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, […]

Idaho’s Wilder School District to celebrate upcoming Mental Health Awareness day

BY: - April 28, 2023

The Wilder School District is taking steps to promote mental health services for its students this  Mental Health Awareness Day, according to a press release from the district. The district will host an event at the Wilder High School gym from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 1 to raise awareness and reduce stigma around […]


Treasure Valley owners should take these steps to protect horses from West Nile virus, other diseases

BY: - April 26, 2023

The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District announced in a press release Tuesday steps Treasure Valley horse owners can take to protect their animals from mosquitos and the diseases they carry.  Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District director Jim Lunders said West Nile virus is present each year across southwest Idaho, and horses are particularly susceptible to […]

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 […]

PODER of Idaho to host its second annual Latinos Unidos Conference at NNU in Nampa

BY: - April 24, 2023

PODER of Idaho, an organization dedicated to mobilizing and empowering the state’s immigrant community, announced in a press release Tuesday that it is hosting its second annual Latinos Unidos Conference May 8.  This year’s theme is “Building Latino Power,” and the conference will include workshops and guest speakers to discuss equity issues and economic prosperity […]

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 […]

Tax filing services, tax law assistance available to Idahoans across the state

BY: - April 14, 2023

At least two organizations are offering help for Idahoans who may need to file their taxes last-minute and those who need an extension or have tax-law questions. The Idaho State Tax Commission announced in a press release Wednesday that it will offer curbside tax filing for last-minute tax filers in the Boise area.  Boise tax […]

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 […]

Debbie Critchfield sworn in during 2023 inauguration

Idaho schools chief Debbie Critchfield to discuss new education laws on post legislative tour

BY: - April 10, 2023

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Debbie Critchfield and officials from the State Department of Education will tour the state beginning Tuesday to discuss changes to education laws and budgets approved during the recent 2023 legislative session. Critchfield, a Republican from Oakley, kicks off the post-legislative tour at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Idaho Falls, with other […]

Homes under construction

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity opens applications to build affordable home for Idaho family

BY: - April 7, 2023

The Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from Idaho families for its affordable homeownership program, according to a Tuesday press release.  The program would allow a low-income family in need of adequate housing to help build and purchase their own home at an affordable cost from the organization.  The Boise Valley Habitat for […]