Boise, Idaho

Spanning 80.05 sq mi, Boise is the capital of the state of Idaho. In the 2010 Census, Boise was the 99th largest city in the nation at an population of 205,671.

According to the story, Boise got its name from a French-speaking guide who, overwhelmed by the sight of the verdant river, cried out “Les bois! Les bois!” (“The wood! The wood!”).

Boise’s climate has been described as semi-arid, with four distinct seasons. Winters are moderately cold, and summers are moderately warm. To everyone’s surprise, Boise’s Spring and Fall are mild.

There are many courthouses in Boise, Idaho:

United States Government: Federal Courthouse
550 W Fort St # 400
Boise, ID
(208) 334-1361

Ada County Clerks Office
200 W Front St
Boise, ID
(208) 287-6900

Ada County Juvenile Court Services
6300 Denton St
Boise, ID
(208) 577-4800

Ada County Drug Court
200 W Front St #220A
Boise, ID
(208) 287-7670

Ada County Courthouse
200 W Front St
Boise, ID
(208) 287-7080

Ada County Juvenile Court Services
400 N Benjamin Ln # 103
Boise, ID
(208) 287-5600

Chief Justice Supreme Court
451 W State St
Boise, ID
(208) 334-2210

A large Basque festival known as Jaialdi is held once every five years. On the first Thursday of each month, a gallery stroll known as First Thursday is hosted in the city’s core business district by the Downtown Boise Association. An extensive urban trail system called the Boise River Greenbelt runs along the river. The Boise River itself is a common destination for fishing, swimming and rafting.

Professional sports teams in Boise include the Boise Hawks of the short-season Class A Northwest League (minor league baseball), the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL (minor league hockey), the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League (minor league basketball), and the Treasure Valley Spartans (semi-pro football) of the (Rocky Mountain Football League).