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.

Idaho Human Society veterinarian treats at dog at the animal shelter

Our state is facing a veterinary shortage. What does this mean for Idaho pet owners?

By: - June 16, 2023

There is a national veterinary shortage, and it has been affecting Idaho severely. According to leaders of local animal shelters and veterinarians, it has led to more expensive costs for treatment, longer waiting times for appointments and an uptick in pet surrenders and unnecessary euthanasia. According to a study conducted by MARS Veterinary Health, nearly […]

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These Idaho school districts are working to offer mental health resources through the summer

By: - June 15, 2023

Boise, Kuna and West Ada school districts are working in partnership with other agencies to continue to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program while school is out for summer.  According to a press release from Central District Health, the program’s purpose is to provide more resources to not only students within these districts but […]

Lower Mesa Falls in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Gov. Brad Little appoints new member to Idaho Travel Council

By: - June 13, 2023

Idaho Gov. Brad Little appointed Crystal Nelson, former director of sales and marketing for Marriott, to the Idaho Travel Council as a representative of southeastern Idaho. According to a press release by Idaho Tourism, Nelson supervises sales staff and is working on strategic marketing campaigns while building industry and community relationships. In the past, Nelson […]

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Chanel Tewalt working toward ‘telling the story’ of Idaho’s agricultural producers

By: - June 12, 2023

The feeling of powerlessness and passion to be a voice for the voiceless is what led Chanel Tewalt to become involved in government and agriculture over the last 15 years.  In January, Tewalt was appointed by Gov. Brad Little as the director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.  “Chanel Tewalt has a rich understanding […]

A family on the Greenbelt in Boise

Looking for the best way to bike around Ada County? Here’s an online tool to help.

By: - June 12, 2023

The Ada County Highway District recently released an online version of the district’s bicycle map.  The Ada County bike map shows bike routes throughout Ada County, as well as public features like bike shops, libraries and parks.  The map is color coded to show the level of difficulty and type of different routes. More information […]

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest warns of potential hazards due to last year’s Moose Fire

By: - June 9, 2023

The Salmon-Challis National Forest officials are warning visitors about potential hazards due to damage from 2022’s Moose Fire. It is suggested that visitors to these areas are prepared for the unexpected. According to a Salmon-Challis National Forest press release, visitors should plan to be prepared by: Packing adequate food, water, clothing, sleeping bags and other […]

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Free disposal of household hazardous waste available for Canyon County residents

By: - June 8, 2023

Pickles Butte Sanitary Landfill is giving the opportunity to Canyon County residents to dispose of their household hazardous and electronic waste from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 in the parking lot of the O’Connor Field House in Caldwell.  According to a Canyon County press release, the event is free for Canyon County residents. […]

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Researchers find seven values Hispanic parents, students want in Idaho’s education system

By: - June 1, 2023

The Farkas-Duffett Research Group, based in New York City, has conducted many studies within Idaho.  Most recently, by studying what the Idaho education system can improve on for Hispanic students and parents, the group has found seven main aspects that Hispanic parents and students value about the education system in Idaho. Bluum, a Boise-based nonprofit, […]

Kristina Frandson of the Museum of Idaho

Idaho State Historical Society honors 12 Idahoans for preserving state’s history, heritage

By: - May 26, 2023

The Idaho State Historical Society has announced this year’s recipients for the Esto Perpetua Award and is holding its 24th annual award ceremony at 5 p.m. June 5 at the Idaho State Museum in Boise.  The award is named after the state’s motto, esto perpetua or “let it be perpetual” and is given to individuals […]

Dennis the Cat's Headstone, created in 1968 by inmates at the time.

Old Idaho Penitentiary Celebrates ‘Dennis the Cat Day’

By: - May 24, 2023

The Old Idaho Penitentiary will host its annual Dennis the Cat Day to celebrate “one of the site’s best liked and most respected figures” from 12-5 p.m. Sunday at 2445 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise. According to an Idaho State Historical Society press release, there will be food trucks, local vendors, limited edition Dennis the […]

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Idaho’s Ukrainian Welcome Center celebrates bittersweet anniversary on Saturday

By: - May 23, 2023

The Ukrainian Welcome Center is celebrating its first anniversary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Nampa. The public, community organizations and government entities are encouraged to join in on the celebration, according to a press release issued by the organization. According to its website, the Ukrainian Welcome Center’s main effort is to provide […]