Tess Goodwin

Newsroom Intern

Tess Goodwin is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. An Idaho native, Tess made her way back to Boise after graduating from the University of Utah in Spring 2019.

In Salt Lake, Tess served as a production intern on KUER's RadioWest program. In pursuit of her public radio dreams, she sold yoga pants, taught kids about dinosaurs, led thrilling tours of the Utah State Capitol, and tried her hand at latte art (with limited success).

In her free time, Tess enjoys listening to hip hop, scaring herself with true crime podcasts, and eating Flying M cookies.

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“Share the Road” is a common motto seen across Idaho, advocating for cars to share their roads with bicyclists. Eastern Idaho is dealing with a different road-sharing issue. Instead of single-speeds, these drivers are trying to avoid bigger beasts — elk, pronghorn and bison.

 

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When Robin Fehlau was planning her move to Boise eight years ago, something peculiar kept throwing off her housing search: homes in Boise County kept on showing up, all of which were miles and miles away from her office.

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Mayor Dave Bieter literally let the dogs out this Tuesday at the grand opening of Together Treasure Valley Dog Island in Ann Morrison Park.

 

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This week, Pacific Rivers and Idaho Rivers United filed a petition challenging the way power is harnessed at the Hells Canyon complex. The groups claim the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, or DEQ, did not meet requirements when they gave certification to Idaho Power.

 

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Valley Regional Transit, or VRT, is looking to increase bus fare by 50% this summer. That will raise the price of a ride from $1.00 to $1.50.

 

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With an estimated 68,000 dogs in Boise, it’s no surprise that the city is well known for its Fido-friendly community. However, only around 9,000 dogs have the licensing required by the city.

 

Craters Of The Moon National Monument

About a month after the Apollo 11 moon landing, astronauts travelled to Craters of the Moon National Monument to prepare for the next lunar expedition. Since then, the site has served as an important research hub for astronauts and scientists alike, who study rock formations and lava flows.

 

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The streets of Meridian will soon be filled with the hum and zip of electric scooters. The city recently approved an agreement allowing Bird Scooters to deploy between 100 to 150 scooters at first, but eventually 500.

 

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Experiencing homelessness puts a huge strain on people — and it’s amplified if they have any pets. That’s because Boise shelters won’t let animals inside.

 

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The project proposed by the Ada County Highway District, or ACHD, would connect two popular Boise landmarks — Camel’s Back Park and the Greenbelt. The bikeway would run between Heron Street and State Street.

 

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Lions and tigers and ... warthogs? This summer you can expect to see some new friendly — and frightening — faces at the zoo.

 

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The Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park nearly burned down last April, leaving Boiseans wondering if this city landmark would ever be the same. Doug Holloway, director of Boise Parks and Recreation, says it won’t be the same—it will be better.

 

 

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Idaho’s wet and cool start to summer has calmed some usual fears about our dangerous, dry lands. However, it may be too soon to tell how severe this year's fires may be.

 

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Summers in Boise mean scorching temperatures, late nights spent outdoors, ice cream potatoes, and —perhaps most importantly — floating the river. The Boise River opened for floating this Tuesday, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

 

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For many, wading into Independence Day traffic is a necessary evil of the holiday. This year, Idaho is expected to reach a record high of travelers over the weekend, eclipsing the numbers from 2018.

 

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This Friday, X Games spectators will be able to watch a new extreme sport that is gaining momentum in the skateboarding world.

 

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This Wednesday, the Boise State quad will host a Cultural Exchange Night featuring young leaders from more than 20 African countries.

 

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Outhouses are found at nearly every boating and fishing access point along the Salmon River. These restrooms will now be both functional and works of art.

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Unlike in previous years, anyone can enter this year’s Greenbike Race at the Twilight Criterium. The race, which takes place right before hundreds of professional cyclists race around downtown Boise on July 13, will have cash prizes for the top three finishers in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

 

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Over 100 educators will meet in Boise Thursday for the Idaho Indian Education Summit. The goal of the two-day conference is to give educators skills to incorporate students' cultural backgrounds into the classroom.


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