Moesha Aplicano Burnham

Moesha Aplicano Burnham

Moesha Aplicano Burnham was interning through Voces Internship of Idaho, and previously interned with Boise Weekly. In high school, Moesha was the Editor-in-Chief of the school's Newspaper, and has loved writing since she could pick up a pencil. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and deeply enjoys learning and writing about local news. In her free time, Moesha enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her cat.

Pathways of Idaho anticipates opening of youth crisis center in Boise this fall

By: - August 4, 2023

Pathways of Idaho is opening a youth behavioral crisis center in Boise on Oct. 16.  Pathways of Idaho has one crisis center and four other offices located within the Treasure Valley. Pathways offers mental health programs along with resource connections for those struggling with mental health.  The Pathways crisis center is a voluntary option for […]

People talking to potential employers at their booths at a job fair

Idaho Job and Career Fair set for Aug. 17 in Nampa

By: - August 1, 2023

The Idaho Job and Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nampa Civic Center.  There are over 50 employers that are attending the job fair. According to a press release from organizers, there are hundreds of open positions available. The fair is free to attend. There are […]

Migrant farmworkers weed a field of peppers in Fruitland, Idaho

Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance continues Heat and Smoke relief fund through 2023

By: - July 21, 2023

In 2021, the Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance created a Heat and Smoke relief fund to support Idaho’s agricultural workers working through extreme heat and smoke conditions. According to a press release from the alliance, the organization was able to earn $35,000 and collect 100 items over the last two years. Resources were distributed throughout northern […]

artwork from Amy Johnson

Idaho Commission on the Arts awards fellowships for three performing and media artists

By: - July 20, 2023

The Idaho Commission on the Arts has awarded three performing artists fellowships for 2024. Fellowship winners receive $5,000.  According to a press release from the commission, the purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding artists who have created art that exhibits the highest artistic merit during peer review.  Applicants were reviewed anonymously in a […]

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Summer Academy student orchestra

Idaho Commission on the Arts announces 2024 annual grants to 85 schools, organizations

By: - July 14, 2023

The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced its 2024 annual grants totaling $726,000 to 85 organizations across the state. Organizations and schools receiving grants will match their awards with locally generated funds, according to a press release from Idaho Commission on the Arts. Some examples of where the funding will go are The Cabin in […]

Idaho Humanities Council board members stand outside a building.

Idaho Humanities Council celebrates 50th anniversary, seeks to fill three academic positions

By: - July 13, 2023

The Idaho Humanities Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and seeks to fill three academic positions on its board of directors. It is seeking two members from southeast Idaho and one from southwest Idaho.  An academic member is defined by the council as either a scholar in the humanities or an administrator of an […]

Man walks dog through field surrounded by crickets

Idaho State Department of Agriculture can provide assistance for Mormon cricket, grasshopper outbreaks

By: - July 11, 2023

Outbreaks of Mormon crickets and grasshoppers have been identified in southern Idaho’s Cassia, Oneida, Power and Franklin counties, according to an Idaho State Department of Agriculture press release. Assistance requests within a designated outbreak area are expedited, according to the department.  Mormon crickets and grasshoppers are native insects in southern Idaho’s ecosystem. However, populations reaching […]

Idaho Department of Labor hosts job fair with over 300 available positions

By: - July 7, 2023

The Idaho Department of Labor is hosting a job fair from 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Ukrainian Welcome Center in Nampa. The job fair will host entry level and higher-level positions. According to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor, positions range across industries including cashiers, school bus drivers, production, administrative, […]

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Idaho’s lack of child care has the potential to affect the state’s economy

By: - July 6, 2023

Idaho is struggling to retain child care workers. That is causing the price of child care to increase, which makes it more difficult for parents to find child care, leading to people quitting their jobs to care for their children at home. According to a press release from Idaho Voices For Children regarding the latest […]

A section of the Boise River blocked by branches.

What Idahoans should know before floating the Boise River

By: - July 4, 2023

Many Idahoans float the Boise River every summer, becoming a staple attraction for the city of Boise. With temperatures rising this week, Flood District #10 officials warn floaters about the potential dangers of floating the Boise River.  Officials said the safest area of the river to float is the most commonly used area, from Barber […]

Idaho’s health department warns of lead exposure in Lemhi County

By: - June 23, 2023

The Gilmore townsite in Lemhi County has high levels of lead in surface soil, and people who live in the area or visit multiple times a year are exposed to lead at levels that can cause harm, a new report has found, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs Rudy Soto and OPPE Hispanic Serving Institutions Program Liaison Ruby De La Garza

Rudy Soto was USDA’s Idaho rural director. He just got promoted.

By: - June 22, 2023

Rudy Soto, former Idaho State Director of Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was recently named the USDA’s acting director of external and intergovernmental affairs.  “It’s a really exciting office that I lead,” Soto said in an interview about his new position. “We are responsible for building, maintaining, establishing (and) creating relationships with […]