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. -Until recently, you could hear Nikki on our sister station, 104.3 Wow Country before making the switch to Mix 106. Listen to Nikki talk about her adventures and other great local tidbits every weekday from 2PM to 7PM. AFTERNOONS – 2 PM-7 PM
Idaho Was One of the First Areas in U.S. Inhabited by Humans
Idaho has some rich history. The famous Louis and Clark Oregon Trail runs right through the state. The gem state is sprinkled with ghost towns that once were bustling communities during the gold rush. Did you know that Idaho is one of the first areas of land inhabited in the U.S.?
Who is Idaho’s Most Notorious Criminal?
For decades Boise Idaho housed some of the most violent, vicious, and downright scary criminals in the country. Horrific humans came from all over the world to serve their time at the Old Penitentiary. So who is Idaho's worst?
The Shady Story of How “Idaho” Got its Name
The word "Idaho" was originally going to be the name for what is now Colorado but when Congress found out about the deception they changed their minds last minute, but years later the word "Idaho" came up again.
The Most Haunted Hotel in Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and Washington
Said to be haunted by both former guests and employees, these hotels are for the thrill-seekers looking to hunt ghosts on their vacations. Here I have highlighted the most haunted hotel in Idaho as well as our surrounding states: Utah, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and Washington. Just in case you are a scream chaser and want to take a road trip to check out all of the top haunted hotels.
5 Times Animals Made Crazy History in Idaho
I love animals but am also cautiously respectful because let's face it, they can be downright scary at times and cause all kinds of trouble for humans. Beavers, Lions, Tigers, Bees, Mountain Lions and snakes have all made national headlines over the years because of what happened here in Idaho.
The Village at Meridian Has a Dazzling Vegas Style Water & Light Show
I did a little research and discovered that the company that constructed the fountain and light show at the Village at Meridian also created some spectacular water show features around the world.
Explore Idaho’s Atlantis, The Ghost Town Now Underwater
You wouldn't know it today, but hidden in the depths of Roosevelt Lake are the remnants of an old mining town of the same name.
Idaho’s Deadliest Creatures, Big and Little
Idaho is full and lush with wildlife, but that also means there are some not so nice and downright scary creatures big and small that could seriously harm, or even kill someone. Let's start with the big ones then get down to the creepy crawlies...
Idaho’s Biggest Home is Massive and Stunning [Gallery]
See incredible photos of the largest house in Idaho and the story behind how it came to be.
Talented Idahoans Who Got National Attention on Contestant Shows
We have a lot of talent here in the gem state. Idaho is home to some incredible singers who have hit some of the biggest stages and performed in front of millions of people watching at home. Here are some of the top Idaho contestants from American Idol and The Voice.
Idaho Billionaire Buys Up Hawaii, Locals Not Thrilled
Idaho's richest man has bought up well over 2,000 acres of Hawaii, mostly on Kauai. See what his plans are for the land and how locals are responding.
Five Things Said in Idaho but Nowhere Else
Idaho has it's own lingo. You may not even be able to think of anything that seems strange in your every day conversations but there are a few things here that would make people from other states raise an eyebrow.