On The Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Feb 12, 2019
  • An Idaho funeral home comes up with a creative send-off.
  • Nampa officials scramble to scare off nuisance crows.
  • 'Girls on the Run' empowers young women.
  • Treefort adds new programs, including yoga.

- Cremation is becoming increasingly popular and an Idaho Falls funeral home has come up with a unique way to see your loved ones off. Idaho Matters speaks with Wood Funeral Home about a cremation package that breaks all the rules.

- Nampa officials have been battling an infestation of crows for years. The birds have overwhelmed the community with their noise and waste and the city has been scrambling to find a humane way of dispatching of them. Mountain West News Bureau correspondent Amanda Peacher joins Idaho Matters to discuss some of the solutions they have found. 

- Girls on the Run facilitates empowerment among girls of all ages through community service and physical exercise. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, we learn more about their activities in the Treasure Valley.

- Treefort has rolled out their 2019 schedule and there are new "forts" in addition to the new faces. Most notably, YogaFort will debut this year for Boiseans as excited by a lotus pose as they are about Liz Phair. Idaho Matters talks with Treefort organizers about the new features to this year's event.