Category Archives: Blog – Paul J

Catching up with BSU Basketball

Catching up with BSU Basketball

The 2007-2008 Boise State basketball team held its 10th annual reunion this past weekend in Boise. The squad which won a record 25 games and the WAC tournament, and went to the NCAA Tournament looked fit and ready to play. This team has special meaning to me because its NCAA tournament game in Birmingham, Alabama…MORE

Memorial Day growing up

Memorial Day growing up

Memorial Day was my favorite holiday when I was a youngster growing up in Illinois. It was a long weekend full of relatives, great food, and, of course, The Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Memorial Day marked the first family reunion of the summer. Family reunions used to be a big deal all those years ago.…MORE

Proud of my Mom!

Proud of my Mom!

It is always strange for me to celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is more with my wife as the mother of my child than my actual mother, who has been dead for more than 40 years. My wife’s mom is still here, so the day usually starts with brunch. My mom was somewhat of a…MORE

The first Saturday in May used to be special.

The first Saturday in May used to be special.

The first Saturday in May is the most important day of the year for American Horse Racing. It is the day the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in the Triple Crown, is run. The race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky features the top 20 three year olds in the world running for the first…MORE

Band Shell Nostalgia

Band Shell Nostalgia

I was saddened to hear of the fire at the Gene Harris Band Shell  at Julia Davis Park in Boise. I don’t frequent the band shell much, except for the annual Fourth of July picnic.  In my youth, however, band shells were a big thing. Every Thursday in the summer time in Freeport, Illinois, the…MORE

Survey Says!

Survey Says!

Not sure I trust surveys anymore after I read one this morning that said the five best states in which to retire are New Hampshire, Colorado, Maine, Iowa and MinnesotaMORE

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

It takes a Winter like the present one to make one appreciate the Winters we usually have here in Southwestern IdahoMORE

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Marijuana in Idaho – Part 4 – What is legal in other states?

Marijuana in Idaho – Part 4 – What is legal in other states?

  This week, we’ve learned that cannabidiol — or C-B-D — can come from two sources, marijuana and hemp, both of which come from the same plant, but the hemp variety has no T-H-C. _______________________________________________________________ [In Idaho, hemp-based C-B-D is apparently legal, but the marijuana-based version is not, even though federal law allows up to…

Marijuana in Idaho – Part 3 – Why is CBD Oil not being sold in Idaho?

Marijuana in Idaho – Part 3 – Why is CBD Oil not being sold in Idaho?

  We learned Tuesday that zero-T-H-C cannabadiol — or C-B-D — is apparently legal in Idaho. So why aren’t there more stores selling it? The legal status of Cannabidiol — or CBD — has been a hot issue in the Idaho legislature since it nearly happened in 20-15.  Jay Howell reports.