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WOOD RIVER VALLEY GUIDE BW helps plan your Sun Valley escape NEWS 8

HARD LESSONS The high cost of going back to school challenges families FEATURE 11

WHO’S WATCHING WHO Just what info is the government collecting on you? REC 25

RIVER VIEW In low water years, the Main Salmon beckons

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PEEPERS AND CREEPERS We didn’t have blinds on our windows at my childhood home in North Idaho. In fact, I didn’t live in a house with window coverings until I went to college in Caldwell. Imagine an 18-year-old trying (and failing) to figure out how to work venetian blinds in his dorm room. People must have thought my Sunday diversion back home was shooting squirrels off the backyard whiskey still. Truth was, we didn’t have blinds because we didn’t need them—for someone to peep into the house, they’d have to pick their way through five acres of forest. They’d have to be really serious about spying, and in that case, well, what happens in the holler stays in the holler. It wasn’t that Ozark-y, of course, but the concept of privacy was so implicit to living in the country that we didn’t even think about it. That is, until it got out on the school bus that one of our neighbor kids regularly snuck through the woods to watch us as we went about our nightly business. This kid, like his kin, was home schooled, so we didn’t see him outside chance encounters on the dirt road we all shared. We also never caught him in the act, but the thought that he was out there haunted us. At night, as I was getting ready for bed, the window in my room—black with the lack of streetlights—changed from a blank feature to a bottomless eye. Who was out there? Probably no one, but the not knowing made the surveillance feel constant and all the more invasive. This week’s feature from ProPublica, “Watching the Watcher,” on Page 11, delves into the knowns—and unknowns—relating to revelations that the United States government has for years been collecting untold amounts of data on regular Americans. How much? We don’t know. What kind of data, exactly? It’s unclear. Why? Ostensibly, to keep us safe, but that’s always the reason governments give for prying into their citizens’ private lives. As with my alleged peeping Tom back home, just knowing that someone could be watching is a violation—even worse when your “bedroom window” is the computer screen you cozy up with all day or the cellphone that’s constantly attached to your face. As kids, we didn’t run our school-bus whistleblower out of town, but we also never questioned the peeper, which was a mistake—hopefully one that, as adults, we won’t repeat. P.S. Best of Boise voting is on now. Click the blue BoB banner at boiseweekly.com, register (it’s free) and get to voting. —Zach Hagadone

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

ONCE UPON A TIME A new exhibition at Visual Arts Collective puts a spin on the traditional fairy tale. Check out what the all-female artist show Never After has in store at Cobweb.

THE BIG SCREEN The Boise State Broncos are going to be on the big screen once football season kicks off. Find out how a new addition to the stadium is changing the view for fans at Citydesk.

ROLLING ON Despite a judicial ruling, the U.S. Forest Service says it doesn’t have the authority to halt controversial mega-load shipments in North Idaho. Get the details at Citydesk.

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LUNA’S PUZZLE Lawmaker weighs in on education questions BRANDEN DURST Soon the final pieces will be in place and the puzzle will be complete. Many Idahoans expressed outrage and concern when Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna attempted to ram his ill-conceived Students Come First plan down our collective throats. Luckily, Idahoans wisely rejected the Luna Laws and made their voices heard. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter responded to the electoral bashing by appointing a (stacked) task force to review options for education reform. Unsurprisingly, the task force refused to look at the most empirically tested approaches to improving education (more early learning opportunities, teacher mentoring, etc.) and decided to continue to follow along the same trail. Meanwhile, Boise State University, under the auspices of “leading,” started the Idaho Leads Project, funded almost entirely by the Albertsons Foundation (more on that in a minute). They appointed Roger Quarles, at that time the superintendent to the Caldwell School District, to run the show. They also hired Jennifer Swindell, the PR flak for the Caldwell School District. Both Quarles and Swindell were on record for actively supporting the Luna Laws, and Quarles’ pro-Luna bent went as far back as supporting the failed iSTARS plan (the predecessor to the Luna Laws pushed by Luna in 2007). The Idaho Leads Project has also become active in pseudo-journalism by creating the propaganda page Idaho Ed News. Led by Swindell, Idaho Ed News hired two Idahobased journalists, Clark Corbin from the Post Falls Register, and Kevin Richert, the former opinion page editor from the Idaho Statesman. Corbin was a much less significant hire than Richert, however. While in charge of the election endorsement process during the 2012 elections, Richert personally fought for editorial board support of candidates that supported the Luna Laws, as

well the Luna Laws themselves. His support of the Luna agenda was a key factor in his hiring at Idaho Ed News. Starting in 2007, Education Networks for America and K12 (the for-profit online learning company) began to actively participate in Idaho elections by funding the campaigns of what would become important allies, including Luna. ENA began hiring influential and well connected Republicans such as Gary Lough, a former Idaho GOP party executive director. As was discovered during the referendum election on Luna Laws in 2012, K12 was then connected to another important Idahoan, Joe Scott, better known as the head of the Albertsons Foundation. Scott also had personally funded the pro-Luna Law advocacy group that attempted to convince voters that they were in Idahoans best interest. And now, Luna has signed a multiyear contract with ENA to provide wireless Internet in Idaho high schools, despite not having the legislative authority to do so and ENA clearly not having the best bid. Luna has also appointed Quarles, his longtime ally, to become deputy superintendent. But the other shoe is yet to drop. Despite recent reports to the contrary, the fact is that Luna has already informed key State Department of Education staff he has no plans to seek re-election. Instead of running, Luna will likely be hired by ENA or K12 to attempt to push the same policies to other unsuspecting GOP-dominated statehouses and Quarles will no doubt run to replace Luna and continue the duping of Idahoans. The picture is becoming clearer by the day. I just hope we wake up and see it before it is too late.

INSTEAD OF R UNNI N G, L UNA W I L L L I K E LY B E HI RE D B Y E NA O R K 1 2 T O AT T E M P T T O P US H THE SAME POLICIES ...”

Sen. Branden Durst, a Democrat, represents Boise’s District 18 and serves as ranking member of the Senate Education Committee and K-12 Educational System Interim Committee of the Idaho Legislature.

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OPINION/BILL COPE

QUEEN ‘C’ Coulter confuses venom with volition “Perhaps, someday, blacks will win the right to be treated like volitional human beings. But not yet.” Ann Coulter wrote that, not me. God no, not me. I would be ashamed to write such a thought. I would be ashamed to even think such a thought. To have that thought suddenly appear in my brain would terrify me. I would fear something had gone dreadfully wrong with my brain. I would worry some undetected fever was burning away my humanity, or some toxic virus was eating through the wiring that leads to logical conclusions, or maybe a tumor was growing inside my skull, putting pressure on the healthy parts, squeezing out all the things I have spent my life recording, seeing, experiencing. Wiping away all those good, hopeful things that have accumulated in my brain and have led me to conclude there is more to human beings as a whole that is decent and loving, thoughtful and marvelous and inspiring, than there is vile and hateful, thoughtless and vicious and repugnant. So yeah, not only would I be ashamed to think that thought, I would be alarmed at what I was becoming. Not so, apparently, with Coulter. In a recent opinion piece on how racism now exists only in the imaginations of confused white liberals and the scams of scheming black activists, she gave that statement a paragraph all to itself. Two short sentences, set apart from what came before and after. By structuring the piece as she did, we know Coulter was proud of the thought and pleased with the way she worded it. It’s a writers’ technique to emphasize the central point to which they have been building. Following is an example of me doing the same thing: As to those two sentences, where you and I saw an unflushed clump of literary offal circling the toilet that is Ann Coulter’s brain, Ann herself saw a bright gem she plucked out and held up for the world to marvel at. U Of course, that gem didn’t appear suddenly in Coulter’s brain. It had been there all along. It was forged in the fires of early tribal ignorance, stoked with the billows of irrational fear and held dear by uncounted clan chiefs, kings, empires and conservatives. For millennia, it has passed from cowardly father to cowardly son—or cowardly daughter, as the case may be—each subsequent generation too craven to acknowledge that what they hold to be a guiding principle is a goddamn lie. It is arguably the oldest of lies, but unarguably, the most destructive. At one time or another, most tribes have enslaved, raped, slaughtered, visited any number of holocausts upon their neighbors, all with the moral justification that they were more complete human beings than those they tormented. That they were endowed with greater

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strength, greater culture, greater gods, greater beauty, greater brains and a greater will. That they had actually willed themselves into superiority over the others. The others, who by not having such a greater will—a greater volition—had shown themselves to be little more than animals, unworthy of the rights inherited by the superior breed. Thus, with that statement, Coulter articulated what has been in the brains of conquerors, cowards and killers since forever. “They have no claim to equal consideration, because they aren’t equal.” And about the door she left slightly open with “... not yet,” that was her way of saying, “Should the day ever come when they think like me, when they accept as truth the lies I have never questioned, only then will they be worthy of my respect.” U As you may have guessed, this opinion Coulter was so pleased to express came as a response to the George Zimmerman verdict. From the beginning, the murder of Trayvon Martin has induced similar expressions of tribal solidarity from Coulter-like specimens all over America. First, the law in that Florida sump had to be shamed into even prosecuting the lumpen Zimmerman. Then money poured into his defense coffers from sympathizers who didn’t need to know what really happened to know who the guilty one was. Sean Hannity, another glorious example of the white man’s superior volition, eagerly granted Zimmerman a high-profile opportunity to personally defend his act of blackchildicide—something the lump had not the guts to do at his own trial. And can we ever forget the targets with the bullseye centered on a figure wearing a hoodie, holding a bag of Skittles?—an event so blatantly racist that, in a current right-wing argument, it could have been conceived only in the schemes of white liberals and black activists. Yet as offensive as I found the verdict to be, not to mention Zimmerman’s crime and the Right’s reaction to the murder, I find it even more offensive that Coulter considers herself a proper judge of who is a “volitional human being,” and who is not. Perhaps she confuses her own vicious nature with superior volition—a common misconception among racists. The following statement is another example of me using that aforementioned writers’ technique to emphasize the central point to which I have been building: Where you and I see in Ann Coulter a strident, reptilian harpy in a size-bulimia dress—a hysterical raw nerve who has become the automated voice box for a range of the most repulsive ideologies—Ann must see in herself a triumph of the will, a paragon of self-determination, entirely independent from the herd with which she runs. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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DON’T LET’S LET IT BURN A changing environment means new priorities

Two weeks ago, Julie and I watched fire come over a ridge two miles north of us, headed in our direction. Within a few minutes, the 210 Fire surrounded a collection of houses above the Salmon River, burned the trees at the edge of the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery and crossed Highway 75. It looked as if the houses and the hatchery would burn, but they didn’t, thanks to the efforts of air tankers, helicopters and ground crews. The fire never reached the dry sagebrush and dead fir on the east side of Sawtooth Valley. It was stopped before it ran free in the bands of beetle-killed lodgepole that stretch from Copper Mountain to Galena Summit. When the electricity went out, we assumed that power poles had been burned, but they hadn’t, and our lights and refrigerator were back on by 9 p.m. the next day. It could have been much worse. Since I’m writing this account a week before you’ll read it, I’m hoping that in the interim nothing will have happened to prove how much worse it could have been. Forests as dry as ours can explode into great hurricanes of flame that destroy homes, dreams and livelihoods. Deer and antelope and squirrels and ground-nesting birds all are turned to ash. Those old Smokey Bear posters express a grim realism. We didn’t know if the fire could be contained at first. We did know the Interagency Fire Center was throwing everything it could at it. At times, we could see four aircraft and a helicopter silhouetted against the fire cloud. The tankers used our house as a pivot point. When a C-130 is 500 feet above your house, the only analogous experience is from the movies: The alien ship casts its shadow on the White House, and then the camera pans back to show that it’s also casting its shadow on all of Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia. You briefly stop worrying about the fire. You start worrying that a monstrous chunk of equipment is going to fall out of the sky onto your roof. Nothing fell out of the sky, except fire retardant and water, and they blessedly fell on the fire. The fire cloud is gone. The campgrounds at Redfish Lake are again full. But firefighters remain in the valley. We hope they’ll stay through November. Julie and I have watched wildfire head our way before. In September 2005, we looked out our windows to see flames outlining the ridges above the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. People knocked on our door and told us to prepare to leave. We went through the house and photographed the rooms, inventorying possessions for later discussions with the insurance people. Thankfully, that fire was put out, too, before it destroyed the ranch’s lodge and cabins, or our home. A realization: Photographing your stuff is an eventually happy exercise that allows you to see that stuff can be replaced. What cannot WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

be replaced are the fragile lives of those you love. The terror of losing a home and its contents screens us from a more intense terror. I was not much concerned with loss or the fragility of human life when I fought forest fires during my college summers. At that age, getting close to death was a tonic, not an invitation to philosophy, even when I rode to fires in a tiny Bell helicopter whose pilot had come back from Vietnam with alcohol issues. Some mornings he had to grab the control stick with both hands to stop the shakes. Once, after he had dropped two of us off at the end of Sawtooth Lake, he took off at a speedy horizontal tilt, heading at lopping altitude toward a low forest of alpine fir, before he realized that two firefighters and their fire packs no longer balanced the aircraft. At the time, Forest Service policy decreed all fires had to be out by 10 a.m. the day after they were reported. Fires were hit quickly and hard. Helitack crews were dropped off at the first sign of smoke. Usually they were able to put a line around the fire, but if they called for help, they got it. Even fires in designated wilderness were suppressed. That’s why I’m one of the few non-Congresspeople who has taken a helicopter to Sawtooth Lake. Then came an official realization that 75 years of fire suppression had created a regionwide destined-to-burn artifact, a Burning Man for people who couldn’t go to Burning Man. The 10 a.m. policy was dropped, and an unofficial let-it-burn-if-it-won’t-hurt-much policy was instituted. It was an ambiguous doctrine, with nobody admitting anything deliberate, because nobody was ever sure how much it might hurt. But I suspect that the Halstead and Trinity fires of last summer, which damaged Sawtooth Valley businesses and had people using their headlights on the daytime streets of Challis, had been herded into fuel-laden wilderness canyons rather than suppressed. That accidentally-on-purpose policy appears to be over. If it’s not, it needs to be. Our new climate has changed the formulas. No one can send firefighters out to herd a fire these days without worrying that evergreen forest will not regenerate, or that a fuel-clearing operation might turn lethal. As bureaucracies go, the Interagency Fire Center is nimble, but it’s not as nimble as required by a climate no longer connected to the past. Carbon dioxide at 400 parts per million, Amazonian deforestation, the heat islands created by cities and intensive agriculture, open Arctic waters, methane volcanoes—all these have created an Idaho where we need to protect what little green we have left. Idaho is on schedule to gain dunes, even as it loses trees. Areas of the Valley Road Fire, 10 years after, grow only sand and charcoal. It’s disturbing to remember that the Sahara was once covered with trees.

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CITYDESK/NEWS TRIBE: THE ‘AUDACITY’ OF MEGA-LOADS

I’ M APPAL L E D AT O MEG A MOR G AN ’S L A C K O F RES PEC T F O R T HE NEZ PER CE P E O P L E , ...” —Kevin Lews, Idaho Rivers United

But it was a traffic stop of the human variety that halted a mega-load in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 6. Saying they were “shocked at the audacity” of Omega Morgan’s disregard of the U.S. Forest Service’s disapproval, Nez Perce Tribal leaders attempted to create a human barricade to stop the mega-load. But Idaho State Police and Nez Perce County Sheriff’s deputies created a barrier of their own to keep protesters away from the oversized shipment. “I’m appalled at Omega Morgan’s lack of respect for the Nez Perce people, for a nationally treasured river corridor and for the authority of the U.S. Forest Service,” said Idaho Rivers United’s Kevin Lewis. As Boise Weekly was going to press, the mega-load was still inching its way across U.S. 12 and was expected to hit the Montana border on Thursday, Aug. 8, before heading north to the Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. But the latest melodrama was only a prelude to what lies on the horizon. Just up the road, Omega Morgan has already prepped another mega-load for a trip across U.S. 12 within the next week. The company has indicated that it has at least eight more mega-loads set to roll sooner than later. Meanwhile, the Nez Perce Tribe continued to challenge the Forest Service to use “all legal avenues” to stop the pending shipments, and said it would not prevent its tribal members from trying to block any of the mega-loads in the future. —George Prentice

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NEWS

SCHOOL SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS The class struggle to equip the neediest of schoolkids SKYLAR BARSANTI Six-year-old Aubrey says she just can’t wait. The nearly always bouncing blonde is counting down August’s remaining days until she hops on a school bus. She’ll be starting the first grade at Whittier Elementary—at least that’s what her social worker tells her. Unlike most of her fellow 1,800 first-graders in the Boise Independent School District, Aubrey will have a case manager helping sort out her educational affairs. Aubrey’s mother, whose name remains confidential for security concerns, lives at the City Light Home for Women and Children, enrolled in the shelter’s New Life developmental rehabilitation program. Simply put, City Light is the only home Aubrey has ever known. And Megan Korthals, community relations coordinator for the Boise Rescue Mission—which operates the women and children’s shelter—has watched Aubrey grow from infancy to student, every day for the past five years. “None of our kids chose this,” said Korthals. “None have said, ‘I want to be homeless.’” For the roughly 25,000 students returning to the Boise School District later this month, the accumulation of new binders and glue sticks, not to mention new clothes, can easily rack up a staggering bill at a local store. According to the National Retail Federation, families with school-age children will spend an average of $450.76 on back-to-school items. That said, every year, the City Light Home is tasked with collecting school supplies for the 80-plus school-age kids the shelter houses. “We want to make sure we help them,” said Korthals, who also oversees the Rescue Mission’s annual school supply drive. In a kitchenette-sized room at the Boise Rescue Mission’s learning center and administration building, staff has begun to strategically sort school supplies: pencils and erasers overfill storage bins; boxes of markers and crayons are piled high on a nearby table; and backpacks are stacked countertop-high. They won’t be there long. Officials know that the donations are a mere fraction of what the shelter needs to equip its kids for their first day of class, let alone through an entire academic year. “We’re estimating that more than 80 kids from the shelter will be going back to school, and each kid needs about $250,” said Korthals. “And that’s not even the fancy stuff; that’s just the bare minimum.” Korthals knows that notebooks and paper are only the tip of a pricey iceberg of mounting costs incurred throughout the full school year. “That’s why we have a Sponsor-a-Kid program, where donors might give anywhere from $70 to $100 worth of donations. We ask donors to go out and buy one pair of pants, two shirts, seven pairs of socks and underwear, a pair of new shoes and one hoodie. That’s how we make sure that our kids have good, new

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It was a bit like going to two parents with differing opinions: “Sure, you can go,” versus, “I said no.” In spite of the United States government (parent No. 1) telling Omega Morgan that it couldn’t go out at night, the Oregon-based Omega chose instead to listen to the state of Idaho (parent No. 2), which said, “No problem, you can go and have a good time.” But hauling mega-loads along a winding canyon road in the middle of the night is not child’s play. In fact, U.S. Highway 12, in North-Central Idaho, is so narrow that traffic needs to come to a standstill when dragging a massive shipment along the thoroughfare, which is part of the Wild and Scenic Corridor.

Megan Korthals, community relations coordinator for the Boise Rescue Mission, is accepting back-to-school donations through Monday, Aug. 12, which will be distributed soon thereafter.

school clothes,” Korthals explained. “Luckily, we get hundreds of donors, from moms and dads already spending hundreds of dollars on clothes for their own kids. It’s an absolute gambit, from $1 to hundreds of dollars. The paper, folders, notebooks, rulers and other supplies alone, just to send an elementary-age kid back to school, are over $50.” According to the Meridian Joint School District No. 2, the largest district in Idaho, school supply lists for all students, grades K-5, include bottles of hand sanitizer, facial tissues and pencil boxes. Add to that glue sticks, scissors, folders, composition books, three-ring binders, dry erase markers and watercolor paint sets. Additionally, the district recommends that students be equipped with earbuds or headphones and even flash drives for fourth- and fifthgrade students. Supplies for high school get even pricier, since scientific and graphing calculators come into play. Filling a shopping cart for any student’s back-to-school needs is daunting for parents, but usually not considered by most children. That’s not necessarily the case for a child who happens to live in a shelter. “It’s amazing how they see the world through different eyes,” she said. “They have a better understanding of where they are than some adults.” Korthals was quick to add that the Boise Rescue Mission will gladly accept back-toschool donations through Monday, Aug. 12. “This is the least we can do to help them,” she said.

The Rescue Mission isn’t the only organization working against the clock to assist children in need. For more than a decade, the Salvation Army has held its own school supply drive, assisting hundreds of children each year. Supplies gathered with the help of Treasure Valley food banks and school districts are distributed by the Salvation Army to hundreds of students in late August, according to the Salvation Army’s Treasure Valley social service director, Amber Young. “We assemble between 500 and 600 backpacks every year,” Young said. “We’ll fill the backpacks, based on the school supply lists provided by the districts, so each grade level is different. A kindergarten through sixth-grade backpack will include crayons, colored pencils, markers, glue, rulers, notebooks, Kleenex and paints. The junior- and high-school backpacks get binders, loose leaf paper, composition books, pens, pencils, highlighters. We also have protractors and some more upper-level items.” But outfitting those backpacks with even the barest of essentials remains a challenge. The backpacks that will be handed out on Thursday, Aug. 22; Friday, Aug. 23; and Monday, Aug. 26, each cost a minimum of $15 to fill—even more for older students. The Salvation Army has received extra assistance—in the form of a $3,000 grant from Best Buy—to help purchase some extra science calculators for high-school students. “We’ll loan some of these calculators out to high-school kids enrolled in 9 the upper-division math courses with a WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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‘HEROE O VILLANO’ Activists warn Raul Labrador that ‘history will remember’ his actions on immigration GEORGE PRENTICE The contrast was startling: While a half-dozen individuals shared tales of heartbreak, they were surrounded by a river of smiling faces. But the smiles were frozen; a photographer had captured them on more than 50 largerthan-life portraits. And the giant snapshots filled the front steps of the Idaho Statehouse. Standing among the photos was a group of activists, each speaking on behalf of those in the photographs, unable to speak for themselves. “I am an aspiring American,” said the quote below each of the images of undocumented individuals. Their collective faces served as a frame for immigration-themed conversations on the capitol steps Friday, Aug. 2. “Lamentablemente, hay miles de personas como nosotros que estan viviendo en las sombras por causa de no tener un estatus legal en este heroso pais,” said Vicente Valentin, a community leader from Oaxaca, Mexico and member of the Coalition for Immigrant Rights of Idaho. “Pero somos personas dignas de compartir este pais y luchar por un future mejor para nuestros hijos.” Leo Morales, Communications and Advocacy director for ACLU of Idaho, stood at Valentin’s elbow to translate: “Unfortunately, there are thousands of people like us who are living in the shadows because of not having a legal status in this beautiful country,” said Morales in the translation. “But we are people worthy of sharing this country, and fighting for a better future for our children.” Valentin’s remarks were part of what was dubbed as “Welcome Home, Raul Labrador,” marking the Idaho Republican House member’s return to the Gem State during the August U.S. Congress recess. While the immigration activists taking part in the Statehouse event acknowledged that Labrador was only one of Idaho’s four congressional representatives heading back home during the recess, they specifically set their

Surrounded by a river of photographs of aspiring Americans on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse are (left to right) Ivan Carrillo, Daniela Flores, Vicente Valentin, Marc Schlegel and Veronica Martinez.

sights on the man who has represented Idaho’s 1st Congressional District since 2011. “It’s because Congressman Labrador is a former immigration attorney,” said Estefania Mondragon, a fellow at the ACLU of Idaho. “He recognizes that the immigration system is broken and he knows this is the time to transcend politics.” But in June, Labrador walked away from a bipartisan group working on a House immigration bill. At the time, he said there were “irreconcilable differences” on how proposed legislation would deal with health care for undocumented immigrants. “Congressman Labrador, la historia recordara que ya sea como un heroe o como villano,” said Valentin. Morales’ translation: “Congressman Labrador, history will either remember you as a hero or a villain.” Mondragon said that only a direct path to citizenship for those who are undocumented would be acceptable. “It’s all or nothing. We are not leaving our families behind,” she said. “Some want to separate our families by only giving our younger brothers and sisters a chance to remain while leaving our mothers and fathers behind.” As an example, 17-year-old Daniela Flores said she is one of the so-called “deferred action students,” allowing approximately 1.7 million young people who came into the U.S. illegally to remain while they continue their studies.

referral from a school counselor; they can get one loaned out for the semester or the whole year,” Young said. “It’s very difficult to do the homework for those classes if students don’t have a scientific calculator, and these calculators are around $150 each.” Young pointed out that scientific calculators aren’t items students need forever, so they can be passed on to help other students the next year. “Right now, we have 35 calculators; we’re starting small, but if it’s a 8

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“But deferred action isn’t enough; I still live in fear,” said Flores. “Just yesterday, my mom was almost deported. [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] agents were at my mother’s workplace. And if she had been deported, my sisters and I would end up in foster care. Without citizenship, it really doesn’t matter what my grades are or how smart I am.” Ivan Carrillo said he’s all too familiar with those shadows, having come to the U.S., undocumented, at the age of 6. “I was afraid at school. Kids would say, ‘Speak English; go back to your country wetback.’ I felt worthless,” recalled Carrillo. “But at the age of 14, I became a legal resident and, shortly after that, a U.S. citizen, thanks to some reforms back in 1986. I was so proud. I felt forgiven.” Today, Carrillo said he’s a successful businessman, working for El Centro Insurance Agency in Nampa. “Becoming a citizen gave me strength,” he said. And that strength could come in numbers. A new poll by the Partnership for a New America indicates that 67 percent of Idaho residents support enacting “commonsense comprehensive immigration reform.” But for now, Carrillo, Flores, Mondragon and Valentin would be satisfied with just swaying one Idahoan to their cause: Raul Labrador, who will return to Washington, D.C., when the U.S. House reconvenes Monday, Sept. 9.

success, we may go back and try to expand the program,” she said. As for the backpack distribution set for later this month at the Salvation Army’s Family Service Office on State Street, Young is keeping her fingers crossed. If tradition holds, the supplies will run out long before the requests do. Meanwhile, 6-year-old Aubrey should be equipped with her own new backpack, crayons and paper when she joins her new schoolmates on the first day of class, Tuesday, Aug. 27. She just can’t wait.

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LAURA AND LYNN BERG Co-stars for life GEORGE PRENTICE Lynn Berg remembers when he first noticed Laura Welsh. “We were in rehearsal for a production of A Christmas Carol. I’ll remember that day the rest of my life, ” he said, with the broadest of grins. “She was just walking across the room but I remember that quite vividly.” Nine years—and dozens of theatrical productions—later, including the past five years as husband and wife, the Bergs have returned to Boise, which they consider a second home. Lynn is from Boise (his father is a professor at Boise State University) and Laura is from Cleveland, Ohio, so they decided to split the difference (somewhat) by living in Chicago. “But this summer definitely feels a bit like coming home. We’ve done so much work here and Boise audiences are so generous and loving,” said Laura, who will play Anne to Lynn’s Richard in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s penultimate 2013 production King Richard III, opening Saturday, Aug. 10, and running through Saturday, Aug. 31. Boise Weekly spoke to the couple about their life together, on and off stage, and the challenge of playing one of history’s greatest villains.

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vorite tragedies, what with amazing performances from Laurence Olivier, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey and Ian McKellan. Lynn: King Richard III has been produced for hundreds of years; thousands of actors have played Richard. I think the key is for audiences to fall in love, or fall in hate, with Richard. And the task for me is to live as fully and completely in the part as I can.

Did you have discussions early in your relationship about the possibility of one of your careers skyrocketing while the other partner would have to be OK with that? Lynn: We talked about it today. Laura: You’re living with it, day after day. It’s something that is part of your reality. Lynn: We’re pretty open about our feelings about work and life. Laura: In marriage, you take a step back and ask, “How’s your ego doing?” “How’s my ego doing?” “How are we doing together?”

production of King Richard III. Laura: Here’s something odd. I actually played Richard. It was cross-gender casting in my graduate school last summer. Lynn: She was fantastic.

Is it your sense that Richard was as truly despicable as most of us think? Laura: I ended up writing my graduate thesis on the facts of Richard versus Shakespeare’s play. I personally don’t think he’s nearly the villain as he was made out to be. Having said that, historical research does us no good because the world we represent is the world of the play, not history.

Are you inclined to share some of what you discovered about Richard, or are you inclined to leave Lynn to his own journey? Laura: I share if he asks. And most of that has been about small moments, not character choices. As much as I loved it, I want it to be his, because he’s amazing.

It must be pretty strange playing Anne, but in playing Richard, you previously romanced the character of Anne. Laura: Anne is a woman who has lost everything and she’s floating through life, almost drowning. And the one person who shows her kindness is Richard.

Laura, I see that your resume says you’ve acted in a previous

King Richard III has to be on the short list of most people’s fa-

But isn’t that a seduction? Lynn: A seduction, but not in a

scheming fashion. The thing that makes Richard so awesome is how thoroughly convincing he is in the scenes in which he’s lying. It’s said that the best way to lie is to talk between two truths. After a three-hour emotional stage production such as King Richard III, does it take you another three hours to wind down? Laura: It doesn’t take an emotional toll for me. I find it more cathartic than troublesome. Lynn: But sometimes there’s a restless energy that you need to let go of. Laura: Instead of having to work very hard, I think of great writing as more of a ride. What’s the most thrilling moment that you’ve watched your partner give an audience. Lynn: Last year, I watched Laura play a number of male characters, or females pretending to be males. She was… boy, oh boy… she was just so alive ... and expressive. When I watch Laura work, I sort of go into a trance. Laura: Lynn is so transformative as an actor. He never looks the same. To this day, I’m never sure what he’s going to look like. His work harkens to an actor like Alec Guinness or Gary Oldman. It’s beautiful and amazing.

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What You Need to Know About the NSA’s Surveillance Programs // Jonathan Stray, Special to ProPublica There have been a lot of news stories about National Security Agency surveillance programs following the leaks of secret documents by Edward Snowden. But it seems the more we read, the less clear things are. We’ve put together a detailed snapshot of what’s known and what’s been reported where.

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What information does the NSA collect and how?

MASS SURVEILLANCE IN AMERICA

A TIMELINE OF LOOSENING LAWS AND PRACTICES Cora Currier, Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica JEN GR AB LE

1978: Surveillance court created After a post-Watergate Senate investigation documented abuses of government surveillance, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, to regulate how the government can monitor suspected spies or terrorists in the United States. The law established a secret court that issues warrants for electronic surveillance or physical searches of a “foreign power” or “agents of a foreign power” (broadly defined in the law). The government doesn’t have to demonstrate probable cause of a crime, just that the “purpose of the surveillance is to obtain foreign intelligence information.” The court’s sessions and opinions are classified. The only information we have is a yearly report to the Senate documenting the number of “applications” made by the government. Since 1978, the court has approved thousands of applications—and rejected just 11.

OCTOBER 2001: Patriot Act passed In the wake of 9/11, Congress passed the sweeping USA Patriot Act. One provision, Section 215, allows the FBI to ask the FISA court to compel the sharing of books, business documents, tax records, library check-out lists—actually, “any tangible thing”—as part of a foreign intelligence or international terrorism investigation. The required material can include purely domestic records.

OCTOBER 2003: ‘Vacuum-cleaner surveillance’ of the Internet AT&T technician Mark Klein discovered what he believed to be newly installed NSA data-mining equipment in a “secret room”

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at a company facility in San Francisco. Klein, who several years later went public with his story to support a lawsuit against the company, believed the equipment enables “vacuum-cleaner surveillance of all the data crossing the Internet—whether that be peoples’ email, web surfing or any other data.”

MARCH 2004: Ashcroft hospital showdown In what would become one of the most famous moments of the Bush administration, presidential aides Andrew Card and Alberto Gonzales showed up at the hospital bed of John Ashcroft. Their purpose? To convince the seriously ill attorney general to sign off on the extension of a secret domestic spying program. Ashcroft refused, believing the warrantless program to be illegal. The hospital showdown was first reported by The New York Times, but two years later, Newsweek provided more detail, describing a program that sounds similar to the one the Guardian revealed in June. The NSA, Newsweek reported citing anonymous sources, collected without court approval vast quantities of phone and email metadata “with cooperation from some of the country’s largest telecommunications companies” from “tens of millions of average Americans.” The magazine said the program itself began in September 2001 and was shut down in March 2004 after the hospital incident. But Newsweek also raised the possibility that Bush may have found new justification to continue some of the activity.

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What does phone call metadata information reveal, if it doesn’t include the content of the calls?

Ûi˜Ê܈̅œÕÌÊ̅iÊVœ˜Ìi˜ÌʜvÊ>ÊޜÕÀÊ Vœ˜ÛiÀÃ>̈œ˜ÃÊ>˜`ÊÌiÝÌʓiÃÃ>}iÃ]Ê܇V>i`Ê “metadata” can reveal a tremendous amount about you. If they have your metadata, the NSA would have a record of your entire address book, or at least every person you’ve called in the last several years. They can guess who you are close to by how often you V>Êܓiœ˜i]Ê>˜`Ê܅i˜°Ê ÞÊVœÀÀi>̈˜}Ê̅iÊ information from multiple people, they can do sophisticated “network analysis” of communities of many different kinds, personal or professional—or criminal. Phone company call records reveal where you were at the time that a call was made, LiV>ÕÃiÊ̅iÞʈ˜VÕ`iÊ̅iʈ`i˜ÌˆwiÀʜvÊ̅iÊ radio tower that transmitted the call to you. The government has denied that it collects this information, but former NSA employee /…œ“>ÃÊ À>ŽiÊÃ>ˆ`Ê̅iÞÊ`œ°ÊœÀÊ>ÊÃi˜ÃiʜvÊ just how powerful location data can be, see this visualization following a German politician everywhere he goes for months, based on his cellphone’s location information. The type of data can be used to discover the structure of groups planning terrorism. Starting from a known “target” (see above), analysts typically reconstruct the ÜVˆ>Ê˜iÌܜÀŽÊºÌܜʅœ«Ã»ÊœÕÌ]ÊiÝ>“ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê all friends-of-friends in the search for new Ì>À}iÌÃ°Ê ÕÌʓiÌ>`>Ì>ʈÃÊ>ÊÃi˜ÃˆÌˆÛiÊ̜«ˆVÊ because there is great potential for abuse. While no one has claimed the NSA is doing this, it would be possible to use metadata to algorithmically identify, with some accuracy, members of other types of groups like the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street, gun owners, ՘`œVՓi˜Ìi`ʈ““ˆ}À>˜ÌÃ]ÊiÌV°Ê˜ÊiÝ«iÀÌʈ˜Ê network analysis could start with all of the calls made from the time and place of a protest, and trace the networks of associations out from there. Phone metadata is also not “anonymous” in any real sense. The NSA already maintains a database of the phone numbers of all Americans for use in determining whether ܓiœ˜iʈÃÊ>ʺ1°-°Ê«iÀܘ»Ê­ÃiiÊLiœÜ®]Ê>˜`Ê there are several commercial number-to-name services in any case. Phone records become even more powerful when they are correlated with other types of data, such as social media posts, local police records and credit card purchase information, a process known as intelligence fusion.

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Does the NSA need an individualized warrant to listen to my calls or look at my emails? It’s complicated, but not in all cases. Leaked court orders set out the “minimization” procedures that govern what the NSA can do with the domestic information it has intercepted. The NSA is allowed to store this information because of the technical difwVՏ̈iÃʈ˜ÊÃi«>À>̈˜}ÊvœÀiˆ}˜ÊvÀœ“Ê`œ“iÃ̈VÊ communications. Another document shows that individual intelligence analysts make the decision to look at previously collected bulk information. They must document their request, but only need approval from their “shift coordinator.” If the analyst later discovers that they >ÀiʏœœŽˆ˜}Ê>ÌÊ̅iÊVœ““Õ˜ˆV>̈œ˜ÃʜvÊ>Ê1°-°Ê person, they must destroy the data. œÜiÛiÀ]ʈvÊ̅iʈ˜ÌiÀVi«Ìi`ʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜ÊˆÃÊ “reasonably believed to contain evidence of a crime,” then the NSA is allowed to turn it œÛiÀÊ̜Êvi`iÀ>Ê>ÜÊi˜vœÀVi“i˜Ì°Ê1˜iÃÃÊ̅iÀiÊ are other (still secret) restrictions on how the NSA can use this data, this means the police might end up with your private communications without ever having to get approval from a judge, effectively circumventing the whole notion of probable cause. /…ˆÃʈÃÊÈ}˜ˆwV>˜ÌÊLiV>ÕÃiʈÌʈÃʘœÌÊ>Ü>ÞÃÊ possible to determine whether someone is a 1°-°Ê«iÀܘÊLivœÀiʏœœŽˆ˜}Ê>ÌʅˆÃʜÀʅiÀÊ`>Ì>°Ê œÀÊiÝ>“«i]ʈ̽ÃʘœÌÊÕÃÕ>ÞÊ«œÃÈLiÊ̜ÊÌiÊ just from someone’s email address, which is why the NSA maintains a database of known 1°-°Êi“>ˆÊ>``ÀiÃÃiÃÊ>˜`Ê«…œ˜iʘՓLiÀðÊvÊ Ì…iÊ -Ê`œiÃʘœÌʅ>ÛiʺëiVˆwVʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜»Ê about someone, that person is “presumed to LiÊ>ʘœ˜‡1˜ˆÌi`Ê-Ì>ÌiÃÊ«iÀܘ°» Also, the NSA is allowed to provide any of ˆÌÃÊÀiVœÀ`i`ʈ˜vœÀ“>̈œ˜Ê̜Ê̅iÊ ]ʈvÊ̅iÊ Ê Ã«iVˆwV>ÞÊ>ÎÃÊvœÀʈ̰

Is all of this legal? 9iÃ]Ê>ÃÃՓˆ˜}Ê̅iÊ -Ê>`…iÀiÃÊ̜Ê̅iÊ restrictions set out in recently leaked court œÀ`iÀÃ°Ê ÞÊ`iw˜ˆÌˆœ˜]Ê̅iÊœÀiˆ}˜Ê˜Ìiˆ}i˜ViÊ Surveillance Court decides what it is legal vœÀÊ̅iÊ -Ê̜Ê`œ°Ê ÕÌÊ̅ˆÃʏiÛiÊœvÊ`œ“iÃ̈VÊ surveillance wasn’t always legal, and the NSA’s domestic surveillance program has been found to violate legal standards on more than one occasion. The NSA was gradually granted the authority to collect domestic information on a massive scale through a series of legislative changes and court decisions over the decade following Sept. 11, 2001. The director of National Intelligence says that authority for PRISM programs comes from Section 702 of ̅iÊœÀiˆ}˜Ê˜Ìiˆ}i˜ViÊ-ÕÀÛiˆ>˜ViÊVÌ]Ê>˜`Ê the Verizon metadata collection order cites Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The author of ̅iÊ*>ÌÀˆœÌÊVÌÊ`ˆÃ>}ÀiiÃÊ̅>ÌÊ̅iÊ>VÌʍÕÃ̈wiÃÊ the Verizon metadata collection program. The NSA’s broad data collection programs were originally authorized by President iœÀ}iÊ7°Ê ÕÅʜ˜Ê"VÌ°Ê{]ÊÓä䣰Ê/…iÊ program operated that way for several years, but in March 2004, a Justice Department review declared the bulk Internet metadata «Àœ}À>“ÊÜ>Ãʈi}>°Ê ÕÅÊÈ}˜i`Ê>˜ÊœÀ`iÀÊ re-authorizing it anyway. In response, several

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DECEMBER 2005: Warrantless wiretapping revealed

The Times, over the objections of the Bush administration, revealed that since 2002 the government “monitored the international telephone calls and international email messages of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people inside the United States without warrants.” The program involves actually listening in on phone calls and reading emails without seeking permission from the FISA Court.

JANUARY 2006: Bush defends wiretapping President George W. Bush defended what he called the “terrorist surveillance program” in a speech in Kansas. He said the program only looked at calls in which one end of the communication was overseas.

MARCH 2006: Patriot Act renewed The Senate and House passed legislation to renew the USA Patriot Act with broad bipartisan support and Bush signed it into law. It included a few new protections for records required to be produced under the controversial Section 215.

MAY 2006: Mass collection of call data revealed USA Today reported that the NSA had been collecting data since 2001 on phone records of “tens of millions of Americans” through three major phone companies, Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth (though the companies’ level of involvement was later disputed). The data collected did not include content of calls but rather data like phone numbers for analyzing communication patterns. As with the wiretapping program revealed by The Times, the NSA data collection occurred without warrants, according to USA Today. Unlike the wiretapping program, the NSA data collection was not limited to international communications.

2006: Court authorizes collection of call data The mass data collection reported by the Guardian apparently was first authorized by the FISA court in 2006, though exactly when is not clear. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, said, “As far as I know, this is the exact three-month renewal of what has been in place for the past seven years.” Similarly, the Washington Post quoted an anonymous “expert in this aspect of the law,” who said the document published by the Guardian appeared to be a “routine renewal” of an order first issued in 2006. It was not clear whether those orders represented court approval of the previously warrantless data collection that USA Today described.

JANUARY 2007: Bush administration says surveillance now operating with court approval Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that the FISA Court allowed the

government to target international communications that start or end in the United States, as long as one person was “a member or agent of al-Qaeda or an associated terrorist organization.” Gonzalez said the government was ending the “terrorist surveillance program,” and bringing such cases under FISA approval.

AUGUST 2007: Congress expands surveillance powers The FISA Court reportedly changed its stance and put more limits on the Bush administration’s surveillance (the details of the court’s move are still not known). In response, Congress quickly passed, and Bush signed, a stopgap law, the Protect America Act. In many cases, the government could then get blanket surveillance warrants without naming specific individuals as targets. To do that, the government needed to show that it was not intentionally targeting people in the United States, even if domestic communications were swept up in the process.

SEPTEMBER 2007: PRISM begins The FBI and the NSA got access to user data from Microsoft under a top-secret program known as PRISM, according to an NSA PowerPoint briefing published by the Washington Post and the Guardian. In subsequent years, the government reportedly got data from eight other companies including Apple and Google. “The extent and nature of the data collected from each company varies,” according to the Guardian.

JULY 2008: Congress renews broader surveillance powers Congress followed up the Protect America Act with another law, the FISA Amendments Act, extending the government’s expanded spying powers for another four years. The law approached the kind of warrantless wiretapping that occurred earlier in the Bush administration. Sen. Barack Obama votes for the act. The act also gave immunity to telecom companies for their participation in warrantless wiretapping.

APRIL 2009: NSA ‘overcollects’ The New York Times reported that for several months, the NSA had gotten ahold of domestic communications it wasn’t supposed to. The Times reported it was likely the result of “technical problems in the NSA’s ability” to distinguish between domestic and overseas communications. The Justice Department claimed the problems had been resolved.

FEBRUARY 2010: Controversial Patriot Act provision extended President Obama signed a temporary one-year extension of elements of the Patriot Act that were set to expire—including Section 215, which granted the government broad powers to seize records.

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MAY 2011: Patriot Act renewed, again

The House and Senate passed legislation to extend the overall Patriot Act. Obama, who was in Europe as the law was set to expire, directed the bill to be signed with an â&#x20AC;&#x153;autopenâ&#x20AC;? machine in his steadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the ďŹ rst time a U.S. president had done so.

MARCH 2012: Senators warn cryptically of overreach In a letter to the attorney general, Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the detailsâ&#x20AC;? of how the government had interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Because the program is classiďŹ ed, the senators offered no further details.

JULY 2012: Court finds unconstitutional surveillance According to a declassiďŹ ed statement by Wyden, the FISA Court held on at least one occasion that information collection carried out by the government was unconstitutional. But the details of that episode, including when it happened, have never been revealed.

DECEMBER 2012: Broad powers again extended Congress extended the FISA Amendments Act another ďŹ ve years, and Obama signed it into law. Sens. Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Oregon Democrats, offered amendments requiring more disclosure about the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact. The proposals failed.

APRIL 2013: Verizon order issued As the Guardian revealed, FISA Court Judge Roger Vinson issued a secret court order directing Verizon Business Network Services to turn over â&#x20AC;&#x153;metadataâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;including the time, duration and location of phone calls, though not what was said on the callsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to the NSA for all calls over the following three months. Verizon was ordered to deliver the records â&#x20AC;&#x153;on an ongoing daily basis.â&#x20AC;? The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T and Sprint had similar arrangements. The Verizon order cited Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows the FBI to request a court order that requires a business to turn over â&#x20AC;&#x153;any tangible things (including books, records, papers, documents, and other items)â&#x20AC;? relevant to an international spying or terrorism investigation. In 2012, the government asked for 212 such orders, and the court approved them all.

JUNE 2013: Congress and White House respond Following the publication of the Guardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story about the Verizon order, Sens. Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the chair and vice of the Senate Intelligence Committee, held a news conference to dismiss criticism of the order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is nothing particularly new,â&#x20AC;? Chambliss said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has been going on for seven years under the auspices of the FISA authority, and every member of the United States Senate has been advised of this.â&#x20AC;? Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged the collection of phone metadata but said the information acquired was â&#x20AC;&#x153;subject to strict restrictions on handlingâ&#x20AC;? and that â&#x20AC;&#x153;only a very small fraction of the records are ever reviewed.â&#x20AC;? Clapper also issued a statement saying that the collection under the PRISM program was justiďŹ ed under the FISA Amendments of 2008, and that it was not â&#x20AC;&#x153;intentionally targetingâ&#x20AC;? any American or person in the United States. Statements from the tech companies reportedly taking part in the Prism program variously disavowed knowledge of the program and merely stated in broad terms they follow the law.

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How long can the NSA keep information on Americans?

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Does the NSA do anything to protect Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; privacy?

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The Abyss From Which There is no Return

The legacy of Frank Church, government surveillance and dire warnings With its legendary libertarian streak, Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unofďŹ cial motto could be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leave Me the Hell Alone,â&#x20AC;? and that goes double for the federal government. Gov. C.L. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Butchâ&#x20AC;? Otterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;then a U.S. House memberâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;was one of only three Republicans to vote against the USA Patriot Act, signed into law soon after 9/11 and containing a suite of controversial measures granting sweeping intelligencegathering and other powers to the National Security Agency, CIA and FBI. But Idaho politicians were pushing back against government overreach far earlier. Legendary late-Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, led an 11-member panel investigating the U.S. intelligence community in the mid-1970s. The Church Committee targeted the CIA for meddling in foreign governments, but also uncovered a decadeslong practice of domestic spying by the NSA, CIA and FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;programs not unlike those brought to light by whistleblowers Pvt. Bradley Manning, who leaked documents detailing U.S. surveillance of its allies, and NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who similarly revealed the NSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program of intercepting millions of Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; emails and other online data, codenamed PRISM. Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description of the NSAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top-secret Project Shamrock could be pasted nearly 40 years later into reports on PRISM: â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the outset, the purpose apparently was only to extract international telegrams relating to certain foreign targets. Later the government began to extract the telegrams of certain U.S. citizens,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Church Committee found the NSA had been analyzing about 150,000 messages every month, snooping on everyone from Vietnam War protesters to civil-rights activists. In 1976, after nine months of hearings, the committee issued its 2-foot-thick report, revealing intelligence agencies had been running wild for three decades. The investigation prompted more oversight in the form of the permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, approved by Congress in 1978. Those bulwarks have since been eroded (see Timeline, Page 12), and the whistleblowers have not fared so well. Manning faces up to 136 years in prison, while Snowdenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;recently granted temporary asylum in Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;states he has â&#x20AC;&#x153;no plansâ&#x20AC;? of returning to the U.S. Church earned few friends for his efforts. Though he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, he lost to then-Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. Running for a ďŹ fth Senate term in 1980, opposition from the Anybody But Church Committee helped secure his defeat by Republican Steve Symms. Church died in 1984, and while the committee that bears his name lives on, it has remained a target for conservatives, especially after 9/11, when former Secretary of State James Baker claimed its work forced the country to â&#x20AC;&#x153;unilaterally disarm in terms of our intelligence capabilities.â&#x20AC;? Church, of course, would have disagreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America,â&#x20AC;? he said at the time of the Church Committee hearings, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Zach Hagadone WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Suzy Bogguss will play with the boys at the Braun Brothers Reunion.

It’s your chance to drink with Honest Abe.

THURSDAY AUG. 8

rowdy reunion BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION

abe WINE, EATS AND ARTIFACTS Everything is made better with a splash of vino—including abolition, the Emancipation Proclamation and Idaho history. A sneak peek of the Lincoln Legacy exhibit is on display for one night only before it opens to the public in the fall. From 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, the Idaho State Archives offers beverage connoisseurs and Abe Lincoln enthusiasts a night of fine wine and historic preservation at Wine, Eats and Artifacts. The exhibit showcases artifacts connecting President Abraham Lincoln with the Gem State, and most come from the private collection of David Leroy, who served as Idaho attorney general and lieutenant governor. Included are Lincoln’s signed appointment of the first territorial chief justice and second territorial governor, remarks on the organization of Idaho Territory and the Order of Procession for Lincoln’s funeral parade—which lists Idaho Territory’s Honorable William H. Wallace as a member of Congress in attendance. Those attending the preview can munch on appetizers and sip wine provided by the Foundation for Idaho History as they enter the exhibit through a re-creation of Lincoln’s Cabinet Room, complete with replica furniture. And if that doesn’t make you want to relive the achievements of America’s 16th president, visitors exit the president’s box in Ford’s Theatre, where Honest Abe met his untimely demise. A no-host bar will also be available, and if you’re still on the fence, for $25, donors can select a mystery bottle of wine valued at more than $100—that’s more than 20 of those bills with Lincoln’s face on them. 6-8 p.m. By donation. Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-2620, history.idaho.gov.

FRIDAYSATURDAY AUG. 9-10 what a feeling LIPSINC’S THE ’80S Ah, the ’80s—the decade of excess when it seemed not only rational to wear fabrics created in a

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chemistry lab and colored in shades that never appeared in nature, but you were considered a total dweeb if you didn’t. But any decade that could produce shoulder pads, giant hair, jelly bracelets and stirrup pants is a goldmine when it comes to entertainment value. The lovely ladies of LipsInc—Idaho’s first professional female impersonation

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troupe—are jumping on that Trans Am and racing it all the way to the mall with The ’80s show, running for two nights at The Balcony Club in Boise Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10. Besides wild comedy and a damn good time, it’s a sure bet you’ll find an absurd amount of neon-colored clothing and AquaNetsupported hairstyles, as well as a soundtrack that can’t

Challis may be a pretty tiny town with barely 1,000 residents, but the Braun Brothers Reunion has been making noise in Custer County for the past 10 years with classic Western and Americana tunes. This year promises to keep the tradition going strong, with a three-day festival running Thursday, Aug. 8-Saturday, Aug. 10. Spearheaded by local legend Muzzie Braun, the event pulls in the entire Braun clan, along with a lineup from across the genre, from country to rock to rhythm and blues to bluegrass and beyond. What do these performers have in common? They all have a particular noncommercial vibe that you probably wouldn’t find on MTV. On Thursday, Muzzie is joined by honky-tonk superstar Dale Watson and the Lonestars, country singer Suzy Bogguss and sons-of-Muzzie, Micky and the Motorcars. Taking the stage on Friday, Aug. 9, are No Justice, Canadian country import Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, Todd Snider, Billboard bestsellers Turnpike Troubadours, and Texas originals the Randy Rogers Band. Saturday’s finale starts at 1 p.m. and sees the entire Braun clan perform, along with Tom Nazz and Jazz, Wade Bowen, Fender-strumming Redd Volkaert, Cody Canada and The Departed, and Reckless Kelly. A three-day pass can be purchased for $105.95 (plus tax). A two-day pass for Friday-Saturday will set you back $71.95 (plus Uncle Sam’s cut). Kids 6-12 years old get in for $15, while children 5 and younger get in free. Tickets are available online or at the gate. Cowboy boots optional. Thursday, Aug. 8, 4-11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 1 p.m.-11 p.m. $76-$112. Challis, braunbrothersreunion.com.

help but make you want to reach for a New Coke. Guest performer Dizzy Skyscraper is like the Pop Rocks in that Coke. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. each night for those age 21 and older, and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. And since a LipsInc show is always an occasion, it’s never a bad idea to make reservations by calling 208368-0405. Admission costs $20. 8:30 p.m., $20, Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St. Ste.

226, Boise, 208-336-1313, lipsinc.net.

SATURDAY AUG. 10 jazz odyssey MCCALL JAZZ FESTIVAL Jazz lovers rejoice—the time is here to enjoy the last few weeks of summer and spend some time listening to melodious music in the spa-

cious, breathtaking mountain scenery of Central Idaho. Snatch up your favorite picnic blanket and gas up the car for a trip to higher elevations and the McCall Jazz Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10. Boise’s favorite musical son, Curtis Stigers, headlines the event and brings years of experience as a revered jazz vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, tutored by jazz-soul legend Gene Harris. Stigers has enjoyed an illustrious career, recording WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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A strange thing happens somewhere between the first leaves of spring and winter’s first snows: Time actually speeds up, turning those “lazy” days of summer into a whirlwind of commitments and intentions. If you don’t watch it, summer will slip away before you get the chance to get out of town and enjoy the season. If it has just dawned on you that it’s already August and you’ve somehow misplaced nearly three months, don’t fear. Not only is there still plenty of time to get away, it doesn’t have to be a major commitment. Thankfully, the Wood River Valley is just a few hours drive from the Treasure Valley, offering a mountain escape from our work-a-day lives. As always, Boise Weekly is dedicated to helping readers get the most out of their all-too-brief vacation time by offering some of the best bets, locals tips and insider knowledge of the Wood River Valley. In this, our fourth annual Wood River Valley Guide, we once again offer inspiration for getting out of town. If you’re a literature lover, check out our guide for exploring the haunts of some of Sun Valley’s most famous writers. If you’re more into food, we offer some of the best options for dining with an eye (and tastebud) on local and seasonal ingredients. While a summer escape is always fun, fall can be an amazing time to head to Central Idaho, not only for the weather and the slate of must-attend festivals, but because the shoulder season means there are some fantastic deals to be had. Check out the calendar of events in the center of the section to help plan your trip. Most importantly, remember that it isn’t too late to slow down the clock—at least for a little while. —Deanna Darr

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Everyone knows you can ski, hike and hunt big game in the Wood River Valley, but what if you’d rather explore the literary legacies that also exist around Bald Mountain? The valley has produced two of the most prominent figures in 20th century literature: Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound. Thanks to the Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, a new crop of literary stars is being celebrated and fostered for the future. You can’t hang with Hem, of course, but the young guns have their favorite local haunts, too. A good place to start your literary ramblings is the Community Library in Ketchum, where Regional History Librarian Sandra Hofferber has compiled a walking tour for the Hemingway-curious. She says Hemingway spent a total of 708 days in the area—not too many more than his third wife, novelist and journalist Martha Gellhorn. The brown Ketchum Korral cabins at the south entrance to Ketchum on Highway 75 are where Ernest and Mary Hemingway (wife No. 4) stayed with their three boys for two hunting seasons—though back then, in the late ’40s, they were known as the MacDonald Cabins. The Sun Valley Lodge, about two miles east of Ketchum, is where Papa holed up, in Room 206, to work on For Whom the Bell Tolls in 1939. The Hemingway House off Warm Springs Road in north Ketchum—where the writer committed suicide in 1961—is off-limits to the public, and fans are not encouraged to visit his gravesite at the Ketchum Cemetery, just east of Highway 75 a half-mile north of town. Instead, go 1.6 miles east, past the Sun Valley Lodge to the Hemingway Memorial, where a bronze bust of the writer is positioned at a picturesque section of an irrigation canal. This is a great place to relax and read a short story.

going back to their ex-pat days in Europe in Feeling thirsty and want a drink at one of the ’20s) was also a notorious anti-Semite Hemingway’s favorite watering holes? Try and branded a traitor to the United States Whiskey Jacques (the Alpine Club in Hem’s for his hysterical pro-fascist rants during day), in downtown Ketchum. For eats, World War II. check out Michel’s Christiania and Olympic Today, the restored Ezra Pound House Bar, where Papa had a regular table. at the corner of Second Avenue and Pine The Wood River Valley was home to anStreet in Hailey is other literary icon managed by the Sun before Hemingway, Valley Center for though. The first the Arts, offering to emerge from the writing workshops, Wood River Valley gallery shows and was born in Hailey concerts throughout long before Count the year. Felix Schaffgotsch Pound was born and Averell Harriin Hailey during man conspired to the mining boom create America’s of the 1880s, but first destination moved as a child ski resort near to Philadelphia Ketchum. Poet Ezra and later Europe. Pound’s birthplace Despite his conwas nearly forgottroversial reputaten by history, and tion—no consensus would have been has been reached as lost had an Irish to whether he was playwright working unbalanced or just for the Sun Valley despicable—many Center for the Arts poets and writers not “discovered” it after him, from in 1972. Allen Ginsberg, The locals, including community Ernest Hemingway is buried in Sun Valley, but his life's Naomi Shihab Nye and recent poet leader and columwork lives on in the Wood River Valley. laureate William S. nist Roberta McKMerwin, have made ercher, who owned the pilgrimage to his birthplace. and lived in the house where Pound was Hemingway, who would help put Sun born, seemed willing to allow the legacy of Valley on the map when he was invited his origins to drift into obscurity. Probably to the opening of the resort by Harriman because this towering modernist poet and in 1936, helped Pound escape execution friend of writers (he edited T.S. Eliot’s The after World War II and later came to his Wasteland, helped discover James Joyce, aid, along with poets Robert Frost and and was a longtime friend of Hemingway,

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Archibald MacLeish, to free him from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a Washington, D.C., asylum where he was confined from 19461958 after pleading insanity to accusations of treason in 1945. The literary esprit de corps that existed among writers in Paris during Hemingway’s generation has been re-created since 1995 at the Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, which takes place each year over the last weekend in August. During the early years of the conference, major writers such as William Styron, Peter Matthiessen, Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje told stories at the Community School campus in Sun Valley, joined by a host of leading journalists and TV news executives. Legendary editor James Bellows read and edited manuscripts for a lucky few. Over the years, the list of SVWC writers, poets, filmmakers, journalists and news makers has multiplied to include Abraham Verghese, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Tracy Kidder, Alexandra Fuller and many others. Several of the presenters return year after year, and have seen one another’s work evolve. The SVWC has become expensive and exclusive. Journalists are forbidden to interview participants, and $900 tickets for the next year sell out immediately after the conference ends, leading to speculation in literary circles: What might former poet laureate Billy Collins learn from National Geographic explorer-in-residence Wade Davis? Have either of them read Mona Simpson’s summer phenom, Gone Girl, which will soon be made into a feature film? What might Harvard creative writing professor Bret Anthony Johnston, who just finished a documentary about 6 the world’s best skateboarder, have to share with retired Gen. Stanley WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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to other challenging mountain sports like Freshly groomed Nordic ski trails are becoming a huge draw to the Wood River mountain biking and even backcountry skiValley for professionals and weekend waring—sports that require elevated experience riors alike. and skills, and add to the enjoyment of the Thanks to the diligent efforts of some vast public lands surrounding the Wood dedicated fans, the Sun Valley area is now a River Valley. designated Olympic training destination for A quick way to learn the Nordic terrain the U.S. Nordic ski team, meaning anyone is to print the 200K challenge card for the who has aspirations Sun Valley Nordic of competing in Festival—which the Big Games—or runs Jan. 25-Feb. 2, at least catching a 2014—at svnordicglimpse of some festival.com. The who may be headed sheet is a one-stop for Sochi, Russia, in shop for informa2014—the key is to tion, including a find a couch to surf guide to and passes in Blaine County for the trails, which and show up. are mostly manThose serious aged by the Blaine about training County Recreation will find avid and District. skilled coaching Sun Valley through the Sun Resort also has 40 Valley Ski Educakilometers of skiing tion Foundation on terrain surand VAMPS, run by rounding the Sun Nordic powerhouse Valley Clubhouse Muffy Ritz, among on Trail Creek other opportunities. Road. Mat GerThrift stores, ski shater can be your swaps and seasonal online guide with work can fill in the his Sun Valley Norgaps on the way to With Olympic Training status, the Wood River Valley's dic skiing video. Nordic greatness. Nordic trails are gaining notoriety. Finally, anyone Phil Liggett may looking to test their even announce your skills can head to name in prime time with his silky announcGalena Lodge, where food and rejuvenating er’s voice. Don Wiseman, one of the key beverages await all levels of skiers—from people behind getting the Olympic designathose who tackle trails like Psycho to casual tion, is not only an enthusiast and one of the visitors who come for a wee bit of saucer sport’s greatest supporters, he also looks at sledding with the kids and the dog. the expertly groomed ski trails as a gateway WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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The house where Ezra Pound was born in Hailey is now managed by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and hosts events throughout the year. Today, after many years teaching and McChrystal, former leader of U.S. writing, Maksik is a rising international military operations in Afghanistan 4 literary star. His first novel, You Deserve and author of My Share of the Task? Nothing, has been translated into six lanMany other writers have emerged guages, including Russian and Korean. In a from the Sun Valley area. They inrecent interview with the Idaho Mountain clude Ridley Pearson, who formed the Rock Express in Ketchum, Maksik said his faBottom Remainders band with Steven King, vorite local hangout is Iconoclast Books on Dave Barry and Amy Tan. Judith Freeman Sun Valley Road. Proprietor Sara Hedrick taught skiing in Sun Valley in the 1970s and keeps her shop supplied with many books wrote for the Idaho Statesman before going of regional interest, to Los Angeles to and collections of write The Chinwork by Sun Valley chilla Farm. Writers Conference Freeman, who attendees. is now at work 415 Spruce Ave., Ketchum, Also worth on a memoir, said thecommunitylibrary.org noting in the Sun she attended the Valley area are a first Sun Valley number of lesser Writer’s Conference 2 Sun Valley Road, known writers, in18 years ago. She sunvalley.com cluding Mary Clare recalled in an interGriffin, author of view that she joined Sun Valley Road, 1.6 miles east of Language Lessons, poet W.S. Merwin; Sun Valley Lodge and Rick Slone, his wife, Paula; and author of Brown a 22-year local kid Shoe. There is also named Alexander Mike Medberry’s Maksik on an 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, recent memoir On outing to Silver sunvalleycenter.org the Dark Side of Creek Preserve the Moon, and a that summer. collection of colMaksik’s father was 671 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, umns by Michael headmaster at the iconoclastbooks.com Hofferber called Community School Rural Delivery. in Ketchum in Sandra Hofthose days, and one ferber has collected many more that most of the original founders of the Sun Valley have never heard of. Get her started and Writer’s Conference. she can also dish out some local gossip and “Xander said he wanted to become a enchanting lore about the valley that may writer, and he did,” said Freeman. “A lot never make it into print. of people say they want to, but few actually do.”

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Take in the show hanging at the Sun Valley Center for the Ar ts’ Ketchum galler y

Floating World: The Influence of Japanese Printmaking

Catch free public concer ts ever y Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in Forest Ser vice Park. Concer ts run through Tuesday, Aug. 20. sunvalley.com.

Ketch’em Alive

The symphony per forms free public orchestra, chamber music and pops concer ts at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The season runs through Sunday, Aug. 18, and all concer ts begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit the website for a full schedule. svsummersymphony.org.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Check out an old-fashioned county fair with plenty of rodeo action through Saturday, Aug. 10, in Carey. blainecountyfair.com.

Blaine County Fair

AUGUST

NexStage presents the 14th annual summer production of Shakespeare in

Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival

The singer-songwriter returns to Idaho for a concer t at River Run Lodge Wednesday, Aug. 14. The Milk Car ton Kids open a show filled with Americana and folk-rock. The music star ts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $40. sunvalleycenter.org.

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band

The 45th annual event hosts more than 130 ar tists from across the countr y. The festival runs Friday, Aug. 9-Sunday, Aug. 11, in Atkinson Park. Free admission. sunvalleycenter.org.

Clint Black

Catch two days of professional cowboy poetr y and music in Stanley Friday, Sept. 6-Saturday, Sept. 7. sawtoothmountainmamas.org.

Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

As par t of the annual Idaho Governor’s Cup fundraiser, the band per forms on Friday, Sept. 6. The show star ts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $35-$54. recklesskelly.com.

Reckless Kelly with The Trishas

NexStage presents this “romantic dramedy” beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Sept. 8. nexstagetheater.org.

Brilliant Traces

Professional endurance bike racer Rebecca Rusch hosts her own race with 56- and 94-mile options beginning and ending in Ketchum Sunday, Sept. 1. This year is a test run, so public registration is limited. The race concludes with music, food and cold beer. Registration costs $80 for the 56-mile course or $100 for the 94-mile course. rebeccasprivateidaho.com.

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SEPTEMBER

The 89th annual celebration runs Saturday, Aug. 31-Monday, Sept. 2, with a parade, community breakfast, a 5K walk/run, chili cook-off, vendors, music, enter tainment and more in downtown Bellevue. bellevueidaho.us.

The countr y superstar per forms with the symphony for the organization’s annual fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 8. SOLD OUT. svsummersymphony.org.

Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival

Bellevue Labor Day Weekend Celebration

Wynonna with the Sun Valley Symphony

Peek behind the ar tistic cur tain by tour-

Wood River Valley Studio Tour

St. Thomas Playhouse presents the classic musical Thursday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets cost $25 for adults or $10 for ages 18 and younger. stthomasplayhouse.org.

My Fair Lady

Check out 40 jazz, Dixieland, swing, zydeco and blues bands playing 10 venues throughout the valley Wednesday, Oct. 16-Sunday, Oct. 20. sunvalleyjazz.com.

24th Annual Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

This annual festival marks the valley’s sheep-ranching tradition Thursday, Oct. 10-Sunday, Oct. 13, with music, food, ar t and the culminating Big Sheep Parade with 1,500 sheep moving through Ketchum. trailingofthesheep.org.

Trailing of the Sheep

OCTOBER

Shepherds and their sheep have long been a par t of Wood River Valley culture, a fact that is celebrated Thursday, Oct. 10-Sunday, Oct.

TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL

Food isn’t just something to be eaten, it’s something to be celebrated. Which is what this festival is all about, putting all things culinar y in the spotlight Thursday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 22. Join restaurant walks across town, check out chef demonstrations, dig into har vest dinners and the Grand Tasting, and don’t miss the fun at the Mar tini and Caviar Par ty or the new Oktober fest Celebration by Sawtooth Brewer y. sunvalleyhar vestfestival.com.

SUN VALLEY HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Wood River Valley gets back to its roots Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1, with family friendly enter tainment, a shoot-out per formance, antique fairs, food, music and the famous Sun Valley Collectors Car Auction. The highlight of the weekend is the horse-drawn Big Hitch Parade on Saturday, Sept. 1, with more than 100 wagons and buggies, including the 20-mule jerkline. wagondays.org.

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The musical family comes together with their bands and friends for a three-day music festival in Challis Thursday, Aug. 8-Saturday, Aug. 10. Tickets cost $71.95 for two days or $105.95 for a three-day pass. Children’s tickets for ages 6-12 cost $15, but are free for ages 5 and younger. braunbrothersreunion.com.

Braun Brothers Reunion

Shop for local produce on Main Street between Carbonate and Galena streets ever y Thursday from 2-6 p.m. through Oct. 10. wr farmersmarket.org.

Hailey Farmers Market

Find fresh local produce and goods ever y Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. through Oct. 8. The market is located at East Avenue and Four th Street. wr farmersmarket.org.

Ketchum Farmers Market

Learn about the area’s histor y on a free one-hour bus tour led by members of the Historical Society. Tours run ever y Friday through Sept. 6, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at the Sun Valley Visitors Center. visitsunvalley.com.

Sun Valley Story Tour

Sun Valley Resor t hosts some of the top figure skaters in the world ever y Saturday through Aug. 31, including Kur t Browning and Johnny Weir. Shows star t at 9:30 p.m. and tickets cost $19-$69 or $99 for a dinner-show package. sunvalley.com.

Sun Valley on Ice

Free concer ts ever y Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. in Ketchum Town Square. Performances run through Thursday, Aug. 29. visitsunvalley.com.

Town Square Tunes

through Saturday, Aug. 24. sunvalleycenter.org.

Celebrate Central Idaho’s mining heritage Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1, with a horse-drawn parade, ar ts show, music and more. wagondays.org.

Wagon Days

More than 50 vendors will be in Hailey for the Labor Day holiday offering antiques, log furniture, Western decor and much more. Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1. haileyidaho.com.

Hailey's Main Street Antique and Art Show

The Sun Valley Galler y Association hosts free walking tours of member galleries featuring new works and show openings. Dates include Friday, Aug. 30, Oct. 11, Nov. 29 and Dec. 27. Walks take place from 5-8 p.m. svgalleries.org.

Gallery Walks

Celebrate the return of the salmon on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a day of music, tours and educational booths, as well as a wild salmon dinner at the Stanley Museum. Dinner tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for kids. stanleycc.org.

Sawtooth Salmon Festival

Fifty- and 100-mile, fully suppor ted bike rides on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning and ending in Ketchum, with proceeds benefiting summer trails at Galena. Registration costs $75 for 100-mile riders or $65 for 50-mile riders and includes giveaways and post-ride food and beverages. bcrd.org.

Sawtooth Century Bike Tour

Get your fill of music, food and ar ts in the mountains Friday, Aug. 23-Sunday, Aug. 25. stanleycc.org.

Stanley Arts Festival

The rockers take the stage Wednesday, Aug. 21, as par t of the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament to raise money for cancer research. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $54$255. dannythompsonmemorial.com.

Huey Lewis and The News

Check out classic and show cars at the third-annual event at Mountain Village in Stanley Saturday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Aug. 18. Admission is free for the public. stanleycc.org.

Sawtooth Show and Shine

Ketchum s Forest Ser vice Park, with per formances from Thursday, Aug. 15-Sunday, Aug. 25. This year’s production is The Tempest. Shows begin at 6 p.m. and tickets cost $20 but kids age 12 and younger get in free. nexstagetheater.org.

The award-winning author discusses her work and the ar t of memoir writing Saturday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration costs $300 and the deadline is Friday, Sept. 13. sunvalleycenter.org.

Memoir Writing Workshop with Alexandra Fuller

The annual symposium occurring Thursday, Sept. 26-Saturday, Sept. 28 will focus on Hemingway and the Modern, looking at how the writer’s work and life was influenced by the world around him. Par ticipants will consider the ideas of reinvention and seeing things through new perspectives. thecommunitylibrar y.org.

Ernest Hemingway Symposium

This two-par t lecture looks at the realities of dealing with 21st-centur y China. Par t 1 is on Saturday, Sept. 21, and Par t 2 is on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Admission costs $25 for one session or $40 for both. sunvalleycenter.org.

A Tale of Two Firms with Wharton School Professor Marshall Meyer

Sawtooth Brewer y is joining the action at the Sun Valley Har vest Festival, hosting an Oktober fest celebration with German food, music and beer in Ketchum Town Square from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Admission is free, but drinkers must buy a stein. sunvalleyhar vestfestival.com.

Oktoberfest

Celebrate the world of food with restaurant walks, cooking demonstrations, meals and more Thursday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 22. sunvalleyhar vestfestival.com.

Sun Valley Harvest Festival

Join the countr y superstar for an intimate per formance on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Sun Valley Pavilion. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $40$110. sunvalleycenter.org.

NexStage presents a musical rendition of the holiday classic Thursday, Dec. 19-Tuesday, Dec. 24. nexstagetheater.org.

A Christmas CarolThe Musical

The Sun Valley Ballet offers its take on the classic tale with three per formances Friday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 15. sunvalleyballet.com.

Wizard of Oz

Company of Fools presents the stor y of Louis de Rougemont, a 19th-centur y English adventurer whose exploits are legendar y—if imaginative. The show runs Tuesday, Dec. 10-Sunday, Dec. 29. compayoffools.org.

Shipwrecked

Celebrate the holidays in Hailey on Saturday, Dec. 7. haileyidaho.com.

Hailey Hometown Holiday Square

DECEMBER

Earn your Thanksgiving dinner with a 5K run on Thursday, Nov. 28, in downtown Hailey. haileyidaho.com.

Hailey Turkey Trot

NOVEMBER

Kids come out to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses throughout the afternoon on Thursday, Oct. 31. haileyidaho.com.

Hailey Halloween Hoopla

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Howard Preser ve is turned into a scar y haunted forest. This year, check out the Sun Valley Ballet per forming “Thriller” as par t of the event. bellevueidaho.us.

Bellevue Haunted Forest

A two-par t discussion of the economic realities of modern China. Par t 1 is Saturday, Oct. 26, and Par t 2 is Tuesday, Oct. 29. Registration costs $25 for one session or $40 for both. sunvalleycenter.org.

Is it Capitalism? with Wharton School Professor Marshall Meyer

ing the studios of area ar tists. The selfguided tours will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, as well as a public reception with par ticipating ar tists from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday. wr vstudiotour.org.

Who needs Sundance when you can head to Sun Valley for world-class independent films and plenty of the par ties that go with them March 13-16, 2014. sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.

SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

It’s all things Nordic Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2014, when the annual Nordic Festival returns to the valley with races, celebrations and more. svnordicfestival.com.

SUN VALLEY NORDIC FESTIVAL

Music fills ever y niche of Sun Valley at this annual event, bringing more than 40 bands performing jazz, Dixieland, swing, zydeco and blues at venues across town from Wednesday, Oct. 16-Sunday, Oct. 20. sunvalleyjazz.com.

SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE

13. The annual festival brings ar ts and crafts, stor ytelling, cooking demonstrations and meals, a sheepdog trial, music and more. The highlight is always the Big Sheep Parade at noon on Sunday, Oct. 13, when more than 1,500 sheep are driven through Ketchum. trailingofthesheep.org.

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The Wood River Valley is packed with dining options for all tastes, but a growing number of eateries are putting the focus on sustainable and seasonal menus—so many so that it's hard to choose. Here are some of our best bets for dining in the Sun Valley area.

Rickshaw: 460 N. Washington Ave., Ketchum, 208-726-8481, eat-at-rickshaw.com

In unskilled hands, bok choy can be a shruggable, watery green. But Ketchum’s Asian street-food hot spot, Rickshaw, does something magical to those little limp, leafy bulbs, bathing them in sesame oil and pairing them with tender shiitake slivers and deep, warming hints of garlic and ginger. It’s the same thoughtful treatment the rest of Rickshaw’s fare gets in the itty bitty restaurant’s open, sizzling kitchen. From spicy, hot and sour soup flecked with Monterey Bay Aquariumapproved seafood to free-range Korean fried chicken to the least boring pad Thai in Idaho—with wild U.S. shrimp, organic tofu, lots of heat and a big hit of lime— Rickshaw serves up simple, sustainable eats and keeps its seats perpetually packed.

Della Mano: 260 N. Main St., Ketchum, 208-721-7351, dellamanorestaurant.com

Though locals know Chef Taite Pearson from his turn at Sun Valley’s shuttered Sego, the James Beard-nominated chef sharpened his knives working for bigwigs like Wolfgang Puck and Joel Robuchon. But don’t let his resume intimidate you, Pearson and Sarah Lipton’s latest communal seating concept, Della Mano, is a shrine to simple small plates and comforting handmade pastas. Local, seasonal ingredients make a big showing on the ever-changing menu—the chicken liver terrine is served with pickled rhubarb and saba, a syrup made from grape must, while the agnolotti pasta is filled with fresh peas, local ricotta and topped with delicate, yellow pea shoots. But beware: The joint is only open from 6-9 p.m.-ish, Wednesday-Sunday. 13

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World Today?” Schell is the director relationship to the natural environcalligraphy style that reimagines the invasion of Western brands into The ambitious curators of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts have of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.ment. English language through ChineseChina’s market. Chen Qiulin films dropped a prism into one ungainly China Relations and is a regular On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at inspired characters. The exhibition and photographs consider the topic this fall, that U.S. frenemy of contributor on China for PBS, NBC 6:30 p.m., writer Jeff Kelley delivalso features work by Western speed with which China’s past is titanic proportions: China. Tourists, and CBS. ers “Half Life of a Dream,” a talk artists reflecting on contemporary being erased. Yun-Fei Ji tackles this locals and second homeowners will On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 on the haunted and iconoclastic China. same issue in “Three Gorges Dam have about three months to watch p.m., playwright David Henry works of Chinese artists, from the Rachel Davis’ experiences in Migration,” employing a scroll that the many bright colors flash around Hwang will speak at the Church of New Wave of the late 1980s to the China inspired a series of watercolor uses traditional Chinese landscape town, from The Center gallery space the Big Wood, Ketchum. Hwang paintings that are meditations on the market boom on the mid-2000s. painting techniques. in Ketchum to the newly partnered was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Kelley will also speak at the Sept. 16 collision between cultural history Hai Bo’s photographs consider Liberty Theatre in Hailey. Award-winner for his now-iconic screening of Ai Weiwei: Leading scholars will display M. Butterfly. Never Sorry. cuss Chinese art history and Kim Frank Kirk will host “Lost Beijing Flickers, by Beijing-style capitalism, kids and Found in Translation,” a book Chinese filmmaker Zhang will make traditional Chinese discussion series at the Liberty TheYuan, will show on Thurslanterns while their parents atre on Wednesdays, can choose from Mandarin Oct. 16–30, 5:30-7 cooking classes, a tour of p.m. Registration site-specific installations deadline is Wednesor a documentary about 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, day, Oct 2. Kirk will renowned artist Ai Weiwei, sunvalleycenter.org explore the works of who was detained for three Hwang, Nobel lauremonths for criticizing the ate Mo Yan and redis100 Saddle Road, Ketchum, government and is still not covered, celebrated pcbw.org allowed to travel outside the pre-war author Eileen country. Chang. Stories of a Changing There will also be 110 N Main St., Hailey China kicks off on Friday, seminars and classes Aug. 30, from 5-7 p.m. at for those interested in The Center, where artist Ying further exploring the Zhu will speak about her themes of the show, led by Wharton day, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at installation at 6 p.m. the Liberty Theatre in Hai- School Professor Marshall Meyer. “It is like living in a fog; Registration deadline is Friday, ley, featuring worn-down everything is under a gentle Sept. 6. characters against the haze. It seems to be within left: Chen Qiulin, Garden No. 1, 2007, digital photograph, collection of Max Protetch, right: Rachel Davis, Parallel Uni- dazzling lights of China’s The shows are extensive and reach, but very difficult to get verse, 2012, watercolor on paper, courtesy the artist and Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, Calif. wide-ranging, and those interested teeming capital. a firm grasp,” Zhu said. in making the most of it should China expert and During the course of consider buying a Sun Valley Center author Orville Schell will 12 weeks, the SVC will navigate Symposium for the Curious: China give a talk on Thursday, Oct. 10, at and rapid development. Bovey Lee, how the lives of those who lived through the mist. The Luo BrothToday pass, on sale for $130 for 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Big born and raised in Hong Kong and through China’s Cultural Revoluers, Ren Sihong and Suo Tan make members, $240 for nonmembers. Wood, titled “How Did the Sick based in the United States, uses the tion have changed, and Xu Bing crewry sculptures and collages using The gallery shows at the center, Man of Asia End Up As the Most Chinese tradition of paper cutting ates work exploring the collision of China’s tradition of socialist-realist including regular tours, are free. Dynamic Economic Force in the (jianzhi) to comment on the human East and West through an invented propaganda to comment on the

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Dashi’s beef short ribs are a warming winter miracle. Tender shreds of fatty Niman Ranch beef are slid off the bone, formed into hunks, lightly fried in a panko batter and served on a bed of kimchi that has been reduced into a hearty, lightly pungent stew. Chef Tyler Stokes’ contemporary-yet-casual tribute to pan Asian flavors also offers less weighty menu options like hamachi sashimi with blood orange sorbet, Thai chili and coconut gel, and seasonal summer plates like roasted halibut with sweet corn nage, snap peas, lemongrass and a basil crust.

Enoteca: 300 N. Main St., Ketchum, 208-928-6280, ketchum-enoteca.com

If you’re looking for a bite of local fare in the late afternoon in Ketchum, you’re largely out of luck. But thankfully, Ketchum Grill’s new wine bar, Enoteca, opens its doors at 4 p.m., serving seasonal small plates, house-cured meats and bubbly, Neapolitan-style pizza. Snag a seat in the warm wooden window nook overlooking Main Street and tear into the Pizza Diavola with spicy coppa, fennel and manchego, or the marsala-glazed duck confit with risotto.

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It’s easy to motor past CK’s Real Food, a flower- and foliage-shaded shack on Hailey’s Main Street, but the temple to local, seasonal eats is well worth making a U-turn. Dinner options at CK’s include orecchiette with quattro formaggi, lacinato kale, CK’s pancetta, wild mushrooms and a poached local egg, or a king crab salad with shaved fennel, delicata squash, almonds, curry vinaigrette and buttermilk dressing. CK’s also offers more laid-back lunch options Monday-Friday, like a reuben sandwich with housemade corned beef and organic sourdough or a brown rice bowl with steamed veggies, pistachio aioli and a Moroccan spice pesto. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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mountain bikers seeking a backcountry Don’t fret when you see the end of summer looming on your calendar. The shoulder respite, which can include a bed in the season in the Wood River Valley is a stufamous Coyote Yurt operated by Sun pendous time of year. Valley Trekking. The Smoky, Pioneer and Boulder Returning visitors to the Wood mountains are a free place to wander and it River Valley know they can plan welldoesn’t take much to get oriented, with new rounded shorts-weather adventures in guideposts around Ketchum making it easy the wilds of Idaho, which are uniquely to look up from wireless devices to figure steeped in a cosmopolitan brew of out where things are. fine arts encounters. (Some have been Consider following your nose—or at known to wear shorts long after the least asking a local—about where to find first snow flies.) the day’s best shoulder season drink and One of the best deals going is the food specials. From Sun Valley CK’s Real Foods in Summer SymHailey to Galena phony. Patrons Lodge, two-for-one can lounge on sunvalley.com and end-of-season the lawn of the discounts abound Sun Valley Paonce Labor Day vilion for free svgalleries.org rolls around. A trip evening conon the Baldy Goncerts through dola to the Round Tuesday, Aug. svsummersymphony.org House earns you a 20. free ice cream back The famous in Ketchum if you Sun Valley keep your ticket. Resort is also visitsunvalley.com For those who a frequent like at least a little purveyor of direction to begin shoulder season the journey, consider printing out a map of deals. Golfers can take advantage Ketchum art galleries, provided by the Sun of numerous golf-and-stay packages Valley Gallery Association. Even if you find through the fall, offering the chance to yourself spinning your wheels in the woods play the resort’s courses while claiming (preferably on a mountain bike) or unsure a room at the historic lodge. Check out where next to turn at the end of a hike, just the resort’s website for specific details. stop and look around. You can also get a glimpse of the For example, the U.S. Forest Service Wood River Valley experience via the road for the East Fork of Baker Creek— definitive Visit Sun Valley website— north of the Sawtooth National Recreation maintained by the Sun Valley/Ketchum Area headquarters—is closed to motor Chamber and Visitors Bureau—where vehicles to help migrating elk find their visitors can find special deals and bugle, but the way is open to hikers and discounts.

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Basketball dreams in the other B-town: Boise.

It’s good to be dirty.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 10-11 hang time

SATURDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 10-11 runnin’ dirty DIRTY DASH BOISE The Dirty Dash returns to Boise with an event so filthy it puts grass stains to shame; it’s safe to say this isn’t the event for expensive T-shirts or your Sunday best. The 2013 Dirty Dash starts Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Enter as a loner or assemble a team of friends and race through the muddy four-mile obstacle course complete with a 175-foot Slip ’n’ Slide. Don’t have any friends? Frenemies count. Oh, and there’s that thing about the costumes. If you have a giant hot dog costume you’re dying to break in, wear it. Sure, the Dirty Dash is an excuse to get down and dirty, but even more so, it’s an excuse to get down and dirty dressed as a fairy princess. So racers to your marks and get ready to run, skip, walk or stumble your way to victory. Because the Dirty Dash is in such high demand this year, a second run was added to the bill on Sunday, Aug. 11. There’s something for the kids, too. A one-mile Piglet Plunge for kids age 2 to 12 kicks off following the last heat of adult runners. If you’re not already registered, it’s time to shake a leg—registration ends Wednesday, Aug. 7. If it wasn’t obvious, the emphasis is on the word “dirty,” so neat freaks need not apply; it’s a marathon so caked in dirt and grime it would make Mr. Clean retire. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $55. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Boise. dirtydash.com.

with the likes of Elton John and Bonnie Raitt, and reaching No. 9 on the U.S. charts with his 1991 hit, “I Wonder Why.” After wrapping up gigs in France and Germany, Stigers will be joined in McCall by the Paul Tillotson Trio, Matt Munisteri and John “Scrap-

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per” Sneider, providing a soundtrack that matches the splendor of the wilderness surrounding the mountain town. While the horns blow, have bartenders pour you a glass of cold chardonnay from the Idaho Wine Merchant or sip on a frosty beer

BAM JAM 3-ON-3 TOURNEY Basketball is one of the defining American games. Invented by James Naismith in 1891 to provide exercise for children in a Massachusetts YMCA, the sport has become a national pastime. Though precious few of us have made an NBA roster, the 2013 BAM Jam offers the chance for amatuer teams from Boise and across the United States to compete for bragging rights in the three-on-three, dunk and three-point tournaments Saturday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 11. Grab your favorite jersey, throw on your sweatbands and gear up for the two-day tournament taking place on the city blocks near Bannock and Sixth streets. With more than 300 teams expected to participate, you won’t be able to miss the elbow-throwing, in-your-face hoop action fans love. Teams sign up for brackets that match them up with opponents in their skill and experience levels. Games in the standard division bracket run on Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring newbie players looking to get in on the action. The elite division brackets pair up the best of the best in high-intensity street ball. Don’t miss high-flying acrobatics and expert marksmanship in the dunk and three-point contests on the Capitol steps on Saturday at 4 p.m. Winners walk away with a victory T-shirt or select gift cards and athletic merchandise to keep the hoop dreams alive. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $100$140. Bannock and Sixth streets, Boise. bamjamboise.com.

from Sockeye Brewing. Lawn seating tickets without provided chairs— preferably with a blanket underneath—cost $25, while those who prefer more traditional chair seating can snag tickets for $35. If you are interested in fine dining, you can purchase deck seating and full menu and table service for $45.

The surest way to plumb an educated person’s thinking is to spend time perusing his or her bookcase— where they keep those volumes deemed fit for repeat readings, preservation and display. But the bibliophile’s predicament has always been how to give emphasis to a favorite book. All The World’s a Page all-the-worlds-a-page.com has a solution. $27 The German printing and design company has mastered the craft of committing classic works of literature to 2-foot by 3-foot sheets of 150-gram paper. Bookworms can now make their favorite books the centerpieces of their favorite rooms. So far, All The World’s a Page has made available 19 such classics, including James Joyce’s Ulysses, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the King James Bible—the longest, clocking in at 823,437 words. Foreign-language titles, faithfully rendered in their mother tongues, include Goethe’s Faust I & II in German, Cervantes’ Don Quixote in Spanish and Tolstoy’s War and Peace, printed in Russian and French. All titles cost $27, sans shipping—roughly what one would pay for a decent leather-bound copy of any of these books—making the posters a perfect gift for that bookish friend with no room left on the shelf but plenty on the wall. —Harrison Berry

Proceeds go directly toward funding Shepherd’s Home, a McCall foster care center providing relief to children in crisis. 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $25-$45. McCall Golf Club, 925 Fairway Drive, McCall, curtisstigers.com.

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY AUG. 7

NOISE/SHOW REVIEW

Citizen LIQUID FORUM—Learn about the work nonprofit organizations do while enjoying live music by Willison Roos. Sponsored by United Action for Idaho and United Vision for Idaho. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, liquidboise.com.

THURSDAY AUG. 8 Festivals & Events Local rapper Eleven returned to the scene with a show at Red Room. WINE, EATS AND ARTIFACTS—Enjoy appetizers and wine while exploring the new Lincoln Legacy Exhibit before the collection is installed. For a donation, pick a bottle of wine from the Mystery Wine Wall. See Picks, Page 16. 6 p.m. By donation. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, 2205 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-3356. history.idaho.gov.

Concerts SUMMERFEST 2013—Enjoy the 10-day festival of classical chamber music and jazz concerts held at multiple venues in McCall and Cascade. FREE-$65. mccallmusicsociety.org

Food & Drink PORTION DISTORTION—Learn about healthful food portions at this learning lunch. 12:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org.

Literature JOSH GROSS: THE HACK—Local author Josh Gross presents an evening of reading, musical performance and comedy to celebrate the release of his newest novel, The Hack. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, rdbooks.org.

FRIDAY AUG. 9 Festivals & Events BARS AND BALLADS—Explore the Old Pen on a self-guided tour with live music from Mission 66 and pizza from Free Range Pizza. 6 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and Research Library, 2205 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-3356. history.idaho. gov.

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RAPPERS DELIGHT: MC CHRIS AND ELEVEN From Afrika Bambaataa citing Gary Numan and Kraftwerk as influences, to Method Man likening the Wu-Tang Clan to Voltron, there seems to have always been a nerdy, geeky side to hip-hop. With this in mind, perhaps it wasn’t all that odd to see people in Green Lantern, Doctor Who and Star Wars T-shirts dancing and waving their hands in the air at Neurolux on Saturday, Aug. 2. In any case, Brooklyn-based MC Chris and the other performers on his Revenge of the Nerd 2 tour did their best to move the crowd. Each of the concert’s four acts boasted clever lyrics, catchy beats and flow as impressive as any mainstream rapper’s. Soon after the Neurolux show wrapped, local rapper Eleven returned after a hiatus with a show at Red Room, where he delivered the same—albeit with some rough edges. MC Chris and his three openers—Tribe One from Atlanta, Ga.; Jesse Dangerously from Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Dr. Awkward from San Diego, Calif.—fall within a subgenre of hip-hop known as nerdcore, which, as the name suggests, is frequently characterized by references to video games, comic books and other putatively nerdy subjects. From Tribe One’s rap about Marvel superheroes to MC Chris’s lascivious video game and movie jokes (“Did Luke bust out a couple of midi-chlorians before he found out Leia was his sister?”), the Neurolux concert was hard-core nerdcore. Even such standard hip-hop tropes as the dead homie eulogy got a little twist. One song in Tribe One’s set mourned the loss of The Crocodile Hunter’s Steve Irwin. But the show wasn’t all joking around. Themes of alienation, persecution and empowerment connected the four sets. These themes came to a head during MC Chris’s headlining set. Between songs, the squeaky-voiced rapper (recognize his voice from more than a few Adult Swim cartoons, including Sealab 2021) talked at length about touring hardships, online harassment and media distortions that he’d endured. However, MC Chris tempered his plaints by alluding to mistakes he’d made in the past and thanking his fans profusely. “If you hit a wall,” he told the audience, “juggernaut that bitch and plow through it.” Eleven had to juggernaut through some walls of his own at Red Room. After he stumbled off the beat on one song, he shifted to a duet with local rapper Exit Prose. The duo flubbed the lyrics near the end of that number but laughed it off. When Eleven stumbled off the beat again during his finale, he rapped a cappella. His perseverance and down-to-earth lyrics suggested that he and MC Chris were kindred spirits. “Anything you get is reflective,” Eleven rapped. Indeed. —Ben Schultz WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


8 DAYS OUT LIPSINC: THE ’80S—Celebrate all things 1980s with a drag performance. Reserve a seat at 208-368-0405. See Picks, Page 16. 8:30 p.m. $20, lipsinc.net. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313. POOL PARTY—Featuring DJs from WILD 101.1 FM for music, prizes and giveaways. 9 p.m. FREE. Natatorium, 1811 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3459270.

On Stage KING RICHARD III—Shakespeare’s tale of the bloody rise and fall of the last monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty. 8 p.m. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Concerts MCCALL JAZZ FESTIVAL PREPARTY—Featuring Cinder Wine and Snake River Farms products at Rupert’s, with a sampling of jazz from The Matthew Fries Trio and festival host Curtis Stigers. 7 p.m. Hotel McCall, 1101 N. Third St., McCall, 208-634-8105, hotelmccall.com. SUMMERFEST 2013—See Thursday. FREE-$65. mccallmusicsociety.org.

Art SUN VALLEY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL—Featuring the work of glass artist Marlene Rose. 10 a.m. FREE. Atkinson Park, 900 Third Ave. N., Ketchum.

Kids & Teens SNOOZE AT THE ZOO FAMILY OVERNIGHT—Activities, games, art projects and up-close animal encounters are part of the adventure. Light evening snack, breakfast and covered sleeping areas provided. For children 7 and older. Parent/guardian must be present throughout the entire program. 7 p.m. $40-$50. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-384-4125, zooboise. org.

MCCALL JAZZ FEST—Featuring music by Curtis Stigers, Paul Tillotson Trio, Matt Munisteri and more. Benefits Shepherd’s Home. See Picks, Page 16. 3:30 p.m. $25-$35. McCall Golf Course, 925 Fairway Drive, McCall, 208-208-634-7200, curtisstigers.com. NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—Check out the work of more than 130 artists and crafters at this three-day event and fundraiser for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Featuring jewelry, painting, sculpture, whimsical yard art, food concessions and activities for children. 10 a.m. FREE. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard at 16th Avenue North, Nampa, 208-468-5858, sunvalleycenter.org.

On Stage

SATURDAY AUG. 10

KING RICHARD III—See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Festivals & Events LIPSINC: THE ’80S—See Friday. Reserve a seat at 208-368-0405. 8:30 p.m. $20, lipsinc.net. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313.

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Concerts STEVE EATON AND MIKE SANDERS CONCERT—Beverages available for purchase and coolers are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Program. 6 p.m. $20. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. idahofoodbank.org. SUMMERFEST 2013—See Thursday. FREE-$65. mccallmusicsociety.org.

Art SUN VALLEY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 10 a.m. FREE. Atkinson Park, 900 Third Ave. N., Ketchum.

Sports & Fitness BAM JAM 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL—Check out Idaho’s biggest three-on-three basketball tournament, held all day on the streets of downtown Boise. Center court will be located at the intersection of Sixth and Bannock streets. See Picks, Page 17. 8 a.m. $100-$140. Idaho State Capitol streets, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-4339705, bamjamboise.com.

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DIRTY DASH—Run through a muddy obstacle course on your way to glory. See Picks, Page 17. 8 a.m. $55. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, 30 Bogus Creek Road, Boise, dirtydash.com.

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LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS

VENGEANCE IN THE VALLEY— TVR All-Stars vs. Junction City Trainwrecks. Tickets available at Thomas Hammer. 6 p.m. $10. Centurylink Arena, 233 Capitol Blvd., Boise, treasurevalleyrollergirls.net.

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8 DAYS OUT Kids & Teens AFTER-HOURS SURVIVOR’S PARTY—Teen survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse Survival School party in the book stacks while the library is closed. 5 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208297-6700, adalib.org.

SUNDAY AUG. 11 Festivals & Events NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—See Saturday. 11 a.m. FREE. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard at 16th Avenue North, Nampa.

On Stage KING RICHARD III—See Friday. 7 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Concerts MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Live concerts every Sunday in front of Redfish Lake Lodge. Featuring Jean Jolley. 4 p.m. FREE, Redfish Lake Lodge, Hwy. 75 to Redfish Lake Road, Stanley, 208-7743536, musicfromstanley.com. SUMMERFEST 2013—See Thursday. FREE-$65. mccallmusicsociety.org.

Art

Talks & Lectures

TUESDAY AUG. 13

FOSSIL FUELS AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY OPTIONS—Guest speaker Dave Christensen discusses global warming, with a focus on the government’s recent climate change program. Call to RSVP. 3 p.m. FREE. Heatherwood Retirement Community, 5277 Kootenai St., Boise, 208-345-2150.

Festivals & Events BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY—People ages 17 to 25 get excited about going back to school as part of Idaho’s Go On Initiative. Featuring free activities, coupons, giveaways and games. 4 p.m. FREE. Broadview University, 750 E. Gala Court, Meridian, 1-866-253-7744, broadviewuniversity.edu.

WEDNESDAY AUG. 14

SALSA FESTIVAL—Celebrate local tomatoes in the form of delicious salsa. Events throughout the day, plus kids activities and bounce house, food, local beer and live music. Contest for amateur and professionally made tomato salsas. 4 p.m. FREE. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-389-4769, northendnursery.com.

On Stage KING RICHARD III—See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Literature

On Stage

BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit, critique and encourage each other’s work. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET— A barber returns to London to exact revenge on the judge who abducted his wife and sentenced him to exile in this musical thriller. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.

MIXED MUSES: POETRY WORKSHOP—Learn about ekphrastic techniques with Boise Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh. Open to writers of all levels, but space is limited. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-4077529, mixedmusesworkshop. eventbrite.com.

Literature WHEN YOUR HONEY-DO DONE GONE—Local Author L. Fortunati discusses her book about widowhood. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org.

Talks & Lectures GEOTHERMAL BOISE—A discussion of Boise’s geothermal system. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Micron Business and Economics Building, 2360 University Drive, Boise, boisestate. edu.

SUN VALLEY ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 10 a.m. FREE. Atkinson Park, 900 Third Ave. N., Ketchum.

Sports & Fitness BAM JAM 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL—See Saturday. 8 a.m. $100-$140. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705, bamjamboise.com.

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MONDAY AUG. 12 Concerts MICHELLE MURRAY’S MY FINISH LINE MUSIC AND MOVIE TOUR—Michelle Murray performs country music, sharing the story of former Indy car driver Sam Schmidt. Followed by a meet-and-greet. 10 a.m. FREE. Access Vans of Idaho, 6893 Supply Way, Boise, 208-385-7647, accessvansid.com.

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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE WEDNESDAY AUG. 7

SOUL SERENE—7:45 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club

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

POSSUM LIVIN’—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS—With Ugly Hussy. 9 p.m. $10. The Crux

STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

STEVE MILLER BAND—See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $30-$60. Idaho Center

ALIVE AFTER FIVE: BEN TAYLOR, GRANDMA KELSEY—5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

SUBLIME—With Rome and Iration. 8 p.m. $35-$55. Revolution

CAUSTIC CASANOVA—With Obscured by the Sun and Exploding Head Trick. 7 p.m. $5. Shredder THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS—8 p.m. $15-$45. Knitting Factory

THURSDAY AUG. 8

JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub

BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

BOISE CELLO COLLECTIVE—7 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel

KEVIN KIRK

FRIDAY AUG. 9 ALAN JACKSON—6 p.m. $40$60. Idaho Center BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION FESTIVAL—Featuring Todd Snider, Turnpike Troubadors, Randy Rogers Band and more. 4 p.m. $15-$106. Challis

BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION FESTIVAL—Featuring Dale Watson and the Lonestars, Micky and the Motorcars and more. 5 p.m. $15-$106. Challis.

BUCKSKIN BIBLE REVUE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

FOGHORN STRINGBAND—7:30 p.m. $10. Linen Building

FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

GRIND OR DIE TOUR—9:30 p.m. $5. Liquid

PATIO CONCERT SERIES: FRIM FRAM FELLAS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE LIKE ITS—8 p.m. FREE. Ice Bouquet

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BROTHERS COMATOSE—With Fiddle Junkies. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux

DAN C. TRUCK STOP TRIO— 8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

YELLOW RED SPARKS—With Starlings Murmurations and Ronnie & The Reagans. 8:30 p.m. $5. Red Room RACHAEL SNYDER AND A TASTY JAMM—6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue SOUL SERENE—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TITLE WAVE—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

SATURDAY AUG. 10 ARSENIC ADDICTION—With The Dark Harlequin, Thirion and Blasphemous Creation. 7 p.m. $5. Shredder BRAUN BROTHERS REUNION FESTIVAL— Featuring Redd Volkaert, Reckless Kelly and more. 1 p.m. $15-$106. Challis

STEVE MILLER BAND, AUG. 8, IDAHO CENTER How to Archer, a primer on all things secret agent, Sterling Archer (the title character of FX’s animated show Archer) offers advice on how to get a table at a fancy restaurant: Make reservations under the name Steve Miller because no one seems to know what he looks like. Though Miller’s face may not be a familiar one, Steve Miller Band’s songs are a ubiquitous element in the American musical canon—not surprising, considering 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s 1973 album, The Joker. The band is making a stop in Boise this week, so you can see what the joking/smoking/midnight-toking space cowboy actually looks like. —Amy Atkins

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Thursday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m., $29.50-$59.50. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., 208-442-3232, idahocenter.com.

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CHUCK SMITH—With Dan Costello. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DAUGHERTY—With Three Doors Down. 7 p.m. $30-$55. Idaho

SOUL SERENE—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

BODY PARTS—7 p.m. FREE. The Crux

TOM HOGARD—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

MATISYAHU—7:30 p.m. $25$60. Knitting Factory BLUEPRINT—With Illumneye and Customary. 8 p.m. $6 Shredder

Center DIRTY DASH DECK PARTY— With Sherpa. 1 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

STEELY DAN, AUG. 11, IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN This week, it’s all about the over-40 set. While the young ’uns are rockin’ out somewhere, those who’ve gone gray will be headed to the Idaho Center for the Steve Miller Band (Listen Here, Page 21) or unpacking picnics and unfolding lawn chairs at Idaho Botanical Garden, waiting for the unmistakable sounds of Steely Dan. Founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have been playing together for nearly 50 years. Their unmatched ability to take hypnotic harmonies, hooky melodies, unexpected timing and a fusion of pop, R&B, funk and jazz makes for music so easy to listen to, it can be atmospheric. But a closer listen— which you can have live and in person on Sunday, Aug. 11— reveals a whole world of Steely Dan characters and places. —Amy Atkins 7 p.m., $60. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KAYLIE ELDREDGE AND RON DINO—6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue KEN HARRIS—With Rico Weisman, Don Cunningham and Lawson Hill. 6 p.m. FREE. Burger Time MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES—With Jared James Nichols. 8 p.m. $8. Knitting Factory FORREST DAY—10 p.m. $5. Reef MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club RHYTHM RANGERS—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub HOT PATOOTIE—Glitterati Girls Burlesque. 9 p.m. $5. Neurolux

SUNDAY AUG. 11 DIRTY DASH DECK PARTY— With Great Bait. 1 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow ICARUS THE OWL—With a.k.a. Belle. 8 p.m. $5. Red Room JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s Pizza KRISTA HERRING AND NED EVETT—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s STEELY DAN—See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $60. Idaho Botanical Garden TERRY JONES—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill THE MENTORS—With Pottymouth and Social Antidote. 8 p.m. $8. Shredder

MONDAY AUG. 12 1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $3. Liquid

TRUTH AND SALVAGE CO.— With Wes Sheffield and guests. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

TUESDAY AUG. 13 DUM SPIRO SPERO—With Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats and Fleet Street Klezmer Band. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux HONKY TONK HOEDOWN—With Reilly Coyote, Possum Livin’ and Idyltime. 8 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

ALIVE AFTER FIVE: THE CLUMSY LOVERS, JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza JOSH RITTER AND THE ROYAL CITY BAND—With The Milk Carton Kids. 7 p.m. $30-$40. River Run Lodge JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s KEN HARRIS AND CARMEL CROCK—7 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow LEON RUSSELL—7:30 p.m. $28-$50. Knitting Factory MELVINS—With Honkys. 8 p.m. $17 adv., $20 door. Neurolux OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

NATHAN J. MOODY—With Amy Rose. 7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

THE RIDGELANDS—With Skittish-Itz. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder

BENEATH OBLIVION—With Elitist and Mariana. 7 p.m. $8. Shredder

PATIO CONCERT SERIES: GREG & JOHNNY—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

OPHELIA—With Emily Tipton Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

PATRICIA FOLKNER—6 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain-Parkcenter

RUN BOY RUN—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

WEDNESDAY AUG. 14

REBECCA SCOTT—7:45 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, SMALL CITY Broadway musicals at the Morrison Center HARRISON BERRY You don’t have to go to the Big Apple to experience the spectacle that is New York theater, you can stay right here in Boise and get a front-row seat with the Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series at the Morrison Center. According to Richard Klautsch—Boise State University’s Theater Department chair and a regular on stage at Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Boise Contemporary Theater—Broadway in Boise adds “scale and scope.” “The great thing is that it brings us productions of a scale that none of us [in Boise] can produce,” Klautsch said. In the spirit of the Great White Way, Broadway in Boise recently announced a slate of ambitious shows for its 2013-2014 season.

HELLO, DOLLY! MARCH 4-6

Artists gather to reinvent Freak Alley.

PAU L KOLNIK

Dolly is a matchmaker angling for the affections of the curmudgeonly Horace, while assisting young artist Ambrose in winning the hand of Horace’s niece. Meanwhile, Horace’s clerks, Cornelius and Barnaby, leave Yonkers, N.Y., for the Big Apple in search of loves of their own. As the romantic ties between characters become increasingly tangled, the action and hilarity reach a crescendo, which spills from a fancy New York restaurant into the night court.

FREAKS AND FISH

WICKED APRIL 16-MAY 4

CHICAGO SEPT. 13-15

GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT DEC. 2

Interracial love in 1950s Memphis, Tenn., was a lifedefining stigma. Then again, you could say the same thing about the early days of rock music. 208-426-1609 Huey Calhoun is a white radio shock jock who won his DJ job THE ADDAMS FAMILY spinning African-American rock DEC. 14-15 ’n’ roll on the airwaves. His secret love, the Before there was Wes Anderson and his musically talented Felicia—an African-Amerifilms about neurotic prodigies, there was can—is torn by her love for Huey and the fear The Addams Family. The forebearers of the that their relationship could doom them both. Tenenbaums include billionaire pinstriped Together they navigate racial tension and the paterfamilias Gomez; his beloved wife Morchanging face of rock ’n’ roll. ticia; and the Addams children, Pugsley and Wednesday (among other assorted oddball relatives). The story centers on Wednesday, MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER who has grown to adulthood and fallen in CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS love with a smart but conspicuously normal NOV. 27 young man whom her parents have never met. Chip Davis vehicle Mannheim Steamroller is set to bowl over Boise audiences Wednesday, When she tells her father about her secret love, she puts Gomez in the awkward position of Nov. 27. The group went big after its 1984 having to withhold information from his wife album, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, about their daughter’s decidedly un-sinister, spawning 12 Christmas albums, including A non-murderous beau. Fresh Aire Christmas and Christmas in the Aire. At this Broadway in Boise event, the band will play Christmas songs from across its recording career.

JOAN MARCUS

Vaudevillian Velma Kelly and chorus girl Roxie Hart are stage performers serving time for murder in the Cook County Jail, hoping to turn their murderess-of-the-week notoriety into career reboots with the help of Billy Flynn, a lawyer with a knack for springing his clients and turning them into media sensations.

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Dissatisfaction with blase suburban existence fueled the music of the 1990s, but few of the bands that mined loathing for perfectly manicured front yards have had the longevity of San Francisco punk outfit Green Day. American Idiot, a musical based on the band’s 2004 album of the same name, tells the story of the generation that came of age in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, through the eyes of seven people living in a chaotic world and in relationships that aren’t always what they seem. It’s a story about lives built upon— FRED MEYER BROADWAY and sometimes ruined by—sex, IN BOISE 2013-14 SEASON drugs and war, all set to the Morrison Center, anthems of American Idiot. 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane,

Everyone in Oz has a backstory, including Elphaba—better known as the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West. This musical explains Elphaba’s sympathetic origins. A loyal sister to the Wicked Witch of the East, she gave her sister her trademark ruby pumps. At first no ally to Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, the two become friends just in time to discover the treachery and corruption of the Wizard’s government.

The Broadway in Boise series is a coup for theatergoers—and for theater students at Boise State, whom the Morrison Center hires as stagehands for each show. When Wicked made its Boise debut in 2011, students spent weeks preparing the Morrison Center stage for this visually ambitious musical. “It’s a great opportunity for our students,” Klautsch said. But in true Broadway fashion, the emphasis is on the audience. The 2013-14 season has comedy, tragedy and everything in between— including reprises of record-breaking performances and new engagements of big-name shows. “This marks the biggest Broadway series in the Center’s history,” said Morrison Center Executive Director James Patrick.

Boise is a tidy city, with its forest of banks and well cared for downtown shops, but duck into the alley connecting Eighth and Ninth streets—between Bannock and Idaho—and you enter a labyrinth where pigs fly and hummingbirds dip their beaks into gramophone horns. From cartoons to fine art, the political to the fanciful, Freak Alley Gallery is a riot of colors and subjects—and a Boise institution since 2002, when Colby Akers and, as he said, a “couple of street kids” started painting in the old Moon’s alley access. Since then, the street art gallery—with its inimitable funk of Eighth Street restaurant Dumpsters—has grown to encompass the length of the alley. On Saturday, Aug. 3, artists descended on the space to paint over the old and paint on the new. This year marks the third annual Freak Alley reinvention, which culminates in a public showing Saturday, Aug. 10. Akers said as many as 65 artists will take part—fewer than in some years, but “I like it a little more manageable,” he said. Artists are curated by a committee comprised of Akers, business owners and maintenance staff. “Very rarely do we turn people away, unless it’s for space,” Akers said. Though the steering committee is informal, Akers said the plan is to save enough money to file for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Then Freak Alley can support its artists in other projects. It’s part of the communal spirit that animates Boise’s most social gallery. “I know it’s bigger than me, so I have to let it do [what it wants to do],” Akers said. In other gallery news, Ed Anderson—who started the Fulton Street Showroom in 2011 but bowed out after the birth of his twin daughters—is returning not only to his former gallery home (behind Renewal Furniture at 850 Fulton St.), but will curate for fellow BODO locations Solid and Front Street Brokers. On Thursday, Aug. 8, Anderson opens Fish Spots—a fishing-themed show to benefit Reel Recovery, which helps men deal with cancer through fishing. The exhibition will feature local art and photography from Josh Udesen, (who will receive an in-studio critique from Travis Swartz, aka “Hank Patterson,” of the YouTube fly-fishing comedy series), Bryan Huskey, Josh Prestin and Anderson, as well as several national artists. Work will be shown at Fulton Street Showroom, Solid and Front Street Brokers, with an opening reception at 7 p.m. —Zach Hagadone

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A PAIR OF GREAT DANES A Hijacking and The Hunt arrive in back-toback screenings GEORGE PRENTICE A Hijacking or The Hunt? You needn’t choose between them. The happenstance of A HIJACKING (R) (Mads Mikkelsen), a international waters. two Danish films opening on local screens Directed by Tobias Lindholm passive kindergarten In fact, the film never one week apart is a rarity, but each film is teacher in a tiny Danish attempts to deconstruct gripping in its own ways. And though they Starring Soren Malling, Pilou Asbaek and hunting community. are strikingly different, they have one thing the moral fabric of its Roland Moller When Klara (Anvillains. Their motive is in common: both were written by Tobias Opens Friday, August 9, at The Flicks nika Wedderkopp), simple: money and lots Lindholm. the young daughter of it. Soon after comIt has been nearly a year since I saw both of Lucas’ best friend, mandeering a Danish films at the 2012 Toronto International Film freighter, Somali pirates radio the ship’s owners makes up a false story about Lucas, a child Festival and not until I watched both again psychologist pries deeper. Klara’s confusion demanding $15 million or the ship will be recently in anticipation of their Boise debuts about the psychologist’s leading questions filled with the blood of its crew. at The Flicks (A Hijacking opens Friday, results in an over-analysis by adults in Klara’s But the ship’s Aug. 9; The Hunt life, which in turn devolves into whispers, owners are opens Friday, Copenhagen-based accusation and scandal. When Klara attempts Aug. 16) was I to recant the falsehood, it’s too late—mob rule executives accusreminded how fine has taken control of their village and Lucas is tomed to delicate they both are. negotiations, using in the hunters’ crosshairs. A HijackThere is much to admire about The Hunt— finesse and nuance ing, which was particularly director Thomas Vinterberg’s meato get what they also directed by want. Their inabil- sured editing and perfect marriage of natural Lindholm, is a sound and image. ity to truly grasp contemporary But above all, there is Mikkelsen’s Lucas. single-minded terdrama of sea pirorism adds to the You might know Mikkelsen as the villain racy. Instead of an Le Chiffre in Casino Royale or as the title film’s dread. overblown, overly THE HUNT (R) character in the new NBC drama HanniHours pass, paced action flick, bal. But in the role of Lucas—which earned then weeks and A Hijacking is the Directed by Thomas Vinterberg Mikkelsen the Best Actor Award at the 2012 months, as the excruharrowing chronicle of Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen Cannes Film Festival—he has truly become ciating negotiations how, more often than and Anne Louise Hassing what The New York Times called “a face of continue. No end-ofnot, there is no heroic Opens Friday, August 16, at The Flicks the resurgent Danish cinema.” It’s a transforthe-film spoilers here. rescue at sea. Negomative performance. You have to see it for tiating ransom with Make certain to catch both films: A Hijackyourself. terrorists is a stark 21st In screenwriter Lindholm’s dramatically dif- ing and The Hunt make for a superb Scandinacentury reality for those conglomerates that choose to navigate commercial vessels through ferent story, The Hunt, the protagonist is Lucas vian double feature.

SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings ARSENIC AND OLD LACE—A man discovers his two aunts are murderers in this dark comedy from director Frank Capra. Starring Cary Grant. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org. ZERO DARK THIRTY—Academy Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow directs this film based on the story of SEAL Team Six, the special ops team that killed Osama bin Laden. Thursday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m. FREE. Library at Hill-

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crest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.

journey through the Sea of Monsters/ (PG) Opens Wednesday, Aug. 7. Edwards 9, 22.

Opening

WE’RE THE MILLERS—Small-time pot dealer David Burke enlists the help of his stripper neighbor, Rose, and

CRYSTAL FAIRY—Michael Cera stars as Jamie, a young, irresponsible American traveling through Chile in search of a mystical hallucinogen. (R) Opens Friday, Aug. 9. The Flicks. PERCY JACKSON-SEA OF MONSTERS—Percy and his friends fight against a zombie army and the ultimate evil as they set out on a perilous

two teenagers to form a fake family in order to smuggle a large shipment in from Mexico for his supplier. Starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston and Ed Helms. (R) Opens Wednesday, Aug. 7. Edwards 9, 22.

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MAINSTREAM The upside of the Main Salmon

Era of Kickball Tournament proves it’s a game of the ages.

ANDREW MENTZER

COMPETITIVE SPIRIT After a full day on the water, it’s unlikely there’s a more tranquil setting than one of the white sand beaches adorning the banks of the Main Salmon River. The complete freedom that goes hand-in-hand with this stretch has become a requirement for many Idaho summer recreationists. Sure, it isn’t the Middle Fork, but in snowpack years like 2012-2013, it is absolutely the place to be. I had the pleasure of tackling the redheaded stepchild of the Middle Fork in late June, and while the degenerate little brother of Idaho’s staple river allows jet boats on its nether regions and doesn’t have the dramatically changing scenery of the Middle Fork— even the shuttle run is a pain, requiring a roughly 12-hour drive from put-in to takeout to pull off this 79-mile stretch (without a jet boat service)—it’s still a stunning trip. And with flows remaining near 5,000 cubic feet per second on the Main heading into August, the prospect of getting pinned on one of the many rock gardens of the upper Middle Fork doesn’t sound nearly as appealing. With a dismal snowpack and hot early season temps, boaters who pulled a Middle Fork permit for August will face an unfortunate reality that occurs on the undammed, natural flowing river—a very boney trek downstream through a whole lot of rocks. The Main Salmon’s handful of large rapids, epic scenery, thick forest and high mountain desert mix, huge beaches, sound fishing, exemplary bird watching and more relaxed pace make it a great four- to six-day run for intermediate boaters—or experts looking for a more relaxed option. With flows running at about 6,000 cfs at the put-in at Corn Creek, my group of 17 river rats lucked out. Point of reference: Last year, the Main was running at around 12,000 cfs on the same date. In the past, I have felt resentment at not having pulled a Middle Fork permit. This year, I was happy to be on the river and reconnecting with a stretch that I had long taken for granted. We spent the evening of June 24 at the put-in, rigging boats and half of our group greeted us at 6 p.m. aboard the Arctic Creek Lodge Jet Boat, and their three-and-a-half hour ride from Vinegar Creek near Riggins proved the more efficient approach. Our drive took more than eight hours from Boise. The next morning, we gathered around the U.S. Forest Service kiosk for our talkingto, offering info on new rapids, wildlife warnings, standard river etiquette and a few safety tips before we double checked our rigging and jumped in the boats. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Afternoon showers didn’t dampen our run through Rainier Rapid or an evening of revelry at the large, sandy Blackadar camp. Good company sharing old river stories under an unpredictable Central Idaho sky—one of the finer experiences in life. Day two brought us through the recently created Black Creek Rapid—the result of a flash flood. Cooler temps lingered, so we stopped for a soak at Hot Tub hot springs—a large pour-over pool. That night we set up at Magpie camp, a beautiful, treed, sandy beach. A nice recirculating pool just upstream made for a bountiful go at the Main’s native cutthroat population. We cooked dinner before endeavoring to celebrate an unplanned, impromptu birthday bash for one of our group. We proceeded to pass a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey before establishing a wheelbarrow race beer chug course. On day three, the weather cleared and we were treated to the most whitewater action of the Main. The rancorous Class 3-4 series comprised of Bailey, Five Mile, Split Rock, Big Mallard and Elkhorn rapids comes on quickly, and can make or break your Main Salmon experience. Most of the Main is fairly timid, but this sequence is the exception to the rule. With large pour-overs, sticky holes and a few tricky sneaker lines, day three on the Main certainly gets the blood flowing. On Big Mallard Rapid, my solo line left was smooth, apart from kissing the edge of a giant boat-eater hole at the rapid’s exit. The interface between my boat and the hole was so jarring that I spilled my giant plastic goblet of mixed nuts, which I had precariously strapped to the cooler in front of me. Then, the fifth boat in the line miscalculated its way directly into the hole. With the next rapid just around the corner and all four boats upstream—and unable to corral the flipped, unmanned boat—I rowed hard, tied the now fully unraveled bowline to my frame and dug hard back to the nearest eddy. Not an hour later and another boat flipped on a Class 2 rapid. It can happen to

anyone. A member of our group cited a piece of river wisdom that they had picked up along the way, “There are two types of boaters: Those who have flipped and those who are going to flip.” We made it into Pain Creek camp without any more mishaps and set up shop for costume night. The hilarity of the garb lifted the spirits of those who had the misfortune of flipping a boat that day. The next morning, two of the more adventurous from our group swam across the river to partake in a daring rite of passage on the Main—the Pain Creek cliff jump. The roughly 70-foot freefall isn’t the tricky part, getting up there is. A treacherous shuffle up a poison ivy-covered bank to a loose rocky overhang is more likely to claim your life than the jump itself. Fortunately, they made it without incident and enjoyed the camp-wide cheers across the river. Day four, we took on a relaxed pace down to Buckskin Bills alcove, where we stopped for a refresher course on some Idaho wilderness history and topped off the coolers with ice. We passed Mackay Bar through Ludwig Rapid before setting up camp at a swimming hole. Day five, we made our way through a handful of timid rollers, Class 2 rapids and a ton of flat water before setting up our last night’s camp at Maxwell Bar. This enormous white sandbar with adjacent creek and huge recirculating eddy made for a nice afternoon of paco pad floating, wallowing and fishing. The trip had gone in the blink of an eye, and we all started to get that old feeling that we would have to go back to reality all too soon. Day six, we had a short, 8-mile run to Chittam Rapid and the Vinegar Creek takeout. Despite a pair of flipped boats and some unpredictable weather, the trip was a success. While the Middle Fork remains Idaho’s premier river, don’t pass up a chance to run the Main. It has proven to be a nice alternative, especially in low water years—with epic camps, beautiful scenery, solid fishing, storied history and a few nice rapids to boot.

Regardless of whether you’re a Type A or Type B personality—or possibly Type C, if that exists—everyone has a little competitive spirit. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities to show your skills, whether you long to trounce your challengers or just want some good-natured bragging rights. Hard-core competitors who enjoy flying down the face of a mountain still have time to sign up for Wild Rockies’ Tamarack Resort Enduro Race and State Downhill Race, offering two days of downhill bike racing Saturday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 11. Racers will hitch a ride to the top of the Tamarack ski hill on one of the resort’s chairlifts to access the course, which runs from above Merlin to Firebird and around the Jump Park. Organizers say there are no extreme sections on the route, making it suitable for both cross-countr y and trail bikes. Participants can take practice runs after the lift opens at 9 a.m. each day, with races starting at noon. While anyone can participate, only those with a USA Cycling license will be in the running for the championship. Advance registration is available online at wildrockiesracing.com or on-site on the first day of racing. Entry costs depend on the category, but range from $25-$45, in addition to the $15 lift ticket. A one-day licence can be purchased for $10. Tamarack is also offering lodging specials over the weekend. Those who prefer their competition to be firmly in the beer league category still have time to register for Gameday Sports’ annual kickball tournament Saturday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Aug. 18, at Ann Morrison Park. This year’s tournament is a themed affair dubbed the Era of Kickball Tournament, with teams dressing as a particular era depending on which division they play in. Teams are guaranteed to play at least three games as the field is winnowed, but even those who are knocked out of contention for the title can check out food trucks and—considering one of the event’s sponsors is Payette Brewing Company—some tasty beverages. There’s also talk of a giant inflatable waterslide, and who can resist a giant inflatable waterslide? If you want to join the fun, get a move on—the registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 9, and costs $250 per team. Register, get more details and check out what’s in the works for fall at gamedayboise.com. —Deanna Darr

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LAU R IE PEAR M AN

FAC EB OOK .C OM / M YTHIC ALM U NC HIES

MYTHICAL SLIDERS AND TEMPTING TERIYAKI

This truck is not a figment of your imagination.

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RIESLING REVOLUTION Giving the misunderstood grape another try TARA MORGAN

It’s hard to miss Mythical Munchies. Not only is the new food truck sizzling hot pink but it’s tricked out with an illustration of a unicorn spewing a purple and teal rainbow. “Basically, the food on the truck is the stuff that I like to eat,” said owner Tony Napier. “It’s all inspired by primarily comfort food. I was raised in Kentucky, so that kind of Southern tradition of comfort food; just things that taste good. Sliders are the main dish on the truck now, so we’ll have a bleu cheese slider, a chicken slider and also a meatloaf slider.” Though the slider isn’t exactly innovative on the food truck scene, Mythical Munchies has come up with some unique names for its fare: the bleu cheese and bacon sliders are dubbed Stinky Rainbows, the meatloaf sliders are called Oaf Loafs and the sweet potato fries have been christened Unicorn Hair. Oh, and there are also the Powdered Rubies: deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on sourdough. “It’s not greasy at all; it’s almost the consistency of a donut,” said Napier. Mythical Munchies will be parked at Teleperformance, 9324 W. Emerald St., during the week, and in a lot at Sixth and Idaho streets in Boise Friday and Saturday nights. “We have a contract with a private parking lot there,” said Napier. For more info on Mythical Munchies, visit mythicalmunchies.com or facebook.com/ mythicalmunchies. In other opening news, Yokozuna Teriyaki is taking over the former Baguette Deli space in the Idaho Building at 276 N. Eighth St. The casual teriyaki, noodle and sushi joint plans to open its doors in downtown Boise by mid-August. Yokozuna’s original location is housed in the Vista Village Shopping Center at 824 S. Vista Ave., and its second location is situated at 2031 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian. And in closing news, Yokozuna’s neighbor, Stan’s Charbroiled Hot Dogs, announced it will shut its doors as of Sunday, Sept. 1. “To all our friends and customers: Stan’s will be closing our full-service restaurant in the Vista Village Shopping Center on Sept 1. We will be relocating, but it will take some time so please watch for our new location,” Stan’s posted on its Facebook page. “For our patrons who have been supporting our cart, you all need to convince Jolene to keep that going at least during lunch time after Sept. 1. Thank you all for the past six plus years of patronage.” —Tara Morgan

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Near the registers at the Boise Co-op Wine Shop, a display boasts several types of dry rose. The color palette ranges from light coral to deep salmon, and customers scoop up bottles by the armload. Not so long ago, most wines this hue—blush or white zinfandel—were confined to the bottom shelves at gas stations. Now, demand for rose is through the roof. “If you spoke to sommeliers about roses a decade ago, the conversation would have focused on the frustration of persuading an unwilling public to give them a try,” wrote Eric Asimov in a July 18 New York Times article. “Now, the public in the summer wants little else.” So what changed? American wine drinkers shed their preconceptions about sweet pink wine and began to embrace the wide world of drier, more complex roses. A similar movement is changing the image of another wine scoffed at by American consumers: riesling. “It’s one of the world’s greatest grapes. It’s just a beautiful noble variety and it certainly deserves to be treated with the same respect that cabernet and chardonnay and pinot noir get. But for whatever reason—because of its tendency to yield large quantities—American producers going way back to the ’60s and ’70s were producing it very inexpensively and not in very interesting styles,” explained Greg Koenig, winemaker at Koenig Distillery and Winery. “So now it’s kind of associated with a maximum $10 a bottle—preferably $6-$7 a bottle—simple, not very interesting, but slightly sweet wine. But it can make tremendous wines of depth and character.” Koenig Winery, which was crowned USA Wine Producer of the Year at the 2013 China Wine and Spirits Awards, produced three rieslings under its own label last year, in addition to providing custom crush work and bottling for three other vineyards: Bitner, Williamson and 3 Horse Ranch. The styles ranged from dry to off-dry, late-harvest to syrupy ice wine and won numerous awards—and clocked in at around 20 percent residual sugar. Idaho, it turns out, has an ideal climate for growing riesling. “This is an awesome grape for Idaho,” said Leslie Preston, owner of Coiled Wines, which recently released its second vintage of dry riesling. “I think, in particular, we have really well-draining soils here and I think that contributes a lot to the fruit characters that we get in our rieslings. I think pretty consistently in Idaho you get more of the riper characteristics of rieslings—stone fruit, nectarine, apricot and peach. If grown in a much cooler climate, it would be more of an austere style, so a little

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more steely, a little more minerally.” Last year’s high temperatures demanded Preston harvest her grapes (from a single block at Skyline Vineyards) four weeks earlier than the previous year. This year’s vintage rings in at 0.7 percent residual sugar to balance the wine’s acidity, but she’s interested in playing between 0.4 and 0.6 percent in the future. “I’m going for a drier style of riesling because I feel like that’s what most people around here are interested in,” said Preston. “I feel like the vast majority of resistance to the grape is people expect it to be really, really sweet. To me, the main message that I want to get out there to people is riesling can be as dry as any other wine; it’s a grape and the sweetness level is a stylistic choice that the winemaker makes.” Preston is hoping to spread the word about her dry riesling—and Idaho rieslings, in general—by starting a Riesling Revolution. “Basically the idea is just trying to make riesling seem a little edgier, appeal to a younger crowd,” said Preston. “I feel like if we can reach a younger crowd and get them excited about riesling, that it’s going to catch on.” A similar effort has already taken shape across the country, where hundreds of restaurants, wine bars and retailers are participating in the Summer of Riesling, which requires them to feature three to four rieslings by the glass (two from Germany) all summer long. Idaho’s Riesling Revolution doesn’t yet go beyond T-shirts and postcards, which feature a hand thrust triumphantly skyward, gripping a long-necked bottle of riesling. But Preston has been getting her 2012 riesling onto by-the-glass lists at restaurants like Mai Thai and Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria. “For people who really love wine, especially sommeliers, riesling is often their favorite grape because it is so food-versatile ... yet so many people have tried to get the word out there and yet the general public is just like, ‘I don’t like riesling,’” said Preston. According to Divit Cardoza at the Co-op Wine Shop (full disclosure: Cardoza is my boy-

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LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. CV OC 12 14587, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, Moon Lake Ranch Owners Association, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Mitchell Buich and Janet Buich, Defendants. TO: MITCHELL BUICH AND JANET BUICH You have been sued by Moon Lake Ranch Owners Association, the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 12 14587. The nature of the claim against you is for unpaid homeowner association assessments, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court at: Clerk of the Court Ada County Courthouse 200 W. Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702-7300, Telephone: (208) 287-6900 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at: Jeremy O. Evans of VIAL FOTHERINGHAM LLP, 12828 LaSalle Dr Ste 101 Boise, ID 83702 Telephone 208-629-4567 Facsimile 208-392-1400. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. DATE: JULY 18 2012. BY: CHRISTOPHER D. RICH, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: /s/ LUTOLEDO, Deputy Clerk Pub. July 24, 31, Aug. 7, & 14, 2013.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings,” says author Elizabeth Gilbert. I recommend that you experiment with this subversive idea, Aries. Just for a week, see what happens if you devote yourself to making yourself feel really good. I mean risk going to extremes as you pursue happiness with focused zeal. Try this: Draw up a list of experiences that you know will give you intense pleasure, and indulge in them all without apology. And please don’t fret about the possible consequences of getting crazed with joy. Be assured that the cosmos is providing you with more slack than usual. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits,” writes Taurus author Annie Dillard, “but instead am wandering awed about on a splintered wreck I’ve come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air.” I recommend you try on her perspective for size. For now, just forget about scrambling after perfection. At least temporarily, surrender any longing you might have for smooth propriety. Be willing to live without neat containment and polite decorum. Instead, be easy and breezy. Feel a generous acceptance for the messy beauty you’re embedded in. Love your life exactly as it is, with all of its paradoxes and mysteries. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Studies show that when you’re driving a car, your safest speed is five mph higher than the average rate of traffic. Faster than that, though, and the danger level rises. Traveling more slowly than everyone else on the road also increases your risk of having an accident. Applying these ideas metaphorically, I’d like to suggest you take a similar approach as you weave your way through life’s challenges in the coming week. Don’t dawdle and plod. Move a little swifter than everyone else, but don’t race along at a breakneck pace. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The key theme this week is relaxed intensification. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to heighten and strengthen your devotion to things that are important to you—but in ways that make you feel more serene and self-possessed. To accomplish this, you will have to ignore the conventional wisdom, which falsely asserts that going deeper and giving more of yourself require you to increase your stress levels. You do indeed have a great potential for going deeper and giving more of yourself, but only if you also become more at peace with yourself and more at home in the world.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Last year a young Nebraska entrepreneur changed his name from Tyler Gold to Tyrannosaurus Rex Gold. He said it was a way of giving him greater name recognition as he worked to build his career. Do you have any interest in making a bold move like that, Leo? The coming weeks would be a good time for you to think about adding a new twist to your nickname or title or self-image. But I recommend something less sensationalistic and more in line with the qualities you’d actually like to cultivate in the future. I’m thinking of something like Laughing Tiger or Lucky Lion or Wily Wildcat. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): African American jazz singer Billie Holiday was the great-granddaughter of a slave. By the time she was born in 1915, black people in the South were no longer “owned” by white “masters,” but their predicament was still extreme. Racism was acute and debilitating. Here’s what Holiday wrote in her autobiography: “You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.” Nothing you experience is remotely as oppressive as what she experienced, Virgo. But I’m wondering if you might suffer from a milder version of it. Is any part of you oppressed and inhibited even though your outward circumstances are technically unconstrained? If so, now’s the time to push for more freedom. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): What resounding triumphs and subtle transformations have you accomplished since your last birthday? How have you grown and changed? Are there any ways you have dwindled or drooped? The next few weeks will be an excellent time to take inventory of these things. Your own evaluations will be most important, of course. You’ve got to be the ultimate judge of your own character. But you should also solicit the feedback of people you trust. They may be able to help you see clues you’ve missed. If, after weighing all the evidence, you decide you’re pleased with how your life has unfolded these past 10 to 11 months, I suggest you celebrate your success. Throw yourself a party or buy yourself a reward or climb to the top of a mountain and unleash a victory cry. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Monmouth Park in New Jersey hosts regular horse races from May through November. During one such event in 2010, a horse named Thewifenoseeverything finished first, just ahead of another nag named Thewifedoesntknow. I suspect that there will be a comparable outcome in your life sometime soon. Revelation will trump secrecy. Whoever is hid-

ing information will lose out to anyone who sees and expresses the truth. I advise you to bet on the option that’s forthcoming and communicative, not the one that’s furtive and withholding. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You have both a poetic and a cosmic license to stretch yourself. It’s best not to go too far, of course. You should stop before you obliterate all boundaries, break all taboos and smash all precedents. But you’ve certainly got the blessings of fate if you seek to disregard some boundaries, shatter some taboos and outgrow some precedents. While you’re at it, you might also want to shed a few pinched expectations and escape an irrelevant limitation or two. It’s time to get as big and brave and brazen as you dare. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): When I was 19, a thug shot me in the butt with a shotgun at close range. To this day, my body contains the 43 pellets. They have caused some minor health problems, and I’m always queasy when I see a gun. But I don’t experience any routine suffering. What’s your own personal equivalent of my trauma, Capricorn? A sickness that racked you when you were young? A difficult breakup with your first love? The death of someone you cared about? Whatever it was, I suspect you have the power to reach a new level of freedom from that pain. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Want to take full advantage of the sexy vibes that are swirling around in your vicinity? One thing you could do is whisper the following provocations in the ear of anyone who would respond well to a dose of boisterous magic. No. 1: “Corrupt me with your raw purity, baby; beguile me with your raucous honesty.” No. 2: “I finally figured out that one of the keys to eternal happiness is to be easily amused. Want me to show you how that works?” No. 3: “I dare you to quench my thirst for spiritual sensuality.” No. 4: “Let’s trade clothes and pretend we’re each other’s higher selves.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some people put their faith in religion or science or political ideologies. English novelist J.G. Ballard placed his faith elsewhere: in the imagination. “I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world,” he wrote, “to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” As you make your adjustments and reconfigure your plans, Pisces, I suggest you put your faith where Ballard did. Your imagination is far more potent and dynamic than you realize—especially right now.

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