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I've been on the air in the Treasure Valley since 2009, and I love hanging out with ya! We chat about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, pop culture news, kids, and other things that present huge challenges. Like online dating. Oh my goodness. Dating on the apps is time consuming, but if we try to meet someone in person it's stalkery and creepy, so we forge ahead. I was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska with one stop light, a court house, three churches, and a bar. I'm a Cornhusker, and graduated with a Broadcasting degree from the University of Nebraska, and then worked all over the country in radio. When I'm not working, I'm usually running. I try to run between 6 and 9 miles a day because I love that runners high! I try to eat clean too. I love shopping, going out for salmon and wine, seeing live music and comedy, and listening to all kinds of music. I've got three daughters, and that means I'm an Uber mom, taking them to gymnastics, karate, softball, or whatever is in season. They always crack me up and ask odd questions, and give the best hugs and make me realize what's important in life. Feel free to connect via email anytime using the form here on the website. I love hearing from you!
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Boise Movie Prices Hit a Record High

The cost of a movie ticket varies of course, depending on the time of day that you go and whether it's showing on a premium screen like an IMAX. But overall, the price to see a flick is going up at Edwards Boise 22 and Village Cinema in Meridian.

Here's how much cash you should have in your wallet for that movie date this weekend.  

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There Are Three Things We Shouldn’t Buy Generic

If you're like me, weekends include a trip to Albertson's to stock up.

Good news...If you came home with an SUV full of a mix of name-brand things and generics, you probably did it right.

There are some things we should buy generic and some things we shouldn't, and there's a key to telling the difference.

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Boise Kids Get to Meet an Olympic Athlete

Kristin Armstrong was back in town Saturday night for the 30th annual Twilight Criterium, and the kids that turned out to meet her will also be seeing her on TV next month competing in the Olympic games.

Football, baseball, basketball, and soccer seem to be the biggest, most popular sports i the US, but the Olympics inspire kids to stick with whatever sport they love and feel drawn to.  And Kristin plays a big role in that in Idaho.

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Idaho Colleges Aren’t The Best Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?! We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Idaho schools worth the money?  

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Boise State Uses Twitter to Inspire Players

It's almost practice time for college football teams, and the first game is only about six weeks away.  Finally! We've all been having football withdrawals.

We rarely see the day-to-day, behind the scenes work that the players put in, but we've got a glimpse here of the things the Broncos' use for daily social media inspiration.  

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A Boise Vigil Tonight Will Honor Police

After the Dallas police shootings last week, many of us are looking for ways to reach out and do something, and show support for our own officers right here in the Treasure Valley.  A vigil tonight in Boise gives us that opportunity.

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