Hey there, I’m Nikki West. I have been fortunate enough to do radio in Alaska, Oregon, Arizona and Idaho over the last 15 years in just about every music genre possible. I have met insanely talented people and had some amazing adventures including skydiving, flying in an F-16 with the Thunderbirds, Hot Air Ballooning and serving the communities I have worked in. I am a mama to a sweet 9 year old boy who grew up around music and radio and is the least shy child you will ever meet. I also have an incredible 13 year old pup who we call pumpkin. I love life and do everything I can to share great music, good vibes, kindness and a little humor to everyone’s day.
Idaho’s Smiling Barn and the Story Behind it, is Sure to Brighten Your Day
The story of how this colorful smiling barn came to be is more amusing than the smile itself. It has now been smiling at Whitney Idaho residents for over 30 years.
Outselling Idaho… These States Now Sell More Homes Per Capita than Idaho
After a major housing boom the Treasure Valley and Idaho as a whole have slowed way down over the past year. Idaho is still in the top 10 of top selling states per capita but have fallen far behind from 1st place just a couple of years ago. Here is what things look like now. . .
See Evel Knievel’s Famous Idaho Snake River Rocket Jump & the Triumph in His Honor 40 Years Later
Spoiler alert, he didn't make the jump. 40 years later, another stunt man launched in a rocket and made it to the other side to honor Knievel. Check out both amazing videos
Idaho Mountain Town Named One of The Most Scenic in U.S.
A website called Yardbarker put together 13 Most Scenic U.S. Mountain Towns and our corner of the country had a big chunk of them. Most of our neighboring states each had one and a gorgeous Idaho town made the list too.
Ten Popular FREE Attractions and Things to Do and See in Boise, Idaho
There are quite a few amazing and free things to experience here in Boise. One was just named the best of the best. See the TOP 10 Free Boise attractions to explore.
Idaho National Monument Named One of the Best Stargazing Spots in the Country
We are lucky to live in a state that affords us the ability to see crystal clear, stunning night skies. Love Exploring put together a list of the best star gazing spots in the United States. Idaho and our surrounding states hit the mark quite a few times for star gazing. So where is the top spot in the gem state to see stars?
See Why Parts of Idaho Look Super Weird from Space
Readers Digest had an article that intrigued me "15 Things That Can Actually Be Seen from Space" The majority of the 15 are not in the United States, only a few are with TWO things in Idaho. Yep out of all of the massive things around the world and country - Idaho is the only state that made it on the list twice.
See Unique, Hidden and Historic Antiques at Boise’s Old Idaho Penitentiary
Even if you take the tour at the Old Pen there is a lot behind the scenes that most people will sadly never see. Boise's Old Penitentiary houses and holds historic antiques of all kinds. Some of them, like what you will see below from the locked up, employee only, captains shack has been preserved and kept close to it's original state when originally built with the old pen over 150 years ago.
Behind the Scenes and What You Didn’t See on Idaho’s Bar Rescue: Hideaway from Reality
I'm Nikki West and was one of Jon's recons on the episode. I wanted to share some behind the scenes information, what being on the show was like and parts of the experience you didn't see.
The Two Best-Selling Books Based in Idaho are Inspiring
A website called cheapism does research surveys and data analysis studies, recently one highlighted the top selling book that is based in each state. Idaho's was hugely successful and widely recognized. It quickly became a New York Times bestseller and eventually went on to become an International best seller.