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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN Former Boise State QB Hendricks sits down with BW 1ST THURSDAY 19

1ST THURSDAY The best events and a look at artist Randy Jamison’s work SCREEN 32

EXTRA MAN STINKS EXTRA BAD Kevin Kline sells himself short in The Extra Man REC 34

ON A BOARD AND A PRAYER Riding the river, upright

“... a 4-foot berm of cow shit follows along the fence line.”


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NOTE BW TOOK A SHIT TOUR. THEN WROTE ABOUT IT. After last week’s issue hit stands, something strange happened. I started getting calls from readers I don’t know. People I had never met, never corresponded with, never “liked” on Facebook or retweeted. And they all had one message: “Great job on Annual Manual.” Not usually do readers pick up the phone in response to something we’ve published. Letters to the editor often arrive via e-mail but most commentary happens at When readers are moved to call me up, I can assure you that the insults far outnumber the attaboys. If you were among those who took a minute to pick up the phone or send myself or a BW staffer an e-mail about Annual Manual, thanks for taking the time. On to this week’s issue ... A few weeks back, I wrote in this space that things were about to get serious with a series of hard-hitting features about the state of feminism, the history of redevelopment in Boise, violent crime in group homes and finally, “a trek through some of the shittiest—and I mean that literally— parts of the state.” This is the week we’re going to get serious about shit. Animal shit, specifically. Millions of pounds of it, pooling, mounding, smelling and blowing around in the air. Animal shit that could be leeching nitrates into the groundwater that 200,000 Southern Idaho residents—likely including you and I—drink, bathe in and brush our teeth with every day. Anyone thirsty yet? Warning: The word shit is used 11 times in Scott Weaver’s story and 10 times in this Note. Sure, there are more politically correct nicey-nice ways to refer to shit—excrement, poop, manure, feces, dung—but come on, who are we kidding? There’s nothing nice about shit piled 10 feet high for as far as the eye can see. There’s nothing politically correct about shit dust likely contributing to a child’s fatal asthma attack. Read it, get grossed out by it. Final note: On Monday, Aug. 30, we launched a quickie video competition. We’re looking for your best Napoleon Dynamite impression and you only have until Friday to submit. The prize: a swag bag and tickets to see a one-nightonly showing of Napoleon Dynamite at the Flicks. Details at —Rachael Daigle

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ARTIST STATEMENT: From a series of things I’ve really seen. If your life is boring enough that you have nothing to do on Saturday, Sept. 11, then drop by Basement Gallery from 7-9 p.m. for the opening of my show. It’ll be up through October.


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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world. PATR IC K S W EENEY


SMILE AND SAY “CHEESE” We have the weekend in pictures once again. Whether you missed them or were eyeball deep in the fun, you can relive the good times that were had at the Big LeBoise on Aug. 28 and Curb Cup on Aug. 29. Find it all at

TROLLEY PERMANENTLY PARKED The owner of Boise’s sight-seeing trolley has had her business license yanked by the city, and while the story is interesting stuff, some of the comments on the story are even better. Check out the battle over free speech and picnic tables at Citydesk.

YOU GUYS HAVING A KILLER TIME? Give us your best impression from Napoleon Dynamite in under 30 seconds at and you could win tickets to Monday’s screening at Flicks. Just don’t spend too much time shading the upper lip; contest deadline is Friday, Sept. 3, at midnight.

SAYONARA Longtime freelance writer Jennifer Hernandez hung up her hat after 10 years as BW contributor. She signed off on Cobweb and reminisced about what got her the job: her white lunch-lady uniform.

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MAIL ’HOOD HOW TO I was so looking forward to opening up the Boise Weekly Annual Manual to see all of the positive things about the Treasure Valley. My husband is a Boise native, and I spent nearly every summer here while growing up. We moved back to the Treasure Valley after 10 years in Seattle and have touted the benefits of living here to our friends and family who were surprised at our move to a “small town.” We moved to Kuna into a great neighborhood with plenty of kids (we have five) and awesome neighbors. How disappointing it was to see the picture of Meridian and Kuna that was chosen to represent our communities. Really, a picture of some for rent apartments taken from a church parking lot? Not a picture of the main street, the skate park, the

BMX track, Kuna park with Indian Creek running through, Kuna farmers market, Swan Falls Dam, or even the new proposed location of Kuna City Hall? Kuna High School is very impressive. Scenic views of the Treasure Valley are easy to find as well. Why paint this “picture” of a great community by showcasing nothing representative of the area? And why group Kuna and Meridian together as they both have much to offer? I am insulted, as I am sure many others in Kuna and Meridian are as well. Shame on you. By the way, my family lives on the Bench and your depiction of that area is lacking in judgment as well. Let’s take some pride in all the areas of the Treasure Valley. We have much to be proud of. —Kari Randel, Kuna

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SMELLS SNOTTY Your opinion reeks of emotional backwash, elitism and closed-mindedness (BW, Opinion, “Attn: Bob Kustra,” Aug. 11, 2010). Normally I dig your column so I’ll assume you didn’t mean to lobby for cutting educational opportunities in Boise, since that’s nonsensical considering the state of the economy and lack of industrial employment in the Treasure Valley. I assume you understand the value of a working-class university to its community and its incentive for businesses to relocate to Boise. I assume you didn’t mean to devalue the hard work put into education by nontraditional students (making up a large part of the BSU student body), who earn degrees by overcoming more obstacles than their traditional classmates. I assume you were caught up in a wave of devotion to your alma mater and your wallet’s current contribution to your daughter’s education in Moscow. But you know what they say about assuming ... —Amy Knight, Nampa



TOO MUCH WORLD ... And definitely, too much you

The world is too much with us, late and soon, / Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: / Little we see in Nature that is ours; / We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! —William Wordsworth, 1807 Surely you’ve noticed that for a few moments after you tweet, you feel a tad empty inside? Like when your blood sugar has taken a dive, or maybe like a half-hour after you tried to make a whole meal out of a sushi appetizer? Same with when you enter something on your Facebook page or even when you tack a video of yourself up on YouTube: a gap opens, a disconnect, somewhere in the vicinity of your gut, between the level of satisfaction you expected to feel by virtue of having exposed an aspect of yourself for all to know and the level of satisfaction you actually feel. In simpler terms, you might compare it to the momentary breathless panic you get when you step in a hole you didn’t see coming. Ooooph! So have you felt it? … the queasy sensation that by pasting a piece of your persona to an electronic impulse and zipping it into a fiber optic ether, you’ve lost more than you can ever recover? Then listen, you may want to pay attention to a major study recently conducted by a major university situated somewhere in a major metropolitan area in one of our more major countries. There is now an official recognition for what you have been experiencing, what with all that Twittering, MySpaceing, Facebooking, YouTubeing, posting, blogging and chat rooming you’ve been up to. A major team of highly respected doctors, researchers, philosophers, ethicists, mystics (Eastern and Western), psychiatrists and electromagnetic theoreticians have given to this syndrome the appellation SocialNetworking Actuated Anima Depletion, and what it boils down to is that every time you put yourself out there, online, and let the universe in on what’s happening in your head, another piece of your soul is ripped from the original (and limited) allotment and sucked into the maw of what we call “virtual space.” You’re not getting it back, either. It’s gone for good. It’s like when you’re standing at the toilet while eating the best aged cheddar cheese you’ve ever had, and a big chunk crumbles off and drops into the bowl. There’s nothing you can do about it, is there? You can kiss that cheese good-bye. And so it is with your missing scrap of soul when it tumbles into the Internet. Bye bye, soul. U Long has it been known that almost everyone is born with a soul. Clearly, some people aren’t. (For illustration of that reality, all we need do is flip to Fox and stare into the black eyes of Gretchen Carlson for a few seconds.) But for the most part, we are surrounded by beings identifiable as human by their souls, if nothing else. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

What is now being discovered is that these souls of ours are more like teeth or livers than hair or fingernails. When we lose some or all of it, it doesn’t grow back. Say, for instance, you sell your soul to the Devil with the idea you’ll be rich or beautiful or a legendary blues guitarist, don’t be thinking you can wait a few weeks for a new one to sprout up. A soul is a one-per-lifetime arrangement. It’s like your appendix, only it is thought to have some purpose in our lives. Yet there are those who cannot resist baring theirs at every opportunity. I’m certain you’ve known your share. They are especially prevalent within the teenage population, as well as among recent divorcees, chronic drunks, women talk show hosts and poets. And as you probably know, when they are in a soul-baring mood, they are hard to get away from. (I once had a divorced poet show up at my home with a jug of wine under each arm, and before it was over, I seriously considered faking a heart attack jut to get away.) Before the Internet erupted from the Bowels of Hell, these people would feed their need to expound upon the human condition—particularly theirs—using such anachronia as land-line telephones, long loopy hand-written letters, and unannounced visits. It was easier on all of us back then. We didn’t have to pick up the phone if we didn’t want to, we could always skip to the end of a letter, and when the door bell rang, we could hide behind the drapes. Alas, those days are over. The Internet has created the ideal environment in which these people can thrive and multiply. No longer do they have to wait until someone has time and stomach to listen to them. No longer do they have to be distracted by actual, two-sided communication. But certainly, they will cut back—maybe even quit—once they have learned of SNAAD. How could they risk the partial or total depletion of their very essence—that fragile patina that sets us apart from each other—just to let a few thousand strangers know how much they adore Lady Gaga, or what they found on the rack at Old Navy, or what they have to say about what Sarah Palin said about what Glenn Beck said about something President Barack Obama said? Don’t count on it. The only way to know our soul is in peril is to have a healthy, complete one to pass on the message. It’s like the diagnostic computer on a modern automobile; when it goes down, what’s left to tell you about it? And I am afraid far too many of our fellow humans have already sacrificed too much of theirs to this insatiable hunger, this bottomless need to be noticed. Their digital presence shrieks “Look at me!”—and there is less and less to see.

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In a deteriorating Afghanistan, a new breed of terror KABUL—“In squads of roaring dirt bikes and armed to the teeth, Taliban fighters are spreading like a brush fire into remote and defenseless villages across northern Afghanistan,” Joshua Partlow wrote in the Washington Post. Two other cartoonists and I were a day from heading to Faryab—a remote Uzbekdominated province in the northwest known for its brutally entertaining matches of buzkashi—when Partlow’s piece appeared. Insurgents have responded to government control of the highways by basing themselves in rugged villages far from the freshly paved asphalt. Riding motorcycles supplied by Pakistani intelligence, Taliban gangs swoop across the desert, taking one village after another. “They move constantly on unmarked dirt roads outside the cities to ambush Afghan police and soldiers and to kidnap residents. They execute those affiliated with the government and shut down reconstruction projects,” wrote Partlow. Their checkpoints and raids along the three main east-west traffic arteries have effectively bifurcated the country. Government officials, members of NGOs and the media must fly if they want to get between Kabul and Herat. Partlow’s article and his personal feedback prompted us to cancel our plan to travel to Herat via Faryab. We left Mazar-i-Sharif for Kabul. Now we’re looking for a driver willing to take us via the central route to Herat: a previously calm stretch of unpaved road. “I wouldn’t take you there for $10,000,” is a typical response. “Why do you want to die?” runs a close second. South of Mazar we noticed our driver nervously scanning the desert. “The Taliban,” our

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driver said, “here they come on motorcycles.” What’s really worrisome is the behavior of these self-described Talibs. Like the Taliban regime that ran Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, they enforce an extreme form of Sharia law. They have been stoning people for adultery and shooting those accused of working for the Karzai regime. But the similarity stops there. The first-gen Taliban led by Mullah Omar practiced what they preached. They were scrupulously honest, lived ascetic lives and didn’t tolerate corruption or dishonesty. The so-called neo-Taliban were the second generation: the madrassa kids who grew up in the refugee camps in Pakistan. Less worldly and uneducated, this coarse bunch dominated the anti-U.S. resistance from 2003 to 2009. Here comes Taliban Mark 3: the Taliban biker gangs from hell. They’re radical Islamists, but also gangsters who have adopted the thuggish behavior of the warlords. They don’t follow the rules, certainly not the Koran. Like the “moojs,” Talibikers set up checkpoints to catch motorists who are yanked out of their cars, robbed at gunpoint and sent on their way—or shot to death. “Taliban” and “bandit” are now used interchangeably. Everyone expects the Taliban to control most, if not all, of Afghanistan by next year. The question isn’t when, but which Taliban? As U.S. presence wanes and influence of the Karzai regime fades, I foresee a clash, perhaps even a civil war, between the “real Taliban” and these self-branded Talib-cum-robbers. In the meantime, this breed of fanatically religious desperadoes goes to prove something Afghans have always known: As bad as things seem, they can always get worse.



BROWN GOES GREEN When organic finally makes more business sense GEORGE PRENTICE

Idaho dodged a bullet. While much of the nation was scrambled in fear over half a billion bad eggs, Idahoans ho-hummed in passing interest. The Gem State was one of only a handful of states where the contaminated eggs had not been distributed. On the morning of Aug. 20, it was learned that there were more contaminated eggs in the United States than there were people. Matt, Meredith, George and all the TV A typical “bountiful variety” box includes apples, corn, cucumbers, grapes, kale, lettuce, melon, onions, peaches, peppers, plums potatoes, squash and tomatoes. morning newsboys and girls looked into the camera that morning and screamed, “Shell shocked! How safe is your breakfast? How medicine? No. The only thing different was could this have happened?” The short answer up,” said Vycital. “They’ll have a Boise our diet.” State business strategy and marketing class is simple: because a cheap and easy system The Browns moved from the Seattle area working for her, and we’ll even have a team of production and delivery allowed it. The to Redding, Calif. They began visiting certiof interns that will do special projects like longer answer isn’t any prettier. Mega-farms fied organic farms and decided to create a financial modeling.” cram 150,000 hens into a single barn, which business delivering produce to the homes of But for all the economics that may drive means six or seven to a cage about the size city dwellers. Brown did all the deliveries growth, it is Brown’s personal story that is of an open newspaper, allowing infections to herself with her newborn son in tow. so engaging. spread quickly. In the summer of 2006, the Browns moved “I was living what most of us would Compare that to an organic egg farm, to the Treasure Valley. It wasn’t long before consider a conventional life,” said Brown. where birds have ample room to move Brown was visiting Idaho’s certified organic “My husband and I ate pretty standard around and are fed flaxseed meal, which food purchased from the local supermarket. farms. Within a month, she and her husband increases vitamin A and omega-3 acids. But started Brown Box Organics. They soon had We thought very little about where it came the fact remains that according to a national 40 to 50 customers. But in spite of its local from. I assumed, as many people do, that study in this week’s Time, a dozen grade-A nature, home delivery of groceries is still the bright and shiny exterior of the produce large organic eggs are still 70 to 80 cents uncommon to Idahoans. was nutritious and safe. I struggled with more a dozen compared to the “convention“Even Albertsons spent tons of money on my health in my 20s, and I chalked it up al” variety found in our supermarkets. a home-delivery concept in Idaho and they to bad genes. Many of the people I worked Simply put, healthy eating costs more. failed,” said Vycital. with had equal health difficulties that they Re-engineering production, distribution, “It’s interesting to note that many of our dealt with daily. We were all treating our convenience and consumer taste is as chalcustomers have moved to Idaho from other symptoms with medications and failing to lenging as turning an ocean liner around. parts of the country where home delivery question how we might help the problems And you’ll find no more unlikely a captain was more common,” said Brown. “Native behind the suffering.” than Rachel Brown, a soft-spoken Idahoan Idahoans tell us that before they sign up for Brown’s infectious smile widened. who has some impressive shipmates: Idaho’s “We met a family that was, in all honesty, our deliveries, they want to come meet us and Small Business Development Center, Boise our farmers, so we’re ready to take that to the opposite of us. State and the City of the next level, too.” They lived on a farm Boise are all aboard “Every time we make a daily delivery route, So, this month while the best of Idaho’s and asked if we’d like as Brown steers into we clear the equivalent of a parking lot with 300 cars,” said Brown. bounty is expected to be harvested, Brown to visit. We looked uncharted waters. Box Organics will move into downtown Boiat their farm like “We think we’ve “If you add up the average time that a car drives to and from the market, and you look se’s Greenhouse and at the same time it will a bit of a vacation got a pretty good at the number of total miles we’re traveling swing open the doors to its first storefront, at compared to our ofopportunity to take when delivering on a given day, it’s like Boise’s 36th Street Garden Center. fice jobs. They’d send Rachel’s vibrant busiclearing a parking lot.” The weekly deliveries will include dozens us home with big ness and help take of types of local produce, chicken, meat, boxes of food they it to the next level,” dairy and, yes, eggs. had grown. I took a few cooking classes to said Rick Vycital, SBDC’s regional director. “Who knows?” asks Brown. “Maybe this find new ways of preparation, and it quickly “Their company will be one of our first tenproblem with eggs will be the light that goes became a passion. Naturally we started purants at the Greenhouse.” off in people’s heads. I’m hearing more and chasing produce from them.” The Greenhouse is the City of Boise and It was six months later, when Brown had a more safety experts saying we simply need to SBDC’s new incubator, specifically engineered eat more locally.” to help create and/or sustain green businesses checkup and her doctor was a bit puzzled. If they do, it will be Brown Box’s windfall. “He asked what I’d been doing differ(BW, News,“Boise’s Greenhouse is Ready to They’re banking on it. And the City of Boise ently,” laughed Brown. “He asked if I was Open,” Aug. 18, 2010). and the SBDC is betting on it, as well. less stressed at work. Was I taking different “We’ll have quite a team to back Rachel WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

ConocoPhillips drums stand nearly three stories high.

CONOCO PLEADS “FINANCIAL HARDSHIP,” IDAHO SUPREME COURT GRANTS HEARING Let’s say you make $50,000 annually. Then, let’s say you want something really bad. Really, really bad. Bad enough that you’re willing to go to court over it. Bad enough that even though the court says you can’t have it, you’re willing to go to Idaho Supreme Court. And you want an answer, now. You don’t want to have to wait your turn behind every other Idahoan who has been waiting for the better part of a year to have his or her grievance heard. And let’s say the no. 1 reason for your case to be expedited is financial hardship. And when the court asks you how much of a financial hardship, you take a deep breath and say: $2.30. And there you have the logic behind ConocoPhillips’ request to have its appeal heard before the Idaho Supreme Court on an accelerated schedule. Citydesk has been closely following the debate surrounding the proposed shipments of oil refinery equipment across U.S. Highway 12. Three Central Idaho entrepreneurs lawyered up to fight the big boys—Conoco and the Idaho Transportation Department. Collective jaws dropped when they won. Conoco immediately filed an appeal with the State Supreme Court, citing financial hardship: $9 million. That’s serious money, until you consider that ConocoPhillips’ estimated annual revenues for 2010 will be $194 billion. Conoco’s hardship basically translates to about .000046 of this year’s earnings. But, this week Idaho’s high court granted the request. You can take a pretty good guess as where Citydesk will be on October 1, when Conoco, ITD and environmentalists have at in a State Supreme Court hearing room.

CLANG, CLANG, CLANG Another controversy on wheels has been the melodrama surrounding Boise Trolley Tours. Owner Debra Miller hasn’t been one of the City of Boise’s favorite vendors since she began tours two years ago. City officials say they received a good many complaints against Miller, including inappropriate behavior and foul language in the presence of children, the elderly, park employees and just about everybody else in ear shot. She was slapped with a couple of warning letters. Finally, on Aug. 27, Miller was told to shut it down, citing her “failure to follow the Code of Conduct in her lease.” Miller was warned that if she tried to operate Boise Trolley Tours, she would be cited for violating city code and her property could be seized. Read more at —George Prentice

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HAS IT REALLY BEEN 10 YEARS? Ex-QB Bart Hendricks takes a few snaps from BW Before a pre-season ranking placing the Boise State Broncos as third best in the nation, before two breathtaking Fiesta Bowl championships and before a winning streak that has die-hard fans cheering and opponents scratching their heads, there was Bart Hendricks. Coming to Boise in 1996 as a little-known quarterback recruit from Reno, Nev., Hendricks went on to lead Boise State to bowl games and conference championships. Many pundits still say Hendricks blazed a trail of unprecedented success. It’s been a decade since he left the blue turf, but he’s still a Bronco at heart. Do you remember the first time you picked up a football? I can remember understanding the game even before I was in kindergarten. I used to ride my Big Wheel a few blocks to watch my dad coach. I remember putting on pads when I was 7 years old, and I didn’t stop ’til four or five years ago. Did you play both sides of the ball? I played every position. I didn’t even start playing quarterback until I was in the eighth grade. It’s not that I was really good, but I understood the fundamentals of the game. How did you come to Boise State? I was recruited by the great Pokey Allen. If you talk to every member of that class [in 1996], they’ll tell you that they are die-hard Pokey Allen fans. [Allen died a few months after recruiting the 1996 team.] Are some of your records still standing? I really don’t think so. There might be.

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GEORGE PRENTICE I know that I had the most touchdowns in a season and that stood until just last year when Kellen Moore [Boise State’s current starting QB] broke it. Have you spent time with Kellen Moore? Oh yeah. He’s great. He has an excellent knowledge of the game. You can have all of the physical attributes, but anybody who has superior knowledge of the game is going to do very well. What do you think of this year’s preseason ranking and the team making the cover of Sports Illustrated? It’s amazing to see the changes at the university just in the 10 years since I was there. I knew we would be ranked and successful, but I didn’t think it would ever get to this point. How much of the success do you attribute to Coach Chris Petersen? A lot. You start getting successful, and it’s easy for athletes to know they’re good and relax a little. But that’s where a great coach comes in. Even when they’ve done so much in the past, Coach Pete truly keeps the team focused on the present. He’s a bit of an enigma. I think he likes that. And how about this year’s season opener against Virginia Tech on Monday, Sept. 6? It’s crazy. It’s huge. It seems every year we’re playing the biggest game we’ve ever played. And this one is even bigger than the Fiesta Bowl match-ups.

Tell us a bit about your pro days. I was a free agent with the San Diego Chargers but I was fighting for a slot against somebody by the name of Drew Brees. And we all know how well he did. [Voted most Valuable Player of the 2010 Super Bowl.] I had some success playing in Frankfurt, Germany, for the NFL Europe league. I loved that. I’m not so sure if the German fans understood everything about the game, but they were really into the atmosphere. And you played in the Canadian Football League. I played for the Edmonton Eskimos, and we even won the Grey Cup. Do you ever consider coaching? It’s crossed my mind a few times lately. I never really committed to it before, but a buddy of mine at Colorado [University] has been bugging me for a while. I think I might consider it. And right now, I’m even coaching an Optimist team. How old are your players? They’re 10, so you have to keep it simple. And now you’re Coach Hendricks. I’m having a great time.


n a cool June day, Dean Dimond looked out from his back porch at a field of green wheat bending in the wind. Dimond lives on and farms a patch of land in the Magic Valley just north of Jerome. A mile or so beyond is Minidoka, site of the former Japanese internment camp where the National Park Service is building a memorial. Dimond is, by any measure, an enormous man, with frying pan-sized hands that engulf yours in a handshake. He makes his living growing hay and corn for the dairies that populate this area where he has lived nearly all his life. It’s a good place for this kind of farming. Three counties in the Magic Valley— Jerome, Gooding and Twin Falls—have the highest concentration of dairies in the state. So you wouldn’t expect Dimond—a self-described staunch Republican—to side with a movement to slow and even stop the expansion of large dairies. But as he looks over the field just feet from his back door, the contradiction begins to make sense. Over the last two decades, the vision of a dairy has morphed from an idyllic setting to an industrialized, Henry Ford-like factory— the concentrated animal feeding operation. Under the logic of economies of scale, dairies and feedlots grew into expansive operations able to hold tens of thousands of animals. The wheat field behind Dimond is not his, though you could toss a rock from the porch into its stalks. It belongs to South View Dairy, which for the last three years has fought to construct a 13,000-head feedlot on 240 acres one mile upwind of Minidoka and next to Dimond’s home. “There are a lot of good dairymen out there,” said Dimond. “The dairy industry has been really good for this area. There are some that try to take care of their neighbors. But these guys just wanted to come in and build this megafacility.” The fight over South View became so contentious that Jerome sheriff deputies used metal-detection wands to search the public for weapons before one hearing. During the hearing, a woman was led by a bailiff from the courtroom after refusing to yield the floor to the county commission chairman. In many ways, South View is emblematic of what former Jerome County Commissioner Diana Obenhauer called a shift in public attitudes about CAFOs in their county. While the dairy and beef industries are revenue generators for counties and financial bellwethers for the state—Idaho is the fifthleading producer of milk and dairy products in the nation—many who live and work where CAFOs dominate the physical and environmental landscape are fighting for their property rights and better regulation of operations. And to make their voices heard.




“We all have cows. We all understand them,” Dimond said. “But these things need to be located out and away where they can’t affect people. These guys came in and wanted to put it right on top of us.” uring the 1980s, an exodus of dairies from California reshaped Idaho. By 1997, income from dairy products exceeded those from the state’s signature crop, potatoes. The next year, dairy outpaced both potatoes and beef. Dairy operators fleeing California’s regulations found in Idaho a state with space and a welcoming attitude. But the boom didn’t translate into more dairies. Between 1991 and 2007, the number of dairies dropped from 1,952 to 648. During the same period, the amount of milk produced skyrocketed from just less than 3 billion pounds to 11 billion pounds. What was once an industry of small farms has become dependent on CAFOs. The average herd size increased from 91 cows in 1991 to 783 in 2007. The decrease in dairies coupled with the increase in herd sizes puts more animals in fewer concentrated areas. CAFOs’ environmental impacts are evident. Putting 1,000-plus cows in a confined space produces an enormous amount of animal waste that often contains high levels of nitrates, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. If not properly handled, it can leach into surface and ground water. According to a 2006 paper in Environmental Health Perspectives, this happens all too often: “Based on available data, generally accepted livestock waste management practices do not adequately or effectively protect water resources from contamination with excessive nutrients, microbial pathogens and pharmaceuticals present in waste.” The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has found increasingly elevated nitrate levels in areas heavily populated with CAFOs. These levels are caused by fertilizer applications—including spraying of liquid manure onto fields—and “agricultural activities of confined animal feeding operations.” High nitrate levels in water can cause brain damage in infants and has been associated with reproductive problems and cancer, according to researchers at Colorado State University. According to the DEQ, nitrate is a concern because more than 95 percent of Idaho’s drinking water comes from groundwater. The Magic Valley and its CAFOs sit on the Eastern Snake River Plain, the only source of drinking water for 200,000 people in Southern Idaho. A 2009 DEQ study of the Springdale area in the Magic Valley found that nitrate concentrations “commonly exceed the maximum contamination level.” While the study argues that the “emerging contaminants” are “still below human health concerns,” it also identified the increase in nitrates from 1993 to 2001, which coincides with the growth of confined cattle. The report carefully hedged the causes of this increase, stating multiple times that “possible sources” include CAFOs and their practices. However, DEQ cites two ISDA studies in 2003 and 2005 that it says “suggest a connection between agricultural land use and groundwater quality.” According to the DEQ, there were roughly 14,000 confined animals within the 22,000 acres of Springdale. According to the 2000 census, Cassia County, where


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Springdale is located, had a human population of 21,416. “[The ISDA studies] concluded that nitrate impacts to the shallow aquifer are widespread,” the DEQ report stated, “and the leaching of animal waste and use of commercial fertilizers is the likely source of nitrate to ground water.” In 2006, the DEQ found “a statistically significant increasing nitrate trend” in Gooding County, ground zero for dairy CAFOs. A follow-up report in 2009 found that the largest “potential” sources of nitrogen were fertilizer applications (47 percent) and CAFOs (43 percent). The report estimated that dairy cattle produce 2.4 million pounds of nitrogen load a year, more than double the second-leading source, feedlot cattle (983,000 pounds). Like most studies, its recommendations are threadbare: CAFOs should use “best management practices” to control the amount of nitrogen that reaches the aquifer and springs. Lee Halper moved to Idaho in 1971 after living in “the filth and corruption” of New York City, Boston and New Jersey. In the late ’80s, the Aardema Dairy—the largest dairy complex in the state—moved in over the aquifer that feeds his well. Over the next 25 years, the nitrate levels in his well increased from 1.4 milligrams per liter in 1989 to 7.28 in the fall of 2008. Levels rose as high as 11.02 in 2006. The federal maximum contamination level for nitrate is 10 milligrams per liter. “There are good CAFO operators and there are bad,” Halper said. “Combined with the corruption and ignorance of politicians, this allowance of free reign for ‘jobs’ is slowly ruining the aquifer, the soil, the roads, the air ... Idaho.” CAFOs also degrade air quality. A 2003 DEQ report on the Treasure Valley found that 64 percent of ammonia emissions came from livestock waste, the largest source. This DEQ study was significant because it contradicted previous environmental impact studies for a proposed 8,000-head dairy CAFO, which ISDA found would have a “minimal” impact on the environment. If there’s one criticism that residents and anti-CAFO activists alike have of ISDA (and there isn’t just one), it’s that the agency’s interests and the interests of the industries it regulates overlap to the point of being indistinguishable at times. f the word “gadfly” did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it to describe Alma Hasse. The executive director of Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment is also the woman who was kicked out of the South View hearing. Alma and her daughter, Shavone, are the heart and brains of ICARE. I’m in a car with both as Alma exits I-84 just west of Twin Falls and exclaims, “It’s Excrement Alley!” That’s Alma’s nickname for Bob Barton Highway, which runs between the Interstate and the Snake River in the Magic Valley. It’s also the prime spot for our “Shit Tour,” a drive through an expanse of dairy and beef CAFOs tightly packed into the acreage on the north rim of the Snake River Canyon. Like many in urban areas, my experience with agriculture ends with “Old McDonald.” That bucolic idea has been tempered with second-hand knowledge: reading Michael Pollan, et al; watching Food, Inc. and various exposes. I expected a certain amount of disgust on the


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Shit Tour. Even my wildest urban imagination couldn’t conjure Excrement Alley. As we drive by a dairy CAFO, a 4-foot curving berm of cow shit follows along the fence line. Inside are pools of water with a glassy green-brown surface. Liquid shit. Jersey cows stand and lay under the sun. There’s nothing green among the cows surrounded by dirt and dust, making it difficult to tell where the earth ends and the shit begins. After an hour of this, my head begins to ache and my eyes water. It’s not even dusk, when the cooling air brings the noxious gases closer to the ground. As she drives, Alma points out piles of manure and waste lagoons—pits where liquid animal waste is collected until it can be sprayed on fields. A cow staggers through the muck, dazed by the sun. ICARE is part of the coalition that temporarily stopped the proposed South View facility. Neighbors are still waiting on a ruling as to whether the CAFO can begin construction. ICARE works with citizens and lobbies for better state regulations on CAFOs. Alma argues CAFOs are Idaho’s top public-health threat, negatively affecting water, air and soil quality while making life unbearable for those who live near the largest operations. “I wish I could charter buses and take the senators and representatives on a tour like this,” she said. “And have them look me in the eye after and say that these facilities aren’t having any impacts.” At the Snake River Canyon, we walk to the north rim. Hundreds of feet below, the Snake River runs turgid. Nothing breaks the surface of the solid green water. We’re standing on basalt, a porous rock through which surface water easily finds its way into the ground, the aquifer and, ultimately, the river. Thick strands of algae sway languidly. At a bend, the river is full of them, evidence of the elevated level of nitrate. An irrigation canal empties from the southern rim, shooting its water down into the Snake. “That irrigation return line has probably snaked past no less than a dozen CAFOs,” says Alma. “There’s probably all kinds of stuff in there. You wouldn’t want to drink it, swim in it.” Just months before, my wife and I took a backpacking trip through Hells Canyon, some 300 miles downriver. A park official warned us not to drink or eat anything out of the Snake, even if we boiled and filtered the water, because of all the CAFO run-off. These are the macro effects. But living in close proximity to a high concentration of CAFOs comes with its own hazards, some of them due to the nature of the operations. Others are due to the nature of the operators. hough ISDA is tasked with promoting the dairy and beef industries, it also regulates them, ensuring that dairy products are safe to eat and drink. ISDA is also responsible for regulating the health and environmental impact of operations that in many ways have become more like factories. “We do have a dual role,” said Brian Oakey, ISDA deputy director. “We promote agriculture, but we also regulate. We have to reconcile that in all of our programs. If we do not have a credible regulatory agency, then we can’t promote the consumer confidence in those products. We view it not as a distinction between the two, but really one in the same.



THE WORST IS WHEN YOU GET A BIG STORM BLOWING THROUGH. YOU CAN LITERALLY SEE A WALL OF DIRT COMING. AND IT’S NOT JUST DIRT.” —Bill Jacob We’re doing both: regulating and promoting.” Most people interviewed for this story don’t share Oakey’s confidence in ISDA. Diana Obenhauer, the former Jerome County commissioner, said ISDA “neglects” its regulatory responsibilities. “They don’t do their job,” she said flatly. Dean Dimond goes further. “The Department of Ag is kind of a worthless organization,” he said. After Dimond complained to ISDA about a CAFO illegally pumping its waste, his name appeared in the letter to the operator, essentially outing him to the industry he depends on to make his living. The ISDA inspector for that region stopped taking Dimond’s calls. ISDA permits and inspects operations, collects fees, issues fines and monitors the environment and approves Orwellian-named documents called Nutrient Management Plans, which detail how each operation will safely hold and dispose of animal waste. Activists point to these NMPs as proof of the industry’s cozy relationship with state regulators. NMPs document the amount of waste CAFOs produce and how they handle it. Problems with waste containment lead to illegal discharges. But this information is kept secret from the public thanks to a change made during the last legislative session. The Idaho Legislature labeled stats on cow shit “proprietary information,” exempt from public disclosure. When asked what in an NMP could be considered a trade secret, Oakey said, “Well, I don’t know. I’m not a feedlot operator, so I’m not qualified to answer that. We just implement that part of the statute.” Some of ISDA’s more aggressive critics, like Obenhauer, question whether ISDA is doing its job. The fact that these NMPs are private worries ICARE and others who want to know what’s going on next door. Their concern isn’t necessarily whether ISDA is doing its job, it’s whether they can trust the agency to look out for the best interests of all Idahoans. Hiding waste information behind the veil of “trade secrets” and stonewalling public information requests—ICARE needed a lawyer to review public documents—has eroded trust in ISDA. Regulating beef and dairy CAFOs can be a dizzying job. If a CAFO is affecting air quality, making everything smell like cow shit, you have to file a complaint with ISDA ... unless it’s fugitive dust (actual particles of shit). If it’s dust, you call DEQ. If the CAFO is emitting ammonia, DEQ is your regulatory agency, unless it’s a beef CAFO; ammonia emissions aren’t subject to a CAFO permit. If a truck accidently dumps manure on your road, ISDA can take care of that, unless the manure came from a beef CAFO, which isn’t subject to such strict regulations. If a CAFO discharges waste into stream that then finds its way into another body of surface water, both ISDA and EPA have dual regulatory authority. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Up until May 2009, the EPA had agreements with ISDA and both the beef and dairy industries that let ISDA carry out inspections for both the state and federal agencies. The agreements, called memorandums of understanding, were nationally lauded for being unique programs that eliminated the majority of illegal discharges. But in 2009, the EPA backed out of both MOUs, worried that its agreement—one that essentially ceded its role of inspecting CAFOs to ISDA—would limit its authority to enforce the Clean Water Act. The EPA was also concerned about the close relationship between industry and ISDA. “The industry that was supposed to be regulated was also the signatory on those MOUs,” Nick Peak of the EPA said. “That was one of the primary concerns.” hen the wind picks up in southern Jerome County, life becomes more difficult for Bill Jacob and his family. They are surrounded by three CAFOs in the same square mile and at least 10 within two miles. Dirt, dust and particulate matter—the polite name for pulverized cow shit—are lifted up on the wind and carried to Jacob’s house. During the worst times of the year, they have to constantly spray and wash the house to keep the brown clouds from settling. “The worst is when you get a big storm blowing through. You can literally see a wall of dirt coming. And it’s not just dirt.” Jacob’s son Kyle, whom he and his wife adopted, died of an asthma attack in March 2008, one of the windiest times of the year. “We were getting hammered by crap blown off the dairy,” he said. “[The cause of Kyle’s death] was listed as ‘environmental conditions.’ But you know, I can’t go out there and say there’s a smoking gun.” Jacob said there is an “awful lot of evidence” that the dust from the dairies triggered Kyle’s asthma attack. “But there’s no way we can ever prove it,” he said. Kyle’s 3-year-old half sister is already starting to show symptoms of asthma. The Jacobs moved to their home in February 1993. Since then, the dairies have continually expanded, increasing the size of their herds and the by-products—animal waste— which bring their own set of problems. “When you have such a tremendous supply of organic rotting material, the flies are phenomenal,” said Jacob. “It can be horrendous, literally horrendous. We knew there were dairies in the area when we moved in. The problem is, it’s getting worse.” Of all the counties that depend on the influx of CAFOs economically, Jerome County has a reputation as being especially dairyfriendly. When the Ted Miller Dairy on S. 500 Road decided to expand, residents near the dairy were notified of an upcoming public


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hearing where they would have a chance to give testimony about the proposed expansion. “We were given virtually no notice,” he said. Jacob received his notification at the beginning of June. Jerome County had given them three-weeks notice of the hearing. To submit written testimony, residents needed to file it and additional paperwork seven days before the hearing. But in order to give the necessary documents—records of past violations, siting information, correspondence between the dairy and the county commission—residents had to request public documents from DEQ and ISDA, which can take up to 10 days. In this case, the residents against the expansion—roughly 90 percent of the people who live in the area, according to Jacob—had to fight for the documents they needed to show that the Ted Miller Dairy didn’t have the resources to handle more cows. When Jacob got the notice, he called ICARE. Alma and Shavone, lawyer in tow, got the documents the residents needed. “I give a lot of credit to ICARE,” he said. “They pounded a lot of pavement really fast.” Still, residents were only able to submit a portion of the documents they wanted because of the tight deadline and short notification. Roughly 25 homes around the dairy are one mile or less downwind. Many who live there, in homes built before the dairy moved in, are tied economically to the dairies of Jerome County, whether they work for them or supply them with things like feed. That a dairy wanted to expand in an area already concentrated with CAFOs was a concern. But that the dairy was the Ted Miller Dairy was another issue. Just one of the 243 dairy CAFOs in Idaho, the Ted Miller Dairy has a curious story. It began in 1996 as C Bar M, a 960-head dairy owned by Greg Ledbetter—who became Idaho’s state veterinarian in 2005—and his wife Jane. ISDA records show five discharges or non-compliances in the past 10 years, a violation of the rules governing dairy CAFOs. In 2002 a waste lagoon overflowed, and in 2005 the dairy sprayed waste water from its lagoons on a county road. These types of violations usually point to a larger problem—too much waste and not enough storage capacity. But the most egregious discharge came in 2008, when a C Bar M honey wagon (a large tanker that hauls liquid manure from lagoons to application fields) dumped its contents into a canal that flows directly into the Snake River. C Bar M was fined $5,800 by the Environmental Protection Agency. This was the only time that C Bar M has been fined for an illegal discharge. While ISDA had previously fined the dairy for failing to vaccinate more than 100 calves against brucellosis, it has never levied a fine against Ledbetter for the dairy’s numerous non-compliances. After the EPA fine, C Bar M changed its name to the Ted Miller Dairy. Multiple calls to the number listed for the Ted Miller Dairy were not answered. At the late-June public hearing, most of the people who live near the dairy spoke against the expansion. According to Jacob, the only people in favor of the expansion were Ted Miller employees and the dairy’s lawyer. “There’s really nobody here who is antidairy, saying CAFOs should be eliminated,” Jacob said. “They’re for people making

money. People need to make money, but they need to do things in a manner that’s legal, and in a manner that’s going to make a sustainable industry.” Almost all of the people interviewed for this story agree on one thing: Idaho needs its dairies. The majority make their living from agriculture and are adamant about the fact that most operators do a good job raising their animals and working with neighbors. Ballard Farms is one such operator. It holds roughly 85 cows and milks 60 to 70. Because the cows are kept in an open lot, or corral, it’s classified as a CAFO. Because of its small herd size, Ballard Farms doesn’t have a major lagoon system for cow waste. Instead, it composts manure during the summer and fall. “Everyone I talk to in the dairy industry tries to do the right things,” said Steve Ballard. “We try to talk to our neighbors and make sure everything is going well with them, that we’re not a nuisance to them.” Ballard said that if his irrigation equipment sprays the dirt road the farm shares with a neighbor, creating ruts, he will come back and grade the road. Meanwhile, many of Ted Miller Dairy’s neighbors have had to The massive scale of CAFOs in Southern Idaho is clearly seen from above. spend $5,000 to $8,000 to re-drill wells because of the growing water use, then-husband bought the land in 1979 and Jacob said. built the house where she lives in 1983. His family has felt the impact of living A berm separates Kettle’s property from close to so many CAFOs more personally Wilke. Whether the pile of dirt, manure and and profoundly. But moving away from a rocks constitutes a berm has been a contenCAFO is a complicated and money-losing tious source of debate and bureaucratic wranproposition. CAFOs and their smell, dust, gling for years. On top of the berm sit two noise and flies are hell on property values. porcelain toilets left by the CAFO’s owner. Moving often means taking a huge financial They are not Duchamp art-school odes. hit, one many can’t afford. Just over the barbed-wire fence and dirt berm are the cows, hundreds of them. Like in the CAFOs from the Shit Tour, manure is ohnstone Road in Owyhee County is stacked nearly 10 feet high. The piles—“cow almost as rocky as the mountains that condos” in the vernacular—are so large that serve as its backdrop. Countless tankers some heifers lay on them, sunning themselves. and trucks have taken their toll. Half-ruined For more than four years, Kettle has tried county roads, beat up by the constant and to sell her place after a series of incidents with heavy traffic moving animals and waste, are a the Wilke CAFO. After Wilke’s water and reality of living near CAFOs. manure flooded her property in 2005, a conWhen I find Helen Kettle, she’s trimming ditional use permit issued by Owyhee County the branches of trees that line the dirt path required Wilke to build an engineered berm to from Johnstone to her farm. A retired EMT, divert waste water from the property line. Kettle’s face shows the years she’s spent under The nature of the thing that sits along the the sun riding horses and working her farm. fence line is debatable. It’s essentially a long “I thought I’d be here forever,” she said pile of dirt and gravel meant to keep water later as we walked out toward the property from running 20 feet from the cow pens line she shares with Wilke Feedlot, a 9,000onto Kettle’s property. Whether an engineer head heifer-replacement CAFO. Kettle and her


designed the berm is also debatable. Then there are the toilets. They appeared after Kettle complained to Southwest District Health that Wilke employees had been hopping the berm and defecating on her property. According to both Kettle and Alma Hasse, when the two were walking along the fence and taking pictures of the toilets, the owner harassed them and threatened to take Hasse’s camera from her. Both women left shaken. “You think of the word ‘neighbor,’ the term makes you think friendly or caring about another human being,” Kettle said. “This is certainly not them, and I wouldn’t call them neighbors.” When asked via e-mail about the toilets, berm and relationship with the farm’s neighbors, a Wilke representative, who repeatedly declined to be named, sent this two-sentence statement: “The berm is approved, meets required government specifications and has never failed, and any claims otherwise are incorrect. We adhere to, and are in compliance with, all State and Federal mandates and strict environmental regulations.” The representative did not answer questions about the toilets. After the 2005 discharge, Kettle said Wilke paid her $6,000 for a new well pump and trees to plant along the property line. Wilke was also fined $5,000 by ISDA, but only paid $500 of the fine; the rest was held in abeyance, to be levied in the future if necessary. Oakey said that holding the majority of fines in abeyance is “not an uncommon practice.” “Paying a fine doesn’t do anything to protect the neighbor from future discharges,” said Oakey. “But if there’s $4,500 in looming penalty money ... they tend to get done.” While that may be true, in Kettle’s case, there’s the issue of the berm. It needed to be installed by Dec. 31, 2005, by NRCS standards and approved by ISDA. On the day that I visited Kettle in early July, neither of these things had been done. Two weeks later, when I spoke with ISDA officials, the berm had been approved, even though there was never any evidence of engineering documents. Why did it take five years for ISDA to approve the berm while holding the vast majority of Wilke’s fine in abeyance? “I don’t have a good answer for that,” said Marv Patton, the chief of the ISDA Dairy and Egg bureau. “I think there was some confusion.” ack in Jerome County, the Dimonds are still waiting to see if they’ll be living next to a CAFO. If South View is built, the Dimonds aren’t sure if they’ll be able to stay in their home of 12 years. “I just don’t think I’d want to live in this house,” he said, sitting at the kitchen table, a glass pitcher of pink lemonade his wife Eden just made in front of him, untouched. “I know it’s not huge and fancy, but it’s ours.” In the other room, a boy, maybe 3 or 4 years old, wakes up from a nap on the couch. He’s their youngest and was born premature. The Dimond’s pediatrician told them that they can’t live next to something like a CAFO. His lungs couldn’t handle it. “If it goes in,” said Eden with a sigh, “nobody would want to buy our house. But we couldn’t live here.”




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WEDNESDAY SEPT. 1 culture FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2010 Lord Krishna, a Hindu deity frequently depicted with blue skin and playing the flute, was a mischievous kid. As the story goes, Krishna was fond of stealing butter from the milkmaids. On the annual celebration of Krishna’s birth—known as Janmashtami, which usually falls sometime between mid-August and mid-September—it is common practice for young men to form a pyramid to try to smash a high-hanging clay pot filled with butter. Another messy ritual associated with Janmashtami is the painting of Krishna’s mini footprints using rice flour and water, leading from the front of the house into the temple room. The footprints symbolize the arrival of Lord Krishna. For Hare Krishnas, who believe that Krishna is the supreme Lord above every other god, Janmashtami is one heck of a throwdown. On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Boise Hare Krishna Temple will host an all-night party complete with ritual chanting, traditional Indian music, Indian Bharatanatyam dances and a spread of more than 108 vegetarian dishes. At 6:30 p.m., there will be an unveiling of the Phool Bungalow, a house of 10,000 flowers. In addition, there will be children’s activities including a Krishna poster contest, a children’s fancy dress contest, songs and plays. 6:15 p.m.-1 a.m., FREE, Hare Krishna Temple and Vedic Cultural Center, 1615 Martha St., 208-344-4274,

FRIDAY SEPT. 3 theater WOMAN IN BLACK OPENING AT ISF While the Man in Black might steal your heart or pilfer your pill cabinet, he’s got nothing on The Woman in Black. The antagonist of

Susan Hill’s 1983 novel of the same name, she is a ghost who haunts a small English coastal town. When a young lawyer named Arthur Kipps comes to town to rifle through a recently deceased widow’s papers, he starts hearing goose-bump-inducing noises and begins to uncover strange facts about the woman. According to local lore, catching a glimpse of the Woman in Black means

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a kid will soon die. Hill’s novel was eventually adapted into a play by Stephen Mallatratt and has been running at the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden in London since 1989. The story has proven wildly popular in the United Kingdom, where it has also undergone radio and television adaptations. Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame, is slated to star as Arthur Kipps in a

Qwest Arena, home of the Idaho Stampede, will be hosting a very different stampede Saturday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Sept. 5, with the first-ever Spudtown Knockdown. Those interested in fast-paced oval tracks, wheels and contact sports might be under the wrong impression here. There are no cars, but there will be a super slick roller derby smackdown featuring eight women’s teams, each with eight wheels under their feet. Two teams each consisting of five members will compete at a time. Each team creates what is called a pack, which includes one jammer (the scorer), three blockers (the defense) and one pivot (a blocker who can later become a jammer). You can check out all this action for yourself at the Qwest Arena on Saturday, Sept. 4, starting at 10 a.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 5, at noon. A full weekend pass is $25 for adults and $12.50 for kids 12 and younger. Those who can’t handle a full weekend of roller skating intensity or cannot take the adrenaline rush two days in a row can purchase a single adult ticket for $15 or a kid’s ticket for $7.50. Teams from Seattle; Edmonton, Wash.; Tacoma, Wash.; Edmonton, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; Salt Lake City; Tucson, Ariz.; and Ogden, Utah, will be competing alongside our very own Treasure Valley Roller Girls. These girls may be tough on the course, but they do have a sensitive side. The TV Roller Girls have been involved in community events such as Rake-Up Boise and Paint the Town and have volunteered with the Idaho Food Bank. Roll or walk over to the Qwest Arena this weekend and support the TV Roller Girls. Saturday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m.; Sunday, Sept. 5, noon. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208472-2770,

new film production of the Woman in Black that begins shooting this year. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 3, Idaho Shakespeare Festival will stage its own production, bringing a ghostly vibe to the rapidly chilling fall air at the wooded ISF grounds. The Woman in Black will wrap up ISF’s 2010 season, with continued performances through Sunday, Sept. 26. Friday, Sept. 3-Sunday, Sept. 26, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-336-9221,

FRIDAYSATURDAY SEPT. 3-4 local FALL FOR BOISE KICK-OFF AND DINNER Dear Boise City Department of Arts and Histor y and Downtown Boise Association. We’d like to point out a small spelling error. Your upcoming two month-long celebration Fall for Boise

should more accurately read Summer for Boise. Because, even though the temps are doing some cooldown, heat-up wacky stuff, there’s just no way that it’s already fall. We haven’t yet had our fill of poolsplashing, patio-relaxing, sundress-wearing, barbecuing summertime action. But misspellings aside, “Fall” for Boise will host a free kick-off party on the Grove on Friday, Sept. 3, from 5-7:30 p.m. You can rock out with the Boise City Band and emcee Ken Bass from 94.9 The River while WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Francoise Duresse, Paper bag test case study #4 and #1, mixed media on wood, photos. The red-headed stranger is now a grey-haired legend.





The “paper bag test” was a once common discriminatory practice within the African-American community in which a brown paper bag was held up to someone’s face to determine if they could get into parties, nightclubs or fraternities. Those with skin lighter than or equal to the bag were granted entry whereas those with darker skin were shunned. This is one of many examples of colorism—the notion that lighter-skinned people are somehow smarter or better than those with darker skin—that still exists within numerous ethnic communities across the globe. On Monday, Sept. 6, the Visual Arts Center at Boise State will open “The Paper Bag Test,” a collection of work by multimedia artist Francoise Duresse. The exhibit consists of ink drawings based on popular culture, Andy Warhol-esque collages, portrait paintings and documentary-style interviews. The work addresses “the stratification of social status based upon skin color differences, which has continued from one generation to another within the African Diaspora.” Most of Duresse’s work delves into race in one form or another, for example her satirical fictional characters Queen Nappy and YoYo Yolanda “explore the context of Blaxploitation filmmaking by addressing racial pigeonholes and response to the complexity of daily life experiences connected with popular culture by bringing contemporary events into play with Blaxploitation films.” Duresse has shown her work across the globe—from Neustadt, Germany, to Guatemala City, Guatemala—and will display “The Paper Bag Test” in Gallery Two of the Hemingway Western Studies Center through Friday, Oct. 22. A reception for the show will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Through Friday, Oct. 22, FREE, Hemingway Western Studies Center, Gallery Two, Boise State, 208-426-3994,

Saturday, Sept. 4, from 7-10 p.m. for the Har vest Moon Dinner, presented by the Capital City Public Market. This year’s six-course dinner of local foods and

chowing down on food and slugging back drinks from local vendors. If you prefer to do your Grove partying with a touch more class, head down on


WILLIE NELSON Willie Nelson has had some good times during the last half-century. The bandana-wearing, pot-smoking outlaw country musician is known for his excesses. Whether it’s smoking a joint on the roof of the White House or getting busted by the International Revenue Service for owing $16.7 million in back taxes, the red-headed stranger knows how to go big or go home. And like any country star worth his salt, Willie has amassed quite a collection of odes to the fast-living, whiskey-sodden honky-tonk lifestyle. In “I Gotta Get Drunk,” Willie sings, “There’s a lot of doctors tell me / That I’d better start slowing it down / But there’s more old drunks than there are old doctors / So I guess we’d better have another round.” But there are other sides to Willie that get less attention. For example, who knew that the dude is an avid runner and has a black belt in taekwondo? Or that Willie has an unabashed love for pigs? He admitted the following in a hilarious interview with Vanity Fair’s Eric Spitznagel: “I guarantee you’ve never seen an ugly pig or an ugly bulldog. There’s just something about them that just turns me on. [Laughs.] I’ve got pigs all over the house.” You can catch this part bad boy, part health nut, part pig lover live at Idaho Botanical Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. And if you don’t feel like being on the road again, you can pick up a free shuttle bus in BODO at Eighth and Broad streets. 5:30 p.m. gates, 6:30 p.m. show, $50-$75, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649,

wine will feature chefs from restaurants like Locavore, Brick 29 and Red Feather Lounge. A wine cocktail hour kicks things off at 7 p.m., and dinner gets going at 8 p.m. with tunes from the

Nampa’s Garrity Boulevard is not exactly a gourmand’s playground. If you’re looking for car junkyards, pay-as-you-go cell phone dealers or check-cashing joints, the traffic-packed road has you covered. On a recent trip to Nampa, I did a doubletake as I sped down Garrity. Wedged into a strip mall with a tattoo parlor, a pawn shop and a run-down clothing store, I saw a small sign for a Hawaiian bakery. Pulling open the door to ChocTHE CHOCOLATE olate Bluebird, I was greeted BLUEBIRD by an empty refrigerator case 3116 Garrity Blvd. and a warm smile from owner Ste. 4, Nampa Dwayne-Neal Horikami. A former 208-467-1933 pastry chef at Cottonwood Grille in Boise, Horikami now spends most of his time making fancy cakes for weddings and other events around the valley. In the corner of his random, mural-painted shop, there’s a display case filled with a small selection of whipped cream-topped Hawaiian cakes. Flavors like strawberry-guava, lilikoi (passionfruit), Chantilly and haupia (coconut milk) bat their eyelashes from their 8-inch aluminum pans, beckoning to be taken home. I selected one key lime and one haupia, and the total came to less than $10 (they’re $4.65 a pop). I’ve never been much of a cake person, but these puppies were right up my alley— deliriously fluffy, not-too-sweet and not-too-filling. Looks like Garrity just got a little less garish. —Tara Morgan

Ben Burdick Trio. Friday, Sept. 3, 5-7:30 p.m., FREE; Saturday, Sept. 4, 7-10 p.m., $100; The Grove, 208-345-9287,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY SEPT. 1 Festivals & Events FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2010—Traditional dance, food and activities celebrating Indian culture. 6:45 p.m. FREE. Hare Krishna Temple and Vedic Cultural Center, 1615 Martha St., Boise, 208-344-4274, www. LIQUID FORUM—Liquid Lounge and United Vision for Idaho host a discussion forum showcasing a different local nonprofit each month, along with a silent auction and local music. This month, there will be music from Rochelle Smith followed by a presentation from the Idaho Conservation League about a proposed mine near Garden Valley. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www.

Talks & Lectures

Odds & Ends

GIRLS IN TECH—Featuring local Boise Radio host Stephanie Wick. Join Wick for an evening of humor as she discusses what it’s like to host her local program “That’s Woman’s Work.” 5:45-7 p.m. FREE. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.

Citizen BREAKFAST FOR WALT MINNICK—Breakfast honoring Congressman Walt Minnick with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award. 7:30 a.m. $25. Courtyard Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road, Meridian.

TEXAS HOLDEM POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 8 p.m. FREE. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald, Boise.




On Stage THE WOMAN IN BLACK—A young man searches for the identity and story of a woman he saw at a funeral but whom no one is willing to talk about. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.

Food & Drink BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL FARM STAND—Purchase fresh organic produce harvested by BUGS students. Proceeds benefit BUGS programs. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665, www.

Art 7TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT—The public is invited to observe as more than 20 artists paint the Sawtooth Mountains over the course of four days. There will be a reception, winetasting and art sale to conclude the event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley, 208-774-3536, www.redfishlake. com. TODDLER WEDNESDAY—Children ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult are invited to explore art media related to BAM’s exhibitions. 10 a.m.-noon. Regular admission prices. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, www.

Literature NONFICTION NETWORKING— Talk about your writing and learn about other writers and resources in the Treasure Valley. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, www.

On Aug. 20, Sufjan Stevens surprised the music world with the unexpected release of All Delighted People EP, an eight-song, 60-minute opus available as a digital download for $5. The release is a welcome move from Stevens who has remained mainly dormant since the release of 2005’s Illinois. The EP lightens the mood before the highly anticipated release of The Age of Adz, due out on Tuesday, Oct. 12. But ADPEP is hardly a side note or collection of B-sides. Stevens applies his knack for classical composition to lengthier templates. The 17-minute “Djohariah” begins with soft choral swells that eventually evolve into loud, haunting moans before breaking down into a cacophony of electric guitars, booming drums, brass and strings. The song contains lengths of spacey, Steven Drozd-style guitar solos and a repetitive rhythm that allows the band to build and morph around it. The psychedelic mess eventually lands back in the singer’s lap, with Stevens’ gorgeous voice capping it off amidst a sway of electronic drumbeats. Stevens continues to add electronic elements on the eight-minute, “All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version),” in which traditional Sufjan colors—banjo, lap steel, slide, a large choir—are fused with synthesizer, effects-driven guitar and drum machine. This song, combined with the more standard but equally glamorous, “All Delighted People (Original Version),” form the backbone of the album. Between the longer songs are little nuggets of beauty. “Heirloom” is centered on Stevens’ poetic verse and some smoothly plucked guitar. The song is heavenly, calling to mind the softer side of Kenny Loggins or the Carpenters. “Enchanting Ghost” is a melancholy tune, accented by careful piano taps and an angelic harp. After five long years, this EP is totally worth the wait. Stevens hasn’t lost it; he has matured, evolved and developed his sound. If All Delighted People EP is the appetizer, than The Age of Adz should make for an outstanding main course. —Stephen Foster

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THE HOLE PICTURE Randy Jamison’s work channels his mischievous inner child TARA MORGAN “There once was a cat that planted a tree in his brain.” So begins multimedia artist Randy Jamison’s third animated short. The Cat—a squiggly drawing of a drooling boy without pants and with a hole in his head—sprouts a tree, which is eventually removed with the boy’s brain and eyeballs still entwined in its knotted roots. “There’s something I just love about drawing holes in things. I don’t know why it is,” explained Jamison, smirking. “It could be that there’s just something in there, and I don’t know what it is, and that’s the portal to it. My three favorite things to draw are eyeballs, holes and barf.” In high school, The Cat was one of Jamison’s favorite figures to sketch. On 3-by-5 “Lars Justinen, he owned the Canyon Galnotecards he chronicled the character’s absurd lery and donated his space for the high school adventures, eventually animating a few of the studio art class,” said Jamison. “I showed comics. Though Jamison has been out of high there, and five out of six of my pieces sold.” school for more than 15 years—and is the Justinen continued to nurture Jamison’s founder of Curious Media, a successful interacbudding artistic talent, eventually hiring him tive agency in Nampa, as well as a husband on to work at his agency, Justinen Creative and father of two—his work retains a playful Group. While Jamison cut his teeth learning mischievousness. web design and animation, he continued to “He’s always got big poppin’ eyeballs exhibit his artwork, showing coming out, almost Ren And in places like the Phantom Stimpy-ish kind of stuff,” said Gallery, Coffee News, KofFlying M Coffeehouse gallery fee Klatsch and even Boise co-curator John Warfel. “You Art Museum. can always see the little hairs. “He was a very talented It’s not gross, but it’s kind of guy when he first started out,” like, ‘eww’ … He takes what said Justinen. “He was right would normally be a cutseyoff the streets, kind of didn’t looking thing and adds a little know much about stuff, but edge to it.” he had a funky alternative On First Thursday, Sept. way of looking at stuff that 2, Jamison will exhibit a was very creative.” collection of new ink and Jamison’s latest collection watercolor illustrations at of work retains some old Flying M Coffeehouse. While motifs—eyeballs and holes— some might be unfamiliar with but also explores some more Jamison’s work—he’s kept a complex mathematical and low artistic profile over the visual concepts. One piece past decade due to family and features a boxy-looking truck work constraints—Warfel Thursday, Sept. 2with a giant tailpipe, which insists he’s one of our underapThursday, Sept. 30, FREE. plays with the viewer’s perceppreciated local greats. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE tions of dimension. “Though he hasn’t been out 500 W. Idaho St. “I’ve been explaining it as much, he’s one of the old-school 208-345-4320 the reverse of 3-D, or ‘art for guys that a lot of people knew Cyclops’ … Instead of it beabout from back into the ’90s ing 3-D where it sticks out, it … the Ben Wilsons of the world actually sticks in … I think it’s know who he is even though a the trickery that’s so interesting to me. It’s not lot of other people don’t,” explained Warfel. Jamison got his art start in 1993 at the now exactly what it appears to be,” said Jamison. Other pieces that will adorn the walls defunct Canyon Gallery in Nampa. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Who you calling a scaredy cat?

at Flying M through September include “Untitled,” a dream-like cityscape with a suspended sleeping boy in an orange onesie and Scaredy Cat, which features a white-pencil drawing of a frightened Coraline-meets-SockMonkey feline. “He has a playful, sophisticated-primitive style that is a little off the beaten path that really plays to a philosophy that I think both of us share, which is, at the end of the day, most adults are just children that are boring,” said Justinen. “And he creates interesting visuals that are not boring.” In addition to working on this new collection of illustrations, Jamison also has a number of professional irons in the fire. Curious Media recently secured Disney as a client and has been doing website design for Phineas and Ferb, among other projects. Jamison is also working with toy celeb Caleb Chung (responsible for the Furby and Pleo) and a Chinese company to produce a pet camera/laser-beam device that can be controlled via the Internet. “The guy that was responsible for buying Caleb’s last toy company, Pleo, was looking for a device that fit both the pet and tech markets … He invited us to come to China, and we went and met with the owner of this manufacturing plant there,” said Jamison. “They have something like 400,000 employees.” And that’s a pretty big break for a guy who prides himself on his barf drawings. Lucky for us, even with Jamison’s rising professional success, he still finds time to scribble a hole or eyeball here and there. “He has all these crazy cool ideas. I guess DaVinci built catapults and Randy builds laser cat toys and little robot things,” said Warfel. “He’s got one of those minds that is just all over the place.”

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Expand your Basque vocabulary this First Thursday. Pintxo n. originates from the Spanish verb “pinchar,” meaning “to pierce.” A delicious bite of Basque food speared with a toothpick. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER—Free admission to the museum and tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/ Uberuaga house starting at 6:30 p.m. Jam session with local musicians.

5:30-8:30 p.m. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671, www.basquemuseum. com.

from the Chocolat Bar. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, www.

DRAGONFLY—All sweaters and jackets will be 20 percent off for Dragonfly’s annual back-to-school sale. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234.

IDAHO INDIE WORKS—Author Julie Fanselow will sign copies of her book, Idaho Off the Beaten Path. Wine tasting by St. Regulus. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise.

FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Art 1 by Randy Jamison. See story, Page 19. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE—Beer and cheese from Boise Co-Op and chocolates

LEKU ONA—Music by Amuma Says No! 117 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-3456665, PENGILLY’S—Frim Fram Four. 8:45 p.m. 513 W. Main St., 208-345-6344.

THE RED ROOM TAVERN—Art by 2 Nick Burgdorf. Music from Orbs, Junius, Jump Jets and ATTN. 601 W. Main St., Boise, 208-343-7034.

South Side ALASKA BUILDING—Artist in 3 Residence Program. See fiction writer Nicole Sharp-Rasmussen at work, as well as painter Vieko Valencia. 1020 Main St., Boise. TREASURES—Celebrat4 ATOMIC ing Reuse with an eclectic mix of

vintage retro and found objects. Featured artist will be illustrator and painter Tony Rios. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811,


BOISE ART GLASS—Make your own paperweight. RSVP as 30-minute slots fill up fast. Or come enjoy cheese, crackers and cider while watching free demonstrations. 530 W. Myrtle, Boise, 208-345-1825,


BOISE ART MUSEUM—Studio Art Exploration: Explore “Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey” and create a portrait head or sculpture of a person. At 5:30 p.m., Art Talk: Follow artist Wanxin Zhang as he speaks about his work. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, BROWN’S GALLERY—Opening of show, 7 “The Colors of Fall,” featuring works by John Horejs, Brenda Kaye, Wendy Blickenstaff, David Tinnon and Barbara Michener. Wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery and music by pianist Dr. Todd Palmer. 408 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-6661. CASA DEL SOL—$2 tacos and Tecates. Music by Miguel Gonzalez. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-3660. EIGHTH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— 8 Artist in Residence Program. Multimedia painter Shari Olivieri will open her studio for viewing. Mixed media artist Ben Browne will create a body of work exploring the relationship between a shop stool, the latest products from Apple Computers and the colors purple and green. Mihai Baluta will work on his graphite and gold series, “Origins,” inspired by neolithic figurines. 404 S. Eighth St, Mercantile Building, Boise, 208-3385212, HAIRLINES—Stop in and make an appointment for a new back-to-school “du by Lu.” 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009. HELLY HANSEN—End of summer sale. All spring and summer items are 20-50 percent off. 860 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM—De9 but of the City of Boise’s second annual Employee Art Exhibit. 5-9 p.m. Donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, history. THE MONOGRAM SHOPPE—The new shop opens Sept. 1. Stop by and check it out. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise. QUE PASA—Browse steel artwork for the wall in your home or office as well as silver and turquoise jewelry, saints, diablos, mermaids and dragons. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3859018. R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART 10 GLASS—New works by New Orleans jewelry artist Thomas Mann. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9337, SALON 162—Digital paintings of local 11 landmarks by Amber Grubb. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-386-9908. THE STYLISH STORK—The Barb Bergeson Studio will be setting up the “Crazybooth” to take wacky portraits. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-5655. TABLEROCK BREWPUB AND GRILL—Oil 12 paintings by Dustin Batt and music by Johnny Shoes. 705 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3420944,

Central Downtown AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Spring and summer merchandise marked down up to 75 percent in order to make room for fall inventory. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872. BASEMENT GALLERY—Paintings and 13 drawings by Ego, a Seattle-based artist. There will also be two micro exhibitions with work from established Idaho artists including Jim Budde, Molly Hill, Tarmo Watia and Keith Farnsworth. “Chrysalis” gives young Boise artists Kelly Packer, Tobias Cresci and Cody Rutty their debut. See Downtown News, Page 22. 928 W. Main St., Boise, 208-333-0309.

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS BERRYHILL & CO. RESTAURANT—Meet Scott DeSeelhorst, winemaker from Snake River Winery, at 6:30 p.m. and listen to live jazz-blues. 6:30 p.m. 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3873553, BRICK OVEN BISTRO—Live music from the Decade Blues Band with Rebecca Wright on the patio. 6 p.m. 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3456, www. BRICOLAGE HUMAN14 MADE—Bricolage. Paintings and drawings from Dennis and Jinny DeFoggi. Plus, delicious snacks. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 345-3718, www. DAWSON’S DOWN15 TOWN—Father/daughter show featuring fantasy

Meet author Diane Hammond at Rediscovered Book.

landscape paintings by Jessi Campbell and landscape photos by Tim Buckley. 219 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-5633, www. D.L. EVANS BANK—An16 nual open house and customer appreciation celebra-

ART WALK Locations featuring artists

tion in partnership with the Idaho Humane Society, featuring watercolor animal portraits by Judy Deam. Bring a dog-food donation and get a spin on the prize wheel for a print by Deam. Also, hors d’oeuvres from Rooster’s Eatery. 213 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208331-1399. THE ECLECTIC ART 17 STORE—Enjoy snacks and meet featured co-op artist Laurie Zoerner, who will demonstrate techniques used in her finely crafted wire-wrapped gemstone jewelry. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-2191. ELLA’S ROOM—Ella’s Room will be discounting all pink tagged bras, panties and nighties. 216 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3313552, FALCON TAVERN— 18 Abstract landscape paintings by Rog Lyngaas. 705 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-9473111, THE GROVE PLAZA— 19 Gypsy Gallery: A group of nine artists working in a variety of media who show together four times annually in various locations around Boise. Grove Plaza LISK GALLERY—Showcase of panoramic nature 20 photographs by Mark Lisk and paintings by Carl Rowe and Jerri Lisk. 850 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3773, www.liskgallery. com.

1. Flying M Coffeehous

10. R. Grey Galler y Jewelr y and Ar t Glass

19. The Grove Plaza

11. Salon 162

21. Renewal

12. Tablerock Brewpub and Grill

22. Taj Mahal

6. Boise Ar t Museum

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24. Ward Hooper Galler y

7. Brown’s Galler y

14. Bricolage

8. Eighth Street Marketplace

15. Dawson’s Downtown

25. Ar t Source Galler y

9. Idaho State Historical Museum

16. D.L. Evans Bank

2. Red Room 3. Alaska Building 4. Atomic Treasures 5. Boise Ar t Glass

20. Lisk Galler y

23. Thomas Hammer

26. Galler y 601

17. The Eclectic Ar t Store

27. The Galler y at the Linen Building

18. Falcon Tavern

28. Piazza de Vino


MAI THAI—Buy two entrees and get a free appetizer up to $6.95. Also enjoy happy hour specials: 2-for-1 drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and then again from 9-10 p.m. 750 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-8424, www.maithaigroup. com. OLD CHICAGO—Kids eat free. Karaoke from 10-close in the bar. 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, www.oldchicago. com. PIE HOLE—Music from Sleepy Seeds and Larkspur on the patio. 205 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-7783, www.pieholeusa. com. THE PIPER PUB—Two-for-one happy hour drinks from 3-6 p.m. and food specials. 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-8424.

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS POTTERY GOURMET—Open late to showcase “Brenda’s Salad Dressings,” as well as stoneware and cooking utensils. 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208368-0649.


REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP— Meet author Diane Hammond author of Seeing Stars, Hannah’s Dream and Going to Bend. Hammond will be autographing her book at from 5:30-9 p.m. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229, RENEWAL CONSIGN21 MENT HOMEWARES— Artist in Residence Program. See Sector Seventeen (Collin Pfeifer and Hawk Sahlein) at work in the Renewal Basement in their mission to bring color and vitality to Boise’s streets. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-5444. SOLEMATES—Check out new shoes for fall from Dansko and Naot. 120 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-433-9394. TAJ MAHAL RESTAU22 RANT—Art by Anne Boyles. 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 222, Boise, 208-473-7200, THOMAS HAMMER— 23 Street art by Joe Appel, AKA Thrashbird. 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-433-8004, www. TWIG’S CELLAR—Tasting from Snake River Wines and live piano by Frank Marra. 816 W. Bannock St., lower level, Boise. 208-3448944. WARD HOOPER GAL24 LERY—Preview the complete selection of Boise State art and the new Virginia Tech Game print. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise,

West Side ART SOURCE GAL25 LERY—Opening reception for new glass works by Laura Johnson, with music by JB Duo and wine from Indian Creek Winery. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, GALLERY 601—Images 26 of Boise by Art in the Park artist Will Bullas and wine tasting from Wood River Cellars. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3365899, THE GALLERY AT THE 27 LINEN BUILDING—Opening of new show featuring Ryan Mandell, Caroline Earley, Chad Erpelding and Craig Peariso. See Downtown News, this page. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, MODERN HOTEL AND BAR— Live music by Ned Evett and Dan Costello. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, www. PIAZZA DI VINO—Paint28 ings and photographs by Mika Belle, as well as photos by Patty Payton. 212 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-336-9577. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—$2 off any used CD or DVD $5.99 and above. In the coffee shop, all 12 oz. espresso drinks are only $2 and get $2 off any sale gift item over $5.99. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010, www.

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Chad Erpelding, c-art-ographer.

FOREVER NEVER? FOR NEVEREVER. The Boise State Department of Art has hit the ground running this semester. Not only is the Visual Arts Center is packed with radness—Francoise Duresse’s “The Paper Bag Test” (see Picks Page 17) and Anika Smulovitz’s “Contemporary Judaica”—but Department of Art professors are also branching out into the community to share their work. On First Thursday, Sept. 2, from 5-9 p.m., four Boise State art professors—Ryan Mandell, Caroline Earley, Chad Erpelding and Craig Peariso—will open a group show at The Gallery at the Linen Building. According to his artist’s statement, Mandell’s sculptures and photographs involve “scaled down and streamlined versions of existing architectural forms that are either re-contextualized or re-presented in such a way that architecture’s social influence (or potential for social influence) becomes more evident.” Earley’s sculptural ceramics work, on the other hand, explores the relationship between form and function, while Erpelding’s paintings and drawings investigate “the physical and mental spread of culture on a global scale through references to maps and charts,” according to his artist’s statement. And Peariso’s recent art history work delves into stereotypes in late-60s American protest movements. Those who want to hear more about the exhibit from its creators can head over to the Linen Building on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. for a special presentation. 5-9 p.m., FREE, The Gallery at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3850111, If you haven’t made it over to Basement Gallery yet for “Never Forever,” slink down into the subterranean space for a glimpse of Seattle artist Ego’s whimsically dark tattoo- and street-art-influenced pieces before the show comes down on Saturday, Sept. 4. Also be sure to take a peep at the gallery’s two micro-exhibits: the circus-influenced “Let Me Entertain You,” with pieces from Jim Budde, Molly Hill, Tarmo Watia and Keith Farnsworth and “Chrysalis,” with work from Kelly Packer, Tobias Cresci and Cody Rutty. FREE, Basement Gallery, 928 Main St., 208-333-0309, —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT NOISES OFF!—Farce following the backstage antics of a touring theatre troupe. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000,

STUDIO ART EXPLORATION— Art lovers of all ages and abilities are invited to drop in and explore art media in the Albertson’s Education Studios. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

Odds & Ends

THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,


GIVE A PINT GET A PINT—Give a pint of blood and get a free pint of Meadow Gold ice cream for your trouble. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule a donation. Red Cross Donor Center, 5380 Franklin Road, Boise, 1-800-2744024, locations/boise-donor-center.


POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and start waxing poetic at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-1299.

Food & Drink TEA AND TAROT—Tea paired with teachings about tarot cards. 7:15 p.m. $10. Spirit at Work Books, 710 N. Orchard, Boise, 208-388-3884,

Sports & Fitness TRICYCLE RACES—The disclaimer at the beginning of Jackass was about exactly this sort of thing, which is why it’s awesome. 10 p.m. FREE. The Lobby, 760 W. Main St., Boise, 208-991-2183,

Art 7TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley, 208-774-3536,


FIRST THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN BOISE—See Page 19 for a special First Thursday insert. 5-9 p.m. FREE, For more information, visit www.downtownboise. org.

KABBALISTIC ASTROLOGY SEMINAR—Learn about the kabbalistic insights that conventional astrology does not provide. 7 p.m. $10. Hotel 43, 981 Grove St., Boise, 208-342-4622, www.



EARLY BOISE STORIES—A fresh new take on local history from storyteller Ben Kemper. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.

GOLDFISH RACING—Goldfish are placed in a raingutter, and it’s your job to urge them on toward the other end by blowing through a straw. Winner gets a big effin’ bar tab and their fish. 10 p.m. FREE. Mack and Charlie’s, 507 W. Main St., Boise, 208-830-9977, THE MERIDIAN SINGERS—A group for enthusiastic women who like to sing a cappella in the barbershop style. The ability to read music is not necessary. 7:30-9 p.m. The Music Den, 245 E. Blue Heron Lane., Meridian, 208-724-6311. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.

FRIDAY SEPT. 3 Festivals & Events FALL FOR BOISE KICK-OFF—See Picks, Page 16-17. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove, downtown Boise. Information at

On Stage NOISES OFF!—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com. THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.



Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.


Workshops & Classes VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages. No partner required. 7 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www.

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8 DAYS OUT Art FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE— Take a stroll through downtown Eagle and visit local merchants and galleries along the way. First Friday invites the public to stop in to shops and enjoy a drink, art and music. 4-9 p.m. Downtown Eagle, Old State Street and Eagle Road, Eagle.

Talks & Lectures METRO CONVERSATIONS— Various Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Boise Association businesses host this early morning event designed to offer the public a chance to meet one another while discussing things happening within our community. 8-9 a.m. FREE, Moon’s Kitchen Cafe, 712 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-385-0472.

Kids & Teens LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Alcohol-free hip-hop dancing for teenagers every Saturday night. 10 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425,

Odds & Ends ART AND SCIENCE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE—Open house to meet doctors and ask questions about naturopathic medicine. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Natural Health, 4219 Emerald St., Boise, 208-338-0405, www. BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3433397.

SATURDAY SEPT. 4 Festivals & Events CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Open-air market with all manner of local food and products from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts, all served from the freshest of vendors. Live music acts, plus local arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth Street, 8th and Idaho, Boise.

On Stage NOISES OFF!—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com. SUMMER ICE SHOWS—Performance by Olympic Silver Medalist Sascha Cohen. Show begins at dusk. $32-$98. Sun Valley Pavilion, Ketchum, Idaho. THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.

Sports & Fitness SPUDTOWN KNOCKDOWN—Two-day, eight-team, doubleelimination Roller Derby tournament featuring local and international competitors. 10 a.m. $15. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497,

Food & Drink HARVEST MOON DINNER—See Picks, Page 16-17 for more information. Fancy wine and grub from Locavore, Brick 29, Le Cafe de Paris and the Red Feather Lounge, along with entertainment from Fool Squad! and the Ben Burdick Trio. More info at 7-10 p.m. $100. The Grove, downtown, Boise.

Animals & Pets GOT NEWF?—Newf is short for Newfoundland, one of the giant breeds of dogs. If you have one, then get together with other dogs and owners and play. For more information, e-mail tandb26@ 5 p.m. FREE. Morris Hill Park, NE corner of N. Roosevelt St. and Alpine St., Boise. INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY—Learn about the role condors and vultures play in our environment and enjoy films, kids’ activities and flight demonstrations by Lucy, a 10-year-old turkey vulture, as part of a worldwide celebration for a group of birds threatened by extinction. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$7. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-362-8687, www.

SUNDAY SEPT. 5 On Stage NOISES OFF!—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com.

FREDDY’S FRIDAYS—Free admission to the Discovery Center every Friday until November. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, www. GIVE A PINT GET A PINT—See Thursday. Red Cross Donor Center, 5380 Franklin Road, Boise, 1-800-274-4024, www. boise-donor-center. IMPROV DANCE PERFORMANCE—Members of the Footlight Dance faculty will perform dances inspired by Patrick Dougherty’s installation, Center Piece, during the Ketchum Art Walk. The dancers will be accompanied by live musicians. 6 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley, Idaho. NOCHES LATINAS—Dance to durangese, merengue, cumbia, bachata and salsa music. For all ages. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-0304.

Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.

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8 DAYS OUT THE WOMAN IN BLACK—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.

Boise, 208-426-3994, www.

Sports & Fitness SPUDTOWN KNOCKDOWN—See Saturday. Noon. $15. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497, www.

Talks & Lectures

Rainier cans, or get a “ghetto bucket” (two of each) for $4. 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s Trailer Park Cuisine, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-384-9008, www.

PRAXIS LODGE PUBLIC DIALOGUES SERIES—A monthly meet to engage in discussions pertaining to science, ethics, culture, philosophy, humanism and free masonry, hosted by Praxis Lodge. Each session features a presentation followed by open dialogue. Everyone is invited to attend. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-344-7272, www.

PIONEER TOASTMASTERS— Participants are invited to work on their public speaking with the Pioneer Toastmasters speaking club. Guests and new members are always welcome. Not so sure you want to speak? No problem, show up and sit in. For more information, e-mail 6-7:30 p.m. FREE, 208-559-4434. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise.



NETWORKING JOB CLUB—Networking Job Club meets to offer leads, tips, insights and ideas with focus on career assessment, finding the hidden job market, networking, internet success, developing a successful resume and interview coaching. Facilitator and guest speakers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-0011.

Food & Drink ANNUAL LABOR DAY PICNIC— Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, salad, cake, ice cream and beverages. Hosted by the The Boise Central Trades and Labor Council. Noon-4 p.m. $3 or three cans of food. Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise.

Odds & Ends

Workshops & Classes

CHOIR PRACTICE FOR COMMON GROUND CHOIR—The community choir welcomes new voices. Come and listen, meet the director and join the choir. 6:45 p.m., FREE, 208-389-4736, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise.

BASIC WATERCOLOR PAINTING—Learn to paint by breaking down the subject to its simplest form, beginning with a simple sketch and progressing to a complete picture in this four-week class. For ages 18 and older. 6 p.m. $60. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, www.

BRONCOS GAME NIGHTS—Free food with wine or beer purchase. Poole on games. Best orangeand-blue outfit wins a free bottle of wine. And cookoffs for prizes. 5:30 p.m. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway. 44, Star, 208-286-7960, www.

Art THE PAPER BAG TEST—New mixed-media project from Francoise Duresse. See Picks, Page 17. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center, 1910 University Dr.,

PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at second hand stores. $1 PBR, Oly, or

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

TUESDAY SEPT. 7 Festivals & Events PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP AND POETRY SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE— The Slam of Steel is a chance for poets to perform their own brand of spoken-word poetry, a combination of literature and performance, in front of a crowd. For more information, e-mail 6 p.m. FREE for workshop; $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632.

Food & Drink TUESDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET—The parking lot of the North End Organic Nursery on Hill Road will host local growers and farmers selling produce. Gardeners and farmers interested in selling at the market should contact Bingo Barnes at or by calling 208-389-4769. 5-7 p.m. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-3894769,

Citizen CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS— Boise City Council meetings are held every Tuesday evening, except the fourth Tuesday of the month, when meetings are held at noon. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.,

Odds & Ends BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—The club meets the first Tuesday and second Friday of the month. See website for more info. FREE, Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895. GIVE A PINT GET A PINT—See Thursday. Red Cross Donor Center, 5380 Franklin Road, Boise, 1-800-274-4024, www. boise-donor-center.


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8 DAYS OUT KILROY COFFEE KLATCH—Join other WWII-generation people for a morning of conversation and friendship. All veterans are welcome and there are often guest speakers. For more information, e-mail 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, 208-465-6446, www. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS— Meet up with other professionals to collaborate on topics of community service and well-being. 5:15 p.m. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-395-1531. TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. TEXAS HOLDEM POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald, Boise.

may donate their time to help build and repair bicycles for the needy. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, BOISE COFFEE PARTY—Discussion of progressive issues and actions surrounding education and the election in November. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. The Fixx, 224 10th St., Boise, 208-3314011.

Kids & Teens MAKE AND TAKE WEDNESDAYS—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older held in The Secret Garden. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.gardencity.

Odds & Ends BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome, no age limit. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian.

Calls to Artists AUDITIONS FOR OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUS—The Angelus Chorus is for secondfourth and the Children’s Chorus is for fifth-10th graders. Angelus Chorus auditionees will sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” If accepted rehearsals start Wednesday, Sept. 15. Call 208-345-3531 for an audition. Sept. 8-11. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., 208-345-3531, www.


WEDNESDAY SEPT. 8 Food & Drink BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL FARM STAND—Purchase fresh organic produce harvested by BUGS students. Proceeds benefit BUGS programs 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208424-6665,

Workshops & Classes ZUMBA—6:30 p.m. $12. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd, Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403, www.

Literature DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Twice a month, authors and teachers Malia Collins and Adrian Kien offers writers of all levels a chance to create and share work in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, www. FREEDOM NOW AUTHOR MARK BUTLER—Four-week lecture and discussion series covering topics of healthier living and achieving your potential. 7 p.m. FREE. Eagle Literary Foundation, 222 E. State St., Eagle, 208-939-7444, THE WRITE TO TELL THE TALE—Non-fiction writers meet to receive and share critiques and ideas in a supportive and helpful atmosphere. 7-9 p.m. FREE, Writers.html. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise.


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ONDREJ SMEYKAL AT REEF, AUG. 26 Right behind “Everybody should just calm down and listen to Glenn Beck” on the list of things I thought I’d never say, is: “I saw an amazing didgeridoo player.” But that’s because it had never occurred to me that anyone could play like Ondrej Smeykal did at Reef on Aug. 26. The droning buzz that had bored me so many times at backyard barbecues was nowhere to be found. Instead Smeykal beat-boxed through the didge, creating a rich range of rhythms and textures ranging from ragged rumbling bass lines to percussive high-end pops and chirps and breathy melodies. The result was dance music, kicks and snares, break-beats and riffs, and melodic lines and samples. Even vocoders and talk-boxes. Were I hearing his album rather than seeing a performance, I probably would have mistaken him for a DJ. His music sounded more like it came from an 808 than it did a hollowed-out stick. Even with him seated cross-legged on the stage, eyes closed as he played like he was in a deep trance, it was hard to believe there wasn’t a sampler hidden somewhere. But perhaps the best part was that though the didgeridoo is an aboriginal Australian instrument, Smeykal is Czech, making his music all the more pleasantly unlikely. Though it’s not locked down yet, Smeykal is hoping to do another U.S. tour in April after a big world music festival in New Orleans. And whatever preconceived notions I may have had about the instrument, if he comes back, I’ll be right there in the front. That said, there will never be a time when we should all calm down and listen to Glenn Beck. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


ON A WING AND A SONG The Starlings go country with Bright Light AMY ATKINS

Since the days when the rock star’s uniform was a flannel shirt and baggy jeans with the knees blown out, we have looked to Seattle’s music scene to see what trickles down from the Sound and into our ears. If Seattle’s the Starlings catch on—and there’s a good chance they will—we’re going to be loading our iPods with Americana/folk/country. With their third full-length, Bright Light (self-produced, July 2010), in their denim pockets, the energetic foursome is set to tour for a month in the short, yellow bus they have affectionately dubbed Saunders. While this tour will take them through Utah, Colorado, parts of the Southwest, California and here to Boise on Thursday, Sept. 9, a larger tour in 2008 took them to the other side of country where they stayed for a while. Vocalist and band co-leader Joy Mills explained that she and her partner (both any given time, more entertainment options in music and life) Tom Parker spent an vying for people’s time. It’s something that extended period of time in Gloucester, works both for and against a band. Mass., in 2008. That seems such a strange “It feels more congested,” Mills said. place to find inspiration for her twangtinged, banjo-bounced lyrics and the mostly “But at the same time, I did feel that people uptempo mandolin, violin, accordion, piano go out to live music more often on every night of the week as opposed to Seattle and harmonica that accompany them. where it’s so hard to get people to get out of In “Flotsam & Jetsam” she sings, “I the house.” was sitting down on Main Street pickin’ It’s a kind of have-your-cake-and-eatin the local fair / When I met a man from it-too situation. The band loves to play in Tucson with burdens to unbear / Said, ‘My front of larger audiences, but Mills finds head’s on fire from the ghosts I’ve met. Oh that her creative juices actually flow more my darlin’ don’t look now, they ain’t gone freely when she’s alone. nowhere yet.’” “I require a lot of solitude to write,” She tries to pack up and head out of Mills said. town, but the flotsam Other than the and jetsam of her life constant presence keep her pinned in THE STARLINGS of Mills, Parker and place. Thursday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m., FREE. drummer Aimee Zoe “A friend from RECORD EXCHANGE Tubbs, the band had Seattle had bought a 1105 W. Idaho St. seen a few lineup church [in Gloucester] changes since its 2005 that was no longer a Thursday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m., FREE. inception. And that church,” Mills said. REEF may be part of the “He and Tom used 106 S. Sixth St. reason Mills keeps to be colleagues in a songs kind of close contracting business, to the chest as she so we would go out there and work on the church. That’s partly writes. But with bassist and mandolinist what we were doing that summer to supple- Moe Provencher establishing roots in the band and the quartet solidifying (Provenchment the tour.” er produced the album), Mills has opened Mills said they are entertaining another up that part of the creative process a little. trek east in 2011 but that she’s not cut Mills is a song-crafter but definitely has out for East Coast living. While it’s easier more of a poet’s sensibility. And poets don’t to tour out there where cities are much usually collaborate. closer and populations are denser (thereby “I’m a little protective of that solitude,” guaranteeing a larger concentration of venues), there is also a lot more going on at Mills said. “But as the band has played toWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Those darling Starlings.

gether longer, especially on this last album, we tweaked a lot more of the songs than before.” While objectively this album could easily be classified as country (iTunes even thinks so), that term carries such weight that people are often turned off before they even turn on the CD player. But the Starlings are finding acceptance—and accolades—everywhere they go. They have performed with Americana stars the Avett Brothers (“We played with them right before they blew up,” Mills admitted, laughing), Todd Snider and Eilen Jewell. Seattle tastemaker KEXP 90.3, a college radio station broadcast from the University of Washington, described the band blithely: “The Starlings’ vocal harmonies, acoustic goodness and sweet blend of folk and country set the stage for the band’s storied original songwriting and the compelling presence of vocalist Joy Mills.” Even British fans are drawn to the harmoniously told tales. Americana UK wrote, “Driven along by songwriter-in-chief Joy Mills’ regretful vocals (with guitarist Tom Parker taking the odd song for variety), all the band harmonise and swing with effortless ease and grace and create a beautiful blend of folk and classic rural country.” So, yes, this is a country album. And, yes, in some circles, the Starlings could be considered a country band. But they are so much more than that. They serve up a big ol’ cup of bittersweet country, honey it up with a dollop of Americana and stir in the soft vibrations of folk. They might just be a recipe of things to come.

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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 1 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With Budos Band and A Seasonal Disguise. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza

SLIPPERY ELMO—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown WORLD HISTORY—With Colby Meade and No Comprendo. 8 p.m. $2. Flying M Coffeegarage

ANDY FRASCO—9 p.m. FREE. Reef BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s THE BOURBON DOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

DUM DUM GIRLS, SEPT. 1, NEUROLUX In 1984, British band Talk Talk released one of their best singles ever: “Dum Dum Girl.” Whether California-based Dum Dum Girls took their band name from the song isn’t for sure, but with names like Bambi, Dee Dee, Jules and Sandy, it might be hard to take them seriously. Until you hear them. These guitar-wielding goddesses incorporate echoing choruses reminiscent of ’60s girl groups. But the Dum Dum Girls aren’t interested in goin’ to the chapel. They are, however, going to let you know where you stand: “Don’t talk to me / not even a word / not even a whisper / just button your lip.” Dum Dum Girls’ 2010 release, I Will Be (Sub Pop Records) is the audio expression of the group’s leather-and-lace performance persona. It’s a release to which gave an 8.2, describing it as “a blistering half-hour of menacing, witty bubblegum pop.” Take some cream and bandages with you because these girls are probably even hotter live. —Amy Atkins With locals Spondee. 9 p.m., $9. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th,

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DAN COSTELLO—6 p.m. FREE. Solid DUM DUM GIRLS—With Spondee. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers PATRICIA FOLKNER WITH JOEL KASERMAN—7:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—With DJ Naomi Sioux. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s SHIRLEY VANPAEPAEGHEM—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

THURSDAY SEPT. 2 BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY WEBER—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper THE BLACK CROWES—With The Truth and Salvage Company. 7 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion DAVID ROBERT KING—10 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian ELECTRIC LOVE COBRAS—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon THE FLAVORS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa Nights HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza ORBS—With Junius, Jump Jets and ATTN. 9 p.m. $6. The Red Room THE SOUL CATS—6 p.m. $10. Idaho Botanical Garden TYLER FORTIER—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

FRIDAY SEPT. 3 ALI KAMIYA—With Thanksgiving. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage BACK TO THE BEAT—Featuring DJs Jeremiah, Dayne, Big Ups, The Quiz Kid and Hyperfunk. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Mardi Gras DDF ALL-STARS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s DEAD CONFEDERATE—With Futurebirds. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux DJ SNUG THE JOINER—With Damien Noir and Owlright. 8 p.m. $3. Visual Arts Collective END OF SUMMER JAM—Featuring Asher Roth, Jeremiah and J. Cole. 8 p.m. $18. Knitting Factory

SHAIMUS—With Stop Drop and Party and Riah. 7 p.m. $10. The Venue

SATURDAY SEPT. 4 A SEASONAL DISGUISE—With Your Friend Peter Giles. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux COLISEUM—With Burning Love and Bonedance. 7 p.m. $8. The Red Room DDF ALL-STARS—10 p.m. $3. Tom Grainey’s ERIC GRAE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS WITH PATRICK KURDY—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

MALADROIDS—With Sundowners, La Knots and Strong End Hook Joint. 8 p.m. $3. Visual Arts Collective

JOHN HANSEN—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

NED EVETT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

MOONDANCE—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

NEXT IN LINE—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank

NATHAN J. MOODY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

PHILLY’S PHUNKESTRA—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

PHILLY’S PHUNKESTRA—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

POKE—8 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club







JIM LEWIS—11 a.m. FREE. Focaccia’s KEN HARRIS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Featuring Sarah Sample. 4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

MONDAY SEPT. 6 BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill DAMION SUOMI AND THE MINOR PROPHETS—With Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats and New Transit. 9 p.m. $5. The Red Room PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid STEVEN TONEY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid

CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Solid EVETT AND COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel

JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

JUDGEMENT DAY—9 p.m. $3. The Red Room

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND—7:30 p.m. $15. Taco Bell Arena


POKE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid


TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY—With Ryan Bingham. 6:30 p.m. $50-$75. Idaho Botanical Garden

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 8 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Rooster McCabe and Soul Serene. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza DAN COSTELLO—6 p.m. FREE. Solid DESIRAE BRONSON—6 p.m. FREE. Bardenay-Eagle


THE FLING—With Mickey the Jump. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—With DJ Naomi Sioux 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s SHIRLEY VANPAEPAEGHEM QUARTET—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian SKIN AND NEEDLES—Featuring Max MacVeety and DJ Zeph. 9 p.m. FREE. Reef STEVE EATON—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown SUCKERS—With Finn Riggins. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

SONG & DANCE DJS—Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony, Cowgirls. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony, Catacomb Club, Boise Cafe, Neurolux, Sin. Sat: Balcony, Boise Cafe, Catcomb Club, Neurolux, Sin. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony. KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, Ha’Penny, Navajo Room, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Sin, Terry’s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, Navajo Room, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Fri: 44 Club, Navajo Room, Nuthouse, Overland, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Sunshine Lounge, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Sat: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Hooligans, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Navajo Room, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Mon: 44 Club, The Buffalo Club, Overland, Navajo Room, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Tue: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Liquid, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvy’s, Shoty’s, Navajo, Terry’s, Willi B’s. OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, Thu: O’Michael’s. Mon: Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. Tue: Primo’s. For complete music schedule visit

DEAD CONFEDERATE, SEPT. 3, NEUROLUX When Dead Confederate came through Boise last year, their Record Exchange in-store and their co-headlining set with the Meat Puppets at what was then the Grizzly Rose (now Sin), were startling. The Athens, Ga., (from whence The Whigs hail) band thundered through some impeccably crafted rock led by singer/guitarist Hardy Morris, a wisp of a man whose raspy voice sometimes sounds like he just woke up ... from a dream in which he carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. The guy is mesmerizing. We turn to Nashville and Austin to find out where country music is going. We look to the Pacific Northwest to see what appellation “indie” will add next. And we ask the coasts, both East and West, for the lowdown on where punk and hardcore are headed. But it wouldn’t be a bad idea if we picked up the phone and called Athens to find out what rock’s plans are for the future. —Amy Atkins

V E N U E S Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

With Futurebirds. 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th,

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival put its grant to very good use.

WE GRANT YOU $3.55 MILLION WORTH OF WISHES Speaking of grants, twice each year, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awards hundreds of thousands of dollars to nonprofits in the five Pacific Northwest states, including several in Idaho. 2010 marks the foundation’s 20th year and Vice President Sue Coliton Senior Program Officer Jim McDonald discussed just how much the foundation has awarded during those two decades. “Since inception, we’ve given out about $400 million to non-profit organizations across the five-state region. Specifically in Idaho, we’ve given $3.55 million,” Coliton said. It’s a total that’s funded 72 grants. Of those, 42 percent has gone to art and culture, about 36 percent has gone to health and human services and the remainder has gone to education, library and science projects. Boise Art Museum, Boise Contemporary Theater, Company of Fools, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Cabin and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts have all received art grants ranging from $5,000 to Company of Fools for a production of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya, to $150,000 to BAM for a three-year programming plan. But the largest single grant from the foundation was $230,000 to the Idaho Food Bank, which will use the money to update its inventory management system. “It’s part of a category we established during the recession, called ‘Economic Relief,’” Coliton explained. “It’s really focused on providing funding to organizations that are serving people who are really being impacted by the recession, who are unemployed, out of work and really facing challenges.” McDonald, who joined the foundation about a year ago, wanted to know more about the arts organizations the foundation would be funding, so he visited the organizations that received grants. “When I got to Ketchum, Company of Fools was starting the first production of their season, which was The 39 Steps. It was one of the few chances that I got to see exactly what we’re supporting.” McDonald then came to Boise and met with ISF, BAM, BCT, Opera Idaho and The Cabin. He was impressed with the collaborative nature of these organizations. “In the fall of 2009, we awarded $75,000 to Idaho Shakespeare, but it was for a project between BCT and Idaho Shakespeare … to help BCT go web-based with their behind-the-house work (IT, box office),” McDonald said. “In Hailey, when they heard I was going to see Mark [Hofflund] at Shakespeare, they said to say hi to him. [In Idaho] it’s all quality work and great people.” —Amy Atkins

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A LITTLE GRANT GOES A LONG WAY Checking in on some BW Cover Grant recipients AMY PENCE-BROWN Earlier this year, local artist Brooke Burton used a $525 grant she received through the Boise Weekly Cover Auction to help purchase materials to create three huge topographic maps loosely based on the Hawaiian islands. The gigantic sculptural maps are each 8-feet tall by 4-feet wide and are created from her favorite media: green and white packaging peaMichael Cordell’s Farah, c. 1985, from Kodachrome transparency slide. nuts, foam core and plastic shrink wrap. The materials are unusual, oddly expensive and the residency program is to inspire artists via “There were all these great ideas floating difficult to come by in large quantities in Boise. solitude combined with awe-inspiring natural around on how to promote and sustain music Burton recently graduated with a MFA wonders, in exchange for a completed artwork from Boise State and is dually fascinated and in Boise but without a group to manage them, for the park’s permanent collection and a they would’ve fizzled out,” Ward explains. dismayed by scientific classification systems free public lecture for park visitors. But when In 2009, she founded Go Listen Boise with and artifacts of popular culture. Burton’s Furlong discovered the travel and food costs Stephanie Coyle who, according to Ward, is quirky aesthetic landed her a recent artist“Boise’s biggest music fan.” Together they pro- were not only expensive and the responsibility in-residency in the 8th Street AIR program, of the artist, but she was worried she’d have to duced Grand ’Ol Time, a six-month series of where she was able to expand her work in local old time strummin’ bands combined with decline. With the help of a $1,000 BW grant, a much larger way, as her new gallery space swing dance lessons held at the Linen Building. she was able to make it work. was quadruple the size of her home studio. “The extreme amount of daylight hours Thus far their $2,500 BW grant has been used In March of this year, a group of arts and the overwhelming power of the physical to pay the musical acts. professionals—including myself—gathered in But it was the introduction of the PJ Dean landscape there … it just blew me away,” says the BW conference room with the goal of disFurlong, who spent her July residency soaking persing the proceeds from the 2009 BW Cover Artist Grant that most intrigued the panel. it all in. She also made preliminary aids for Originally earmarked as a $1,000 award to Auction (which is held each November) in the a body of work to be shown in a fall 2011 be presented to one artist, form of grants to arts organiexhibition at the Linen Building. the panel was so impressed zations and, for the first time, Michael Cordell has been an active particiwith the applicants they individual artists like Burton. pant in Boise’s creative community for more decided to award money to All told, 19 applications were than 30 years. He, too, received a $1,000 three artists in the grant’s evaluated and more than grant to help preserve and document a large inaugural year. $14,000 was granted to nine body of work he made between 1981 and “The Boise Weekly has projects that the panel felt 1988: around 1,300 photographs of Boise’s been a long-time supporter had the most ingenuity and drag queen culture. Friends with many in the of the arts locally, and it’s community impact. gay community, Cordell was a regular at a great to see their new grant Six organizations received variety of coronations and pageants staged supporting individual artists funds for specific projects: at such iconic landmarks as Shucky’s Bar and in their quest to just make Trey McIntyre Project for the Mardi Gras ballroom. Cordell has since work, take risks and be Spurban dances, Boise Art moved from photography to sculpture, and creative,” says Karen Bubb, Walks for downtown walkthe big box of slides containing this work was public arts manager for the ing tours, TRICA for arts put out of his mind until recently. Luckily, he City of Boise Department of education, Has Bin Project realized the importance of the body of work, Arts and History. to create public art from not only artistically but historically and began Kirsten Furlong, a recycling bins, BOSCO for investigating local resources and institutions printmaker and the direcartist open studios tours and to conserve it. Cordell has made arrangements tor of Boise State’s Visual Go Listen Boise, a volunteerfor the collection to be gifted to the Boise State Arts Center gallery, found run group whose goal is to Brooke Burton’s Green on White Special Collections, which houses all sorts of out earlier this year that she foster and promote a diverse with Islands. unique rarities pertaining to Idaho history. received a prestigious grant musical culture. This year’s BW Cover Art Auction They already hold a number of documents rethrough Denali National Park Go Listen Boise wanted is Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Idaho lating to Boise’s LGBT history and community, in Alaska to be an artist-into educate and “create active State Historical Museum. so the photographs will become a superb asset. residence this summer. Only listeners instead of passive three artists a year are chosen Pursuing projects like Cordell’s as an individual listeners,” says Ali Ward, artist is difficult. Bubb agrees. for the program, which includes two weeks co-founder of the group (and percussionist in “These grants financially and morally supin the park’s remote and rustic East Fork Boise’s own Hillfolk Noir) so she began brainport the artists’ journey as creators in our comstorming ways to organize major players in the Cabin, which was built in the 1920s and has munity and are much-needed,” she says. local music scene, from singers to shop owners. no running water or electricity. The basis of WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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KEVIN KLINE’S KLUTZ The Extra Man in desperate need of extra help GEORGE PRENTICE Kevin Kline gives a wonderful performance in The Extra Man. That was to be expected. Unfortunately, his skills are wasted in one of the most disappointing films of the year. About halfway through what feels like an interminable movie, two of the characPaul Dano and Kevin Kline: terrified that someone might recognize them from The Extra Man. ters echoed my thoughts. Louis (Paul Dano) asks his quasi-mentor Harry (Kline), “Is it who is Louis’ workmate, is not a catalyst to so wrong to be interested in you?” Without more than extra. I’m essential. Women the plot but rather a passerby. There’s more usually outlive their husbands, so there’s a thought, Harry replies, “Of course. I’m electricity in a 9-volt battery than between always room for an extra man at the table. not remotely interested in you.” Holmes and Dano. What I bring is the complete package: wit, And that was pretty much how I felt The biggest heartbreak is Kline’s Harry. intelligence, an uncommon joie de vivre.” when the ending credits rolled. He wanders through The Extra Man as if he Two hours earlier when the movie began, But as an audience, we can only hope. was in search of a better movie. I’m guessFor some crazy reason, directors Shari The Extra Man had everything going for it. Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (it took ing that Kline was attracted to the project First, it has an excellent cast: Kline, Dano, John C. Reilly, Katie Holmes and legendary two directors to helm this mess?) don’t trust because Harry is such a comically rich chartheir central characters enough. Instead they acter. It’s just too bad Kline couldn’t have stage actress Marian Seldes. played every other role in the movie, writintroduce a hamKline’s Harry is ten the script, directed the film and scored fisted plot centered a hoot. Living just the music. The soundtrack is as confused on cross-dressing. It this side of povTHE EXTRA MAN (R) turns out that Louis, as the plot. One moment, it’s thumping erty, he spends late Directed by Shari Springer Berman rhythm and blues, the next it’s sappy pop. in his self-exploranights dancing solo and Robert Pulcini Instead of whimsical, quirky or even ection, would prefer to to classical music. Starring Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, explore that self in a centric, The Extra Man is smug, vulgar and His movements are John C. Reilly, Katie Holmes disappointing, but in spite of all of its failbra and nightgown. one part Catherine Opens this Friday at Flicks And crime of crimes, ings, there is one memorably charming moGraham, three parts ment in The Extra Man. On a wintery New they waste Reilly, psychedelic chicken. York beach, Reilly sings “Lara’s Theme who usually gins Harry is a would-be (Somewhere My Love),” as Kline teaches up any comedy he’s in. Here he plays an playwright who’s more of a must-be opDano how to waltz. The whole thing lasts inner-city grizzly of a man who speaks in a portunist. He’s a social-climbing escort but falsetto. The gimmick is good for a laugh or about 20 seconds. Too bad it didn’t last the quick to say he’s not a gigolo. length of the movie. two but very quickly wears thin. “I’m an extra man,” Harry explains. And rarely-seen Katie Holmes’ Mary, “Although, I would argue that I’m much

SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings


GRIEFWALKER—Film examining death and grief. Sat., Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. $10-$15 donation. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-375-0751, www.

THE AMERICAN—George Clooney plays an assassin hiding out in Italy after trying to leave his profession behind him. (R) Edwards

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE— Special screening of the 2004 film that served as Idaho’s cultural ambassador before Trey McIntyre came to town. Mon., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. $8.50. Flicks Theatre, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208342-4222.

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THE DRY LAND—Local producer Heather Rae’s new film about a soldier returning from Iraq and struggling to adapt to life at home. (R) Flicks THE EXTRA MAN—Kevin Kline plays a lousy playwright and male escort. See Review, this page. (R) Flicks

GOING THE DISTANCE—Justin Long and Drew Barrymore star in a romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship. Hilarity ensues. (R) Edwards MACHETE—Robert Rodriguez’s full-length film based on the fake trailer he shot for Grindhouse, in which an ex-Federale seeks revenge on his former employers who tried to have him killed. Stars Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin and Bobby DeNiro. (R) Edwards

Continuing AVATAR SPECIAL EDITION—A marine takes remote control of an alien body to infiltrate a tribe on the planet Pandora. Re-released with unseen bonus footage. (PG-13) Edwards 22 DESPICABLE ME—Armed with a score of threatening artillery, the villainous Gru, (Steve Carrell) is plotting to steal the moon when three orphaned girls get in his way. (PG) Edwards 22 DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS— Tim’s (Paul Rudd) boss hosts a monthly event in which the

employee who brings the biggest buffoon gets a careerboost. The scheme backfires when he brings Barry (Steve Carell). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 EAT, PRAY, LOVE—On the heels of a painful divorce, a woman (Julia Roberts) sets out to explore the world and seek out her destiny. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE EXPENDABLES— A group of mercenaries undertake a near-impossible operation to overthrow a dictator in South America. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22



Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:35, 4:20, 8


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:50, 4:05, 6:50, 9


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:20, 7:30, 10:05 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:45, 3:25, 6:45, 9:15


Flicks: F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M: 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:30, 7:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:30, 3:30, 6:25, 9:25


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 4, 7:10, 9:40 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12:40, 1:45, 3:05, 4:15, 5:30, 7:05, 7:50, 9:30, 10:15


Flicks: F-Su: 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:20; M: 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:20; Tu: 5:05, 7:15, 9:20


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Flicks: W-Th: 4:20, 7, 9:25;

F-Su: 1:30, 4:20, 7, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:20, 7, 9:25 INCEPTION—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:40, 8 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 6:55, 10:05


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:30, 4:40, 7:50


Flicks: W-Th: 4:55, 7:05, 9:15


Edwards 9: W-Th: 2, 4:50, 7:40, 9:50

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:25, 12:50, 2:35, 3:15, 4:45, 5:35, 7, 7:45, 9:20, 10 LOTTERY TICKET—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1, 3:20, 6:15, 8:40

NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS— Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:15, 3:50, 6:20, 8:50 THE OTHER GUYS—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:50, 3:30, 6:50, 9:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:20, 4, 7:15, 9:45


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 2:10, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 2:45, 5:05, 7:35, 9:55

SCOTT PILGRIM VERSUS THE WORLD— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4:10, 7:20, 10:10 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 SOLITARY MAN—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:10, 3:45, 6:40 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:40, 3:10, 7, 9:30

Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:15, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:20 TAKERS— TOY STORY 3—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:55, 3:55, 6:30, 8:55

TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE— Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10 VAMPIRES SUCK—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 3:50, 8:10, 10:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:30, 3:35, 5:45, 7:55, 10

T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208377-3072, Movie times listed were correct as of press time. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

GET LOW—A hermit (Robert Duvall) asks a mortician (Bill Murray) to help him stage a living funeral so that he can know what people have to say about him. (PG-13) Flicks THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE—Hacker and heroine Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is framed for the murder of two journalists as part of a larger conspiracy. In Swedish with English subtitles. (R) Flicks INCEPTION—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT— Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple with children. Mark Ruffalo stars as their anonymous sperm donor, who the kids meet. (R) Flicks THE LAST EXORCISM—A minister known for performing exorcisms allows a documentary crew to attend his last hurrah. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 LOTTERY TICKET—A young man living in the projects wins $370 million in the lottery, money that his neighbors and friends have plans for. (PG-13) Edwards 22 NANNY MCPHEE—A magical nanny arrives to help a mother whose husband is away at war and whose family is less than well-behaved. (PG) Edwards 22 THE OTHER GUYS—Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star as cops. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 PIRANHA 3D—An underwater tremor releases prehistoric maneating fish into a lake at a resort over spring break. But Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Lloyd and Jerry O’Connell ain’t going down without a fight. (R) Edwards 22 SALT—A CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) is accused of being a Russian spy. She eludes capture by superiors as she looks for the real traitor. (PG-13) Edwards 22 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD—When Ramona Flowers skates into Scott Pilgrim’s (Michael Cera) heart, he must fight off an evil army of her exboyfriends. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 SOLITARY MAN—Michael Douglas stars as a disgraced businessman. (R) Flicks THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE—Nicolas Cage is a master sorcerer in Manhattan, who finds a reluctant protege in his fight against the forces of darkness. (PG) Edwards 22 THE SWITCH—Kassie’s (Jennifer Anniston) plans for artificial insemination go awry when her sperm sample of choice is switched with one from her best friend Wally (Jason Bateman) who is in love with her. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 TAKERS—A hard-boiled detective disrupts a gang’s plan for a high-stakes bank robbery. (PG13) Edwards 22 TOY STORY 3—The toys are donated and must survive the constant craziness of a daycare center. (G) Edwards 22 TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE— (PG-13) Edwards 22 VAMPIRES SUCK—A parody of vampire movies, most notably the Twilight saga. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

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Michael Blair and Vicki Johnson: road warriors.

AND THE WINNER WAS ... One hot Wednesday afternoon in July, Michael Blair and Vicki Johnson weren’t really feeling lucky, but they bought a raffle ticket for BW’s Vespa scooter raffle anyway. The couple stopped by the BW booth— shared weekly with Mister Car Wash—at Alive After Five and spun the sweet little prize wheel. They won a small prize, but what she really wanted was to win was “that,” Johnson told BW earlier this week. “That” was the white Vespa scooter BW spent all summer selling raffle tickets for. At BW’s first-ever Big LeBoise on Aug. 28, Blair’s raffle ticket was the winning ticket pulled from the pile of 269 entries. Blair and Johnson, who stopped by BWHQ on Aug. 30 to claim their new wheels, said they were walking into the Western Idaho Fair on Saturday—Blair’s 42nd birthday—when he got the call from BW Publisher Sally Freeman that he was the owner of a new scooter. Not a bad birthday present at all if you ask us. Proceeds from the raffle benefit Boise Pride. Thanks to everyone who took the gamble and bought a ticket. Maybe you can look up Blair and catch a ride with him sometime.

KETCHUM CYCLIST DOMINATES Last November, BW sat down with formeradventure-racer-turned-pro-mountain-biker Rebecca Rusch after she won the 24-Hour Solo Mountain Biking World Championship for the third time and took first in the Leadville Trail 100. Just a few days after our interview with Rusch, Race Across the Sky, a documentary about the Leadville 100 featuring the woman of mountain biking steel screened in Boise. But that was so last year. A few weeks ago, Rusch again tackled the out-and-back 100-mile trail race at 10,000plus feet in the Colorado Rockies and—predictably—she won. Not only did she win—for the third time—but she killed her 2009 time by a whopping 30 minutes. And there were no competitors choking on Rusch’s dust. Second-place finisher Amanda Carey, who Rusch pulled away from about halfway through the race at the Columbine Climb, didn’t cross the finish line for another 25 minutes. Third- and fourth-place finishers were almost an hour behind Rusch. And, of course, being that far ahead of the competition usually means there’s some record breaking happening. Indeed there was. Rusch beat the course record, set 12 years ago, by 11 minutes. About her win, Rusch said, “I wanted the course record, but I didn’t expect to beat it by 11 minutes. This was the most painful day I had on a bike, but it was worth it.”

Stand up paddle boarding is gaining popularity on Boise’s lakes.

’SUP IN THE RIVER Don’t try this at home, kids: stand-up paddle boarding on the rapids WAJ NASSER Boise River and Payette Lake. James Dickey gave Ed a canoe, Evil Knievel Jimmy Smith sells boards and gives lessons designed a rocket and Huck Finn had a raft. out of his shop at Lake Harbor. Smith has Lewis and Clark relied on dugouts, and Copthe loamy demeanor of a carefree surfer and pola lent Willard a PBR. Rivers can really get brings an infectious love of SUP to his instrucin the way, but they can emancipate as well. tional sessions. His background is in ocean Jo Cassin, co-owner of Idaho River Sports, surfing, but he is enthused by the paddling ophas been helping free people to negotiate portunities in Idaho, and it comes across when Idaho’s rivers for 23 years, and this summer he teaches. He spoke admiringly of paddling she is focused on stand-up paddle boarding— the Boise River just below the dam and referor SUP—as a means of exploration. Cassin enced numerous spots he wanted to explore. maintains the excited look of someone about His easygoing style was the perfect confito divulge a big secret. Her wide eyes, sunny dence builder for my wife and me, and within brow and frequently clasped hands decorate minutes of our first lesson we were gliding a forward lean that anticipates an always along the pond with friendly, “Can I help relative ease. Smith you?” deals primarily in sleek Every Tuesday night IDAHO RIVER SPORTS fiberglass boards with 3100 West Pleasanton Ave. at Quinn’s Pond on 208-336-4844 fins that are designed the Greenbelt, Idaho to move fast and acRiver Sports runs clincurately. My experiics to teach the skills ence is in whitewater needed to stand on kayaking, and so I became more interested in what are essentially large surfboards and row the roto-molded plastic boards that are made them. The response has been tremendous, to withstand the impact of rocks. For that with between 15 and 20 people showing up task, I went to Idaho River Sports and sought each week, reflecting a national trend for the guidance of the employees who paddle. this burgeoning sport. The appeal for many “I want to demo a paddle board I can students is the promise of a fun new way to take down the South Fork of the Payette,” I exercise. The dual requirements of balance explained to one of them. and paddling strengthen leg, arm and core “Do you have skills?” he asked. muscle groups, while delivering a terrific “Um, kinda,” I said. aerobic workout. “I wouldn’t,” he advised. Cassin says unlike kayakers, her SUP Soon, Cassin and another co-worker students don’t fit into any particular demojoined the conversation, and I began to ask graphic. The gender break is about half and advice on how to paddle in rapids. half, with a surprisingly strong turnout from “When you fall, jump away from the kids, older adults and—shall we say—the unconditioned. In fact, Cassin herself was turned board.” “Make sure you land flat so you don’t hit on to SUP as a way to rehab a slowly healing rocks or entrap your feet.” ankle fracture. It has since become a big part “You’ll need knee pads.” of her fitness regimen. She has witnessed That wasn’t exactly the advice I was increasing numbers of paddlers take to boards seeking. Regardless, I left with a whitewater on the Lower Main Payette, Redfish Lake,

board, collected my paddling and motocross gear, asked some friends to tag along to babysit me and headed off. With my optimism intact, we followed the curves of Highway 55 into the sylvan home of the Payette River. As Staircase Rapid came into view, I was struck by a familiar feeling: fear. An experienced kayaker’s boat was pinned hard against a rock. “Still thinking of paddling this?” a friend asked. “Nope,” I replied. And so after we kayaked the South Fork, I clambered onto my paddleboard and drifted into the first series of waves by Banks, fearful yet confident and vaguely aware that people on the shore were pointing and laughing at me. While SUP paddlers appear graceful on flat water and big ocean surf, in whitewater, even a skilled paddler looks like a blind man with dysentery on a tightrope. I fell quickly, and while bobbing in the waves, wondered how to get back on my board. It dawned on me that I didn’t know what I was doing. It was an unsettling realization at an inopportune time. I proceeded to swim almost every named rapid on the Main Payette. I entered the water in more ways than Greg Louganis. I fell sideways and backward and forward and onto the board and into rocks and on my elbows and to my knees. Despite it all, I found the challenge increasingly appealing. I started setting limited goals approaching rapids, and while I achieved none of them, I began to imagine that one day I might. As I dragged my board and my ecchymotic, cold, exhausted body up to the road, I reflected on the redemptive challenges posed by prohibitive rivers and the freedoms they promise the Huck Finn in each of us. And then thought, screw it, Moses had the better plan. But I’m sure I’ll be divining my way down the Main Payette on a paddle board again before season’s end.

—Rachael Daigle

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13TH ANNUAL CURT RECLA MOONLIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT—Golf tournament to benefit local recreation programs for people with disabilities. Friday, Sept. 10. $55. Warm Springs Golf Course, 2495 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-343-5661. More info at LEADERSHIP BOISE GOLF SCRAMBLE—Golf tournament to benefit leadership programs in local schools to be held Friday, Sept. 10. Register at www. $75. Shadow Valley Golf Course, 15711 Hwy. 55, Eagle, 208-939-6699, www.

Sarah Barber gets a picture of Sarah Barber, smiling, as she prepares for a ridiculously difficult ride. Smiling. Difficult. Crazy.

THE UPHILL BATTLE TO BOGUS “So how do you feel about the climb?” a friend asked recently. “The climb?” I replied. “I think it’s probably Miley Cyrus’ best work so far.” But I should have known: She was talking about the 38th annual Bogus Basin Hill Climb, a 14.5-mile bicycle race ascending 3,500 feet to the Treasure Valley’s local ski resort—a monstrous challenge comparable to at least one of the climbs sometimes included in the famed Tour de France. I had spent the month of July immersed in bicycle racing, but I had done so from the comfort of my couch, flat screen tuned to Versus for the 97th Tour de France. I felt like I was pedaling through the Alps, except I drank Cote du Rhone instead of Gatorade and ditched my Power Bars for baguettes and brie. The result was that my sometimes-hard edges softened, and my VO2 max deteriorated to a VO2 min. Further complicating the matter of my participation, I had sold my road bike on eBay. To be fair, the endorphin rush from the bidding war similar to what I’ve experienced following a sprint finish in a bike race, but it did nothing for my quad strength. Still, last weekend’s climb is Boise’s classic race, so I called in a favor from a friend with connections. He loaned me a sexy carbon steed, anorexic-light with aerodynamics designed to cut through the wind like a knife. Its paint job and graphics demanded instant respect, and its barely-there heft would surely compensate for my lack of fitness. However, in this bike race, as in life, you have to keep a few important things in mind. For starters, on the Bogus Basin Hill Climb, there’s little coasting. In its 14.5 miles, Bogus Basin Road only has three short sections that are truly downhill, and that doesn’t make them easy. The first is after the two-mile marker, one of the hardest sections of the race because the field launches so aggressively when the gun goes off. The second is between miles four and five, and it’s over quickly—no time for recovery. The last mile-and-a-half to the summit is considered “false flat downhill” because the descent is barely perceptible. You still have to work all the way to the finish. Just as in life, the thrill of the downhill may be fun but most of the gain comes from pedaling. Second, you won’t suffer alone. More than 350 riders of hugely varied abilities came out to climb the hill. By alternating pulls at the front with sitting in the leader’s draft, we riders conserved energy and maintained faster paces than we could alone. Trust me, Lance Armstrong didn’t win seven Tours without a lot of help from his team. Collaboration brings a better result than a solo effort and sometimes even leads to an amazing breakthrough—like a new course record set this year. Finally, there’s the balance. It’s what keeps you upright on two wheels, as long as you keep moving forward, which on a hill like Bogus also requires a balanced output of energy. In this race, the reward for all your work is nothing more than bragging rights. In life, balance itself is the real prize. The winner is whoever can hold onto it. —Sarah Barber WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

TABLE ROCK CHALLENGE—A nine-mile walk or fun run from Fort Boise to Table Rock and back on Saturday, Sept. 11. $25. Register at VIKING MAN TRIATHLON—Triathlon (half and Olympic) plus aquabike and duathlon to be held Saturday, Sept. 11. $55$255. Riverside Park, 1177 Seventh St., Heyburn. Register at

Recurring CARDIO CLASSES—Burn more than 800 calories a class under the guidance of professional instructors who are on hand to motivate students and keep them sweating. The introductory offer is $2 for two weeks. Mondays-Fridays. A Warrior’s Way Martial Arts Academy, 10338 Fairview Ave., Boise, For more info call 208-371-9037. CHESS LESSONS—All ages and abilities welcome. Lessons followed by open play, co-sponsored by Extreme Chess. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 208-4722944. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, www. YOGA SUTRA DISCUSSION GROUP—The yoga sutra monthly discussion group meets the first Sunday of each month to learn more about Patanjali’s yoga sutras. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Yoga Center, 3113 Rose Hill, Boise, 208-343-9789, www.

Events & Classes BACKPACKER GET OUT MORE 2010—Interactive presentation from Backpacker Magazine on the latest gear, apparel and techniques. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-3221141, BEGINNER-FRIENDLY CLASSES—Learn the elements of yoga, tai chi, chi gong in a beginnerfriendly environment. Instructors guide students through yoga and movement mediation. First Thursday of every month, 4:15-5:15 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. Muse Yoga Studio, 1317 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-3452704, BIKE MAINTENANCE BASICS— An REI bike technician will teach how to make basic bike repairs. Wed., Sept. 1, 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208322-1141,

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FOOD/REVIEWS On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.

JEFFREY’S NEXT DOOR There’s nothing scary about a bacon mary.


BW CARD ADDS NEW MEMBERS In BW Card news, Kana Girl’s Hawaiian BBQ is now accepting the BW Card. If you haven’t trekked out to Meridian for a plate lunch, let us recommend the manapua—the only place in town you can get it. Stan’s Charbroiled Hot Dogs on Vista Avenue is also new to the BW Card lineup. And though you cannot use your BW Card directly at Smoky Mountain Pizza or Bull’s Head Station, you can log on to your BW Card account and buy discounted gift certificates to both restaurants. Card members pay only $35 for a $50 gift certificate to Bull’s Head Station and $75 for a $100 gift certificate to Smoky Mountain Pizza. —Rachael Daigle

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On Aug. 28, Boise Weekly, with the help of celebrity judges Erica Fabian and Jaime Gamblin from FameFifteen, former BW overlord Bingo Barnes, the sassy Minerva Jayne, Doug Flanders and V99.1’s Josh from the Morning V, crowned a best bloody mary champion. Quinn’s Bar and Restaurant and Piper Pub and Grill faced off early Saturday morning at BW’s first-ever Big LeBoise after being selected from among 15 competing bars and restaurants by BW readers. The challenge was to shake up Magic Valley 44 North and Bakon Vodka into two bloody marys that would best impress the panel of judges. Quinn’s Bakon marys won applause from the judges for the strip of crispy bacon, but ultimately, the spicier Piper Pub version, garnished with avocado and bacon-wrapped asparagus, won over the judges when the vote tally was complete. In the Magic Valley 44 North category, again judges cooed over part of the salad in the Quinn’s bloody mary—everyone loves a pickle, apparently—but it was the Piper Pub’s just-right spice and salad of bleu cheese olives, pickled asparagus and celery that won over the judges. Congrats to Piper Pub and Grill, and thanks to the bartenders from Quinn’s and Piper Pub. And, of course, thanks to our panel of judges who had to suffer through four bloody marys first thing in the morning ... oh, the hard life of a celebrity.

Like the girl next door, Jeffrey’s Next Door possesses the same unpretenEven if you’ve been to Jeffrey’s before and aren’t scared off by the tious charm, although you wouldn’t know it from the exterior. In fact, if scruffy building that includes what used to be one of the city’s most you’re not looking for it, you aren’t likely to find it. Sandwiched between rough-and-tumble biker bars, a barbershop and a popular laundroa dimly lit bar and a coin-op laundry, Jeffrey’s is the surprisingly yummy mat, you have to be committed to get in the door. filling between two slices of stale bread. First, you’ll have to fight the lingering happy hour crowd for a After a noon sweat session, my workout buddy and I set out in search of parking spot in one of the poorest designed lots in town. Then you a late lunch. Bordering on hypoglycemia, we inattentively entered the neigh- have to count your faded, dented blue metal doors correctly lest you boring Broadway Bar and had to grope our way to the back, where—until end up in the Broadway Bar (Jeffrey’s is behind door no. 2). The last week when it was walled in—a swinging push-door acted as a portal most difficult challenge may be actually getting the door open on to another universe. The darkened pool hall gave way to a bright 10-tabled an early summer evening. As you palm the shiny metal doorknob, diner, where background music was made up of Sinatra and big-band tunes. which has been baking in the dry Idaho heat all afternoon, you’re I knew immedigoing to wince. ately that chef/owner Get inside, Joshua Jeffrey shares though, and it’s my philosophy that hole-in-the-wall it’s far better to do a meets diner meets few things well than bistro. Linens, fresh do many things only flowers and candles so-so. Sixty seconds top tables. Water was enough time to glasses each have a thoroughly scour the slice of cucumber menu. By then, our and are refilled from affable waitress had a heavy, shiny metal already offered us pitcher beaded with beverages. sweat. Bread is served My chef salad burrowed beneath ($6.50) was rife with a linen napkin and slender strips of tursided by a ramekin of key and ham, a smatherb-infused rice oil tering of shredded with a kiss of citrus. cheddar, and chopped Lunch is slightly hard-boiled egg. more casual in With sliced cucumber approach, though and tomato hugging neither the food nor the rim of the bowl, the service reflect that the ingredient ratio change in attitude. was perfect—each On several visits the JEFFREY’S NEXT DOOR member of the ensemble was well-represented and none waitstaff was prompt and courteous, and lunch and din1716 Broadway Ave., were outshone by an aggressive pile of bacon or bleu ner portions of entrees were similar in price and size. 208-336-3334 cheese crumbles. Even my picky request, “Hold the Thinking back to Lim’s, the lackluster Chinese Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; olives, dressing on the side,” was remembered. restaurant that preceded Jeffrey’s, it’s difficult not to be Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; My pal gripped her teriyaki chicken sandwich ($7) enthusiastic about the food based simply on the degree Sun. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as if it were trying to escape. The pillowy focaccia roll of improvement. But owner Joshua Jeffrey’s grub earns BW Card Member looked homemade, and seared pineapple added both the enthusiasm. The simple stuff is well executed: thick sweetness and tang. The skins were still on her thick-cut chunks of halibut came thinly battered atop a pile of fries, most of which I ate. They had emerged from the handcut fries, run-of-the-mill mac salad was made over kitchen still scalding, so she left them unguarded to my vulturistic tendenwith diced peppers and spices, a nacho app is nicely starter size, and cies as she tackled her sandwich. Our only gripe with the fries was that a a moderately thick rib eye was perfectly cross-hatched on the outfew were greasy and too limp (but this didn’t stop me from eating them). side and a perfect medium rare on the inside. The more complicated On a different visit, my husband and I were greeted by the same waitress fare holds its own as well: Pork chops were tender. A special of and a hand-written sign, advertising several intriguing desserts, includprawns and thinly pounded chicken breast was slicked with a light ing Mountain Dew pound cake ($3.75). I ordered dessert first but asked butter sauce so as to complement rather than overwhelm. for it to go (savored later as an afternoon snack, it tasted like something That’s not to say there weren’t a few misses. The salsa, tartar and the girl next door would have made: sweet and simple). I was more than cocktail sauces could all use the same attention lavished on other satisfied with a generous slab of grilled salmon ($9.50), which arrived details. Sides of white rice smack far too much of the buttered Minleaning against a cylinder of buttery arborio rice. Sauteed summer squash ute variety. Strawberry shortcake, with a dull, jammy strawberry colored the rest of the plate, but left me once again looking longingly at my spread and too-thick, too-gummy Chantilly cream, was a complete partner’s dish. He chose the pepper jack cheeseburger ($6.50), along with fuggedaboutit—although dessert itself was not. Jeffrey will do a buttermilk onion rings (50 cents extra) that were crisp enough to defy grav- half ’n’ half option if you can’t decide between two desserts, and I’d ity, unlike the fries. I felt lucky to eat most of those, too. highly recommend both the orange dream cake with vanilla cream As we hauled our happy bellies out the door, a disembodied voice from frosting and the double chocolate pound cake. the kitchen echoed our waitress’s “Thank you!” Maybe Joshua Jeffrey himAn experience at Jeffrey’s isn’t easily summed up, but when the self? No doubt, the man had delivered on his written promise of “gourmet bill arrives, the relatively tiny total might be all the “summing up” dining, everyday prices.” you need to return. —Sarah Barber wanted to be the girl next door but lacked neighbors.

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FOOD/DINING Southeast Boise BIG JUDS—Burgers as big as your head, the wall of burger fame for those who dared to down the one pound Big Jud, tots, pie, grilled cheese sandwiches, onion rings and fries. 1289 Protest Road, 208-3434439. $ . BLUE COW FROZEN YOGURT— Make a delicious and nutritious treat by choosing from nonfat, premium or no sugar added varieties. Twelve different frozen yogurt flavors, with everything from fruit to New York Cheesecake, plus low-fat options are offered in ever-changing rotation. Customers decorate their yogurt desserts by helping themselves to more than 30 hard, fruit and syrup toppings. Place the creation on the scale and pay by the ounce. 2333 Apple St., 208338-1000. $ SU OM . BOISE BARGAIN BASKET— Gourmet and deal don’t often go hand in hand, but at “3B’s,” that’s the whole idea. Boise’s newest grocery store finds the grocery world’s deals—whether it’s overstock or manufacturer’s discontinued items—and passes on the savings to its customers. Find everything from dog food and batteries to organic cookies and rarely found ethnic ingredients. Adjacent to the store is 3 Bzzz Coffee Bar, where a weary shopper can get a caffeine boost, take in some local art and sometimes, even some music. 2141 Broadway Ave., 208-3315092. $ OM. BUSTER’S—A gazillion TVs, lots of male customers and the cutest bartenders and waitresses this side of the Payette. Satisfy those beer munchies with an extensive pub menu. Burgers, finger steaks, loaded fries, beer, beer, beer. 1326 Broadway Ave., 208-345SU OM. 5688. $-$$ CASA MEXICO—With restaurants all over the Treasure Valley, Casa Mexico is family owned, with an extensive menu and an attentive staff. 1605 N. 13th St. #B, 208-333-8330. $-$$ SU. CHEF ROLAND’S—Chef Roland Joseph is serving up Cajun fare complete with hush puppies, locally grown collard greens and red beans and rice. Choose between gumbo or jambalaya to go along with fried catfish, Cajun barbecue ribs or savory brisket. If there is room after all that flavor, go for a piece of key lime or sweet potato pie. 1221 W. Boise Ave., 208-344-4387. $-$$ SU.

AVERAGE PRICE PER ENTREE: $ —Less than $8 $ $ —$8 to $14 $ $ $ —$14 to $20 $ $ $ $ —Over $20

COBBY’S—Serving up soup, salad, brew and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. 1030 Broadway Ave., 208-3450990. $ SU OM. CORONA VILLAGE-—Gut-busting burritos, incredible chips and Dos Equis on tap make the Village stand out among Boise’s family style Mexican restaurants. 2137 Broadway Ave., 208-3366711. $-$$ . DONG KHANH—Vietnamese goodness. Lunch specials are a great bargain and the banquet dinners are a definite great crowd pleaser. 111 Broadway Ave., 208-345-0980. $ . EDDIE’S DOGS—Pick a dog, pick your toppings and chow down. 2325 Apple St., 208-3313647, $ . FOCACCIA’S—Chef Bill Green transformed his catering business into a full-service restaurant with a rotating menu featuring specialty food items ranging seafood and vegetarian all the way to French Classical, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Soups and salads may be a good choice if a diner is going for the house specialty dessert made in-house by the pastry chef. Selections include a Chocolate Truffle Ugly Cake best

experienced with closed eyes and an open mouth. 404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-322-2838. SU OM . $-$$ FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. A sleekly lined interior and two large fire pits beckon flatbread lovers to Bown Crossing. 3139 S. Bown Way, 208-343-4177. $-$$ SU . GOODWOOD BARBECUE COMPANY—If it can be barbecued, chances are, Goodwood has it. If barbecue sauce isn’t your thing, they have steak, fish and chicken, too. Their motto is “Generous Portions, Moderate Prices, so stop in and put them to the test. 7849 W. Spectrum St., 208-658-7173. $$$-$$$$ SU. HOOTERS—Hooters is infamous for a few things unrelated to food, but their edible wares have a well earned reputation as well. Try the gourmet hot dog with the optional chili. 8000 W. Franklin Road, 208-321-4668. $-$$ SU. BROADWAY DELI—Unique sandwiches piled high with meat and cheese, fried chicken, deli salads and some of the biggest and best fries in town. 2789 Broadway Ave., 208-385-9943. . $

FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED YOI TOMO SUSHI AND GRILL 405 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-3375, “Sushi should be simple. Fresh hunks of high-grade raw fish, maybe a veggie or two, some sticky rice and nori. That’s it. It’s the kind of meal that makes you want to do jumping jacks or learn the cello after you’ve polished off your last slice of pickled ginger.” —Tara Morgan

THE WRAP SHACK 5830 E. Franklin Road, 208-468-8833, “The pork in the Southwestern looked pretty much like the juicy, shredded chicken, but my dining companion confirmed it was flavorfully matched with the Southwestern ranch sauce and cold corn salsa.” —Deanna Darr

GINO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 3015 W. McMillan Road, Meridian, 208-887-7710 “Beef carpaccio was pierced with strong lemon and dusted heavily in Parmesan. Lilac- and cream-colored rings and tentacles of fried calamari were thinly battered and lightly fried. Sturdy eggplant Parmesan was multi-layered and saucesmothered.” —Rachael Daigle

—Wine & beer —Full bar —Delivery —Take-out —Open late RES —Reservations

needed/recommended —Patio SU —Open on Sunday OM —Online menu —Breakfast —Boise Weekly Card

Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations. Listings rotate based on available space.

Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to or fax to 208-342-4733.

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DINING/FOOD ICHIBAN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE—A sushi and sashimi bar as well as tepanyaki grill. The Ichiban roll is a tasty mouthful of soft shell crab, shrimp tempura, eel, cuke, lettuce, avocado and cream cheese with sweet sauce. If you’re in for the grill, the chef’s slice and dice and entertain all at once. 1233 Broadway Ave, 208-426-9188. $$-$$$$ . LIFE’S KITCHEN—Have a lunch, save a life. Serving lunch three days a week: Wednesday, Thurs-

day and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students learn skills for life and for the restaurant business at Life’s Kitchen under the supervision of chef instructor Maggie Kiefer. A new menu is published every Tuesday at www. 1025 S. Capitol . Blvd., 208-331-0199. $$ LUCKY 13 PIZZA/THE GARAGE—The former North End mainstay has moved essentially “as was” to Harris Ranch, where the best (and best-named) pizzas and sandwiches on the planet


are still on the menu. 3662 S. Eckert Road, 208-344-6967. $ SU OM. LOCAVORE—Casual food with an emphasis on local produce and homemade everything. 3110 S. Bown Way, 208-338-8887. $$ . MAZZAH—Visit the Med over lunch or drop on by for dinner. Gyros, hummus, falafel and baklava on the quick. Try the fatoosh salad; you won’t be disappointed. 404 E. Park Center Blvd., 208-3332223. $-$$ OM . ONO HAWAIIAN CAFE—A wide variety of the flavors of Hawaii are offered in the form of pupus, sushi, sandwiches and satays. And where ever Ono’s catering operation, the Kanak Attack van is parked and serving, a BW staffer is most likely in the vicinity with money in hand. 2170 Broadway Ave., 208-4299111. $$-$$$ OM . PAD THAI—Pad Thai House is so confident that its Pad Thai is the best in Boise, the restaurant is named after it. 1473 S. Five Mile Road, 208-375-6014. $-$$ OM. PAPA JOE’S—Family owned and operated, Papa Joe’s uses family recipes for their pizza and pasta dishes. Food and drink specials all week long and a dozen flavors of gelato with which to reward your plate cleaning skills. 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-7272. 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-7272. $-$$ SU OM.

EPIC BREWING Yes, they do have craft breweries in Utah. And despite the neo-prohibitionist influence of a certain church, some of them are doing quite well, thank you very much. Case in point: Salt Lake City’s Epic Brewing, which offers a three-tiered lineup with the prices escalating as you move up. I have yet to try the Elevated and Exponential Series, but if the trio from the introductory-level Classic Series is any indication, they’re probably pretty darn good. All three featured this week come in generous 22-ounce bombers. EPIC CAPT’N CROMPTON’S PALE ALE This bright copper pour opens with resiny hops and earthy herbs with touches of pineapple and roasted malt. A wellbalanced brew with caramel-tinged malt playing against citrus, while ample hops add more body than bitterness. There’s a nice black pepper note on the palate that finishes dry with touches of spice and earth. EPIC CROSS FEVER AMBER ALE I’m not usually a big fan of ambers—too much sweet malt in most for me, but this one is a tasty exception. There’s a much bigger hop presence on the nose than one might expect. And while supple malt flavors dominate the palate, the hops keep things in balance. A nice roasted quality—something like lightly charred toast—adds interest in a brew that cries out to be paired with smoked or roasted meat. This beer would make a great choice for a Labor Day barbecue. EPIC PFEIFFERHORN LAGER This is a classic lager in the best sense of the word, which means it goes down oh so smoothly. Buttery grain aromas mix nicely with soft, citrusy hops and honey-laced malt. Creamy fruit flavors mark the palate, along with yeasty fresh bread, lightly sweet malt and just the softest kiss of hops. The finish is clean and refreshing and lingers nicely. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

PAT’S THAI KITCHEN—Pat’s promise to deliver “delicious authentic Thai food” certainly hold true each and every visit. Tom Ka Gai like you find in Chiang Mai, noodles and rice of all varieties and curry done Thai spicy or mild for the farang in you. 577 E. Park Blvd. #C110, 208-345OM. 0026. $-$$ PIEHOLE II—Pizza plain and simple. Nineteen-inch pies by the slice or by the pie and calzones everyday. Try their infamous potato and bacon, or go cheap with the special of the day for two bucks. 205 N. 8th St., OM 208-424-2255. $-$$ SU. POWELL’S SWEET SHOPPE— Old-school, new-school, grossschool and too-cool-for-school school, Powell’s has just about every candy you, your grandmother and your kids have loved over the years. The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plays all day, and like it or not, Powell’s is always packed. 3064 South Bown Way, 208-424-6099. $ SU OM. THE RAM—Beer brewed on site, more TVs than you can count and plenty of specials from happy hour to daily dinners. 709 E. Park Blvd., 208-345-2929. OM SU. $-$$ THE REFUGE—Serving the same menu as loved Harry’s of Hyde Park with burgers, fingersteaks, homemade chips from flour tortillas and other bar favorites and pool, beer and TVs to keep diners entertained. 404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-424-8211. SU. $-$$

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FOOD/DINING SMOKY MOUNTAIN PIZZA AND PASTA—When you’re in the mood for a good, traditional pizza, this is the place. The pastas, starters, sandwiches and salads are equally delicious, and the list is as long as your arm. 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-429-0011. $-$$ OM. STUBS SPORTS PUB—This pub has a highly sports-devoted setting, including sports-tuned TVs and seating in The Den. Even the food is named with sports references. Try their chili, taquitos, pizzas or buffalo tenders, as well as a variety of tasty sam-iches. The pickled eggs are an alleged must-have. 3662 Findley Ave., 208-3367882. $ SU. TAVERN AT BOWN CROSSING—Choose between the first level streetside balcony where all the passersby can watch you enjoy a bottle of wine and a steak, or lounge on the second level patio with a roll of sushi and a martini. 3111 S. Bown St., OM 208-345-2277. $$-$$$ SU.

ANGELL’S—Upscale dining in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Featuring such tasty delights as duck empanadas, prime rib and Idaho trout. In warmer weather, Angell’s patio is a lush respite in the concrete jungle tucked into a fold of sloping grassy hill and trellises overgrown with greenery. 909 Main St., 208-342-4900, www.angellsbaRES $$-$$$ SU OM.

Downtown + Fringe ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many meats followed by “& Eggs” on one menu. Go early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 510 W. Main St., 208-338-1198. $ SU OM .

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ALIA’S COFFEEHOUSE—Freshmade bagels daily for breakfast and lunch, the best looking dessert case in town with chocolate chip cookie dough bars, and for those who must, salads. 908 W. Main St., 208-338-1299. SU . $


THAI NALYN—Serving traditional Thai food in a casual environment. 2203 University Dr., 208-344-5905. $$ .

ALI BABA—Middle Eastern cuisine from shish kebab to shawarma. 111 S Broadway Ave., SU . 208-343-4536. $-$$$

RED EYE—This country bar has a nice, dark vibe and friendly staff. Rest a bit on the padded elbow pads at the bar and order burgers and barbecue. 414 W. Main St., Kuna, 208-922-9797. $ SU.

THE TROLLEY HOUSE—The only remnant of Boise’s streetcar system and a favorite neighborhood diner. No-frills atmosphere, efficient service and a giant menu with everything from eggs Benedict to burgers to a lo-cal section. BYOB. 1821 Warm Springs Ave., 208-345SU, . 9255. $-$$

Kuna EL GALLO GIRO—Main courses are huge and span Tex-Mex to authentic. The Carne Borracha is a good example of the fare delivered in a caldron made of volcanic rock with carne asada, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes with a side of tortillas. Other selections include lengua en chile verde (beef tounge in a tomatillo green sauce), zope (handmade tortillas with beans, steak, salsa de tomatillo and cotija cheese) and menudo (tripe chile). 482 W. Main St., Kuna, 208-922-5169. $-$$ SU. LONGHORN LOUNGE—Gather round the horseshoe-shaped bar for late-night bar grub because the kitchen is open late to serve the blurry and bright eyed. Select from hot wings, chicken strips, finger steaks, stuffed tots, deep fried green beans and anything they can throw in the fryer, including potstickers. 458 W. SU. Third St., Kuna. $ PEREGRINE STEAKS AND SPIRITS—The steakhouse with more to offer than New York Steak, petite sirloin and T-Bone steaks, the menu features stuffed pork chops, chicken fried steak, salmon fillets and Italian chicken breast as well. Enjoy a fine meal and then pop in next door to the Creekside Lounge inside the restaurant where every hour is an enjoyable experience. The lounge has big screen televisions, karaoke on Wednesdays and nightly drink specials. The Creekside patio offers a nice view of Indian Creek. 751 W. Fourth St., Kuna, SU. 208-922-4421. $-$$

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CHIANG MAI THAI’S MANGO STICKY RICE Mango sticky rice is a Thai dessert staple. To make the mildly sweet tropical dish, a special variety of white glutinous rice is soaked for several hours and then steamed in a bamboo pot. The resulting sticky, chewy pile is then drizzled in a coconut milk-sugar-salt glaze CHIANG MAI THAI and heaped with hunks of fresh RESTAURANT mango. It’s a gut-warming, 4898 Emerald St. comfort food treat without the 208-342-4051 triple-chocolate-cheesecake calorie guilt. Chiang Mai Thai’s mango sticky rice is a variation on the traditional theme—using sticky black rice instead of white. And though it may not be a looker, it’s the mayor of tasty town. A dense rectangular mound of purple-black rice is heaped with chunks of sherbet-orange mango and a ladle of … questionable … white sauce. Though the warm, gooey, ghost-white sauce is somewhat unsettling as it pools on the dark rice, it completely makes the dish. The slightly sweet, slightly salty, slightly coconutty sauce plays off the chewy, nutty flavor of the warm rice and the cool freshness of the mango. It is at once fresh and filling, providing a calming end to a fiery Thai meal. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




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1/2 hr. $15. FULL BODY. Hot oil, spa/showers, 24/7. I travel. 8805772. Male Only. Boise & Nampa studios.

Embrace the moment with a sensual massage at ULM. 8:30am7pm. 340-8377. Full body massage by experienced therapist. Out call or private studio. 863-1577. Thomas. IN HOME MASSAGE In Home Massage brings the comfort of the spa without the noise, or hassle of finding the location. We can come to you or you to us. Offering $55/hr. massages for Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. Appointments always available Just call Michael at 208407-7290. MASSAGE BY GINA Full Body Treatment/Relaxation, Pain Relief & Tension Release. Call 908-3383. Prof. therapeutic massage only by trained & experienced masseur. New client special. Robert 4846251.

CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP ARTIST Looking for talented, hungry Artist to create mixed media images for prints. 208-788-5191. PHYSICAN ASSISTANT NEEDED! FirstLine Medical is looking for a P/T or F/T Physician Assistant. You will be working with AR Neuenschwander, MD and Briant Burke, MD who specialize in not only Traditional Medicine but Alternative Medicine as well. The Ideal candidate must have 1 yr. exp. in the Family Practice Setting, have full credentials with the NCCPA, hold a current DEA CS along with a license from the Idaho Board of Medicine. Please fax your resume along with your CV to 206-202-8007. E-mail admin@ RECEPTIONIST Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy has an opening for a FT receptionist Tuesday-Saturday 8a.m.-4:30p.m. Must be reliable, energetic and outgoing. Position involves answering busy multiline telephone system, greeting customers, booking appointments, ordering product, and some data entry. To apply please call Kathy 208-429-8070 ext. 4 or email your resume at khopkins@ Server exp. preferred. Evenings. Sono Bana, 303 N. Orchard, 323-8822.


Great service, great location, freshly remodeled~Sun Spa on Broadway. Massage~Bath~Sauna. 1512 Broadway Ave. 345-3570.


Free Foot Bath for Body Detox with 1 hr. foot massage. Treatments for acute and chronic cold hands & feet. Body Massage with special techniques. Pain Relief. 377-7711. Stop by 6555 W. Overland Rd near Cole.

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CAREERS BW HELP WANTED. CASE MANAGER/PSR WORKER All Together Now, a nonprofit community mental health agency is hiring. Must be a LSW or have similar degree such as psychology. $15 billable/hr. plus benefits. Please fax resume to 336-0720.


Hot tub available, heated table, hot oil full-body Swedish massage. Total seclusion. Days/ Eves/Weekends. Visa/Master Card accepted, Male only. 866-2759.


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BARTER BW NEED Need used chain link dog run or 6x6 or 6x8 chain link panels. Barter for items to equal value for fair trade. Juice Man juicier, Rocket Grill, XL dog crate, XL dog steel pen, dog waste digesters, bicycles/helmets/gloves or XC skis/ poles/boots, Dansk stoneware dishes or chair & ottoman or jewelry. 336-9127.

CLASSIC VINYL I have an assortment of LPs for sale: - Rolling Stones, Emotional Rescue - Steely Dan, Aja - Sonny & Cher, The Two of Us - Three Dog Night, Ready to Deal - Chicago, Hot Streets - Steve Martin, Let’s Get Small - Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive! - Eagles, One of These Nights - Boston, Don’t Look Back - National Lampoon, Greatest Hits Only $5 each or $35 for all ten. Please call 9416766 or email thesetuckers@ Thanks!


COOKIE PRESS - NEW! I bought this cookie press years ago thinking I’d be Susie Homemaker and make fancy cookies or something. Never did. Brand new-still inthe box! Paid $20. Asking $10 OBO. Couch & Loveseat - Microfiber. Stain Resistant. Lifetime Warranty. Brand new in boxes. List $1395. Must Sell $450! 8881464. KING SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SET. New - in bag, w/ warranty. MUST SELL $199. Call 921-6643.


Leather Sofa plus Loveseat. Brand new in crate w/Lifetime warranty. Retail $2450. Sell $699! 888-1464. PV POWER 2500-WATT INVERTER PV Power grid-tie inverter, still in the box, with all documentation. $1800. Please call 208-941-6766 or email QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET. Brand new-still in plastic. Warranty. MUST SELL $139. Can deliver. 921-6643. STAMPIN UP STAMPS FOR SALE A little Love - $5 Celestial Skies $4 Creative Corners - $10 Fanciful Favorites - $7 Gift Tags - $9 Girlfriends. Local inquires only please! Cash only! Call 208-8709277. If no answer leave a VM.


6 X 10 KELSEY PRINTING PRESS Tabletop printing press for sale. It is in great working order. Perfect for printing invitations, small posters and business cards. Includes a pica ruler, leading, 2 type trays, Quoins and a key and a composing stick. $800. 571-4293.

BW ART, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES COMIC BOOK-SLEDGE HAMMER Very cool Sledge Hammer comic book with press release and other information from publicity company. $10. Please call 9416766 or email thesetuckers@ Thanks.


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Healthcare, Graphic Arts, Technology, Business & Accounting. Financial Aid is available for qualified students. Day, Evening and online classes start next month. Stevens-Henager College, Boise Branch, 800-716-5645.



1967 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40. All original drive train. Body in good shape. This is a project vehicle. $1,000 OBO. 429-9945.

These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise | 208-342-3508

BW 2-WHEELS HONDA V45 1983 Runs great, new tires, everything works. Excellent for daily commute. Call Dexter at 208-3770334 evenings, or 208-396-3209 days. $1900.

FOR SALE BW STUFF BEAUTIFUL ROSE BACK CHAIR Rose back dining chair with original fabric. It has not been refinished, everything is original. It looks like a Tell City chair, but I am not sure. Needs tightened. $50 Please call 208-941-6766 or email CRICUT EXPRESSION DEVICE The Cricut Expression Device has become a necessary device for craft fans because it exposes countless potential for converting inventive thoughts into living masterpieces. No longer are they limited to copy the artistic originality of other people but are now free to bring about unique creations that are exclusive to their name. http:// EVERLAST HEAVY BAG Heavy bag for sale. Very gently used. Like new. Asking $45 OBO. 9 Piece King Sleigh Bed Set Brand new. Dovetail drawers. List $2950. Sacrifice $799. 888-1464. Bed, Queen Tempurpedic Style Memory Foam Mattress. Brand new, w/warranty. Must sell $225. 921-6643. BEDROOM SET 7 pc. Cherry set. Brand new, still boxed. Retail $2250, Sacrifice $450. 888-1464. STYLISH CLOTHING Bee-Xpress Consignment Store. 116 N. Latah St., Boise. 208-5719939. Brand names jeans, t-shirts and more. Find Banana Republic, Express, xoxo, Roxy, American Eagle, Hollister & Designer Replica Handbags.

JULIET: 9-month-old female cat. Beautifully marked with tan mixed into the gray. Very soft coat. Gentle and loving. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 11- #11300283)

MERLIN: 4-year-old male cat. Loves to be close to people. Good house manners. Friendly to all and enjoys kids. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 17- #11337550)

JENNY: 6-year-old female cat. Slightly independent. Enjoys being petted. Good with kids. Indoor cat and litterbox-trained. (Kennel 10- #11270351)

GINGER: 3-year-old female boxer/pit bull terrier mix. House-trained. Good with dogs. Really wants to please. Loves to play with toys. (Kennel 326- #4397591)

JASPER: 7-year-old male Lab. Friendly, fun-loving and well mannered. Loves human companionship. Gets along with dogs. (Kennel 303- #11222863)

QUINN: 1-year-old male Boston terrier/Australian cattle dog mix. Good with dogs. Playful and curious. Loving and huggable. (Kennel 309#11142066)

These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats. 2833 S. Victory View Way | 208-343-7177

Hello, I’m ANNIE, September’s cat of the month. I enjoy sun bathing during the long days of summer and snuggling up to you when it’s cold in the winter. I’ve been patiently waiting for my forever companion to come take me home. Would that be you?

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GORGEOUS 1920’S BEDROOM SET Berkey & Gay. Depression era bedroom set w/very nice mattress and box spring & frame. Vanity 19x70x45, bed with original side slats, footboard & headboard. Nightstand 14x28x17 & beautiful chest of drawers 20x35x30. Top quality with bronze circular stamp on each piece lots of patina. Never been restored also beautiful red velvet topped bench with that sweet vanity! 336-6970. $1350.

PETS BW FREE YELLOW LAB NEEDS NEW HOME 7-year-old purebred yellow lab, “Mulligan,” needs new home. Has lived with loving family since birth but needs room to run and play. Great dog, but unpredictable with small children and dogs. Would love to find him a good home. Please call 208-867-8429.

BAREFOOT CARPET CLEANING Time to get those dirty carpets cleaned? We are offering a 3 rm. special for $101. Halls and stairs are always free. We use organic detergents. Our schedule is getting full. Call Clint for details. Thanks for looking! 208-8308215.


Housekeeping and Organizing with all green products. 1st month half off. serenitycleaning. or call 208-562-7149.


EXTERIOR & INTERIOR PAINTING Very reasonable prices! Outside & inside repairs, some carpentry work, power water wash, staining, sealing, brush, roll and spray finish. 25 yrs. of experience, references available, licensed & insured! Call Joe-Bohemia Painting for a free written estimate. 208-345-8558 or 208-392-2094.

HOUSE CLEANING. The best cleaning service in the Treasure Valley. We clean any type of home for the lowest prices. We are a very reliable cleaning service. We take our own supplies and we work any day of the week, you can call us at anytime. We offer discounts to the people who use the service often. We pay great attention to detail & get the job done fast since we send more than one person to clean your home. So call and make your home a clean home today at 331-0278.



WELCOMING COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE Register Now for Preschool! Outdoor Emphasis. 1/2 Acre Urban Play Space. Welcoming Community Atmosphere. Certified Elementary School Teacher. Transportation To Whittier And Lowell Elementary. Great Downtown Boise Location!! Whiz Kid Daycare and Preschool 2999 W. Moore St. Boise, 208-331-5661.

BW HOME REMODELING Bella Remodeling Company. Serving Idaho since 2004. Offering specialize bath, kitchen, rooms & remodeling. Free estimates! Call 208-850-4160.


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DOWN 1 Gentle touches 2 Turkish title 3 One whose music is easy to follow? 4 What intersecting lines create 5 Maker of the Roadrunner supercomputer 6 “What nonsense!” 7 Wing-shaped 8 Novelist Bret Easton ___ 9 1969 literary heroine who says “I like the words damozel, eglantine, elegant. I love when you kiss my elongated white hand” 10 Intelligent swimmer 11 Founder of an Oahu plantation 12 Tommy of ESPN 13 Papal office 14 Acknowledge 15 ___ oil (perfumery ingredient) 16 Bomb detector? 17 Name in 2000 newspapers 18 Country singer Shelby 20 Fellas 24 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” composer 29 Bygone Toyota 31 Hybrid farm animal 33 Afternoon meal, across the pond 36 Count ___ (2004 Jim Carrey role) 37 Singer/songwriter Amos 39 Ad ___ 42 Exam for would-be attys. 44 Univ. overseers 45 Part of a TV dial 46 “What he said” 47 Where Excalibur was forged 49 Make watertight 50 Beasts of burden

52 Upscale restaurant requirement, maybe 56 “To Catch a Thief” setting 58 Sharpie tip 60 Author Malraux 61 Flagged vehicle 64 St. Clare’s home 67 Consumer reports? 68 ___ Gay 69 Renders reluctant 70 “The Sandbox” playwright 71 Central point 72 Hip 1960s teen 73 “New and Improved!” might appear on one 74 Song syllables 79 Carlisle Cullen’s wife in “Twilight” 80 Boisterous laugh 81 Mention 82 ___ volatile 84 Swallowing of food, e.g. 85 Hustle 86 Paper slip? 90 Personal quirk 94 English churchyard sight 95 Plants with stinging hairs L A S T



96 Indian mulberry product 97 Sailor’s sword 100 Hand brakes, e.g. 103 Conifer leaf 104 Unqualified 105 Registering a pulse 107 Electronic game fad of the 1980s 109 Gives deep massage therapy 111 Web site for cinephiles 113 What lotus-eaters enjoy 114 “I’d be glad to!” 116 Russian figure skater Kulik 118 Major publisher of romance novels 119 Helen of Troy’s mother 122 Wanting to be near one’s fans? 123 Last in a series Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): In an old comedy sketch called “One Leg Too Few,” a one-legged man comes in to a casting agent’s office to audition for the part of Tarzan in an upcoming show. The agent is as diplomatic as he can be given the fact that the role would best be played by a strapping young man with exceptional running and leaping skills. “It’s possible that no two-legged men will apply,” the agent tells the applicant, “in which case you could get the part.” Don’t be like the one-legged man in this story, Aries. While I usually encourage you to think big and dream of accomplishing amazing feats, this is one time when you should respect your limitations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): As I was meditating on your horoscope for this week, a song popped into my head: Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” I instantly knew it was a message from my unconscious, meant to be delivered to your unconscious—a perfect action plan for you to pursue in order to be in maximum alignment with the astrological omens. I encourage you to come up with your own interpretation of what “sexual healing” means for you, maybe even write your own lyrics. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You probably get e-mails that close like this: “Sent from my iPhone.” Maybe you even deliver e-mails like that yourself. Keep that detail in mind while I tell you the dream I had last night. In the dream, all of my Gemini friends had sent me poignant e-mails. Every one of them said something like, “I’ve got to get back to where I started from” or “There’s something really important that I’ve got to do, but I can’t remember what it is” or “I hear a voice calling my name but I don’t know who it is or where it’s coming from.” And each of their e-mails ended like this: “Sent from my iSoul.” I suspect my dream is in perfect accordance with your astrological omens, Gemini. It’s time to go home, in every sense of the word. CANCER (June 21-July 22): My name was “Robbie” from birth ’til seventh grade. But as my adolescent hormones began to kick in, I decided I needed a more virile stature. My name became the punchier, sleeker “Rob.” But with every year that passes, I find myself heading back in the direction of “Robbie.” The clever severity of my youth yearns to meld with the buoyant tenderness I’ve been cultivating the past decade. I want my paradoxes to harmonize—my blithe feminine qualities to cooperate with my aggressive masculine side, my bright-eyed innocence to synergize with my restless probing. Isn’t it time for you, too, my

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fellow Cancerian, to circle back and reclaim an early part of you that got lost along the way? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The Clash was a leftwing punk band that launched its career in 1979. With its dissident lyrics and experimental music, it aspired to make an impact on political attitudes. But then one of its songs, “Rock the Casbah,” got so popular that college fraternity parties were playing it as feel-good dance music. That peeved the Clash’s lead singer Joe Strummer, born under the sign of Leo. He didn’t want his revolutionary anthems to be used as vulgar entertainment by bourgeois kids. I sympathize with his purity, but I don’t advocate that approach for you. For now, relinquish control of your offerings. Let people use them the way they want to. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer; it’s that there are so many answers,” said folklorist Ruth Benedict. That’s always true, of course, but it’s especially apropos for you right now. You’re teeming with viable possibilities. There are so many decent ideas eddying in your vicinity that you may be hard-pressed to pick out just a couple to give your power to. My advice: Let them all swarm and swirl for a few more days, then go with the ones that you feel will last the longest. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Jack Mytton was a famous 19thcentury eccentric whose wealth and privilege often shielded him from the consequences of his odd behavior. One of his less successful adventures came on a night when he got a bad case of the hiccups. Thinking he could scare himself into being cured, he set fire to his pajamas. In the ensuing mayhem, his hiccups disappeared but he burned himself. I bring this to your attention, Libra, in the hope it will dissuade you from attacking a small problem in a way that causes a bigger problem. For now it’s better to endure a slight inconvenience. Don’t seek a quick fix that causes a complicated mess. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In accordance with the astrological omens, Scorpio, I will ask you to make everything wetter, to be the personification of fluidity. Where there is drought, use your magic to bring the rain. If you’re stuck in a dynamic that is parched and barren, add moisture and tenderness. Be ingenious, not rash, as you stir up dormant feelings in people you care about. Remind those who are high and dry about the river that runs through them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Gwyneth Paltrow is the most perfect person alive, said gawker. com. From a certain perspective,

I suppose it’s possible to award her that title. She’s beautiful, rich, famous and in good shape. She’s a talented actress and published author. Without denying that Gwyneth is a gem, however, I must say that my standards of perfection are different. Are you doing the work you love? Are you engaged in ongoing efforts to transform your darkness? Do you practice compassion with wit and style? Are you saving the world in some way? Are you skilled at taking care of yourself? Those are my primary measures. What are yours, Sagittarius? It’s an excellent time to define your ideal human. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In an old Star Trek episode, a 24th-century starship captain is weighed down by a knotty problem about how to deal with two of her enemies who are at war with each other. Unable to come up with a viable solution, she retreats to the holodeck, where virtual reality technology can create a convincingly real rendition of any desired scene. Where does she go for advice? She seeks out Leonardo da Vinci in his 16th-century studio. Once she has outlined her dilemma, Leonardo offers his counsel: “When one’s imagination cannot provide an answer, one must turn to a greater imagination.” This is my advice to you right now, Capricorn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Seth Grahame-Smith rewrote Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. He kept 85 percent of her material but also added a big dose of “ultraviolent zombie mayhem,” creating a new story, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In his version, Austen’s tale is expanded and altered by the previously unrevealed activities of zombies. I urge you to follow Grahame-Smith’s lead, Aquarius. Take some original creation you really like and add a shot of your own unique approach to generate a completely new thing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Everyone alive should see the musical comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. At the very least, we should all meditate regularly on the play’s title, using it as a self-mocking mantra that dissuades us from committing the folly it describes. How better to serve the health of our relationships than by withdrawing the projections we superimpose on people, thereby allowing them to be themselves? Right now you’re in special need of honoring this wisdom, Pisces. If you feel the itch to tell friends and loved ones that they should be different from how they actually are, stop and ask yourself whether maybe you should transform yourself instead.



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Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 10  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 10  

Idaho's Only Alternative