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June 12, 2023
Kris Komori
  • In the time leading up to the awards ceremony, Komori and the downtown Boise restaurant he co-owns, KIN, were featured. He and his partner took the restaurant's staff with them to the awards show. (KTVB/Idaho Press)
  • There was another College of Idaho connection to the James Beard Awards - Ricardo '12 and Katy '13 Osuna also earned an award. Their podcast, Copper & Heat, received an award in the "Audio Programming" category. It is the second Beard award for the Osunas. (
  • Funding provided by the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act is running out and, as those COVID pandemic resources run out, evictions could rise in western Idaho. Ali Rabe '10, a member of the College's Board of Trustees, is the Executive Director of the non-profit agency Jesse Tree, which helps people combat evictions and homelessness. She says the time to invest in prevention is now. (KBSX Radio)
  • Dr. Anne Blackhurst earned her Master’s degree in Guidance Counseling from the College in 1987, and is retiring after 10 years of being president of Minnesota State University Moorhead. (The FM Extra)
  • Jen Schneider '96 and sophomore Rakeb Abraham Jebessa joined Holly Cook '14 on the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce's Higher Education series in May. (Boise Metro Chamber)
  • Students and faculty from the College making an impact in the real world - McKay Cunningham and three of his student researchers sat on a panel recently to discuss the history of racial housing discrimination in Idaho. (KBSX Radio)
  • The city of Nyssa, Oregon, is renaming a park in its community to honor former College Campus Safety officer Corporal Joe Johnson, who died in the line of duty earlier this year. (KIVI-TV)
  • Melanie Dawson, an upcoming senior at The College of Idaho, earned a 2023 summer Congressional internship with the Victory Institute. (
Haley Loffer
  • Senior Haley Loffer wrapped up her softball career at the College with quite the trifecta - earning Cascade Conference Player of the Year honors and NFCA All-American recognition as well as being named the NAIA Softball Player of the Year. She led the Yotes in eight offensive categories, including batting average, hits, and home runs. (KTVB-TV, Couer d'Alene Press)