Bogus Basin will host a professional fireworks show on New Year’s Day. There is no charge to watch the show, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday and will be visible from the Simplot Lodge base area.

Last weekend, I headed out for a long run that turned into a tour of several neighborhoods, a couple of city parks and a new pathway near Ten Mile Road that I hadn’t explored before.

I work next to a reporter who always has the scoop about new developments. Being the self-proclaimed “nosy” person that she is, she often looks up public records and real estate documents to see which new businesses are coming to Meridian, where she lives.

There are many joys to be had during the holiday season and plenty of ways to indulge our appetites. This could mean entertaining friends and relatives at home or dining out at one the many fabulous Treasure Valley restaurants. But whatever you do, it’s important to keep your waistline — and…