Anna Webb, Idaho Statesman

Anna Webb

Idaho Statesman

Boise, ID, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

The James Castle House is done. What’s next on the city’s restoration list?

More high-profile historic properties are due for upgrades in Boise → Read More

James Castle is the most famous Boise artist you've never heard of. The city has spent three years restoring his home.

The James Castle House in Boise opens to the public Saturday, April 28. An symposium focused on the self-taught Idaho artist highlights a week of events. → Read More

These 11 artworks were inside walls of James Castle's house. This is how to see them.

The newly restored and expanded home of the late Boise artist James Castle will open to the public Saturday, April 28. Its attractions will include an exhibition of 61 works valued at $1.1 million and donated to the city. → Read More

Restored Nampa Library building will reopen in 2018

Nampa’s old library building is getting a new life as a multi-use complex in the heart of Downtown Nampa. → Read More

Boise plans a new main branch library to open in 2021

The city is reviewing architects’ bids to design a new Downtown library with hopes of breaking ground in 2019 and opening in 2021. Estimated cost is $60 to $70 million. → Read More

Crews find a long-hidden painting in the Boise High gym

The 1936 Boise High School gym is undergoing a renovation. Crews found a painted surprise behind an old trophy case. → Read More

Garden City school book and supply store to close

Idaho Book and School Supply in Garden City is closing after 45 years. Its owner, John Kirtland, died Nov. 26. → Read More

CVS Pharmacy permit denied by Boise P&Z

Boise P&Z Commission denies CVS Pharmacy conditional use permit Dec. 4, 2017 after 50 people sign up to testify against the proposal for State Street. → Read More

Battle heats up over proposed CVS store on State Street

CVS wants to build a pharmacy at State and 16th streets. Neighbors and residents are split on whether that’s good for the neighborhood. → Read More

Boise decides monument is potentially controversial

City leaders decided the wording on a historic monument was potentially offensive, so the Boise Metro Rotary Club seeks a replacement for a new pocket park. → Read More

Boise State’s Bob Kustra, who transformed campus, to retire

Boise State President Bob Kustra to retire June 2018. Education advocate is known for slicing through red tape, raising the Idaho school’s profile. → Read More

Boise man finds hundreds of ammo boxes in his walls

Colby Patchin made a big discovery when he tore down an old building in Garden City, hundreds of empty ammo boxes that may date to World War II or Korea. → Read More

Longtime Hyde Park business Certified Rug Cleaners to close

Certified Inc. Rug & Furniture Cleaners will close its doors this fall after 67 years in business. Its owner Jerry Dunne is retiring. → Read More

What is Mormonism? A Q&A as the Meridian, Idaho, temple opens

Which matters more, the Bible or the Book of Mormon? Do Mormons get their own planet when they die? A Q&A as the Meridian, Idaho, Temple prepares to open. → Read More

Expert gives an update on Boise's sequoia

Tree expert David Cox oversaw the move of the biggest sequoia in Boise four months ago. Cox visited Boise this week to check on the tree and share updates about how it’s doing. → Read More

The city plans new LED lighting, upgrades for 8th Street in Boise

Boise city leaders want to transform 8th Street into an even more lively thoroughfare. Planned improvements include light installations and decorative crosswalks. → Read More

Meridian man builds model of LDS Temple out of LEGO

Ryan Thompson, a Meridian engineer, spent 80 hours designing and building an exact scale model of the new Meridian Temple just opened by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. → Read More

Idaho's first medical school gears up for thousands of applicants

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine will welcome its first class in fall 2018. Construction progresses; medical residencies still a question. → Read More

New sports field will increase Boise High's practice space

Boise High School is getting an expanded playing field on district property on Fort Street. The field will be ready for use in summer 2018 → Read More

Sustainable Boise living drives Downtown redevelopment

Boise city leaders welcome the public to visit the Central Addition LIV District north of Julia Davis Park at a special event Oct. 12. The neighborhood is a conscious attempt to grow a green and vibrant place. → Read More