: Keeping tabs on the City of Trees is easier than ever. With a few flicks of a finger across a smartphone screen, any visitor can pull up a host of things to do, make friends and navigate the city.
: But it has become harder to sift through all the noise when even grandma has Instagram. In an effort to provide only the most informative channels, we've assembled a list of preeminent websites, Twitter users and Facebook pages, so you can keep those timelines, feeds and browsers free from clutter.
Stay in the know:
Start with Idaho's news outlets, which cover the best in arts, entertainment, sports and the latest breaking headlines.
Boise Subreddit: reddit.com/r/boise
The Blue Review: thebluereview.org, @ReviewBlue
Boise State Public Radio: boisestatepublicradio.org.
Find Idaho's politicians, from Boise Mayor Dave Bieter to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, on an array of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and the occasional YouTube update. U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo even joined Instagram. Follow by-the-minute breakdowns from Idaho's political reporters or the legislators themselves.
Betsy Russell, with The Spokesman-Review's Eye on Boise Blog: spokesmanreview.com/eyeonboise
Melissa Davlin's blog: melissadavlin.blogspot.com.
Kevin Richert and Idaho ED News: idahoednews.org.
If politics aren't your style, get connected with like-minded individuals through the city's civic and outdoors organizations. Volunteer, find work or mingle with your Boise peers.
Boise Young Professionals: boiseyp.org.
Boise Active Singles: meetup.com/BoiseActiveSingles
Idaho Hiking Club: idahohikingclub.com
Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association: swimba.org
New to Twitter and confronting an empty feed? Follow these local luminaries for funny, witty updates.
Albert Ma: @albear
Leigh Ann Dufurrena: @lilivonshtupp
JJ Saldana: @jjsaldana
Jess Flynn: @jessflynn
Emily Walton: @walton_emily
Duck Club Presents: theduckclub.com
Neurolux Message Board: neurolux.com
The Exposition: expositionmag.com
Here Comes the Dump Truck music blog: herecomesthedumptruck.blogspot.com
Stay Weird Boise: stayweirdboise.com