of its East Mink Creek Corridor Revitalization Project, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will begin paving operations at the popular Cherry Springs Day Use Area for approximately two weeks beginning Oct. 11, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. During that time, the area will be closed and heavy equipment will be working […]

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Crisis-level hospital rationing ‘imminent’ for Boise-Nampa and Twin Falls

By: and - September 14, 2021

Idaho’s top health official on Tuesday warned multiple times that hospital crisis rationing is “imminent” for the Treasure Valley and Magic Valley. Hospitals in the Boise-Meridian-Nampa region and the Twin Falls region are at capacity — and often over capacity — for patients who need emergency, medical and critical care. “Just to be clear, crisis […]

Soldiers in Afghanistan mountains

Panel to explore Idaho’s resettlement role, community ties to Afghanistan

By: - September 13, 2021

Idaho’s resettlement agencies and partners will host a virtual panel detailing the state’s role in supporting those affected by the end of the War in Afghanistan and give people a chance to hear from Idahoans who have been directly impacted by the events. This event is supported by the Idaho Office for Refugees, International Rescue […]