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FEAR FACTOR Migrant workers look to immigration reform FEATURE 12

CRISIS OF CARE The health care vacuum facing Duck Valley Indian Reservation REC 27

ON CAMERA A Boise man’s trek to adventure filmmaking FOOD 29

BEER MAKEOVER New TableRock brewer set to shake things up

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NOTE PLACE MAKERS While I usually try to avoid turning this space into a guided table of contents, it’s hard to resist enthusing about a few items in particular in this issue of Boise Weekly. Though we didn’t really plan it this way, there are three excellent pieces in this paper exploring the nature of place, and this place in particular: How the people who live here are affected by their surroundings, and how those surroundings are affected by them. First, there’s BW freelancer Carissa Wolf’s fascinating feature story on the health care crisis facing members of the Shoshone-Paiute, who have lived on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation on the Idaho-Nevada border for more than a century. While other communities in rural Idaho face an acute doctor shortage, the Shoshone-Paiute struggle more so from the remoteness of the lands they have been forced to occupy, as well as a vicious cycle of poverty that is a direct result of the long history of broken promises made to them by the U.S. government. Check out the story on Page 12. Second, there’s News Editor George Prentice’s profile of immigrant farm workers in Canyon County and their daily battle to carve out a life in an adopted home (see Page 9). From securing health care to putting food on the table life is fraught with challenges that those who were born here take for granted. Despite those struggles, and maybe in some ways because of them, those who pulled up stakes and risked everything to make a life in this community harbor a well earned sense of love and respect for the place. Finally, there’s freelancer Christina Marfice’s arts story on a new memorial paying homage to a mostly forgotten Boise pioneer, Jesus Urquides (see Page 25). A successful businessman in Mexico, Urquides struck out for Idaho in the 1860s, eventually settling in the area that is now the intersection of Main and Second streets. Urquides prospered as a renowned muleteer, and a community grew up around him that came to be known as his “village.” Fellow mule packers and Mexican immigrants were attracted to Urquides’ land, which they helped establish as a vibrant and vital part of Boise’s early development. Boise wouldn’t be the Boise we know without this (formerly) unsung local founding father. That kind of journalism is what we do best: It not only tells us what’s happening, but introduces us to our own world in ways that surprise us—even, maybe especially, when it’s our own backyard. —Zach Hagadone

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Lara Petitclerc-Stokes TITLE: Young Ghost Dancing with his Familiars MEDIUM: Oil on paper ARTIST STATEMENT: Four new ghosts, dear to my heart, walked beyond and into the veil last year—an opinionated, one-of-a-kind grandmother; a glittering, dancing diva; a treasured, toe-headed brother and a wild mountain lover addicted to the thrill of freshly fallen snow. Here’s to hoping they’re having a lovely time in the vast unknown.


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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.


NO TRASH TYRANNY FOR MCCALL A plan to mandate trash pickup in McCall to deal with bears got the kibosh from the McCall City Council. Get the full story on Citydesk.

CHAIR AFFAIR Miss all the excitement at the annual design event The Chair Affair? Check Cobweb for a full wrap-up on the haps and the winners.

RADIOACTIVE TRASH PICKUP? In the small Idaho town of Craigmont, state and federal officials discovered materials purchased at an auction 20 years ago are actually radioactive. What will be done with them? Read all about it on Citydesk.

SCENES FROM A SCENE For the latest episode of BW’s continuing video series on local music happenings, we caught up with Bay Area hip-hop producer Ben Durazzo to see how he plays drum samplers live the way some would play the piano. See the video on Cobweb.

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NOTE BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS Idaho’s undocumented workers keep an eye on national immigration reform CITYDESK CITIZEN FEATURE Broken Promise? BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU DOONESBURY NOISE Denver revels in Americana—even if it’s not from the Rockies MUSIC GUIDE ARTS Marking the contibutions of Boise Mexican American pioneers SCREEN The Company You Keep and Mud REC Boise man finds kayaking success behind a camera FOOD TableRock Brewpub’s new brewer takes the lead CLASSIFIEDS NYT CROSSWORD HOBO JARGON FREEWILL ASTROLOGY

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ACCIDENTALLY RED He didn’t mean to cause no big stink “Cope! I suppose you got a gripe with ol’ Brad Presley’s new song.” “Red! I thought you were moving into the Citadel. What happened?” “I’m awaitin’ to see who else joins in. Ya’ know, a feller doesn’t ever want t’ be the first one to show up for a dinner party, a funeral or a militia movement. Cause what if no one else comes? I’d have t’ stay there an’ talk a’cause it’d be rude t’ juss up an’ leave. An’ you know me. I run out o’ stuff to say after two, maybe three minutes.” “Well, I’m glad you’re still here. I was just thinking about you.” “Is that so? So what were you thinkin’ about me?” “Uh, actually... I lied. Truth is, I wasn’t thinking about you at all. I was thinking about Jim Risch.” “Now, would that be Jim Risch the senator? Or was it Jimmy Risch what works out at the treatment plant you were thinkin’ about?” “Jim Risch the senator, Red. I don’t believe I know Jimmy Risch who works out at the treatment plant.” “You ought get t’ know him, Cope. You’d get along fine, you two, seein’ as how yer writin’ job an’ his treatment plant job have so much in the commons.” “How’s that?” “See, you’re both out to stir up shit and make it presentable to the public. Only difference is, he’s got more folks what appreciate what he does than you do. Har har har har har har har! ” “You’re a hoot, pal.” “So what was it you were thinkin’ about Jim Risch the senator?” “About what a douchey, spotlight-grabbing weasel he is. All that national airtime he got, making himself out as some big filibustering tough dude, sticking up for the po’ widdle gun nuts and their pwecious right to be soulless assholes. I got so mad when I saw him talk, Red, I actually got on his website and left him a message. Called him a coward, a liar and something else... I forget what.” “You really did that, Cope? You called him a coward?” “I did. I most surely did. And that’s exactly what I think he is. You ever see him actually leading on anything? No, he just finds a pack of like-minded rodents to run with, then jumps out front and pretends he’s leading. That’s the way he was in the state Legislature, during his teeny-weeny governor stint and that’s the way he is in Congress. I’m embarrassed for Idaho that we send junk like that to Congress.” “I’d like to stay an’ argue, Cope. But I was on my way t’ pick up some medicine goop what’s a’posed to be good fer intesturnal worms. I only stopped by t’ see what ya’ had t’ say about that song. Ya’ heard it, ain’tcha? The song what Brad Presley sings

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along with that Double-L-Cooly-Jam. Or whate’er his name is.” “I believe it’s ‘Paisley,’ Red. Not ‘Presley.‘ And I’ve heard about it. I read the lyrics, but I think I’ll pass on the song itself. If you ask me, mixing country music and rap is like genetically combining crab lice with hemorrhoids. An interesting concept, I suppose, but nothing I want in my house.” “But what ’bout the message? Din’t ya’ think it got a good message?” “If you’re asking if I think it’s groovy that some country cracker is just now getting around to having second thoughts about that ignorant slop they call ‘Southern culture,’ no. America’s been waiting 150 years for those Hee Haw chuckleheads to start acting like decent human beings when it comes to race, and then this Paisley dip comes out with a dumb song acknowledging there might have been some hurt feelings? Screw that! ‘Accidental racism,’ my butt!” “Take it easy, Cope. I din’t mean to gets you all hot an’ blathered. I just thought it was a nice...” “Nothing nice about it, Red! Paisley’s just fishing around for an excuse. In the song, he says he’s ‘proud of where he’s from, but not everything we’ve done.’ Yeah, like all that mean, hurtful stuff is over now? Like wearing the goddam Stars and Bars is nothing more than a fashion statement now? And I suppose a burning cross is just an outside night light, and a noose doesn’t signify anything more than a place to string up garlic cloves.” “Gull durn, I’m gettin’ outta here a’fore you bust a gasket, Cope. I’ll come back when yer more...” “And I suppose all those trash congressmen from Kentucky on down to Texas are just accidentally insulting and demeaning our first black president like they were kicking a stray dog? I suppose Mitch McConnell is accidentally snubbing President Barack Obama’s attempts to reach out. I suppose it’s just an accident that the Tea Party puts out all those debasing posters and dehumanizing stories, or it’s just an accident they talk about how uppity the first lady is.” “Bye, Cope.“ “It’s as old as Reconstruction. Southerners whining, ‘Hey now, Yankee, y’all cain’t blame us fer the way we are.’ Well, I don’t buy it. Not for a second, Red. Uh... Red?” “Gotta go, Cope. Them intesturnal worms ain’t a’gonna doctor up themselves. B’sides, I didn’t mean t’ cause no big stink. I juss wanted to see what you thought o’ that song.” “Oh. Then your intentions were totally innocent. You meant nothing by it, and me getting all pissed off was just an accident?” “Uh, yup. That’s sorta the way I see it. “OK, Red. You come on back next time you feel like not starting another accident. And good luck with your worms.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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LOSE A HOUSE, GET $300 Why aren’t rioters burning down the banks?

One in 10 Americans takes antidepressants. Maybe that’s why we’re so passive. We must be too drugged to feel, much less express, rage. How else to explain why furious mobs haven’t burned the banks to the ground? Last week the OfďŹ ce of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve were cutting the ďŹ rst checks to former homeowners in a multi-billion dollar settlement between the Obama administration and the big banks over the illegal foreclosure scandal. Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other home mortgage lenders foreclosed upon and evicted millions of homeowners between 2007 and 2011. The banks had no legal right to evict these people. In many cases, they didn’t have basic paperwork. In others, people could have kept their homes if they’d been allowed to reďŹ nance, but the banks illegally refused. Soldiers ďŹ ghting in Afghanistan and Iraq, protected from foreclosure under U.S. law, came home to ďŹ nd their homes resold at auction. In other cases, banks even repossessed homes where the homeowner had never missed a payment. Promising justice and compensation for the victims, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department joined lawsuits ďŹ led by the attorneys general of several states. Last year, Obama announced that the government had concluded a “landmark settlementâ€? with the banks that would “deliver some measure of justice for those families that have been victims of their abusive practices.â€? The $26 billion deal sounds impressive, right? How much will the banks have to pay? UĂŠ Ă›iÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…ÂœĂ•}Â…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÞʾÕ>Â?ˆwi`ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠÂ?Âœ>Â˜ĂŠ modiďŹ cations, banks seized 1.1 million

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homes, making 1.1 million families homeless. Since the average foreclosed home was worth $191,000, the banks stole $210 billion in homes. Under the “landmark settlement,â€? these wrongfully evicted Americans will receive $300 or $500 each. Uʙää]äääÊLÂœĂ€Ă€ÂœĂœiĂ€ĂƒĂŠiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆĂŒÂ?i`ĂŠĂ•Â˜`iÀÊ Obama’s Make Home Affordable program to reďŹ nancing were denied help and lost their homes. They get $300 or $600. UĂŠ{Óä]Ă¤Ă¤Ă¤ĂŠÂ…ÂœÂ“iÂœĂœÂ˜iĂ€ĂƒĂŠĂœÂ…ÂœĂŠÂ?ÂœĂƒĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠ homes while the banks intentionally dithered >˜`ĂŠÂşÂ?ÂœĂƒĂŒÂťĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂŤ>ÂŤiĂ€ĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂŠ}iĂŒĂŠf{Ă¤Ă¤ĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠfnää° UĂŠĂ“n]äääÊv>“ˆÂ?ˆiĂƒĂŠiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆĂŒÂ?i`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœĂŒiVĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ against foreclosure under federal bankruptcy law, but got thrown out of their homes anyway, get $3,750 to $62,500. UĂŠÂŁ]ÂŁĂ¤Ă¤ĂŠĂƒÂœÂ?`ˆiĂ€ĂƒĂŠiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆĂŒÂ?i`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœĂŒiVĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ against foreclosure because of their military status get $125,000. UĂŠxĂŽĂŠv>“ˆÂ?ˆiĂƒĂŠĂœÂ…ÂœĂŠĂœiĂ€iÂ˜Â˝ĂŒĂŠÂ?>ĂŒiĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠ mortgages, never missed a payment, but got thrown out anyway, get $125,000. Why aren’t those 5 million people stringing up bank execs? But what really gets me is the 53 families getting $125,000 payouts for losing homes they were up to date on. -œ“iĂŠÂŤiĂ€ĂƒÂŤiVĂŒÂˆĂ›i\ĂŠ ÂˆĂŒÂˆ}Ă€ÂœĂ•ÂŤĂŠ "ĂŠ6ÂˆÂŽĂ€>“Ê Pandit received $260 million in pay between 2007 and 2012. In 2011, JPMorgan Chase

"ĂŠ>“ˆiĂŠ ÂˆÂ“ÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠ}ÂˆĂ›iÂ˜ĂŠfĂ“ĂŽĂŠÂ“ÂˆÂ?Â?ÂˆÂœÂ˜Â°ĂŠÂ˜ĂŠ 2012, the company’s board of directors “punishedâ€? him for a $6 billion loss in derivatives ĂŒĂ€>`ˆ˜}ĂŠLÞʍ>ĂžÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂ…ÂˆÂ“ĂŠÂşÂ“iĂ€iÂ?ޝÊfÂŁnÂ°Ă‡ĂŠÂ“ÂˆÂ?Â?ˆœ˜° Not bad for criminals. That’s how things work in the United States:The criminals get the big payouts. The people whose lives they destroy get $300.





As soon as the ‘Boise is...’ walls went up, citizens began offering their thoughts.

‘Amamos Idaho’


GEORGE PRENTICE “Trabajamos en los campos.” Desiderio Gonzalez and wife Maricela smiled as they told Boise Weekly, “We work in the fields.” The couple picks crops 12 hours per day in Canyon County farmlands in order to provide for other families’ dinner tables—before their own. But Maricela’s voice softened and she looked to the ground when she shared her recent misfortune. “Recientemente sufri un accidente en el trabajo,” she said. BW needed an interpreter, so we waved Gloria Jimenez closer to the conversation. Jimenez, daughter of immigrants and a 2012 graduate of the University of Idaho, is a legal assistant at Boise-based Andrade Legal, working with scores of immigrant clients, many undocumented. Desiderio and Maricela preferred not to discuss their own status. “Maricela said, ‘I recently had an accident at work,’” Jimenez interpreted. The legal assistant continued to serve as BW’s interpreter for the remainder of our conversation. “I was picking peaches,” said Maricela. “I fell from the stairs and I suffered an injury, which my employer doesn’t want to pay for, or cover any of my insurance.” Trying to keep from sobbing, Maricela’s voice began to crack. “Right now, I’m unable to do any work. He’s the main supporter of the family,” she said, looking up to catch Desiderio’s eye. One of their daughters, Marta Rodriguez, stood nearby with her own children. Again, BW asked Jimenez to serve as our interpreter. “Tengo tres hijos [I have three children],” said Rodriguez. “Dos estan deshabilitadas [Two of them are disabled].” Rodriguez said she desperately needed a driver’s license to take her children to medical appointments, but has had little luck with Idaho’s legal system. “An Idaho judge told me he didn’t care if I didn’t have a license and the only identification I should care about is identification for my children,” she said. “It’s essential for me to have a driver’s license. All of my family works every day in the fields from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.” Meanwhile, the Gonzalezes’ other daughter—she’s 14—attends public school in Caldwell. “My daughter would like to continue with her studies,” said Desiderio. “And she tells us that she would like to be an interpreter WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

The Gonzalez family (left to right): 2-year-old grandson Angel, patriarch Desiderio, matriarch Maricela, daughter Marta and 1-year-old grandson Mateo.

one day to help others, like us, who have a language barrier.” Jimenez, who had interpreted the entire conversation for BW, beamed a big smile. Education, health care, unemployment— the themes are all too familiar for any Idahoan. But when tangled into the complexity of immigration, the Gonzalez family lives in a constant state of frustration, and often sadness. And since moving to the state of Idaho, that’s a familiar state for Norma Duarte, immigration reform activist. “I was once an immigrant here; now I’m a legal citizen,” she said. “But there are a lot of immigrants who are afraid to talk to you about their reality. They’re afraid of reprimands.” She added that her story is not unlike countless dreamers who came to America. “We’re your partners and co-workers. We sit next to you in church,” said Duarte. “You don’t need to be afraid of immigrants. We’re here for survival. I ask people to please, please support this new reform.” The “new reform” is the much debated 844-page document that has surfaced in the U.S. Congress, hailed as the nation’s latest bipartisan effort to fix a broken immigration system. The far-reaching legislation would tighten border security, increase visas for foreign workers and toughen penalties against American employers who hire undocumented workers. Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador is currently in the thick of negotiations surrounding the reform. He’s part of an eight-member bipartisan group of U.S. House members tasked with pushing through an appropriate immigration plan. “We believe we will soon agree on a reasonable, comprehensive plan to finally secure our borders and strengthen our economy (with a tough but fair process that respects

the rule of law so immigrants can contribute to our country,” reads a statement from the eight House members, including Labrador. “Americans want to see the nation’s broken immigration system fixed.” But the proposed fix is complex: over a 13-year journey, undocumented immigrants who have not committed a serious crime would be able to secure work permits and ultimately apply to become U.S. citizens. Additionally, new guest worker programs would be established for low-skilled professions. Employers would have five years to verify the legal status of all of those workers. Farm workers and young adults in college who may have been brought into the United States as children would be eligible for an expedited path to legal status within five years. “And all of these categories make up the bulk of the 11.5 million undocumented individuals that we’re talking about,” said Maria Andrade, Idaho immigration attorney and owner of Andrade Legal. Canyon County farmworker Fernando Perez told BW that he sees the faces of many of the nation’s undocumented workers; they’re his friends. “They asked me to come here and talk to you; they don’t feel supported,” he said through an interpreter. “Believe me, many families are suffering due to a lack of immigration reform. They want to do the right thing with documentation. And our economy is hurting. If they can get a permit to work, they’ll buy cars, they’ll buy homes, they’ll put their money back into this community.” Brent Olmstead couldn’t agree more. As director of Milk Producers of Idaho, he said long-overdue reform makes good business sense. “The current system is broken. It doesn’t work for employers—who I represent—and it doesn’t work for 10 employees,” Olmstead said. “There

Bittercreek Ale House and its Eighth Street complement Red Feather Lounge (they’re managed by the same owners) have temporarily closed their doors for a fourweek remodel. Hoping to re-energize their customer bases with new seating, lighting, floors and artwork, restaurant owners can only hope to grab the same amount of attention as a hastily constructed billboard just outside the doors. Similar to any other remodel, Bittercreek’s and Red Feather’s front doors are currently shielded by 10-foot-high walls—for safety purposes, but also to gin up a bit of intrigue over what could be happening on the other side of the barriers. But it’s the walls themselves that really have Boiseans talking... and writing. “What is Boise, Boise?” That’s the soul-searching, humorinspiring query posed to passersby. Simply put, the walls were filled with dozens of one-liners that read: “Boise is...” In short order, pedestrians started filling in the blanks. “Boise is growing, it is secret, it is patient. Boise is for childlike souls.” “Boise is for the artists, the musicians, the dancers, the free spirits.” Some were simple: “Boise is...” “the Foothills,” “ours” and “vibrant.” Some offered insight: “Boise is...” “a box of chocolates,” “my adventure” and “the only stability I’ve ever known.” Some defied categorization. “Boise is...” “pimpin’ swag,”inebriating,” and “French for ‘land of many poorly-timed traffic lights.’” Stopping to read and laugh her way through the selections (visitors should count on spending the better part of 20 minutes taking it all in), Boise native Katie Clay told Boise Weekly that if she had a sharpie (and there was any space still left), she would write, “Boise is an amazing place that you underestimate until you leave.” “Believe me, I know,” she told BW. “I went to school in Michigan.” Boise native, Stan Cole, quickly agreed. “Boise is good to come home to.” Ray Roberts, a Georgia native who had only been in Idaho for 24 hours, was more blunt: “Boise is a fucking great party.” Some nattily attired freshmen—complete with blazers and ties—from Meridian’s private Ambrose School, visiting Boise for a field trip, needed a minute or two to consider their input. “Well, Boise is the future,” said one. “Yeah, that’s it,” said the other, before the two ran to catch up with their classmates. —Lauren Bergeson and George Prentice

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PETE PETERSON What does a guy have to do to get arrested? JOSH GROSS Pete Peterson has a big friendly smile, perfect for television, and a deep soothing voice, perfect for radio. But neither was the reason he stood out from a crowd of 100-plus at an April 10 meeting of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Education Task Force meeting in Nampa: It was his Guy Fawkes—V for Vendetta—mask and bright blue “Recall Luna” T-shirt, targeting Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. Oddly enough, Peterson said his antics still didn’t do the trick. “Motherfucker,” he told Boise Weekly, after wearing the get-up for more than an hour. “I still can’t get arrested.” It was far from Peterson’s first stunt. A week before the Nampa meeting, he’d hurled campaign leaflets, promoting his Recall Luna campaign, from the Senate gallery of the Idaho Statehouse. As a bonus, he handcuffed himself to a railing until Idaho State Police showed him the door. The one-time gubernatorial candidate and perennial thorn in the side of state officials literally can’t get arrested in his hometown. “I’ll bet Thoreau never had to try this hard,” said Peterson, 62, who has been using a walker lately because of a 2012 fall. Peterson performs regularly as a stand-up comic and is quick with a joke, but insists the Luna recall is not a stunt. Still, law enforcement doesn’t take his political theater too seriously. “Oh, Pete’s a hoot,” Claudia Simplot-Nally, special assistant to the governor, told BW in Otter’s outer office. “He’s always in here about something or another. I keep telling him not to try so hard.” Peterson said the reason Idaho State Police Cpl. Steve Walker, assigned to the Statehouse, gave for not arresting him was that Peterson “had a right to protest and that unless it pushes into outright criminality, he wouldn’t be arrested.” And crossing into outright

criminal acts is something Peterson isn’t willing to do because he believes that would delegitimize his cause. “The whole thing about civil disobedience is that it needs to be civil,” he said. Boise Weekly tried to confirm Peterson’s statement, but Walker—who preferred to not to be interviewed—would only say, “that’s between he and I.” When asked if he would have arrested someone more able-bodied, Walker said, “That’s all you’re going to get from me.” With the possible exception of Walker, folks are friendly enough about Peterson— Luna even told Peterson he was “a rascal” when Peterson handed the school superintendent a Recall Luna leaflet. But Peterson said, it “frustrates me endlessly” not being considered as a threat. He said citizens are “still furious” about the way the Idaho Legislature “doubled down” on Luna’s education reforms, even after being rejected by voters in November 2012.

“To me, [the Legislature is] arrogant and disconnected,” Peterson said. “They feel they can override what the people want.” Peterson needs to get 138,136 signatures to put a Luna recall on a statewide ballot. “It’s a big number,” Peterson said. “But when you look at the hundreds of thousands of people that voted against the Luna Laws, it looks doable to me.” To do that, Peterson wants to build a coalition of different groups he feels are disenfranchised by Idaho’s ruling elite. “The teachers are too defeated to do it on their own,” he said. “Their morale is crushed.” Rather than sporting a mask or handcuffing himself to a seat of power like the Legislature, Peterson will be pursuing other, arguably more “traditional,” ways to build a coalition—as long as they’re funny. “There are more of us than there are of them,” he said. “Humor and is the key.”

are more than 19,000 dairy workers in Idaho and a large percentage of those are foreign-born labor.” Olmstead said it was not unusual for farmworkers and their families to “live under the radar.” “Let’s take a family of five. Four are here legally and one is here undocumented. And they’re in fear,” he said. “That person and spouse are afraid of even going to a grocery store together in fear of being arrested and tearing their family apart.”

Asked if the November 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama was the ultimate game changer in the struggle to push forward immigration reform in Congress— Obama secured 71 percent of the Hispanic vote—Olmstead agreed that it “was a tipping point.” “But it had really been building for years,” he added. “The business community has been talking about this for a long time. It costs over $23,000 to deport a single individual from this country. It would take $250 billion

to deport undocumented immigrants. It just doesn’t make sense.” Desiderio and Maricela told BW that they look forward to the day their 14-year-old daughter graduates and, perhaps, becomes an interpreter. Of a more immediate nature, they pray for appropriate services for their disabled grandchildren. However, despite their daily struggles, the smiles returned to their faces when the Gonzalezes said how much they love their home. “Amamos Idaho.”


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Who is this masked man? Pete Peterson says the “whole thing about civil disobedience is that it needs to be civil.”



ROSS VAUGHN Boise State’s boy of summer heads for home GEORGE PRENTICE

When was the last time you threw a baseball, full-on? Oh my goodness, it’s been a long time.

type. By 1971, they were starting to pull troops out of Vietnam so they sent me off to Germany.

What was your best pitch? I was a control pitcher. I could probably throw in the high 70s [mph]. I had a fastball I could move and sink. I had a slider and a good overhand curveball.

But baseball came back into your life. I saw a posting for tryouts for division baseball. We played other teams from bases throughout that region and I made the cut. I was in the regular pitching rotation and they asked me to be the pitching coach as well.

Baseball had been a big part of your early life, throughout your education. Growing up in Riverside, Calif., I pitched through high school and the City College. I had the opportunity to coach a youth baseball team and really enjoyed that, thinking I might want to coach for a living someday. I went up to Washington State University to get a master’s degree and help with the baseball program. In 1969, I became an instructor and assistant baseball coach at the University of Vermont. Then I had my eye on a Ph.D. in kinesiology. But Uncle Sam had another idea. I got my draft notice in 1970. Vietnam was still going. I was 23 years old and I was a company clerk—sort of a Radar O’Reilly

When did you return to the States? In early 1972, I was accepted for a Ph.D. program at Washington State, plus I was the assistant baseball coach there. How did you end up at Boise State? I saw a job opportunity for a head baseball coach at what was then Boise State Junior College. At the time, Lyle Smith wanted to step aside as baseball coach to take over sole duties as athletic director. In July 1973, in addition to coaching, I became an associate professor in what would become the university’s biomechanics and kinesiology programs. Additionally, I ran the intramural recreation program. Today, that would be three full-time jobs. I did that for seven years.

Why did baseball fade away from Boise State? At the end of the 1980 season, Title IX brought new pressure—rightfully so—to put more funding into women’s athletic programs. Baseball was vulnerable. Plus, they broke ground on the building that we now know as Taco Bell Arena. That used to be right field of the old baseball facility. With the game going away from Boise State, did you think twice about staying? Baseball was very much a part of who I was. But I was completing my Ph.D. and I really liked it here. So I focused on getting a biomechanics lab going and I rose up through the ranks to become a full professor and eventual department chair of kinesiology. I did that for nine years. You were also instrumental in the creation of Boise State’s recreation center. I worked closely with Kevin Israel [current assistant director of Boise State housing and residence life] on conceptual stages and strategic planning. Perhaps more than any single person, Kevin was responsible for getting that built. Plus Jeff Klaus and Darryl Wright, two young men who were students at the time, did a yeoman’s job of selling that idea to the student body, instituting a $65 student fee, phased in over three years, to help get that built. It must have been interesting to watch this campus grow—culturally and physically— through the years. When I started here, there were about 6,000 students. Boise State pretty much served a function as a community college. The student body is now about 22,000. When I was hired, it was all about teaching and nobody really said anything about research,


Boise State wanted one more season out of Dr. Ross Vaughn. The university’s former baseball coach, Ph.D. in biomechanics, chair of the Kinesiology Department and associate dean for the College of Education was ready for retirement in 2012, but the university asked him to stay in the lineup one more year. “I was cleaning out my office,” said Vaughn, “But the College of Education had just lost its chair; plus they hired a new business manager and a new associate dean, so they asked me to stay one more year.” A stranger would be hard-pressed to think that Vaughn is a candidate for retirement. He looks 20 years younger than his 66 years of age. But the soft-spoken professor told Boise Weekly that he’s more than ready to play some extra innings away from the campus. Prior to Boise State’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 18—Vaughn’s last as a faculty member—BW asked him to take one more trip around the bases, talking about scholastics, sports and his passion for both.

being published or pulling in grants. Today, that’s the expectation. You’re in a unique position to consider the balance between athletics and academics, but there are still some people who don’t reconcile the two. I think faculty have come to appreciate athletics. You go back to the 2007 Fiesta Bowl; that put us on the map and we saw a big increase in enrollment in academic programs after that. Do many of the academic programs reap benefits from the football team’s success? I think so. I haven’t heard too much grumbling lately. Athletics get very little funding directly appropriated from this state. Over 90 percent of the athletic budget is generated by the athletic programs themselves: donations, gate receipts, TV money. Some faculty, in the past, saw athletics in an adversarial role. I think there’s a better understanding now. When it’s time to hang up your jacket and tie, how will you spend your days? I got my first passport seven years ago. My wife Karen and I traveled to Ireland and loved it. Since then, we’ve been to China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey and Italy. This summer, we’ll go to the Baltic region: a cruise stopping in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The view looking down on the Boise River from your office window is spectacular. We’re right at the level of a soaring eagle. It’s pretty great. And the sight of a fisherman on the river must get you anxious. I love fly fishing. We really love the outdoors: camping in the Sawtooths, backpacking in the White Clouds and Seven Devils. I’m guessing that after your final commencement on May 18, you’ll be more than ready to trade in your robes for that backpack. Oh, I think so.


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The primary commerce hub in Duck Valley houses a Gas and Go, Western Family grocery, local deli and ACE hardware store.


B Mark Sope spends his days waiting. Waiting for the next emergency dispatch call. Waiting for a Life Flight helicopter to land. Waiting for the miles of sagebrush and desert scrub to fade into the distance as he delivers sick patients via ambulance from their Duck Valley Indian Reservation homes to a hospital in Elko, Nev., or Boise. Sope feels the remoteness of tribal life with each mile, each ticking minute, and in the faces of the sick and injured he calls his neighbors, friends and family.

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“Usually, the calls come in waves,” the EMT said during a pause in the parking lot of a pared-down Western Family grocery store and gas station—one of the reservation’s few local hubs for the population of roughly 1,100, and sometimes the only draw for commuters passing through the vacant landscape at the Idaho-Nevada border. “One week, there will be no calls, and then they come one after another.” And call after call, the odometer ticks the 115-mile drive to a Boise hospital. “During blizzards or whiteouts, it may take three hours, but we’ll get them there. We usually call a chopper if it’s real serious,” he said. Sope feels the vacancy left by the physician shortage on the 289,819-acre reservation. It’s the same shortage that has longed plagued rural Idaho, making it one of the most medically underserved regions in the nation. But as the state pushes to attract more doctors to its sparsely populated



towns, and the country talks of Obamacare, this native sovereign nation remains on the fringes of modern medicine and health care reform—isolated by disparities that make tribal populations some of the sickest demographic groups in the United States. Treaties, land grabs and the forced removal of indigenous populations from their lands ended in a string of promises: promises to provide tribal members with an education, cash annuities and hunting rights. The U.S. government also promised to ensure health care to the more than 300 sovereign tribes in the country. “Those promises were made when we left our homelands—when we agreed to come out here, even though they didn’t give us anything for our land. They told us that it would provide us health care; it would provide us education and such. And it has not,” said Ted Howard, cultural resources protection authority director with

N the Shoshone-Paiute tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. A 2004 study by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found that old wounds still fester on reservations, and that “our nation’s lengthy history of failing to keep its promises to Native Americans includes the failure of Congress to provide the resources necessary to create and maintain an effective health care system for Native Americans.” The commission’s study of care provided on reservations by Indian Health Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that Native Americans have lower life expectancies than the U.S. population as a whole and face mortality rates that are more than twice those of the general population. Diabetes, accidents, homicides and suicides in IHS areas also substantially outpace those of the average American, and many Native Americans face health care outcomes


Around the lunch hour the deli fills up with workers breaking for a bite to eat.




similar to those in developing countries. Little has changed in the last decade. The annals of social research and public health illustrate a well-established correlation between health and wealth that is intrinsically wrapped around race and culture. Wealth equals health and the poorest are often the sickest. Class stratification mirrors race stratification, with whites and Asian Americans residing at the top of national income brackets and enjoying some of the lowest morbidity and mortality rates. Natives, as a demographic group, occupy a long-held position as the lowest income earners. Poverty rates as high as 50 percent plague some reservations, and overall, nearly one-third of Native Americans live in poverty, compared to roughly 15 percent of the general population. Native Americans are 70 percent more likely than the general population to be obese and have the highest diabetes rates of any race. They’re also more likely to get sick






and die at younger ages. This isn’t news to the Shoshone-Paiute. And they don’t need a commission report or academics to draw the connections. “This community being so remote, it’s been a difficult path for us. If you look at other tribes around here, they -Ted have casinos. It’s hard for us to even keep a little store afloat because we don’t have the traffic. So it’s difficult for us to set up anything and hope to get rich off of it,” said Howard, of the Shoshone-Paiute. The Duck Valley Indian Reservation has also seen government funding for health care come, go and dry up since its inception in 1877. Dollars that once



funded specialty doctors on the reservation slowly disappeared. Funds that once kept the community clinic open 24 hours per day are gone. The money that had once funded a full hospital no longer exists, and there’s nothing to fill in the gaps. “It’s dwindled down to practically nothing. And it Howard worries me should something really bad happen. And we’ve had people die here because of that. The medical care is just too far away,” said Ann Jimmy, a Shoshone-Paiute elder who has called Duck Valley home her entire life. The health care disparities that plague the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in many ways mirror the problems afflicting rural Idaho. In 2008, a legislative interim

“This community being so remote, it’s been a difficult path for us.”



committee convened to discuss solutions to the doctor shortage that ranked Idaho last in the number of physicians per person. The committee noted lower wages and a lack of medical hubs and health care teams in rural areas—compounded by the absence of an in-state medical school—as deterrents to attracting and keeping physicians in the state. Boise Weekly found country physicians remain a rare breed (BW, Feature, “Country Medicine,” Oct. 18, 2008). Requiring a love of the outdoors, a willingness to generalize and specialize with little or no peer consultation, a commitment to work long hours and propensity to practice the kind of maverick medicine that sometimes has rural doctors doubling as pilots to see patients, makes practicing rural medicine in the far reaches of the state a job not many medical school graduates are cut out for. But Dr. Tim Brininger made the cut

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and was willing to commute from his Mountain Home-based obstetrics and gynecology practice to the Duck Valley Indian Reservation to meet the needs of underserved expectant mothers. “I think they needed care desperately,” Brininger said. Before Brininger took the Duck Valley assignment, which had him commuting nearly 200 miles round-trip on a weekly basis, he saw expectant mothers from the reservation show up at the Elmore Medical Center in labor and in crisis. “They had no prenatal care,” Brininger said. For five years, Brininger cared for the reservation’s mothers-to-be and delivered their babies. But Brininger recently stopped making the commute to Duck Valley when the money that funded his contract dried up and the community lost its only OB/GYN. He worries that a Life Flight medic or EMT may be the first and only medical care provider to serve the area’s pregnant women. “My concern is for the care of the girls. The risk is pre-term labor,” Brininger said of would-be mothers who delay or never receive specialized medical care. And that could translate into highrisk pregnancies, which turn into emergencies once labor sets in. “Even if they’re not paying me, they’re paying for a Life Flight. And the cost of two Life Flights is how much I made in a year.” But when the government makes funding cuts, the tribe cuts health care. “The way I see it is, if you have a landlord, the very first thing you do on payday is you set aside your rent, you set aside for things that need to be paid. And I feel that’s the way it should be with the tribes and the government. That’s the agreement that they made. But that’s not what happens. If there are cuts, it’s the tribes that will take the hit first,” Howard said. “And we don’t appreciate that.” Tribal leaders and health care officials didn’t respond to Boise Weekly’s request for interviews, and residents of this tight-knit community reluctantly chatted about health care and medical services at the deli, outside the gas station and in the aisles of the local hardware store, but shied away from giving their names. Everyone knows everyone, they said. And they don’t want to complain. But they pointed to health care barriers. Some delay going to the local clinic as long as possible by using traditional medicine. Hours are sparse and once they get to the clinic, they know they’ll likely end up with a referral to a Boise specialist, then face the burden of finding transportation for the daylong round-trip commute. Some worry about the next emergency that might land them in a Mountain Home, Elko or Boise hospital, and the friends and family forced to figure out how they’ll make the drive to pick them up after discharge. “Transportation is a big problem. A lot of people don’t have good cars,” said Rose Dick, who raised her children on the reservation but now takes comfort in their good Boise jobs and the health insurance that comes with them. Dick and her neighbors say it’s hard to ward off those Life Flights and Boise medical visits. Preventative health isn’t an easy practice on the reservation, they say. Limited jobs on the reservation translate into an unemployment rate of 40 percent and not a lot of extra cash for staying healthy and eating right in a town that watches cars whiz by a scattering of bare-bones rectangular tract homes and the local grocery that sells more varieties of chocolate chips and hot dogs than fruits and vegetables. While other reservations fund their health care systems and supplement incomes with

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casino revenues, Howard reminds people to visit a nearby reservoir next time they’re in the area, which counts the tribe, hospital and school as the biggest employers. It’s stocked with fish, he said. Howard tells stories of a time when the Shoshone-Paiute could canvas the high desert and walk the banks of the Boise, Snake and Owyhee rivers and find everything they needed for subsistence and good health. Rituals spawned remedies in the Bruneau and Boise valleys of the past and medicine grew and bloomed in sync with the seasons. The Shoshone-Paiutes enjoyed good health through tradition, culture and the natural wealth that sprang from the land. But for some, those traditions faded, culture morphed and they became surrounded by a society that no longer measured wealth by what was left for those yet to be born. And their health began to change. “This is certainly a special place to us because it’s where our people have survived for centuries. Everything that we needed was here,” Howard said. “Traditional people are connected to their land, to their environment,” he added. “When people are not connected to their environment, it’s more about them. They don’t really have a connection to anything. Mainstream society today is that way. It’s about making a profit today, and it doesn’t matter what you leave behind. We’re always concerned about what we’re leaving for the next generation. We don’t own this land. We’re borrowing it from our children. So we want to leave it better than we found it.” The glimmer of gold slammed against those traditional values when prospectors discovered their first nugget below the surface of the Boise Basin in 1862. Where Native Americans saw a loan, gold diggers saw a profit. “They wanted the Indians out of the way. We were in their way. So we were forced out of there,” Howard said. The Shoshone-Paiute who once scattered across the high desert of Oregon, Idaho and Nevada and followed the salmon migration into the tributaries of the Snake River were squeezed beyond the far northeastern reaches of the Treasure Valley, along parts of the Boise River now submerged beneath the reservoir water of Arrowrock Dam. The lure of natural resources wrestled away that last hold, and in 1877, the U.S. government corralled the Shoshone-Paiute onto the barren borderland desert south of Bruneau. The tribes entered into two treaties with the U.S. government, but Congress never ratified them, leaving southern Idaho technically in the hands of the tribes. “The Boise Valley and the Bruneau Valley were never given to the United States. There’s no legal exchange of land title. We still hold title to those lands,” Howard said. Treaties and loose agreements brokered land deals and the beginning of an introduction of Western medicine to Native American life. The first full-time physician joined the Duck Valley reservation in 1882, and in 1897, the reservation erected a one-room infirmary that later gave way to a hospital, compete with 20 beds, a laboratory and X-ray facilities in 1937. That facility operated until 1976, when the reservation opened the Owyhee Community Health Facility, which still operates today under limited hours. The unratified agreements between the Shoshone-Paiute make the tribe a self-governing entity, meaning it doesn’t fall under jurisdictions serving treaty-bound sovereign nations, including Indian Health Services. The tribe lobbies directly to the government for health care funds, and how

EMT Mark Sope forges a close bond with his patients. He calls most of the sick and injured he cares for friends and family. “Sometimes we forget their legal name,” he said.

Marissa Dick, pregnant with her first child, has had limited access to prenatal care.


From Duck Valley, head north to immediately cross into Idaho. Head south for Elko, Nev.

their medical the tribe aplicensure. And propriates and some land in Duck manages those Valley for a mofunds remains ment before moving up to elected to a higher level in their tribal leadership. medical career. While funding spurts As a self-governing tribe spawned the growth with a medical system operof the first local hospital -Ann Jimmy ated by tribal leaders, rather from a one-room infirmary than IHS, the management and during the first half of the ultimately hiring of staff remain in 20th century, the Shoshonethe hands of the elected leadership. Paiute watched those sources Community members say this doesn’t dwindle as the tribe moved into a give would-be docs a lot of job security new century. on the reservation. A change in leader“We are seeing more and more ship could mean a change in doctors. cuts,” said tribal elder Ann Jimmy. “It’s hard to keep physicians around,” “We used to have a full hospital. And Howard said. “For a lot of people, it’s the it was really nice because you could be at remoteness that gets to them. Or sometimes home. But slowly, by slowly, they started a doctor will come for a while but their taking things away from us because they family doesn’t want to come with them or couldn’t afford it. And now it’s down to there’s no place for them. There’s a variety probably the bare minimum,” she added. of things that make it difficult here.” “What’s sad about it is because they can’t So they all seem to come and then go, treat us, either because they don’t have the Jimmy said. doctors to treat us, or because they’re no “It makes it real hard to get a doctorlonger open 24 hours like they used to, if patient relationship going. You just a get a you have an accident on the weekends, you doctor who knows your history, that knows have to get an ambulance to drive you out you, and then they go on. And then you get or you have to call a Life Flight helicopter a new doctor in and they want to change to come in. And that costs thousands of everything. They want to change your medidollars.” cines, everything. It’s a merry-go-round,” Some residents visit the local clinic but she said. find health care gaps between the local Native Americans are the only people primary care and the specialized care found born with the right to health care in this in cities across the desert. Marissa Dick’s country. But their mortality and morbidity last trip to the clinic included a pregnancy rates more closely parallel those of people test and tuberculosis screening. Dick, 20, born in Third World nations. The average found out she was expecting her first child, American can expect to live to 78.2 years received instructions to come back at 12 of age. A Native American’s life expectancy weeks gestation and given a due date. varies greatly, with some tribes’ average life “I’m not sure that’s even my due date,” span barely reaching 55 years old. People in Dick said. “I just go to them and they don’t Ghana and Bangladesh enjoy longer lives. tell me anything. I guess I’ll just Google.” “When I was a child, someone dying Boise Weekly asked if she planned to confrom cancer was virtually unheard of. That firm the due date and receive prenatal care was something that was not here. Our from an OB/GYN. people mostly died of old age. But now we “What’s that?” she asked. have even young people who are dying from Boise Weekly told Dick about the fundcancer. Is there something in the environing cuts that left the reservation without the ment? Is there something in the water? I weekly visits from Brininger. don’t know,” Howard said. “That’s crazy,” she said. “Those are the Diabetes also draws concern on the reserpeople you need to keep hired. Being pregvation, he said. nant and having a baby for the first time, “I think a lot of that is the result of the you want to know everything.” loss of traditional foods or the lack of using Duck Valley residents know that doctors traditional foods. And a lot of it has to do come and go. They praise the skills of some with modern technology,” Howard said. of their favorite physicians. Some doctors “Back in the olden days, people had to work appear fresh from residency. Some are recent for what they needed. Technology takes immigrants who serve after just securing

“It makes it real hard to get a doctor-patient relationship going.”


Cultural Resources Protection Authority Director Ted Howard has spent his life in Duck Valley and witnessed the changes of the community.

away the physical aspect of doing things. And also our kids are not getting out and being active. They’re sitting at home, playing video games.” Howard, 65, grew up on a ranch, raising cattle across the expanse of the Owyhee desert. Chores and plenty of physical labor came with a lifestyle that faded out as fewer ranchers began running larger herds. “And back then, we didn’t even have inside plumbing. We had to cut wood and milk cows. Being the eldest, I was always out there working with my dad. And by the time the school bus came around, I had already put in a couple of hours of work. You go to school and come back and do your chores before it gets too dark. We did that every day. Now, looking back, I’m so grateful for that,” he said. “One day I said to my wife, ‘Look at that ice out there. As kids, we used to ice skate a lot. You don’t see anyone out there anymore,” he added. “And when it was snowing, we’d be out sledding. You see a few kids out there sledding every once in awhile. But you don’t see kids out doing physical things any more. I think a lot of that is leading to obesity and diabetes.” The impact of media is also changing the way of life on the reservation—particularly for the young. “Those are the things our community is dealing with now,” Howard said. “And of course, drugs. We don’t have a lot of it, but we have some. A lot of these kids start looking at movies and such and start dressing like gangs and taking on that lifestyle. But we tell them, you don’t have to be someone else. You have a lot to be proud of being yourself. “We try to teach them that life is a gift. It is a gift from the Creator—you only have one body and you need to take care of yourself and not to consume things that aren’t good for you. We always tell them that everything ends and begins with you.” Somewhere between the medicine man, whose traditions and knowledge of the Owyhee’s plants and roots remedied the ills of Howard’s ancestors, and the anticipated arrival of a health care system to cure the modern-day ailments of a people distanced from tradition, stands Mark Sope beside the ambulance, waiting for the next call. “I know when I’m waiting for a helicopter, it can feel like forever, especially if it’s critical,” he said. “You make a connection with them. You feel for them. You may help someone you know. Or your family member. It’s hard. But if you don’t do it, no one else will.”

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Crawl your way to Bardenay and seven other stops—if you can.

SATURDAY APRIL 27 cocktails Andrew Ross Sorkin goes big at the Egyptian Theatre.

FRIDAY APRIL 26 too big to fail ANDREW ROSS SORKIN What does it mean when something’s too big to fail? It’s a question Americans have been asking themselves since the 2008 economic recession, when the ostensible leaders of the American banking and automotive industries received $700 billion in bailouts. Helping to answer that question is Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and one of the nation’s most highly regarded economic journalists. Boiseans won’t have to go to Wall Street to find him, either. The author of NYT bestseller Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System and Themselves will speak at the Egyptian Theatre Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35-$45. Sorkin received a Gerald Loeb Award for breaking journalism in 2004, and in 2005 and 2006, he won Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards for breaking news. The World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader in 2007. In 2008 and 2009, Sorkin was put on Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment” list. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was named on Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people on the nation’s boards of directors. Presented by The Cabin Literary Center, Sorkin’s presentation will illuminate the complexities of the economy and give straight answers to questions about that Byzantine and faraway institutions that have affected the lives of everyone in America, including Wall Street. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-8000,

FRIDAY APRIL 26 lgbt 8 These are exciting times for the LGBT community. Will the Supreme Court overturn

Proposition 8 in California? What will be the next state to recognize same-sex marriage? What about the Add The Words campaign? Helping raise awareness of the issues surrounding the LGBT community is the Power of One: Becoming Inclusive Leaders, an annual

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Northwest LGBT youth leadership conference hosted by Boise State University. While the conference is full, the public is invited to attend a one-night-only reading of 8, a play about the Proposition 8 case heard in California and now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.

CRAWL AROUND DOWNTOWN Boise’s Crawl Around Downtown isn’t a citywide marathon open only to babies. Here, “crawl” means one of few chances to combine drinking with a worthwhile cause. The annual pub crawl might sound like a booze-a-thon, but it’s really more of a fundraiser disguised as a pub crawl. Andrea Courtney and her husband started the Crawl Around Downtown—now in its fourth year—to promote awareness and benefit research for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization that researches treatments for the life-limiting genetic disorder affecting tens of thousands worldwide. Crawlers check in at the Pioneer Building between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The cost of participating in the crawl includes eight drink tickets, which 21-and-older crawlers can exchange for 6-ounce beers or 3-ounce glasses of wine. Advanced registration costs $40, but the price jumps to $50 for those who wait until the day of the event to sign up. Surprisingly, the crawl is family friendly: Those who choose not to booze can exchange the ticket for a soda at each location. Restaurants include The Piper Pub and Grill, Bardenay, Solid, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria, Ha’Penny, Taphouse, The Red Headed Finn Pub and Wiseguy Pizza Pie. Some of the pubs will be making additional donations to fund cystic fibrosis research with the purchase of certain appetizers. Details about those food items will given to participants the morning of the crawl. Crawlers receive a Crawl Around Downtown T-shirt, a map of locations and their drink tickets at check-in Saturday morning. While crawling takes place noon to 5 p.m., individual crawlers decide the route. If you get lost, just look for other T-shirted crawlers all bending an elbow. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $40-$50. Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., Boise,

The production takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Boise State Special Events Center and is free to attend. The play chronicles the trial and the constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, the statewide referendum that overturned marriage equality efforts in November 2008 by amending the California Declaration of Rights to define marriage as between men and women. It was written by Dustin

Lance Black, who also wrote the Academy Award-winning films Milk and J. Edgar, and features actual dialogue from the trial’s transcript and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. A panel discussion focusing on LGBT equality will follow the reading. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State University Special Events Center, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208426-4259, womenscenter.

MONDAY APRIL 29 midnight snack STORY STORY LATE-NIGHT: KINK It isn’t hyperbole to say that the folks at Story Story Night have covered it all. When the Mayan long-form calendar ran out, they held an apocalypse story session. When the Earth wasn’t sucked into a black hole, WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Paddle in to save a buck.



river rats IDAHO WHITEWATER ASSOCIATION USED EQUIPMENT SALE Let’s face it, outdoor recreation ain’t cheap. Every time you need a new backpack, tent or gadget, it makes a gouge in your bank account. But the good thing about outdoor gear is that there’s always someone who’s either looking to upgrade or downsize and is willing to sell his or her gently used stuff for a steal. Rafters and kayakers can score big Saturday, April 27, at the annual Idaho Whitewater Association Used Equipment Sale at Idaho River Sports. Thousands descend on the sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to score the best deals on used kayaks, rafts, frames and assorted accessories. Not only can you save some cash, but 15 percent of proceeds go to the IWA, which supports the boating community. If you’re looking to clean out your garage, sale item check-in begins Friday, April 26, from 3-8 p.m. For the first time, sellers register online and print out sales forms for their goods before dropping off their items, although advanced registration ends at midnight before the sale. Goods can also be checked in from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday. All unsold items must be picked up by 4 p.m. If you’re looking for gear, go early—the best stuff goes fast. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE admission. Idaho River Sports, 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise, 208-336-4844,

well, they held a Story Story Night for that, too. There are, however, some things that are the province of Story Story Late-Night, the adults-only, 21-and-over offering. All those subjects that are too taboo for polite company—religion, politics, sex—are potential targets, and the focus heads toward the latter Monday, April 29, at the Visual Arts Collective. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the stories, centering on the theme KiNK, start at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $8 in advance or $10 at the door. KiNK is hosted by Story Story Night Artistic Director Emma Arnold and Boise musician Dan Costello, and promises, in Arnold’s words, “unfiltered, uninhibited and hilarious honesty.” The


evening also features a few chosesn audience members seeking the chance to tell a true story without notes or inhibitions. For those needing more motivation to speak up, subject-relevant prizes go to guest speakers. Future Story Story LateNights follow the same model of no-holds-barred storytelling, with upcoming themes including Reckless, on Monday, May 27, with hosts Emmanuel Vera and Dustin Chalifoux; Excess, on Monday, June 24, with Dylan Haas; BiGot, on Monday, July 29, with Sean Peabody; and Bad Influence, on Monday, Aug. 26, with Jen Adams. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, stor ystor

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

SATURDAY-SUNDAY APRIL 27-28 singalong SESAME STREET LIVE AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Kids’ lives, like those of their parents, are organized in little packages—adults have meetings, appointments and business hours; kids have play dates, practices and school—but weekends are the biggest block of time when parents and their kids have a chance to bond. The weekend of Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28, promises to be an opportunity par excellence, with two oversized kid-themed stage performances: Beauty and the Beast and Sesame Street Live. As far as movies go, Beauty and the Beast is one of the most iconic and recognizable of Disney’s timeless animated creations, but what’s lesser known is that the love story inspired Disney’s initial venture into Broadway. Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Morrison Center Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, as part of the Broadway in Boise series. Kids will experience the classic tale of Belle, whose reluctant conscription into the service of a beast reveals her compassion and her master’s sensitivity as their relationship blossoms into love. Tickets are still available and cost $58-$78. For the slightly younger crowd, there’s Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing, which centers on Elmo getting his hands on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, at which point, Sesame Street becomes a singing, dancing whirlwind. Boiseans have four chances to visit Sesame Street between Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, with matinee and evening performances. Tickets cost $15-$50, and VIP seats include a meet-and-greet with Elmo and other Sesame Street Live characters before the show, as well as early access to the play zone, where children can sit in Big Bird’s nest, dance in Zoe’s studio and sit on the steps of 123 Sesame Street. Beauty and the Beast: Saturday, April 27, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; $58-$78; Morrison Center, 1910 University Drive, Boise; Sesame Street Live: Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; $15-$50; Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise;

Boise’s zine culture has long needed a kick in the pants. It’s not that no one bothers with the photocopied, limited-run fanzine format locally, it’s just that after an issue or two, the folks behind the zines generally get a job, girlfriend or have a spiritual conversion and don’t bother to keep things up. Not so with the local cranks at The Algerian. The rough and tumble zine just put out its ninth issue since popping up in various Boise dens of iniquity last winter. The Algerian chronicles local skate and punk culture with photos, essays and interviews with local bands and comedians. It also occasionally delves into Bill Cope-style grumblings about government flimflammin’, and the such. But some of the best features about The Algerian are the stunts the zine pulls in the style of the Larry Flynt-helmed skate magazine Big Brother. For the latest issue, the zine offered free caramel apples to locals, then took pictures of their faces when they ate them. The catch? They weren’t caramel apples, they were onions. You can find The Algerian randomly distributed at downtown coffee shops and bars like The Crux, Red Room and Flying M, alongside a jar for donations to keep it publishing. But if you boldly shove the zine into the back of your pants, wave your middle finger at the donation jar and steal the sumbitch, even better. You get what The Algerian is all about. —Josh Gross

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 Festivals & Events VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY: WHY HAVEN’T WE DONE A PROG NIGHT?—Socialize with record collectors and play your favorite progressive rock music. 7-10 p.m. FREE. The Crux, 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3423213.

On Stage GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—Alexa, a brilliant artist, tells the story of her tragic past while negotiating a troublesome present in this installment of Alexandra Plays by Eric Coble. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, MISUNDERSTANDING—This play by Albert Camus is about a small European hotel in a world where summer never arrives. A young man, Jan, hopes for a better welcome than he gets. Presented in conjunction with the Topography and Toponymy in the Works of Albert Camus colloquium. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980,

Food & Drink SPRING INTO BOISE DISHCRAWL—Enjoy a tasting of local cuisine at four different downtown Boise eateries and explore what the city has to offer. RSVP online. For more info, contact Boise Dishcrawl ambassador Rebekah at rebekaho@dishcrawl. com. 7 p.m. $45, dishcrawl. com/springboise.

THURSDAY APRIL 25 On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: HEATH HARMISON—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, MISUNDERSTANDING—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, RED VELVET CAKE WAR—In this comedy, the three Verdeen cousins throw a family reunion to the delight of local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum. The eyes of Texas are upon them as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle observes. 7:30 p.m. $13, $9 students/seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

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Voices From the Boise Hole 2 staged a rare theater sequel.

VOICES FROM BOISE HOLE REVIEW Live theater doesn’t often do sequels. Especially not on the local level. But as part of the city’s sesquicentennial celebration, local playwrights Evan Sesek and Jason Haskins at Alley Repertory Theater decided to buck that trend and pen a followup to their 2011 play, Voices From the Boise Hole. It was a good decision. Like the original, Voices From the Boise Hole 2 is a series of monologues from different archetypal characters who are likely to be encountered in the City of Trees: an Iraq vet working security, a high-school girl having a bachelorette party on top of Camel’s Back, a housewife vending Scentsy candles and sex toys. But one of the first play’s best monologues—a member of Boise State’s Fiesta Bowl-winning football team waxing nostalgic as he checks IDs at the door to a Sixth and Main club—was carried over. The second rendition of the play maintained much of the balance of bizarre and rolling comedy that typified the first, but cut through many of the inside baseball references that handicapped it, making Part 2 far more approachable. A tandem dueling monologue between the last Occupy protester and a pitchman for The Citadel speaks to larger universal truths of the American condition as much as it does to Idaho. A monologue from the host of a TVCTV community access program about video games could be both anywhere and only in Boise. Actor Declan Kempe’s depiction of the character was painfully perfect, coming across as that awkward cousin we all dread discussing anime with come Thanksgiving. Justin Ness bumbling around the venue talking about his favorite bars was the perfect drunk uncle from the same awkward Thanksgiving. But beneath the approachable anywhere-ness of the play’s pieces was a hyperlocal emotional core depicting characters facing a city and region in transition—a once-sleepy town in the midst of an urban renaissance. It could be set anywhere, yet it could only be here in Boise. A core component of the play was revisiting one of the characters at several points in her life: first as a high-school girl about to get married, then as a young married woman and finally as a divorcee. Her path mirrored that of the city’s at large and tied the play’s pieces together nicely. “Living in Pocatello now is what living in Boise was like then,” the divorcee says. The second act was a bit slower than the first, primarily because the comedic pieces were front-loaded, with the play devolving into a darker and less playful tone. But Voices From the Boise Hole 2 remained engaging to the bitter end and is a piece of standout local theater that nearly anyone, theater fans or not, was able to appreciate. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M








8 DAYS OUT PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS—The top 35 bull riders in the world compete against bucking bulls. 8 p.m. $10-$100. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-4681000,

TIME STANDS STILL—Two journalists confront a more conventional lifestyle when one is almost killed in Iraq. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

TIME STANDS STILL—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

Literature On Stage

Odds & Ends

8—This play by Dustin Lance Black, writer of the films Milk and J. Edgar, tells the story of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. See Picks, Page 16. 7:30 p.m. FREE. 1800 University Drive, Boise, Boise State Special Events Center,

LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and oh so much more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-1-1. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-3315666,

COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: HEATH HARMISON—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,


GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224,

Festivals & Events

MISUNDERSTANDING—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980,

ARBOR DAY 2013—Idaho’s top elected officers plant a tree in honor of former State Controller Donna Jones, present a check to the Idaho Endowment Fund and present Tree City awards to community foresters. 10 a.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol, 700 W, Jefferson St., Boise, 208433-9705.

RED VELVET CAKE WAR—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $13, $9 students/seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,



READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS: ANDREW ROSS SORKIN—The author, columnist and New York Times editor will read from and discuss his work. Tickets are available online or by calling 208-331-8000. See Picks, Page 16. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454,

Talks & Lectures HIKING THE CENTENNIAL TRAIL—The Idaho Centennial Trail extends from the Nevada border to the Canadian border. NNU Professor Thomas Oord describes hiking the length of the trail and discusses some of the preparation, logistics and equipment needed for a hike like this. 7 p.m. FREE. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

Odds & Ends IMPROVOLUTION AT THE SESQUI-SHOP—Explore the ways of musical improv via voice and character building at improvisational performance workshops. Contact Mike at for more info. 7 p.m. Boise 150 SesquiShop, 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-433-5671.

SATURDAY APRIL 27 Festivals & Events GARDEN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS GRAND OPENING— Check out the new Garden Valley Center for the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing art and music to the area’s residents. Donations accepted. In conjunction with the Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show, plus a chili cook-off and several other events. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Garden Valley Center for the Arts, 1068 Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$100. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208468-1000,



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.


WHITEWATER USED EQUIPMENT SALE—It’s time to gear up for another great year of whitewater at the Idaho Whitewater Association’s annual sale. Register your sale items ahead of time online at 15 percent of sale proceeds support the whitewater community. See Picks, Page 17. 9 a.m. FREE. Idaho River Sports, 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise, 208-336-4844, idahoriversports. com.

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8 DAYS OUT On Stage

Workshops & Classes

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST—Check out the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Disney movie about a princess who meets a hirsute and surly prince. See Picks, Page 17. 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $37.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.

DONNY OSBORNE DRUMMING MASTER CLASS—Jazz drummer Donny Osborne and the Pete Peterson Quartet work with students on bass, piano, saxophone and drums. 1-3 p.m. $20. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871,

COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: HEATH HARMISON—See Friday. 7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, MISUNDERSTANDING—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, RED VELVET CAKE WAR—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $13, $9 students/seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, SESAME STREET LIVE—Join Elmo, Abby, Murray and the rest of the Sesame Street gang for this musical event. See Picks, Page 17. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15-$50. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1900,

SUNDAY APRIL 28 Festivals & Events BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IDAHO FOODBANK FUNDRAISER— Join the cast of Beauty and the Beast and the Idaho Foodbank for a night of music and theater for a good cause. 6:30 p.m. $65-$125. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

Green EARTHFEST AT THE MK NATURE CENTER—Join this celebration for the entire family during Unplug and Be Outside Week. Free activities and crafts are offered during the day at the garden site, as well nature walks, movies and more. Local muesli bars and granola will be available to benefit Boise’s refugee community. Choose from a wide selection of native plants and talk to knowledgeable botanists about the best fit for your yard at the plant sale. Purchases help support the Idaho Native Plant Society and the MK Nature Center. A plant availability list is posted on Cash and checks only. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208334-2225, unplugandbeoutside. com.

On Stage BEAUTY AND THE BEAST—See Saturday. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $38. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, MISUNDERSTANDING—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $12-$15. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, SESAME STREET LIVE—See Saturday. 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. $15-$50. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1900,

Odds & Ends SILVERSMITHING DEMO BY SUSAN LIND—Susan Lind demonstrates the art of silversmithing. 10 percent off all store purchases during the event. Enter the raffle and win a piece made by Lind. Get a ticket for every four cans of food to donate to the food bank. 1 p.m. FREE. Wild Lotus Art Consignment CoOp, 3203 Overland Road, Boise, 208-713-5393.

SHADES OF BLACK—This Pacific Northwest dance trio performs courtesy of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the MLK Committee. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, TIME STANDS STILL—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,


EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

MERIDIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA—Jacqueline Audas performs the Tchaikovsky “Violin Concerto” and Noah Jessee performs Beethoven’s “Second Piano Concerto.” The concert also includes Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” Handel’s “Water Music Suite,” and “Finlandia” by Sibelius. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10, $25 family. Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise, 208-939-1404,

Food & Drink BOISE CRAWL AROUND DOWNTOWN—Enjoy tasters of beer or wine at eight participating pubs, all to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Register in advance at Crawlers must check in at the old Pioneer Tent Building, 106 N. Sixth St., between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to receive drink tickets, map/menu and T-shirt. See Picks, Page 16. Noon-5 p.m. $40 adv., $50 door,

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8 DAYS OUT MONDAY APRIL 29 Festivals & Events STORY STORY LATE-NIGHT: KINK—The adults-only version of the storytelling program features story host Emma Arnold and musician Dan Costello. See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, storystorynight. org.

On Stage 5X5 READING SERIES: AN ILIAD—Set in the present, a storyteller implied to be Homer is fated to tell a story about war. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater. org.

TUESDAY APRIL 30 Literature BLIP PLAY READING SERIES— Better Off, a two-act play set in Los Angeles with 10 characters, is by Boise playwright Maite Petersen. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-4298220,

WEDNESDAY MAY 1 Festivals & Events IDAHO WORLD TRADE DAY— The U.S. Commercial Service and the Idaho District Export Council host a half-day event to educate Idaho companies engaging in business abroad. Lunch features keynote address by Kevin Kolevar, senior director of international government affairs and public policy for Dow Chemical. Register online. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $50. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4636,

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El Ten Eleven surives to rock Boise again.

WOUNDS AND TUNES Cerberus Rex, possibly Boise’s loudest band, recently announced the cancellation of some shows due to “a serious injur y” that befell the band’s bass player and vocalist, Josh Galloway. The injur y: a severed thumb. According to Zach Von House, the band’s guitar player, the injury resulted from an accident cutting kindling, and though it’s bad, it could have been much worse. The thumb is reportedly reattached and Galloway is on the mend, though all shows are off for now. Another band bravely weathering tragedy is Los Angeles-based electro-loop wizards El Ten Eleven. The band started 2013 with bassist Kristian Dunn cracking some ribs and collapsing a lung while skiing in Colorado. Dunn recovered three days before the band took the main stage at Treefort. But less than a week after that, El Ten Eleven had all its gear stolen. Luckily, the duo was about to release an album of remixes of its most recent record, Transitions. The band released it a few days early and it shot to the top of the Bandcamp charts, raising the cash to buy new gear and once again hit the road back to Boise. El Ten Eleven will play Neurolux Sunday, April 28, with Finn Riggins and Ugly Hussy. That show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $12. Yet one more act with a hint of disaster about it is Park City, Utah-based Right Hand Band, which will play at The New Frontier Club in Meridian Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. The band’s name is not just a clever play on the term “right hand man.” Frontman Jeremiah Maxey plays seriously mean rock and blues licks with only one arm. Those shows start at 9 p.m. Though there isn’t a clever transition from that, there are a few other good shows happening in Boise worth mentioning. The first is going down at Red Room Wednesday, April 25, when local rap-comedy act Sword of a Bad Speller will be filming a music video for its song “PCP.” That show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $3. Crusade, Ditch Tiger and Lucid Aisle will open. Another interesting band playing in Boise this week is Denver-based indie-rock group Scatter Gather. Its garage-y, experimental lo-fi pop will be on display at The Crux Friday, April 26, with Relentless by Desire and Jac Sound. That shows starts at 7 p.m. and costs $5. And, finally, local band Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars is reportedly in the studio working on recording a split 7-inch with local chamber-pop supastahs A Seasonal Disguise. Luna Michelle, bassist for the Holy Wars, told Boise Weekly the bands are shooting for a mid-summer release. —Josh Gross

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Portland, Ore., band Denver may seem geographically challenged, but its honest Americana is earning fans from all over.

THE OTHER DENVER Country music for people who like everything except rap and country JOSH GROSS being mostly recorded in Bevitori’s living room Kansas. Chicago. America. The history of on a four-track. While many musicians would rock bands named after geographic locations gasp in horror at the thought of recording to isn’t a good one. cassette in the digital age, Bevitori felt that it But Denver—a six-piece from Portland, brought an honest feel to the music that could Ore., that plays Neurolux Friday, April 26— have been lost by recording on a computer. gets by with an earnest approach to country “We didn’t have the nicest gear, so if we’d music that draws more from the genre’s folk gone for the nicest sound, we wouldn’t have roots than it does its Nashville mutations. gotten it anyway,” he said. Guitar player and vocalist Tom Bevitori The instruments were tracked in Bevitori’s said there wasn’t a deliberate decision to start living room over the course of a weekend. a country band, it just happened on its own. “It came out pretty quick because we’d “We were all writing kind of folky country been playing the songs for so long that it came songs and playing them by ourselves,” said right out,” Bevitori said. “There was a lot of Bevitori. “I was playing in a folk band with dicking around going on, but we were pretty my wife and these guys. It was good, but it motivated.” wasn’t much fun.” Of course, it didn’t hurt the outcome of the So Bevitori and some friends started getting songwriting process or the album that Eric together to put the fun back into folk, which Earley and Michael meant getting hamVan Pelt, two of the mered and jamming. Denver with Death Songs and Fiddle Junkies, friends Bevitori re“It was a blast,” Friday, April 26, 9 p.m., $5. cruited for Denver, are Bevitori said. “It was NEUROLUX also in the alt-country like taking folk to a 111 N. 11th St. band Blitzen Trapper. drunken party.” 208-343-0886 Blitzen Trapper’s Bevitori discovered touring schedule occathat once alcohol was sionally means Denver added to the mix, the has to find fill-in players, but Bevitori says that folk songs turned into country. the two musicians are anything but bit players. Those songs, released on the band’s 2012 “We’re just happy to have them on board,” self-titled debut, are backed by simple, shufhe said. “Those guys are great.” fling beats, dressed up, plinking banjos and Though the band is just now completing its slide guitar with a sound as lonesome as the first real tour, it has already recorded a followhighways and nights that Bevitori sings about. up album that it is currently shopping to labels There are hints of Charley Pride, Gram Par“We’re hoping to get it out by summer,” sons and Kris Kristofferson, the sorts of singsaid Bevitori. ers who pushed country past its 12-bar bluesBut there is a unique challenge for an based song structures and toward the more independent band trying to shop an album. progressive compositions of rock, keeping the Country music has, by and large, taken over raw honesty of its lyrical and sonic tone. the Billboard charts as little more than twangy The album is all the more impressive for

pop. Though Denver’s sound would doubtless win over country fans, the Nashville business model leaves as little room for the band’s rugged, earnest Americana as there is for it in the record collections of indie-rock types who claim to like “everything but rap and country.” “I think they’ve probably just heard the wrong country,” Bevitori said of such folks. “The amount of shit country music that’s going on right now is unbelievable. So, for a lot of people, that’s the only access they have, if their folks didn’t listen to country. All they have to start on is post-Garth Brooks. It’s probably the same thing to do with rap.” So that raises the question of who Denver’s audience is. Just like the band’s formation, the answer seems to center on booze. “It seems to be a good drinking crowd in their 30s that likes to have a good time,” said Bevitori. ”Then some young Midwestern girls. A lot of girls come out.” How many girls? Denver routinely packs large clubs in Portland, Ore., like the Doug Fir and Mississippi Studios, something Bevitori said is a little baffling. Not that he’s knocking it. And on the rare occasions when the band has gotten in front of a real country audience—like an appearance at the Seattle Folk Festival—Bevitori said it has gone over well. So there may still be hope for Nashville yet. But with all that going for the band, it does raise the question of why it chose to name the project Denver. “We had a buddy that was moving to Denver because of a bummer family situation and we decided to pay him a little homage with the name,” said Bevitori. “But then it turned out he didn’t move to Denver and we got stuck with the name.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M





NEW TRANSIT—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

A-N-D & FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Black Bear Diner

BROCK BARTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Whole Foods

PAUL TILLOTSON, PETE PETERSON—7:30 p.m. $15. Sapphire Room

BARBARA LAING—With Kayleigh Jack. 8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

DAN COSTELLO—With Trio 43. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

CHUCK SMITH—With John Jones Trio. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DALE CAVANAUGH—8 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

RIGHT HAND BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

DENVER—With Death Songs and Fiddle Junkies. See Noise, Page 22. 9 p.m. $5. Neurolux

SCATTER GATHER—With Relentless by Desire and Jac Sound. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux

DISTRICT 19 FLAMENCO—With Bernie Reilly. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears


DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

STEADY RUSH—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

GAYLE CHAPMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

SUCH GOLD—With Real Friends, Major League and Stepbrothers. 6:30 p.m. $10-$12. Venue

CAIT OLDS—With Marcus Eugene. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage DOUG CAMERON—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown EMILY TIPTON BAND—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s FRANK MARRA—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JOHNNY SHOES—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—5 p.m. FREE. Berryhill MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER— With Shawn Colvin. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $28-$75. Morrison Center PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

OPHELIA—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

ROY KAY TRIO—9 p.m. $5. Neurolux

THE HOOT HOOTS—With James Plane Wreck, Starskate and Sun Blood Stories. See Listen Here, Page 24. 8 p.m. $5. Red Room

MIKE STRAIN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

SWORD OF A BAD SPELLER— See Noise News, Page 22. 8 p.m. By donation. Red Room

ILL FEVER—With Mickey the Jump. 8 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage

RYAN WISSINGER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

MEGAN NELSON—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

AKA BELLE—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s


BERNIE REILLY—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub LIKE A ROCKET—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears



STEADY RUSH—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

Critics have praised Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin for their heartfelt lyrics and pristine vocals—traits which garnered both artists Grammy Awards in the 1990s. In addition to successful careers as solo artists, the pair has also maintained a close friendship spanning more than 30 years. Now, the two musicians share the stage on a special acoustic tour that lands in Boise Thursday, April 25. Armed with guitars and microphones, Carpenter and Colvin sing many of their career-defining songs as duets but also bring to life their subtle differences with alternating solos. A setlist from the pair’s Birmingham, Ala., performance included classics like Colvin’s “Sunny Came Home,” and Carpenter’s timeless “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” —Andrew Crisp


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8 p.m., $28-$75. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609,

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DOUG CAMERON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

OPHELIA—7 p.m. FREE. Crooked Fence

DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

PAUL TILLOTSON, PETE PETERSON—7:30 p.m. $15. Sapphire Room

EMILY TIPTON BAND—9 p.m. FREE. FlatbreadDowntown

RED HANDS BLACK FEET—With Star Gaze Unlimited and Iconoplasty. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux


RIGHT HAND BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

FLESH-N-BONE—With DuckTape Gang, Tre Duce Ent and Digla Family. 8 p.m. $15-$75. Venue

THE HOOT HOOTS, APRIL 26, RED ROOM The Hoot Hoots is a silly band name. Luckily, the Seattle power-pop foursome owns it and revels in silliness: The band often performs in costumes and once staged a robot battle in the audience. And that slightly silly take endures in its music, which features peppy Casiotone and guitar garage-pop songs about aliens and video games. But in no way are The Hoot Hoots a novelty or joke act. The band just treats creating music as something buoyant and gleeful. The group’s four releases all capture the urgent giddiness of a bedroom jam without getting mired in the sonic trappings of lo-fi, making its finely crafted and polished pop tunes seem as raw and lively as garage-rock—a winning combo perfect for the short-attention-span generation. —Josh Gross With Starskate, James Plane Wreck and Sun Blood Stories. 8 p.m., $5. Red Room, 1519 W. Main St.,

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FRANK MARRA—With Ben Burdick and Amy Rose. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


FURIOUS JONES—With The Blaqk Family and Matt Hopper. 8 p.m. $5. Red Room

BARB WIRE DOLLS—With Art Fad and Demoni. 6:30 p.m. $10. Venue

GALAXY FOREST—10 p.m. $5. Reef

DELERIUM—5 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

THE GETAWAY CAR CD RELEASE CONCERT—7 p.m. $5. Foothills Christian Church

EL TEN ELEVEN—With Finn Riggins and Ugly Hussy. See Noise News, Page 22. 7:30 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux

INVISIBLE SWORDSMEN—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

JASON BUCKALEW—10:15 a.m., FREE. Berryhill

JOSHUA TUNES—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

THE JUKE DADDYS—9 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

THE SIDEMEN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

KORY QUINN AND THE COMRADES—With Left Coast Country. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

VOODOO CHILD—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


MONDAY APRIL 29 1332 RECORDS: PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $3. Liquid A-N-D & FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Moxie Java-Five Mile BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM FEATURING JOHN BISTLINE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

FRANK MARRA—With Ben Burdick and Dan Costello. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JASON HOMEY—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s LEFT COAST COUNTRY—With Kory Quinn. 8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye MANZANITA FALLS—With Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. 8 p.m. $4. Red Room OPHELIA—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

CATSMELVIN—With The Bare Bones. 8 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: NICK JAINA—With Starlings Murmurations. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux


REILLY COYOTE—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

WARHEAD—8 p.m. $3. Red Room


WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 LEFT COAST COUNTRY—With Kory Quinn and the Comrades. 9 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

ALEX CLARE—With Knocks. 8 p.m. $16-$30. Knitting Factory

SOJA—With Rootz Underground and Los Rakas. 7 p.m. $20-$35. Knitting Factory

BOISE OLD TIME’S OLD TIME JAM—With The Hokum Flyers and Reilly Coyote. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

DELERIUM—7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

TODD SNIDER—With Ashleigh Flynn. 7 p.m. $25 adv., $28 door. Egyptian Theatre TOUCHE—With Edmond Dantes. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux



HONORING JESUS URQUIDES Boise Mexican American pioneer is recognized with new memorial CHRISTINA MARFICE

The intersection of Main and Second streets in downtown Boise is lined with trees and stately, two-story homes. But it didn’t always look like that. For nearly 100 years, it was home to a village built by Jesus Urquides, “Idaho’s premier muleteer.” Urquides played an integral role in shaping Pioneering Boise businessman Jesus Urquides paved the way for many Mexican Americans to come to the Boise into the community it is today. Now, area. His “village” of cabins housed fellow mule packers. local artist and architect Dwaine Carver and the Boise City Department of Arts and History controversy surrounding immigration and are celebrating the contributions Urquides and his granite headstone is emblazoned with the immigration reform. word “Papa,” a Spanish term of endearment. other Mexican American pioneers have made “I think that a standout perception of to Boise with a memorial near where his home His gravesite is maintained by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, which hosts a yearly the piece is the absolutely integrated nature once stood. Dia de los Muertos celebration at the cemetery of immigrants as pioneer citizens,” Carver “For part of the Boise 150 celebration, we said. “The southern part of Idaho was the to honor Urquides as a pioneer in Idaho’s wanted to look at who we haven’t acknowlnorthern border of Mexican territory prior to Mexican American community. edged or honored, and what parts of history 1848. For a prominent, longtime pioneer citiNow, the city of Boise has erected a new we haven’t really told through public art,” said zen of the city to be an obvious and apparent memorial to Urquides. A bronze camera conKaren Bubb, city public arts manager. “This part of that history, I think is an interesting taining an image of Urquides is pointed as if is a story that we’ve been thinking about for a taking the photo where his “little world” once thing to hold in one’s mind. I think the parlong time.” stood. A pedestal with text on four sides tells a ticipation of so many different people from When Urquides arrived in Boise in the so many different ethnicities relating to the small part of Urquides’ life story and features mid-1860s, he was already a successful a model of the buildings that once stood in the central foundation of the city is really one of Mexican businessman. At that time, Boise the central points of the piece.” village. The memorial is small but poignant, was only a small village surrounded by farms The memorial will be dedicated at a cerwith potential to grow, according to Bubb. that provided food for Southern and Central emony Saturday, April 27, which will celebrate “At the site, there’s very little room to Idaho mining camps. A decade later, Urquides inherited land from an acquaintance at what is memorialize and there’s private property where the oft-forgotten history of Boise’s Hispanic pioneers. From 4:30-5:30 p.m., Carver will the land once was, so [Carver] ended up comnow 115 Main St., and settled in the Treasure speak about his piece to attendees, and a ing up with a two-part proposal,” Bubb said. Valley permanently. Mexican ballad poem, or corrido, will be per“The first part is what is already built there. Other Mexican Americans and mule packformed. A committee of advisers from Boise’s The second part is a larger plan that would ers also settled onto Urquides’ land, where he create a performance space that would be part Mexican American community will also be in built 30 cabins, stables and corrals. Known as attendance at the dedication. of the land in front of the Pioneer Cemetery. the “Spanish Village” or “Urquides Village,” Ana Maria Schachtell, a member of the The piece is very modest, but it’s accessible to Urquides often referred to it as his “little Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho board pedestrians and it’s at the site, which is very world.” of directors, will also be in attendance. important in terms of marking the location.” According to biographer Max Delgado, Schachtell has long been a proponent of Carver, who also Urquides was a generIdaho’s Hispanic history. designed a downtown ous and understand“Mexican Americans provided a critipublic art piece coming landlord, housing URQUIDES VILLAGE DEDICATION cal contribution to the development of the memorating Boise’s packers in the cabins Saturday, April 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., FREE. Main Street between North First economy of the state of Idaho in the 19th long-gone Chinatown, on his property until and Second streets. was drawn to the hishis death, after which century, so this is very appropriate that a tory of Boise’s Mexican public art piece celebrating Jesus Urquides his daughter mainAmerican pioneers, tained the property’s and the people who lived there be established many homes. But following her death in 1965, especially since their contributions to the city’s there at this time,” Schachtell said. “When early growth are often overlooked. a fire damaged several of the buildings. A city you read things like that, you wonder why “I’m interested in invisible histories,” Carv- this information was left out of the history inspector condemned the structures, and the er said. “I liked very much the idea of trying village was destroyed. books. Why would they have omitted such to imagine or re-materialize something that’s Until recently, little remained of Urquides’ an important part of our history? It’s almost been lost, especially things that are generally legacy in Boise beyond newspaper clippings been my quest, per se, to highlight the history understood to be marginalized histories.” and a few items housed at the Idaho Historiof these mule packers and make people aware To Carver, the Urquides memorial is parcal Museum. Urquides is buried at Pioneer that this population is not new arrivals. ticularly relevant, given the ongoing national Cemetery on Warm Springs Avenue, where We’ve been here since the beginning.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Jon Sadler examines George W. Bush, the artist.

BLACK HUNGER EXAMINES GEORGE W. BUSH, PAINTER Since leaving office, former President George W. Bush has mostly kept quiet. That is until scores of art critics rushed to analyze his paintings after photos of them were leaked to the public in February. A hacker infiltrated a family email account and released images of artwork painted by Bush, including two semi-nude self-portraits—one depicting a silverhaired Bush in the shower and the other submerged in the bathtub. Numerous portraits of pets have since surfaced, as well. Boise State University professor Jonathan Sadler investigates Bush’s artistic passion at Black Hunger, Saturday, April 27, with a talk titled “George W. Bush: Painter.” Sadler will examine the significance of the beleaguered former president’s new artistic outlet, and offer a closer analysis of the subject matter portrayed by the paintings. His talk at Black Hunger is free, for all ages and starts at 7 p.m. In calls-to-artists news, Boise Art Museum is accepting submissions for the 2013 Idaho Triennial, which, as its name suggests, takes place every three years. Idaho artists are invited to submit original works produced in 2011, 2012 or 2013. Accepted work will be included in an exhibition running Nov. 16 through April 27, 2014. In 2010, Seattle’s Beth Sellars served as juror and selected work from 152 submissions. This year, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer curator of Northwest art at the Portland Art Museum, will serve as the Triennial juror. Information and applications are available at Submissions are due by Tuesday, May 28. Notifications will be mailed to artists Sept. 18, 2013. And in other competition news, the 10th annual i48 filmmaking festival is now accepting applicants. From Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9, teams will be given 48 hours to write, cast, shoot and edit an original short film three to six minutes long. Each team will be handed an envelope concealing a genre, a line of dialogue, a character and a prop to incorporate. Managing Director Andrew Ellis said the 10th edition of i48 includes a new category for K-12 students. Both the novice and and open divisions will be judged separately. A screening of all films will take place Saturday, June 15, at The Flicks. A best-of screening will follow Sunday, June 16, at the Egyptian Theatre. Applications postmarked or hand-delivered to The Flicks by Thursday, May 25, cost $50, while those dropped off after that date cost $100. —Andrew Crisp

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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings ARISE—This collage of portraits and stories of women from around the world features a message about women changing the world and healing injustice. Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. $13-$15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, ART21—This film screening features three contemporary artists discussing and creating visual art. Thursday, April 25, 12:45 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, THE GOODBYE GIRL—An unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter live with an off-Broadway actor. Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208562-4996, ICIZERE: HOPE—This documentary chronicles a family seeking reconciliation after the violence of the Rwandan genocide. RSVP at 208-426-1596. Wednesday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4636, NORTH BY NORTHWEST—Cary Grant stars in this Alfred Hitchcock film about a businessman mistaken for a spy. Thursday, April 25, 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, THE SEED BOISE PREMIERE—Join the filmmakers of The Seed for the Boise premiere of their film, with guests Soloman’s Hollow. Tickets available at Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. $8. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, THURSDAY BLOCKBUSTER SERIES: DJANGO UNCHAINED—A freed slave joins a bounty hunter to rescue his wife. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Don Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. FREE-$1. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.

Opening THE BIG WEDDING—A modern family tries to survive a weekend wedding. Divorcees Don and Ellie Griffin must feign a happy marriage for the sake of their adopted son when his biological mother decides to attend. (PG-13) Opens Friday, April 26. Edwards 9, 22.

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP—After a young journalist learns the true identity of a former Weather Underground militant accused of robbery and murder, lives and the past are uprooted when a manhunt begins for an innocent man. (R) Opens Friday, April 26. The Flicks. MUD—Two Southern teens who set out to find a boat caught in a tree after a flood, only to find Mud (McConaughey), a fugitive looking for his love, Juniper. (R) Opens Friday, April 26. The Flicks. PAIN & GAIN—A group of bodybuilders becomes enmeshed in kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. (R) Opens Friday, April 26. Edwards 9, 22.

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TWO MOVIES, ONE WORTH WATCHING Choose Mud over The Company You Keep GEORGE PRENTICE I’m looking forward to Robert Redford’s next film—anything to help me forget his latest, The Company You Keep. There was ample reason to be optimistic. Not only is the story The big muddy that is the backwater of southeast Arkansas yields a river of mystery for (left to right) Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey and Jacob Lofland. interesting (a 21st century businessman haunted by a violent secret), but the film showcases the best cast in recent memory—Redford, Julie won’t end well, but it’s more a matter of who front of the lens (The Candidate, Three Days Christie, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Stanof the Condor, Out of Africa) is just as impres- will ultimately live to tell the story. ley Tucci, Brendan Gleeson, Nick Nolte, Sam Mud’s character is full of dimension, and sive as his skill in a director’s chair (Ordinary Elliott and Anna Kendrick. People, A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show). Matthew McConaughey, in his best role to But one big problem remains: The film is Unfortunately, Redford pulls up short on both date, knows when and how to rein in his uncommonly dull, and despite its star wattperformance. Reese Witherspoon is also fine with The Company age, the actors appear as Juniper. But the real star here is 15-year-old You Keep. as if they desperately Tye Sheridan as Ellis, the film’s protagonist. Conversely, I have want to be in another THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R) nothing but good news Sheridan appears in practically every frame movie. The excepDirected by Robert Redford of Mud and his breakout is reminiscent of to report on a movie tion is Shia LaBeouf, Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in Winter’s with the worst title of woefully miscast as an Starring Robert Redford, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon and Shia LaBeouf Bone. In fact, Mud feels a bit like the dangerthe year: Mud. investigative reporter. ous journey that was Winter’s Bone, only Mud In a southeast LaBeouf, whom we Opens Friday, April 26, at The Flicks has a lot more sun and water. Arkansas town that usually see battling “The river brings a lot,” an adult warns is more swamp than Transformers this time MUD (PG-13) the restless Ellis. “Some of it is worth keeping, city, two 14-year-old of year, races through Directed by Jeff Nichols some needs to be let go.” boys happen upon The Company You Ellis chooses to keep a little, but lets much Mud, a mystery man Keep as if he were Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard and Tye Sheridan of his innocence drift away in the muddy river. with a bizarre plan to looking for a robot to rescue his lifelong love, His story feels like a modern tale that might confront. Opens Friday, April 26, at The Flicks have been penned by Mark Twain. Juniper, from a life of Critics dismissed Mud entrusts its audience with authenticity, abuse. But the muddy Redford’s early films, smart dialogue and mature performances. To waters hold nothing marginalizing his talthat end, it’s a bit like the movies Redford used but danger around every river bend. ent with his good looks. I couldn’t disagree to make. Audiences have a pretty good idea that this more. Redford is a singular talent; his work in

SCREEN/SAY WHAT? SAY WHAT? A ROUND-UP OF THE WEEK’S BEST QUOTES “This is a powerful message from our government. We will not be intimidated by bombs. We will not be intimidated by poison. This is America. If you’re a violent, paranoid lunatic, you must use a gun.” —Bill Maher

“Disney announced starting in 2015 that they’re going to put out a new Star Wars movie every summer for the foreseeable future. Next up is Star Wars Episode 7, followed by Darth Vader, Mall Cop. After that will be It’s a Star Wars Movie, Just Give Us Your Money.” —Jimmy Kimmel “Star magazine had a poll. They named Gwyneth Paltrow the most hated celebrity in America. I said, ‘That is not fair. Come on! I’m sure other countries hate her, too.’” —Craig Ferguson WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


CAMERA READY Going with the flow leads to adventure filmmaking for one Boise man

Corridor Paddle Surf Shop is open for business.


ANDREW MENTZER Seasoned boaters come to understand that sometimes you just have to go with the flow— a lesson that often translates to daily life. Skip Armstrong never set out to become an adventure filmmaker, but by following his interests and the opportunities presented to him, he turned a hobby into a full-time profession that takes him around the world working with some of the most talented athletes on water. The lean, inquisitive 35-year-old Denver transplant arrived in Boise in 2007 and now works alongside Anson Fogel of Forge Motion Pictures, the company responsible for one of the most respected kayak adventure films to date, Wild Water. Forge’s most recent film, Cascada, was released in February. Unlike most filmmakers, Armstrong’s path was never a course set by a focused, systematic effort or a traditional educational undertaking. Instead, his love of the river and outdoors let him express himself as an artist, while eventually finding a way to pay the bills. His “follow your nose” instinct and natural ability are uncommon in a field dominated by formally trained professionals—which might be just what gives Armstrong a creative advantage. “The thing that struck me immediately was his passion and sensitivity,” Fogel said of his filmmaking partner. “You can learn the craft and build the years of experience needed in our line of work, but you cannot create those key ingredients: passion and sensitivity.” Armstrong has directed more than 10 films and assisted with dozens of other feature projects. Even with his growing list of accolades from countless film festivals—Banff, 5 Point and Telluride film festivals, to name a few—Armstrong has remained humble and thoughtful when it comes to his craft. “A lot of our approach is an unbridled commitment to our characters,” he said. “We’ll talk about it for a long time and really write it out and think about it well before we go out and shoot it.” It started back in 1998, when Armstrong’s college roommate in Durango, Colo.—the legendary “Dangerous” Dave Norrel—raved about Idaho’s recreational offerings. A few road trips to the Gem State later, and Armstrong knew where he wanted to end up. “I was blown away. I had never been somewhere so wild,” he said. “The people were wild, the rivers were wild.” After earning his degree in economics from Fort Lewis College, Armstrong hit the international river guiding circuit, including a couple of summers guiding on the Payette River. Later, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Skip Armstrong turned a passing interest into a career shooting international kayaking films.

while working for an outfitter in Ottawa, Canada, Armstrong broke five toes playing beach volleyball, limiting his ability to guide. With few guiding options, he was relegated to video camera duty, shooting generic shorts of guests’ family vacations. Even as a novice, Armstrong realized that the production quality of these films was mediocre, at best, so he invested in video editing software and a new laptop to try to increase video sales. That money-making venture turned into a self education in film. They were skills he took with him when he moved to Costa Rica in 2002 to open his own outfitting business with two business partners from Boise. A key component was offering customers high-quality videos of their Central American adventure. Armstrong sold his guiding business in 2007 and moved to Idaho to play and plan his next steps. Then, one fateful day in 2009, he was running the North Fork of the Payette River at the same time a friend-ofa-friend was shooting a kayaking movie. That tertiary acquaintance was Fogel, and the film turned out to be Wild Water, one of the highest quality kayak productions to date. Fogel had just bought a $100,000 Red One digital camera—the same technology used in big budget Hollywood films—in an effort to lead the adventure film industry into a new era of high-quality production. Armstrong lent a hand and hasn’t stepped away since. Wild Water put Forge on the map, winning the grand prize for cinematography at Las Palmeras International Film Festival and the grand prize and people’s choice awards at the Explos Film Festival. The Wall Street Journal even cited Wild Water as being “our favorite film at Banff [Mountain Film Festival].” Within four years, “Could you help us with a few shots?” turned into “Would you like to go to Mexico to co-direct a top-notch kayak movie?” Soon, Armstrong was working with some of the best in the business as the go-to freelancer for Forge.

With Moscow-based river gear company NRS and other corporate and public clientsponsors in place, Armstrong and Forge have created an impressive body of work, featuring some of the most interesting unsung heroes on the water today. Their stunning imagery plays over philosophical, first-person narrative, helping viewers relate to the athletes and the film in a way not seen in other adventure films. “We’re very particular about which stories we take on and how we tell those stories. We put a lot of constraints on our projects before we start shooting,” Armstrong said. “We won’t do any interviews on camera. We’ll never have a subject look into the lens and answer questions. A lot of times, we’ll sit down in an audio room and have a conversation for hours and really get to know each other. Then we’ll use that dialogue to tell the character’s story.” In the 2012 Of Souls and Water film series, Armstrong used five distinct characters to represent the spectrum of life on the river. The Mother, The Warrior, The Nomad, The Elder and The Shapeshifter showcase the deep connection between man and nature, while offering the viewer a cerebral perspective on recreation. The Shapeshifter won the Banff Mountain Film Festival audio scholarship. In December 2012, Armstrong and Fogel co-directed Cascada, a brilliantly shot sevenminute film about boating in Mexico. Idaho boater-photographer Erik Boomer is featured in the film, hucking off waterfalls amid treacherous, incredible scenery and a relentless insect population. The film is as much a cultural experience as it is kayak flick, making it palatable for a broader audience. The film was finished and released on a limited basis in February. Next up is more work for NRS in the same vein as Cascada and Of Souls and Water, some of which will be filmed in Idaho, as well as some commercial work around the Northwest. “We’ll be working together for years to come, I hope. We can read each other’s minds at this point” said Fogel.

So what if it was snowing in the high country only a few days ago, it’s time to start thinking about water sports. Case in point: Corridor Paddle Surf Shop has opened its first storefront at 314 E. 35th St. in Garden City—conveniently near the Boise River Recreation Park. The standup paddleboard and surf shop opened its doors April 15 and is offering not only paddle, surf and boogie boards and accessories, but rentals and demos as well. In addition to custom boards and new gear that customers can check out in the showroom, Corridor is also offering standup paddleboard yoga at Sandy Point. Yes, you read that correctly—yoga done on a floating, standup paddleboard. While we can’t help but think that sounds like a very wet activity, classes will be taught by Jillian Hansen and a full schedule of classes will be posted online mid-May. Find details on the store, rentals and classes at Sticking with river recreation, Payette River passes are now on sale for the 2013 floating season. The passes cover use fees—usually $3 per day—at sites in the Payette River Recreation Area around Banks and Garden Valley, as well as on the South Fork of the Snake River. The fees go to pay for site maintenance and improvement and are required starting Wednesday, May 1. Annual passes cost $20 and are available at several Treasure Valley retailers, including Alpenglow Mountain Sports, 2314 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise; Boise Army Navy, 4924 Chinden Blvd., Garden City; Cascade Outfitters, 604 E. 45th St., Garden City; and Idaho River Sports, 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise. For more info, check out goto/payette. Moving from paddles to pedals, Boise Bicycle Project was recently awarded a major grant that will help one of Boise’s most popular nonprofits expand and improve its headquarters at 1027 S. Lusk St. The $35,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will be combined with other donations to put $50,000 toward creating 200 square feet of office space, building secure storage for more than 200 bikes and supplies, and bringing more natural light into the work area. Another $7,000 is still needed to complete the remodel/expansion, but construction was set to begin this month. For more info or to donate, visit —Deanna Darr

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REC/LISTINGS Sports & Fitness


21ST ANNUAL NGA NORTHWEST NATURAL—Check out Idaho’s largest natural bodybuilding, figure, physique and bikini event. All seats reserved. Advance tickets available online at ngaidaho. com. Friday, April 26, 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10-$20. Borah High School, 6001 Cassia, Boise, 208-322-3855, schools/borah. AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB— Start at the second floor of the US Bank Building and climb the stair routes totaling 36, 72, 108 or 144 floors for charities supporting treatments and cures for lung ailments. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. $35 registration, plus $100 fundraising minimum. US Bank Building, 101 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-345-8519, LEARN TO SKATE—New skaters enjoy a free lesson and open skating. Skates provided. RSVP at 208-608-7716. Thursday, April 25, Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-331-0044, ST. LUKE’S CONCUSSION SYMPOSIUM—Learn about new research, epidemiology, diagnosis, safe returns to play, legislation and school protocols for concussion management. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State football stadium, Boise, 208-381-9000, TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE—Learn to play hockey for free. Gear fitting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the on-ice session runs from 6-7 p.m. RSVP at 208-608-7721. Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-3310044,

Recurring BOISE FOOSBALL—Draw-yourpartner foosball tournament. Tuesday sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m., matches begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. Dutch Goose, 3515 W. State St., Boise, 208-860-4990, CONTEMPORARY-MODERN— Develop creativity and diversity with this expressive dance form. Wednesday class is for ages 1014, Saturday class is for adults. Wednesday, April 24, 6:45-7:45 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 1011:30 a.m. $15. Ballet Idaho, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208343-0556,

Events & Workshops WEISER RIVER TRAIL 50K RELAY AND ULTRA RUN—The Weiser River Trail 50K Relay and Ultra Run follows the scenic trail from Council to Midvale. Five relay legs vary from four to nine miles. Enjoy a breakfast burrito lunch after the race in the Midvale City Park. Proceeds benefit the Weiser River Trail. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. $60 solo, $200 teams. Adams County Fairgrounds, 2000-2199 S. Galina Road, Council, 208253-4968.

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Don’t leave your manners at the trailhead.

CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG? Apparently, not everyone is feeling the love on the Ridge to River trails crisscrossing the Boise Foothills. As spring temperatures have risen, so too have the number of users on the extensive trail system, but it seems that not everyone is following the rules and some discourteousness has not gone unnoticed. In fact, incidents of incivility recently spawned a lengthy and impassioned discussion on the Ridge to Rivers Facebook page. Hikers and bikers went back and forth, intermittently discussing the need for better trail etiquette education— particularly among downhill mountain bikers who blow past hikers without slowing—and getting their hackles raised over perceived slights. Ultimately, regardless of whether they tackle the trail on two wheels or two feet, everyone seemed to agree on one simple point: As trails get busier, the need for basic courtesy becomes even more important. Any hiker who has had to dive off the trail to avoid getting smeared by a hyper-sonic biker barreling down the trail or any biker who has gone over his or her handlebars because a hiker couldn’t keep control of a dog can appreciate the need for some consideration of others. Always in proactive mode, Ridge to Rivers does what it can to educate users about the rules of the trails, but ultimately, it’s up to individuals to learn the rules for themselves. As a handy reminder, Ridge to Rivers keeps an updated list of trail etiquette rules on its website, According to the International Mountain Biking Association, bikers should yield the trail to all hikers, runners and horses, and downhill bikers should yield to uphill bikers. Both Ridge to Rivers and IMBA caution riders never to ride parallel to the trail or cut corners—not only is it unsafe, but it can cause trail damage. Also, when passing another trail user, always slow down and make them aware of your presence. Hikers need to do their part, too. When yielding the trail, step off the trail and stop to prevent trail damage. And while running or hiking with music is appealing, keep the volume low enough that you can actually hear other users. Anyone taking a dog on the trail needs to pay particular attention to the regulations governing where dogs must be kept on-leash. Dogs must be kept on-leash in any area within the City of Boise, at all trailheads or in wildlife management areas. Some trails require that dogs be constantly kept on-leash, while others state that a dog must be kept in control. Of course, “kept in control” doesn’t just mean knowing where they are. Dogs must always be close by and under voice control even if the leash is off. Pet owners also must pick up after their dogs, and mutt mitts are provided at many major trailheads to help any owner who has forgotten to bring a baggie. Anyone who has questions about what is allowed can get details on the Ridge to Rivers website, but the basic rules are simple: use common sense and respect others. —Deanna Darr



TABLEROCKING THE BOAT Brewpub makes drastic changes to keep afloat in growing beer market TARA MORGAN

Kerry Caldwell is a statistical oddity, not only in Boise, but nationwide. The Long Beach transplant is a female craft brewer in an industry largely dominated by dudes. “As soon as I turned 21, I started hanging out in microbreweries and brewpubs and drinking good beer, and I just always liked the environment more than a bar that served terrible beer,” said Caldwell, who Kerry Caldwell is proving girls know their beer, too, as TableRock Brewpub’s new brewer. started homebrewing in Olympia, Wash., in the ’90s. “I never got into drinking Bud We’re thinking about putting a Bavarian I had no preconceived ideas of what Light or anything.” TableRock was and wasn’t,” said Caldwell. menu on there—some spaetzle and half But gender is the least of Caldwell’s chickens, schnitzel.” “I think they hadn’t had a very good repuconcerns; she has relocated to Boise after a TableRock’s kitchen is now roasting tation for having good beers, and I didn’t two-year stint as assistant brewer at Caliand slicing its meats in house and offering fornia’s Belmont Brewing Co. to revolution- have that in the back of my head coming ize the beer program at one of Boise’s oldest here, like, ‘I’m going to a brewery that isn’t rotating chef’s specials utilizing seasonal ingredients. the most popular one in town.’” breweries: TableRock Brewpub. “I think mediocrity is king here when TableRock’s new beer program focuses “I was hoping to get a job in Boise, but it comes to restaurants,” said Wilkerson. more on rotating taps than offering a set that wasn’t necessarily the time schedule; I “We’re trying to pare it down and do 15-20 lineup of staples. wasn’t expecting it to happen so fast,” said things perfectly and maybe layer in some “We’ll drift into some standards, but I Caldwell, who was hired as TableRock’s think we’re going to try to keep it fresh and specials. And layer in some beer dinners.” new brewer while visiting her family last Ultimately, TableRock hopes to take Thanksgiving. “I went home to Long Beach keep it new,” said Nelson. back a chunk of Boise’s beer-thirsty market. The brewery is also tapping limited ediand told the head brewer down there, ‘It Though the brewpub doesn’t have the distion kegs of cask-conditioned and barrelwas cool seeing my family for Thanksgivtribution model of Boise’s commercial craft aged beers every Friday, like a recent ing… uh, I got a job.’” breweries—like Payette Brewing Company, chocolate Belgian with brandied figs. Caldwell is part of a much larger Crooked Fence Brewing and Sockeye Brew“We did an oak-aged porter with vanilla rebranding effort at TableRock. As the ing, all of which have recently ventured into bean,” said Caldwell. “But we only usually craft beer scene continues to expand in the canning—it does hope to get its handles Treasure Valley, the sleepy suds spot doesn’t have one keg of it and it lasts only as long into more local bars and restaurants. as it lasts. But that’s part of the excitement; want to be left behind. “It’s a competitive market, like any you want people to feel excited to come in “[TableRock] was kind of stuck in the market. … That’s why I think throwing out here, like, ‘What does TableRock have on mud,” said owner Chris Nelson. “I kind the old and coming in with the new, I think Friday this week?’” of tried to baby-step through it and it just that it’s about time,” said Nelson. “An IPA But all these changes haven’t gone over wasn’t making enough of a difference, so 10 years ago isn’t an IPA today, and so you without a few protests from regulars. I basically made a statement at the end of have to change it. And I think that the other “People said, ‘What the hell are you dolast year: ‘Look I’m going to turn the whole guys that are coming in are going to change ing? You’ve got to be kidding me; where’s thing upside down. We’ve got a couple of their recipes, too, to fit the marketplace.” the beer I’ve always had?’” beers that are known, a lot of Caldwell believes there’s space for all said TableRock’s new general them that aren’t,’ I said. ‘I’m Boise breweries—new and old—to flourish manager, Eric Hilburn. “We going to throw the whole list TABLEROCK BREWPUB said, ‘You know what, try the in the rapidly expanding beer scene. out and we’re going to start AND GRILL “There’s room for all of us,” said new one.’” from scratch.’” 705 W. Fulton St., Boise The beer program isn’t the Caldwell. “Everyone has their clientele that Longtime TableRock 208-342-0944 only thing getting a makeover they’re aiming toward, and I don’t think patrons will immediately that we’re all going for the same person.” at TableRock. The brewpub notice a difference. Hopzilla But business goals aside, Nelson says he also hired a new head chef, and Nut Brown have been couldn’t be more pleased with the new beers Mark Wilkerson, formerly of cast aside, and in their place, TableRock is brewing. Bella Aquila in Eagle. taps pour new brews like the layered and “I have to say, I’m happier with the beers “We kind of want to change the face of surprisingly potent TableRock Imperial we’ve produced since January than I have Red, or the lightly nutty TableRock ESB, an pub food so not everything’s fried,” said been with any beer that’s ever been proWilkerson. “We have a gluten-free menu. English pale ale. duced by TableRock,” he said. 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BACKYARD SALAD BAR There’s a free spring salad bar scattered among the overgrown tufts of damp grass in our backyard. Over the past few weeks, we’ve plucked handfuls of lightly bitter dandelion greens, crisp chickweed and mild miner’s lettuce, then tossed the greens with olive oil, lemon juice and a few shards of pecorino. Though most mow over these pesky “weeds,” we have a new yard management technique: eat the lawn. Hank Shaw, author of the book Hunt, Gather, Cook, also lives by this mantra. “I admit it. I am a lawn-eater. Or to be more specific, I am an eater of those plants that live among the grasses which most people call ‘weeds.’ Hurumph. A weed is simply a plant growing where you don’t want it to,” Shaw wrote on his website, Shaw contends that right now is the perfect time to forage your back yard. “The ideal time to collect yard greens is after a series of cool rains followed by some sunshine. Nights should still be cold, and days not beyond 70 degrees,” she wrote. But Alyson Burleigh-Schisel, a certified nursery professional and greenhouse manager at North End Organic Nursery, said there are still a few weeks left to collect edible backyard ruffage. “You get another month and a half, a lot of them haven’t germinated yet. But most of them by June/July, they’re going to be huge and gnarly, bitter and gross,” said Burleigh-Schisel. “You want to eat them, get them tender.” Some of Burleigh-Schisel’s favorite edible varieties commonly found in Boise yards include prickly lettuce, claytonia greens (miner’s lettuce), curly dock and purslane. “Prickly lettuce is awesome; you can eat the greens,” said Burleigh-Schisel. “It’ll have this big chute that comes up with a little flower on it, and if you catch it before it flowers, you can use it as an asparagus substitute. It tastes like asparagus and there will be a stalk.” Both Shaw and Burleigh-Schisel recommend sauteing the greens in oil, as you might prepare chard or collard greens. “Most of them you can saute in garlic and olive oil, loosen them up a bit like kale and get them a little more tender,” said Burleigh-Schisel. If you’re hesitant about what’s edible in your yard and what isn’t, follow Eat The Weeds author Green Deane’s main rule: “Never, ever eat a wild plant without checking with a local expert.” Visit Deane’s website,, or check out his YouTube channel covering common edible plants, for more information. —Tara Morgan

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Pub. April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Jessica Marie Beery Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1305204 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Jessica Marie Beery, now residing in the City of Garden City, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada Country, Idaho. The name will change to Natazja Rain-Marie Moore. The reason for the change in name is: to honor religious preference and family. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 23, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: MAR 26 2013 By: CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Phyllis Joyce Seamans Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1305732 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Phyllis Joyce Seamans, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Joyce Seamans. The reason for the change in name is: I go by Joyce Seamans & have for 40 years. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 23, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): How we react to the sound of the wind gives clues to our temperament, said philosopher Theodor W. Adorno. The unhappy person thinks of “the fragility of his house and suffers from shallow sleep and violent dreams.” But for the happy person, the wind sings “the song of protectedness: Its furious howling concedes that it has power over him no longer.” I bring this up to illustrate a point about your life. There will be a strong and vivid influence coming your way that is like the wind as described by Adorno. It’s neither bad nor good in itself, but may seem like one or the other depending on the state of mind you choose to cultivate. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1921, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev—born under the sign of the bull—premiered his opera The Love for Three Oranges in the United States. Here’s how The New York Times felt about it: “There are a few, but only a very few, passages that bear recognizable kinship with what has hitherto been considered music.” It’s possible, Taurus, that you will get a similar reaction when you debut your new approach or endeavor. And that may disturb you. But I think it would be a good omen—a sign that you’re taking a brave risk as you try something innovative and unfamiliar. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’m passionate about doing whatever I can to make the world a better place. How boring and sad it would be if I only thought of satisfying my personal needs. But I also remember what Aldous Huxley said: “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Even if you have mad skills at healing and fixing everyone whose life you touch, Gemini, Huxley’s reminder is good for you to honor right now. The place that’s in most pressing need of transmutation is within you. Now here’s the trick ending: To the degree that you regenerate yourself, you will improve everyone around you. Your inner work will be contagious. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Thomas Jefferson almost pulled off a miracle in 1784. America was a young country. There were only 13 states and a few unorganized territories. As a representative to the Continental Congress, Jefferson proposed legislation that would have prohibited slavery in those territories, including what would later become Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. By just one vote, alas, the provision failed to pass. Can you imagine what the United States would have been like if slavery had been partly extinguished decades before the Civil War? The moral of the story, Cancerian, is that at

certain pregnant moments, small shifts can have big consequences. The astrological omens suggest your life will be proof of that in the coming weeks. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I believe you will crawl or scramble or glide to the top of some mountain in the next four weeks. What mountain do you want it to be? A crumbly molehill? A pile of cheap but useful gravel? A lofty peak where you can see for miles and miles? I urge you to decide soon on which of the possibilities you will choose. Then affirm your intention to call on all your resources, allies and powers to help you make the ascent. This is a chance for serious expansion, Leo. Unleash your soulful ambitions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have you ever seen a moonbow? It’s like a rainbow but is created by the reflected light of the moon instead of the sun. For this phenomenon to occur, the sky must be dark, the moon has to be full and setting in the west near the horizon, and rain must be falling. So it’s a rare event. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it’s more likely than usual that you’ll spot one of these exceptional beauties in the coming days. Your affinity for curious wonders and mysterious marvels of all kinds will be at a peak. I suspect you will have a knack for being exactly where you need to be in order to experience them. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lonesome George was about 100 years old when he died last year. He was the last remaining member of a giant tortoise species that had lived on Ecuador’s Pinta Island for thousands of years. But scientists say his kind is not necessarily extinct forever. They believe that by crossbreeding tortoises of other related species, they could re-create a 100 percent-pure version of Lonesome George’s species. I suspect, Libra, that you may be able to pull off a metaphorically comparable resurrection—especially if you initiate the effort in the coming weeks. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Let’s imagine ourselves near the snowy summit of Washington’s Mt. Rainier. We’re in an unusual kind of cave. Volcanic steam rises from cracks in the rocky floor. Above us is a roof made of ice. As we stand between the heat and the chill, we find the temperature quite cozy. The extremes collaborate to produce a happy medium. Can you accomplish something in your life that’s similar to what’s going on in this cave? Metaphorically, I mean. I think you can. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “We cannot accept the world as it is,” remarked Belgian author Hugo Claus. “Each day we should wake

up foaming at the mouth from the injustice of things.” I don’t subscribe to the idea that each day should begin like this. On some mornings, we should rise and greet the world singing songs of praise for the great fortune of being alive. But I do think Claus’s approach is precisely right on certain occasions—like now, for you Sagittarians. The time is ripe to tap into your reservoir of righteous anger. Fight to right the wrongs that disturb you the most. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Your story begins the moment Eros enters you,” says Anne Carson in her book Eros the Bittersweet. “That incursion is the biggest risk of your life. How you handle it is an index of the quality, wisdom and decorum of the things inside of you. As you handle it, you come into contact with what is inside of you, in a sudden and startling way. You perceive what you are, what you lack, what you could be.” I want to extend Carson’s dramatic hypothesis. I’d like to propose that eros enters you again and again in the course of your life, and your story resets each time. How will you handle it when it makes its next incursion? Get ready, because here it comes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I prefer by far warmth and softness to mere brilliancy and coldness,” wrote Anais Nin in one of her early diaries. “Some people remind me of sharp dazzling diamonds. Valuable but lifeless and loveless. Others, of the simplest field flowers, with hearts full of dew and with all the tints of celestial beauty reflected in their modest petals.” I suspect that even if you normally love cold brilliancy, Aquarius, you will need an abundance of warmth and softness in the coming days. To attract the best possible embodiments of this influence, get clear about your favorite forms of it. Be picky. Don’t accept sloppy sentimentality. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Ludwig Wittgenstein was a genius. His last book, which influenced many different fields of thought, is regarded as one of the most important philosophy tomes of the 20th century. And yet he was a big fan of foolishness. “If people did not sometimes do silly things,” he observed, “nothing intelligent would ever get done.” Another time he said, “Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.” Here’s one more of his opinions: “Don’t be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense.” I hope that’s enough evidence to support my advice, Pisces, which is: Now is a good time for you to get both smarter and wiser. And a good way to do that is to play and play and play some more.





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