Katherine Jones, Idaho Statesman

Katherine Jones

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Past articles by Katherine:

Midcentury modern remodeled to “neo-modern.” In other words, wow.

Todd and Laura Nelson liked their 1950s house, but it wasn't very functional. They kept the architectural style, doubled the size, changed the landscaping — and now it's really home. → Read More

Boise High dedicates its new ‘old’ gym, thanks to a bond passed by voters in 2017

Voters passed a $172.5 million bond in 2017. Boise High students have a new main gym and state of the art classrooms for music and theater. → Read More

These Boise students made 1,000 messages of hope. What they learned? Kindness comes back

Garfield Elementary School students participated in Boise’s Kindness project with origami cranes and handwritten messages. They handed out the notes in downtown to strangers → Read More

All the pomp an Idaho inauguration could want

Idahoans celebrate the new governor with the traditional Inaugural Procession and Ball in the State Capitol. → Read More

That’s a lot of jambalaya! Potato Bowl teams race to pack 40,000 meals for Idaho’s hungry.

BYU and Western Michigan football teams, who will play in Friday’s Potato Bowl, raced to pack meals for the hungry and the Idaho Foodbank. → Read More

Half empty? Half full? How about just full? Albertsons cashier makes sure you ‘choose joy’

Albertsons grocery store cashier Peter Steffens is known for his infectious laughter and happy attitude at the chain’s Vista Avenue location. He’s worked in Boise for 24 years and challenges everyone to have a great day. → Read More

Geothermal break closes portion of Downtown Boise’s Capitol Boulevard

A geothermal break has closed a portion of Downtown Boise’s Capitol Boulevard while city staff assess the situation. The closure is from Front Street to Main Street. → Read More

Tribes, Idaho political leaders join to honor opening of updated state history museum

The Idaho State Museum opened after four years of renovation at a ribbon-cutting that included Native American drum songs. All five of Idaho’s tribes helped tell their history in new exhibits. → Read More

Rural Idaho mail would suffer if Trump, feds privatize USPS, letter carriers warn

Idaho has about 2,000 U.S. Postal Service letter carriers, with about 1,100 of them serving rural routes. President Donald Trump’s proposal to privatize the USPS made some worry about the quality of rural service. → Read More

This 54-year-old Emmett woman takes Bogus Basin Road as fast as some cars — on her back

Generally labeled “crazy,” expert skateboarders and lugers use downhill roads to hone skill and speed. Bogus Basin Road is a popular choice for them in Boise. Some hit speeds of 65 mph. → Read More

Boise Muslim, Jewish and Christian kids met at camp. Guess what? They liked each other.

Boise kids from First Congregational United Church of Christ, Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, and Islamic Center of Boise attended a weeklong summer camp to learn about each other’s faiths. → Read More

It’s no surprise that in Boise, this ‘More Good’ traveler found lots of kindness

Mary Latham is traveling through all 50 states looking for stories of kindness. Idaho is her 28th state. And, no surprise, she’s found a lot here in Boise. → Read More

James Hogan was an alcoholic 111 years ago. Boiseans then called him a nuisance. Today, sympathetic Boiseans raised enough money for a proper headstone.

James Hogan was an alcoholic 111 years ago. Boiseans then called him a nuisance. Now, kind-hearted Boiseans are pitching in for a proper headstone at Morris Hill Cemetery. → Read More

'Being willing to be open': Boise High senior finds herself through power of words

She's a Jewish student, a young lesbian and a Boise High School senior. She's found herself through the power of words, through writing, through listening and asking questions. → Read More

Eagle's Field of Honor at Merrill Park has 600 flags to honor veterans past and current. It will be in place through 4 p.m. the day after Memorial Day.

The 12th annual Eagle Field of Honor is the longest consecutive running field to honor service members and veterans in the United States. It’s one of only two in Idaho (the other is in Idaho Falls), and in 25 cities throughout the United States. → Read More

8th Street footbridge closes temporarily to allow for addition to Anne Frank Memorial

8th Street footbridge temporarily closed for construction of Anne Frank Memorial outdoor classroom → Read More

Here’s your chance to fly over Boise in a B-17 bomber

The “Madras Maiden,” one of about a dozen B-17s that still fly today, will be in Boise through Sunday, April 22. Spectators are invited to watch and tour, and enthusiasts can purchase a flight over the city. → Read More

Does Hiroshima offer any wisdom for us today? Two surviving sisters reflect

Now living in Boise, Yoshie Nordling was 12 years old when Americans dropped a 9,000-pound atomic bomb on her hometown, Hiroshima. With world events raising the possibility of nuclear warfare again, she says it’s time to tell her story. → Read More

He ‘hated Latinos’ like ‘Hitler hated Jews.’ Now, he pours his heart into helping them.

Kent Johnson grew up with a hatred toward Latinos, but over his life, that wall of prejudice was torn down. Today, his Garden City, Idaho house is a showroom of carpets, and each rug he sells goes directly to fund college scholarships for young adults in Lima, Peru. → Read More

Idaho boy, 12, found his voice at the keyboard. Now he heads to Carnegie Hall.

Truman Walker, who just turned 12, is among the top 10 pianists in the country ages 11-14, says his piano teacher. In March, he'll compete to be the best nationally in his age group — and the following weekend, he’ll play at Carnegie Hall. → Read More