Wedding Dress Barter + Whistleblower Settlement + Gamers Love

As we head into the weekend, the Boise Daily is here for you. If your daughter has an upcoming wedding and you no longer need that fifth wheel under the canopy, read on. A dog is recovering after being shot by a party believing a malamute is a wolf and a former state employee has settled on her whistleblower lawsuit. Enjoy the weekend and look in your mailbox tomorrow for more Boise Daily.

Taking a look at the weather today:

  • Friday: Clear throughout the day. Temps: High of 96° & low of 63°

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The weekend forecast is calling for warm weather-good time to find a fountain. John L. Braese/Patch Photo AgencyPatch Pick: A family packing trip turned ugly when the family dog was shot twice because she was mistaken for a wolf by another party. The Alaskan malamute survived and Tristan Lewis of KTVB speaks with the dog’s owner. (KTVB)

Here are the top 5 stories for today:

1. Gamers love Boise according to KIDO’s Jen Austin. In America, Boise now ranks #69 in the list of the Top 100 gaming cities. (KIDO)

2. The western United States is dry and hot this summer and Idaho is no exception. Recent reports show 98.8% of the state is experiencing some form of drought. KTVB staff bring a video showing how bad some of the west is during this early summer. (KTVB)

3. Do you possibly have a camper not really using, but do have upcoming nuptials? Marco with liteonline reports a Boise woman is looking to trade her wedding dress for an RV. The unused dress, valued at $3,700 can be obtained for a camper at least 27 feet in length. (liteonline)

4. We go to our friends at BoiseDev for the next story. Don Day reports the Capital City Development Corp. voted to spend at least $879,000 to build six transit stations along Main Street and Fairview Ave. in the west Downtown Boise area. The structures will push the project substantially over the projected budget. (BoiseDev)

5. A former employee of the State Department of Education has settled a whistleblower lawsuit for $150,000 as reported by Semi Edge of IdahoEdNews. A copy of the full complaint against the state is included in the story. (IdahoEdNews)

Boise Fact of the Day: The average wedding cost in 2020 was $15,209 and Boise ID – (County) ranks 2075 out of 3109 Counties in average wedding cost.

Boise Community Calendar:

– The Williamson Family will be opening our cherry orchards to the public for two weekends starting on Friday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and pick a bucket, or two, of these sweet and juicy gems. The Williamson family will be on hand to help guide you on where to go, what to look for in the perfect cherry and how to pick. From there visitors can wander through the trees while picking cherries and enjoying a piece of farm life! Please head over to the website ( ) for all the information on availability, pricing, and event guidelines. Cherries available while supplies last.

– The Fire&Ice Pottery Studio is holding a Kids Night Out Glow Party starting at 5 p.m. This event is great for craft-minded kids, or for parents who just need a night out to themselves (drop the kiddos and go have fun!)! Pizza, drinks, games, and glow-in-the-dark painting activities for kids of all skill levels. This is best for ages 6-15.

Surel’s Place and The Greenbelt Market are partnering to present “Friday Night Art at the Greenbelt Market” each week from 5pm – 7pm through October 15th. Come enjoy a glass of wine on the patio and meet a local artist or maker sharing their work. A wide array of styles and materials will be represented including paintings, photography, woodworking, jewelry, assemblage, metal, prints, and cards.

– The upcoming weekend marks the Emmett Cherry Festival. Take a drive over the hill and visit Boise’s neighbor and be sure to include the Children’s Parade taking place on Friday starting at 5:30 p.m.

There is so much to do this weekend with the Boise River open for tubing and the Cherry Festival on tap. Enjoy the weekend.

– John

About me: With the growth of collegiate sports, I miss the old University of Idaho/Boise State University rivalries. Parents today miss the joy of having the house invaded by six or seven college students, home for the weekend and the game.