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.

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 […]

Cascade Ranger District sign for the Boise National Forest

Boise National Forest to host open house on wildfire management near Cascade

By: - April 4, 2023

The Boise National Forest’s Cascade Ranger District is hosting an open house to discuss upcoming wildfire management programs for residents within the Cascade community and surrounding area, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. The event, which will focus on upcoming prescribed burns to reduce wildfire risk, is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. April 6 […]

Now hiring sign in a store window

Looking for a job in the Treasure Valley? Check out this hiring event.

By: - March 20, 2023

A job fair will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Cole and Ustick branch of the Boise Public Library, 7557 W. Ustick Road, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. Participating employers include the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson Merchandisers, Boise State University, city of Boise, Guerdon, Idaho Power, […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little

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

By: - March 13, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little will hold his next “Capital for a Day” event in Gooding in an effort to connect Idahoans with state government. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at the Gooding Basque Center, 285 Euskadi Lane. Members of the governor’s cabinet will also be available to […]

Service for Phil Batt at the Idaho Capitol in Boise

Gov. Phil Batt celebrated as ‘architect of our current government in Idaho’

By: - March 9, 2023

21,250. “That is the number of days ago that Phil Batt entered public service in this building,” said the former Idaho governor’s chief of staff, Jeff Malmen, under the dome of the Idaho Statehouse on Thursday. “Until this one.”  Batt, Idaho’s 29th governor who served from 1995 to 1999, died, fittingly, on March 4 – Idaho […]

Idaho Capitol

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt to be honored at memorial services in Boise

By: - March 8, 2023

Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt, who died on his 96th birthday on March 4, will be remembered at two services open to the public on Thursday and Friday, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little’s office. On Thursday, the public is invited to the Idaho Capitol Building in downtown Boise for a service […]

drinking fountain

Idaho DEQ announces millions in construction grants and funding to identify water system upgrades

By: - March 6, 2023

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday announced the award of more than $35.2 million in construction grants for 10 local drinking water and wastewater systems, and on Friday, announced an additional $107,700 to help five local drinking water and wastewater systems evaluate their deficiencies and identify necessary upgrades, according to DEQ press releases. […]

daho State Capitol building

Brad Little announces flags to be lowered to honor former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt

By: - March 4, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced in a Saturday press released that he has ordered the immediate lowering of U.S. and state of Idaho flags to honor former Gov. Phil Batt, who died at his home today, on his 96th birthday. In the press release, Little said Batt was “the epitome of a public servant,” who […]

Workers install broadband internet infrastructure in Bliss, Idaho

Feeling frustrated about unreliable internet? Link Up, Idaho wants to hear about broadband access.

By: - March 4, 2023

A new state initiative is encouraging Idahoans submit information online about their slow, unreliable internet to better understand broadband availability across the state. Link Up Idaho, led by the Idaho Broadband Advisory Board and Idaho Department of Commerce, in coordination with the Idaho Office of Information Technology Services, aims to gather the information about connectivity […]

soldiers lining up for a parade

Idaho veterans with disabilities can now apply online for property tax relief

By: - March 3, 2023

Through a new online option, some Idaho veterans with disabilities are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,500 on their Idaho residence and up to one acre of land, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. With an email address, veterans can apply for the […]

Payette National Forest prescribed burn

Prescribed burn projects for Idaho’s Payette National Forest to start in March

By: - March 1, 2023

Payette National Forest officials plan to begin multiple prescribed fires this spring and early summer to reduce fuels in the forest that can lead to large wildfires, according to U.S. Forest Service press release. Prescribed burns are planned between March and July in several of the forest’s ranger districts. “These prescribed fires reduce surface fuels, […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little at the Capitol in Boise

‘Awestruck’: Idaho State Archives now hold original Capitol building drawings

By: - February 28, 2023

The details are precise. In neat black ink, Tourtellotte & Hummel architects stipulated 12 outlets, at 60 watts each, would line the uppermost circle of the Idaho Capitol’s dome. In the ring below that? Twenty-eight outlets at 100 watts each.  The pedestal directly below the shining golden eagle atop the Capitol would be exactly 1 […]