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TRICK OR TREAT, PLEASE Some Boise residents want Harrison Boulevard to share the Halloween love FEATURE 13

UP IN SMOKE The smoldering effects of Sun Valley’s summer wildfires ARTS 28

STAR TURN Star Moxley puts her costume creations center stage in new show SCREEN 29

GET LOST All Redford all the time in All is Lost

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IS THIS BURNING AN ETERNAL FLAME? Three out of four is plenty bad. Next to the Rim Fire in California, this summer Idaho hosted three of the largest wildfires in the country: the Beaver Creek Fire, which claimed more than 110,000 acres; the Elk Complex, which burned more than 131,000 acres; and the Pony Complex, which devoured nearly 150,000 acres. Like every fire season—and 2012 was no small affair, either, with a total of 1.66 million acres burned in Idaho alone, making it the most charred state that year—we’ll wipe our collective brow and say, “Whew, dodged another one.” Idaho’s blazes are all but out, but the damage is still being tallied. In the Wood River Valley alone, where the Beaver Creek Fire forced evacuations in Ketchum, Sun Valley and surrounding towns, the costs of suppression topped $25 million—and that’s not counting the millions lost from a truncated tourist season. But we were lucky, considering that the loss of homes could have been so much worse, especially in a highly populated area like Ketchum. And as in previous years, residents in fireaffected areas clean up, budget appropriately and move on. The same thing is happening in Washington, D.C., as the government shutdown collapses into a smoldering mess. As with the fires, the government’s conflagration resulted in the loss of untold riches and damaged the country’s reputation: How safe is your investment in the United States if it can’t keep the doors of its offices open? Why vacation in Idaho—buy property or open a business there—if it runs the risk of burning or getting choked with smoke each year? In burn-prone parts of Idaho, as with the government, the “closed’ sign has been flipped and we’re again accepting customers. By next month, the memory of both disasters will be hazy—forgotten by many if not most outside those directly affected. But both are catastrophes whose root causes remain. Our politics have become like overgrown forests—too much waste lying around, ready to ignite. Tired prejudices, ideologies that belong in the Antebellum South, and a level of opportunism that would be at home in a tin-pot dictatorship litter the floor of Congress like tinder-dry brush. This week, Boise Weekly looks at the impacts of the fire season on the Wood River Valley (Page 13). What to do about our current state of politics by self-immolation is another matter, but rest assured the coals will stay hot long enough for us to see them spark again. —Zach Hagadone

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LEGAL EAGLES The demand for free legal advice is so great that the monthly Street Law Clinic at the Boise Public Library is offering a second session focused on family law. Learn more at Citydesk.

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’MU R I C A A N D G U NZ … P E W - P E W! ” —Cindy Lee (, Citydesk, “Boise Police Officer After Shooting Dog: ‘Officers Never Want to Harm an Animal,’” Oct. 21, 2013)

HELPING THE HOMELESS Our story on programs aimed at reducing homelessness (BW, Feature, “Recovering the Homeless,” Oct. 16, 2013) struck a chord with some online commenters. Here’s what a few had to say: Great article. Great programs. Keeping people out of homelessness in the first place is another goal. For that we need housing that is affordable to a range of incomes, solid educational opportunities, work that pays a living wage, and adequate health care, including mental health services. The investment in stabilizing households at risk of homelessness is a fraction of the cost of re-housing; we can do better in Idaho. We are lucky to have programs like these, staffed with and run by caring and professional people. One way to help them is the upcoming Avenues for Hope campaign. CATCH scored big last year, and I’m guessing they’ll do as well or better this year. —2big2fail Thank you so much for this article. As a case manager for CATCH I see the results of families pulling up out of poverty and homeless survival. We are an anchor for every one of our families as they succeed in self-sufficiency. Many come back to share good news or ask for direction in harder times

years later. CATCH families are always part of CATCH. I am very proud and blessed to be a part of so many wonderful lives. —Beck Fenton

SAFE CYCLING News of two deaths in vehicle-on-bike hit-and-runs in the past month rattled the Boise community. Our story on what is, can or should be done to increase cyclist safety (BW, News, “Axle Anxiety: Boise’s Bicycling Dilemma,” Oct. 16, 2013) prompted some conversation online. Here’s a taste: Having not owned or driven an automobile since 1988 I am wondering if the written or driving test in Idaho even touches on bicycle commuters. If not, why not? And, since most, if not all, are required to take a drivers ed class why don’t those classes spend a week on safe bicycle riding? Isn’t that an educational opportunity wasted? —kurapatkin Kurapatkin is on to something with this idea (in the comment above) that, alongside drivers ed classes, there should be safe bicycle riding classes in schools. This would address the heart of the problem in two ways. It would teach young people how to ride safe and reduce bad and dangerous cycling behaviors. I see these behaviors present in many children riding to school and back, like going against traffic, riding in and

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out of traffic by taking the sidewalk, no lights, etc. But most importantly, by spending even a week or two riding a bike on the street and practicing safe cycling behaviors, young people would be instilled with the idea that cyclists are part of the transportation system. When they eventually get behind the wheel of a car, they will expect that there will be cyclists on the road. They will have the awareness each time they drive a motor vehicle that, “I need to watch for pedestrians and cyclists. I have the potential to injure or kill with this automobile.” I also believe that with such classes as part of our education system, more people would feel empowered to choose cycling as a viable form of transportation. Riding a bike in traffic can be very scary at first, but that fear goes away with familiarity and experience. By breaking the ice and getting young people on bikes and on the road in a safe, mentored environment, we plant the seed of awesomeness and self-empowerment of being a commuter cyclist. —Psycache Ziran Every day I drive to work I see anywhere from five-10 examples of horrible driving—running red lights or stop signs, texting, playing with an iPod, swerving in and out of lanes, holding up a lane of traffic to get into a Starbucks drive-through, driving too fast, too slow, or too stupid… And every day I see another five-10 examples of horrible bicycle riding. People are just oblivious and dumb. Other people get hurt by them. —Jason

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27,375-DAY DELIVERY Will future postmen even ring once? So I got out of bed a few days ago all excited to get writing on this column. This very column you’re reading now. But can you believe it!? It was snowing. Well hell, you don’t seriously expect me to deliver a column when it’s snowing outside, do you? Then the next time I was ready to get started, it rained. Granted, it wasn’t much rain. But rain’s rain, right? And that should be all you need to know to understand why I didn’t hunker down and get ’er done. This column, I mean. After that, it got hot again. And by the time it cooled down, it was night. Sure, I have electricity in the house, so it’s not like I’d be stumbling around in the dark looking for an opening line. But I also have air conditioning to keep it cool, just like I have a roof to keep the snow and rain out. “So why,” you’re thinking, “did it take so long for me to get humping on this column?” Well then, obviously, you’re not aware of the Columnists’ Creed. Neither in snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night shall these columnists be caught meeting their appointed deadlines. Incidentally, this might help you understand why there are so few columnists who double as mailmen. U OK, I was kidding. I made it all up. There is no “Columnists’ Creed.” But this column isn’t about columnists anyway. It’s about the U.S. Postal Service and a related issue I’ve been wanting to address for months—ever since I realized the barbarians of the right had turned their feral attentions to the USPS as another American institution they might deliver into the maw of Mammon. However, as with other institutions the fanatics would sacrifice to their corporate patrons—e.g., Medicare, Social Security, public education—the Postal Service is something most Americans would rather not do without. It may not always be wildly popular. I doubt there will ever be a parade to honor our heroic letter carriers, for instance, or a statue erected on the Washington Mall depicting the valiant struggle to achieve second-day delivery. But most Americans—and by “most” Americans, I mean “sensible” Americans– understand that what the USPS does, what it accomplishes every day of the week in moving thousands of tons of material from the hands of the sender to the hands of the sendee, with no more inconvenience on the receiving end than the act of opening the mailbox, could never be entirely replaced by private interests, not without sending the price of delivery over the moon. Seriously, you might not like the idea of paying 46 cents for a first class stamp, but next time you have a batch of Christmas cards to send to the cousins back East, take them over to Fed Ex or UPS and see what

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they charge. And to be on the safe side, make sure you have your debit card on you. Oh, and good luck if your cousins live in, say, Fanny Crack, Ga., or Doodlyburg, Idaho. You know, someplace that’s never seen a Fed Ex truck, and thinks UPS stands for “You Pee Sitting.” U Besides, there’s a reason you might not be aware of why the Postal Service keeps having to raise its rates, and it has nothing to do with government inefficiency, Saturday delivery or the convenience of having a mailbox right outside your front door. Since the pimps of privatization—otherwise known as the Republican Party—have just enough sense to realize that the outright dismantling of the USPS would be an intensely unpopular thing to do, they have devised a plot to erode the service from within—to hollow it out so that it collapses under the weight of the rules that a GOP Congress imposed on it. In 2006, that Congress mandated that the Postal Service pre-fund health benefits for future retirees. Get that? Future retirees. And for 75 years out. Let me repeat: Because of a bullshit Republican idea—which almost certainly sprung originally from the brow of some government-hating hotbed like the American Legislative Exchange Council or one of the other Koch brothers-funded temples of unfettered free market idolatry—the Postal Service must do what no other business, agency or institution in the country has to do, which is to provide benefits up front for employees that haven’t even been born yet. And get this: It all has to be paid within 10 years, amounting to an added expense to the USPS of 5.5 billion buckaroos a year. That’s $5.5 billion in expense they have to figure into what is otherwise a profitable operation. Which is why I felt compelled to do a column defending a status quo neither myself or most other Americans give much thought to—not unless the mail is a few minutes late, or it’s Columbus Day. That’s the thing about the postal people, isn’t it?... 520,000plus of them, all fellow citizens—one in five veterans—out there in the snow, the rain, the heat and gloom of night, inconspicuously doing something we all rely on, while rarely contemplating how much we rely on it. And now, the folks who already have so much money they can’t think of anything else to buy—except more politicians—want to Halliburton-ize our Postal Service. And wouldn’t those 75 years of pension reserves sweeten the pot considerably? I’d suggest you contact your congressional representatives and ask them to help rectify this absurdity. But of course, here in Idaho, that would be like calling four prostitutes to help close down a brothel. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


ME AND MY UNCLE A mentor’s legacy

My uncle, Grant Rember, spent his last 40 years hunting and fishing in the Wood River Valley. He was good enough that other hunters and fishermen suggested he’d sold his soul to Satan. One of them, Jack Hemingway, thought he was Satan—in hip boots, carrying a banged-up fly rod or an old Remington shotgun. Jack had dared to write a column on fishing for a local weekly. Grant immediately pronounced him a phony. He started taunting Jack whenever he saw him out on Silver Creek, criticizing his casting technique and writing style and calling him Bumby, the hated nickname that Jack’s father, Ernest, had given him. My uncle had a nose for vulnerability. But aside from his competitiveness as a hunter and fisherman, Grant was generous and kind. He delivered strings of trout and packages of venison to the aged widows in Hailey, and shoveled their walks in the winter, and did home repairs when asked. He kept people in their homes and out of assisted living with these small kindnesses. As I grow older, I get more impressed with the good he did. It was the positive side of his sensitivity to weakness. He knew when people needed help, even when they were trying to hide it, and he helped them. One of the ways he helped my working parents was to get me out of the house. From the time I was 6 or so, he taught me how to fly cast, how to spot trout in deep holes, how to catch and clean them and keep them fresh. When we hunted pheasants or sagehen, he would wait until I took the first shots before killing the birds I missed. When we hunted deer, he would send me into aspen-lit draws where he knew a buck was hanging out. By the time I was 12, I would occasionally catch the biggest fish of the day, or make a hard shot on a pheasant, or kill the buck we were hunting. For Grant, these events marked the end of my childhood. He became my competitor, and after a year or so of having him catch all the fish and shoot all the birds and kill all the deer more or less before I got out of the pickup, I found excuses not to go with him. He still had people to fish and hunt with. He never had children of his own, and his wife preferred staying at home to getting out in the world, but there were lots of single mothers in Hailey then. Some of them had young sons, and he knew these boys badly needed a man—and the outdoors—in their lives. He would loan them rifles and fly rods and, over two or three years, teach them to use them. I still have men come up to me and tell me that Grant was the most important man in their childhoods.


“He did more for me than my own dad,” is what they say. Underneath their hunting and fishing stories are lives saved from the tangible darkness of a father’s absence. I stopped by his house one day when I was in my early 30s and he was nearing 70. He waved a newspaper at me. One of the single mothers in town had accused her boyfriend of molesting her children, and the boyfriend—innocent or not—had been judged a sex offender in the court of public opinion. The couple eventually reconciled. The charges were dropped, but the damage had been done. “I can’t take kids fishing anymore,” he said. “You can lose everything you ever worked for, everything good you ever did.” Grant fished and hunted into his 80s. He still supplied food to Hailey’s widows, but he went out alone. Hunting pheasants with him had become painful, because he’d kill his limit and then kill yours. If you killed an elk and he didn’t, he’d sulk. He got cagey about where the fish were. My own father, who was deeply and happily present in my childhood, told me Grant was what happened when you got so obsessed with one thing that it began to blot out the people in your life. “He can’t think of anything else,” he said. “When he can’t fish or hunt anymore, he’ll die.” Which is what happened. When Grant’s wife had a stroke and couldn’t take care of herself, he moved with her into a nursing home. Their room, with two hospital beds, was a cacophony of television noise. The lights were fluorescent tubes, and the few photos on the concrete walls, most of them of Grant in the mountains or knee-deep in rivers, gave no relief from the dreariness. But I picked him up one day and drove him west of Hailey, into the gulches and hills. He wasn’t feeling good. A chronic leukemia had kicked up and was making him weak and miserable. I could generally get a rise out of him by bringing up Jack Hemingway, but that day he smiled and said that Jack, dead for years, could rest in peace. In a few hours of driving the old mining roads, we saw 21 sagehen and 21 elk. “They’re sending a delegation,” I said. “Makes you wonder what they’re planning,” he said. He died a few weeks later. When I heard the news, I drove again out west of Hailey, through snow deep enough to get me stuck if I wasn’t careful. The elk and sagehen were gone. There was a bright, diamondhard light on the sage and aspen and snow. It seemed merciless and joyful at once, and I knew I was, for the moment, seeing the bare world through Grant’s eyes.

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LEAP OF FATE Big Ed’s big plan to jump the Snake GEORGE PRENTICE

Erika Birch, attorney with the employment and labor law firm of Strindberg & Scholnick, helped organize ITLA’s Street Law clinics.


That’s when Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden sued the Idaho Land Board, saying it wasn’t generating sufficient income from state endowment lands. The high court agreed. “And because of that decision, the Department of Lands doesn’t just accept any new application to use state land, we open it up to the market,” said Emily Callihan, public information officer for the department. “And this year, we had applications from five groups saying they were interested in a lease for the state land in order to jump the canyon.” IDOL required $25,000 a year for a two-year lease to use the north side of the canyon. But that was just for starters. It was up to the five competitors to up the ante through so-called “bonus bids.” “I have to tell you, conventional wisdom was that the winning bonus bid would go for something like $150,000, maybe $200,000. But…” Ysursa took a deep breath. “My Lord.” On Sept. 27, all five competitors came to the IDOL headquarters to participate in a bonus bid auction, with a starting bid of $10,000. “It took about an hour. Things began inching up, most of it in $1,000 increments,” said Callihan. Ysursa made a point of witnessing the unique auction. “I’m a Land Board commissioner and I was absolutely amazed. The bidding slowed down a little bit, and then we said, ‘This is for the school children.’ And then Big Ed just smiled that smile,” said Ysursa. “The auctions I go to are usually some Lincoln Day thing where we get $25 for a basket of cookies. But this was unbelievable.” Which prompts the question: Where did Beckley get the $943,000 that was wired to the state of Idaho seven days after the auction? “I’m connected with some oil people,” Beckley told BW. “They’re investors, really good friends who want to see this happen.” Beckley said he and his investors’ main source of revenue will come through television rights to broadcast 9 the jump (he said he was still



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—George Prentice


They didn’t know what to expect. When a group of Treasure Valley attorneys, law students from the University of Idaho and Concordia University, and justice advocates set up shop at the Boise Main Public Library last February, they had moderate hopes for Boise’s first-ever Street Law Clinic, sponsored by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (BW, News, “Inaugural Street Law Clinic Deemed a Success,” Feb. 13, 2013.) The endeavor has been a triumph, so much so that ITLA is about to add a second monthly clinic with particular emphasis on family matters. “About three-quarters of the clients who have been coming into our clinic have come in for family law issues,” said Quinn Perry of ITLA. “They’re coming in for consultation on divorce, guardianship and mostly child custody modifications.” To date, the Street Law Clinic, held from 4-6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, has served more than 140 clients, many of them single parents. “And family law is a very complex law to practice,” said Perry. “So, naturally, we decided that it was best to get all of our family law people together on the same day each month. And we’re fortunate to have quite a few family law attorneys with the ITLA.” Beginning, Monday, Oct. 28, and continuing on the fourth Monday of each month, the ITLA will add a Family Law Clinic, also from 4-6 p.m. Both clinics will continue to be held at the downtown Boise library. And the clinics provide rare experience for Boise’s lawyers-in-the-making. “Law students from the U of I and Concordia do the intakes; they sit down with the clients, guiding them through what the case issues may be,” said Perry. “Each student teams up with an attorney to create a plan. It’s awesome for the students.” She added the clinics have been “the last resort” for most clients, many of whom are referred to the free consultation from service-based nonprofits such as the Women’s and Children’s Alliance and FACES Family Justice Center. And it turns out that BW bears some of the responsibility for the upswing in street law attendance. “I wanted you to know that we’ve been asking everyone where they’ve been hearing about the clinic and, honestly, most of them said the Boise Weekly,” said Perry.

We had to ask. Boise Weekly was quizzing “Big” Ed Beckley about how engineers were designing special jet engines to propel his motorcycle across Idaho’s Snake River Canyon; we asked about his inspiration—Evel Knievel—and how Beckley, in 1971, saw Knievel jump some trucks at the Kansas State Fair, propelling Beckley to become a daredevil himself; and we asked him how he scraped up $1 million for the right to jump over the Snake. And then we finally just had to ask: Are you crazy? “Ya’ think?” Beckley, 63, said with a Texas-sized laugh. “Yeah, I’m a little off to the left field. Ya’ know what? I’m way past left field.” And for all of the silliness surrounding Beckley’s bid to fly over the Snake on Sept. 8, 2014—the 40th anniversary of an ill-fated attempt by Knievel—there’s a serious side to Beckley’s madness. “Oh yeah, this is serious money,” Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa told BW. “Big Ed wired $943,000 to the state of Idaho on Oct. 4 and that was on top of the $25,000 he’ll pay each year in a twoyear lease. And then, Idaho will get its percentage of his revenues on a number of things.” The $968,000, already sitting in an Idaho Department of Lands bank account, has been earmarked for Idaho K-12 public schools. Beckley is also required to fork over 3 percent of gross revenues from television and sponsorship rights and another 5 percent of gross revenue from all other income streams connected with the jump. The Idaho Department of Lands manages 2.4 million acres of state endowment land, and that includes a 1,100-acre block of endowment trust land on the north side of the Snake River Canyon where Beckley, if he’s successful, would land. Evel Knievel never made it to the north side. In his 1974 attempt over the Snake, a parachute deployed even before Knievel’s so-called “skycycle” had left his launching ramp on the south side. Knievel and his malfunctioning machine drifted to the bottom of the canyon. “Knievel paid Idaho $5,000 for his

permit back in 1974,” said Ysursa. “Nobody else even bid for it back then.” Ysursa should know. Just a few months before Knievel’s 1974 jump, Ysursa was hired to be a legal officer in the Secretary of State’s office, where he would spend the next 39 years, becoming the man in charge in 2002. “Let me think now; I really need to refresh my memory. I do remember Knievel and his people coming around, telling us that they wanted to jump the canyon,” said Ysursa. Perhaps the biggest change between Knievel’s attempt and Beckley’s plan to jump the canyon can be tied to a ruling from the Idaho Supreme Court in 2012.



COMMUTING FOR CANDY Why do Boise kids travel miles for a Snickers? GEORGE PRENTICE Teresa Shackelford doesn’t have anything against kids trick-or-treating on Harrison Boulevard, she just wants to share the joy. And that would be Almond Joy, as well as Snickers and Three Musketeers. “On the day after Halloween last year, I came into work and told my colleagues that our house hardly had any trick-or-treaters,” said Shackelford. “And almost all of my coworkers had the same experience; that was from pretty much every part of Boise, a common experience.” Think of the phrase “Halloween in Boise” and throngs of sweet-toothed goblins haunting Harrison Boulevard usually come to mind. The Boise Police Department traditionally dispatches extra patrol cars on Harrison each Halloween to keep an eye on the pint-sized ghosts lining the stretch from Resseguie Street north to Hill Road. Visitors to or will notice that the websites trumpet Harrison Boulevard to potential new residents as “the trick-or-treating hotspot in Boise.” Even artist Ward Hooper, famous for his illustrations of Boise landmarks, immortalized Oct. 31 in Boise with his piece “Halloween on Harrison Boulevard.” “We have friends who live on Harrison Boulevard and they actually counted the kids last year. It was thousands,” said Shackelford. “They just sat on their porch, handing out candy, and there was a line down the block. I guess it makes sense if the kids live in that part of the city, but why would you pack up and drive to another part of town and then stand in line? Why not just go to a candy store? To me, that’s not even trick-or-treating.” Shackelford said her friends and co-workers would rather see more Boise kids trick-ortreating closer to home.

Teresa Shackelford stands on Harrison Boulevard: “We have friends who live on Harrison Boulevard. They just sat on their porch [last year], handing out candy, and there was a line down the block.”

“We started talking about what it would take to change those patterns, and someone said we should create a Facebook page,” she said. “So, I went home and that same evening, I did exactly that.” Shackelford created a social platform at that includes a PDF document-flier that reads, “This Halloween, please trick-or-treat locally (before you go elsewhere) and leave someone home to turns on the lights and give out candy!” Shackelford, a clinical social worker with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and a mom of three was anxious to stay home on Halloween night 2012, turn on the porch lights and hand out treats at her family’s new home in southwest Boise. “I went to the store, bought multiple bags of mini-candy bars and then hardly anyone came to the door. It made no sense, because it’s a very engaged neighborhood—and I kept hearing the same story about neighborhoods all over town,” she said. “My friends, who grew up in Boise, said it didn’t used to be exclusively about Harrison Boulevard. They

negotiating with ABC and the Discovery Network). But when BW asked him how much those broadcast rights might go for, he was a bit coy—at least until we guessed $10 million. “Boy, you hit it right on the number. That’s the minimum we’re looking for,” he said. Meanwhile, there’s the little matter of hauling his butt over the canyon. And Beckley is hoping that his butt is a few sizes smaller come next September. “In my prime, back in 1984, I was 380 pounds; I outweighed the motorcycle by 100 pounds. I even used to weigh 480 pounds at one point,” said Big Ed. “Currently, I’m 280 pounds, but I’m going to try to get down to 250.” Ysursa, who is himself a bit—let’s say—on the portly side, joked that he and Beckley “go to the same tailor.” 8


said everyone trick-or-treated in their own neighborhoods.” But trick-or-treating is a very personal issue, and Shackelford acknowledges that getting more kids to ask for candy closer to home is “a cultural shift.” “I like to think of myself as an optimistic realist,” she said. “No. 1, parents need to turn their porch lights on. And more of that will probably happen if the kids stay closer to their neighborhoods so that parents can be home at least part of the night. My sense is that a lot of people may have given up on handing out candy because not enough kids come around.” But it’s certainly not for a lack of little ones. Boise Weekly reported earlier this month that the Boise School District recently tabulated its current kindergarten class—typically comprised of 5- and 6-year-olds—to be the largest since 1998. “At least we can get Boise parents to start talking about this,” said Shackelford. “Yes, I’ll probably buy plenty of candy again this Halloween. I just hope I don’t end up having to take too much of it into work the next day. It’s meant for the kids.”

“They’re going to need a Saturn rocket to get him across the canyon,” he joked. But Ysursa’s joke was more physics than fiction. “I’ll hit that takeoff ramp next October and boom! It will be a rocket engine that will get me to maybe 240 mph and it will kick my bike out of gear,” said Beckley. “It will burn for 3.4 seconds and then at an apex of the arc over the canyon, I’ll run out of [rocket] fuel. Then we’ll deploy a chute, just like a parasail, and I’ll click the bike back into gear and when I touch down, I’ll ride away.” When BW described the we’ll-believe-it-when-we-see-it scenario to Ysursa, he laughed again. “He’s a real character,” he said. “I hope he’s extremely successful and nobody gets hurt.”

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What was the big dream for you as a boy? To graduate. It was very clear to my brother and me that college was the only option. I attended Oregon State to go into forestry because I saw myself as a park ranger, but an adviser told me that there was no money in that. He said I should learn how to harvest timber instead. I earned a degree in forestry but by then, I knew I had a different calling.

I would hang around a little longer. Nothing came out of that, but I stayed with the church. When I went off to college, I went with letters of introduction from my priest. Forestry was science and business, but by the time I graduated, I was already on a path toward a life in the church. By then, I was married to my first wife, Judy, and thinking about children. I went to seminary at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif. And where were your first assignments? Portland for two and a half years. After that, I was an assistant in Palm Desert, Calif. That must have been a significant change for you. How long were you in Palm Desert? Twenty-three months, 11 days and a few hours. I’m guessing that you were ready to leave. It was… let’s say… an important experience. Palm Desert is the conservative suburb of Palm Springs. Incredibly wealthy. I met President Gerald Ford there, as well as Mr. [Leonard] Firestone and Mr. [Bruce] Nordstrom.

When did you understand that calling? Once I got clear about what was going on in here [Thom placed a hand over his heart]. I knew the church was going to be a lot more important. I’m a rare bird in the Episcopal Church. I’ve been an Episcopalian all my life.

Were they regular churchgoers? Oh yes. But one day, I received a call:“This is Bishop John Thornton in Idaho. You’re the next rector in Twin Falls. Would you like to come see it?” We came up in September 1971 and, sure enough, I was there for 17 years.

Did you ever ask yourself why you stayed with the Episcopal Church? My older brother met a nice Baptist girl and he is, to this day, an American Baptist, even though he didn’t marry that girl. About that same time, a younger priest came to our Episcopal Church and he had three daughters—12, 13 and 14, right about my age—and I thought

You mentioned that Judy was your first wife. So, you’ve been married twice? Judy and I divorced in 2007. After a year and a half of going through that process, I had a parishioner who politely waited and said, “When you’re ready, there’s someone who you should meet: Ardele Hanson, a good Lutheran girl from Minnesota.” But she was about to



Bishop Brian Thom is the very definition of a soft-spoken man, but people—plenty of them—listen when he talks. As faith leader to 5,000 Idaho Episcopalians, he travels most weekends throughout his diocese as chief celebrant to one of 30 congregations across Southern Idaho. “The joy of helping people interpret their holy experience continues to feed me,” said Thom, 57. “I truly love that.” During one of the rare occasions when Thom wasn’t traveling from his diocese home office on Boise’s West Bench, Boise Weekly sat down with the bishop to talk about his life, loves and deeply held beliefs on immigration, gender equity and same-sex unions.

leave town to take another job. I said, “Maybe I’ll meet her at her going-away party.” Well, the night of the party, Ardele and I arrived at the door at the same time. It turned out that we were the only guests. I’m assuming that she was not one of your parishioners. That would have been against the rules. Can you appreciate the spotlight on a faith leader in a dating relationship? Plus, there was the fact that we met just before my name had been submitted as a possible candidate to become bishop of the diocese. In our first year of dating, I was telling her, “Oh, by the way, my name has been put into this pretty big deal. If I get elected, I’ll be going to Boise.” I was elected bishop of the diocese in June 2008. Finally, I got smart about it and proposed in late 2009. We got married 60 days later because I only had two available weekends in the next year. How is the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho defined? It’s all of Southern Idaho; the boundary is the Salmon River. McCall and Salmon are my most northern posts. It stretches from Payette and Weiser in the west all the way over to Wyoming. Within that geography, there are 30 congregations, from the very largest at St. Michael’s here in Boise 12 to the tiniest: Arco, Challis, American



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Falls and Blackfoot. I’m required to visit every one of them once a year.

Does your wife travel with you? Most of the time. She works at St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she’s a medical technology educator. It’s my understanding that the diocese population, about 5,000, has remained steady over the past 10 or 15 years. Do you track the average age of parishioners? I can say that in some of our congregations, you and I would be toward the younger end. The Episcopal Church has been taking its hits just like other mainline churches, maybe more so, because of social justice issues. Is it your sense that the Episcopal Church needed to be in front of certain social issues while many conservative congregations continue to struggle with some of those changes? Even my own people might cast me on the liberal side of those things. Actually, within the church as a whole, I’m a bit of a centrist. But in Idaho, I’m a flaming liberal. The big issues for us included the equality of women, which we took on fairly early in the 1970s. We ordained the Philadelphia Eleven [women] as Episcopal priests in 1976. A new prayer book was introduced in 1979. And that double whammy was significant. Some people just couldn’t handle women priests or a new prayer book. And then, as early as 1976, we had a resolution to try to do the polite thing by saying our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters are equal children in the sight of God and deserve fair treatment. Let’s talk about your vote at a national conference to support Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, to become the new bishop of New Hampshire. I came back to Idaho after that vote and got into a bit of trouble for that. I took some heat from my Twin Falls congregation, not necessarily because of my vote but because I hadn’t talked about it enough ahead of time. Somebody interviewed me on CNN at the conference and the Twin Falls Times-News printed the story the day before I returned to my church. What was most telling to me was my relation with my congregation rather than my vote. Indeed there were people who did leave or threatened to leave. I went to the home of anyone who wanted to talk to me and I listened to their concerns. Have you ever conducted a ceremony for a gay union? No. I can’t yet. What does that mean? In 2009, the church approved a preparation of a trial liturgy for the blessing of same-sex unions. In 2012, we came back with the actual trial liturgy, and we said that each congregation had to conduct its own study on the matter, and ask permission of their bishop. Are any local parishes interested?

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Four congregations have asked my permission to conduct a study, two in Boise, another in Sun Valley and one in Pocatello. So does that mean that they’re moving toward that blessing? The church still has to decide in 2015 whether to make it a regular rite. Do you look forward to the day when one of your parishes offers that blessing for samesex unions? I do. I’ve arrived at that place of believing in full inclusion. If you’re baptized a Christian then you should be able to enjoy all of the rites that a Christian enjoys. I’m assuming that the split among congregations on this issue is generational? My children think we’re just idiots and we should move forward with this, and they ask, “Why are we even wasting time on this?” Let’s talk about immigration. In a previous conversation, you told me that the term “immigration system” is an oxymoron? Can you imagine being separated from your children? The absurdity of sending the breadwinner home and leaving the wife and American-born children here is a greater strain on our economy. And it flies against everything we’re trying to achieve. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s certainly not a system. And to say that it’s systematic is ridiculous. Tell me about Grace Episcopal Church in Nampa and its efforts to serve Canyon County’s immigrant population? The church has a relationship with Hispanic families out at Farmway Village on the other side of Caldwell. Someone asked Mother Karen [Hunter] the other day if we were giving aid and comfort to undocumented individuals. Mother Karen said, “The only risk is that we might have a broken heart.” That’s really it. I’m guessing that faith communities understand the issue of hunger in Idaho as well as anyone. Aren’t you continually shocked that the numbers of hungry Idahoans, particularly children, continue to remain alarmingly high? It’s an embarrassment of the first order when we know we could eradicate hunger in the world with our current resources. Is it your sense that we live in particularly cruel times? No, not necessarily. Yes, people are afraid, and they put walls up, speaking of immigration. And then they make things black and white and that’s usually when somebody gets left out or gets hurt. I don’t know if it’s intentional. But I do think they’re afraid; and when they can’t see a way out, they raise the walls up and put on their emotional armor. The church will be what God needs it to be. In terms of why it’s so hard to be a human being right now, I think it’s because people are afraid. I promise you that if you go out and serve other people, you will find God in that. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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Ash flakes fell from the sky like snow, resting on the sidewalk, but never melting. The temperature dipped into the low 70s. After watching the smoke tint Ketchum orange, Santa picked up the phone and called a client who planned to fly in on his private Cessna that day for some guided mountain biking. “You don’t want to come right now,” Santa said. “It’s too smoky.” He hated making the call, and not just because his business would suffer. Santa has been around Sun Valley since 1986 and the best part of his job, he said, is showing off the wilderness in his own backyard. “It was frustrating and disappointing to tell people, ‘Hey, don’t come, you can’t come here right now.’ It’s backwards,” Santa said. He even had to cancel an event in which U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo usually brings people from all over the country to experience Sun Valley. “No one expected it to get so devastating: ‘It’s not going to be that bad,’” Santa said. “It ended up completely out of hand for a while.”

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE The Beaver Creek fire started west of Sun Valley on Aug. 7 from a lightning strike and

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burned until Sept. 2, creeping up to Highway 75 between Hailey and Ketchum. The fire burned 185 square miles in the Sawtooth National Forest, consuming eight structures and tying up almost 2,000 firefighters. The cost of fighting the fire hit $25 million. At the same time, the Elk Complex and Pony fires claimed 81 structures—almost half of them homes—and burned a collective 280,642 acres, all within 75 miles of Sun Valley. Smoke choked the resort town and fire razed many recreational opportunities the community relies on not only for business, but for quality of life. Tens of thousands of people come to the area each year to access almost endless outdoor recreation possibilities, from hiking and mountain biking to skiing, hunting, trail running and fishing. But Beaver Creek is the third fire-related disaster to hit the Wood River Valley in the past six years. While these massive blazes pour smoke into the valley, residents evacuate, tourists stay away and the economy crumbles. Properties and personal safety are threatened. These effects last long after the fires have been extinguished, and hyper-intense fires are happening more often.

After the Beaver Creek fire ripped through the area, it was Joe Miczulski’s job as recreation program manager for the Ketchum office of the U.S. Forest Service to survey the damage to the area’s campsites and trails. He was disappointed by what he found. Of the 140 campsites in the district, more than half will be closed for the foreseeable future because of the risk of flooding and mudslides. Miczulski said that the flood and slide risk is especially high at night, when campers are asleep and not expecting disasters like that to occur. He’s also concerned about 90 miles of trail within the district. “A lot of popular trails have burned over,” Miczulski said. “Trees are completely gone around them. They’re subject to mudflows, debris flows, trees falling over. A number of trails will be closed indefinitely until we can reestablish tread. It’ll be a multi-year project.” The Forest Service’s assessment of the burned area found that trails along the bottom of valleys can be especially dangerous—if a mudslide or flash flood begins, there’s nowhere for hikers to escape. “There’s no way” those trails will open by next spring, Miczulski said. Instead, he’ll pick

Popular Greenhorn Trail, laid bare.

and choose which will be easiest to repair and reopen. More heavily damaged trails will have to wait, as time and funding become available. He recognizes recreation is an important part of Ketchum’s economy and said he’s doing all he can to get it back to where it was. “We’ve spent our professional careers trying to provide recreational opportunities for folks,” Miczulski said. “To see them damaged in this way for a significant period of time, it’s disheartening.” Santa understands that disappointment. He talked about the fire consuming one of his favorite mountain biking trails, the popular Greenhorn trail. The fire burned through the area, closing the whole trail system indefinitely. “It’s still totally ride-able, but it’s a different environment,” he said. “It’s a moonscape. No sage, just bare ground and mudslides.” And this isn’t just the Ketchum area’s problem. In 1988, it was Yellowstone National Park. In 2007, it was the Wood River Valley. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

In 2008, it was the Owyhees. In 2012, it was Stanley. In 2000, 2003, 2012 and 2013, it was Salmon. Salmon’s economy hung on with the help of fire crews in the area, but the land between Idaho and Montana that burned 13 years ago still has not regrown. Ketchum Mayor Randy Hall calls his area—including Sun Valley—an “outdoor recreation lifestyle.” When that lifestyle starts to fall apart, “it degrades our quality of life,” he said. In the wake of yet another brutal fire season, Hall finds himself asking one question: “How in the world can we manage our forests better so that we don’t live in fear of being one lightning strike away from economic and environmental disaster?”

IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT “It was surreal,” backcountry guide Santa said. “I was standing in my driveway looking at these plumes of smoke Thursday night. I thought, ‘Oh, that fire is like, here.’ From the driveway, I could see stuff burning.” As the fire got closer, Santa had to cancel more than his mountain bike tours. Sturtevants’ shuttle service usually runs daily to hiking and biking trailheads around the valley, but Santa stopped it. He also had to cancel all guided fishing trips due to another effect from the fire: ash-laden streams. “Big Wood River is unfishable now because we’ve had mudslides. The river is full of ash and mud,” Santa said. “Fish and Game says the oxygen levels are good, so there’s no fish devastation. But the water is unfishable.” The Big Wood River’s conditions have improved some since August, but Santa said the fish have been under so much stress, he’s recommending leaving the area alone. But that means he could still lose business from clients hoping to take a guided trip down the river. Sturtevants lost 45 percent of its typical August business because of the fire. Even a good ski year won’t make up the lost revenue, Santa said. “There’s nothing you can do,” he said. “It’s gone. It’s lost time.” The mayor sympathizes with Santa, as well as the other small businesses hurt by the fire. Hall has been mayor for eight years and he’s campaigning for a third term. He’s seen three major fire disasters affect his community; and, while it’s too early to have solid numbers on the economic impacts, past experience has shown that fires wound deep. “During the early days of the fire, we all had faith it would stop short of creating the environmental and economic devastation that it did,” Hall said. “We were in denial.” As smoke settled like a thick fog and ash turned black cars gray, the mayor started worrying about a large population which contributes to his town’s economy: secondhome owners. The population of Ketchum is about 2,700, but during the summer, that increases to upwards of 3,700 people. Keeping those thousand or so seasonal residents in town is vital, but a smoke-choked valley has little allure. “Second-home owners really fuel our economy on a more steady basis,” Hall said. “Conferences and tourism come and go in waves. What really underpins our economy are those second-home owners and primary residents. Once you lose them, the busiest month of the year is now the least busy.” Hall said most second-home owners come BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

to the area in the summer for things like the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the pleasant summer weather and scenery, and of course, the outdoor recreation. Then there are those who visit as tourists. Ketchum’s tourism economy thrives in the summer because of outdoor recreational activities. Hall said when smoke from the Castle Rock fire descended on the valley in 2007, the town lost $3.5 million in local-option tax receipts—a tax aimed mostly at tourists and imposed on retail, liquor by the drink and hotel rooms. Hall guesses another $2 million-$3 million were lost in other business revenues on top of that. “[In 2007], we had to cancel the symphony, the Writers’ Conference, the golf tournaments. They’re all fundraisers for our high-profile nonprofits. It also hurts our economy when people aren’t here spending real dollars on philanthropy,” Hall said. This year, smoke again caused the cancellation of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, as well as the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament. Hall said Ketchum lost $3 million more this summer from those two fiery weeks in August. And he sees another effect from these fires. “People are starting to say, Sun Valley is a great place, but you can’t go there in August because you could be smoked out. We’re seeing people moving their conferences out of August completely. August is our biggest money-generating month,” he said. “It just rubs salt into the wound.” As a resort town, Ketchum’s economy is cyclical. “You have seven months of business, and five months of slack,” Hall said, “but you still have 12 months of bills. Once it’s lost, you don’t get that money back.” On Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., Hall kept an eye on the Beaver Creek fire as it began approaching Highway 75. The fire was at 64,000 acres and only 6 percent contained. Extreme fire behavior led to explosive growth and Hall made the decision to shut down Ketchum. A pre-evacuation notice was issued for the town that morning. Hall said it took three hours to drive the 11 miles between Ketchum and Hailey, as fleeing residents and visitors clogged the roads leading out of the valley. At noon that day, many businesses in the area, including Sturtevants, closed their doors. “It was really bad,” Santa said. “They told everyone, ‘If you don’t have to be here, get out of town.’” Ketchum turned into a ghost town and members of the community started calling the Beaver Creek fire “The Beast.” At 4:45 p.m., the fire burned up to the highway, closing it. In all, Hall said 5,000 people left Ketchum. “That was the moment when I went from worrying about recreation lifestyle to life safety,” he said.

THE AFTERMATH According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, domestic and international travelers spent almost $4 billion in Idaho in 2011. Without tourism, Idaho’s unemployment rate that year would have been 11.4 percent, instead of 8.3 percent. That makes tourism Idaho’s third- or fourth-largest industry, depending on the year. Recently laid off in a restructuring of the

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Idaho Department of Commerce, Karen Ballard was the administrator for the Idaho Tourism Board during the Beaver Creek fire. She said smoke definitely affects visitation, but added that while it may have detracted from Sun Valley, the state as a whole didn’t feel a loss from the fire. “It displaces tourists to the next place that’s clear,” Ballard said. It might just reroute them to McCall or Stanley, for example. “People aren’t making the decision not to come to Idaho. They’re going to go somewhere else in the state,” she said. Ballard said the most frustrating part of her job is fighting sensationalism in the media that the whole state is burning down. During the Beaver Creek fire, she fielded calls from national press outlets about the smoke and fire. “We don’t want to feed a media frenzy about Idaho burning up, because it’s such a small portion of the entire state,” she said. Her job during times like those was heavily focused on communication, to get the word out about where the sky is still clear, and if the roads are open to get there. She said as technology made the job easier, the Forest Service can offer immediate updates as roads open and close. “Our job is to help manage expectations and defuse sensationalism and highlight the positive,” Ballard said. “We still have many lovely rivers and campgrounds.” Tourism in Idaho is growing at a steady pace, with or without fires. Now the trick is to bring tourists back to the Ketchum-Sun Valley area to help those small businesses affected by the Beaver Creek fire. The Idaho Department of Commerce is helping in another way, too. It has resurrected a program instituted during the Castle Rock fire in 2007, when the agency offered businesses economic injury disaster loans. The interest on those loans is low—4 percent. Typical small business loans can have interest rates as high as 10 percent. It’s hard to say how many businesses have come forward to take these loans, because businesses are reluctant to broadcast their revenue troubles, but there are a couple million dollars set aside for the taking. Hall said he’s held a few information sessions about these loans, and suspects at least a dozen businesses will apply. Santa said Sturtevants is one business considering it. But Hall said these businesses “needed the

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Sun Valley Trekking lost yurts to fire.

money yesterday” and loan processing takes time. “All that does is put a Band-Aid over the situation. The real truth is, all that revenue is lost. That revenue is gone. Period. At the end of the day, you still have to pay that money back. At the end of the day, you’re still short,” Hall said. “All these small businesses now just have to take a deep breath and hold it until Christmas comes, and business picks up again.”

A COMMUNITY RESURRECTION Francie St. Onge and her husband have owned Sun Valley Trekking for 15 years and she describes herself as having “skied out of the womb.” Her business helps tourists and area residents explore the backcountry through guided ski trips, mountain biking and yurt rentals. Every August, she books a three-week trek with a nonprofit but, like Santa, the smoke this year forced her to cancel it. “It resulted in the cancellation of one of our biggest contracts of the year,” she said. Including a few other canceled trips, she calculated almost $20,000 in lost revenue to her business. But she lost even more to the fire. “It was amazing to see what was left,” St. Onge said. “Nothing but a pile of ashes with a little stove pipe sticking out.” Sun Valley Trekking has six backcountry yurt sites, but the two Coyote yurts, as well as the deck, sauna and outhouse, burned down in the Beaver Creek fire. “Despite firefighters’ best efforts,” St. Onge said. She said they laid down lines of fire retardants around the huts, but the fire consumed it anyway. The yurt had sat there since 1995, though she almost lost it to the Castle Rock fire in 2007. “It was a huge financial blow to us,” she said. So she came up with a plan: the Coyote B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Yurt Resurrection project. “It’s a huge, monumental effort,” St. Onge said. “Construction is challenging anyway because you’re always running to the hardware store to get different sized nails, but you can’t do that up there. If you bring the wrong-sized nails, you’re really bummed.” The construction site is only 13 miles from the main highway, but it’s on old logging roads. At 10-15 mph, it takes an hour to get up there. It’s challenging to haul big loads of lumber to the site, but the crew must complete the project before the snow flies. St. Onge said the new site will be better than ever, with a 20-foot yurt and a 16-foot yurt, a deck, hammock, barbecue, fire pit, sauna and a couple of outhouses. All that with 360-degree views of the Boulder, Smokey and Pioneer mountains. They’ll rebuild the kitchen and the bunk beds and cut five cords of firewood—again. The cost of the new site will be close to $30,000, St. Onge estimates, so she has started a fundraiser on to help. “A lot of people have offered to help and asked what they can do, so I’m hopeful,” she said. “The yurt site is dearly loved, part of many families’ tradition. It’s an important part of the community culture.” St. Onge mentioned one perk of the fire, though: It opened up new backcountry skiing on the north-facing slopes, where the powder is often the best. She said she can’t wait to explore the new terrain. Still, Chris Lundy, owner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides, cautions skiers who embark on the new terrain. Lundy’s organization provides avalanche training to backcountry skiers, and before that, he spent eight years as the avalanche forecaster for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Lundy said heavily forested areas provide anchoring in the snowpack and burned areas can reduce that stability. If an avalanche does run, it will more easily knock over those dead trees, making larger slide paths. What was once not really considered avalanche terrain can slowly start to change, but he said that process takes years. “In relation to skiing, the impact of a burn is more positive. It opens up skiing that was once too thick, so now it’s more enjoyable,” Lundy said. “From a skiing standpoint, it’s awesome.” He warns, though, that backcountry skiers need to constantly be thinking about new, more opened terrain with avalanche safety in mind. Soon the snow will start to fall over Ketchum and cover up the charred land. But beneath, the lasting effects of the fire will continue to smolder. After burning for 26 days, costing $25 million to fight and draining more than $3 million from Ketchum’s economy, 2,000 firefighters brought the Beaver Creek fire to full containment on Sept. 2. Eight structures burned, more than 90 trails were razed and the perception of the Wood River Valley in August changed. But community members, resilient as ever, joke there’s nothing left in the area to burn for another 100 years. “It’s just part of the risk,” said St. Onge. “We live in a fire-dependent ecosystem. We have to make the best of it.” “None of us are leaving,” Santa said. “Everything will recover. By next July, it should be back to normal. Things will regrow and be fresh and new.” BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

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Cultures converge along with the art of Kehinde Wiley at Boise Art Museum.

THURSDAY OCT. 24 cultural collision CONVERGE Famed 20th century defense attorney Clarence Darrow once called Boise the “Athens of the sagebrush,” and while the comparison might have been relative, the City of Trees has long been a cultural oasis in the high desert of the Mountain West. Boise Art Museum knows that, too, and has been celebrating the idea of cultural connections with “The World Stage: Israel” exhibit featuring the work of artist Kehinde Wiley. His Hebrew/Ethiopian/Rastafarian-inspired paintings pay homage to the diverse nature of human life and the blurred cultural boundaries between past and present figures by putting modern urban men in classical poses. To mark the end of the show (Sunday, Oct. 27), the museum is hosting “Converge,” a celebration of culture showcasing six local DJs competing for votes from the audience. They will spin a brief set inspired by Wiley’s “The World Stage” series, along with their own world beat remixes. DJs Slieb, Miss Kimberly, Eric Rhodes, Retronaut, stephaniePC and Les Dudas will compete. While music and art seem like pretty spot-on representations of culture, there’s no better way to share culture than through food. Three local restaurants will offer global tastes from China, India, Brazil and Africa with appetizers and a no-host bar. The event is for ages 18 and older, so leave the kids at home. Attendees can buy raffle tickets for prizes ranging from signed Wiley merchandise to a dinner for eight in Barbacoa’s VIP room. Proceeds from the event support BAM’s educational programs. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Advance tickets, $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Door, $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330.

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All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us, which means two things: buy enough candy to keep the trick-or-treaters from TPing your house and plan ahead to find the best parties around. Luckily, Boise doesn’t fall short when it comes to Halloween celebrations. Considering the Old Idaho State Penitentiary is pretty haunting even on a sunny afternoon, it’s the ideal place to spend a dark autumn night—assuming you don’t mind a few nightmares. The Pen hosts its annual Frightened Felons party Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, and the two-night spread means two different experiences. All ages are welcome Friday, when families can explore the supposedly haunted prison. Boise Rock School will perform in one of the cell blocks, actors will portray prisoners-past, and zombies will perform the classic “Thriller” dance during the global flash mob, Thrill the World. It’s ages 18 and older only on Saturday, with haunted tours, palm readers, a costume contest, food trucks and brews from Crooked Fence Brewing. Get tickets in advance at The Pen will also stay open late on Thursday, Oct. 31, for those who need more thrills. Speaking of thrills, a horde of zombies will perform the iconic choreography of “Thriller” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Grove Plaza. The kids are once again the focus on Tuesday, Oct. 29, as Zoo Boise presents its annual Boo at the Zoo, where kids can not only score on the candy front while wearing costumes, but see the animals. Finally, the Idaho Historical Museum brings back its popular Day of the Dead exhibit from Tuesday, Oct. 29-Saturday, Nov. 9, when alters created by more than 100 area artists and students will be on display at the museum and at the Sesqui-Shop in downtown. The main celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 2, when the large woodblock banners will be taken through the city streets in a procession from the Sesqui-Shop to the museum from 5-9 p.m. Frightened Felons, Friday, Oct. 25, 7-11 p.m., $12 kids, $15 adults; Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-11 p.m., $15 adults, Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3342844, Thrill the World, Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m., FREE, Grove Plaza. Boo at the Zoo, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4.25-$7. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-384-4260, Day of the Dead, Tuesday, Oct. 29-Sunday, Nov. 9, Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, and Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St., Boise, idaho-state-historical-museum.

FRIDAYSATURDAY OCT. 25–26 curiouser and curiouser ALICE’S MAD WORLD The Mad Hatter has es-

caped the confines of Lewis Carroll’s prose, apparently not content with the mad, mad world of Wonderland. Instead, he’s throwing an entirely different kind of tea party in Boise. Off Center Dance is hosting the Hatter’s infamous tea party onstage at El Korah Shrine Center in the form of an original dance production complete with steam-

punk-inspired costumes and audience participation. Off Center dancer and choreographer Katie Ponozzo and Artistic Director Kelli Brown created the Alice in Wonderland production, with guest choreographer Julianna Thomas in an effort to offer a new interpretation of the classic story. In true Wonderland style, the work is a collection of B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



spin VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY SIXTH ANNIVERSARY For thousands of years, music brought people together. Now, with the proliferation of ear bud-wearing iPod zombies, it’s settling them snugly into their own little worlds, making them oblivious to, say, heavy machinery or oncoming trafďŹ c. Not so with the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho. For six years, it has offered a safe alternative to private, portable music consumption: the vinyl record, which preserves music’s intrinsic warmth and properties as a social lubricant. Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., VPS celebrates its sixth birthday with a party at The Linen Building complete with DJs Miss Kimberly, Pedro Rolas and Tony B, as well as â€œďŹ‚ashbacksâ€?—visual projections of video collages purported to be pretty trippy. There will also be a full bar. If you’re feeling bold, try out your Halloween costume for the judged costume contest and dance the night away. 8 p.m. FREE-$5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,

dance styles, including modern, tap, amenco, hip-hop and ballet. It’s mad, we tell you, mad. A night with the Mad Hatter would not be complete without dressing the part, so audience members are encouraged to dress up for their night in Wonderland. Of course, this Wonderland requires a ticket, which, rather than being down a rabbit hole, can be found online. Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Student/seniors $10, general admission $15. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise.


SATURDAY OCT. 26 zed’s dead GENRE LOVER: A QUENTIN TARANTINO EXTRAVAGANZA Quentin Tarantino’s stylistically excessive violence and nonlinear storylines capture more than brilliant moments in cinema—his movies express the deep, often hyper-sexualized nature of people in a neo-noir setting, much like the world of burlesque. Boise’s own Eclektic-Ka pays homage to Tarantino’s ďŹ lms through burlesque, singing, belly, fan and ribbon dancing, and live music in

SATURDAY OCT. 26 half-life of a queen TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT FALL PERFORMANCE In a Bohemian rhapsody of epic ballet proportions, worldrenowned Boise-based dance company Trey McIntyre Project takes the Morrison Center stage Saturday, Oct. 26, to the glam-rock stylings of Queen. Every year, TMP debuts a new work exclusively for Boise audiences before unleashing it on the wider world. The premiere of “Mercury Half-Life� unveils some of Trey McIntyre’s most extensive, exuberant choreography to date. It’s killer Queen. Dynamite as a laser beam. Guaranteed to blow your mind. Spanning excerpts from 16 Queen songs over a rollicking 50 minutes, “Mercury Half-Life� is royally brought to life by the hard-bodied talent of all 10 TMP dancers—including tap dancing sequences by sixth-year TMPer Brett Perry, a world-class silver medalist in the genre. TMP also performs McIntyre’s “Pass, Away�—an audience favorite from the spring tour—with all songs written by Richard Strauss and performed by The Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Jessye Norman and Kurt Masur. Make a champion night of it for $100 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with wine pairings at Red Feather Lounge or Le Cafe de Paris, a show ticket, VIP parking and an invitation to the TMP afterparty. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $20-$63. $10 matinee and evening tickets available for Boise State University students, staff and faculty, as well as youth, seniors, educators and military. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-4261609,

Genre Lover Saturday, Oct. 26, at Neurolux. Iridessa Blossoms, along with Lisa Luscious, Laydee Bravado, Cyanide Cupcake, Lotta Moxxy, DeeDee Disaster, Keno Kekana, Patrick Buckley and Ian Jones, will create this unusual mix. Performances are backed by music from a range of Tarantino ďŹ lms, including

Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. In the spirit of the event, guests are asked to dress as their favorite character from any Tarantino ďŹ lm, giving audiences the chance to butcher famous lines and comb the sideburns of a Jules WinnďŹ eld costume. 9 p.m. $8. Neurolux. 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-3430886.

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It’s pure rhapsody as Trey McIntyre Project debuts “Mercury Half Life.�


Learning history can be a dry exercise. Memorizing the names of dead men and the dates of their signiďŹ cant achievements isn’t made any more exciting when some authority ďŹ gure explains they’re important $20, “just because they are.â€? For a lucky few, though, history is a treasure trove of dazzling ďŹ gures ranging from the effective to the notorious. Canadian comic artist Kate Beaton sees through the haze of names and dates, and her second collection of comics, titled Hark! A Vagrant, abounds with colorful and hilarious sketches of historical and literary ďŹ gures throwing around their oversized personalities. In “Young Ada Lovelace,â€? Lady Isabella, wife of notorious lecher Lord Byron, pushes her daughter Ada toward the sciences after a chance encounter with a poet. Bonus fact: Ada later collaborated with Charles Babbage on an early computer, the Analytical Engine. Beaton doesn’t only skewer historical ďŹ gures. In “The Brave Crew of the Nautilus Battle the Monstrous Squid,â€? the cephalopod antagonist is revealed to be no antagonist at all, but is instead a friendly giant genuinely (and literally) wounded by the crew of the Nautilus. The author’s style perfectly captures the human side of her real-life ďŹ gures, and the facial expressions in Hark! A Vagrant alone are worth the price of the book. But Beaton’s wit and breadth of knowledge make Hark! a perfect volume for both entertainment and knowledge. —Harrison Berry


8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY OCT. 23 Festivals & Events IDAHO TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION—Idaho leaders are celebrated with sustained lifetime achievements in technology, agribusiness and alternative energy. Tim Barber, co-founder of Keynetics, and entrepreneur Greg Carr, whose company became the nation’s No. 1 voicemail provider to telephone companies, will be honored. 5:30 p.m. $85-$125. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,

sion. Registration required. 5:30 $10. Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise, 208-343-6601, october-events-breast-canceraware..

On Stage RED—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW—Alley Underground presents the classic musical about a newly engaged couple’s run-in with a mad transvestite scientist who unveils his

new creation. With music by The Green Zoo. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Art JURIED ART SHOW—Sponsored by the Nampa Art Guild. 10 a.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555,

Literature MIKE BULLARD SIGNING—Mike Bullard will read, sign and discuss

On Stage RED—Go inside Mark Rothko’s New York studio circa 1959, and glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Reggie Gowland plays Rothko’s ambitious young assistant, and Arthur Glen Hughes will play the legendary painter. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Workshops & Classes ORIGAMI AWESOMENESS— Learn about and practice the ancient art of origami. 4 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-5624995,

Literature BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: LOST AND FOUND IN TRANSLATION WITH KIM FRANK KIRK— Join the writer and teacher as she explores the works of David Henry Hwang, Eileen Chang and Mo Yan. 5:30 p.m. $50-$100. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122,

THURSDAY OCT. 24 Festivals & Events CONVERGE—Join the fun at this unique party celebrating the merging of cultures, our community and the artwork of Kehinde Wiley. Proceeds support Boise Art Museum’s education programs. See Picks, Page 18. 5:30 p.m. $10-$20. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, OKTOBERFEST—Featuring food, beverages and more. Go in your best costume. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, 390 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Ste. #130, Boise. TAKE CHARGE BE HEALTHY— Susan G. Komen Idaho AfďŹ liate and Cancer Connection Idaho host a catered dinner featuring cancer-ďŹ ghting foods, followed by a multidisciplinary panel discus-

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NOISE/CD REVIEW MOBY: INNOCENTS Part of the reason Moby has had such a long career—apart from the fact that Play blew up—is that he has been willing to try new things and avoid rehashing what has worked for him in the past. Rock, pop, EDM, soul, R&B and more have been staples of Moby’s sound and he has, for the most part, been able to weave them together seamlessly. So it is all the more surprising that despite having some nice moments and featuring guest artists such as Damien Jurado, Skylar Grey and Mark Lanegan, Innocents (Mute Records), Moby’s 11th studio album, feels monotone and lifeless. For example, “A Case for Shame (ft. Cold Specks)â€? contains a nice down-tempo rhythm that plays up lush orchestration, piano and beats in equal measure, but a number of tracks sound a lot like this one. “The Lonely Night (ft. Mark Lanegan)â€? plods along like its in molasses and Lanegan’s dreary vocals do nothing to move it along. Moby himself seems to mimic Lanegan’s lethargic performance with one of his own in the QHYHUHQGLQJPXPEOLQJÂżQDOWUDFNÂł7KH'RJV´6XFKUHSHWLtion ends up lessening the effect of “A Case for Shameâ€? and makes it easy to tune out early in the album. 2QWKHĂ€LSVLGHÂł6DLQWV´LVDQHQHUJHWLFWUDFNWKDWKDVDQ organic, primal feel. “Going Wrongâ€? scores points for giving its combination of piano, orchestration and synths a slight jazz feel—including the use of feathered sticks on the drums. And the album’s highlight track, “Don’t Love Me (ft. Inyang Bassey),â€? features ominous, stomping piano keys, a funky blues-soul-rock vibe and Bassey’s steady vocals. It’s a shame more of the album doesn’t engage in this sort of variety because this is when Innocents is at its best. Clearly Innocents was never meant to be all sunshine and smiles, and there are times when downcast, dreary music LVDVJHQXLQHDQGIXOÂżOOLQJDVVRPHWKLQJPRUHXSOLIWLQJ7KH problem with this album is that Moby doesn’t do enough to differentiate between the moments of true sadness and weary, maudlin presentation, so whatever emotional heaviness he hoped to deliver just becomes dead weight. —Brian Palmer B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Oct. 9 - Nov. 2, 2013 Art Obsession Rothko

8 DAYS OUT his book Lioness of Idaho, a biography of Louise Shadduck, one of Idaho’s most influential behind-the-scenes political figures and a pioneer for female politicians in the West. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

FRIDAY OCT. 25 Festivals & Events FALL HOLIDAY BOOK SALE— Check out books for sale in the warehouse across the street from the library. 9 a.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200, FIT FOR THE CURE—Check out a free bra-sizing, courtesy of Wacoal. 10 a.m. FREE. Macy’s, 370 Milwaukee St., Boise, 208373-6000.

bies and Thrill The World. For ages 18 and older. Full bar with ID. 8 p.m. $7. Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553. TOY MACHINE & FRIENDS— Meet some of the greatest skaters in the game, plus giveaways from Toy Machine, Foundation, Dekline Footwear, Pig Wheels and Bro Style. Best Toy Machine costume wins a surprise package. 4 p.m. FREE. Prestige Skateboards, 106 S. 11st St., Boise, 208-424-6824, VPS IDAHO SIXTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY—Celebrate six years of vinyl communal listening. Featuring DJs Miss Kimberly, Pedro Rolas and Tony B. See Picks, Page 19. 8 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-3850111,

On Stage

FRIGHTENED FELONS FAMILY NIGHT—Enjoy scavenger hunts, games, prizes, actors portraying inmates of the past and more. For ages 10 and older. See Picks, Page 18. 7 p.m. $12-$15. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-368-6080, history.idaho. gov/old-idaho-penitentiary.

OFF CENTER DANCE: ALICE’S MAD WORLD—Watch choreographers Katie Ponozzo and Kelli Brown give this story new life. Audience costume contests will be held at each performance. See Picks, Page 18. 8 p.m. $10-$15. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-343-0571,

LATIN HALLOWEEN BASH— Featuring Rosa Dos Ventos, DJ Giovanni, costume contest, prizes, lessons, dancing, zom-

RED—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,



RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

By John Logan Directed by Matthew Cameron Clark

Art JURIED ART SHOW—See Thursday. 10 a.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555,

SATURDAY OCT. 26 Festivals & Events BANBURY MEADOWS HOLIDAY BAZAAR—Treasures and gifts from doll clothes, beaded purses and carved golf balls to dog treats, fused glass art and lots of homemade items and goodies. 9 a.m. FREE. Banbury Golf Club, 2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600, COSTUME CONTEST AND PUMPKIN HUNT—Prizes for the top three costumes in each age group. All ages welcome. Then stick around for The Great Pumpkin Hunt. Lots of prizes and goodies will be “hunted” and found in this fun activity for kids ages 3-12. No registration required. 1 p.m. $4-$6. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-4685858,

“We tell stories here.” Reggie Gowland Actor

tickets: $15 - $30 student tickets: $15 phone: 331-9224 x205 online: 854 Fulton St. Downtown Boise

DUSK ’TIL DAWN ZOMBIE PROM—Get in on huge prizes and games, including Zombies vs. Dead Musicians and Movie Stars, Zombies vs. Hoes, Zombie Exploder and Monster Mowdown. The Rocci Johnson Band plays 9 p.m. to close. 7 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. FALL HOLIDAY BOOK SALE— See Friday. 9 a.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, FASHION VICTIMS BALL— Dress up in your biggest fashion mistake and be crowned Best Fashion Victim. Enjoy live music and dancing with the Big Wow. Featuring silent auction and raffle prizes with proceeds benefiting Family Advocates and KW Kids. 6:30 p.m. $20. Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553.

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers. © 2013 Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.



FRIGHTENED FELONS ADULT NIGHT—Join the fifth annual Frightened Felons Adult Night, for ages 18 and older (ID required). Featuring a special performance of “Thriller,” haunted cell house, scavenger hunts, games, Ghost Adventure Old Idaho Penitentiary episode screening, costume contest, adult beverages and food truck cuisine. Buy tickets online at brownpapertickets. com. See Picks, Page 18. 7 p.m. $15. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-368-6080, FUSION MAGAZINE HALLOWEEN PARTY—Hosted by Fusion Magazine, ThisisBoise and Wild 101. 6 p.m. $10. The Drink Bar

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and Waterfront Grill, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208861-9094. MASKED BALL GALA—This festive costume/black-tie event includes performances by Ballet Idaho, plus live auctions, raffle items and signature drinks. Supports Ballet Idaho’s dancers, productions, outreach programs and academy. 6:30 p.m. $50$100. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208343-1871, COSTUME/COSPLAY PARTY— Featuring “King’s Kart” Mario Kart 64 face-off with Dangerous Dave (of Dedicated Servers) providing music. 10 p.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597, TAP THE KNIT—Get your swill on at this kegger with college football playing on the big screens. 1 p.m. $12-$20. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, THRILL THE WORLD BOISE—Participate in the annual worldwide simultaneous performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” See Picks, Page 18. 3 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza, Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise. TINY HOUSE TOUR—Sponsored by the Boise High School Chamber Orchestra and Boise Architecture Project as a fundraiser for the orchestra’s European performance tour. Buy tickets from orchestra students and the Boise High administration office, or pick them up with tour packets on the day of the event. 11 a.m. $20. Goody’s Soda Fountain, 1502 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-367-0020, TOY MACHINE & FRIENDS DEMO—Skate demonstration with a slate of top riders. 1 p.m. FREE. Pipe Dreams Skate Park, Smeed Parkway, Caldwell, 208424-6824, prestigeskateboards. com.

On Stage GENRE LOVER: A QUENTIN TARANTINO EXTRAVAGANZA—Tarantino movie-based burlesque, just in time for Halloween. Creepy, sultry, memorable and always twisted, this group of performers will certainly get your django unchained. See Picks, Page 19. 8 p.m. $8. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886, OFF CENTER DANCE: ALICE’S MAD WORLD—See Friday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$15. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-343-0571, RED—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15-$30. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, IT’S A SCREAM!—A young man inherits his father’s movie studio and tries his hand at making

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Darcy Nutt proves gloom is good at UZALA’s CD release show at VAC.

UZALA LAUNCHES DRONE-SLAUGHT AT VAC You don’t often get to hear Townes Van Zandt or Neil Young music at a metal concert. You don’t often get to see footage from a ’40s experimental film, either. But about 30 people heard and saw exactly that when they attended UZALA’s CD release show at Visual Arts Collective on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The performances by the headlining local band, Eugene, Ore.-based musician Mike Scheidt and Portland, Ore.-based duo Muscle and Marrow, made for a meditative but invigorating concert. The audience turnout seemed sparse, considering UZALA’s growing popularity. The band’s latest release, Tales of Blood and Fire, was produced by grunge pioneer Tad Doyle, and The Sleeping Shaman webzine called it “one of the best doom albums released this year.” What’s more, the Oct. 15 show marked the third stop on UZALA’s 20-date, cross-country fall tour with Scheidt, who fronted doom metal band YOB. Muscle and Marrow opened the VAC show. The duo’s stately tempos and somber tunes were enlivened by Kira Clark’s loud, clanging guitar and Keith McGraw’s nimble drumming. Clark’s subdued, melancholy wail and some eerie, Popol Vuh-esque intros enhanced the music’s spare, hypnotic power. Mike Scheidt played a solo acoustic set next. Like Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Scheidt has chosen to unplug and dabble with folk recently (he told the Portland Mercury last year that seeing Kelly play solo inspired him to do the same). His sensitively handled cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Rake” and his version of Neil Young’s “Helpless” showed his comfort in changing up genres and instrumentation. The mournful melodies and slashing riffs of Scheidt’s original songs wouldn’t have sounded too different from YOB if he’d played with a full band, but his strong, aching vocals made for a unique experience. As enjoyable as the two openers were, UZALA’s headlining set proved most powerful. The doom metal trio’s thunderous drones, snarling guitar solos and steady, propulsive drums sounded even better here than they did at The Shredder’s Chelsea Wolfe show back in September. Darcy Nutt’s clear vocals soared above the music’s tumult, while some ominous black-and-white montages—which incorporated footage from Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible and Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon—added a touch of arty sophistication. The set wasn’t without some levity, though. After one lumbering number, guitarist Chad Remains smiled and shook his head. “We have to do that one again,” he told his bandmates. “That was too fast.” —Ben Schultz B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT horror movies in this wacky thriller. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT FALL SHOW—Trey McIntyre Project presents a world premiere ballet set to the music of Queen, along with “Pass, Away,” and “Surrender,” featuring the music of Grand Funk Railroad, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Regina Spektor. See Picks, Page 19. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$65. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.

Kids & Teens HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER— Girls and boys ages 5-12 years dress up in spooky outfits and play in Planet Kid on the rock wall, inflatable obstacle course, and giant foam pit. Featuring goodie quest, pizza and witch’s brew and a movie. For more info, call the business office or visit the website. 7 p.m. $38 first child, $32 each additional child. Wings Center of Boise, 1875 Century Way, Boise, 208-3763641,

Religious/Spiritual BRACO IN BOISE—Internatioanally known spiritual healer Braco visits Boise and offers his special skills. 10 a.m. $8 per session, $72 whole day. Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900, boise-idaho.

Animals & Pets OPEN HOUSE—Tour the remodeled facility. Festivities include

pet costume contest, door prizes, food and drink. 11 a.m. FREE. Intermountain Pet Hospital and Lodge, 800 W. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-888-2910,

SUNDAY OCT. 27 Festivals & Events FALL HOLIDAY BOOK SALE— See Friday. Noon. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

tea and guided meditation. Routine practice will expand your awareness, improve you sense of well being, and reduce stress. 7 p.m. $5. Pudge’s Place, 2726 W. Smith Ave., Boise, 208-5508327.

MONDAY OCT. 28 Art JURIED ART SHOW—See Wednesday. 10 a.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555,

Concerts JAZZ FOR A CAUSE WITH YVE EVANS—Enjoy a night of jazz, blues and gospel featuring internationally acclaimed vocalist, pianist and entertainer Yve Evans. Buy tickets online at Take a nonperishable food item to donate. 7 p.m. $15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre. net.

Religious/Spiritual BRACO IN BOISE—See Saturday. 10 a.m. $8 per session, $72 whole day. Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-3434900.

Workshops & Classes GARDEN DESIGN 101—If you plan to attend, call or email 2 p.m. FREE. Madeline George Garden Design Nursery, 10550 W. Hill Road, Boise, 208-995-2815, TEA MEDITATION—Relax with

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

TUESDAY OCT. 29 Art DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBIT—Featuring work by local artists. See Picks, Page 18. Noon. FREE. Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-433-5670,

Festivals & Events BOO AT THE ZOO—Featuring a costume contest, face painting and more. See Picks, Page 18. 10 a.m. $5-$7. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-384-4260,

On Stage HOMEGROWN THEATRE: A HORRIFIC PUPPET AFFAIR— The puppets return to commit acts of resurrection, sacrifice, control, revenge and ritual in five short plays, two dance pieces and one short film, all original, all local, all scary. Tickets available at brownpapertickets. com/event/484631. 8 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956,

WEDNESDAY OCT. 30 On Stage HOMEGROWN THEATRE: A (SECOND ANNUAL!) HORRIFIC PUPPET AFFAIR—See Tuesday. 8 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise. com. RED—See Wednesday, Oct. 23. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater. org.

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NAKED AND SCARED Schwervon! swings through Boise en route to Europe.

SWERVE ON WITH JEFFREY LEWIS AND SCHWERVON! Matt Roth and Nan Turner of indie-rock band Schwervon! met songwriter/comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis in New York City in the early ’90s. Turner, who helped set up one of Lewis’ early gigs, recalled his performance didn’t suggest a music career in his future, but the potential was there. “His brother Jack played with him, and Jack was the person who made him carry on with the show, because he was ready to quit three times in the middle,” Turner said. [Lewis] was like, ‘This is dumb. I don’t, I don’t, I can’t…’ And Jack was like, ‘Jeff, do it. Just do it.’” In spite of rocky beginnings, Lewis made good on the promise that Turner saw in him. On top of touring the U.S., Europe and Asia, he has received praise from Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, who called him “the best lyricist working in the U.S. today.” Renowned music critic and Consumer Guide columnist Robert Christgau wrote that Lewis could be “a wise-ass scold” but was also “a vulnerable master of the humorously ineffable.” Schwervon! has earned props, too. NPR called the duo’s music “rich with character.” likened it to “the White Stripes if they’d been raised on ... The Wedding Present rather than Blind Willie McTell.” Before heading to Europe, Schwervon! is traveling the U.S. with Lewis, including a stop at The Crux on Thursday, Oct. 24. In addition to forming Schwervon! with Turner, Roth helped found Olive Juice Music, an independent record label, promotion company and recording studio. From 19992011, OJM put on showcases of independent artists and released several albums, including the 2002 compilation Call It What You Want: This is Antifolk, which features tracks by Lewis, Roth, Kimya Dawson of Moldy Peaches and Daniel Johnston. Roth, Turner and their peers embraced a DIY spirit out of necessity. “You kind of had to get really creative about getting people’s attention,” Roth said. “The Internet was very early in its [development]. … And so, we just put on these group shows to kind of draw attention, and then people did a lot of self-releasing.” Roth ended OJM’s distribution efforts and moved with Turner back to his home state of Kansas, but Schwervon! has stayed busy. The band played South By Southwest this year and has toured the U.S. extensively. Roth and Turner both said that wouldn’t have been possible had they stayed in NYC. “An engineer friend of ours said, ‘New York is great for creating art. Then, you’ve got to get out,’” Turner said. —Ben Schultz

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Now, Now’s Cacie Dalager ties up loose ends with Threads BRIAN PALMER Cacie Dalager, lead vocalist for Minneapolisbased indie-rock trio Now, Now, says the experience recording the band’s second fulllength, Threads (2012, Trans-Records), can be summed up in one word. “Terrifying,” Dalager said, laughing. “We hadn’t put out a full-length in three years, so we had no idea what the response would be, or if anyone still cared or was interested, and we’d been having a hard time finding our sound. We had gone through some problematic transitions with people we were working with,” she added. “It was really stressful … There were so many variables and we had no idea what was going on.” really emotional and so all of those songs are Threads was released on Death Cab for really personal.” Cutie guitarist Chris Walla’s record label, In fact, some of the material is so perTrans—and it was Walla who reached out to sonal that sharing it was nerve-wracking for Now, Now, which is comprised of Dalager, Dalager, and she kept out details that might who also plays guitar, Jess Abbot on vocals reveal too much. and guitar and Brad Hale on drums and “It almost makes [writing] uncomfortsynth. The album also marked the first time able because you feel naked,” Dalager said the band left its home state of Minnesota to with a laugh. “You don’t know if people can record, and the content on Threads seems to tell what you’re writing about. Writing for mirror the uncertainty and anxiety swirling me is really secretive, and I try and capture around Now, Now at the time. the emotion of what has happened to me as A meditation on the search for meaning, opposed to storytelling and saying, ‘This haptrying to find out where you fit and where pened, and then this happened,’ and so on. I you stand with others, the angst captured on Threads is, well, the album’s narrative thread. try not to get too specific.” The fact that Dalager did share so much of In fact, the core of the record might very well herself—even if that’s not evident to every lislie in the bridge of the title track “Thread,” tener—has likely contributed to the album’s a power pop gem in which Dalager sings, success. “Find a thread to pull / And we can watch it After its March 2012 release, Threads was unravel / But this is just the start / We’ll find hailed as a “winning collection of emotional out who we are.” songs,” by Under the Radar. Alternative That feeling is also in the dreamy rock track “Wolf,” in which Dalager croons about Press called the record “compelling.” Now, Now performed at SXSW 2012 and the band longing to be “worn” by the object of her was pegged by Paste on its list affection, as well as in the of “Twenty Must-See Bands.” mid-tempo rock number “But NPR’s All Things Considered I Do,” which is filled with NOW, NOW With Kevin Devine and also praised Now, Now for questions and awkward postA Sea of Glass. Sunday, its “remarkably sophisticated breakup dialogue. The driving, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., $10. The ear for irresistibly infectious semi-acoustic pop track “Dead Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., pop-rock.” Oaks” ramps up the tension 208-345-4355, facebook. com/shredderboise. During the following 18 with lamentations of sleeplessmonths, Now, Now toured ness and the fear of unrequited with Minus the Bear and The love. While songs might or Lonely Forest, among others, and performed might not be entirely autobiographical, the on the Heavy and Light Tour with artists lyrics resonate deeply with Dalager. “[The album] is very personal, and for me, like Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman and The Lone Bellow. As Now, Now embarks on that’s the only way I’ll ever write something what is probably its last tour in support of the I’m happy with,” she told Boise Weekly. “I record, Dalager remains blown away by the can’t just pick any random topic and write continued interest. about it. It has to be something that really, “The shelf life for an album is usually really has affected me. The whole album is

Music is personal. With Now, Now, that goes double.

about a year. Threads came out over a year and a half ago, so it’s awesome that we can still tour on that, even though the album has been out for so long,” Dalager said. “[Threads] has done so much more than I ever would have hoped it would.” “When we went into the studio, we didn’t have a label, so the fact that Chris [Walla] contacted us, saying, ‘Hey, I want to put out your album’ … even if nothing happened with the album, I would be satisfied just because that happened.” As the Threads experience comes to a close, Dalager looks back on the past two years with a fond sense of lessons learned. “I think it’s good sometimes to be uncomfortable and have no idea what you’re doing because that’s the best way to learn what you want to be doing instead of what you don’t want to do,” she laughed. “And then to hear from people that something that’s so important to us is also important to them … that’s something you hope for, but you can’t expect that. So when you hear that from someone, it’s validating, like, ‘OK, I’m doing the right thing with my life. This is what I should be doing.’” That validation will be key for Now, Now when it starts working on the next album. As with Threads, it’s going to be a challenge and that challenge is always more difficult than Dalager expects it to be. “Every time we start writing a new album, I always think it is going to be way easier than the previous one was,” she said. “I always think I have a greater understanding of what I want it to sound like, what I want to sing, what I want it to be about. But every time it gets more difficult because more people are finding out about us and we’re growing as a band. You feel the pressure of that every time you try and write, so it just gets more stressful instead of getting easier.” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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BONEDANCE—With Snakecharmers, Blackcloud, Mariana and Starlings Murmurations. 9 p.m. $5. The Crux

DAVID NAIL—With The Brothers Osborne. 8 p.m. $20-$35. Knitting Factory

CHUCK SMITH DUO—With Nicole Christensen. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE LIMOUSINES, OCT. 23, NEUROLUX San Jose-based indie-electronica duo, The Limousines, is riding into towns across the U.S. in support of its sophomore album, Hush. Although Hush doesn’t share the feel-good innocence of the band’s debut, Get Sharp, it does embody some of its predecessor’s guiltlessness. Tracks like Hush’s “Love Is A Dog From Hell” show The Limousines’ ability to blend a kind of ’90s pop inanity and believable sincerity. With a phenomenal live show reputation and some of the catchiest lyrics and beats out there, you might want to catch a ride with these dudes. —Paul Hefner With Mona and Dresses, 7 p.m., $10. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886,

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JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub

ALEXIS GIDEON—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

JOHNNY BUTLER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Cosmic Pizza


JOHNNY SHOES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

CHUCK SMITH TRIO—With Nicole Christensen. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers THE LIMOUSINES—With Mona and the Dresses. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux

KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—9 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS—With Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T. 7 p.m. $30. Taco Bell Arena


CHRIS GUTIERREZ—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement

YVE EVANS AND PAUL TILLOTSON—6:30 p.m. $17-$22. Sapphire Room

MAGIC MOUTH—With Hikes and Goldspine. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. 127 Club

DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement

STEADY RUSH—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

EXTREME METAL HALLOWEEN—With Karin Comes Killing, EOAF, Mortal Ashes and more. 9 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

STONE SEED—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

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

TEACH ME EQUALS—With Dark Swallows. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder

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

FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JEFFREY LEWIS—With Schwervon! and Mindrip. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux

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

NED EVETT—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

THE USED—With William Control. 8 p.m. $25-$45. Knitting Factory

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

YVE EVANS AND PAUL TILLOTSON—6:30 p.m. $17-$22. Sapphire Room

WALK THE MOON—With The Mowgli’s and Smallpools. 8 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory

Widowspeak Josh Harmony JOSH HARMONY—With Josh Mehring and Travesura. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux.

WIDOWSPEAK—With Pure Bathing Culture. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux






THE SWIRL—With Fivestar. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

DAN COSTELLO TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DANGEROUS DAVE (OF DEDICATED SERVERS)—10 p.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement

SONS OF THUNDER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

YVE EVANS—6:30 p.m. $15$20. Sapphire Room


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

DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement

EMD PARTY—9 p.m. $5. The Shredder

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

KEVIN DEVINE—With Now, Now and A Sea of Glass. See Noise, Page 24. 6 p.m. $10. The Shredder

FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MENOMENA—See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. $10. The Crux OKTOBERFEST WITH BOISE EDELWEISS BAND—5 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow OPHELIA—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

NATHAN REISCH—With Jesii Dobrusky. 7 p.m. FREE. The Crux PHILIP BELZESKI—6:30 p.m. FREE. Cosmic Pizza RIVERSIDE JAZZ JAM—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar YVE EVANS—7 p.m. $15. Egyptian Theatre


SAM AND JEANNE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Cosmic Pizza


TYLER JORDAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

GO LISTEN BOISE MUSIC SPREE—With DJ Bones, The Acrotomoans, Mindshoes and Gorcias. 9 p.m. $3. Liquid

SPARE PARTS—7 p.m. FREE. Jumpin’ Janets



ARMED AND HAMMERED—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

BOISE OLD TIME JAM—With The Country Club. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


CROSS CHECK—With Cross Me. 7 p.m. $7. The Crux

JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub

DOWNTOWN BROWN—With Sneezbole and Sword of a Bad Speller. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder

JOEL KASSERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

EMILY TIPTON BAND—With Ophelia. 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s RADIO BOISE PRESENTS RUBBLEBUCKET—With Bread and Circus. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $12 door. Neurolux

DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement

OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s RAHEL BEAL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Cosmic Pizza SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

POKE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

Indie rockers Menomena are a force of musical mystery. On the heels of a cross-country tour and 2012’s weighty Moms— which Pitchfork called, “without doubt the most aggressive record Menomena have ever made—the Portland, Ore.-based band returns to Boise, reminding us to thank our lucky stars for the City of Trees’ proximity to the City of Roses. By employing odd instruments like glockenspiel and baritone saxophone while also paying attention to important details like melodic vocal harmonies, Menomena is the best kind of strange. —Paul Hefner

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9 p.m., $10. The Crux, 1022 Main St., 503-784-1182,

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STAR COSTUMER Fashion takes center stage in new Star Moxley exhibit Arts organizations, including Off Center Dance, are kicking up their heels after getting grants from the Rauschenberg Foundation.

GRANTS, PLANTS AND METAL Earlier this month, three local arts organizations received grants that were as much a surprise to them as the big check is to Publisher’s Clearinghouse winners. The Rauschenberg Foundation—founded in 1990 by artist Robert Rauschenberg to “promote awareness of the causes and groups close to his heart”—awarded seed grants to 16 small- to mid-sized arts organizations in cities across the U.S., including three in Boise: Off Center Dance, Visual Arts Collective and Story, Story Night. The Foundation “worked in partnership with cultural leaders in underserved communities” to find grantees that make “unique contributions to their communities.” Nominations were made anonymously and the awards were a surprise to the grantees, who will receive $10,000 per year for three years (for a total of $30,000) of “unrestricted capital,” meaning they can use the funds however they see fit. According to a spokesperson, the foundation hopes the money will be “put toward the [recipient] organization’s sustainability and the community.” And in news of another groundbreaking surprise, groundbreaking has begun on a new public art project. When Boise Weekly spoke with local architect Steve Trout earlier this summer (BW, Citizen, Steve Trout, June 12, 2013), he talked about working with local artist Dwaine Carver on a large “trellis” of stainless steel and greenery that will stand like a sentry at the north Eighth Street entrance to the Grove Plaza. The amalgam of man-made and organic materials is slated to be a 16- to 18-foottall “heliotrope” of twisted rods, as well as vines that are expected to change with the seasons. Check back for more on this project in the coming weeks. —Amy Atkins

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JESSICA HOLMES To measure the sheer scale of what it takes to put on a professional theater production, look at the costumes. It’s in the fabric swatches, hand-selected in a luxe LA market. It’s in the design sketches and idea boards, illustrating a deft attention to color, character, context and mood. It’s in the finished look, stitched together by many hands. “And this is only in the costume department,” said Star Moxley. For 35 years, Moxley has been the masJust a few examples of costume designs by Star Moxley, on display at Enso Artspace through Nov. 22. termind behind the scenes of epic fashion at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Star’s work significantly influences all aspects actress playing the role. Trains are notoriously Theater, Idaho Theater for Youth and Boise of our work together.” difficult to control, especially in a crowded, Contemporary Theater. In “Elements: A “Elements,” curated by Jacqueline Crist, very active scene.” Costume Retrospective,” a new exhibit runis funded in part by a Boise 150 Grant that Instead of hurting the performance, Moxning now through Nov. 22 at Enso Artspace recognizes people who have made significant ley’s design elevated it. The actress portraying in Garden City, 26 of Moxley’s costume Lady Macbeth had to physically work the train contributions to the community. designs are showcased. “Elements” provides Moxley’s work speaks to the gaps and the around the stage. an in-depth look at the fashion, inspiration growth of the city and its arts scene over the “It informed the increasing desperation of and intricacy that have gone into some of the years. Born in Boise and a resident here for the character, driving and underscoring the most unforgettable staged moments in Boise most of her life, Moxley had no formal schoolanger, frustration and literal danger of the history. ing in the costume design craft, but she did scene,” Fee said. “It’s so amazing that this stuff looks even Her work in Macbeth won Moxley a World have a passion. better close up,” said Vida Lietuvninkas, who “It was a natural process,” Moxley said. Stage Design award. attended the show’s Oct. 18 opening. “I’ve always loved fabric; I created and sold As both an actor and director, Clark also Moxley is known for the big ideas she quilts in art galleries in the ’70s. I know fabric feels that Moxley helps bring insight through brings to a production, and her laser-sharp by using it and sewing with it. I approach clothing. When Clark played Jerry in BCT’s focus on even the smallest details. colors in a different way than most.” The Zoo Story, Moxley’s costuming was inte“One of her many gifts is a breathtaking Moxley got her start in costuming in 1981, attention to detail,” said BCT Artistic Director gral to Clark’s character. when the Idaho Shakespeare Festival called a “Jerry had so little, but he was going to Matthew Cameron Clark. “That’s not just an river berm off of Parkcenter Boulevard home. look his very best and make that day count,” expression. I have, more than once, actually held my breath in response to seeing one of her Clark said. “Star saw that in a way no one else In those early days, she scrounged and bargained for fabric and made the most with what could have.” costumes up close. That’s artistry.” she could get her hands on. Moxley said it all starts with the text. Moxley admits to designing for the moment No matter what the budget, though, she She reads the play first and brings thoughts, when it all clicks together in an emotional renderings, swatches and inspiration photos to always had a flair for the dramatic. Eventually, response for everyone involved. meetings with the director until as Boise theater companies grew professionally, “My favorite moment on she was able to grow alongside them. In time, a cohesive look and feel start stage is when the audience she gained an extraordinary skill set and an to gel. responds the way you intended ELEMENTS: A DESIGN “It’s an interesting process,” eye for costume design that have taken her and them to respond,” she said. “It’s RETROSPECTIVE Moxley said. “It’s about putting Boise theater to whole new places. just a brief little moment, espeOn display until Friday, Nov. 22. Open Thursdays from “Star has played an integral role in the artogether classic silhouettes with cially when you think about the 3-8 p.m. and Saturdays from tistic growth of the [Shakespeare] Festival over abstract interpretations. It’s a amount of work that’s been cre12-4 p.m., or by appointthe decades she has worked with us, challengmixing of concepts. You merge ated going into it. It’s like when ment. Artist walkthrough ing us artistically, helping me to develop our contemporary values with the the audience gasps. It’s audible with Star Moxley on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 production shops and the process of construcpast to make it connect.” appreciation.” p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE. Enso tion, even working on the business of the Fee called her a true colIn his 22nd year as ISF proArtspace, 120 E. 38th St., Festival and our collaborations with our other laborator. ducing artistic director, Charles Garden City, 208-991-0117, companies,” said Fee. “We have created so many Fee reflects on a standout Over the years, Moxley has batted down projects together that I really Moxley moment: a costume she many offers and opportunities to move elsedon’t draw much of a line bedesigned for Macbeth. tween her work and my work,” where. She wants to stay in Boise. “Star designed a very long “I love doing it,” she said. “I’ll keep on said Fee. “We simply talk about everything: train for the dress worn by Lady Macbeth in the banquet scene,” he recalled. “We were all a casting, period, palette, texture, stage business, going. Costuming is a wealth of opportunity, with text in hand.” rhythm, props, on and on. In other words, bit concerned about how this would affect the B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Special Screenings

LOST AND FOUND Redford’s turn in All Is Lost is anything but GEORGE PRENTICE Don’t let the title fool you. Robert Redford, perhaps Hollywood’s most underrated journeyman, has found the role of a lifetime in All Is Lost, a masterful, Oscar-worthy narrative of a search for self-awareness, set on a roiling ocean where self matters little. All Is Lost is the second in a string of survivalthemed films out this fall, which includes Gravity—the 3-D space odyssey not to be missed—and 12 Years A Slave, an epic of endurance and purpose coming to Boise in November. In roles that he has called “intrinsically Old man and the sea? Not exactly, as a 77-year-old Robert Redford performs many of his own harrowing stunts. American guys,” Redford has portrayed everyone’s favorite outlaw (Butch Cassidy and right. But I wasn’t. I will miss you. I’m Academy Awards was in 2002, when he was the Sundance Kid), intrepid reporter (All the sorry.” President’s Men) and great white hunter (Out granted an honorary statuette, primarily for All Is Lost is a perfect companion piece to his work with the Sundance Institute. Here’s of Africa). He is also an expert comedian— Gravity. Bullock and Redford’s performancbringing to mind Cary Grant’s best work—in hoping that he kept that tux in storage for a return visit to the Oscars next year, when he’s es, though set against dramatically different films such as Barefoot in the Park and The landscapes, have a nearly parallel connection: certain to be nominated for Best Actor. It’s a Candidate. Redford’s work behind the camintelligence and fortitude while never overrole of a lifetime for era is also notable: He Redford, who portrays emoting. In fact, when nighttime jet-black won the Best Director an experienced yachts- ocean waves envelop Redford, my thoughts Oscar for Ordinary ALL IS LOST (PG-13) man—credited only as raced back to Bullock’s deep-space prison in People. Bundle all of “Our Man”—reduced Gravity. It’s riveting stuff, reminding us that that up with his SunWritten and Directed by J.C. Chandor to near nothingness as film can thrill like no other medium. dance Institute—midStarring Robert Redford Though still ruggedly handsome, the he is tormented by the wife to the rebirth of Opens Friday, October 25, at The Flicks 77-year-old Redford is no longer a kid. But Indian Ocean. American independent The title of the film when Our Man climbs the extremely tall film—and maybe we mast (and yes, that’s Redford up there, doing refers specifically to should go ahead and words Redford’s nameless character writes in his own stunts) in the face of a monstrous add Redford’s face to Mount Rushmore. storm, Redford puts most of his acting jua farewell letter to his loved ones (whom we But if my guess is right, Redford’s highest niors to shame. His grip on the mast and his never see): praise may still be in store, after audiences “I think you would all agree that I tried,” audience proves that there is nothing to be discover All Is Lost, a vast, largely wordlost with Redford. he writes. “I tried to be true. I tried to be less spectacle. Redford’s only visit to the

BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: HALLOWEEN (1978)—John Carpenter’s original 1978 horror classic tale of Michael Meyers’ escape from the loony bin in order to go look through folks’ windows without them knowing (before killing them, naturally). What’s better? Costume contest with prizes. Get advance tickets at boiseclassicmovies. com. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, GUILTY ’TIL PROVEN INNOCENT—Celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Month at this documentary screening, which benefits the Idaho Humane Society’s pit bull spay and neuter program. Buy tickets online at, at the shelter, 4775 Dorman St. in Boise, or the IHS PetSmart Adoption Center, 130 N. Milwaukee St. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. $10. Country Club Reel Theatre, 4550 Overland Road, Boise, 208-3772620, SOMM—Four men prepare for the Master Sommelier Exam in this film about the prestigious, secretive organization. Followed by a post-screening discussion. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. $10-$12. Magic Lantern Theater, 100 E. 2nd St., Ketchum, 208-726-3308.

Opening ALL IS LOST—A man voyaging alone across the Indian Ocean must fix his vessel and struggle to survive when a metal container from a freighter damages his sailboat. Directed by Margin Call’s J.J. Chandor, Robert Redford stars as the only actor in this film. (PG-13) Opens Friday, Oct. 25. The Flicks. THE COUNSELOR—A respected lawyer gets in deep with an illegal business deal. Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt star in this adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel. Directed by Ridley Scott. (R) Opens Friday, Oct. 25. Edwards 9, 22.

EXTRA/SCREEN WORLD PRESS SPOTLIGHTS BOISE WEEKLY STORY ON NC-17 FILM The controversy stemmed from our reporting on Idaho Code 23-614, People are talking. which prohibits exhibition of “sexual intercourse...” and “any person When Boise Weekly published an Oct. 9 essay about how Blue is the being touched, caressed, or fondled on the breast, buttocks, anus or Warmest Color, an NC-17-rated film about love between two women, genitals.” And with The Flicks—everyone’s was apparently too hot for local theaters to favorite showcase for critically acclaimed handle, the nation’s entertainment press films—beer and wine license hanging in the pounced on our story. balance, ownership has decided not to showVariety, the “show business Bible,” ran a case any NC-17 films. story with the Oct.10 headline, “Blue Is the Sundance Films began tweeting out Boise Warmest Color Can’t Play Idaho Theater Due Weekly’s story: “Want to see the Palme d’Or to Obscenity.” The Hollywood Reporter folwinner? Let’s get noisy Boise!” lowed suit with its headline, “Racy Palme d’Or Insiders at Sundance tell Boise Weekly Winner Blue is the Warmest Color Won’t Show that they’ve been actively working on securin Idaho Theaters.” Britain’s The Guardian ing a Boise showcase so that Idahoans may then picked up the story, its Oct. 10 headline indeed get to see the film. Stay tuned. reading, “Blue is the Warmest Color banned in Blue is the Warmest Color is too racy for Boise Idaho as Sex and Alcohol Don’t Mix.” —George Prentice theaters. Too bad it’s one of the best films of the year.


JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA—Johnny Knoxville takes on the infamous Jackass character Irving Zisman as he journeys across America with his “grandson,” Billy, in this hidden-camera comedy. (R) Opens Friday, Oct. 25. Edwards 9, 22.

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WILDERNESS ESCAPE Another argument for wilderness BEN WICKHAM

Get ready to do some swapping.

OUTDOOR LOVIN’ Boise is getting a little more love in print, this time from National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Local filmmaker Skip Armstrong testifies to the greatness of the Boise area for those looking to snag some multi-day outdoor adventures. Part of a “Long Weekends Like a Local” feature, Armstrong touts the Ridge to Rivers trail system, Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, The Little Ski Hill, Asana Climbing Gym and the Payette and Boise rivers, among other area highlights. He also offers his take on some of the best places to eat, drink and stay—and apparently where to find the cheapest cocktails in town. Check out the story online at Speaking of adventures, occasional dustings of early season snow have given skiers and snowboarders tantalizing teases of the ski season to come. And while the reality of that wish is still a way off, there are a few things that can satiate the snow craving. YMCA Downtown will start its indoor winter ski conditioning class on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The 12-session course is dedicated to getting people fit and ready to tackle the hill—without those pesky early season injuries that help you realize a summer of barbecuing did nothing to strengthen your quads. Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and are adaptable for all skill levels and skiing disciplines. YMCA members can join for $60 for the full session or $30 for up to six classes. Nonmembers will pay $120 for 12 sessions or $60 for up to six. Preregistration is required at Still have questions? Call 208-3445502, ext. 223. Need something more to while away the time until opening day? This is your official notice to start cleaning the old gear out of your garage and making room for new additions: The annual Bogus Basin Ski and Snowboard Swap will fill Expo Idaho Thursday, Oct. 31-Sunday, Nov. 3, giving everyone the chance to sell all those goodies they never use anymore or pick up new treasures. The event is a fundraiser for the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation and a portion of sales goes to the organization. Interested in selling some stuff? Go online to to register. Everyone else can set an alarm reminder for 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1—that’s when the sale opens to buyers. —Deanna Darr

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A couple of summers ago, my good friend McCay and I hiked into a backcountry lake to spend the night, and we did all the things backpackers typically do. I remember dropping my pack heavily onto the ground at the end of a long day. We cooked on a stove smaller than a baseball. Our food was bland: McCay had something prepackaged and freeze dried; I ate mac and cheese out of a box. We gazed at stars, slept soundly on the ground and I distinctly remember watching McCay filter water out of the lake as the last light of day faded in the west. Many of us have been on our fair share of backpack trips or hikes, and we all know how it goes. But in the morning, McCay and I awoke to one of those rare events that occur in the wilderness, one of those things that you stumble upon, fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. When we got out of our tents, right as the sun lifted over the eastern ridge, we glanced down at the lake and its surface looked solid, smooth as glass and every bit as clear. A half-inch layer of ice had formed across the whole lake overnight. I understand that lakes freeze overnight all the time, but this was mid July and I’m sure the

overnight temperature had barely dipped below 32 degrees, if at all. This was also 2011—the biggest snow season in years— and a solid pack of snow still rested on the north-facing slope above the inlet of the lake. I remember my feet stinging in the cold water when I soaked them the night before. This was not something you normally see in the heat of summer. Kneeling down on the shore, I broke off a pane of ice and held it in my hand. It was perfectly clear, without a grain of sand or bit of murkiness. I then flung it along the ice on the surface of the lake and it slid for a few feet before shattering into dozens of shards, each piece making a tinkling sound as it skipped away. We took turns sliding ice like shuffleboard pucks, watching their peaceful explosions. We must have done this for at least a half an hour, maybe even 45 minutes, at times giggling, at times awe-struck, taking the time to watch each other toss a slice of ice, pausing with anticipation even though we’d seen the same action repeated more than a dozen times already. I feel like we lost track of time. For a moment, we forgot about anything else that existed. I think of that morning now while reading Wallace Stegner’s The Wilderness

Letter, a letter written in 1960 in defense of protecting wild lands in the West. Stegner argued that we will lose our identity as Americans if our wilderness is lost. He wrote that wilderness shaped our history and our character and that, “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed.” We inherently need the idea of wilderness, what Stegner calls the “geography of hope.” Stegner only hints at what is the most important part of what wilderness provides for us. Many people say they go there to live simply, to take it easy or get away from the hassle of regular life. Wilderness can cut deeper than that. Fathers often talk about taking their children to a ballgame and how it feels to recapture a feeling of youth; but as much as an adult may feel like a kid again, they’re still conscious of the fact that they are not. I don’t know if Stegner ever sat and acted like a kid with his good friend while sliding ice across the surface of a lake, but when I think back on that morning at the lake with McCay, the sun shining down through whitebark pines and reflecting off granite slabs, I can tap back into that happiness we felt. It has become a preserved sanctuary in my memory—a part of my own geography of hope.






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DROP-IN ADULT BASKETBALL—The gymnasium is open for drop-in use. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. $4 per visit. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-384-4486, parks. FEMME MOVEMENT STUDIO CLASSES—Register for all types of classes including pole dance, burlesque, belly dance, yoga and hip-hop all in a studio with skilled instructors. The studio is open on Fridays from noon-10 p.m. and on Saturdays noonmidnight. The studio is available during and after hours for private functions and classes. Email or call 208-906-1470 to register for classes. Fridays. $5-$20. Get lost at the Farmstead corn maze.

SEASON OF SCARE Once, the harvest season was an excuse to celebrate the bounty of the land as we prepared for the cold, dark days of winter. Now, it’s an excuse to run around a cornfield and scare the bejesus out of ourselves like we’re the college kids in a B-grade horror movie who wandered away from the rest of the group to make out. That’s never a good course of action in the movies—unless being chased by a monster/zombie/vengeful ghost/chainsawwielding killer is your thing. But put that whole scared-til-youpee-yourself situation into a corn maze and substitute actors for actual fiends and you can get all the slightly twisted fun of fear without the unfortunate side effect of evisceration. Enter the season of the corn maze—haunted or otherwise—when we can indulge our hankering for just the right amount of fear, safe in the knowledge that we’ll make it home at the end of the night. Of course, fear comes in various doses—from the relatively harmless “crap, this corn all looks the same” kind of fear to the decidedly more thrilling “I want my mommy!” variety. Thankfully, the Treasure Valley is filled with enough harvest/horror options to appease every taste. Take, for example, The Farmstead Corn Maze near the intersection of Eagle Road and I-84. The corn maze—cut in the form of a horse-riding cowboy this year—is carved into 18 acres. Most days, it’s a pretty straight-laced corn maze with various activities to take part in while making your way through. There’s even a kid’s maze for the little ones, along with a pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, corn cannon and something called a “cow train” (which, as you might imagine, is a train of cow-shaped cars pulled by a tractor). But come Friday and Saturday nights in October, a portion of the maze is transformed into the Field of Screams—which means you can expect more than just corn in the field. Tickets range between $8-$18, depending on what you want to do. Get more details at It’s much the same story at Linder Farms, (7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian) where a 15-acre corn maze is joined by hay rides, a pumpkin patch, pony rides and a climbing wall, among other attractions. But after dark, the Trail of Terror and the Haunted Corn Trail offer more grown-up thrills. (The free game of laser tag or mechanical bull ride with admission is the odd cherry on top.) Admission ranges from $7-$14 and you can find more info at Haunted World in Caldwell skips the “oh goodness” scares and goes for the jugular with three haunted areas: the 30-acre Haunted World outdoor haunt, Skullvania haunted asylum and a toned-down corn maze. The attraction, at the corner of Northside and Chinden boulevards—opens after dusk Monday-Saturday and stays open until midnight. Tickets cost $20, and an extra $3 will put up at the front of the line. Check out for details.

FIELD HOCKEY CLUB—Boise’s first field hockey club. First month is free. Saturdays. 10:30 a.m. Ann Morrison Park, next to the fountains. For information, call 208-608-2526 or email Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard., Boise. JUMP ROPE CLASSES—Beginners and novices are encouraged to join. Ages 6 to adult can learn moves on single rope, double dutch and the Chinese wheel, in small class sizes, from professional national and world champion teachers, the Summerwind Skippers. Contact Kathy Moe at kmoe@cableone. net. $35 per month. Mondays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. $35 per month, 208-631-5294. Irish Dance Idaho, 1909 Wildwood, Boise, KICKSTART PROGRAM—Beginner classes offered for kids, teens and adults on Mondays. Includes FREE uniform and four passes to advanced classes. Earn your first karate belt. Mondays and Fridays, 5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27. $99. Idaho Martial Arts, 515 S. Fitness, Eagle, 208-863-3673, NEW ZUMBA STUDIO CLASSES—Join the party with Zumba instructor Natalie Gallegos. Classes at 9:30 a.m on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; noon on Tuesday and Thursday; and 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Email for more info. Mondays-Fridays. $8$60. Fuego Fuzion Latin Dance Studio, 1187 W. River St., Boise, 208-283-6002. SASSY SALSA—Men and women are welcome to drop in anytime for an aerobic workout with Salsa dance steps. No experience is necessary to get in shape and work on your sexiness, just wear comfortable shoes (no black soled shoes) and clothing and follow the teacher’s moves. Wednesdays, 7-7:50 p.m. $5 per class. Forte Pilates, 518 S. Ninth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-342-4945, TOY MACHINE & FRIENDS DEMO— Skate demonstration with a slate of top riders. 1 p.m. FREE. Pipe Dreams Skate Park, Smeed Parkway, Caldwell, 208-424-6824,

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2011 AYRES RIBBON RIDGE PINOT NOIR, $34 This wine’s complex aromas build slowly, starting with earthy bing cherry, blackberry and plum backed by nuances of leather, game, vanilla and lightly toasted oak. In the mouth, it’s a burst of creamy fruit flavors, including black cherry and sweet raspberry perfectly balanced by racy acidity. The velvety finish, with its fine tannins and red fruit flavors, lingers on and on. 2010 J.K. CARRIERE VESPIDAE PINOT NOIR, $40 Though this wine opens with opulent dark berry and cherry aromas backed by leather and licorice, there’s also a light touch of Brettanomyces, the yeast so prevalent in Belgian beers. In small doses, as here, it adds spice and an intriguing bit of earthy funk. The palate is beautifully balanced, filled with ripe plum and soft cherry that carries through on the silky finish. 2009 LANGE THREE HILLS CUVEE PINOT NOIR, $40 Sweet strawberry aromas explode from the glass, colored by enticing touches of smoke, mineral and mint. This wine is definitely the richest of the three, with candied cherry flavors up front that turn slightly crisp and tart on the finish. The fruit is matched by a medley of spicy cinnamon and clove with touches of black tea and anise. Stylistically, it’s a real crowd-pleaser. —David Kirkpatrick

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If you’re looking for the perfect red wine for the upcoming celebratory season, you need look no further than pinot noir. When done right, these wines are elegant and voluptuous, with silky fruit flavors, soft tannins and long finishes. Pinot noir is lovely on its own and equally at home paired with holiday fare. Unfortunately, the grape can be both difficult to grow and to transform into wine. Quality comes at a price, so while you can find decent pinot for less than $20, really good bottles sell for considerably more. Here are three contenders for a spot at your holiday table.

If there was a mayor of the Village at Meridian, it would be Hugh Crawford,

IT TAKES A VILLAGE Dining options abound in the massive Village at Meridian TARA MORGAN In total, there are five sprawling restaurant Hugh Crawford pulls off the walk-and-talk spaces surrounding the spewing fountain— better than most Aaron Sorkin characters. Kona Grill, Yard House, Twigs Bistro & Moving briskly through the Village at MeridMartini Bar and Backstage Bistro—with the ian’s side streets—past dozens of construction fifth space still available. There are also two workers milling about in hard hats—he mainPavilion buildings that will house permanent tains commendable focus on his monologue. locations for local food trucks Calle 75 Street “The Village at Meridian is a millionTacos and RiceWorks Asian Food, along with square-foot lifestyle/entertainment, mixed-use some other, yet-to-be-announced concepts. project,” said Crawford, general manager for “They’re only 250 square feet … so you the development, located at Eagle Road and have to know how to operate in a small Fairview Avenue. “We’re not just building a space,” said Crawford. “The food truck guys shopping center, we’re building a place where know how to do that.” the community can come and gather.” The Pavilion buildings are tricked out with As he steps onto the manicured main plaza, the imaginary camera pans out to reveal a mas- large windows and long, wooden communal seating tables where diners can wolf something sive, dancing water fountain with sculptures down or linger with their laptops. hovering on its rim, surrounded by patio seatThe small, open space appealed to Calle 75 ing that spills out in every direction. co-owner Mike Weems, who was seeking a “This is what we call Fountain Square; more stationary kitchen. this is our centerpiece,” Crawford said with “We didn’t really want to open up a fulla proud grin. “All of our restaurants interact blown restaurant, but what we’re doing out with that square.” there is one of their Pavilion buildings, so it’s Fountain Square has as much in common actually a counter-service deal and it’s in a rewith a mall food court as the open-air Village ally modern, new glass building,” said Weems. at Meridian does with a typical mall. And “What it’ll allow us to do is basically be open nothing supports that claim better than the seven days a week, sell and fountain itself. prep, and service our mobile “It’s the most technologically deal so we can still do all of our advanced, dancing, choreoTHE VILLAGE AT MERIDIAN events.” graphed water fountain in the 3600 E. Fairview Ave., But the adjacent chain resworld,” said Crawford. “It’s not Meridian, 208-888-1701, taurants dwarf these tiny Pavilthe largest, but the capabilities ion spaces. Kona Grill is about of this fountain—it does things 28 times larger than Calle 75— that no other fountain in the or a little less than 7,000 square world can do. … We have a feet—with a glistening open kitchen, a modern whole playlist of songs, so every hour-onbar with wood accents and pocket doors that the-hour a show kicks off. …The jets have a open up onto an indoor/outdoor patio with capability of shooting 60 feet in the air; we’ve heaters and a mister system. toned it down to about 35 feet.”

“It’ll be the first and only in Idaho probably for us,” said Marci Rude, VP of real estate and development at Arizona-based Kona Grill, which boasts 23 restaurants in 16 states. The Meridian location will be the chain’s 24th. Kona Grill serves an extensive sushi menu, along with flatbreads, salads and an array of Asian fusion entrees, like Big Island Meatloaf with shoyu cream and Miso-Sake Sea Bass with pan-Asian ratatouille. “We fly in our fish fresh daily from Hawaii, Alaska. … We’re still one of the few restaurant concepts that does everything by scratch,” said Rude. “So we make all of our dressings, all of our sauces, our pickles, our desserts, everything is homemade back in our kitchen.” Across the way, another expanding chain, Yard House, has also unveiled its first Idaho outpost. Though its original location in Long Beach, Calif., serves 250 beers on tap, the 7,800-square-foot Meridian pub offers 140— from big name domestics to rotating micros. Yard House’s kegs are housed in two giant walk-in coolers. The beers flow through hundreds of lines that zoom up across the ceiling and into two tap islands. Each time a keg blows, the line is hooked into the wall, where it’s flushed with fresh water until it runs clean. This keeps air from getting in the line, which reduces foam by almost three-quarters. As well as serving brews in a variety of sizes—from 9-ounce “shorty” pours to 36-ounce “half yard” glasses—Yard House also features a full bar and a variety of American fusion menu items, like shiitake garlic noodles, pear and gorgonzola flatbread, grilled Korean beef short rib street tacos and Mediterranean seared scallops. 34 While Kona Grill and Yard House B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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are the only two restaurants currently up-and-running in Fountain Square— with Big Al’s, Which Which, Chipotle, Noodles and Co. and Chick-fil-A operating in other parts of the massive complex— Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar, Backstage Bistro, La Creme Frozen Yogurt, Calle 75 and RiceWorks are slated to open over the holidays. Twigs, a small, Spokane, Wash.-based chain, will crank out more American fusion fare—like butternut squash flatbread, Cuban dip sandwiches and pork osso bucco—along with 36 signature, sugary martinis. Backstage Bistro, located inside the Village Cinema, will lean more toward Fin de Siecle than Sex and the City. The second-story, global fusion eatery and wine bar is decked out with Art Nouveau flourishes, a blown-glass chandelier and a screen that loops classic movies. Diners can sit on the restaurant’s romantic patio or order food and drinks while watching new releases inside the Cinema’s Dolby Atmos-equipped theaters. “Eleven of the theaters have a second-level balcony, which is an extension of the restaurant and bar so you can go into the theater and order dinner and a glass of wine in the balcony seating,” Crawford said. “They have servers up there … and they have runners that will bring the food in.” And if these dining concepts somehow don’t seem massive enough, Toby Keith’s 17,000-square-foot I Love This Bar & Grill will open in early 2014, along with The Counter Custom Built Burgers. Add in around 20 retail stores, a 37,000-square-foot Axiom Fitness Center, 150,000 square feet of office space, a stage for summer concerts and a playground with a swath of grass that converts into an ice-skating rink, and the Village at Meridian starts to live up to its name. “This is not, ‘Come and shop,’” said Crawford. “This is, ‘Come and hang out.’” 32

Green Chili’s doors are closing, but not before it finds a buyer.

FOOD NEWS Boise eatery The Green Chile, named after New Mexico’s famous capsicum, has decided to get out of the business after four and a half years in operation. Owner Mark Jensen confirmed that he’s selling his restaurant at 5616 W. State St., which his children have been running for the past year. “I’m living in Utah now and the kids are getting burned out and want to sell,” said Jensen. Though Jensen says there has been “some interest” in the space, he insists that the doors will stay open until a deal is made. He says there’s also the possibility that whoever purchases the spot will continue with the Green Chile concept. “It’ll be open until we sell,” said Jensen. For more info, call 208-853-0103 or visit greenchileidaho. com. And in opening news, Mount Everest Momo Cafe has set up shop at 2114 S. Broadway Ave. in the Broadway Park Plaza. Though the joint prominently features momo in its name, it has no relation to Momo Dumplings in Meridian. Mount Everest’s menu is mostly dominated by Indian specialties, including samosas, Tandoori-baked naan and a number of vegetarian, seafood and lamb curries. The menu also features pan-fried Tibetan-style noodles along with its namesake, chicken or veggie Nepalese momo served with tomato achar. For more info, call 208-342-1268 or visit In downtown opening news, Dharma Sushi and Thai is now open in the Adelmann Building at 624 W. Idaho St. The fastcasual, counter service concept offers American-style sushi rolls along with rotating Thai curries. Dharma Sushi and Thai also offers delivery and a late-night menu from 9 p.m.-3 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday. For more info, call 208-392-2834 or visit And finally, in reopening-under-a-new-name news, former Russian Bear Cafe owners Oleg and Svetlana Mironov have opened Rendezvous in the former Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar and Catering space at 1117 E. Winding Creek Drive, Ste. 150, in Eagle. Rendezvous offers Eastern and Western European favorites—like meat dumplings, cabbage rolls and crepes—along with filet mignon, roasted lamb chops and braised duck breast. The spot will still serve its signature selection of Baltika Russian beers in addition to wines and regional draft crafts. Rendezvous is open 4:30-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; and 4:30-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday. For more info, call 208-9391911. —Tara Morgan B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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IN RE: JAMEY ANN WARREN A Petition to change the name of JAMEY ANN WARREN, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to JAMEY ANN LEWIS. The reason for the change in name is to resume maiden name after divorce. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on November 14, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St., Boise, Idaho. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.

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Date: Sept. 9, 2013 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH, CLERK OF THE COURT By: Debra Urizar, Deputy Clerk Pub. Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2013.


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36 Playing 37 Rideshare rides 38 Whistle-blowers? 40 One of three stars in the Summer Triangle 42 One of a race in Middle-earth 43 Painter’s deg. 45 Caroline du Sud, e.g. 46 Publisher’s entreaty 48 Some wraps 50 Sonata starters 53 Plant whose seed is sold as a health food product 55 Twin of Jacob 56 Actress Sorvino 57 Cat’s resting place, maybe 58 “Gilligan’s Island” castaway 61 When doubled, a sad sound effect 62 No longer exists 63 “Be My Yoko ___” (Barenaked Ladies single) 64 When doubled, a hit song of 1965 and 1989 65 Porter 67 ’50s duds 69 Carry or iron follower 70 Bupkis 71 Overcast 72 AARP concern 73 Pub offering 75 NATO member?: Abbr. 76 Pub offerings 77 Not even close 78 Eponym of a Southern “-ville” 79 Sport using xisteras 81 Word with solar or sound 83 Bide one’s time 86 Beverages in bowls 87 Apple variety 88 Jaw 90 Doozy 92 Went off? 95 Isle where Macbeth is buried 96 Film bit 97 Score abbr.

98 Violation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics 103 Achieve 105 Just what the doc ordered? 106 Go cold turkey 107 That, in Tabasco 108 Underdog’s saying 114 Personal digits: Abbr. 115 ___ the Eagle (a Muppet) 116 Date for New Year’s Day 117 Barely get 118 Kicker’s prop 119 Draft org. 120 Paintball mementos 121 Animal with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

DOWN 1 Tach readout 2 “Bien sûr!” 3 Some map lines: Abbr. 4 Feared red state 5 Nymph of Greek myth 6 Fire sign 7 Intention 8 Floral components 9 Teaser 10 ___ Millan a k a the Dog Whisperer 11 Some teasers 12 Additionally 13 In the 70s, say 14 Shakespeare heroine 15 Computer programming problem 16 In the vicinity of 17 Singer Pendergrass and others 19 Jalopies 23 Daredevil’s asset 24 “… and ___ it again!” 29 Sharon’s predecessor 30 Beachgoer’s pride, informally 31 Doozy 32 ___ Independent Press Awards 33 In transit 34 [sigh] 39 Coldblooded

41 Joy of TV 43 [air kiss] 44 Something you might get shot for? 47 Red or white vessel 49 “It can’t wait!” 50 Place where many screens may be set 51 “___ Voices” (best-selling New Age album) 52 Imagine, informally 54 Peace Nobelist Sakharov 56 Much mail to mags 58 Rapper Nicki 59 Helen Keller brought the first one to the U.S. 60 First publisher of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” 62 It’s a challenge 66 ___ in cat 67 Proof-ending word 68 Hindu title of respect 72 Hypothetical words 74 Little confabs 76 Red Scare target 77 Philosopher Rand 80 Main line 81 ___ City (Baghdad area) L A S T













82 Hand holder 84 “Eat, Pray, Love” locale 85 “Worst car of the millennium,” per “Car Talk” 87 “___ hand?” 89 Onetime Krypton resident 91 Lick 92 Brief 93 Actually 94 Fits 95 Sweater’s line? 99 Trim 100 Discharge 101 Normand of the silents 102 Stomping grounds for Godzilla 104 H H H H 109 “It can’t wait!” 110 Prevailing party 111 Talking-___ 112 French pronoun 113 Tours summer Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under extras for the answers to this week’s puzzle. Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply doublechecking your answers.

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Kirstie Gail Williams Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1316800 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Kirstie Gail Williams, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Kira Diane Parker. The reason for the change in name is: recent marriage. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) NOV 26 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: SEP 24 2013 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK Pub. Oct 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Daniel Quincy Dixon Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1317109 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Daniel Quincy Dixon, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Olivia Elizabeth Frost. The reason for the change in name is: because Gender Transition. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) December 5, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: SEP 30 2013


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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Isaac David Forsythe Case No. CV NC 1315670 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Isaac David Forsythe, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Isaac David Belden. The reason for the change in name is: because My grandfather was the only real father I ever knew, I am the only grandson and would like to carry on the name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) November 7, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: SEP 04 2013 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB. Oct. 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6, 2013.

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BW PEN PALS Pen Pals complimentary ads for our incarcerated friends are run on a space-available basis and may be edited for content. Readers are encouraged to use caution and discretion when communicating with Pen Pals, whose backgrounds are not checked prior to publication. Boise Weekly accepts no responsibility for any relationships that may arise from contacting these inmates. Hey Ladies, what’s good with you! I’m locked up in county jail and would like to get to know ya. My name is Letisia Alavado#97259 c/o Jefferson County Jail 200 courthouse way Rigby, ID 83442. Looking forward to hearing from you! Hi! My name is Bethany Parsons #92150. I’m 24 years old., I have long brown-blonde hair, green eyes, 5’5”, medium, build. Currently incarcerated, looking for pen pals. Write me male or female Pictures Available: 13200 S Pleasant Valley Rd Kuna, ID 83634. My name is Nicole Alvarez my IDOC is 88881. I am 31 years old and chicana I am looking for female and male friends. I am incarcerated at Bonneville county jail. I am very interested in pen pal friendships so drop me a few lines hit me up I’ll be awaiting until then pen and paper meet again be safe and take care. Much respect, Nicole. Nicole Alvarez 605 N Capital Ave Idaho Falls, ID 83402. My name is Laureen Banks and I’m in my 50’s and right now I’m locked up at SBWCC 13200 South Pleasant Rd Unit 2-15A Kuna, ID 83634 and I love camping, fishing, and I love to cook also I love dogs and cats. If you want to write me I’ll be here. Very pretty, long hair, 33 yrs. Hispanic lady seeking friendship/ relationship. Love’s to write and learn. Erica Tarin #94196 1451 Fore Road Pocatello, ID 83204.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “I’m greedy,” says painter David Hockney, “but I’m not greedy for money—I think that can be a burden—I’m greedy for an exciting life.” According to my analysis, Aries, the cosmos is now giving you the go-ahead to cultivate Hockney’s style of greed. As you head out in quest of adventure, here’s an important piece of advice to keep in mind. Make sure you formulate an intention to seek out thrills that educate and inspire you rather than those that scare you and damage you. It’s up to you which kind you attract. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): French philosopher Simone Weil described the following scene: “Two prisoners in adjoining cells communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.” This muted type of conversation is a useful metaphor for the current state of one of your important alliances, Taurus. That which separates you also connects you. But I’m wondering if it’s time to create a more direct link. Is it possible to bore a hole through the barrier between you so you can create a more intimate exchange? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I had tended to view waiting as mere passivity,” says author Sue Monk Kidd in her memoir. “When I looked it up in my dictionary, however, I found that the words ‘passive’ and ‘passion’ come from the same Latin root, pati, which means ‘to endure.’ Waiting is thus both passive and passionate. It’s a vibrant, contemplative work. … It involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely.” This is excellent counsel for you, Gemini. Are you devoted enough to refrain from leaping into action for now? Are you strong enough to bide your time? CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Venice is to the man-made world what the Grand Canyon is to the natural one,” said travel writer Thomas Swick in an article praising the awe-inciting beauty of the Italian city. “When I went to Venice,” testified French novelist Marcel Proust, “my dream became my address.” American author Truman Capote chimed in that “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go.” I bring this up, Cancerian, because even if you don’t make a pilgrimage to Venice, I expect that you will soon have the chance, metaphorically speaking, to consume an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go. Take your sweet time. Assume that each bite will offer a distinct new epiphany.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do you have any interest in reworking—even revolutionizing—your relationship with the past? If so, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to do so. Cosmic forces will be on your side if you attempt any of the following actions: No. 1: Forgive yourself for your former failures and missteps. No. 2: Make atonement to anyone whom you hurt out of ignorance. No. 3: Reinterpret your life story to account for the ways that more recent events have changed the meaning of what happened long ago. No. 4: Resolve old business as thoroughly as you can. No. 5: Feel grateful for everyone who helped make you who you are today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere,” advises the Tibetan Buddhist holy text known as the Dzogchen Tantra. That’s your assignment, Virgo. Be a student 24 hours a day, seven days a week—yes, even while you’re sleeping. Regard every experience as an opportunity to learn something new and unexpected. Be ready to rejoice in all the revelations, both subtle and dramatic, that will nudge you to adjust your theories and change your mind. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t you wish your friends and loved ones would just somehow figure out what you want without you having to actually say it? Wouldn’t it be great if they were telepathic or could read your body language so well that they would surmise your secret thoughts? Here’s a news bulletin: It ain’t going to happen! Ever! That’s why I recommend that you refrain from resenting people for not being mind-readers and instead simply tell them point-blank what you’re dreaming about and yearning for. They may or may not be able to help you reach fulfillment, but at least they will be in possession of the precise information they need to make an informed decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpios are obsessive, brooding, suspicious, demanding and secretive, right? That’s what traditional astrologers say, isn’t it? Well, no, actually. I think that’s a misleading assessment. It’s true that some Scorpios are dominated by the qualities I named. But my research shows that those types of Scorpios are generally not attracted to reading my horoscopes. My Scorpios tend instead to be passionately focused, deeply thoughtful, smartly discerning, intensely committed to excellence and devoted to understanding the complex truth. These are all assets that are especially important to draw on right now. The world has an extraordinarily urgent need for the talents of you evolved Scorpios.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.” That helpful advice appears in Norwegian Wood, a novel by Haruki Murakami. Now I’m passing it on to you, just in time for your cruise through the deepest, darkest phase of your cycle. When you first arrive, you may feel blind and dumb. Your surroundings might seem impenetrable and your next move unfathomable. But don’t worry. Refrain from drawing any conclusions whatsoever. Cultivate an empty mind and an innocent heart. Sooner or later, you will be able gather the clues you need to take wise action. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Have you thought about launching a crowdfunding campaign for your pet project? The coming weeks might be a good time. Have you fantasized about getting involved in an organization that will help save the world even as it feeds your dreams to become the person you want to be? Do it! Would you consider hatching a benevolent conspiracy that will serve as an antidote to an evil conspiracy? Now is the time. You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when you have more power than usual to build alliances. Your specialties between now and Dec. 1 will be to mobilize group energy and round up supporters and translate high ideals into practical actions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 2008, writer Andrew Kessler hung out with scientists at NASA’s mission control as they looked for water on the planet Mars. Three years later, he published a book about his experiences, Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission. To promote sales, he opened a new bookstore that was filled with copies of just one book: his own. I suggest that you come up with a comparable plan to promote your own product, service, brand or personality. The time is right to summon extra chutzpah as you expand your scope. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Right now you have a genius for escaping, dodging and eluding. That could be expressed relatively negatively or relatively positively. So for instance, I don’t recommend that you abscond from boring but crucial responsibilities. You shouldn’t ignore or stonewall people whose alliances with you are important to keep healthy. On the other hand, I encourage you to fly, fly away from onerous obligations that give you little in return. I will applaud your decision to blow off limitations that are enforced by neurotic habits, and I will celebrate your departure from energy-draining situations that manipulate your emotions.



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Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 18  

Where There’s Smoke, It’s Dire: How the Beaver Creek fire wounded the Wood River Valley

Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 18  

Where There’s Smoke, It’s Dire: How the Beaver Creek fire wounded the Wood River Valley