North End Frontline Love

One thing that always comes through as a strength of our North End community is selfless giving. Over the past 40 years or more I have seen am increase in giving across the board. Not only is this an important part of our culture, it is a fundamental value we all share. From creating great…

COVID-19 in the North End

I am curating the positive from the #NorthEndBoise in a blog post. Includes telephone pole #art, #stayathome #bearhunt and more

Trouble on the Right & Left

Another take on “Trouble on the Right & Left” and how the divide is messy for everyone… locally to nationally.

Boise Stands Alone

(AKA “Keep Boise Weird”) As a tireless and active member of the Boise community I am often amazed and amused by the many comparisons some like to make between Boise and other cities. Statements like “Boise is the next Portland” or “Boise is becoming a smaller Denver” are made with little regard to our very…

Boise’s Housing Imperative

In his March, 2018 article “How Boise could keep at least keep some Downtown housing affordable,” Idaho Statesman journalist Sven Berg led off with the following statement: “As Downtown booms, housing is more expensive than ever. Rents for newly built one-bedroom apartments are as high as $1,700. Old housing is getting more expensive, too. If…

Fall in Boise’s North End

Cover photo courtesy of John Wee –  www.LuckyStudio13.com Boise is nicknamed “The City of Trees” for good reason. It’s a hot spot for deciduous, non-native trees. Oaks, maples, and ash add variegated pops of color to the downtown area, local parks, and the East and North End neighborhoods. The Boise River’s banks and adjoining parks are…

North End Wild Turkeys

The ongoing travels of Hazel and Bella, the North End wild turkeys! Cover photo by Mark Goforth. Update! Check out the great article by Anna Webb in the Idaho Statesman – click here. Beginning with a reported sighting in March of 2016, two female wild turkeys have taken up residence in Boise’s North End. The…

Sanctuary Boise

Our Refugee Roots UPDATE 02/01/2017: The Boise City Council passed a resolution on January31, 2017 reaffirming Boise as a ‘Welcoming Community’ on a unanimous vote. The North End Neighborhood also passed a resolution naming the North End a “Welcoming Neighborhood” at their regular monthly meeting. “Inspired by our city leaders, the North End Neighborhood Association…

Community Gardens

The following is a list of Community Gardens in and near the North End. Because the information is subject to change, please let us know if there are corrections needed. Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS)2995 N. Five Mile Road, Boise, ID 83713www.boiseurbangardenschool.org208-376-3006 | bugsadmin@cityofboise.orgEducational Program for youth 10-16 years old Downtown Teaching Farm12th & Fort StreetAli Ward…

Bicycle Safety

About New Bike Laws Boise High School class of 2012’s Kyle Swanstrom’s Boise Bicycle Pamphlet is available by clicking here. From Mayor Dave Bieter prior to the passing of the new bike safety laws…. The City Council last week approved a set of new and revised ordinances designed to improve safety for bicycle riders on…

2020 COVID-19 Halloween

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of decorated homes and try to spot scavenger hunt items throughout the North End from October 23-30.

The COVID-19 Primary

Primary Election 2020 North End and Nearby For Ada County absentee ballot information click here. Most people will agree politics and elections are important to Northenders. We’re one of the more engaged voting blocks in the entire state. And, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s state primary has taken on a whole new meaning. Instead…