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BAD CARTOONS You did not disappoint NOISE 19

DEDICATION Dedicated Servers talk about their new album, Bryan Taylor SCREEN 22

EARTHBORN ANGEL Faith, revenge, courage, redemption, forgiveness, Philomena has it all REC 24

HIT THE LINKS Boise is gearing up to take ownership of Quail Hollow Golf Club

“Last year, they were monsters.”


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THE DE-NIXONIFICATION OF GOLF My grandmother came from a family of Franklin Roosevelt Democrats, so it was to her everlasting shame that she voted for Richard Nixon—twice. She brought it up from time to time, even as she neared 90, but her regret was tempered a bit by the memory of her revenge on Tricky Dick. As far as I can remember—and, alas, I can no longer ask her for the details—the story went that she and my grandfather (both fanatic golfers) were playing on a course with friends somewhere in Southern California when Nixon and his entourage of Secret Service cut ahead of them on the ninth hole. Nixon waved to the crowd through his cordon of black suits and turned to the group including my grandmother. The way my grandma told it, he cracked that crooked grin of his and she crossed her arms, shot him her most withering glare and turned her back on him. This was obviously a proud moment in Hagadone family history—at least for grandma and me. Golf was a big part of my upbringing; but despite crackof-dawn lessons starting at age 10 or so, I was never much good at it. When I wasn’t slicing balls into the adjacent fairway, I was plinking them off the old rail cars that stood forever idled on the tracks that ran next to the Elks Club in Sandpoint. I much preferred the driving range but if my dad, brother and I were going to play a course, it was usually a run-down, worm-eaten nine-hole called Midas, where the “pro shop” doubled as a gas-and-bait shop. It was a course only in the academic sense: It had holes and a map of the fairways and greens (there wasn’t much difference). But there you could hack away with abandon, unafraid of witnesses to your worm-burners, pop-ups or soul-jarring shanks. The time I chipped onto the green at the seventh hole—a rare, beautiful shot—only to find my ball amid a swarm of ground hornets, is a treasured memory. Golf is often considered a sport for the rich, old or schmoozy. But youth golf is a good antidote to that perception. Boise youth will have another opportunity to enjoy the sport, with the addition of Quail Hollow Golf Club to the city’s portfolio of public courses (see Rec, Page 24). It certainly worked for me—those times at Midas with my dad and brother, munching candy bars and lofting ugly shots with my dented, hand-me-down Sam Sneads. That and my grandma, turning her back on rich, old, schmoozy Dick Nixon. —Zach Hagadone

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

GREENLIGHT The city of Twin Falls has named “Big” Ed Beckley its daredevil of choice to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket bike. Read more on Citydesk.

TITILLATING TURKEYS Is it sexist or sexy to pose hatchet-wielding models with turkeys? Are we repressed Puritans at heart? You be the judge on Cobweb.

LAND, LOTS OF LAND The city of Boise is poised to make another land acquisition, this time from the Boise School District. Find out what and where on Citydesk.


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Or: Has Cope done blown his own mind? This’ll give you something to think about: There are 40 billion other Earths in the Milky Way. Forty bill-ion! Just imagine what they might call groovy music up there. Or candy! Just imagine what they watch on television. Or what sort of football they’re into. Or what kind of specimen they have running for president up there. Or Exalted Skoocumchuck. Or whatever they call it up there. This 40-billion figure comes from a team of astronomers from the universities of California-Berkeley and Hawaii who have studied data from the Kepler telescope and NASA. I have read only a distillation of their findings as reported in various sources, and I should tell you, that figure is just an estimate. I should also tell you, the study includes nothing about E.T. television or candy or whether there’s intelligent life or any life at all on those planets—which, I should also also tell you, haven’t actually been discovered yet. They are hypothetical planets, extrapolated from how many stars in our galaxy are (hypothetically) like our own sun, and how many rocky planets already discovered (nonhypothetical) meet the requirement of being at the right distance from their own sun to sustain (hypothetical) liquid water. (They call it the “Goldilocks Zone,” as it is defined by the surface temperature of the planets. Not too hot, not too cold. Got it?) Lucky me, I am not restricted by the rigid strictures of the scientific method, which would exclude any speculation about what kind of pie aliens eat, or who’s running for Exalted Skoocumchuck on Planet Frizzalcrud. Without such adherence to stuffy procedure holding me back, I can look at the evidence I have personally gathered and project from that data my own independent conclusions. Which are: Having personally been to one rocky planet swimming in liquid water, I have found it to be undeniably crawling with life, intelligent and otherwise. Therefore, unlike those hit-and-miss astronomers, I am batting 1,000 in my search for Earth-like planets. Furthermore, since it is indisputable that the planet I have observed is in the Goldilocks Zone, I have no reason to doubt that many, many, many, if not all, of those 40 billion other Earths are also orbiting their suns at a respectable distance—not too far, not too close—and are watery rocks, all set up for oodles and oodles of life. Ergo, as I have observed life everywhere I have so far looked, I have no reason to think that life in the greater universe is any harder to come by than it is in my own experience. I kid you not, every planet I have been to absolutely stinks of life, so why should I believe that such a thing as a lifeless planet can even exist? Lastly, there is ample proof disclosed by my probing that shows a significant portion of the total lump of life on any given planet BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

will demonstrate some level of what we call “intelligence,” be it manifest in anything from the creation of magnificent civilizations, to the more humble self-awareness shown by certain entities who realize they should wipe themselves after defecating, even if it means they scoot through the grass on their bottoms to do it. So, based upon my own rigorous examination of everything I know, I have no qualms about leaping to the conclusion that of the 40 billion (hypothetical) Earth-ish planets in our Milky Way galaxy, every damn last one of them has followed, roughly, the same pattern of reality as here on good ol’ original Earth— which means, quite obviously to me, that the great portion of all the intelligent life on all those billions of planets has come to regard themselves as “special.” Not that this self-congratulatory attitude must take exactly the same postures as it does on my test planet. Still, my exhaustive research, culled from 66 years of uninterrupted researching, has shown it is more common than not that at the exact moment in a biological phylum’s evolution where it begins to call itself “intelligent,” its first thought seems to be, Gee, we must be about the bestest thing what ever done come along... or something to that effect. This auto-aggrandizement may use any number of terminologies: e.g., “special,” “chosen,” “exceptional,” “We’re Number One!” “Frizzalcrud Kicks Butt!” “The one true Mb’bishwrak,” “Don’t mess with Exuluqass!” or whatever conveys the same principle on the 40 billion worlds. (Not to mention the 40 billion {to-the-40-billionth power} other Earths in the 40 billion other Milky Ways.) But I have noted that a mated pair of underlying assumptions seem to be common to all expressions of this phenomenon: 1) the conviction there is a supreme power who runs the entire universe—a Millionth-Degree Grand Master Mason, if you will, who loves us unconditionally as long as we don’t piss Him off; and 2) that in virtually every society of intelligent beings on every planet I have investigated, whoever is attempting to become a leader (or attempting to stay a leader, as the case may be) is constantly invoking an alliance with this (hypothetical) supreme power as argument that he (or the occasional she) should indeed be the leader of everyone else—be it under the guise of president, premier, pope, Exalted Skoocumchuck... whatever. You may be wondering why I’ve brought this up. Frankly, fellow Earthlings, I’m not sure. I can only say that I find it comforting to know: 1) that all those other Earths are (hypothetically) out there, and to think 2) that if there is indeed anything “special” about us, it has absolutely nothing at all to do with which crowd we are born into.

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THE WEATHER AT REDFISH When the crowds go home

It has been a warm fall in Sawtooth Valley. Most nights have been above zero. There are spots on the south sides of the house where the ground is soft. The ice on the creeks is still too thin to walk on. A few gray leaves hang on wind-sheltered stands of aspen. But we’re expecting a big winter. Julie and I are ready. The firewood is split and under a big tarp in the backyard. The sprinkler system is drained and the pump and hoses put away. If avalanches close the roads into the valley, we have squash and potatoes in the hall closet and a case of pork and beans and a plastic tub of freezedried apocalypse food in the crawl space. We’ll make it through the winter, although I’d feel more secure if we had a 55-gallon drum of coffee beans out in the garage. The snow has come and gone and come again, but we’re still waiting for the big snow that will let us put away our rock skis and get on our good boards. Last year we waited all winter to put away the rock skis, and when we finally did in March, there still wasn’t enough snow and all our skis became rock skis by April. I’ve been repairing their bases and sharpening their edges, and in the right light they look almost new. We can’t say the same thing for ourselves, but aside from normal wear-and-tear, which wouldn’t be covered under warranty anyway, we’re doing fine. In a world where lots of things are far more uncertain than the weather, we can count on each other’s good will and healthy outlook, even though we lack sharp edges and intact bases. If life is one long steep powder slope, we’ve been watching ourselves transform into the human equivalent of rock skis. But the metaphorical snow remains light and soft and deep. We’ll put figure-eights all the way to the bottom, and, if there’s any daylight left, we’ll put our skins back on and hobble back up for another go-round. We have been skiing into Redfish Lake from the highway. On blue sky days, it’s a nice way to spend an hour: 30 minutes skinning up to the boat dock, 10 minutes on one of the benches listening to the shoreline ice sing and crack as the afternoon shadows move east from the Grand Mogul and Mount Heyburn, 15 minutes gliding back to the car, five minutes to the post office in Stanley. You get your exercise and you get the mail, and if it’s dark when you get back to the house, there’s the woodstove and a cup of tea and a good book, pleasures rendered almost guilt-free because you’ve actually done something with the day. Check off the mail and the exercise from your to-do list, and all those other tasks— the letter to President Obama detailing how

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to fix health care, the insulation that still needs to be installed in the crawl space, the next chapter of the novel—these things lose their ability to make you feel guilty for not completing them. By January, things will be different. The novel will be done, accepted by a publisher, and short-listed for the Booker Prize. A few nights of minus 40 will have provided an implacable impetus for installing insulation, and the health care crisis will have gone away, possibly because the sick and poor and uninsured will have all perished from a combination of the cold, bird flu and highfructose-based diabetes. In January, we will ski into Redfish only on snowy, windy, I-don’t-want-to-go-outside days that discourage a trip to Galena or Copper Mountain. We still have to get out the door—otherwise it means facing the new unfinished novel, the new layer of attic insulation and the new letter to President Obama about the dubious morality of drone warfare. But it’s only an hour and not a day of walking into wind-blasted snow. It’s not even an hour. By January, we hope to be in good enough shape we can leave our skins in the car and skate up to the boat dock on ski bases that have been repaired, flat-filed and covered with highspeed wax. We can’t sit on the boat-dock benches for 10 minutes because we’d stick there, and the food in the crawl space wouldn’t be the only freeze-dried thing in the valley. Besides, it’s a little creepy sitting above a frozen lake in January, looking at the empty lawn of the Lodge, remembering the warm days of July when hundreds of people gathered there to listen to music and drink margaritas. In January, the ghosts of children dance in spindrifts in front of the band platform. The howl of the wolves replaces the happy barking of dogs. Snow drifts in between the beached hulls of rental boats. The peaks disappear behind snow squalls, and the sun threatens to disappear forever behind the southern horizon. So we mark the half-foot of snow on the dock’s bench with a ski pole to prove that we’ve been there, and turn around and skate back to the car, going so fast that a caught edge would mean a full on lawn-sale, skipping the post office on the off-chance that our box would be empty and dark, heading for the woodstove and a guilt-be-damned hot buttered rum and checking that we’ve got enough wood in to last us through the night. We’re not so quick to make ski metaphors for the human condition in January. If we did, they would involve treacherous cornices, wind pack and avalanches. Instead, we seek the meaning of life in the literal: clear days, calm winds and February. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Boise VA Medical Center Director David Wood (left) and Dr. Mark Bondeson, the center’s associate chief of staff for behavioral health, participated in this summer’s first-of-its-kind mental health summit at the VA.

REACHING OUT New technologies will bridge the mental health gap for the region’s veterans KEVIN HUELSMANN It felt like DeWayne Mayer’s family was falling apart. He had just returned home from his deployment to Afghanistan in October 2005. But his wife, Jeanette, remembers the window blinds in their New Plymouth home being almost always drawn. DeWayne said he constantly saw shadows roaming throughout the house. Sudden movements would set him off; he experienced seizures, flashbacks and disorientation. “A counselor at the [Veterans Administration] focused on breaking down everything,” Jeanette said during an interview with Boise Weekly, her husband sitting nearby. “We had to look at our frustrations and find ways to vent. We had to start rebuilding.” DeWayne was deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005. In only a month, he said he experienced three concussive events. While traveling in a convoy of Humvees, a bomb detonated below the vehicle in front of Mayer’s—killing a friend and causing his vehicle to roll over. In another incident, Mayer was guarding U.S. troops who were dismanBOI S EW EEKLY.COM

tling a downed helicopter when he was again struck by an explosion. He said the soldiers didn’t warn him that they were about to blow up the crippled aircraft. In a third incident, Mayer said an improvised explosive blew up directly below his Humvee. “His brain never had a chance to heal,” Jeanette said matter-of-factly. Years of therapy followed, with what the Mayers said were countless visits to physicians. But now, they say, they have regained what they called “control.” DeWayne still has occasional flashbacks and seizures, but they’re far less frequent. The family—the couple has a 14-year-old daughter—now has what it called a “central command post,” a modified cabinet where the couple sits down each day and writes out each family member’s schedule. “We’re a stronger family,” Jeanette said. “We communicate better and deal with our frustrations. For us, it was a marriage saver.” The family asks a simple set of questions to ensure that it’s able to deal with whatever

challenges might arise: “What is our new normal today? And how can we laugh about it?” DeWayne is one of about 70 area veterans who attended a mental health summit Aug. 14 at the Boise VA Medical Center. Attendees said the first-of-its-kind event was spurred by an April 30 speech in which President Barack Obama called on veterans organizations to redouble efforts to address mental health issues among former members of the armed forces. “But there’s a realization that the VA can’t do it all,” said Dr. Mark Bondeson, associate chief of staff at the VA’s behavioral health office. “Especially in rural areas.” Navigating the transition from a theater of war to civilian life can be challenging for most—extremely difficult for some. It forces men and women to find a new identity, said Gene Hicks, a former Marine who now works as a mental health specialist at Riverside Rehab in Garden City. “For 21 years, from 18-42 years old, that’s who I was,” he said of his 8 career in the Marines.

MAXIMUM EFFORT REQUIRED TO BUMP MINIMUM WAGE It’s all about the numbers: 53,751; $7.25; $9.80; and 12/31/2017. Simply put, advocates need a minimum of 53,751 signatures by next April 15 in order to ask Idahoans if they’re prepared to raise the current minimum wage of $7.25 to $9.80, through incremental increases, by the end of 2017. “Look, if the minimum wage had gone up along with inflation, it would be about $10.70 an hour right now,” Anne Nesse told Boise Weekly. “More importantly, our purchasing power would be about 30 percent greater. It would be the quickest boost possible for our economy; certainly quicker than taxing the rich.” Nesse, founder and organizer of what she calls the “Raise Idaho” initiative, insisted that she has a 100-strong volunteer force statewide—and she’ll need them. “We need to collect signatures from 6 percent of those Idahoans who voted in the [2012] presidential election. But we want to send a pretty big message, so our target is more like 84,000,” she said. But Nesse conceded that the lion’s share of her effort lies ahead. “We have roughly 5,000 [signatures] right now, but when we get a chance to talk to people about this, the issue really jumps right out,” said Nesse, who ran an unsuccessful 2012 Idaho House campaign, losing to Coeur d’Alene Republican Rep. Kathy Sims. “But now, I’m looking for allies on this issue, particularly Idahoans who want to run for the Legislature in 2014. Believe me, this is a winning issue for either party.” The Raise Idaho effort will not be subject to a new law, passed by the 2013 Idaho Legislature, requiring ballot initiatives to secure signatures from 6 percent of voters in 18 of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts. Instead, the Raise Idaho campaign will be able to gather its 6 percent from the entire state, meaning they’ll be able to concentrate on populous sectors of Idaho, such as the Treasure Valley. “And that’s why we have to do this right now. We were grandfathered in, because we launched the campaign before Senate Bill 1108 was signed into law,” said Nesse. If approved by voters in November 2014, the proposed initiative would bump minimum wages—currently $7.25 per hour—to $8.10 per hour in 2015, $8.95 per hour in 2016 and $9.80 per hour in 2017. Thereafter, the minimum wage would be adjusted using the Consumer Price Index. In addition to launching an initiative website at, activists said they’re preparing to “stand with striking fast-food workers to get the economy moving again,” at a protest planned for Thursday, Dec. 5, outside of the McDonald’s on Boise’s Broadway Avenue. Leading the action will be the Service Employees International Union and United Vision for Idaho. “And it’s really important to note that a number of businesses have also signed our petitions,” said Nesse. “They understand that if they don’t have customers with greater purchasing power, they can’t run a business. Even Henry Ford understood that if you build a car but had no customers, it really wouldn’t matter whether you built the car in the first place.” —George Prentice

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THE RISK OF DOING NOTHING A preview of the 2014 Medicaid expansion debate CHRIS GRAPES little access to preventative sources, and no access to primary care. Indigent costs hit the state, largely from crisis care.” James Baugh, executive director for Disability Rights Idaho, insisted that Medicaid expansion needed to go one step further, especially with regards to mental health. Baugh said of the

75,000 Idahoans who struggled with severe mental illness in 2012, only 9,000 were covered by the current Medicaid scheme. “The system is in crisis. And the only game in town to fix it is Medicaid redesign,” said Baugh. Alex LaBeau, president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, one of the most influential lobbying forces at the Statehouse, joined the dialogue by saying that while the United States has the second-high-

There’s “a stigma” attached to the VA and reaching out for treatment, several veterans said at the summit. Coupled with that, the VA system can be hard to navigate for a newcomer. While many of the veterans who attended the summit praised the Boise VA, they added that there are service gaps. More than one attendee said it was particularly challenging for family members to get a mental health service provider in front of a vet. Offices and some services are limited in rural areas, and specialty treatment sometimes can require long drives. DeWayne Mayer is a prime example. He and his wife will need to travel to Portland, Ore., just for a consultation to find out what is causing Mayer’s back pain. The couple has been trying to find other options to avoid making the drive, but have not yet found any. “It’s really not feasible to drive out there,” said Jeanette. As a partial remedy, VA administrators say they’re pushing for 7

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est health care expenditures in the world—a whopping 17.6 percent of its gross domestic product—the cost was not reflected in the quality of care. “We’re spending a lot and getting a little,” said LaBeau. But when it comes to a possible expansion of Medicaid, LaBeau stood firm on what he called the unsustainability of the solution. “It’s like shuffling the deckchairs with the symphony playing in the background as the Titanic is going down,” said LaBeau. “We’re just shifting cost to another tax source that we’re all paying for.” LaBeau added that expansion would result in “marginally better care for a less expensive cost to the state of Idaho, but not to the nation.” The IACI president cautioned lawmakers to closely examine how other states have already handled their own expansion, and then ask themselves two basic questions: “Is there a way that we can make this system better for the citizens of Idaho? Is it fair to the taxpayers?” asked LaBeau. But Baugh insisted that even if the 2014 Idaho Legislature chooses to move forward with expansion, the state would not be permanently locked into the system and could opt out at any time. “At least in theory,” he added. United Vision for Idaho Executive Director Adrienne Evans, who helped arrange the public dialogue, emphasized Idaho’s cost of doing nothing. “We will gain nothing from not doing this,” she said. “Either dollars flow elsewhere or they flow to Idaho.” Dr. Louis Schlickman, co-chair of Idaho Health Care For All, echoed Evans’ argument. “Not doing anything is a horrible idea,” said Schlickman. KELSEY HAWES

Name your poison: education funding; a possible takeover of federal lands; the private prison debacle. The 2014 Idaho Legislature is already well-stocked for melodrama. But the Affordable Care Act and, in particular, a possible Idaho expansion of Medicaid, is certain to provide much of the verbal fireworks. And with a scant 49 days before lawmakers are gaveled into session, a rare bipartisan dialogue took place Nov. 18 at the Boise Public Library’s main branch. And while every one of the participants at the event—sponsored by Idaho Health Care For All— agreed that reform was necessary, there was a wide range of opinions on whether Medicaid expansion was the right path for Idaho. “I’m not an advocate for Medicaid expansion, nor am I a detractor,” said Iona Republican Rep. Tom Loertscher, chair of the House State Affairs Committee. “It’s a mixed blessing for Idaho. Everything’s up in the air at the moment. The size of expenditure makes expansion unsustainable in the long term without a huge change in the way things are done. Every dollar spent on Medicaid is a dollar not spent on education.” Proponents say that an Idaho expansion would provide care for as many as 104,000 uninsured Idahoans, a number that Corey Surber, executive director for Community Health and Public Policy at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, said would include quite a few working families. “These are hardworking Idahoans,” he said. “These are the people who change your oil, who serve you food. They have

new audio-visual technology. Video conferencing is one of the main ways they plan to reach rural veterans. Having the ability to set up virtual meetings with psychologists and/or psychiatrists through a video link should help reach rural areas and could even offer veterans more privacy. The Boise VA already has about 20 clients who use video conferencing to talk with their counselors. Newly secured federal funds should boost that number. A $340,000 grant is earmarked to install new equipment in three locations in the Northwest. The new equipment likely will be installed early next year. “We really want to create access in areas where historically it hasn’t been there,” Hicks said. That way, in the future, DeWayne and Jeanette might be able to access care from their home. Things are a bit brighter there since the blinds have been opened. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


DEBI VOGEL Talking turkey with the co-owner of Kuna’s Vogel Farms HARRISON BERRY Do you wonder where your Thanksgiving turkey came from? Have you ever stopped in the grocery store aisle, read a label and thought, “I can barely pronounce this, but for some reason it’s in my cranberry sauce”? Debi Vogel, of Vogel Farms in Kuna, is intimately familiar with that feeling. She and her husband, Edwin, have been raising organic turkeys with nongenetically modified feed since 2007, and—with an upswing in concern over food origins—demand for the Thanksgiving fowl has steadily increased. Boise Weekly caught up with Vogel to talk about raising non-GMO gobblers, demand for organic grub and “Mr. Skunk.”

What’s the history of Vogel Farms? It was started by my husband’s dad. It was your typical farm in the ’50s, and it was pretty much conventional farming. Basically about 2004, when my husband and I got married … we started to do the non-GMO. The more we found out about genetically modified food, we got more into [non-GMO]. Tell me about non-GMO. Our message to everybody is: You have to put your money where your mouth is. You have to demand it. Has interest in organic or local food been a driver of sales? What I’ve found that’s really strange was that when the economy took its dive in 2008, I think people stopped eating out. When they started cooking for themselves, we got busier. When you start cooking for yourself, you start realizing what kind of food you’re using. How does Vogel Farms prepare for the Thanksgiving season? When? That whole process starts back in May, when we buy the turkey chicks. We do this with Cabalos Orchard. Half of them go to


Cabalos Orchard and half of them stay here. They go in and out of the barns, but they’re free-range, but they’re fenced. What does it take to raise a turkey? How long? What do they eat? We don’t do anything to regulate their feed. It’s free. They get to eat what they eat. Our biggest one gets from 35-38 pounds, and that’s dressed. The smallest is usually around 14 pounds. Last year, they were monsters. We had a bunch over 25 pounds. What about GMO turkeys? I’ve read in different places, turkeys are fed arsenic. It gets ’em to eat. ... They get to a certain size and they butcher them. What’s the flavor difference? [F]resh turkey is phenomenal. It’s so much better than anything. I can’t even stand to smell a turkey from a store. When I was in Seattle [where Vogel is from], I’d buy pork and marinate it because it was tasteless. It was like tofu. When I moved here, and the first time I had pork from the farm, I was, like, “What is this?” My husband said, “It’s a pork chop.” It’s the difference between tofu and something

that’s rich in flavor. We feed ’em grass and grain. If you go to 100 percent grass, that to me is a little gamey. How many turkeys did you sell your first year? How many recently? In 2007, we bought 100 turkey chicks. We had no idea what we were doing. We had 92 that survived all the way through and we ended up selling them all. The next year, we went up to 200 and we did 200 for a couple years, and then we went up to 400. Last year, we went up to 600 and we decided that was too many. You get 100 butchered at a time, so we just decided that was too many, so we cut back. And of course, the year we cut back was the year Mr. Skunk decided to have a little fun with them this spring. So I think we lost between 75 and 100 turkey chicks. Mr. Skunk contributed to your selling out this year? It was too late to get any more. At first, you’re horrified that something got in there, so you just have to go, “Oh well.” I think it was just so hot—it was such a weird summer—there was just more wildlife around. My husband was out irrigating one time and he saw a fox packing up a chicken. Which freaks me out. I’m scared to death of coyotes. I won’t even dump the garbage when I hear them. How many were you able to sell this year? It was about 200. Back to square two.

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Terriblest ‘Toons Here at Boise Weekly, we’re big fans of the Annual [Fill in the Blank] Issue: Best of Boise, Fiction 101, Summer Guide, etc. But we also like to keep it fresh, so welcome to our annual Bad Cartoon Contest… with a twist. This year, instead of asking the winner to submit a cartoon a week for 52 weeks, we are publishing the winning entry and giving its creator a cut of the entry fees—we only keep enough to buy coffee for our panel of esteemed judges. And speaking of judges, big thanks to Elijah Jensen (Hobo Jargon), E.J. Pettinger (Mild Abandon) and Brian Sendelbach (The Underpants Zoo) for taking time away from illustrating the human condition to sift through the good, the ugly and the bad cartoons we received. And thank you to everyone who submitted. Your toilet humor, talking watermelons and terrible puns that came with explanations—if you feel you have to explain the joke, maybe it isn’t funny; just sayin’— made us glad we do this every year. —Amy Atkins

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on the record VPS ROADSHOW PART 4 Scale the ladder to your dusty attic and start thumbing through your milk crates; it’s time for the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho’s Roadshow Part 4. If you missed parts 1-3 of the roadshow, don’t worry, the fourth one comes just in time to soothe your holiday-ravaged nerves. Set for Thanksgiving eve, it’s the perfect prelude to combat inevitable turkey-induced comas and gluttony related self-loathing. Guests and members alike are encouraged to channel their inner Jack Kerouac, only bringing albums they feel best describe “Street Songs.” Picture the sun peeking through the clouds on an open stretch of highway as your car pours the Eagles’ Life In The Fast Lane from its speakers. Or take a trip a little further back in time with The Beatles and lecture fellow vinyl lovers on how Penny Lane is about a street in Liverpool, not overt sex acts. The VPS wants to offer its guests and members a pleasant atmosphere along with intelligent conversation about music. Save the iPods, CDs, cassettes and 8-tracks for another event, because this one is all about the wax. 7 p.m. FREE. 13th Street Pub and Grill, 1520 13th St., 208-639-8888,

SATURDAY NOV. 30 chopper charity RIDE FOR THE MISSION Since binge-watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix became your Saturday night, you’ve pictured yourself head to toe in leather and riding your hog into the sunset. But there’s more to riding than burning down whorehouses


and buying guns. At the end of the day, you want to feel like you’ve helped someone; like your patches and chopper have more than material worth. In the real world, we deal with actual problems, and High Desert HarleyDavidson and Birds of Prey Motorsports want to help you ride with purpose this weekend. Both companies are dedicated to the idea that all riders and nonriders have a responsibility to help their community. They encourage any and all riders—on

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whatever kind of two-wheeled vehicle they choose to ride— to tear up the nearly 26-mile “Marsing Loop” and help raise money and goods for the Boise Rescue Mission. Bring a few Hamiltons or swing by the local department store and snag some perishable goods, clothing and toiletries. The starting point will be at High Desert Harley beginning at 10 a.m., where participants will meet and drive to the Birds of Prey location. Both will have free chili and cornbread on hand

Two things scream “holidays” in Boise: the city’s lighting of a towering evergreen and the return of Mannheim Steamroller. Saint Alphonsus’ Annual Festival of Trees launches the Christmas season in Boise with the Tree Lighting Celebration Nov. 29 in the Grove Plaza. Gather around the tree from 5-7 p.m. and join Mayor Dave Bieter and his family in lighting candles, singing carols and eating treats. As part of the celebration, you can take a tag off the Holiday Giving Tree and help support the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. You can drop off the gifts requested on the tag, or a financial contribution, at 720 W. Washington St. or any Zions Bank branch. As part of the Festival of Trees, kids can have Breakfast with Santa Nov. 29-30, at the Boise Centre on the Grove, with doors open at 7:30 a.m. and Santa’s arrival at 8 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast cost $12 per child and $18 per adult. Kids can also visit Santa Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 1. Children ages 4-12 get in for $4 and those 4 and younger are free. While the kiddies are sharing their wishes with Santa, you can browse the plethora of Christmas trees on display. And if you want more carols with your tinsel, Mannheim Steamroller is rolling into town again Nov. 27 for a Morrison Center performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $46-$76. Nov. 27-Dec. 2, Multiple Events, Prices vary. Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W. Front St., Boise, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., $46-$76. The Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane., Boise,

to add a special finish to a day of selfless acts. For a detailed list of items to bring and donate at the event, visit the High Desert Harley webpage. 10 a.m., Donations accepted. High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 E. Cinema Drive, Meridian, 208-338-5599, Birds of Prey Motorsports, 721 Hannibal St., Caldwell, 208-453-2222,

SUNDAY DEC.1 kilted concert CELTIC THUNDER Looking for something to do this holiday season that all the relatives can agree on? That may never happen, but Celtic Thunder’s Mythology show at the Morrison Center on Dec. 1 is about as close as you’re likely to get.

The lyrical group returns to Boise with its brand new production, telling the story of the Celtic people both ancient and modern. Famous for its visually captivating sets, Celtic Thunder transports audiences back to the Emerald Isle, with inkpainted hillsides projecting onto ancient standing stones and an immense Celtic cross taking center stage. These six Irish and Scottish vocalists, who debuted in 2007, perform solo and B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M





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it’s not the holidays until‌ WINTER GARDEN AGLOW Winter is not what we see on television shows and commercials. In car ads, we see sleek vehicles plowing gracefully through drifts of perfect powder. On TV shows, practically every tree is scrupulously decked with shiny baubles and everyone sits fresh-faced before a crackling ďŹ re sipping festive ’nog. In real life, snow is a road hazard that more often than not turns to gray slush overnight, and most cities dress themselves in the same shabby ornaments they’ve been using for the past 15 years. That beverage everyone’s sipping usually turns Uncle William into Drunkle Billy. The holidays aren’t at the shopping mall, the car dealership or even your front yard. They’re in your heart. They’re also at the Idaho Botanical Garden, which begins its 17th annual Winter Garden aGlow on Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, Nov. 28. Experience all the splendor and majesty of a television-worthy holiday spectacular with 308,000 lights, which turn the garden into a winter wonderland. New additions this year include an expanded path through the Meditation Garden, a tree house feature at the Children’s Adventure Garden so illuminated it could probably be seen from space, and a photographer will be on hand to snap Santa and Prancer as they pull into the Santa Station by the Guard Tower to take requests from the kids. The garden will be open nightly from 6-9 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 5, except for Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 3-4. Admission is FREE-$8. Thursday, Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m. FREE-$8, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

group ensembles, varying from traditional Celtic songs, to renditions of modern hits such as “The Boys Are Back In Town� and “Voices.� With winter inching nearer, you might even get a treat with a few seasonal offerings paying homage to holiday favorites.


The group has twice earned the distinction of Billboard’s Top World Music Artist and Top World Imprint (2009 and 2011), and has an ever-growing fan base with sales of more than 2 million albums to date. Celtic Thunder’s Mythology offers a wide range of not

INSIDE THE FOOD NETWORK Allen Salkin wrote the book on cable juggernaut The Food Network—literally. His industry tell-all, From Scratch: Inside The Food Network, does pretty much what its title implies: peeks under the lid at the simmering stew of outsized personalities and high-stakes executive politics that turned chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen and Guy Fieri into household names. Besides being “liberally spiced with gossip and unsavory tidbits,� as Entertainment Weekly put it, From Scratch also charts the rise of The Food Network from humble—even ridiculed—beginnings to a broadcasting empire that has shaped how Americans view not just cooking and eating, but altered their lifestyles. Salkin, a former New York Times reporter and food writer for outlets including Edible, Food Republic and Slashfood, will be in Boise stirring the pot at a lecture and book signing at Hyde Park Books, Monday, Dec. 2. Whether you’re a Food Network fanatic or just a fan of insider corporate exposes, there’s something in From Scratch to satisfy your appetite. 4 p.m., FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220,

only aural art and culture, but a live orchestra reecting the mood lighting of this theatrical world music. Following the big feast, the parade and Black Friday shopping chaos, sit back, relax and be entertained by



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Allen Salkin shows how the sausage gets made at The Food Network.

As old as the stocking stuffer tradition is, nobody actually wears those stockings. For all the cheap candy, playing cards and assorted knickknacks crammed therein, those socalled stockings—often pieces of felt sewn into the proďŹ le of a boot—are only good for one thing, one day a year. This year, stuff real socks with goodies and see how your friends’ faces light up. Try the kicks from Sock Guy. There are dozens of patterns to choose from online and $10. an ample selection at local, retailers like Bandanna Walking and Running, including sock monkeys in several varieties, like the Jolly Roger (monkey head, crossed bananas), shark socks and moose crossing. They also come in colors spanning the outrage scale, from hot pink with unicorns to Civil War gray. These aren’t novelty socks, though: They’re designed for hardcore runners looking to give off a more lighthearted impression. For the average wearer, they’re form ďŹ tting, warm and have the added property of wicking away sweat to keep your feet dry. Made from a blend of micro denier acrylic, nylon and Spandex, they mean business. At $10 a pair, they’re the perfect combination of style and function. —Harrison Berry

Celtic Thunder as it completes the U.S. portion of a 60-city world tour. 5 p.m., $65-$75. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609,

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WEDNESDAY NOV. 27 Festivals & Events FESTIVAL OF TREES—View and bid on the array of Christmas trees on display. Proceeds benefit Saint Alphonsus emergency department. See Picks, Page 14. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $7-$30. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, IDAHO ICEWORLD 15TH ANNIVERSARY—Celebrate with cake, party hats and skating. 6:30 p.m. $5. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208331-0044, VPS ROADSHOW PART IV—Spin wax with the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho in Hyde Park. The theme is Street Songs. See Picks, Page 14. 7 p.m. FREE. 13th Street Pub and Grill, 1520 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-6398888.

On Stage MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS— See Picks, Page 14. 7:30 p.m. $47-$78. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu. THIS WONDERFUL LIFE—Frank Capra’s masterpiece comes to life with a contemporary perspective. 8 p.m. $15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

THURSDAY NOV. 28 Festivals & Events FESTIVAL OF TREES—See Wednesday. 2-9 p.m. $7-$30. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—Tour the Idaho Botanical Garden light display. See Picks, Page 15. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

Food & Drink THANKSGIVING BUFFET—Enjoy the Grand Buffet with slow-roasted bacon-wrapped turkey, Cajun turkey, carved pork loin with apricot jalapeno glaze, cranberry sage sausage stuffing, biscuits and gravy, bacon scalloped potatoes, sweet potato casserole, spinach Madeline, garden salad, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and mixed-berry trifle. Noon. $13$20. Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle, 208-939-0402,

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Bidding was high-speed and high-stakes at the 12th annual Boise Weekly Cover Auction, raising a grand total of just more than $25,000.

GREAT COVERAGE We did it again. Rather, they did it again. Or you did it again, if you were one of the 240 or so art lovers who piled into Visual Arts Collective on Nov. 20 to bid on 51 pieces of original, local artwork that had appeared on the cover of Boise Weekly. It was high-stakes, high-speed bidding from the outset of BW’s 12th annual Cover Auction, with paddle-wielding aficionados driving prices into the $500-range right out of the gate. The one that reached the highest price—a gorgeous watercolor boxing scene by Veiko Valencia titled “Process of Conflict,” which ran on the cover of our May 29 edition—went for $1,000. The competition stayed healthy throughout the evening, ultimately grossing $25,270—the second-highest amount raised at the event, after last year’s record-breaking $26,959. The bulk of the proceeds will go to BW’s Cover Auction Grants, which benefit area art organizations and individual artists who are selected through an application process. All told, this year’s Cover Auction Grant fund will exceed $10,000, bringing the grand total amount of cash funneled to local arts over the years to about $130,000. This year was a little different, though. For the past few years, BW has not only allocated money raised at the auction to the above-mentioned grants but also to a partnering arts organization—last year it was the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. For the 2013 event, BW took home a portion of the proceeds. Money raised from the sale of cover art dated May1-Sept. 25 will go to Boise Weekly to support our long-form investigative journalism efforts. Due to the generosity of attendees, that means we’ll be able to apply about $10,000 to our core mission: digging deep into the stories that other media don’t have the time, inclination or resources to pursue. BW Publisher Sally Freeman was well pleased with the results of the auction, saying, “Our cover auction this year proved to be another great success, raising $25,000 to help support Boise Weekly and our commitment to the arts in our community.” Applications for BW Cover Auction Grant funding will be accepted until Feb. 14, 2014. Go to for more info on how to apply. —Zach Hagadone B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT Food & Drink

FRIDAY NOV. 29 Festivals & Events DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING—Watch the tree lighting and pick up a gift suggestion from the WCA Giving Tree. See Picks, Page 14. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza, Downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise. FESTIVAL OF TREES—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $7-$30. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—See Thursday. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649,

On Stage IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE—Starlight Mountain Theatre presents the holiday classic. 7 p.m. $5-$10. Kuna Performing Arts Center, 637 E. Deer Flat Road, Kuna, 208-830-0484, THIS WONDERFUL LIFE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

44TH ST. WINERIES BARREL TASTING—Cinder, Coiled and Telaya winemakers will put on short presentations about their craft as you sip on their worksin-progress. House of Wine (the only wine lab in Idaho) will be there as well, educating through wine experiments. Live music and food trucks will be there for a family friendly atmosphere. 11 a.m. FREE-$10. Cinder Winery, 107 E.44th St., Garden City, 208-376-4023, cinderwines. com. BLACK PORT FRIDAY—After all your Black Friday shopping, unwind by tasting Noval’s acclaimed line of ports, accompanied by port-inspired tapas. Price includes one Riedel port glass. 4 p.m. $18. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4331208, PAYETTE BREWING: BLACK FRIDAY 2013—Featuring imperial stouts and porters, with beers on tap from Payette Brewing, 10 Barrel, Stone, Deschutes, Sockeye, Table Rock, Ninkasi and more. There will be a canned food and clothing drive for the Boise Rescue Mission, with live music and food from Guru Donuts and Archie’s Place. Noon. FREE. Payette Brewing Company, 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-344-0011, THANKSGIVING WINE TASTING—Sample wines from Fraser Vineyard. Noon. FREE. Fraser Vineyard, 1004 LaPointe St., Boise, 208-345-9607,



SATURDAY NOV. 30 Festivals & Events AMARAJI MAHA MARAI HOLIDAY BAZAAR—Find some old and some new items. Featuring homemade baked goods, crafts, collectibles, jewelry and much more. 9 a.m. FREE. At the corner of Kootenai and Orchard. END OF MOVEMBER PARTY— Spacebar hosts its second annual party to promote the Men’s Health Campaign. The Boise Beardsmen will judge a mustache competition, Design Bandits will create original art for the event and T-shirt giveaways, and DJ Dangerous Dave from Dedicated Servers will supply the music. See Noise, Page 19. 9 p.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208918-0597, FESTIVAL OF TREES—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $7-$30. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, RIDE FOR THE MISSION—Join High Desert Harley-Davidson for a ride and bring suggested donations for the Boise Rescue Mission. See Picks, Page 14. 10 a.m. FREE. High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 Cinema Drive, Meridian, 208-338-5599, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—See Thursday. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649,

On Stage IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE— See Friday. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. $5-$10. Kuna Performing Arts Center, 637 E. Deer Flat Road, Kuna, 208-830-0484, THIS WONDERFUL LIFE—See Wedesday. 8 p.m. $15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Food & Drink 44TH ST. WINERIES BARREL TASTING—See Friday. 11 a.m. FREE-$10. Cinder Winery, 107 E.44th St., Garden City, 208376-4023, THANKSGIVING WINE TASTING—See Friday. Noon. FREE. Fraser Vineyard, 1004 LaPointe St., Boise, 208-345-9607,

Art 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.


BRUMFIELD GALLERY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY—Check out the Michael deMeng solo exhibition and Small Whimsy, a group show featuring six contemporary artists. Featuring a no-host bar provided by 13th Street Pub & Grill. 7 p.m. FREE. Brumfield’s Gallery, 1513 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-333-0309,

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8 DAYS OUT SUNDAY DEC. 1 Festivals & Events FESTIVAL OF TREES—See Wednesday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $7-$30. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—See Thursday. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649,


Literature AUTHOR ALLEN SALKIN BOOK SIGNING—The author of From Scratch: Inside The Food Network will share stories of the big personalities that star on Food Network. See Picks, Page 15. 4 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220, DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—For writers who wish to hone their skills, work on character development, overcome writers block and be inspired. Led by Adrian Kien, a poetry and composition professor from Boise State University. 6:30 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000,

Festivals & Events

Kids & Teens

FESTIVAL OF TREES—See Wednesday. 11 a.m. $7-$30. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900,

WORLD KIDS—Kids discover a different language and culture each month. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700,

TOYS FOR TOTS PAJAMA PARTY WITH SANTA—Break out your favorite pajamas and join a PJ party with Santa. Take a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and with a $3 donation, you can receive a customized email letter from Santa. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Towne Square, 925 N. Milwaukee St., Boise, 208-375-1200, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—See Thursday. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, WINTER SOLSTICE SHOW— Learn about equinoxes, solstices and the planets. 7 p.m. $2-$4. Whittenberger Planetarium at The College of Idaho, Boone Science Hall, corner of 20th Avenue and Fillmore, Caldwell.

Odds & Ends WATSU MASSAGE—Get a Shiatsu massage while you soak. Reservations required. 1 p.m. Prices vary. The Springs, 3742 Idaho 21, Idaho City, 208-3929500,

Animals & Pets PET PHOTO NIGHT WITH SANTA—Take pets to Santa for pictures. Enter your photo to win the Most Memorable Santa Photo Contest and get a $500 gift card. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Towne Square, 925 N. Milwaukee St., Boise, 208-375-1200,

TUESDAY DEC. 3 Festivals & Events LADIES NIGHT WITH THE EAGLE FIREMEN—Eagle firefighters sign their calendars. Free food and drinks, drool towels not provided. 6 p.m. FREE. High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 Cinema Drive, Meridian, 208338-5599, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—See Thursday. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649,

WEDNESDAY NOV. 4 Festivals & Events CHANDLERS HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT AND COCKTAIL PARTY—Pick up holiday gifts and enjoy cocktails in the Vintage Room at Chandlers. 5 p.m. FREE. Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208383-4300, PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK MEETING—Get informed and receive support at these meetings in the main building’s basement conference rooms. 6:30 p.m. FREE. St. Luke’s Hospital, 520 S. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 208-381-2592, WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—See Thursday. 6 p.m. FREE-$8. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden. org.

On Stage AMERICAN IDIOT—See the Broadway punk opera based on the Green Day album of the same name. 7:30 p.m. $38-$58. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609,

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Concerts JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TOUR— Featuring The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. 6 p.m. $20-$30. Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 601 16th Ave S., Nampa, 208-4663549,

Art WINGTIP PRESS LEFTOVERS EXHIBITION AND AUCTION— Annual exhibition and silent auction with more than 150 prints created by local, regional and international artists. Auction closes Saturday, Dec. 7, with an artist reception at 5 p.m. For more info, email 9 a.m. FREE. Wingtip Press, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-447-8457, wingtippress. com.

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Shortly before they finished their new album, local rappers Dave Boutdy and Matt Dixon were hanging out with their close friend Bryan Taylor. “He happened to be with us when we were trying to name the album,” Dixon said. “We could not come up with a name, and he’s like, ‘You should name it after me.’” They all laughed at the joke, but the idea started to make sense. “That would be the funniest thing: Every time we’d talk about the album, we’d tag his name,” Boutdy said. “And the goal was [that] girls would see this and they’d be like, Dave Boutdy (left) and Matt Dixon (right) are Dedicated Servers. ‘Oh, I want to check this album out.’ And it would take them to his [Facebook] profile, and hopefully, they’d be like, ‘Man, this guy’s “It just feels forced,” Boutdy added. material, returned to create the beats for all really hot.’” The Servers acknowledge talent where but two of the new album’s 18 tracks (PortIn a way, it suited the album’s tone, too. they find it, though. One song on Bryan “Bryan is kind of a moody guy, and the al- land, Ore.-based DJ Spastik made the beats Taylor, “Twilight Zone,” features a cameo for “Split Us Up” and “Take It All”). bum’s kind of a moody album,” Dixon said. “We just felt like it was time that we went from local hardcore rapper P Dirt. Its style is Jokes aside, Boutdy and Dixon, who toradically different, Boutdy said, but “there’s gether are Dedicated Servers, admit that their back to Owen,” Dixon said. “We took all that mutual respect because we both know Owen’s stuff again, and we tried to … think new album—the duo’s seventh release since that we’re each authentic.” of what makes a Dedicated Servers album 2009 (not counting a Boutdy solo album re“A lot of rappers don’t want to step out leased in July)—is different. Released on Nov. and really dive into that.” of their comfort zones … but if we get any Havey, Boutdy and Dixon’s first collabo26, Bryan Taylor is a shift from the Servers’ show, we’ll do it. Or if anybody wants to colration was a birthday song for their friend, earlier anime- and video game-inspired raps, laborate, we’ll do it,” Dixon added. Francis de la Pena, when they were students focused instead on themes of struggle, morDixon and Boutdy’s recent shows and at Borah High School in 2004. Dixon considtality and perseverance. projects support that statement. On Nov. 26, ers it “the worst song we’ve probably writAccording to the two MC’s—who turned the Servers played a joint CD release show at ten.” Havey made the beat, Dixon recalled, 27 this year—getting older encouraged them Neurolux with local blues-rock band Marwhile he and Boutdy wrote “the meanest to be more serious on Bryan Taylor. shall Poole. While producing Bryan Taylor, things we could think of.” “I think we’ll rap forever,” Dixon said, they got advice from electronica artists Magic From that inauspicious beginning, the “but you never know, right? And it feels Sword and Owlright’s Eric Haven. They are Servers began playing house shows. They more and more every time we do an album currently working on tracks with The Dirty [that] this could be the last album. And if this gained a small bit of renown in 2007, when Moogs and Jeremy Jensen from the local their song “Hall of Famers” was featured on is the last album, what’s the most important indie-pop group The Very Most. the popular gaming site thing we want to say?” Although they still have to juggle day jobs The Servers played their first advertised show The album’s first track, “For You,” helps and college courses—Boutdy is pursuing a answer that question. Over a mid-tempo beat in 2009, opening for local MC Eleven at Bachelor’s degree in marketing at Boise State Neurolux on Valentine’s Day. They went on and some soothing synthesized chords, the University—the Servers hope to take their to perform at the Promenade Music Festival Servers thank everyone “who stood by while music beyond Idaho in 2014. “That’s one of in 2010, open for Lupe Fiasco in 2011, and we rode this rollercoaster ride.” play sets at the Treefort Music the things that I feel like we’re missing, that A recent illness in his family we haven’t done—just go out on the road Fest in 2012 and 2013. inspired Boutdy to express his and perform,” Boutdy said. When the Servers started gratitude. DEDICATED SERVERS But no matter where they travel, the Servout, Boutdy remembered, “A while ago, [my mom] Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 p.m. ers say, Boise will always be home. many local rappers “came on had a stroke that just paraFREE. Spacebar Arcade, “We were going to move somewhere,” the scene looking like these lyzed her body,” he said. 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597, Dixon said, but then someone told him, white dudes who want to be That crisis brought Boutdy “‘Well, why don’t you blow up your own gangsters. … And I feel like to “a newer realization.” that conception about hip-hop city? If you can’t put your own city on the “Because my family almost map, then why are you ... good enough to be here remains.” lost my mom, and that was “Well, to be fair… a lot of people get into in another city?’” terrifying. … If I were to die or if Matt The more Dixon considered this advice, hip-hop because they are into [that] kind of were to die, I wouldn’t want any of us not the more sense it made. stuff and being tough, and they want to feel knowing that I was super-thankful for their “You can feel Boise in our music,” he said. powerful,” Dixon said. “And that’s how they company,” he said. “If we went somewhere else, it’d be weird.” write. We’ve done a lot of shows with rapIn some ways, Boutdy and Dixon see Boutdy agreed. pers like that, and it doesn’t make them bad, the Servers as coming full circle with Bryan “Might as well blow your own city up,” but it just seems weird to come from Idaho Taylor. Local musician Owen Havey, who he said. “You make it happen.” [and make that kind of music].” supplied the beats for the Servers’ earliest BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

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KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

ALL THAT REMAINS—With Soil. 7:30 p.m. $20-$35. Knitting Factory

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

Black Joe Lewis

JEFF CROSBY AND THE REFUGEES, NOV. 29, REEF After a move to L.A. and putting 75,000 miles on the band van touring with Jerry Joseph, Jeff Crosby and The Refugees have come home for a visit. As we mentioned in the Nov. 20 edition of Boise Weekly, the band is on what it has dubbed the Thank-You tour as a way for Crosby and his bandmates to thank folks in Boise, McCall and the Wood River Valley for their support over the years. These guys really know how to show their appreciation. At each of the Idaho shows, JC&TR’s roots-rocking sound will be accompanied by a keg of Salmon River Brewery’s new beer, the Jeff Crosby and The Refugees-inspired, sage-infused Refugee Pale Ale. And after the craziness inherent to Thanksgiving (and Black Friday and Small Business Saturday), doesn’t an evening at Reef with some Idaho-grown music and brew sound nice? —Amy Atkins 10 p.m., $5. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St, 208-287-9200,

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OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s



ART FAD—With Johnny Butler and 2nd Hand Job. 7 p.m. $TBD. The Crux DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement EMILY TIPTON BAND—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

CHUCK SMITH—2 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JEFF CROSBY AND THE REFUGEES —See Listen Here, this page. 10 p.m. $5. Reef

FRANK MARRA—5 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


BLACK JOE LEWIS—With Radkeyv and Think No Think. 7:30 p.m. $12. Neurolux

JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


Kevin Kirk

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

OPHELIA—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s REX MILLER AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

SATURDAY NOV. 30 BREAD & CIRCUS—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

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

Frim Fram Four

EMILY TIPTON BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow

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

JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub

OPHELIA—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


LJM JAZZ—6:30 p.m. FREE. Angell’s Renato


CHUCK SMITH TRIO—With Nicole Christensen. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DEE HISEL—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE DIRTY MOOGS—With Blvrred Vision and Lamont Kohner. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement



DAWES—8:30 p.m. $17-$30. Knitting Factory DJ MAXIM KLYMENKO—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s RIVERSIDE JAZZ JAM—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Dawes

THE SIDEMEN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FML TAKE OVER—With Tek Freaks. 8:30 p.m. $8-$16. Knitting Factory FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers Mine+Us

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

FOR THE SAKE OF—With Adam Wright, An Empire of Lions, Umbrellas and Holding Rope. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux

KOPECKY FAMILY BAND—See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $10. Neurolux PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel Polyrhythmics

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

ALEX RICHARDS—6:30 p.m. FREE, Highlands Hollow MINE+US—With Abadawn and Eraserface. 7 p.m. FREE. The Crux


RADIO BOISE PRESENTS CC/ NN—With Heavy Color and Camp. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux


WAVEPOP DANCE PARTY—With Camp and Marvin & Multiplayer. 8 p.m. FREE. The Crux


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

JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub

LJM JAZZ—6:30 p.m. FREE. Angell’s Renato


CELTIC THUNDER—See Picks, Page 14. 5 p.m. $65-$75. Morrison Center

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

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


RAWLEY FRYE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub



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

POLYRHYTHMICS LP RELEASE PARTY—10 p.m. $TBD. Reef REX MILLER AND SANDRA CAVANAUGH CD RELEASE PARTY—With MC Cory Mikhals of Nash FM. Get CD with ticket purchase. 7 p.m. $15. Sapphire Room SPEEDY GRAY—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

Nashville-bred indie rockers Kopecky Family Band have earned some serious national attention. The band’s live performance garnered it a spot on Paste Magazine’s 2011 Top 25 Best Live Acts list. KFB’s recent cover of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “All You Do Is Talk” pays homage to an influence and does justice to a great song. What’s more, KFB’s 2012 album, Kids Raising Kids, samples the band’s energetic and playful spirit with a Peter Bjorn and John-style whistle-along in the single “Are You Listening.” The band’s critical acclaim is undeniably deserved and it is emerging as a band that will find a dedicated following among those who love undeniably catchy and infectious tunes. —Paul Hefner With guests, 7 p.m., $10. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886,

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FILMING PHILOMENA A holiday visit from an earthborn angel GEORGE PRENTICE I adore, cherish and love, love, love Philomena. This year, which has turned out to have some pretty swell offerings after all, has seen efforts that are technically brilliant (Gravity) and emotionally stirring (12 Years a Slave), but Philomena is, by far, my favorite movie of 2013. Since its September premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, I’ve been gushing nonstop about Philomena, and I’m happy to report that she has finally arrived in Boise just in time for the holidays. Philomena (directed by Stephen Frears) is based on 2009’s The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, a book about a startling investigation The delicious Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Coogan should be rolling their way to the 2014 Oscars. by the BBC’s Martin Sixsmith. And it was Steve Coogan, who stars as Sixsmith, who first saw this story of redemption, forgiveness the Irish government and Catholic Church, and the purest of grace as a film. Coogan “I wanted to dignify people who have co-wrote the screenplay making him a 2014 faith,” Coogan told Boise Weekly at the TIFF which had their own sins to atone for. “The [Irish] government only officially Oscar double-threat. premiere. “I’m not reapologized about a year ago,” Coogan told Philomena Lee, a ligious by any means, BW. “They regarded these girls as ‘fallen devout Irish Catholic, but there are people I PHILOMENA (PG-13) saw her innocence love who are religious. women’ because they got pregnant. They were quite repressive in that way.” and her infant son, Directed by Stephen Frears They’re good, graThe namesake of the film, now 80, is who was born out of cious, decent, honest Starring Judi Dench, Stephen Coogan wedlock, stolen from people and Philomena enjoying her golden years in her home of Opens at The Flicks, Wednesday, Nov. 27 Ireland—here’s hoping she’s a special guest at her when Magdalene dignifies those people the 2014 Oscars. nuns sold her baby to of simple faith.” “The real Philomena carries no sense of an American couple. The acerbic, witty her tragedy to this day; that’s what so impresThe nuns masqueraded their Irish asylums as Coogan never pushes Philomena toward sive about her,” Frears told Boise Weekly. “homes for fallen women,” and Philomena comedic excess, yet he perfectly salt-andUltimately, the question that Philomsuffered a lifetime of private shame brought peppers the film with humor. ena asks is: would we be able or willing about by the church’s moral rectitude. Then, “She just told four people that they were on what would have been her son’s 50th one-in-a-million. What are the odds of that?” to forgive a deception that had cursed an entire life? Coogan’s Sixsmith asks dryly. Priceless. birthday, Lee—portrayed by a note-perfect In 90 dazzling minutes, we’re challenged The journey to find her long-lost son Judi Dench—met Sixsmith. They are the oddto separate faith from cognition; stoicism est of odd couples: He questions religion, she takes Lee and Sixsmith to the United States, from grace. And there, somewhere in the defends it; he demands retribution, she offers and the film delivers a surprise ending you’ll middle, is my favorite movie of 2013: Philonever see coming. And without ever being nothing but forgiveness. But they both want mena. I can’t wait for you to meet her. heavy-handed, the film looks at the roles of the same thing: to find Lee’s son.

SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings


BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: WHITE CHRISTMAS—Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye star as Army buddies who team up to be successful in song and dance. Buy tickets online at boiseclassicmovies. com. Tue., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

BLACK NATIVITY—Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson star in this modern adaptation of the Langston Hughes play. (PG) Opens Wednesday, Nov. 27. Edwards 9, 22.

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HOMEFRONT—An ex-DEA agent retires to a small town to raise his young daugter, only to be caught up in a vicious crime ring and fighting for his life. Starring Jason Statham and James Franco. (R) Opens Wednesday, Nov. 27. Edwards 9, 22.

JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC— Experience the tropical islands of West Papua with the young Jawi in an IMAX 3-D adventure. (NR) Opens Wednesday, Nov. 27. Edwards 9, 22. OLDBOY—When an advertising executive who has been kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years is suddenly

released, he sets out to discover who planned his imprisonment and torture in this thriller directed by Spike Lee. Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson. (R) Opens Wednesday, Nov. 27. Edwards 9, 22.

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TEED UP Parks and Rec will expand youth programs at Quail Hollow New rules mean a larger elk hunt area and longer season.

HUNTIN’ FISHIN’ AND DRIVIN’ Hunters will have more room to stalk elk in South-Central Idaho this season, after Idaho Fish and Game officials approved changes to the hunt regulations in mid-November. In response to complaints of elk damage on private lands, game managers have expanded hunt area 56-3—bounded by I-84 in the west and Holbrook in the east—and extended the season through Dec. 31. Go to for more info. If you’d rather tote a fishing rod than a rifle, F&G also has good news for anglers. About 200 steelhead were released into the Boise River Nov. 22—the only steelhead release of the year, because the number of returning fish has been so low that most of them are needed to meet hatcher y goals. Sized between 6 and 12 pounds, the fish were hauled by tanker truck from Oxbow Hatcher y on the Snake River and released at five locations between the Glenwood Bridge and Barber Park. According to F&G, anglers hoping to tangle with one of the hatcher y steelhead will need a fishing license, as well as a steelhead permit, which runs $12.75. Officials want to remind anglers that though required in other steelhead waters, barbless hooks are not required for Boise River steelhead. The bag and possession limits on the river have been reduced to one fish per day and three in possession. The fall season limit is 20 steelhead. How to tell if you’ve hooked a Boise River steelhead? All the fish stocked in the Boise River will lack an adipose fin—the small fin normally found on the back, just in front of the tail. If you catch a rainbow trout longer than 20 inches and lacking an adipose fin, consider that fish a steelhead. Fish released into the Boise River are Arun hatcher y steelhead, returning to Idaho Power’s Oxbow Hatcher y fish trap below Hells Canyon Dam on the Snake River. Finally, if you’re looking to experience nature from the comfort of your vehicle, plan a trip up the Idaho Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, which was recently selected as one of the 10 most picturesque countr y drives in America by Countr y magazine. To take the trek from Boise, travel I-84 East, turning north on Idaho 21 toward Idaho City. Follow the highway as it leaves the Payette River and snakes between the Sawtooth Wilderness and Salmon-Challis National Forest. The byway terminates at Stanley—about 103 miles from Boise. Give yourself at least three hours for the experience.

HARRISON BERRY On a cool November Saturday, Warm Springs Golf Course was jammed. Electric carts whirred from hole to hole and along the nearby Greenbelt, and a few weekend warriors in track pants and cross trainers whacked at yellow balls on the driving range. One of them, Billy Gallagher, part of a party of three making its way to the range, has golfed at courses across the Treasure Valley, but said many local private courses are cost prohibitive. “I don’t have enough money in my pocket to know for sure how many private courses there are [in Boise],” he said. That’s why he and his friends, home from Wade Luthy is just one of many avid Treasure Valley golfers who are hailing the city of Boise’s Seattle for a few days, were at Warm Springs acquisition of Quail Hollow Golf Club. on a Saturday afternoon. Gallagher and other Boiseans don’t have too many season pass holders].” long to wait for new, inexpensive golf options. strong. About 600 junior players participate What won’t change are Quail Hollow’s staff in Parks and Rec golf programs each year Beginning Sunday, Dec. 1, Quail Hollow Golf through the summer, and between 13 percent or fees, at least for the first year of operaCourse will become Boise’s second public and 15 percent of tee times go to junior play- tion; what will change are the numbers of course: one that offers views of the Foothills, youth golfers and the dining experience at the ers. Some of those players are as young as 3 varied terrain and increased access for players course’s 8,000-square-foot clubhouse. years old. in West Boise—especially for junior players The changes will be minimal, said Boise According to Blake Mason, general manthe Boise Parks and Recreation Department is Parks and Rec Director Doug Holloway, ager and assistant golf pro at Warm Springs, eager to introduce to the game. because a nine-panel team from various one of the most significant changes to Quail Wade Luthy, who has frequented Treasure city of Boise departments gave the course a Hollow will take place in the realm of youth Valley courses for about 20 years, said the thorough examination to ensure the integrity golf. addition of Quail Hollow is an important step of the facility. “We have the largest junior program in forward for Boise’s golf community. The team came up with a budget for the the state by far. We’re going to take those “It means tons. We’ve got a golf course in course to accommodate what changes will be programs that we already provide here and Boise that we can go to without driving all the take them there. There are so many households made to the facility’s operations. way out [to Warm Springs],” he said. By the end of 2014, in an estimate Holup there [in the vicinity of Quail Hollow], and Former Quail Hollow owner Dave Henloway described as “very conservative,” the they come down here for lessons,” he said. drickson, whose donation of the course to course is expected to have generated $55,000 Mason worked at Warm Springs when the city was announced by Boise Mayor Dave in net profit—and that comes after $1 million it made a similar transition from private to Bieter on Nov. 18 and approved by the City per year operating costs and $100,000 in Council on Nov. 19, wrote in an email to Boise public ownership 17 years ago. Today, Warm capital expenses that would transform the Springs is the most played course in Idaho, Weekly that he’s eager to join the ranks of with between 48,000 and 53,000 visitors every clubhouse and make minor improvements golfers like Gallagher and Luthy, rather than around the course. year. Quail Hollow gets between 31,000 and playing an administrative role there. Holloway anticipates even greater revenue, 32,000 visitors yearly, and will likely see more “I’m looking forward to just being a cusin large part due to its proximity to players in players in 2014. tomer and not worrying about the day-to-day nearby West Boise. “I don’t know how big a jump it will be operation,” he wrote. Below Quail Hollow in the 36th Street next year. We will definitely see an increase in Hendrickson also anticipated some of the neighborhood is a large group of underserved play next year there,” Mason changes that will take place at players and potential players who would said. the course after the transition in have to travel across Boise to reach a municiWith the influx of players ownership. QUAIL HOLLOW GOLF CLUB pal course. will come new challenges. The “I don’t think moving from 4520 N. 36th St., Boise, “It’s in a completely different part of town course will participate in the private ownership to public will 208-344-7807, [from Warm Springs Golf Course]. Even city’s season pass program— change its value to the though it’s surrounded by very nice developcurrently 125 are available, munity, it may even enhance it,” ments, there are some real mixed neighborand that number will likely he wrote. hoods that are really attractive to us,” he said. rise with the addition of Quail That’s in line with Boise But the welcome news is that the transition Parks and Recreation’s plans for Quail Hollow. Hollow—but Parks and Rec must now strike a in ownership will be smooth, and Holloway new balance between pass-holding golfers and While the course’s new owners won’t make said that conditions permitting, players may hit occasional players. major changes to the fee structure there, they the links the day t he city takes the reins from “It gives us a nice mixture of people who will use the course to expand Boise’s already Hendrickson. own a share in the golf course versus the pubbooming junior golf programs. “As long as there’s no snow on the ground, lic,” Mason said. “You don’t want to get into Nationally, the numbers of young golfers a situation where you lock out the public [with we’ll be golfing,” Holloway said. are decreasing, but in Boise, golf remains

—Zach Hagadone

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Events & Workshops


BOISE TURKEY DAY 5K—Kick off your Thanksgiving Day festivities in a healthy way with a morning 5K fun run and walk. Nonperishable food items will be collected for Boise Rescue Mission. Register at For more info, “like” Turkey Day 5K on Facebook or follow @TurkeyDay5K on Twitter. Thu., Nov. 28, 9 a.m. $30-$40. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Recurring ADULT ADVANCED DANCE TECHNIQUE—Continue building your strength or brush up on your skills. Mondays, 8-9 p.m. $10$40. Back Stage Dance Center, 2140 E. Commercial St., Meridian, 208-887-4908, It’s prime time for steelhead fishing on the Main Salmon.

LAST CHANCE STEELHEAD FISHING The 455-cubic-inch Oldsmobile big block V8 was a little coldblooded at 6 o’clock on a crisp November morning in Riggins. As it sputtered to life after some careful coaxing, the marriage of excitement and expectation began to take shape. We had a jet boat. We had every conceivable fishing setup known to man. We thought we had a little luck. Turns out, luck was with our fellow fishermen, but we still had a hell of a good time. Late fall is prime time for steelhead fishing on the Main Salmon. Hundreds of anglers line its banks hoping to catch a sea-run monster—to return home victorious. However, there is far more to the experience than just catching fish. Breathing that cool, clean Idaho air is perhaps the most valuable aspect of spending a weekend (or a week, for that matter) on the Main Salmon. My group of four grade-school and college friends set up shop on Short’s Bar, gateway to the Main Salmon Corridor. Having tackled a six-day Main Salmon rafting trip earlier this year (BW, Rec, “Mainstream: Answering the Call of the Main Salmon River,” Aug. 7, 2013), my expectations were high. I had had a bountiful run at the Main’s cutthroat and rainbow population in late June, so I naturally assumed that the steelhead would be equally Steelhead fishing season willing. runs through Dec. 31 on the They weren’t—at least not Boise, Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. for us. For more info and updates You have to get in the water on steelhead fishing, go to: early if you want to stand half a chance of securing a good hole to fish. We were the fourth boat in after sun-up on this particular Saturday and, by lunch time, Short’s Bar looked like the weekend taxi line at the Boise Airport. We dropped anchor upstream and tried myriad drop line and yarn configurations. I even tossed a plug off the back of the boat to see if an angr y beast was looking for a color ful, wobbly fight. No such luck. We drift fished, we used shrimp, I even attempted to chuck a few spinners in the mix, but to no avail. A wall tent was home for the weekend—a luxurious addition by most standards. The evening’s revelry consisted of chowing down on hearty carne asada hobo dinners, playing cards and supping the ancient wine (Coors Original and Maker’s Mark, that is) around a piping hot cast iron sheepherders stove. The stories told are not fit for print. The spring run will hopefully yield better fishing results, and the experience off the water ought to be par for the course. —Andrew Mentzer BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

ADULT CLIMBING LESSONS— Class is designed to allow families to learn a new hobby together. Participants must be age 14 or older. New classes begin the first Tuesday of the month and run four consecutive Tuesdays. Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. $36 full-facility member; $72 program member. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-3445501, BOISE CYCLOCROSS CLINICS—Learn the basics or refine your technique during weekly clinics. Open practice begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a skill session that will explore a different concept each week. Multi-lap training will begin at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Quarry View Park, 2150 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. BOISE FOOSBALL—Foosballers gather each Tuesday to play games, share information about the game and teach/learn new techniques. New players always welcome. Find more info on Facebook under the name Boise Foosball. For more information, call 208-860-4990, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. FREE. Dutch Goose, 3515 W. State St., Boise. BOISE SOCCER LEAGUE—The co-ed soccer league is open to all levels. Player fees are $24 per season, plus $25 annual dues to U.S. Club Soccer. The team fees are $375 per season and includes all referee fees. Games are played Mondays on Boise Parks and Recreation playing field with certified referees. For more information, call Dave at 208-284-9112 or Pat at 208870-5975, or visit BOISE STATE LATIN DANCE CLUB—The Boise State Latin Dance Club teaches beginner and intermediate salsa, merengue and bachata dances. Open to public. No partner is necessary. Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. $3 per lesson; $10 unlimited until May, freespinsalsa.ning. com. Kinesiology Building, Boise State University, Boise. BOISE WOMEN’S RUGBY—The Boise Women’s Rugby Team is looking for more players to practice twice a week, no matter your size or shape. Visit com/site/boisewomensrugby for more info. Mondays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Hillside Junior High School, 3536 Hill Road, Boise, 208-854-5120.

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A TWIST ON TURKEY Three nontraditional turkey dishes to try this Thanksgiving


Traminer, a green-berried wine grape named for the village of Tramin in northern Italy, mutates easily. In one case, it evolved into the pink-berried grape gewurztraminer, native to the Alsace region of France. This full-bodied white with opulent aromatics is a bit of a tongue twister (guh-verts-truh-meener). It translates from the German as “spicy traminer,” and while it’s responsible for some outstanding dessert wines, it makes a great match for holiday meals (as well as Asian cuisine) in its drier format. Here are three worthy examples:


TARA MORGAN One day each year, turkey takes center stage on the dinner table—a whole glistening bird, beckoning dark- and light-meat lovers alike. But for the other 364, turkey plays a less glamorous role: It’s sliced thin and layered onto deli sandwiches or ground up and grilled as a burger alternative. Thankfully, three local eateries have found more innovative ways to use the bird. Bittercreek Alehouse buys whole turkeys from A-Plus Ranch, a certified organic, freerange family farm in Richfield, Idaho. “Basically, we had a need to do something ground turkey in its much-loved Nepalese with the drumsticks because we have a turkey dumplings. Stuffed with cilantro, cabbage, breast sandwich on the menu and we buy the onions and spices, then steamed, the turkey whole thing. So what do you do with the rest momo are topped with an oven-roasted tomato chutney loaded with garlic, ginger, of it?” said Justin Thain, Bittercreek butcher curry and cilantro. and charcutier. While Momo’s Bijaya Bittercreek confits the turPudasaini said water buffalo key drumstick and neck meat BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE and chicken are more popular in rendered pork fat, cooking 246 N. 8th St., Boise momo fillings in her home it slowly until tender. The pub 208-429-6340, country of Nepal, she likes then scatters the confit atop MOMO DUMPLINGS to use turkey meat because its popular turkey poutine, a 3223 E. Louise Dr., Meridian it’s leaner. Momo Dumplings dish comprised of Idaho french 208-514-2137, also makes turkey meatballs fries, Ballard Family cheese for a dish called Meatballs curds and gravy. ST. LAWRENCE GRIDIRON Makhani. “There was a time when 208-830-7030, And in a more tongue-inwe’d sell out of [the poutine] cheek nod to the Thanksgiving before the turkey breast, so holiday, the Saint Lawrence then we’d have to wait and Gridiron food truck is frying figure something else out,” said up turkey croquetas this season. Thain with a chuckle. “We call them Thanksgiving Dinner Momo Dumplings in Meridian serves

croquetas, and it’s turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and then we have a cranberry relish dipping sauce,” said owner Brian Garrett. “It’s breaded with a pulverized panko breadcrumb.” Garrett said the croquetas are approximately two ounces, or around the size of your thumb. “They’re labor intensive to make because everything we do on the truck is from scratch. We roast off the turkey, we pull the turkey, we break it down so that it’s small enough to go into the croquetas, we make the mashed potatoes from scratch, we make the stuffing from scratch, all that good stuff,” said Garrett. Though Garrett plans to keep the turkey croquetas on his menu past Thanksgiving, he said they’re more of a novelty holiday item. “I wouldn’t make that the bread and butter of our business by any stretch of the imagination … but people seem to like them,” he said.

FOOD/NEWS RESTAURANTS SERVING THANKSGIVING DINNER IN BOISE ANGELL’S BAR AND GRILL RENATO— Buffet with oven roasted turkey, glazed Virginia ham, gorgonzola mashed potatoes and wild mushroom sausage stuffing, bourbon-reduced glazed yams and specialty cocktails, including the Holiday Mojito Calvados mixture and the Cinnamon Toast martini. 1-5 p.m., $29.99, $14.99 under 13, 10 percent senior discount. 999 Main St., 208342-4900, BARBACOA—Thanksgiving buffet with traditional sides, along with specials like a full roasted pig, ceviche, mini tacos, baked salmon and sauteed prawns. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $39 for adults, $22 for children 12 and under. 276 Bobwhite Court, 208-338-5000,

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BERRYHILL & CO.—Brunch buffet with herb butter-rubbed turkey, garlic and herb-infused baron of beef, sage dressing, seasonal veggies and minced meat and apple tarts. Noon-6 p.m., $29 for adults, $16 for children under 10. 121 N. Ninth St., Ste. 102, 208-387-3553, EAGLE HILLS GOLF COURSE—Traditional Thanksgiving buffet with cajun turkey, bacon-wrapped turkey, roasted pork loin and lots of sides. Noon-4 p.m., $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children 12 and under. 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle, 208-9390402, EMILIO’S—Special menu featuring roasted butternut squash bisque with chervil creme fraiche, roasted freerange turkey with sage stuffing and

whipped potatoes, roasted pork loin roulade with wild mushroom stuffing and a chocolate and caramel pecan tartlette with saffron gelato. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $34. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208333-8002, JB’S—Buffet offering turkey, ham, pork loin, stuffing, potatoes and apple and pumpkin pie for dessert. Noon-6 p.m., $11.99 for adults, $4.99 for children 10 and under. 1565 S. Meridian Road, Meridian, 208-887-6722, MARIE CALLENDER’S—Roasted turkey or oven-baked ham dinner with all the traditional fixings. Take-home meals available. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $19.99 for adults, $8.99 for children 12 and under. 8574 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-3757744,

THE RAM—Serving full menu and special Thanksgiving meal, including roast turkey, stuffing and cheddar mashed potatoes with pumpkin or apple pie. Noon-8 p.m., $19.99 for adults, $9.49 for kids under 12. 709 E. Park Blvd., 208-345-2929; 3272 E. Pine Ave., Meridian, 208- 888-0314, TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL—Normal churrasco menu, along with fried turkey, grilled turkey, all-you-can-eat filet mignon, mashed potatoes, Brazilian lemonade and pumpkin pie. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $29.95 per adult, $11.95 per child 7-12, children under 7 eat free. 1388 S. Entertainment Ave., 208-3434300, —Tara Morgan



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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Amy Marie Oliveira Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1318960 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Amy Marie Oliveira, 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 Ophelia Michaels Oliveira. The reason for the change in name is: I am a writer and desire to write and publish under the name Ophelia Michaels. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) December 23, 2013, 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 October 24, 2013 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013.

IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Kassandra Ann Corrigan Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1316816 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Kassandra Ann Corrigan, 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 Temperence Rosalind Ann Earl. The reason for the change in name is: The name I should have, as I feel it fits me. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) DEC 03 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: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Nov. 13, 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013.


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Thinking inside the box will be a crime against your nature in the coming weeks. The last place you want to be is in a pigeonhole. I advise you to stay far away from tight squeezes, claustrophobic “sanctuaries,” and “convenient” confinements. If you’re in a onesize-fits-all situation, you simply won’t be able to access your highest intelligence. So then, where should you be? I am rooting for you to wander into the wild frontiers where unsanctioned wonders and marvels await you. I’d love for you to find virgin terrain and uncharted territories where the boring old rules don’t apply. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Mike Finnigan is a veteran keyboardist and blues vocalist who has toured with more than 20 major acts, including Jimi Hendrix, Etta James and Leonard Cohen. There’s a primal quality to his singing. It’s gritty and fluid and tempestuous, almost feral at times. I understand perfectly why Bonnie Raitt has called him a “tall drink of bacon.” The sound he makes with his voice is that lush and tasty. Can you guess his astrological sign? It’s Taurus, of course. I’m naming him your patron saint this week because you yourself are as close as you have ever come to being a tall drink of bacon. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): French painter Henri Matisse thought highly of his own work. He tended to ignore critics because he didn’t think they understood his art well enough to produce intelligent critiques. There was one person whose opinion he was willing to heed, though; a single colleague who he said had earned the right to evaluate and assess his art: Pablo Picasso. I encourage you, Gemini, to come up with your own short list of people whose judgment you totally trust and respect. It’s a good time to seek out their feedback on how you’re doing. CANCER (June 21-July 22): How is it possible that you have come so far and worked so diligently only to be resigned now to hanging out in limbo, waiting around for the lucky break that may or may not ever arrive? I’m here today to escort you out of this infernal place. If you resist, my assignment is to drag you out. Why am I so adamant? Because I am sure it’s a mistake for you to be passive and hope for the best. You need to resume working diligently, focused for now on what’s right in front of you without worrying too much about the big picture. In my opinion, that approach will lead you to unforeseen help—and a clarification of the big picture. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your levels of personal magic are high. The radiance beaming out of your eyes is extra sparkly. There’s an artistry to the way you are

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expressing yourself. Without even trying, you’re exuding natural charisma and animal magnetism. In light of all these advantages, I suspect you will have an elevated capacity for both giving and receiving pleasure. In fact, I predict that your ability to feel really good and make other people feel really good will be at a peak. I hereby designate this the Week of Supreme Bliss. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The BBC reported on an expert who combs Switzerland’s Risoud Forest to find the spruce trees whose wood can be made into the highest quality violins. After years of experience, Lorenzo Pellegrini knows which few trees will produce instruments with the most resonant tones. They grow slowly and have few knots. They need to have had enough water to grow strong, but not so much water that they’re mushy. Your task in the coming weeks, Virgo, has a certain resemblance to the master tree-picker’s work. It’s time for you to start selecting and gathering the raw materials you will use to craft your own lyrical story in 2014. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Here’s the bad news: For all of us, including you, there is a gap between our intentions and their effects. The good news: Now is your special time to narrow that gap. More bad news: All of us, you included, are periodically guilty of sending out mixed messages. We confuse people with our ambivalence; what we say is sometimes different from what we feel. More good news: Now is your special time to reduce your mixed messages to as close to zero as possible. One more taste of bad news: Like all of us, you are a bit hypocritical. You engage in behavior that you criticize in others. You don’t practice what you preach. One last piece of good news: Now is your special time to work on being forthright, genuine and consistent. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I am very fond of strawberries and cream,” said author Dale Carnegie, “but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish.” That’s a good teaching story for you, Scorpio. In order to get your desires fulfilled by the people who have the power to do that, you should give them what they actually long for—not what you long for, nor what you wish they would long for. This is always true, of course, but it’s especially applicable to what’s going on in your life right now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Touted as a prime source

of “kick-@ss spirituality,” author Danielle LaPorte has advice that’s good for you to hear. “You will always be too much of something for someone,” she says, “too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy.” But that’s exactly as it should be, she adds. It would be a mistake to “round out your edges,” because then you would “lose your edge.” And I’m here to tell you that you need all of your edge right now, Sagittarius. It’s time to ignore people’s mediocre expectations and push past their limits. To be true to yourself, you will probably have to be too much of something for several someones. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Going into my spiritual mentoring session with the priestess, I had the intention of discovering truths about myself I didn’t know before. That meant stirring up revelations about my ignorance as well as my potentials. I wanted assistance in facing my flaws as well as in tapping into my dormant powers. It worked. Her guidance was a potent catalyst. I was able to shed the debilitating nonsense stories I’d been telling myself about who I am. I awakened strengths that had been asleep. What I wish for you, Capricorn—indeed, what I predict for you—is a comparable experience. To expedite matters, go out in search of a person, adventure or breakthrough that can help provide you with the kind of prod I received. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I bet people will be gossiping about you more than usual. Is there anything you can do to ensure that it’s mostly benevolent gossip? Yes, there is. First, make sure that when you gossip about others, you are unfailingly positive in your comments. If you don’t have anything good to say about someone, don’t say it. Second, be on your best behavior. Communicate clearly and don’t even think about taking unethical shortcuts. Finally, contribute more inspirational energy than usual to every group you’re part of. Be an effervescent team player. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Maybe your ego isn’t big enough. I’m serious. Is it possible that you could benefit from being more proud of yourself? Would it be healthy for you to give yourself more credit for the struggles you have weathered and the skills you have mastered and the beauty you have managed to forge out of the chaotic raw materials that life has given you? I’ve got a good feeling about this, Pisces. I can imagine you summoning the playful courage you will need to express more confidence. I can even picture you beginning to fantasize about embarking on certain stirring adventures you’ve never believed you were strong enough to try before now.


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Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 23  

Boise Weekly's 12th Annual Bad Cartoon Contest

Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 23  

Boise Weekly's 12th Annual Bad Cartoon Contest