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Found 8 blog entries for March 2016.


If there is one thing that Idaho is well-known for, it’s for outdoor sports. Not just any sport in particular, though, almost all of them can be done here. With its many lakes, mountains, rivers, and streams, Idaho is the perfect place for just about anything. Many of the more popular things to do here are boating, hunting, camping, and skiing. But, as popular as these all are, one of the most commonly practiced outdoor sports in all of Idaho is fishing. Idaho has thousands of great places to cast a line, some in and around the city, some more remote, so no matter what part of the state you are in, you will be able to find yourself a nice spot to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon.

Fishing, though common in Idaho, is not without regulations.…

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You’ve spent a lot of time planning out and creating the perfect outdoor space in your backyard. You entertain a lot, so it’s important to have a great space, but you don’t have to go overboard with the details to create the perfect outdoor entertaining space. Sometimes, simpler is better.

Just because your outdoor space is simple, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have to look good, or that you can’t get creative. Quite the contrary. Being creative will make the outdoor space your own, and it will look great whenever you want to just sit back and relax, or invite your friends and family over for a great outdoor dinner or party.

Simple and Creative

Entertaining outside does have its share of problems. You have to be prepared for all kinds of…

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Many people can be found traipsing across the Greenbelt on a warm afternoon. The surrounding foliage and river banks make it the perfect getaway for someone who wants to reconnect with nature, or just get some exercise. The Greenbelt is a long nature path that starts up at Lucky Peak Dam and stretches all the way through Boise and Eagle, always following the majestic Boise River. There are many off shooting paths that take visitors off in other various directions for a dynamic and enjoyable experience.

The Greenbelt, as stated above, follows the flow of the Boise River which provides visitors with much wildlife and foliage to enjoy. However, the Greenbelt also leads to dozens of city parks along its length making it easy for people enjoying…

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Why are so many people worried about their credit score? What does it matter what kind of score I have? Why should I worry about my credit? You may have asked yourself these questions at some time or another, or have struggled with a similar quandary, but what is the answer? What is credit and why is it so important?

What is credit?

Credit is not as complicated as you think. It is essentially a way for a bank to grade you on how responsible you are with money. Banks and other establishments can access a giant database with everyone’s credit score so they can know whether they can trust you enough to lend you money. Usually a credit score will be a number between 300 and 850 or so and ‘good credit’ is considered to be a score above 700 in most…

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You love older homes. They are full of charm and character, something that most modern homes don’t have. You won’t often find the fun little quirks of older architectural design in a newer home, and for many, that is the draw of buying an older home. However, when you buy an older home you might be looking at taking on some extra work. This is especially true when you decide to buy a home that isn’t move-in ready. You are going to have to do renovations first.

These are fixer upper houses, and they are popular, especially when you love older homes, and having the chance to restore a home to fit your personal style, wants, and needs. But, buying a fixer-upper can be a huge money pit. Before you know it, you’ll have easily spent far behind what…

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Ann Morrison Park is a fantastic place. It’s full of fun recreational activities and events. You can go disc golfing at the 20-hole course that sprawls across the park. There are softball fields to enjoy watching a game, or playing one of your own. You can even play cricket, or watch a game. In all, Ann Morrison Park is a beautiful place to spend your day. It’s even pet-friendly, so you can bring your dog along to enjoy the park.

However, there’s event where you’ll want to leave your dog at home. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is an annual event that provides an incredibly unique and exciting experience for people of all ages. It’s a celebration of hot air balloons, and it’s truly stunning to watch. At night, they use the burners to…

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Living in Boise, Idaho is great, and you wouldn’t trade it for anything. The city has the perfect Idaho lifestyle. It’s that wonderful fusion of outdoor recreational opportunities while still having all of the modern amenities just as close. You can bike in the foothills, and still be home in time for a nice dinner in Downtown Boise. But you haven’t seen all of Idaho until you head up north to the town of Sandpoint, Idaho.

This town sits on the 43-mile long Lake Pend Oreille and has been named the “Most Beautiful Town in America” by both Rand McNally and USA Today. Looking at pictures of Sandpoint will give you an Idaho of just how incredible this lake town is, but the pictures don’t do it justice. Don’t let the nearly eight-hour drive stop…

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Moving to a new area can be frightening, especially with all the recent reports of disasters that have flooded the media. For people living in Idaho, emergency preparedness is not a foreign idea and even in this tranquil part of the world, you need to be prepared.

NOTE: The following article is not meant to replace thorough and more in-depth emergency preparedness training. In no way do we guarantee that, by following these steps, you will not be harmed in the event of a disaster, but that you will have better luck when they occur.

Our world is constantly in motion, there are riots, epidemics, and earthquakes that shake our world almost every day—much of the time without warning. News reports may cause one to wonder things like ‘Could…

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