Boise (pronounced boy-see), the capital and largest city in the State of  Idaho, is the hub of commerce, banking and government for the state.

Located along the Boise River and nestled against foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our city offers many outdoor activities to local residents, from skiing at Bogus Basin Ski Resort to biking on the Boise River Greenbelt to boating at nearby reservoirs.   The Boise area has it all - desert, rivers, mountains and lakes for hiking, camping, kayaking, river rafting, hunting and fishing.

Many large regional, national and international companies are headquartered here, including Simplot Corporation, Boise Cascade, Albertsons, Micron Technology and Hewlett-Packard.

Boise is home to Boise State University, the state's largest university with an enrollment of over 15,000 students, as well as 34 grade schools, 9 junior high schools, and 5 high schools.

Population - City 181,711   City of Boise (APA, June 2000)
Population - MSA 403,817   (MSA - Ada & Canyon Counties)
Elevation 2,842 feet
Land Area 1,645 sq mi (Boise MSA)
Annual Precipitation 12.11 inches
Sunshine Days 234
Temperature Average  
  January 22-36 degrees F
  April 37-61 degrees F
  July 58-90 degrees F
  October 29-65 degrees F


Boise Skyline at night.

Capitol Boulevard

              Bogus Basin ski resort at night.                            Looking downtown.  

Some pictures Jason took from Tablerock. Click to enlarge.

Video of Falls near Hagerman here

We went fishing again ....just cant stop catchin' those fish!!

some video of a Sturgeon(click here to see what that is) at the hatchery here

feeding the fish here

Boise's own Kristin Armstrong gets gold!!!

(see celebration in Boise here)

Here's a funny commerical




City of

Boise weather


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