I am just going to talk about the general sports. Of course people in Boise are all about the Broncos, which is the Boise State University team. They have lost of sports including footbal, which is real big, soccer, wrestling, gymnastics among others!!!!
Old Ada County Courthouse
The old Ada County Courthouse, near the state capitol, is an interesting building. Completed in 1939, it is a striking art deco structure, unusual in Boise. It was being used as state offices during the capitol renovation. However, the building itself has been of uncertain status the last several years and when I was there, there was some construction going on. I don't know the status of it and neither did people I asked when in Boise.
Further down 8th street turns into what is essentially a redevelopment project created by the city. Considerable demolition must have occured within this part of old Boise, but fortunately the new work is quite pleasant are acceptable architecturally. There's a paving stone street lined by trees that's closed to vehicle traffic. The Grove itself is a paving stone plaza area centered by a fountain and circled by trees. Several old public fountains were saved and placed here, and there is a modern bronze statue dedicated to the youth of old Boise that perhaps once played in this area. There are several good restaurants and many fine shops in this area.
Boss Boise - Home of the Brave
My home town , suppose I owe it at least some recognition for having had some influence upon my later fate.
Boise High School is one of four public senior high schools in the City of Boise. It is the oldest of the four and is located near the downtown core. Boise High School is a three year comprehensive public senior high school with a current co-educational enrollment of approximately 1,100 students.
Boise, Idaho is the state capital and the county seat of Ada County.
First constructed in 1906, neo-classical Boise High School has served four generations of students. The oldest of the city’s five public high schools, Boise High’s downtown location has made it easy for children from several neighborhoods, including the historic North End, to walk to and from school and other downtown activities, ensuring a lively community atmosphere.
In the 1990s, however, a lack of parking and recreational space, coupled with aging systems, threatened the future of Boise High. Worried that their school would be either vacated or destroyed, members of the community helped create a plan to infuse the historic structure with up-to-date capabilities. They worked with architects, city officials, and the school board to create a plan that added features like a state-of-the-art media center and classroom technology. This effort also kept Boise High connected with its neighborhood: students who could not walk to school were provided with free bus passes from the city, and the YMCA across the street began sharing its recreational space.
Boise High School's new state-of-the-art theater.
The community’s efforts have been rewarded. Since the renovation, student performance has increased, as has job satisfaction among the teachers. The integrity of the neighborhood has remained intact, and downtown Boise continues to be a vibrant place. As more districts consider abandoning historic buildings for new schools in the suburbs, the educational and community success of places like Boise High School illustrates that new doesn’t necessarily mean better, and old doesn’t need to be outdated.