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Winding Down the SummerNow that the air has been blown mostly clear of smoke, the nights are cooler an
Winding Down the Summer
Boise Weekly / Posted yesterday
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... Read more
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Where There's SmokeThe maps only tell part of the story. You can see Idaho burning from space, and
Where There's Smoke
Boise Weekly / Posted yesterday
The maps only tell part of the story. You can see Idaho burning from space, and the National Interagency Fire Center reveals the majority of the nation's wildfires are burning in the Northwest United States. However, the personal loss shadows all... Read more
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No CompromiseBen Otto said he wasn't surprised. The Idaho Conservation League's go-to expert
No Compromise
Boise Weekly / Posted yesterday
Ben Otto said he wasn't surprised. The Idaho Conservation League's go-to expert on alternative energy projects—and particularly the legal wrangling it takes to make large-scale solar energy production a reality—Otto was frustrated, but not exactly... Read more
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James Bright and Fernanda BrendefurLife is full of firsts, and Aug. 24 was a particularly important first for Dr.
James Bright and Fernanda Brendefur
Boise Weekly / Posted yesterday
Life is full of firsts, and Aug. 24 was a particularly important first for Dr. Fernanda Brendefur and James Bright. After 13 years of teaching and six years of administrative experience, Brendefur is the new principal at Whittier Elementary.... Read more
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Deep-Fried Peaches, Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs and MoreTheir mission was simple. Boise Weekly staff writers Harrison Berry and Jessica
Deep-Fried Peaches, Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs and More
Boise Weekly / Posted yesterday
Their mission was simple. Boise Weekly staff writers Harrison Berry and Jessica Murri were given $40 and sent to the Western Idaho Fair, open now through Sunday, Aug. 30. They walked past booths offering airbrush tattoos, rhinestone encrusted cowboy... Read more
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College of Idaho Football Gives Caldwell Even 'More to Offer'The city of Caldwell's motto is "More to Offer," and the College of Idaho Coyot
College of Idaho Football Gives Caldwell Even 'More to Offer'
Boise Weekly / Posted yesterday
The city of Caldwell's motto is "More to Offer," and the College of Idaho Coyotes are living up to it in a big way. In 2014, the College of Idaho reintroduced football to its Caldwell campus and for the first time in nearly 40 years, the Boise State... Read more
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Back to School and Back to the Voters for Levy ApprovalsAs hundreds of thousands of Idaho K-12 students and educators begin another sch
Back to School and Back to the Voters for Levy Approvals
Boise Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
As hundreds of thousands of Idaho K-12 students and educators begin another school year, a few Gem State school districts are again faced with the uncomfortable task of turning to voters to help them pay the bills and maintain what they say are... Read more
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#DadMightCry: Boise Welcomes Back 25,000+ StudentsThe alarm clock rang a bit earlier in thousands of Boise households this mornin
#DadMightCry: Boise Welcomes Back 25,000+ Students
Boise Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
The alarm clock rang a bit earlier in thousands of Boise households this morning as the Boise Independent School District rang the bell on its 2015-2016 school year. More than 25,000 students were welcomed in the district's six high schools, eight... Read more
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Meridian Deli Tries the 'Pay-What-You-Can' ModelThe idea of paying what you can in restaurants is becoming a bit more common ac
Meridian Deli Tries the 'Pay-What-You-Can' Model
Boise Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
The idea of paying what you can in restaurants is becoming a bit more common across the nation and, in a select number of instances, the Treasure Valley. But what is viable for some, may not work for others. This past May, Cameron McCown, owner of... Read more
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Idaho Public Utilities Commission Sides With Idaho Power, Dramatically Reducing Terms of Solar ContractsIn a blow to environmentalists, alternative energy advocates and the dozens of
Idaho Public Utilities Commission Sides With Idaho Power, Dramatically Reducing Terms of Solar Contracts
Boise Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
In a blow to environmentalists, alternative energy advocates and the dozens of Idahoans who testified in favor of longer contracts for solar energy producers, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission today granted a request from Idaho Power, PacifiCorp... Read more
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Somebody LiedThe ruling was blistering. Writing how the evidence was "clear and convincing,"
Somebody Lied
Boise Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The ruling was blistering. Writing how the evidence was "clear and convincing," U.S. District Judge David Carter slapped the state of Idaho with sanctions Aug. 11 in the wake of an alleged cover-up at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. During... Read more
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Matthew Hayward and Jenna CarpenterThe Music Man may well be the consummate American musical. There is hardly a ma
Matthew Hayward and Jenna Carpenter
Boise Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The Music Man may well be the consummate American musical. There is hardly a marching band in the country without "76 Trombones" in its repertoire. "Goodnight My Someone" is a classic lullaby, "Till There Was You" was included on two albums recorded... Read more
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Fired UpI recently spent the 45-minute flight from Boise to Spokane, Wash., staring out
Fired Up
Boise Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
I recently spent the 45-minute flight from Boise to Spokane, Wash., staring out the window of a Southwest 737 into a brown haze. I think I saw the ground maybe three times—including at takeoff and landing. They say the Northwest is on fire, and... Read more
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Dear Ms. YbarraThe letter had been written, but Renae Bafus had second thoughts about sending
Dear Ms. Ybarra
Boise Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The letter had been written, but Renae Bafus had second thoughts about sending it. That is, until she received a goodbye email from a fellow teacher at north-central Idaho's Troy Junior-Senior High School. Bafus' colleague had lost her job and would... Read more
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Alive After Five: The Ravenna ColtFor the past couple of years, the lineup for Alive After Five each week has bee
Alive After Five: The Ravenna Colt
Boise Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
For the past couple of years, the lineup for Alive After Five each week has been a local band opening for a national (or even international) act. This year, amid the dust and plastic fencing surrounding the construction of the massive City Center... Read more
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Paula EkinsIt was a near-perfect summer day in Boise. Temperature: 87 degrees. Parents: sm
Paula Ekins
Boise Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
It was a near-perfect summer day in Boise. Temperature: 87 degrees. Parents: smiling. Kids: laughing. The water: crystal clear. The backdrop at Ivywild Pool in southeast Boise was ideal for a conversation with , aquatics coordinator for... Read more
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We Have Met the Shark, and He is UsIt took about five years for me to be convinced that sharks didn't live in Lake
We Have Met the Shark, and He is Us
Boise Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
It took about five years for me to be convinced that sharks didn't live in Lake Pend Oreille. It's a big lake and, for a kid, it seemed possible any number of beasts could dwell in its depths. I blame Jaws, of course. As a child in the '80s, I first... Read more
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Swim-WhereF.S. Buck Ryan had been picking up litter from campsites and conducting water q
Swim-Where
Boise Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
F.S. Buck Ryan had been picking up litter from campsites and conducting water quality tests all morning along the South Fork of the Boise River. The tests were designed to provide a snapshot of the effect the small town of Pine had on the river's... Read more
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From Boise to Havana: Idahoans Filling Human-Rights Tours to CubaAs the half-century freeze on relations between the United States and Cuba expe
From Boise to Havana: Idahoans Filling Human-Rights Tours to Cuba
Boise Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
As the half-century freeze on relations between the United States and Cuba experiences a thaw, Boiseans will soon have the opportunity to visit the once-forbidden island nation. In an advertisement published Aug. 5 in Boise Weekly, the Wassmuth... Read more
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Blue Collar Care, Gold Standard CaringTheirs are the eyes of hope. In a black-and-white photo from 1971, Rosie and Te
Blue Collar Care, Gold Standard Caring
Boise Weekly / Posted 15 days ago
Theirs are the eyes of hope. In a black-and-white photo from 1971, Rosie and Terry Reilly are sitting on the stoop of their Nampa home, smiling and full of optimism. Above their heads hang two handwritten wooden signs. One reads "Nampa Neighborhood... Read more
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Peter Wollheim, Idaho Mental Health Champion, DiesIdaho, and the Boise State University community in particular, are mourning the
Peter Wollheim, Idaho Mental Health Champion, Dies
Boise Weekly / Posted 18 days ago
Idaho, and the Boise State University community in particular, are mourning the death of Peter Wollheim, professor emeritus at the university, founding board member of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Action Network and a tireless mental health... Read more
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Rhodes Park Plans UnveiledThe renovation plans for Rhodes Park were first discussed in an almost empty Bo
Rhodes Park Plans Unveiled
Boise Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
The renovation plans for Rhodes Park were first discussed in an almost empty Boise City Council work session on a chilly afternoon in February. The public unveiling of the skatepark designs on the hot summer evening of July 29 could not have been... Read more
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Get in on Some Revolt Revolt RevelryWhen Boise Weekly caught up with local musician Chris Bock in May, he and his R
Get in on Some Revolt Revolt Revelry
Boise Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
When Boise Weekly caught up with local musician Chris Bock in May, he and his Revolt Revolt bandmates were wrapping up a new EP, Wild Unraveling (4:44; Aug. 4, 2015). It has been a few years since Revolt Revolt released new music and with Wild... Read more
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Decisions, Decisions: Drink Gin, Crawl to Pubs, Read a Wild BookSome say gin almost destroyed English society in the early eighteenth century.
Decisions, Decisions: Drink Gin, Crawl to Pubs, Read a Wild Book
Boise Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
Some say gin almost destroyed English society in the early eighteenth century. When the clear, botanical-spiked liquor was first imported from the Netherlands, demand for "jenever"—or "Madam Geneva"—triggered what historians call the Gin Craze.... Read more
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Diana CanfieldThere are advocates, there are whistleblowers, and then there's , the woman who
Diana Canfield
Boise Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
There are advocates, there are whistleblowers, and then there's , the woman who blew the lid off of the Behavioral Health Unit of the Idaho State Correctional Institution. In both Ada County and U.S. Court, Canfield detailed what she... Read more
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Boise Police Heading Back to Precinct-Based Operations; Will Launch Downtown 'Micro-District' in SeptemberIn the July 15 edition of Boise Weekly, we sat down with Boise Police Chief Bil
Boise Police Heading Back to Precinct-Based Operations; Will Launch Downtown 'Micro-District' in September
Boise Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
In the July 15 edition of Boise Weekly, we sat down with Boise Police Chief Bill Bones to talk about a myriad of topics. Near the top of the list was Bones' desire to get going with decentralizing his department by bringing the old-school concept of... Read more
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Kaixo and Ongi Etorri (Hello and Welcome)That big "B" on Table Rock stands for "Boise," but at least once every five yea
Kaixo and Ongi Etorri (Hello and Welcome)
Boise Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
That big "B" on Table Rock stands for "Boise," but at least once every five years it could (and maybe should) just as easily mean "Basque." The Basque community has given much to the City of Trees—Basque history and culture are intimately linked... Read more
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Tim JohnsonChances are you've passed it a hundred times. Boise Cold Storage, founded in th
Tim Johnson
Boise Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
Chances are you've passed it a hundred times. Boise Cold Storage, founded in the early 1900s, covers more than 60,000 square feet between 15th Street and Americana Boulevard. Between housing tons of grocery and dairy products in perfectly chilled... Read more
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Mountain Home Country Music FestivalElmore County will play host to some of country music’s biggest stars—and one g
Mountain Home Country Music Festival
Boise Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
Elmore County will play host to some of country music’s biggest stars—and one guy on his way to joining their ranks. Before Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line go on stage during the inaugural ,... Read more
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Behind the Door: The Boise Police Department's Raid-Gone-WrongApartment No. 104 is the only unit at the Parkhill apartment complex that has a
Behind the Door: The Boise Police Department's Raid-Gone-Wrong
Boise Weekly / Posted 29 days ago
Apartment No. 104 is the only unit at the Parkhill apartment complex that has a white front door. It is brand new, installed after the old one—which was brown—was kicked down by Boise police in a predawn raid July 16. Unfortunately, it was the wrong... Read more
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BLM Denies Proposal to Save Skinny Dipper Hot SpringsWhen Kyme Graziano found out that the Bureau of Land Management's Four Rivers F
BLM Denies Proposal to Save Skinny Dipper Hot Springs
Boise Weekly / Posted 30 days ago
When Kyme Graziano found out that the Bureau of Land Management's Four Rivers Field Manager, Tate Fischer, made the decision to close Skinny Dipper Hot Springs—a popular soak spot four miles east of Banks—she became one of a few individuals leading... Read more
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Landmark Boulder-White Clouds Bill Passes U.S. HouseIdaho's congressmen have been introducing bills to the U.S. Congress for the pa
Landmark Boulder-White Clouds Bill Passes U.S. House
Boise Weekly / Posted a month ago
Idaho's congressmen have been introducing bills to the U.S. Congress for the past ten years, trying to garner Wilderness protection for the Boulder-White Clouds. Time and time again, the bills have failed, but on Monday afternoon at 1:09 p.m.... Read more
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White Sturgeon Saved from Idaho Lake Scheduled to be DrainedThe Idaho Department of Fish and Game gave 160 white sturgeon living in a lake
White Sturgeon Saved from Idaho Lake Scheduled to be Drained
Boise Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game gave 160 white sturgeon living in a lake near Jerome a "new lease on life and a chance to make up for past deeds," according to a July 24 Fish and Game news release. Fish and Game salvaged the fish, which most... Read more
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Another First for Idaho Soccer: NovaNationals Advance to U.S. Finals In OklahomaWith less than 24 hours before the U.S. Youth Soccer Championship final in Tuls
Another First for Idaho Soccer: NovaNationals Advance to U.S. Finals In Oklahoma
Boise Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
With less than 24 hours before the U.S. Youth Soccer Championship final in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Idaho’s U-19 girls FC NovaNationals team is preparing to be the first from the Gem State to contend for a national title. For a group of girls who have been... Read more
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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Lowe's 'Heroes' Renovate Boise WCAA familiar smell of paint has been filling a number of rooms inside the Boise o
Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Lowe's 'Heroes' Renovate Boise WCA
Boise Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
A familiar smell of paint has been filling a number of rooms inside the Boise offices of the the Women's and Children's Alliance on the corner of Washington and Eighth streets. And just outside, a half-dozen doors, off their hinges, are leaned... Read more

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