Student dies in car accident 11.29.2011

A University of Idaho freshman and member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority died Nov. 20 from injuries sustained in a car accident the day before when traveling south of Smith’s Ferry in Idaho.

Private donors increase margin of excellence 11.29.2011

The average performance rates of the University of Idaho Foundation Inc. in the past three years places it in the top 5 percent of national institutional foundations, said Nancy McDaniel, executive director of the foundation.

MOSS-Idaho hosts North Pole trek, first responder courses 11.29.2011

As colder weather sets in outdoor enthusiasts are trading hiking boots for snowshoes. This year the University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School is hosting a free snowshoe orientation activity for all ages called “Trek to the North Pole.”

Know your data use 11.29.2011

Thirty eight percent of cell phone users have smartphones, according to a study published in August by, and the number is predicted to increase to 58 percent by 2015.

Honoring leadership 11.29.2011

Myrn Gosse of New Plymouth, Idaho, has led her Rawhide 4-H group for almost 40 years, and was inducted into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame in November.

Blue buyers beware 11.29.2011

Blue parking pass holders at the University of Idaho might have a harder time finding parking in the 2012-2013 school year if Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) proposed changes are passed.

Bards to Basketball 11.29.2011

University of Idaho English professors, professional basketball players and published authors faced off on the Memorial Gym basketball court Nov. 15 as a diverse community gathered in support of the new American Indian Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing at UI to have “serious fun for a serious cause.”

Break and bye much needed 11.29.2011

The good news is the Vandals didn’t lose Saturday — but they didn’t win, either.

Cowan left off Ray Guy list 11.29.2011

Even though Bobby Cowan has the second-most punts, punting yards and third-best punting average in the nation, it was not good enough to be named a finalist for the Ray Guy award.

Geiger’s 23 propel Vandals to victory 11.29.2011

The Idaho men’s basketball team utilized an early lead to come out on the winning side of a 76-67 contest with Big Sky opponent Montana State Saturday in Memorial Gym.

Idaho snaps losing streak 11.29.2011

The Idaho women’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday with its defeat of Morehead State 71-45 at the New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament.

Not enough 11.29.2011

The Vandal volleyball team entered the WAC tournament with momentum, but came to a halt as Idaho fell to New Mexico State in straight sets in the semifinal match Nov. 22.

The fan’s love/hate relationship with Tarvaris Jackson 11.29.2011

The record should speak for itself. In 10 games starting for the Seattle Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson is 4-6. He has tossed more interceptions (12) than touchdowns (9). His quarterback rating is a mediocre 72.8, for those following at home that puts him at No. 28 in the NFL.

Art or vandalism 11.29.2011

Graffiti is an act of vandalism, but has become recognized as a legitimate art form by many people. Street artist Banksy has been made famous by his highly recognizable political pieces, which now sell second-hand for upward of $300,000.

MADD Idaho supports impaired driving emphasis 11.29.2011

With the holidays approaching fast, it’s anticipated that area law enforcement agencies will emphasize impaired driving patrols. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Idaho supports law enforcement efforts to identify and remove impaired drivers from the roads. Too many North Idaho residents are victims of impaired driving crashes. North Idaho’s 10 counties had 437 impaired driving […]

Off the Cuff 11.29.11 11.29.2011

Sleeping There is something truly fantastic about sleeping in until noon 10 days in a row. — Jens

Preventive care matters for women 11.29.2011

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to require new insurance plans to cover birth control with no co-pays is currently being attacked.

Tower Heist 11.23.2011

This week, Jens Olson and Joseph Engle take a look at the new comedy, “Tower Heist.”

In Time 11.23.2011

This week, Joseph Engle and Jens Olson take a look at the new film, “In Time”