Virtual Boise 

When you posititvely, absolutely have to find it online

: 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 Weekly: boiseweekly.com, @BoiseWeekly and Facebook.com/boiseweekly

Boise Subreddit: reddit.com/r/boise

The Blue Review: thebluereview.org, @ReviewBlue

Boise State Public Radio: boisestatepublicradio.org.

Politicos:

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.

Social:

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

Tweet-lebrities:

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

Culture:

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

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