Winding Down the Summer 

Bidding adieu to a talented crop of interns

Now that the air has been blown mostly clear of smoke, the nights are cooler and the kids are back in school, it seems we can settle in and enjoy the final weeks of summer.

In this week's edition of Boise Weekly we explore a few summery themes. BW intern Shannon Heller caps off her monthslong stint at BWHQ with a piece on the financial and cultural impact of the College of Idaho football program.

As Caldwell gears up for the season opener on Saturday, Aug. 29, C-town officials and residents look forward to another run of hometown football that brings both dollars and visitors to the little town in the western Treasure Valley.

We say goodbye to another BW intern, Justin Kirkham, with his article profiling the third annual Library Comic Con, set for Saturday, Aug. 29. Bigger and better than years past, the con is on track to attract fans of all stripes—from anime to Star Trek, Nintendo pixel art and Star Wars droid building.

Readers should also note that Wednesday, Aug. 26, marks the final Alive After Five of the season, with the Record Exchange Party featuring Greg Holden and Phases in the Grove Plaza. Find out more about the acts and plan to get down at the Grove at 5 p.m.

BW News Editor and resident Film Guru George Prentice has a rundown of the best films of 2015 (so far)—just in time to plan your summer cinema visits.

Finally, BW staff writers Harrison Berry and Jessica Murri hit up the Western Idaho Fair with $40 and the mission to eat as much weird stuff as possible. They managed to stretch their stipend across six dishes, some decadent—bacon on a stick—and others that were too much to handle—deep-fried peaches.

As summer winds down, Boise Weekly wants to thank our crop of interns, who spent much of their school vacations holed up in our windowless newsroom. Good luck and best wishes to Patty Bowen, Micah Drew, Shannon Heller, Justin Kirkham, Hannah Loveless, Emily Peters, Keleah Pinto and Sarah Rosin. Same goes to all you kids who are back in the classroom and congrats to those parents who now might have some quiet time at home.

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