Blake Simony

Newsroom Intern

Blake Simony is a 2018 summer newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. He is currently a Boise State University undergraduate student studying Spanish language and communication with an emphasis in journalism.

 

Blake wrote for the Boise State student newspaper, The Arbiter, for a semester and continues writing for the paper occasionally. His focus now is on the student radio station, University Pulse Radio, where he was recently hired as the general manager. 

 

After studying Spanish in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Nacional in 2017, Blake is considering a career as a foreign news correspondent after he graduates in May of 2019. For now, he is continuing to learn and build up his portfolio when he’s not marching in the Blue Thunder Marching Band or riding his longboard down the Greenbelt. 

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

In December of 2015, the City of Boise shut down a tent camp for people experiencing homelessness called Cooper Court. Since then, the city has moved towards a “housing-first” model to combat homelessness and, as a result, a new housing project will open this October.

Downtown Boise Association

Boise’s 32nd annual Twilight Criterium will take over much of downtown on Saturday with about 350 cyclists expected to compete. This day-long event will bring several road closures to the area.

SalFalko / Flickr

On Tuesday, four ex-business executives from Meridian will face a magistrate judge before being sent to prison for numerous counts of fraud. This comes after four years of appeals and legal proceedings.

Todd Dvorak

On Thursday, the “Save Idaho Horse Racing” campaign delivered 50 boxes of signed petitions to the Idaho Secretary of State in an effort to get their initiative on the November ballot.

Charles Anderson / Flickr Creative Commons

Earlier this week, the U.S House of Representatives passed passed a bill allowing permit holders to kill sea lions along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in an effort to protect threatened fish populations.

 

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Valley Regional Transit just wrapped up three open houses to get public input on 10 different proposals to change bus routes in Boise. There’s still time to weigh in on the city’s mass transit system.

via Idaho Office for Refugees

Boise will celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday in the Grove Plaza by holding a naturalization ceremony for 20 refugees.

City of Boise

A City of Boise program designed to give residents more say in improving their neighborhoods is expanding to three new areas.

Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

Last week, we reported on closures on the Greenbelt due to a swelling Boise River. But even the flooding is part of a controlled process involving three dams: Lucky Peak, Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch.