Local news. Locally owned.

Note from the publisher: BoiseDev’s content is free – today and always. Your support makes it possible

Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
COVID-19 Idaho

As we near almost a month since the COVID-19 pandemic started to impact Idaho, I wanted to step back and say thank you.

Thank you to our readers. Thank you to our sponsors. Thank you to our BoiseDev FIRST members.

In the past few weeks, BoiseDev provided nearly 70 stories on COVID-19. Every single one of them free, without a paywall. But that’s not a special policy: Our stories are always free.

Here’s why: It’s important that a community has vital information on what is happening around them. Sometimes it’s a new restaurant. Sometimes it’s a controversial project. And sometimes it is a global pandemic that is reshaping our culture, society, businesses and infrastructure.

We have worked hard to let you know which local restaurants you can support. We launched Do Something Good to guide you to ways to give back. We helped people (more than 60,000 readers) navigate the Stay at Home Order. We’ve highlighted amazing community projects. We even provided ideas on how to bust weekend boredom.

- Story continues below ads -
The Sundance Company
Fast in the Morning Wild 101

BoiseDev is the only commercial news outlet in the area that is owned locally. The only one. When an advertiser supports this site or a new member signs up – the dollars stay here. We believe deeply in this community. We highlight local businesses. We feature local restaurants. We listen to the concerns of our readers and bring them the stories they want.

BoiseDev is local news, locally owned. It’s pretty simple. It keeps our focus tightly where it belongs. No national news, no filler stories. Just news that matters.

[Notebook: Everything changed in March. Except Idaho’s spirit]

We don’t have a paywall because even folks who aren’t in a position to pay (especially now) deserve to know what’s happening. It’s critical.

And we’ve worked hard to build a business model that makes that possible.

It happens because of member support. Hundreds of Idahoans get our daily email newsletter filled with information and scoops. You can also make a direct contribution if membership doesn’t fit your budget.

It also happens because of strong local sponsors who believe in this service. SERVPRO of Boise, Thornton Oliver Keller, Idaho Central Credit Union, Saltzer Health, the Idaho AGC and Holland and Hart. When you support these businesses, you support BoiseDev.

You can see our membership options here.

Love our stories? Get them delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. Plus, support BoiseDev's independent journalism.

Popular

You asked: What’s the status of the new WinCo at Chinden and Linder in Meridian?

It's a big project that will add a major grocery destination to North Meridian. But when will construction start? It's...

Local gyms posting they might have to close. What the health department says

You might have seen pleas from gyms across Ada County asking customers to tell the local board of health not to shut...

Related

BoiseDev awarded grant to cover hard-hit Idaho tourism economies

I wanted to share some news with you about BoiseDev. Today, the Local Media Association and the Facebook Journalism...

A note from Don: BoiseDev will keep covering the news you need in unprecedented times

Friends - What an extraordinary week it has been. Last Thursday, I wrote my first story related to...
SERVPRO of Boise

Latest

Want a Twinkie with your workout? New product from Boise’s BodyBuilding.com to blend supplements and snack food

Boise's BodyBuilding.com signed an agreement with Hostess Brands to bring the taste of Twinkies to protein powder mixes. The...

You asked: What’s the status of the new WinCo at Chinden and Linder in Meridian?

It's a big project that will add a major grocery destination to North Meridian. But when will construction start? It's...

Local gyms posting they might have to close. What the health department says

You might have seen pleas from gyms across Ada County asking customers to tell the local board of health not to shut...

‘Moral dilemma:’ How one Idaho rafting company dealt with the pandemic

Co-owners Lauren and Chris Demo, of Salmon Raft in McCall, faced one of the biggest decisions for their business and the greater...

Boise Schools unblocks Twitter users after records request, complaint

The Boise School District blocked more than 30 accounts on Twitter, an apparent violation of First Amendment rights.

Note from Don: BoiseDev to add Margaret Carmel to report on a changing Boise and Treasure Valley

I’m pleased to welcome Margaret Carmel to the BoiseDev team, starting August 24th. Margaret covers the City of Boise...