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Zoo Boise: The Heart of Downtown

As you explore the zoo, following the pathways to the next exciting exhibit, did you ever wonder how Zoo Boise came to be? Sure, you might be preoccupied with the giant tiger in front of you, or the leopards prowling in the shade. And sure, you might be distracted with the giraffe eating a piece of lettuce from your hand and trying to lick your face. But have you thought about how all of this started? Today, Zoo Boise is an impressive and massive complex. It is home to an impressive 83 different species of animals, and the location of education and special events and exhibits. But the zoo didn’t always start out so grand. In fact, it ... Read More

Questions to Ask Before Working With a Real Estate Agent

Buying your first house can be a scary and exciting adventure. Fortunately, you don’t have to go at it alone. You can, and should, hire a real estate agent to help you navigate the sometimes confusing waters of real estate and house hunting. You don’t want to hire just any real estate agent, however. You want to hire an agent who you can easily work with, and who knows the market of where you are searching. A good local agent will be your best tool during your house hunting. How do you make sure that you choose the right agent? There are some simple questions that you can ask that will help you make the best choice. And it is a lot... Read More

Eagle Island State Park: Prison to Park

Near the Boise River, in the southwest corner of Idaho, is a rural park full of character and recreational opportunities. It covers over 500 acres, and its borders are defined by the Boise River and agricultural land on either side. Nearby, urban development has grown, bringing beautiful neighborhoods and a golf course close to this gem of a park. From horses to a waterslide, the Eagle Island State Park is a dream for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It didn’t start out that way. Its history, while still rooted in the rural and agricultural, wasn’t quite so public. Originally, the Eagle Island State Park played host to a more exclusi... Read More