Claudio Berti has been named director and state geologist at the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS). Berti is responsible for working with the IGS Advisory Board to set the survey’s course and direction, leading day-to-day operational management of the survey and fostering relationships with the University of Idaho and other partner institutions, out-of...

Freshman Nick Romano probably is the only Idahoan who can say he began his Division I college football career with a Week 1 start at running back, in the presence of about 105,000 onlookers in the world’s third-largest sporting venue: Penn State’s Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. “Now you know what it’s like, the biggest stage possible,” said R...

Ray “Coach” Faraca, 88 of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away on December 23, 2018. He was born on December 8, 1930 in Kellogg, the son of Italian immigrants, Antonio and Agnes Grace (Caruso) Faraca. Ray was a lifelong resident of Kellogg and extremely well known in the community.  He graduated from Kellogg High School in 1950 and then attended the Univers...

The food is fiery — if not lava hot — at a new Italian restaurant in Eagle. Caci Wood-Fired Sicilian Grill serves up “a volcanic explosion of flavors from the cross-cultural Mediterranean influences unique to Sicily,” according to its branding. The restaurant has been active on social media in recent weeks, showing off construction and stacked fire...

Last fall, University of Idaho seniors Bernadette Beeman and Ashley Buzzini, both studying interior design and architecture, became two of the roughly 350 University of Idaho students who study abroad each year. The two said they experienced varying levels of culture shock when over seas— encountering a world much different than that of the U.S. Th...

Despite a Venetian gondola painting at the entrance and Italian music playing throughout, the new owners of Radicci Italian Bistro are low-key about their restaurant's Italian origin. "I'm only a little bit Italian," explains Danny Morey, who opened the restaurant in the former Daanen's Delicatessen location with wife Jennifer earlier this year. Ra...

Although Gambino’s is approaching its 10th anniversary in September, the staff is just as excited to serve the Palouse as they were on the restaurant’s opening day. Destiny Alvarez, a University of Idaho graduate, has worked at Gambino’s for two-and-a-half years. She said Gambino’s is the best place to relax for the price, location and good food. “...

Promuovere lo studio della lingua italiana e incoraggiare gli studenti americani a sostenere l’esame Ap di italiano. Questo l’obiettivo del Comites di San Francisco che, attraverso la Commissione lingua e cultura, ha organizzato una simulazione online del test per gli studenti residenti nella circoscrizione consolare (Northern California, Utah, Ida...

In case you hadn’t noticed, Garden City is in the midst of a renaissance. It all started a few years ago when a profusion of craft breweries and winery tasting rooms started popping up along an industrial stretch of Chinden Boulevard. There’s a palpable sense of excitement in the air about what’s going on in Boise’s closest municipality. Adding to...

Mistaken identity, misunderstandings and music were a big part in the opening of "A Comedy of Tenors" by Ken Ludwig at Westside Players. This was their first production of the 2018 season, which is their 32 season in Pocatello! They have been a big part of the history of theater in Pocatello as well as sharing a love of the craft with anyone in att...