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TRADER JOY Why Boiseans are so jazzed about Trader Joe’s


ICY ARTS Ballet Idaho helps train future figure skaters


BEST BETS BW’s top Oscar picks


NICE ’STACHE Who wants a burger ’stache ride?

“This bill creates a perception that the industry is hiding animal abuse.”


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EXCITING TIMES These are exciting times in Idaho’s capital city. Thousands of revelers descended on downtown for the Feb. 15 opening of the Eighth and Main Tower (see video on; thousands more are eagerly anticipating the Friday, Feb. 28, opening of Trader Joe’s (we unpack Boiseans’ obsession with the upscale grocery chain on Page 8); and, of course, the Idaho Legislature is steadfastly maintaining its march into far-right absurdity with attacks on a whole range of civil rights (read about the so-called “ag-gag” bill imposing harsh penalties on whistleblowers at Idaho farms and dairies on Page 9, and a roundup of the latest human rights stories related to LGBT equality and “religious freedom” on Page 18). Maybe with all this excitement—and tension—in the air, it’s fitting that Boise Weekly publishes its inaugural health care publication, Be Healthy Boise, in this edition of the paper. In 16 glossy pages, you’ll find pieces on the Affordable Care Act; the work done by the Shriners for children’s health care; and articles by local practitioners on chiropractic work for children and pregnant women, the cashonly business model for health care providers, and front line strategies for improving your health without the aid of a doctor. Accompanying Be Healthy Boise, you’ll also find a piece on Page 22 exploring an innovative collaboration between Saint Alphonsus Medical System and a local yoga studio to provide referrals for patients who could benefit medically from the ancient holistic practice. There’s never been a more important time to talk about health care, and BW is excited to have a new vehicle with which to explore it. Heading into the spring, when exciting times are sure to continue on the political front, we’re also looking forward to announcing another new BW development—but it’s not ready for primetime yet. You’ll have to check back here next week or on for more. —Zach Hagadone

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Keith S. Walklet TITLE: “Swans A-Swimming, Edition #2 of 100” MEDIUM: Epson 9800 print on Moab Entrada 300g paper ARTIST STATEMENT: Signs of the season... Above water, elegant and effortless… while paddling like crazy just under the surface.


Boise Weekly publishes original local artwork on its cover each week. One stipulation of publication is that the piece must be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. A portion of the proceeds from the auction are reinvested in the local arts community through a series of private grants for which all artists are eligible to apply. Cover artists will also receive 30 percent of the final auction bid on their piece. To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ at 523 Broad St. All mediums are accepted. Thirty days from your submission date, your work will be ready for pick up if it’s not chosen to be featured on the cover. Work not picked up within six weeks of submission will be discarded.

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

DEMONSTRATION Protesters filled the Statehouse Feb. 17, advocating for adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. Watch a video on Citydesk.

JUMPERS JOCKEY A group of three would-be daredevils has joined Texas-based “Big” Ed Beckley in a bid to jump the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls. Get the details on Citydesk.

MORNING MEAL It’s rare that Idaho scores high marks in education; not so with the national School Breakfast Program, in which the state ranks 16th overall. More on Citydesk.


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MULLETBOY, BMOC It don’t take no brain sturgeon…

I started a column on Sen. Curt McKenzie’s proposal that Idaho college campuses are as good a place as any to be packing firearms but I had to stop. I have an unusually responsive gag reflex, and nothing activates it more violently than gun nuts—especially those who think the unnatural obsession they have with their guns has a place in any school, at any grade level, ever. So I am turning the topic over to MulletBoy, that “Randem Thinkings” blogger from somewhere well south of the average human intelligence quotient. It turns out he has been writing on the same subject, and I have let him fill in for me before. If you don’t remember, the last we heard from him was his determination to purchase a “Bushmasher,” one of those military-style assault weapons that are so popular with people who enjoy exposing their guns in public. Maybe he can convey better than I how ludicrous it is to allow young testosterone monkeys to carry loaded firearms into a scene packed with other young testosterone monkeys. Take it away, MulletBoy... UUU Whoowee Dawg! Won’t be long now till I can get myself to college, since now I got me a good reason to get. I thought about it once before, back before I figured out how a GED was about all a dude needs. I told ol’ cousin Rip, “Hey Rip, I think I’ll go to college!” and he says “What the hell for? You thinking about making a brain sturgeon outa yourself?” Well that got me to thinking. I never had thought about making no brain sturgeon outa myself, but I hadn’t thought about what anything else I could make out of myself, neither. And that’s when it hit me. The only good thing I could see about going to college was to be a English Magor because I always been pretty good at writing stuff which is how I started this blog in the first place. But Rip says, “Know what I heard? I heard English Magors have to memorise everything that Shakespeer dude wrote, and you know what he was, don’t ya’?” Well sure as shit I knew what Shakespeer was. Who doesn’t? And I didn’t want to be one of those, not on a bet. So I gave up my backup dream of becoming the next Bernie Hemingsway, my first dream being of becoming manager of Lube ’N’ Scoot, which if my boss ol’ Jim Ramshot dies of gin-poisoning like I think he might, I got a shot at. But night before last then ol’ Rip comes busting into the house and says, “Guess what?” and I tried to guess but all I could come up with was how Rip had gone bought himself some of those Micky Jordan undershorts and was wearing them right there under his kamoflag trousers. But then Rip says, “No dummy! I ain’t wearing no Micky Jordan undershorts, but it won’t be long now whens we can carry guns when we go to college!” BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

Then I say, “But Rip, I thought we decided we weren’t going to no college. Isn’t that what we decided?” and Rips says, “Yeah, but that was before they started letting guns come into college with ya’. Don’t ya’ see? Ain’t none of them professors gonna try to turn us into Shakespeers if they think we got a Glok tucked in our pits.” And he put his hand in his armpit like he was telling that great joke about how they make burger patties at McDonalds. But I say, “But Rip, I ain’t got no Glok.” And he says, “Ain’t no thang, bro!” which is what he says when he’s doing that Samuel Jackson imitation that he does at the bowling alley on karee-okee night. And I say, “But Rip, I’m still saving up for a Bushmasher. No way I can afford a Glok, too.” Then Rips says, “You can’t afford to go to college neither, can ya’?” and I say, “Hell, I don’t know. What a college cost?” and he says, “That’s the thing, cuzz. College don’t cost a thing if you get one of those college loans. Some gal named Sally May’s been handing out college loans to about everyone what wants for one, and I heard she don’t ask what they wanta spend it on. So we get us a college loan but we don’t buy any books, see? We can always read off the books what the guy sitting next to us brings, and then we can use the money we save to buy us Gloks, which we’ll have tucked in our pits in case the guy starts bitching about us reading off his books. See?” Well it sounded like a good plan to me. Exept I say, “But Rip, you’re telling me these college loans don’t cost nothing?” and he says, “Well dummy, of course ya’ gotta pay ‘em back. That Sally May gal ain’t that dumb. But it’ll be easy because you’ll have a diplomat saying hows you passed college. You still thinking about being one of those English Magors?” and I say, “Either that or a brain sturgeon.” Then another thought hit me. “But Rip, you suppose if I don’t join one of them fraternals, I’d have some extra money to buy a Bushmasher, too?” and he thinks for a minute and says, “Probably. But you’ll never get a Bushmasher tucked in your pit like you can with a Glok” and I say, “I don’t mean that. I figure a Bushmasher is more a weekend gun. And where you think we oughta go to college, anyway?” Sos we haven’t actually decided where we’re going to college yet. We’re waiting to see if that college gun bill gets passed in the state legislatorate. But I figure it’ll either be Boise State or Harverd for me. Rip’s thinking either Northwest Naz or Oxford. He thinks it’d be cool to go someplace named after a shoe. UUU I do believe MulletBoy has captured the essence of Sen. McKenzie’s bill, don’t you? I should let him speak for the Legislature more.

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FEBRUARY FITNESS MONTH April is less cruel, has fewer zombies

Some years ago, Julie and I declared February “fitness month.” That meant no alcohol, lots of fruits and vegetables, daily walks or ski treks and only Pure Thoughts. Some of these strictures were easier than others, but we kept to all of them. Our definition of Pure Thoughts was pretty broad. We marked the arrival of March with a fine Oregon pinot noir, barbecued rib steaks and chocolate Haagen-Dazs floating in dark chocolate syrup. A few hours later we woke from a fitful sleep, bloated and nauseous, with headaches and leaden limbs, deprived of a comforting self-righteousness we hadn’t even known we possessed until it was gone. We decided to have February Fitness Month again the next year—and maybe cool the wretched excess a little during March, April and May. That’s been the pattern ever since. Friends have pointed out that we’re not that much fun in February and if we go to restaurants with them, we tend to watch them like hungry puppies as they drink wine. Some of them, noting that Sawtooth Valley is already cold, dark and lonely in February, consider us antisocial, less than convivial, seasonally outof-sync and just—wrong. But this year, the holidays were more festive than usual, so we began February Fitness Month two weeks early. We missed Stanley’s weekend apres-skiing, snowmobiling and curling events. The Super Bowl party at the Kasino Club found us at home, sipping herbal tea and listening to neurologists discuss sports-related concussions on NPR. When the new Sluice Cafe opened up in the Stanley Town Square, we looked longingly at all the burgers on the menu, gazed with unconcealed grief at the beer and wine list, and ordered salads. Still, it hasn’t been all self-denial. Two days ago, taking advantage of a hard base under six inches of new powder, we climbed a long ridge to a peak on the north side of Beaver Creek, opposite the Boy Scouts’ Camp Bradley—the Halstead Fire had burned hot through the entire area two summers ago. We put an easy track up through fire-gladed trees. Our turquoise, red and yellow parkas were the only colors in a black-and-white landscape. The trees had been flame-shrunken into narrow human forms. It was like being on a busy city sidewalk, if city sidewalks had extreme uphill tilts and were crowded with anorexics. At least that was what I thought for a half-mile or so, until those human forms, with their clawed branches reaching over us as we climbed, started looking like the living dead. “Zombies,” I said to Julie, who was a few steps ahead of me, taking her turn breaking trail. “Am I going too slow for you?” she asked. “I was just thinking that on any city sidewalk, you could be surrounded by zombies, and you wouldn’t even know it unless they started trying to eat your brains. Lots of people: You just look at them and step around

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them. How do you know they’re not dead?” “Your turn to break trail,” Julie said. “Try to go fast enough you don’t have enough breath to talk.” “I mean, how do you know other people are really alive? All those cars on the webcams, headed into the city every morning? For all you know, zombies could be driving them. What if they’re the decent, upright, middleclass living dead, still holding down corporate jobs, worried about getting in shape for summer, determined to get back in their old prom dresses and army uniforms? Maybe they’re all doing the zombie equivalent of February Fitness Month. Maybe they’ve all become vegans—artichoke hearts and rotten avocados, mostly. They like the texture.” No answer from Julie. I stopped talking and concentrated on putting one ski in front of the other. When we finally got to the top of the ridge, we pulled our climbing skins off our skis, put on our parkas, buckled our boots, shortened our poles and ate a lunch of dried peaches, apples and nuts. Then we skied down, stopping here and there as we approached downed trees or sudden drop-offs. In the backcountry, no hazards are marked. A zombie tree wouldn’t even try to get out of the way if you were about to run into it. At the bottom, watching Julie telemark down through a hillside of blackened and eroded tree trunks, I wondered when and how she had become such a wonderful skier. I had tried to teach her at the start of our marriage, but something weird and supernatural gets in the way if you try to teach your spouse to ski. I really can’t take credit for her skills, and usually don’t. When I do, it’s never during February. I suppose zombies would have a tough time becoming backcountry skiers. Even if they did, nobody would want to ski with them. If you’re skiing miles from anywhere, you want to be skiing with folks who will avoid the lethal spots, who have the stamina to be part of a rescue team if needed and who aren’t reckless or thoughtless. Zombies would have trouble with any of these standards. I mentioned this idea on the drive back to Stanley. “Why are you going on and on about zombies?” Julie asked. “We just had a great day skiing.” “We’ve escaped the Clutching Zombie Forest of Beaver Creek,” I said, “and Lived to Ski Another Day.” “And you’ve managed to spend the whole time violating the Pure Thought rule,” she said. We drove on into Stanley, picked up the mail and drove home. We were chilled and shivering, tired and hungry, ready for dinner and a couple of Doctor Who episodes on Netflix before heading for bed. There we planned to sleep the sleep of the just, as we have every night for four-and-a-half really long weeks. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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WHAT’S IN STORE? Treasure Valley Community Television came back on the air January 17.

TVCTV GETS REORGANIZED On Dec. 31, 2013, Treasure Valley Community Television went dark. True to the prediction of former TVCTV Board President Bob Neal, who told Boise Weekly in November that the public TV station would cease broadcasting at the end of the year due to a lack of funding (BW, News, Citydesk, “TVCTV May Go Dark,” Nov., 13, 2013), viewers of channels 11 and 98 tuned in to see static. But that changed about two weeks later, on Jan. 17, when public access and arts programming suddenly returned to the airwaves. “We’re up and running, trying really hard to give the community everything we’ve promised,” said acting TVCTV Executive Director Jon Adamson, a local realtor and longtime host of the Channel 11 show Property Line Today. What the station has promised is a complete reorganization and financial selfsufficiency—the former it has achieved with a complete overhaul of the board; the latter is still being worked out. “We had to basically start over from scratch,” said Adamson, adding that a new seven-member working board, composed of content producers, has been assembled after the resignation of Neal as president on Dec. 30, 2013. “We are a totally different mindset [from the previous board],” Adamson said. TVCTV’s troubles date back to the 2012 Legislature, when lawmakers approved a bill eliminating fees paid to the community station by cable providers. Referred to as Public Education and Government (PEG) fees, the money fed into a city fund 10 cents per Cable One subscriber, and was then funneled to TVCTV for capital expenditures. PEG funds accounted for about $21,000 of the station’s $60,000-a-year operating budget. Things went from bad to worse when in September 2013 the city of Boise, which had long upheld a service agreement with TVCTV to broadcast City Council meetings on Channel 98, opted to stream its meetings through a portal on rather than go through the station. That meant the loss of another $33,000. “So we lost $54,000 in funding in one fell swoop,” Neal told BW in November. Without PEG funds and without the contract with the city of Boise, TVCTV found itself scrambling to find the cash to keep the lights on at the station, much less pay the mortgage on its building. Despite on-air pleas for viewer contributions, New Year’s came and went and bridge funding from the city ran out. That’s when the plug got pulled. It didn’t have to be that way, said Adamson. 9 “The only reason we went dark is somebody took it upon themselves to

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Why are Boiseans so obsessed with their first Trader Joe’s? HARRISON BERRY Like many in his generation, Boise native Eric Ringold had a lot of education and few job prospects. He graduated in 2008 from the prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, where he majored in mechanical engineering, but a few months later he was jobless and living in Los Angeles. He put his situation succinctly: “I was unemployed right after college and the economy went to shit. I was looking for any old job.” In early 2009, he applied for, and landed, a part-time job at a Trader Joe’s grocery store in West Hollywood. It was a job he’d hold for a brief six months, but during an interview with Boise Weekly, he described his experience as positive—significantly adding to his expectations of and passion for groceries. “In terms of a place to work, at that industry, it’s probably one of the best. … It makes me notice things when I’m in other stores. I feel like that model of what they’re doing is great,” Ringold said. Grocery shopping is typically thought of as a mundane experience. It’s associated with stocking pantries and avoiding toilet paper shortages, but the advent of a TJ’s, set to open Friday, Feb. 28, on the 700 block of Front Street, has shown that folks in the Treasure Valley hold the chain in a different sort of esteem. Since BW broke the news (BW, News, “Can You Keep a Secret?” Dec. 5, 2012) that Idaho’s first Trader Joe’s would open downtown, we’ve learned that passions run high for the Monrovia, Calif.-based, islandthemed grocery chain. “I love Trader Joe’s so much!” wrote online commenter Melissa Curtis Transtrum. “My Christmas prayers have been answered,” wrote another, Toni Bussell. Not all the comments were glowing: The effusion was mixed with sarcastic ambivalence from some, concerns about parking and worries that Trader Joe’s and thenunder-construction Whole Foods Market would edge established groceries like The Boise Co-op out of the market. Opinions differ as to what effect the introduction of a Trader Joe’s will have on grocers like Whole Foods and the Co-op, but according to market analyst David Livingston, of DJL Research, a grocery market research firm based in Milwaukee, Wisc., the grocer to suffer most would likely be Whole Foods Market, rather than a Fred Meyer or the Boise Co-op. In high-density

Trader Joe’s has already stacked its shelves in anticipation of the Friday, Feb. 28 opening of its first Idaho location, at the corner of Capitol and Front streets in Boise.

areas like Southern California, TJ’s might land between 5 percent and 10 percent of the grocery market share, but in a mid-sized city like Boise, with a single location, the specialty grocer’s market share would probably amount to less than 5 percent. “They don’t tend to impact the competition in any great degree. They would impact a Whole Foods more than a chain store,” Livingston said. The projected impact of Trader Joe’s on Boise’s grocery market may help local stores rest easier, but similarities between the target demographics TJ’s and the likes of Whole Foods and the Co-op, in addition to their close proximity, may temporarily challenge small and independent grocers. For Patrick Shannon, dean of Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics, the silver lining for upscale grocers catering to wealthier patrons is the precedent set when Whole Foods opened in 2013. “There’ll be a big initial reaction to [TJ’s]. And then it’ll settle out,” Shannon said. Whole Foods’ successful cohabitation with the Co-op has inflated many people’s expectations of Boise’s market capacity. Jared Buff, administrator for the Facebook page Bring Trader Joe’s to Boise, thinks there’s enough grocery business in Boise to go around: “The playing field’s huge. … Trader Joe’s is on a different level.” The customer loyalty TJ’s inspires has prompted some to describe fans of the chain as “cult-like,” but its devotees don’t shop there exclusively, nor do they disdain other grocers. Buff started the Bring Trader Joe’s to Boise Facebook page in April 2010. Today it has almost 6,200 followers, but when he created the page it was out of nostalgia—a Boise native, Buff first encountered Trader Joe’s in Portland, Ore., in the early 2000s—and dismay at the paucity of certain categories of foodstuffs like specialty snacks

at a price point he thought was reasonable. “I just kind of thought at the time that the only thing was the Co-op. I like the Co-op, but it’s a little on the spendy side. Boise needed something else to level out the playing field,” he said. Buff and many of the fans of his Facebook page make special trips to TJ’s locations in Salt Lake City, and Portland, Ore. His last, to Portland, was less than a year ago. He said what draws him and others to the store is its selection of unusual items. “It’s their focus on uniqueness and not just on everyday bags of chips. … I think that’s where the passion is, because it’s not like stuff you can get [at other grocers]: It’s their own unique stuff,” Buff said. Like many savvy retail businesses, Trader Joe’s derives the loyalty of its customer base from cultivating a signature style of employee-customer relations. Stores have open layouts and, according to several former “mates”—the term for TJ’s employees—BW spoke with, management promotes a brand of customer service in which employees develop a rapport with customers. “They’re very focused on customer experience to the extent that there were positions where you just roam the store helping customers, helping them find things. It’s very engaged,” Ringold said. At TJ’s, a meticulously crafted store personality is an explicitly stated goal. According to Cheyenne Marquez, one of the 80 mates who helped open the Salt Lake City TJ’s in 2010, she hadn’t been hired from a pool of about 1,700 applicants because of prior grocery experience: Management told her it was because she fit into its vision for that store’s atmosphere. “I’m kind of goofy. Being able to talk to people … on a personal level—more than just checking them 9 out. Typically when you go into grocery stores you don’t really talk,” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


AG-GAGGING THE TRUTH Opponents of SB 1337 say it gags whistleblowers; proponents say it protects ‘the innocent.’ GEORGE PRENTICE

In April 2011, Boise Weekly visited a Jerome livestock auction as part of our awardwinning investigation into Idaho dairies, where we discovered high levels of drugs found in cattle linked to Idaho dairies (BW, News, “Got Milk? Got Drugs? Got Both?” April 6, 2011). But auction officials weren’t too pleased with our presence—going so far as to manhandle our photographer and call us “terrorists.” If a new law being pushed by the Republican majority of the Idaho Senate had been in effect then, we would have faced up to a year behind bars and fines of up to $5,000. The Idaho Senate voted 23-10 in favor of Senate Bill 1337—the so-called “ag-gag” measure—which particularly targets journalists who have gone undercover to reveal illegalities at Idaho farms and dairies. The bill’s sponsor, Twin Falls Republican Sen. Jim Patrick, pointed to the October 2012 undercover video at Bettencourt Dairies’ farm in Hansen, which showed workers kicking, beating and stomping cows inside a milking barn (BW, Citydesk, “Graphic Video Taken at Bettencourt Dairies,” Oct. 10, 2012). “The problem we have here is you can be tried and convicted in the press or on YouTube, ” Patrick argued. “You don’t go out to

If Idaho Senate Bill 1337 had been law in 2011, Boise Weekly would have risked arrest, fines and imprisonment while investigating the link between drugged cattle and Idaho’s food chain.

Micron and take pictures. It’s against the law.” Caldwell GOP Sen. Jim Rice echoed Patrick and dubbed the measure an “anti-attack the innocent bill.” But the Democratic minority was having none of it, with Ketchum Sen. Michelle Stennett saying the bill was tantamount to an “unconstitutional form of speech restriction” that “imposes harsh penalties on whistleblowers, journalists and others that document and expose food safety issues and environmental problems.” As written, SB 1337 cracks down on anyone who is not employed by an agricultural production facility or anyone who obtains employment with such an operation through misrepresentation. If said persons, were to obtain records or enter an agricultural production facility that is not open to the public, or “make audio or video record-

Marquez said. As Marquez’s personality was an asset to her, so was 8 Marquez to TJ’s. The chain’s investment in employees in the form of higher wages and extensive training have led analysts from the Sloan School of Management to The Atlantic to contrast its practices with those of other retailers like Borders and Circuit City, both of which went bankrupt after cutting back wages and full-time positions. According to The Atlantic, companies like Trader Joe’s, Costco and QuikTrip that empower employees with knowledge and higher wages have been rewarded with up to 50 percent higher sales per square foot. TJ’s has the highest rate of sales per square foot of any retailer in its category in the country. Both Marquez and Ringold’s starting salaries were $10 per hour—well above the minimum wage—and both underwent extensive training prior to beginning employment. Marquez and her fellow mates learned the ropes of keeping the shelves stocked, the back room clean and the general protocols of customer service. They also became a close-knit group through team-building exercises, during which many of the employees formed close friendships. “I was even a part of helping one of my co-workers at the time BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

ings of the conduct” at that facility, they face a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison. Additionally, the guilty party would pay twice the value of damages to the agricultural facility. Ultimately four Republican senators— Meridian’s Clifford Bayer and Russ Fulcher, Sandpoint’s Shawn Keough and Nampa’s Curt McKenzie, joined six Democrats in voting no. Pocatello Democratic Sen. Roy Lacey joined 22 Republicans in voting yes, moving the bill to the Idaho House. “In addition to jail time and fines, violators of the proposed law would have to pay double damages in restitution,” Stennett said. “The measure would penalize anyone recording anything at ag operations without permission. “This bill creates a perception that the industry is hiding animal abuse,” she added.

find a new house. There were birthday celebrations. It was really cool,” she said. As with major brands like Apple and REI, Trader Joe’s equips its employees with an intimate knowledge of available merchandise. With an average size of 8,000-12,000 square feet, the chain’s locations pack a lot of cultural diversity into a relatively small space, courting growing demographics like Hispanics and Asians. In fastgrowing markets like these, according to a Forbes article, customer experiences can go viral, and TJ’s has successfully developed meaningful relationships with them through a combination of marketing, selection and customer service. All this work has gone on mostly in secret—like a product launch, the Trader Joe’s corporate offices have been mum on the Boise location’s specifics and, until Wednesday, Feb. 26, a media embargo is in effect, which means that until then, there will be no interviews with management or photos taken from inside the store. That’s unlikely to faze TJ’s fans, some of whom have waited years for one to open in the Treasure Valley. As one commenter on the Bring Trader Joe’s to Boise Facebook page put it, “I can hardly wait… ohboyohboyohboy!”

make us go dark,” he said. “[Former station officials] just gave up; they 8 didn’t do any advertising.” As executive director, Adamson is working to revitalize TVCTV through a “three-pronged” approach: sponsorships and donations, fees paid by content producers for airtime, and grant funding. Already, producer fees are providing the bulk of the station’s revenue: $29 for 28 minutes of time on the air. In the meantime, Adamson is trying to find 35 businesses willing to chip in $150 a month as sponsors—TVCTV can’t host advertising—and is searching for a grant writer. “We’re not limited to just one approach to keep us on the air,” he said. While TVCTV is working to shore up its finances, it may be facing another challenge, this time from Cable One. According to Michael Zuzel, assistant to Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, the lack of government programming on Channel 98 puts it in danger of being repossessed by the cable company. “Cable One came to the city and said that channel was set up specifically as a government channel. I don’t know that any other local government has been on that channel,” Zuzel said. “We’ve decided that at this time we’re not interested in returning to Channel 98 … so after an appropriate amount of time or notice, and I don’t know what that is, Cable One plans to take Channel 98 back.” Zuzel added that all TVCTV has to do is get another governmental entity—anything from the Ada County Highway District to a local city council—to air its meetings on Channel 98 and the bandwidth would stay local. “If they can continue operations that’s the best outcome for everybody,” Zuzel said, but don’t expect much help from the city of Boise. “It’s not the role of city government to bail them out and come to their rescue,” he said. Losing Channel 98 would be big blow to the station—not so much for the absence of government programming (Zuzel said the city hasn’t received a “single complaint or concern” about the lack of City Council coverage), but because TVCTV packs the channel with content from the Classic Arts Showcase, easily the station’s most popular offering. “I hope they don’t do that,” Adamson said of the possibility that Cable One could take away Channel 98, though he added that the station is keen to partner with any local government and, in the meantime, TVCTV is airing content related to the history of the station’s involvement with the city of Boise. “Anything to do with state government, with local government, if we air it, we’re fulfilling that contract, which is to air government content,” said volunteer Bob Nicholas, who is acting as de facto station manager. What becomes of Channel 98 remains to be seen; of more immediate importance for Adamson is continuing the momentum of the past month. “It’s been a hard 30 days,” he said. “I think we’ve pulled off a miracle, to be honest with you. We saved it, and we’re just going to continue building.” —Zach Hagadone

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In the GOP primary, my opponent and I agreed on about 95 percent of the issues and it was quite cordial. But during the general election, my Democratic opponent went very negative on me. I was bashed because I had a few beers as a kid and I had a legal record [Hixon’s misdemeanor convictions included the use of an invalid driver’s license, urinating in public, two minor possessions of alcohol and violating curfew]. But having a beer as a kid doesn’t make me a criminal by any stretch of the imagination. During the 2012 general election campaign, I never once said anything bad about my opponent or his party.


BRANDON HIXON Transparency, misdemeanors and making ends meet GEORGE PRENTICE At 32 years old, freshman Idaho Sate Rep. Brandon Hixon is the youngest member of the Legislature, and he’s ready to tread where few veteran lawmakers have ventured: into the political minefield that is health care reform. “Health care costs have gone up 400 percent since 1999. The average Idaho constituent simply can’t afford it anymore,” Hixon told Boise Weekly. “This is something I’m very passionate about.” And that’s the chief impetus of the Caldwell Republican’s first signature piece of legislation, which he’s currently pushing through the Statehouse: his Idaho Healthcare Transparency Act, giving citizens online access to costs and charges for common medical procedures. BW sat down with Hixon to talk about reforming health care, his controversial support of Idaho’s health insurance exchange, and the financial struggle of being a young professional in the Legislature.

You’re a fourth-generation Idahoan. My brother, sister and I were raised by a single mom. We grew up very poor and she worked several jobs to make miracles happen. Was there a particular event or series of events that triggered your political career? I was involved in Canyon County’s Republican Central Committee for several years and they asked me to be the chairman of the 2010 Canyon County Presidential Caucus, which turned out to be the second-largest caucus in the nation. We attracted every major Republi-

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can presidential candidate. Did that night seal the deal for your own political candidacy? Not yet. When then-State Sen. John McGee resigned from office in 2012, I put my name into the hat to replace him. I was one of the top three finalists [the post went to Sen. Jim Rice]. I didn’t get that but later that year, I decided to run for District 10’s House representative. What did you learn from your Republican primary and general election experiences?

You were a member of the so-called Group of 14—House freshmen who supported the creation of an Idaho health insurance exchange, and everyone knows that an exchange wouldn’t have happened without your support. At the time, there was a lot of false rhetoric about the exchange. We, as a group of House freshmen, wanted to negotiate the issue in order to provide greater protections for Idaho. Yes, there were some legislators who were 100 percent against the exchange; but I always want to try to find a solution to that problem instead of just saying no. What was the biggest myth that was perpetuated at the height of that debate? That if we did nothing, there would be no exchange. But every single state that said no to their own exchange is now under the federal exchange. So far, everything I’ve seen so far is that Idaho made the right choice. Do you now think that the Idaho exchange is on the right track? There still has to be more transparency. But the health insurance exchange isn’t going to change the status quo of health care. We still need to get to the core issue of our health care costs going through the roof. And that’s where my transparency bill comes in. Fortyseven other states currently collect data on costs, but Idaho isn’t one of them. I’m looking for consumers to have unprecedented access

to data showing the costs and charges for all of those common medical procedures that are performed in Idaho. How would you vote on a proposed Idaho expansion of Medicaid? I’m against it. The Medicaid program we currently have is completely broken. But at the heart of Medicaid are people who can’t care for themselves. The average Medicaid recipient is required to pay a $5 co-pay when they see a provider. And right now, that’s voluntarily being waived in a number of instances. The problem is that some Medicaid recipients are seeing providers a lot more often than the rest and not paying that co-pay and it’s being picked up by taxpayers. Meanwhile, the middle class struggle with their own co-pays, high deductibles, a lot of out-of-pocket expenses. The current base salary for an Idaho legislator is a bit over $16,000. How do you make ends meet? It’s not a young man’s game. I worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance for a few years and had a lot of success there, but I needed to resign in order to dedicate more time to my public service. I went from a pretty good salary down to a minimum wage salary. But isn’t this why so many Idaho legislators are retirees or have sufficient financial independence? I’m here to tell you that if the people of this state would like to see younger people in the Legislature, maybe it’s time to have that conversation about compensation. I love this work; I truly do. But it’s a lot of time and the pay just isn’t there. It’s a sacrifice for me and my family. I’m certain that you know a number of young lawmakers who have had to leave the Legislature because they couldn’t make it work financially. What a sad story. Think of the bright ideas they could have brought to the Legislature.



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Artist Anna Fidler in the studio with daughter Willow.

FRIDAY FEB. 21 meet the artist “Theatre will make you good.”

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY FEB. 19-21 whale KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL Samuel Hunter’s most recently produced play, The Whale, tells the story of Charlie, a morbidly obese online tutor slowly dying of congestive heart failure in his North Idaho home, surrounded by pizza boxes and swaddled in filthy sweats. It’s the story of Charlie’s personal and spiritual rebirth, fighting to rediscover human connection before he dies. At the 46th Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region 7) at Boise State University, attendees can catch a concert reading of Hunter’s new play, Clarkson, Wednesday, Feb. 19. The following day, check out a keynote address by playwright and essayist Idris Goodwin (How We Got it On, 2013) and one by scene designer Robert Morgan, as well as talks from the United States Institute for Theater Technology. Most importantly, the KCACTF will assemble more than 1,000 students from Western colleges and universities to divvy out awards to individuals and whole productions, giving recognition to achievement and excellence in stagecraft. Participating productions include Three Sisters (Boise State), Fences (Los Medanos College), These Shining Lives (University of Colorado-Boulder) and Soapbox (Western Washington University). Winners will be given an expenses-paid trip to the national convention at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., April 14-19. Running from Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 19-21, the festival’s program is ambitious and labyrinthine—a smartphone app is available for download to help attendees navigate its many events—but its ultimate aim is to bring dramaturges, playwrights, students, teachers and staff together. Like a Hunter play, it fosters connection. Daylong events. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1000,

FRIDAY FEB. 21 bebop benefit CURTIS STIGERS: CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT Jazz fans with a feel for philanthropy are in for a bluesy treat

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when Curtis Stigers performs at the Capital High School Jazz Benefit Concert. “The fact that we have Curtis Stigers, Idaho’s own Emmynominated singer, songwriter, saxophonist, guitarist and Capital High School graduate, giving back to his alma mater and his community is great,” said Benjamin Simmonds, chair of the Capital High School Music Department

MEET THE ARTIST: ANNA FIDLER The Boise Art Museum welcomes painter Anna Fidler—whose exhibit Vampires and Wolf Men is currently on display at the museum— for the latest installment of Meet the Artist. Fidler first made headlines in the Oregon art scene as the artist behind The Game, an exhibition showcasing dozens of paintings in honor of the Trail Blazers, Oregon’s famed NBA team. Using a wide variety of media, Fidler is known for mixing the bizarre and the beautiful in her work. For Vampires and Wolf Men, Fidler used portraits and pictures of people important to Oregon’s history and re-created the images using Hollywood’s obsession with werewolves and vampires. During the talk, visitors can learn more about her work; the steps involved, from inspiration to a finished canvas; and the themes present in the pieces. Vampires and Wolf Men is on display through Sunday, May 25. 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

and director of choirs. Best known for tunes like “I Wonder Why” and “This Life”—the title track of popular television show Sons of Anarchy—Stigers synthesizes jazz, R&B, country and folk, defying listeners to pigeonhole his work into a single genre. Proceeds from the concert benefit Capital High’s music department, and will help with expenses such as festival fees, transportation, instrument repairs and even new music. “Students are selling tickets themselves, and for each one they sell, part of the proceeds go directly into their own account to help pay for our upcoming tour to San Francisco,” said Simmonds. The event is more than a fundraiser, since it also offers both the Capital Singers and the CHS Jazz Ensemble a rare and coveted opportunity to work alongside a professional musician. “Honestly, the energy Stigers brings into the classroom is amazing,” said Simmonds. “The students are always better musicians after he leaves, and the excitement they get from performing on

stage with him is truly special.” If you don’t know a Capital High School student, you can call Simmonds at 208-854-4575 to purchase advance tickets. 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Capital High School Auditorium, 8055 Goddard Road, Boise, 208-854-4575.

MONDAY FEB. 24 abra-card-abra MAGIC: THE GATHERING DRAFT Magic: The Gathering, is gathering at Boise’s Spacebar Arcade for a draft—and not the kind that comes in a glass (although, those will be available as well). The draft is in celebration of the new Born of the Gods set, which was released earlier this month and contains 165 cards, plus some new jargon and rule changes. Eight players may compete and must come prepared: Required gear includes an unopened Born B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



THE NESPRESSO AEROCCINO 3 Who knows, that might have been Thomas Edison’s phonograph.

SUNDAY FEB. 23 treasure hunting WHAT’S IT WORTH? Your attic might contain a treasure so unique, so rare, so incredibly valuable that selling it might net you enough for a trip to Hawaii, a sleek new ride or maybe even early retirement. But the only way to find out is to attend the What’s It Worth? event, hosted by the Idaho State Historical Museum. Anyone who has watched an episode of Antiques Roadshow can attest to the sheer thrill of discovery—that moment when time slows down and the experts tease us with their knowledge of the obscure—the pause, after which they ask the wide-eyed holder of the artifact whether or not they have a hunch as to its value. Then, at last, the astonishing revelation that great-grandma’s worn-out butter churn is actually a priceless relic worth thousands, or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even millions. The appeal lies in the lure of the hunt—searching for that Golden Ticket among the cast-offs of previous generations. So, if you’ve been eyeing that obscure painting your great-aunt Mabel bequeathed in her will, or the killer vase you picked up at a rummage sale for 50 cents, pack them up in layers of bubble wrap and get yourself some answers. Evaluators will be on hand to assess everything from books to clocks, firearms to china, and jewelry to small furniture. Tickets are $5 at the door, with $10 added for each item brought in for evaluation. Between evaluation stations, patrons are encouraged to grab a coffee and pastry while checking out museum exhibits. All proceeds from the annual event go toward renovations aimed at improving and expanding the Idaho State Historical Museum, set to begin in June. 10 a.m. $5, $10 per item. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, museum-events.

of the Gods pack and two unopened Theros packs. The game starts off with a switcha-roo of sorts, with each player choosing a single card from each deck and swapping with either the player to the left or right (maintaining that each player has the same number of cards), then each player gets the chance to prepare their 40-card deck before the battle begins. Not sure if you’re up to


it? Prospective players can visit to check out popular drafting archetypes online from past draft winners to hone their knowledge in the realm of mythical madness—or for an introduction to the myriad of worlds, races and species of Magic: The Gathering. 7 p.m., FREE, Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597,

These colors don’t run (unless they’re supposed to).

MONDAY FEB. 24 awash in color IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY SHOW American ar tist Georgia O’Keeffe captured emotion and motion in the ombre swaths of indigo in “Blue Nude” and the rainbow-colored depictions of her Southwestern environs in “Pink and Green Mountains No. 1.” The organic lines and shapes in O’Keeffe’s ar t make it look effor tless, but any ar tist who has worked in watercolors knows it’s a difficult and temperamental medium that requires a great deal of work to master. Since its inception in 1979, the mission of the Idaho Watercolor Society has been to “promote and suppor t aqua media in the ar ts.” The IWS offers workshops for inexperienced ar tists, scholarships for emerging ar tists and oppor tunities for watercolor ar tists of all skill levels and all across the Gem State to show their work. One big way it does the latter is through its annual Rotunda Show at the Capitol. The Capitol rotunda is a big, beautiful space full of light and is a natural location in which to show work from more than 90 Idaho watercolor ar tists. The works will be on display star ting Monday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, March 9, and the show is a chance not only for the ar tists to get their work seen by the public— as well as political movers and shakers—but for the public to see and get an appreciation for some Idaho watercolor ar tists. The Capitol Building opens at 8 a.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. weekends. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. For more information, visit

Creating the frothy milk that makes a cappuccino a cappuccino is a task best left to professionals—before now. On most espresso machines, the steam used to create the froth comes whooshing out at more than 150 degrees and can be loud enough to wake the neighbors. A well-versed $99 barista can handle that kind of, but unless there’s a chines/aeroccino-3 tip jar on your kitchen counter (and you make your roommates or family pony up for a cup of joe), you’re not getting paid to take the risks associated with forming your own froth. Though the name makes it sound like an Italian-made spaceship, Nespresso’s Aeroccino 3 is a study in form and function. Form: It’s about the size of a standard coffee bean grinder, with a sleek, cylindrical design made of heavy plastic and stainless steel; the “retro line” is available in glossy black, red or white; and it comes with a frothing whisk and a latte whisk, which can both be stored in the base of the frother. Plus, the whisks attach to the inside of the frother magnetically, so are easily removed, making cleanup a breeze. Function: Pour milk in and press the button. It’s that simple. The Aeroccino is even quieter than your cellphone set on “buzz,” and it has both a hot and cold setting. We’re not suggesting you stop visiting your local coffeeshop altogether, but you may want to put a tip jar on the counter at home. —Amy Atkins

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY FEB. 19 Festivals & Events BUY IDAHO CAPITOL SHOW—The Buy Idaho Capitol Show features more than 100 booths showing a range of products and services produced in Idaho. 8 a.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705.

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KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL—Enjoy the best in college theater productions from around the Northwest, including a preview of a new play by Idaho’s own Samuel D. Hunter. See Picks, Page 12. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1110, Get more info online at

ADVANCED SPINAL CORRECTION CLASS—Join Dr. Yvonne Fedewa, D.C., and learn how to optimize your health. 2 p.m. FREE. Essential Life Boise Chiropractic Center, 13125 W. Persimmon Lane, Ste. 100, Boise, 208-991-0352,

BOGUS BASIN SEASON PASS SALE—Bogus Basin season passes include a Take-a-Buddy ticket, a ski ticket for a pass holder to share with a friend. Sale ends on Sunday, Feb. 23. Passes can be purchased in person at the Bogus Basin office, online or call 208-332-5162. 9 a.m. $229. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area corporate offices, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5144, 208-367-4397,

MAKE AND LEARN—Learn how to put together meaningful objects and treats into an artful care package. Includes snacks, treats and small trinkets. Feel free to take other things that you would like to mail, as well as snacks and drinks. 6 p.m. $30. Bricolage 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718,

THURSDAY FEB. 20 Festivals & Events CHEF SERIES DINNERS—Space is limited, keeping the experience intimate so guests enjoy the threecourse meal, wine and cooking by Chef Felix Gonzalez. Call for reservations. 6 p.m. $75. Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, 208-726-9358, FOOD IS MEDICINE—Enjoy a dinner and informational session with the Idaho chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Includes a five-course meal, beer and wine, live music and a silent auction. 5 p.m. $100. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, NOW READ THIS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF DRIEK AND MICHAEL ZIRINSKY—Opening reception for the exhibition, featuring 45 works by 39 international contemporary artists. 5 p.m. FREE. Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise. RAW: AWAKENING—Featuring performances, runway shows, live models, art, jewelry, film, photography, fashion and more. Buy advance tickets at rawartists. org. 7 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. PowerHouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-4005. SUN VALLEY OPERA WINTER FESTIVAL DIVA PARTY—Soprano Suzanne Vinnik entertains party goers in the Lodge Dining Room. More info or tickets available by calling 208-726-0991 or online at sunvalleyopera. com. 5:30 p.m. Sun Valley Lodge, 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, 800-786-8259,

On Stage KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL—See Wednesday. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, box office: 208-426-1110, KRIS SHAW AND NANCY JENSEN—Enjoy stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, MARY POPPINS: THE MUSICAL—Join students from the Meridian School District as they present Mary Poppins. This production is family friendly for all ages. 7:30 p.m. $10. Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise, 208-939-1404, OPERA IDAHO OPERATINI PARTY—Celebrate quality opera and quality mixology with a finely crafted, show-themed martini. 6 p.m. $20, $35 for 2. Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St., Boise, 208-426-0538,

Talks & Lectures JOURNALISM: STORYTELLING WITH A PURPOSE— Hear from a panel of local journalists as they discuss the process of investigating a story as Susan Orlean did while developing The Orchid Thief. Part of the Read Me reading project. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076,

Sports & Fitness BOGUS BASIN SEASON PASS SALE—See Wednesday. 9 a.m. $229. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area corporate offices, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5144, 208-367-4397,

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KRIS SHAW AND NANCY JENSEN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

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MARY POPPINS: THE MUSICAL—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $10. Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise, 208-9391404,

MEET THE ARTIST WITH ANNA FIDLER—Learn more about artist Anna Fidler’s Vampires and Wolf Men. See Picks, Page 12. 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

On Stage BOISE PHILHARMONIC—Featuring Czech folk-inspired music with cellist Zuill Bailey. 8 p.m. $20 and up. Brandt Center (Swayne Auditorium), 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208467-8790, CURTIS STIGERS-CHS JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT—For advance tickets, contact Benji Simmonds at 208-854-4575 or benjamin. See Picks, Page 12. 7 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Capital High School Auditorium, 8055 Goddard Road, Boise. KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL— See Wednesday. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208426-1110,

SUN VALLEY OPERA WINTER FESTIVAL CONCERT—Featuring soprano Suzann Vinnik and the Gilbert and Sullivan Singers from New York. 7:30 p.m. $35. Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Road, Ketchum, 208-726-0991,

Sports & Fitness BOGUS BASIN SEASON PASS SALE—See Wednesday. 9 a.m. $229. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area corporate offices, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-367-4397,

SATURDAY FEB. 22 Festivals & Events BAM FAMILY DAY WITH ARTIST ANNA FIDLER—Experience BAM’s current exhibitions through family friendly activities. Noon. $3-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670



Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3458330, IDAHO ARTISTRY IN WOOD SHOW—9 a.m. $4, FREE 12 and younger. Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900,

On Stage BOISE PHILHARMONIC—See Friday. 8 p.m. $20 and up. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1110, KRIS SHAW AND NANCY JENSEN—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, MARY POPPINS: THE MUSICAL—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $10. Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise, 208-9391404,

Workshops & Classes GET CLASSY WITH KOYE— Learn step-by-step how to paint a bamboo design using the Japanese sumi-e technique. Fee includes all supplies. Prepaid reservation requested. 6:30 p.m. $21. Ceramica, 1002 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-342-3822.

Calls to Artists AUDITIONS: WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?—Needed: two women and two men of various ages. For questions, contact director Larry Dennis at larry@ 2 p.m. FREE. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

Sports & Fitness BOGUS BASIN SEASON PASS SALE—See Wednesday. 8 a.m. $229. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area corporate offices, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-367-4397, PERFORMANCE TESTING FOR ATHLETES—College-bound athletes can get tested on sportspecific measures that coaches use to identify recruits. 10 a.m. FREE. Competitive Edge, 280 E. Corporate Drive, Ste. 120, Meridian, 208-288-5505,

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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.

ADOPTION EVENT—Featuring raffle for prizes, drinks and snacks, plus lots more. Visit the website for more info. 2 p.m. FREE. Meridian Valley Humane Society, 191 N. Linder Road, Meridian, 208-794-0944,


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8 DAYS OUT SUNDAY FEB. 23 Festivals & Events IDAHO ARTISTRY IN WOOD SHOW—See Saturday. 10 a.m. $4, FREE 12 and younger. Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208343-4900, idahoartistryinwood. org. WHAT’S IT WORTH?— Swing by the museum and have your treasures assessed. Proceeds support the museum’s expansion and renovation project set to begin June 1. See Picks, Page 13. 10 a.m. $5/person and $10/item. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

On Stage KRIS SHAW AND NANCY JENSEN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Calls to Artists AUDITIONS: WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?—See Saturday. 2 p.m. FREE. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

Sports & Fitness BOGUS BASIN SEASON PASS SALE—See Wednesday. 8 a.m. $229. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area corporate offices, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-367-4397,

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rotunda on the fourth floor of the Idaho State Capitol. Check out work from more than 90 Idaho artists and take something home with you. See Picks, Page 13. The show begins at 9 a.m. on weekends. 8 a.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705. ON VIEW: 2014 ANNUAL STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION—Annual juried showcase of student artwork. 9 a.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 2, Hemingway Center, Room 110, 1819 University Drive, Boise,

TUESDAY FEB. 25 On Stage 5X5 READING SERIES—Due to the overwhelming response to last season’s reading of An Iliad, featuring Matthew Cameron Clark, BCT will hold a one-night-only encore performance, followed by a discussion. The play, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, is adapted from Homer. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Workshops & Classes DOING BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT—Learn about the SBA’s government contracting certifications. For more info or to reserve your space, call 208334-9004, ext. 336. 9 a.m. FREE. Small Business Administration District Office, 380 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Ste. 330, Boise, 208-3341696,

Talks & Lectures DYNAMIC BOISE RIVER—Lecture on the dynamic Boise River channel by Jen Pierce, Boise

State associate professor of geosciences. 6 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, FORGOTTEN EXPEDITION— Leon Powers, author of A Hawk in the Sun, and Dead Owls Flying, shares research of the most fascinating scientific trek you’ve never heard of: a pioneer biological expedition into Idaho and Oregon. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181,

WEDNESDAY FEB. 26 Festivals & Events BOISE S-ANON MEETING— Troubled by someone’s sexual behavior? S-Anon can help. Email for questions/more info. 6:15 p.m. FREE. 1111 S. Orchard St. #112A, Boise.

Workshops & Classes FRUIT TREES—Learn how and when to prune fruit trees from Matt Perkins, a Boise City arborist and manager of the Laura Moore Cunningham City Arboretum. Register online at parks.cityofboise. org or call 208-608-7700. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076, THREE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS—This seminar through the Idaho SBDC and taught by Dr. Roy Rummler will take you through the three key components of business success: focus, process and people. For more info, email 1 p.m. $49. Boise State Micron Business and Economics Building, 2360 University Drive, Boise,

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BORN OF THE GODS DRAFT—Magic: The Gathering fans unite to celebrate the release of a new pack. You will need one unopened Born of the Gods pack and one unopened Theros pack. See Picks, Page 12. 7 p.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597, STORY STORY NIGHT: RECKLESS—Take a walk on the wild side with the theme Reckless: Stories of Wild Abandon. Featured storytellers are Jimmy Hallyburton, Alison Beck Haas and Chris Watts, and musician Thomas Paul performs. Buy advance tickets at or at the door. 7 p.m. $8-$10. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3810483,

Art CAPITOL ROTUNDA ART SHOW—The Idaho Watercolor Society presents its 30th annual art show at the

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Growing number of Idahoans at odds with Legislature over Add the Words

Protesters silently walk up the Capitol steps as part of an Add the Words demonstration.

Esteban Galan, a straight ally, supports the LGBT community at the Ada County Courthouse.

The Canadian marriage license of Lance Mace (left) and Alex Ramirez (right) is not recognized in Idaho.

No story comes close; not wolves, not firearms, not the minimum wage… not even Obamacare. As Boise Weekly chronicled the latest series of Add the Words demonstrations—from protests at the Idaho Statehouse to marriage license denials at the Ada County Courthouse—an increasing number of citizens have been reading and engaging with our coverage. In fact, nearly 200,000 people have read and/or shared our reporting at and BW’s Facebook page regarding Idaho’s lack of extended equal rights protections for its LGBT citizens. While Add the Words advocates have argued for years that the Idaho Legislature is on the wrong side of history, the latest public engagement on coverage surrounding the protests reveals just how deep the divide has become between some Idaho lawmakers and a growing number of their constituents. To be clear, a few online posts from readers wrote that they did not agree with the protests, but Add the Words advocates are overwhelmingly supported by readers who express incredulity and, primarily, anger at the Legislature’s Republican majority for its refusal to consider any Add the Words legislation. A high-profile sign of tension over the issue came before dawn on Feb. 3, when a line of Idaho State Police cruisers began parking outside of the Idaho Capitol in anticipation of a Statehouse demonstration and possible arrests. Sure enough, shortly thereafter, dozens of individuals began standing in front of the entrance to the Idaho Senate chambers, each protester clad in a black T-shirt reading “Add The 4 Words Idaho,” referring to their plea to legislators to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to Idaho’s

Human Rights Act. The protest was silent, with advocates holding their hands over their mouths, indicating the refusal by the Legislature’s Republican majority to even hold a public hearing on the matter. Eventually, ISP arrested 44 protesters, including former Boise Democratic Sen. Nicole LeFavour, all cited with trespassing when they did not move away from the Senate doors. Nearly five hours after the demonstration began, ISP finished processing its citations and released the last of the protesters from custody. By then, BW’s coverage of the event, including videos of the arrests, had gone viral and national media had picked up the story. Under Idaho law, a citation for trespassing is a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment of up to six months, a fine not less than $25 and not more than $1,000, or both. Ten days later, many of those arrested on Feb. 3 returned to the Statehouse; and while the theme of the protest was the same, the Feb. 13 demonstration took a different form. Marching single-file, each member placing a hand on another’s shoulder, protesters snaked in front of the Capitol before making their way to the entrance to the Idaho House and Senate galleries, where they were turned away because their Add the Words T-shirts, advocating policy, were in violation of the House and Senate rules. Instead, the protesters circled the inner dome of the Statehouse before walking away, still in single-file. Add the Words spokesman Mike Butts told BW Feb. 13 that he worried not adding “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to Idaho’s human rights law “amounts to codified discrimination and a culture of fear.” “As the law stands now, it’s legal to discrim-

inate against gay and transgender Idahoans,” he said. “I think it’s cruel, and the result is thousands of people in this state live in fear.” Meanwhile, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter had already weighed in on the matter, albeit briefly, when he told a gathering of media elite at a Feb. 11 Idaho Press Club breakfast that he couldn’t think of a single instance where a company has had second thoughts about coming to the Gem State due to the Legislature’s opposition to extend LGBT protections. “National media bashing Idaho because we seem to be a pretty good target for their dissatisfaction, that’s not going to bother me that much,” Otter said before telling reporters that he didn’t want to comment further due to a pending civil rights lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ban on same-sex unions. Perhaps the plainest, yet most potent, demonstration came Feb. 14, when a number of gay couples appeared at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for marriage licenses. Each was denied. “It’s amazing to me how many people I talk to who don’t know I can’t get married,” Crystal Casias told BW. She and her partner, Kim Hamilton, have been together for seven years and have two children. Another couple, Lance Mace and Alex Ramirez, were married in Canada in 2004, but their union isn’t recognized in Idaho. “I don’t feel like I should have to move somewhere to have equality,” Mace told BW. But Mace, Ramirez, Casias, Hamilton and untold others will have to continue waiting, and occasionally protesting, until more Idaho legislators reconcile their own opposition to Add the Words while a growing number of their constituents feel otherwise. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


BALLET IDAHO, MEET IDAHO ICEWORLD A new generation of figure skaters sharpen their competitive edge JESSICA MURRI

Nathan Powell jumped at the Hate it or love it, figure skating has taken chance to teach the class. Originally over primetime almost every night for the past week and a half. The average Olympics from Canada, he’s grown up ice viewer might only think about the sport for skating and taught ballet for the one week every four years, but Boise has its past five years. Teaching this class, however, is significantly different share of figure skaters who spend almost than his classes at the academy. every day of their lives practicing their axel “The most important thing is jumps. making the connection between the Ethan Redford is one of them. He’s only lower body—skaters will do what 6 years old, and he’s already been skating they want with their lower body for two years. Every Saturday for the past because they have to skate—and the few weeks, he’s shown up at Idaho Iceupper body,” Powell said. “We have World at 8 a.m., not just to ice skate, but to learn ballet—and he’s the only boy there. a beautiful knowledge of the port de bras [carriage of the arms] and the He has big plans to go to the Olympics movement of the arms. So I try hard himself, once he’s old enough. to help them make that connection.” It all started with his mom, Terry RedPowell teaches five adults in his ford, who got both her kids skating but felt Ethan Redford, 6, wants to skate in the Olympics someday. Saturday morning classes, using a like they were missing something. Ballet Idaho wants to help. ballet barre brought from Ballet “I realized there’s so many things that you can’t work on on the ice because of fear Idaho. He plays soft, light piano of falling and balance issues,” Redford said. music from portable speakers and signed up.” “I realized, wow, ballet lessons would really leads them through classic ballet dips and She knows her chances of becoming an bends. benefit them.” Olympic gold medalist have most likely He said these current Olympics have Redford put her kids in private ballet fueled lots of inspiration in the class. It also passed her by, although she has competed lessons and she was right. in a regional event, and left with a silver provides him with convenient examples for “I saw the benefits on the ice and it was medal. She wasn’t able to compete this year the benefits of ballet in figure skating. huge,” she said. after she fell and sliced through her shin “It’s integral,” Powell said. “You see Redford decided that every Boise-area with her skate blade. She got 23 stitches some of the skaters in the Olympics who figure skater should have a cross-training might not be as experienced. They come on instead. program available to them, so she got With a degree in elementary education the ice and they look a little rigid and stiff. busy with some liaison work. She started a and a love for the ice, she plans to fall back They might technically be able to do those conversation about collaboration between on coaching someday. Burrow said she finds Idaho IceWorld and Ballet Idaho a year ago. rotations, but when it comes down to how this class helpful, “because ice time is so exthe audience sees the performance, [the auShe pictured the class being held at Idaho pensive, so no one has the time to teach you dience] is not going to IceWorld to cut down get the same experience how to move your arms or those little tiny on commute time for things. We need this [class] very badly. in that performance as other parents like her, “In skating, there’s so many things you from someone who was since their kids already FIGURE SKATING CLASSES need to do on one foot or one leg, and you trained in ballet. It’s so spend so much time on Next round of classes start Saturday, April important in the artistry just develop a muscle that will do that. It’s the rink. 12, 8 a.m., $128. not necessarily the right muscle, but you’re of the sport.” Redford purchased Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman, Road, Boise, 208-608-7716, moving too fast to figure it out and there’s One of the women textbooks and no holding still,” Burrow continued. “This carefully following training resources; she Powell’s instruction was is the holding still.” asked instructors at On the other side of the room, 11 girls 32-year-old Erin BurBallet Idaho if they’d (and little Ethan) practice ballet exercises row, dressed in small be interested in teachsuch as plié, battement tendu, port de bras ing such a class; she talked to skate coaches; pink ballet slippers and black leg warmers over her nude tights. She started skating five and the splits. The Redfords spend six days she reached out to parents; she left lots of years ago, much later than her peers—some- a week at the ice rink, and Ethan’s already phone messages and blasted out emails. been in six competitions. His routine for the thing that often makes her uncomfortable. Finally, Ballet for Figure Skaters became “It’s hard at this age to get out there and Boise Skate Classic this April combines a a reality on Feb. 1, and every Saturday since Beethoven number with hip-hop. feel like everyone’s thinking, ‘Oh, she’s just then. The eight-week, off-ice class is taught His mom doesn’t discourage his Olympic a pretend figure skater.’ But I had always by instructors from Ballet Idaho in an updreams. stairs room of Idaho IceWorld, overlooking wanted to figure skate as a child and never “If you work as hard as possible to go had the opportunity,” Burrow said. “When two rinks. It’s geared toward helping skatto the Olympics, you’re going to reach a ers build core strength, flexibility, coordina- I was 27, I was like, ‘I got my degree, I got higher level than if you never set your sights my job, I got my car. Now what do I do? tion and control, with focus on head, hand that high,” Terry Redford said. How about what I always wanted?’ So I and eye movement and artistic expression.

Death Angel killed at The Shredder.

DEATH ANGEL LANDS IN BOISE Around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, the youngest attendee of the Death Angel show arrived. Lucas Coronado, age 2, came in atop an elderly gentleman’s shoulders. Lucas wore a Curious George toddler safety harness and a blue jean jacket with Social Distortion, NOFX and Motorhead patches. Upon seeing him, a couple of long-haired metal fans smiled, waved and gave him high-fives. “It’s a metal show, man,” said Steve James, a husky, middle-aged man in a black Amon Amarth hoodie. “Everybody’s nice.” On this night, James was right. More than 130 people came to The Shredder to watch Death Angel—one of the most respected bands to come out of the ‘80s San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal scene—play its first show in Boise since 1990. The crowd responded to the band’s jackhammer-like drums, screeching guitars and screamed vocals with wild applause and frequent throwing of the horns. “I’ve been hoping and praying this band would play here,” lead singer Mark Osegueda said midway through Death Angel’s set. That wasn’t just flattery: Osegueda told the crowd later that he’d written the lyrics for the albums Killing Season (Nuclear Blast Records, 2008) and Relentless Retribution (Nuclear Blast Records, 2010) while visiting Idaho. Death Angel had also persevered against adverse road conditions and illness (Osegueda mentioned that bassist Damien Sisson had a 102-degree fever) to play the Boise gig. The fact that Osegueda was celebrating his birthday this night made the performance even more special (the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to the singer before the band played its encore). Boise Weekly couldn’t get to The Shredder in time for local thrash band Latimer’s opening set, unfortunately, but fellow local opener XEX played an enjoyable set. The trio’s chugging riffs and pounding drums sounded a bit ragged at times, but the humor of songs like “Sludge”—about the consequences of eating fast food—more than compensated. Krystos followed with a ferocious and audaciously skillful performance. The local thrash band’s dexterous guitar work and pulverizing drums spurred the crowd to mosh manically from the set’s thunderous first chords. But the audience got even more frenzied when Death Angel played. Death Angel’s set included the song “Evil Priest” from its debut album The Ultra-Violence (Restless/Enigma, 1987). If you didn’t know what to do, Osegueda said beforehand, “you were raised wrong.” Judging from the moshing that ensued, the crowd was raised right. —Ben Schultz


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BLACKSTONE RNGRS, FEB. 19, THE CRUX This is short notice, but if you dig fuzzy synth pop, consider changing whatever plans you have tonight and heading to The Crux to catch North Texas-based trio Blackstone Rngrs opening for locals Blvrred Vision (this is a Duck Club Presents show). On the band’s upcoming EP, Descendant (Saint Marie Records, Feb. 25, 2014), singer Ruth Smith’s vocals echo not only across an aural soundscape but a temporal one as well: In the band’s bio, comparisons include some old-school names like Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Jesus and Mary Chain. And although Blackstone Rngrs’ music would be right at home on most any John Hughes film soundtrack, the band’s Smith, Daniel Bornhorst and Derek Kutzer give the layered synth sound a 21st century update. —Amy Atkins Opening for Blvrred Vision, with Avtale, 7 p.m., $5. The Crux, 1022 W. Main St.,


JARED AND THE MILL—7 p.m. $10-$20. Revolution

ROYAL TEETH—With Chappo and Fires In France. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

ST. TERRIBLE—With Izzy Taylor, 9 p.m., FREE. Crux SUNRITUAL AND COMPANY—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid TREEFORT PREVIEW CONCERT—Featuring Calico and Hollow Wood. 11 a.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union


AUSTIN JENCKES—With Cody Beebe, Mackayla Hunter. 8 p.m. $15-$25. Reef BLVRRED VISION—With Blackstone Rngrs and Avtale. See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. $5. The Crux BOOKHOUSE BOYS (THOMAS PAUL)—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 CRAIG SLOVER—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe HELLFYRE CLUB—Solo sets by Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and Milo. 7 p.m. $15. Neurolux JEREMIAH JAMES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s MC4 AND JAM SESSION—7 p.m. FREE. Quinn’s

JEREMIAH JAMES—With Dan Costello. 10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel JOHNNY BUTLER CD RELEASE CONCERT—With Tambalka and Anderson Mitchell. All ages. 8 p.m. $12 (includes album). Sapphire Room JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

Austin Jenckes

MISSISSIPI MARSHALL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

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A.K.A. BELLE AND THE COUNTRY CLUB—Special pre-release in-store performances. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange

OPHELIA—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

Eve to Adam

MARCIA BALL—With Smooth Avenue. 8:30 p.m. $20-$40. Knitting Factory

BFD—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill

MASTER PIANIST SEAN ROGERS—7:30 p.m. $22. Nampa Civic Center

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

MC4—6:30 p.m. FREE. Artistblue MEGAN NELSON—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

ESCAPE THE FATE—With Eve To Adam, New Year’s Day and The Nixon Rodeo. 7:30 p.m. $16$35. Knitting Factory

SIMPLE RUCKUS—10 p.m., $5, Reef

FREUDIAN SLIP—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

SPACE CAR—7 p.m. Donations suggested. High Note Cafe

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

SUN BLOOD STORIES—With HiHazel and Burn! Wooden Vale. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage


Hot Tuna


HOT TUNA—7 p.m. $38. Egyptian Theatre




WALK OFF THE EARTH—With Parachute and Camera2. SOLD OUT. 8 p.m. $20-$40. Knitting Factory



BREAD & CIRCUS—7 p.m. FREE. Sapphire Room COM TRUISE—With Phantom, 7p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux THE COUNTRY CLUB AND A.K.A. BELLE CD RELEASE PARTY—With Bill Coffey and the Red Light Variety Show. 7 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective

KEN HARRIS—10:30 a.m. FREE. Bella Aquila NOCTURNUM INDUSTRIAL GOTH—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid

SONS OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock Soul Serene—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s


BERNIE REILLY—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

WEDNESDAY FEB. 26 12TH PLANET: SMOG CITY TOUR—With Protohype, Antiserum, SPL and Stready. 8 p.m., $15-$25. Revolution JEREMIAH JAMES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s OPHELIA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow STEVE AND GRACE WALL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe SUZZY BOGGUSS—With Andy Byron. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $25-$65. Sapphire Room

FLY MOON ROYALTY—With Edmond Dantes, Oso Negro and Customary. 8 p.m. $5. Crux

The Wild Feathers

MOJO ROUNDERS—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s


THE COUNTRY CLUB—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill


NO SAFE WAY HOME—With For the Sake Of, Blackcloud, Search Lights, Compromised and Sheep Among Wolves. 5:30 p.m. $5. Crux

SAM MATTISE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

BERNIE REILLY—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

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

DUANE MARK—9 p.m., FREE. Crux

THE WILD FEATHERS—With Saints of Valory and Jamestown Revival. 7:30 p.m. $13 adv., $15 door. Neurolux


TOGETHER PANGEA—With Mozes and the Firstborn and Art Fad. 8 p.m. $5-$8. Flying M Coffeegarage


Together Pangea


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SUZY BOGGUSS, FEB. 26-27, SAPPHIRE ROOM Suzy Bogguss (although it’s pronounced BAH-guss) is a bona fide artist. Her gold and platinum records, her Grammy Award, her radio and television appearances (including PBS’ In Performance at the White House) and her new Kickstarter-funded release, Lucky (Loyal Dutchess Records, Feb. 4, 2014), all attest to that. As Bogguss brings Lucky to Boise, Lucky brings Bogguss full circle. Her 1989 debut record, Somewhere Between, took its title from an early Merle Haggard tune. Now, 25 years later, Bogguss found everything she wanted for Lucky in Haggard’s catalog: It’s an acoustic album of songs by the country music icon. On her website, Bogguss says her goal was not to imitate Haggard but to interpret his relatable songs. “Not every artist has music that is as universal as Merle’s,” Bogguss said. “I think that’s why to so many of us who sing and write songs, he’s such a king among us. —Amy Atkins With Andy Byron, 7:30 p.m., $25-$65. Tickets available at Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd.,

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PRANA MAMAS It’s a dog’s life, with trails too muddy to run on.

HIKERS DO EXPENSIVE DAMAGE TO MUDDY TRAILS Seventeen dogs fetch tennis balls and splash into a pond near Veterans Memorial Park on a Sunday morning. Their owners are part of a group and they usually hike the Boise Foothills at least once a week. But group leader Pine Irwin said that right now, that’s not an option. “With the rain and rapid snowmelt, everything in the Foothills is under at least two or three inches of mud, if not four,” Irwin said. “It’s awful up there.” Instead of the usual hikes, Irwin has been organizing meetups in Ann Morrison Park or on the Greenbelt. She’s used to dealing with mud in the spring, but not so early as January and February. She said her two amped-up dogs are getting as frustrated as she is. “Usually on average, we do a four- or fivemile hike, and the dogs do double that, so doing a couple miles on the Greenbelt isn’t good enough,” Irwin said. Irwin is one of 400,000 people who hike in the Foothills every year, according to David Gordon, who manages 150 miles of trail for the city of Boise. He’s fed up with the muddy trails–and those who continue to use them. “I think many of them don’t think they’re doing anything wrong, but they are,” he said. When people avoid the mud by hiking on the sides of the trails, they trample and kill vegetation and widen the paths. When hikers walk in the mud, the trails erode. When Gordon started his job 12 years ago, the trail at the Old Penitentiary was four feet wide. Today, it’s twice that. Gordon has put up signs at trailheads, but little has improved. This year, there’s a gate to discourage hikers, but the city can’t officially close any trails–regardless of the damage. Gordon said there are so many access points that to effectively close all of them would be too much for his small staff. “When you do this for a living and you see your work ruined, and to see our tax dollars being wasted, it’s hard to be super positive and super friendly when you know these people knowingly walked right by these signs that say don’t use them if they’re muddy, and they’re slipping and sliding up the trail,” Gordon said. He added that trails used to be muddy for just a few weeks in March, but since the mornings no longer freeze as long as they used to, trails stay muddy longer. Gordon encourages hikers to stick to sandy trails like Lower Hulls Gulch and Camel’s Back for the next few weeks. —Jessica Murri A version of this story first aired on Boise State Public Radio Tuesday, Feb. 18. To hear the full story, visit

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Saint Al’s prenatal yoga referrals bring together Western and Eastern medicines JESSICA MURRI “Bring the shoulders toward the hips. On your next exhale, round the spine,” Jennifer Knight said in a light and calming voice as she pattered barefoot around five women on yoga mats. “Now, wrap your arms around your Prenatal yoga is increasingly popular, and about to get a boost in Boise from a referral program at Saint Al’s. belly and hug your baby.” Knight owns the Yoga Tree yoga studio on Hill Road, where she leads two prenatal yoga will one day be rolled in with the Affordable Al’s—helped bring this to fruition. She did classes a week. The women in the class are in Care Act. In the meantime, the Yoga Tree various stages of pregnancy—one hardly show- prenatal yoga with her last baby and thinks it’s all those head and hand stands at 36 weeks charges $50 a month for unlimited classes. ing, another only hours from her due date. While the practice of therapeutic yoga is that flipped her baby head-down; otherwise The pale green room filled with the sound nothing new, the referral program at Saint Al’s of deep breathing against a backdrop of ambi- she would have needed a caesarean section. is unique. St. Luke’s Hospital has been offering Within the next month, she’ll be handing a ent music. The women moved gingerly from card to her patients referring them to prenatal prenatal yoga classes on its campus for more cat-cow poses to downward dog, to Warrior than 10 years, but its physicians don’t have yoga at the Yoga Tree, or the Birkeland MaOne, Two and Three. an official referral program. They also offer a ternity Center in Nampa. Knight started practicing yoga when she couples take on prenatal yoga, allowing dads “Pregnancy is an ideal time to make got pregnant 13 years ago. It taught her to be to come along. some behavioral changes. We hope to make conscious of her breath, bringing her a feeling Right now, the referral program at Saint a lifetime-worth of healthy changes and of calm and control—helpful for when labor Al’s only works for pregnant women, but Dr. habits in our patients,” Janowiak said. “Since began. Prenatal yoga also reduced aches and Janowiak said yoga can help people who suffer women see their doctors monthly throughout pains from pregnancy, and she learned exerfrom obesity, back pain, asthma and more. their pregnancy, it’s a great way to hold them cises that helped minimize contractions. For John Dillman, 69, yoga helped him accountable.” “After that, I was like, women need this almost halt the progression of his Parkinson’s Above all, Janowiak wants to promote tool,” Knight told Boise Weekly. She started exercise during pregnancy, and prenatal yoga is Disease. Dillman didn’t get a referral from his Yoga Tree in 2008 with a heavy focus on predoctor, but he tried yoga after his disease made a safe, multi-beneficial way to do that. natal yoga, which she’s taught for nine years. him give up telemark skiing, mountain biking, Her colleagues agree almost all pregnant Sitting in her small office connected to the rock climbing and kayaking. women can do yoga. She said it’s especially yoga studio, Knight is the picture of health “When I was first diagnosed [three years good for women who want a natural childand vitality. An intense smile rarely leaves her ago], I got really depressed,” Dillman said. face and brunette hair sweeps from shoulder to birth, “or for women who don’t want a natu“I started reading all these books about what shoulder as she talks. Her white desk has noth- ral birth, but get to do it as a surprise.” The relationship between the yoga instruc- happens to people when you’ve got Parkinson’s ing on it but a new iMac and a glass of water. She finds talking about the benefits of prenatal tor and the doctor will take time to establish, and it made it sound like I was going to be laying in a bed in a few years, dying.” but they won’t share medical charts. Instead, yoga delightful. Dillman stopped reading everything about the yoga instructor, like Knight, will tell a “It helps alleviate concerns [a woman doctor, like Janowiak, if her patient attended Parkinson’s and started doing yoga almost might have] about the body being able to do daily since July 2012. He struggled at first, class and how often. Then it’s birth, and it helps take The Yoga Tree of Boise with two broken feet and a torn hamstring, up to Janowiak to follow up away the fear and stress but he feels like the classes have renewed his and see if the classes help. of everyday. Not only 1674 W. Hill Road, Boise, lease on life. 208-631-4727, Knight, whose Yoga Tree does pregnant mama “A person with Parkinson’s isn’t just somestudio is the only one in Boise work, but she’s conone who shakes and walks really slow through where Saint Al’s will refer pastantly thinking about an airport. They’ve got all kinds of mental iswhat’s going on. As that baby develops in her tients at the start of the program, said she’s sues,” Dillman said. “I’ve had tremendous imexcited to create evidence-based research on body, the energy is equivalent to running a provements, both physically and mentally. My prenatal yoga through her budding relationmarathon inside of her,” Knight said. “The focus is better. My attention span is better.” yoga class is her time to just be pregnant and ship with the hospital. Dr. Janowiak said she hopes an expansion But despite the referral, yoga classes aren’t focus on mommy and baby.” of yoga offerings will benefit the overall health something most health insurance carriers will When she was pregnant in the early 2000s, of the population. cover. Some insurance companies allow yoga Knight could not imagine her OB/GYN “We’re all concerned about the direction to be paid for from a health savings account, recommending yoga, but that’s not the case our country is going,” she said. “Having one but full coverage for alternative or holistic today. Saint Alphonsus Medical Center is at more program [like the one at Saint Al’s] to medicine is years away—though practitioners the launchpad of a new referral program for emphasize health is better than just taking care are hopeful that coverage for complementary prenatal yoga. of people when they get sick.” medicine and alternative methods like yoga Dr. Mary Janowiak—an OB/GYN at St. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


More than a little poise is needed with stand-up paddleboard yoga.

BALANCING ACT Stand-up paddleboard yoga JESSICA MURRI thwarting the chaos that would stem from Most yoga classes don’t have much giggling, 10 adventurous, albeit unbalanced, yoga splashing or the oversight of lifeguards. These practitioners drifting in every direction. The are not the yoga classes taught every Sunday morning at the West Boise YMCA. Swap out a tricky part: Our instructor was also in the line-up. Being toward the end made it hard to yoga mat for a 12-foot stand-up paddleboard see or hear her. (SUP), turn the glossy hardwood floor of a Because of that—and the fact that you’re yoga studio into a pool of chlorinated water floating on a wobbly, over-sized surf board— and you’ll have SUP yoga. this class is not for the inexperienced yogi. The SUP trend started locally this sumThe instructor can’t exactly walk around and mer on Quinn’s Pond, where Idaho River Sports rented out a handful of boards and an help move your unstable limbs into the correct position. Despite that, only one person fell off instructor held yoga classes on the water. It added to the newfound color of the whitewa- his board during class. SUP yoga probably needs to be done more ter park and pond, populated with kayakthan once. There are so many new elements ers, body surfers, triathlon swimmers, dogs, to get used to that it’s families and kids. hard to reach any state All that went away of meditation. It’s humid, when the pond iced over, SUP YOGA Sunday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m., $15 for YMCA loud fans blow in the but the West Y saw a members, $20 for non-members. background and there’s niche. Must be 16 or older. that lifeguard perched The Y partnered West Boise YMCA, 5959 N. Discovery on his podium directly with Idaho River Sports, Place, Boise, 208-377-9622, above you while you lie bought 10 SUPs (soon to on your back holding be 15), sent a few yoga your spread legs into the instructors through special SUP yoga certification training and started air, awkwardly rocking back and forth in the “Happy Baby” pose. classes two months ago. But lying back on the board and spreading I went to a recent Sunday morning class my arms, letting them float in the pool—that at 9 a.m., wearing my Patagonia bikini (that was pretty awesome. The integration of yoga I found on sale) and some board shorts that and water during a brief savasana was bliss. almost match it. The next day, I felt the burn in my arms, legs That was a mistake. People, don’t wear and core unlike any on-land yoga class. a bikini. I kept my cotton shirt on to avoid The YMCA aquatics director said he hopes embarrassment, but everyone else was more to add a Saturday night SUP yoga class in the appropriately dressed in spandex yoga tops future, and maybe one in the middle of the and athletic shorts. Apparently if you do it week. Classes are $15 for YMCA members right, you don’t get wet. and $20 for everyone else. We anchored our boards to the lane line, BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

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HOW TO WIN THE OSCAR POOL Our cheat sheet for picking Hollywood’s big winners GEORGE PRENTICE Isaac Newton was right, and though he couldn’t have dreamed of something like motion pictures—let alone the Oscars—his theory of gravity is spot-on in assessing one of the Motion Picture Academy’s favorite films of 2013; the attraction of Gravity, the movie, can’t be denied. In anticipation of the Sunday, March 2, of Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times Oscars, our first prediction for Hollywood’s and The New York Times, and you’ll see a biggest night is that Gravity will be a big winflurry of two-page advertisements pushing ner, taking home a rocketship full of technical academy members to vote for Gravity. awards. Rest assured, in the first 90 minutes So, here’s BW’s annual cheat sheet to help of the broadcast, you’ll be hearing Gravity’s you win your office Oscar pool. Keep in mind technical team being summoned to the stage time and again to pick up Oscars for film edit- these three key factors when filling out your ing, sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects ballot: 1.) Trust your gut; 2.) Change at least and cinematography. Gravity director Alfonso one of your picks to your second choice (Oscar Cuaron is the evening’s surest bet to take home always like one or two big upsets); 3.) Remember which movie employed the most members the Best Director statuette. Boise Weekly readers were among the first of the Academy—Gravity required an unprecedented number of technical wizards. to feel Gravity’s pull: In September 2013, Best Picture: This is the closest race of the we reported that were stunned at a Toronto night. It’s a push between 12 International Film Festival Years a Slave and Gravity. premiere. 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY Best Director: Alfonso Cua“It scared me on every AWARDS ron for Gravity. It’s a lock. single level,” Gravity star Sunday, March 2, 5 p.m., Best Actor: Matthew McSandra Bullock told BW in ABC (KIVI-Channel 6) Conaughey for Dallas Buyers Toronto, “It unlocks those Club. His should be the best things that scare you, frustrate you, make you so insecure, and it requires you speech of the evening. Best Actress: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasto dig even deeper.” mine. Possible upset here; see below. Up until final ballots were mailed to Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto for Dalacademy members, 12 Years a Slave was the las Buyers Club. Another lock. odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. But take Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o a close look at the past two month’s editions

for 12 Years a Slave. Another possible upset; see below. Best Documentary: 20 Feet from Stardom. Best Animated Film: Frozen (which will also take home best song). Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave. Best Original Screenplay: Her. Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty. Now, choose at least one of the above categories and pick an upset winner. We think there’s a chance that Sandra Bullock could snag Best Actress and Jennifer Lawrence could stun viewers by winning Best Supporting Actress for her wonderful turn in American Hustle. Do the Oscars matter? Sure. Does the Academy always get it right? Absolutely not. Consider for a moment some of the fine films denied the Best Picture award: Dr. Strangelove, Jaws, The Killing Fields, Network, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chinatown, Sunset Boulevard, Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz and Saving Private Ryan. If only Issac Newton were here today; he might lend some gravitas to the science wing of the academy... or perhaps some Gravity.


EXTRA/SCREEN DVR RATINGS FACTOR INTO MAJOR SUCCESS FOR SOME TV SERIES When HBO’s star tling new anthology drama True Detective premiered on Jan. 12, it attracted an impressive 2.3 million viewers—a three-year high for an HBO launch. But since its first airing, that same episode has netted more than 6 million viewers, a number that any broadcast network would envy. BOI S EW EEKLY.COM

It’s called time-shifting, the television industr y’s hottest new gauge of audiences who are turning more often to their DVRs when watching their favorite programs. In par ticular, television execs focus on something called Live+7 Day ratings. Simply put, that adds the live audience to the accumulated audiences that are watching the same program, via DVR, over the next week. Live+7 ratings have given

significant boosts to a number of television series that had been languishing somewhere in the middle of the pack of the 100plus shows competing for your attention. For example, NBC’s Blacklist, starring James Spader, has seen an 83 percent jump in its audience after factoring in Live+7 numbers. Other regular Live+7 winners include ABC’s Modern Family and Nashville, and NBC’s Parenthood. Commercial networks may

have some explaining to do with their adver tisers, as many of their DVR viewers are, no doubt, fast-for warding through commercials. Meanwhile, HBO and other pay-cable networks don’t have that problem and are seeing some of their highest TV ratings to date. You can regularly track the Live+7 ratings at —George Prentice

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2013 ALASKAN BARLEY WINE ALE, $7.49$9.49, 22 OUNCE This brew pours a ruby-hued, bright ebony with a single finger, mocha head that shows good retention. The aromas are a complex mix of sweet cherry fruit, toffee, vanilla extract, light hops and bourbonflavored bonbons. Where hops drive the other two beers, this is a malt-dominant style, with creamy fruit flavors, caramel and sweet citrus and a kiss of bitterness at the end. 2013 OAKSHIRE BREWING BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE, $6.49$7.99, 22 OUNCE In the glass, this beer is a muted amber with a thin tan head that fades quickly. The nose is a mix of grainy hops and soft malt, with touches of peach and citrus. This brew weighs in at 10.1 percent alcohol and you can taste the heat, especially on the finish. Lightly sweet malt and toffee flavors give way to big, bitter hops. I’ll revisit this Eugene, Ore., brew a few months from now, as it really needs time to come together. 2014 SIERRA NEVADA BIGFOOT BARLEYWINE STYLE ALE, $2.29$2.99, 12 OUNCE The aromas on this beer alternate between spruce-tinged hops and sweet malt. That combo carries through on the palate, along with fruit and subtle chocolate. One big swig will remind you that barleywines are meant to be sipped. Guzzle it and the hops turn overly aggressive; sip it and the hops meld nicely with the caramellaced malt. This brew should age beautifully. —David Kirkpatrick

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Barleywines are wines in name only, though the alcohol levels approach those of fermented grapes. These brews are always bold—making them a great choice to brace against the cold, damp weather—and they can display a wide and complex range of flavors. Some lean toward sweet malt, while others amp up the hops. Most also age well, with flavors that evolve in the bottle after a few years.


ZIMM’S BURGER STACHE Hawkins Pac-Out opens an outpost on Fairview TARA MORGAN It’s hard to drive past Zimm’s Burger Stache without giggling. The sign on the Fairview Avenue fast food joint features a giant, curly mustache sandwiched between two buns. And though the mustache trend jumped the shark ages ago, the WTF factor was enough to draw me inside. As it turns out, Zimm’s Burger Stache is What’s a “burger stache”? Stick one of these babies in your face and find out. owned by the same folks behind the Bogus Basin haunt Hawkins Pac-Out. The menu pickles, tomatoes and fry sauce. The gems quirky accoutrement: a giant metal mustache features an almost identical (and slightly had a perfect golden crunch and the fry cheaper) selection of burgers, fries and shakes suspended near the ordering counter. sauce was just the right consistency—thick The menu features an arthat have lured ski bums and enough to cling to the gem but not so viscous ray of burger staches, chicken North Enders to the Pac-Out ZIMM’S BURGER STACHE staches, shakes, spins and floats. that it globbed on like straight mayo. The for the past 18 years. 10889 W Fairview Ave. Oreo milkshake ($2.99, 12 ounce), on the But the mustache theme ends So that prompts the 208-514-3800 there. Sadly, you can’t order the other hand, was dense enough to attack with question: What the heck is a a spoon. burger equivalent of a Charlie burger stache? According to Unfortunately, the veggie burger fell prey Chaplin, a Salvador Dali or Zimm’s website, “A Burger even a Ned Flanders. In fact, the wackiest the to the form’s Achilles’ heel: The rice and Stache is just that, a burger mustache. Look mushroom patty was too starchy to stand menu gets is the Super Cheeseburger ($3.99), at your friend as they take a bit [sic] of that up to the equally bready bun. Aside from which comes with cheese and grilled ham. delicious burger. They hold the burger in With the faint hum of Queen and Michael the crunchy February tomato and a slice of front of their face as they take a bite. That’s a Swiss, it was hard to tell where the bun ended Jackson buzzing on the radio, our meal Burger Stache!” and the burger began. As I sank my teeth arrived clad in papery jackets and baskets. Challenge accepted. My date and I swung into the sandwich, letting ketchup and fry Though it was all standard fast food fare, in for a late lunch one weekday afternoon sauce squeeze out the sides, I asked my date everything was just a tad better. The Super and had the entire dining room to ourselves. whether I, indeed, had a burger stache. Cheeseburger patty was thin but wellThough the upholstered booths, red vinyl “You look more like a burger Joker,” he seasoned and topped with a couple shavings chairs and dated carpeting would be at home retorted, smirking. of ham, a slice of melty American cheese, in any fast food franchise, Zimm’s added one

FOOD/NEWS THE MODERN REMODELS ITS KITCHEN, PLANS TO OFFER BRUNCH Some big changes are in the works for The Modern Hotel’s tiny kitchen. For the past few years, the boutique hotel has been cranking out top-notch small plates on nothing more than a four-burner electric stove, two induction burners and a panini press. But sometime at the end of February or the beginning of March, The Modern’s kitchen will shut down for two weeks for a remodel. “So mainly it’s putting in a full hood with a 10-fire gas range, a couple ovens. Pretty much upgrading the kitchen from more of like a sandwich deli kitchen to a full restaurant kitchen,” said Remi Courcenet, Modern food and beverage manager. “Inside the kitchen, nothing’s going to change. We’re not taking away more rooms to make a bigger kitchen or anything. It’s just upgrading it to more of a commercial standard.” Since the cocktail lounge will remain open during the remodel, Courcenet is searching for other ways to sate hungry patrons. “We still would like to be able to have some food options for our guests, so we’re trying to get some food trucks together to be there at night during that time period,” said Courcenet. The Modern’s revamped kitchen should be up and running by midMarch. And that new set-up will pave the way for an even bigger change— The Modern will start serving brunch Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

“The brunch menu is keeping the same vision of food that we have at night, where we’re kind of a bar that offers an interesting food selection,” said Courcenet. “The brunch is going to be in that same range of ideas; trying to serve something different than the regular eggs benedict. … It won’t look like the traditional brunch menu that you can find everywhere else. We’re trying to set ourselves apart.” Chef Alex Cardoza, formerly of the Boise Co-op deli, (full disclosure: He’s my boyfriend) will take the reins of the brunch program. Possible dishes include steelhead lox with potato cakes and creme fraiche, scones with fresh berries, and graham cracker pancakes with lemon curd. Courcenet hopes to have brunch in full swing “somewhere around May”—just in time for prime patio weather. Speaking of remodels, Woodland Empire Ale Craft is currently repairing the damage caused to its roof after a fire broke out Feb. 3. But a little ash isn’t stopping the brewery from hosting a grand opening bash Saturday, Feb. 22, from noon-11 p.m. The celebration will feature live music by The Pint Scoundrels and DJ Winkle. Neckar Coffee will be on hand in the morning serving pour-over coffee, and Archie’s Place and Boise Fry Co. will be parked on-site serving food. The previous day, Friday, Feb. 21, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter will drop by the brewery for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. —Tara Morgan B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M






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LEGAL & COURT NOTICES Boise Weekly is an official newspaper of record for all government notices. Rates are set by the Idaho Legislature for all publications. Email or call 344-2055 for the rate of your notice. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Barbara B. Ayling Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1401475 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Barbara B. Ayling, 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 Barbara Black. The reason for the change in name is: divorce, wish to retain my maiden name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) March 25, 2014 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: Jan 27, 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Tatiana Leigh Campbell Legal name of child 8-16-97 Case No. CV NC 1401658 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Minor)) A Petition to change the name of Tatiana Leigh Campbell, 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 Dakota Campbell. The reason for the change in name is personal. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) APR 01, 2014 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: JAN 28 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Feb. 12, 19, 26 & March 5, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Deana Marc’e Wilcox Legal Name of child Case No. CV NC 1402050 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name of Deana M Wilcox, 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 Deana Marc’e Englehorn. The reason for the change in name is to make name legal. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) April 10, 2014 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: FEB 03 2014

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A woman from New Mexico wrote to tell me that after reading my horoscopes for three years in the Santa Fe Reporter, she had decided to stop. “I changed my beliefs,” she said. “I no longer resonate with your philosophy.” On the one hand, I was sad that I had lost a reader. On the other hand, I admired her for being able to transform her beliefs and also for taking practical action to enforce her shift in perspective. That’s the kind of purposeful metamorphosis I recommend for you, Aries. What ideas are you ready to shed? What theories no longer explain the nature of life to your satisfaction? Be ruthless in cutting away the thoughts that no longer work for you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In Arthurian legend, Camelot was the castle where King Arthur held court and ruled his kingdom. It housed the Round Table, where Arthur’s knights congregated for important events. Until recently, I had always imagined that the table was relatively small and the number of knights few. But then I discovered that several old stories say there was enough room for 150 knights. It wasn’t an exclusive, elitist group. I suspect you will experience a similar evolution, Taurus. You may be wishing you could become part of a certain circle, but assume it’s too exclusive or selective to welcome you as a member. I suspect it’s more receptive and inclusive than you think. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The renowned Lakota medicine man Sitting Bull (1831-1890) wasn’t born with that name. For the first years of his life he was known as Jumping Badger. His father renamed him when he was a teenager after he demonstrated exceptional courage in battle. I’d like to see you consider a similar transition in the coming months, Gemini. You’re due to add some gravitas to your approach. The tides of destiny are calling you to move more deliberately and take greater care with the details. Are you willing to experiment with being solid and stable? The more willing you are to assume added responsibility, the more interesting that responsibility is likely to be. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The English noun “offing” refers to the farthest reach of the ocean that is still visible as you stand on the beach. It’s a good symbol for something that is at a distance from you and yet still within view. I suggest that you take a long thoughtful look at the metaphorical offing that’s visible from where you stand. You’ll be wise to identify what’s looming for you in the future so you can start working to ensure you will get the best possible version of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A large plaster Buddha statue was housed at a modest temple in Bangkok, Thailand from 19351955. No one knew its age or origins. In May 1955, workers were struggling to move the heavy icon to a new building on the temple grounds when it accidentally broke free of the ropes that secured it. As it hit the ground, a chunk of plaster fell off, revealing a sheen of gold beneath. Religious leaders authorized the removal of the remaining plaster surface. Hidden inside was a solid gold Buddha that is today worth $250 million dollars. Research later revealed that the plaster had been applied by 18th-century monks to prevent the statue from being looted. I foresee a comparable sequence unfolding in the coming weeks for you, Leo. What will it take to free a valuable resource that’s concealed beneath a cheap veneer? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Holistic health teacher Deepak Chopra suggests that we all periodically make this statement: “Every decision I make is a choice between a grievance and a miracle. I relinquish all regrets, grievances and resentments and choose the miracle.” Is that too New Age for you? I hope you can drop any prejudices you might have and simply make it your own. It’s the precise formula you need to spin this week’s events in the right direction—working for you, rather than against you.

usual to be creative, productive and useful. Monitor them closely. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Eighth Symphony in a mere two months during the summer of 1943. He worked on it in an old henhouse on a former chicken farm. The location helped relax him, allowing him to work with extra intensity. I wish you could find a retreat like that for yourself sometime soon, Sagittarius. I think you would benefit from going off by yourself to a sanctuary and having some nice long talks with your ancestors, the spirits of nature and your deepest self. If that’s not practical right now, what would be the next best thing you could do? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Is there one simple thing you could do to bring a bit more freedom into your life? An elegant rebellion against an oppressive circumstance? A compassionate breakaway from a poignant encumbrance? A flash of unpredictable behavior that would help you escape a puzzling compromise? I’m not talking about a huge, dramatic move that would completely sever you from all of your burdens and limitations. I’m imagining a small step you could take to get a taste of spaciousness and a hint of greater fluidity. That’s your assignment in the coming week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the savannas of Africa, waterholes are crucial for life. During the rainy season, there are enough to go around for every animal species to drink and bathe in comfortably. But the dry season shrinks the size and number of the waterholes. The impala may have to share with the hippopotamus, the giraffe with the warthog. Let’s use this as a metaphor to speculate about your future. I’m guessing that the dry season will soon be arriving in your part of the world. The waterholes may dwindle. But that could ultimately prove to be a lucky development, because it will bring you into contact with interesting life forms you might not have otherwise met. Unexpected new alliances could emerge.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There are 15,074 lakes in Wisconsin, but more than 9,000 of them have never been officially named. That’s strange to me. In my view, everything is worthy of the love that is bestowed by giving it a name. I have named every tree and bush in my yard, as well as each egret that frequents the creek flowing by my house. I understand that at the Findhorn community in northern Scotland, people even give names to their cars and toasters and washing machines. According to researchers in the UK, cows that have names are happier: They produce more milk. Your assignment is to name at least some of the unnamed things in your world. It’s an excellent time to cultivate a closer, warmer personal relationship with absolutely everything.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In his book, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, literary scholar Jonathan Gottschall muses on the crucial role that imagination plays in our lives. “[The] average daydream is about 14 seconds long and [we] have about 2,000 of them per day,” he says. “In other words, we spend about half of our waking hours—one-third of our lives on earth—spinning fantasies.” I bring this to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when your daydreams can serve you well. They’re more likely than

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): From 2010 to 2012, Eric Garcetti worked as an actor on the TV cop shows The Closer and its spin-off series Major Crimes. He played the mayor of Los Angeles. Then in 2013, he ran for the office of L.A.’s mayor in real life, and won. It was a spectacular example of Kurt Vonnegut’s suggestion that we tend to become what we pretend to be. Your assignment Pisces, is to make good use of this principle. I invite you to experiment with pretending to be the person you would like to turn into.



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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB Feb. 12, 19, 26 & March 5, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Brian Timothy Merrick Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1401867 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Brian Timothy Merrick, 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 Riana Merrick. The reason for the change in name is: because I am transitioning from Male to Female and have chosen a female name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) APR 01 2014 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: JAN 31 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Feb. 19, 26, March 5 & 12, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE SATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Jennifer Rose Lidgard Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1402447 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Jennifer Rose Lidgard, 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 Jennifer Rose Leggett. The reason for the change in name is: Petitioner prefers to use her family name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) April 10, 2014 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 FEB 06 2014 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR DEPUTY CLERK PUB. Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Amanda Lynn Ludwig Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1402416 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Amanda Lynn Ludwig, now residing in the City of Boise, Sate of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in ADA County, Idaho. The name will change to Lucas Mandel Sethaniel Anorak. The reason for the change in name is: gender identity. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m on (date) Apr 08 2014 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: Feb 10 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK Pub Feb 19, 26, March 5 & 12, 2014.


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Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 35  

Boise Weekly launches its 1st edition of Be Healthy Boise—a special publication dedicated to exploring a range of topics related to health c...

Boise Weekly Vol. 22 Issue 35  

Boise Weekly launches its 1st edition of Be Healthy Boise—a special publication dedicated to exploring a range of topics related to health c...