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JUNE 10–16, 2015
“There’s no snob like an academic snob.”
ALEC in Idaho
The conservative think tank has employees in Idaho, but what are they doing here?
A Long Road
Andy Byron talks about his journey back to songwriting
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EDITOR’S NOTE PROPERTY OVER PEOPLE The Washington Post on May 30 reported there had been 385 police killings in the United States during the first five months of 2015. The Guardian, meanwhile, counted 464 killings during the year. If that trend continues, between 937 and 1,122 people will have died at the hands of U.S. law enforcement from 2015-2016. There is one chilling way to look at it: According to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime compiled by online news outlet Vocativ, police in the U.S. are on track to shoot more people each year than die in all firearms-related homicides in 19 of the 34 countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That includes England, France, Germany and Italy. Put bluntly by Vocativ, “American cops kill more people than most countries’ criminals.” Efforts to track the number of people killed during interactions with police have intensified since summer 2014, when a string of fatal shootings by police touched off months of unrest around the country. The fact that the most high-profile killings involved black men has linked them in the tense conversation surrounding their deaths, but they shared something else in common: Their supposed crimes were minor or related to property. Eric Garner was accused of selling loose cigarettes; Michael Brown was suspected of shoplifting; Walter Scott was shot following a traffic stop because of a broken taillight; Freddie Gray was arrested and beaten to death on suspicion of possessing an illegal switchblade. Comes now the sickening video of police officers wading into a pool party in McKinney, Texas, on June 5, brandishing flashlights as cudgels, violently bringing a bikini-clad 14-year-old girl to the ground and, at one point, pulling a handgun on two teenagers who flee for their lives. The offense: Someone who lived in the gated community believed the high-schoolers were not allowed to use the communal pool. That virtually all of the kids at the party were black has led to allegations of racism, and reports suggest that racist comments made by white pool goers precipitated the chaos. No one was seriously injured, but the McKinney incident takes its place in the trend of violence leveled by police in defense of property at the expense of people—and especially black people. —Zach Hagadone
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BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
MEETING SET THE E XPANSION OF ST. LUKE’S HE ALTH SYSTEM WILL GO BACK BEFO RE THE BOISE CIT Y COUNCIL ON TUESDAY, JUNE 30, WHEN CIT Y STAFF, HOSPITAL OFFICIALS AND NEIGHBORHOOD AS SOCIATIONS WILL WEIGH IN. GE T MORE DE TAILS ON N E W S / C IT YDES K .
WE GOT A SHERIFF There’s a new sheriff in town. Sort of. Stephen Bartlett was unanimously appointed by commissioners to serve as Ada County sheriff, taking over for Gary Raney. Details on News/Citydesk.
LGBT LIT Just in time for Boise Pridefest, which kicks off June 20, the Lambda Literary Foundation announced the winners of its Lambda Literary Awards, honoring LGBT-themed books. More on Arts/Lit.
PICNIC WEATHER The Idaho Foodbank launched its 15th annual Picnic in the Park on June 8, beginning a summer-long program that will serve more than 50,000 meals at 26 locations. More on News/Citydesk.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
ANY RE AL BEER COMPE TITION THAT B U DWE I S ER C A N WI N 1 0 AWARD S AT IS S U S PECT I N M Y B O O K .” —Alan Tumlinson Mebane (Boise Weekly, Feature, “Boise Brewers Joke about Big Beer, Land in Hot Water,” June 3, 2015).
MAIL From our most-traﬃcked story on Facebook for the week June 1-7, boiseweekly.com, Citydesk, “Idaho Students Plan to Spend Saturday Protesting Outside Hailey Circus,” June 6, 2015: Idaho needs more activists willing to protest on their own time. Good job kids. —Mike Sherwood These are the faces of change! What beautiful faces they are! You kids are amazing! —Carol Riecker Next stop factory farming. —Thomas K. Sorensen Awesome job for standing up for what is right! Shame on the people that are so selﬁsh that they will support these kinds of performances for entertainment. Good job kids! Those animals deserve better! I will never attend a circus after I saw elephant’s with shackles around their ankles. It made me sick! So sad for those poor animals, and this is all for human entertainment. —Amber Jones Our story about a ﬁfth-grade student’s statement on global climate change (BW, News, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?,” June 3,
2015) spurred some debate on boiseweekly.com. Here’s a selection of the comments: Being the gifted child that he’s claimed to be, maybe it’s time for Jack, as well as the adoring adults surrounding him, to learn a bit about the use of the Hegelian dialectic, the application of Problem, Reaction and Solution, as a way to advance speciﬁc agendas by manipulating public opinion. It might do Jack a lot of good if he were to learn about the various methods used by the owners of the media to manufacture consent in the public in order to advance a particular agenda. Jack may also not be aware of the effective propaganda technique based on the premise ‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.’ And if he isn’t yet aware that scientists can be utilized to advance these particular lies and their associated agendas, then it’s time for him to become aware of this, too. Maybe a short class on the effects of herding behavior and peer pressure, along with bits on research funding manipulation, peer review manipulation, statistical manipulation, professional/ten-
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ure dependencies, cash ﬂow vulnerabilities, and character assassination techniques would also be in order. Jack... What might be the agenda behind this Big Lie? —Watcher Why do Fifth Graders get it? Because it’s their environment these old crusties are crapping in. They’re in it for the short term money... It’s the kids who’ll be suffering the consequence. The ignorance is strong in these comments... That’s for sure. —Jim 1 When I was growing up in North Carolina, the local, state, and corporate “science” as espoused by elected leaders and the tobacco industry maintained that cigarette smoking was good for you... or, at the very worst, simply a benign inﬂuence on your health. Luckily, we had the independent Federal Surgeon General’s report in 1965 to contradict that nonsense. Then I moved to West Virginia, where the local, state and corporate “science” as espoused by elected leaders and the coal industry said that fossil fuels were good for America because they brought jobs… or, at the very worst, capable of being mitigated with new “clean coal technology.” Luckily, we had scientists to disprove that Faustian choice. Now, in Idaho, we have state leaders who lack the common sense of a ﬁfth grader on climate change. I’ve seen this movie before! Just the facts, ma’am. BOISEweekly | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | 5
OPINION HAT-BACKWARDS Musing it up the MulletBoy way BILL COPE
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I was telling someone close to me how I’ve been suffering from another extended bout of political ennui (P.E.). The episodes are coming more often and lasting longer, leaving me weak and sweaty as I struggle to give a shit over what presidential candidates are saying, doing or saying what they will do. I believe my P.E. pestilence is a direct result of the reality that, anymore, campaign seasons stretch from the day after the last presidential election, straight through to the next one. There is no time to recover. No time to retreat to a place where everything isn’t accusation, exaggeration and warning. No time to remember not everything you hear is a lie. It’s exhausting. Just thinking about it makes me want to sit down and put my head between my knees. So I was telling someone close to me my troubles, and she said, “Well, why don’t you write about something else for a while? There’s more going on in the world than politics, you know.” Aha! I feel better already. But it may take me awhile to review my options as to what else there is to write about. So to clear some time for that task, I’m handing today’s duties over to MulletBoy, that ebullient Internet presence from someplace deep in Canyon County. Since we last heard from him, he changed the name of his blog. Other than that, he seems to be as 2C-y as ever. OK then, MulletBoy. Tell us wha’s up, dawg. ••• Whooey Dawg! There a lot excitign going on in MulletBoy City, let me tell yuo! I’m been wearing my hat backward since way last two weeks ago. Tell you what, its sure been turning heads down at the Lube&Scoot! Bfore I tells you about that, are you noticed how I changed my blog name? If your were trying to look me up at my old randemthinkinsdotwww , I not there anymore cause my new www is MUSING IT UP THE MULLETBOY WAY!, like with one of those exhellation points on the end. It all happened what I was looking around the bloggyspeer one day when I called in sick at Lube&Scoot cause I was hunged over from how Rip came over the night before with a Masonic jar of 70-poof moonshine he got from a gas station in Nevada when he got lost on his way to Caldwell and ended up in Nevada, and after about four hours of blog surping, I started thinking on how many blogs were called some kind a “musings.” Theres a “Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man,” and “Musings of a Skinny Girl What Likes Putting On Make-up,’ and “Tammy’s Musings,” and “Satan’s Contrails: Musings Of A Sky Watcher”, and I cant’ tell yuo how many more cause I forgot, but take my word for it, there a lot of them. I wasn’t sure what a musings is so I looked up it in the dicktsionry that Honey
Bug keeps with her Scrabbel game which I don’t like to look at much because it’s heavier than hell and I cant never remeber which comes first the Js or the Ks, and found out musings pretty much means the same thing as randem thinkings, only it sounds more smarter, don’t it? So I changd it So coupleweeks ago, Ripster comes over after work with a 12er of Keystones and as soon as he walks through the door I see theres’ somethign different abot him. “Guess what” he says and I say “There’s something difernent about you” and he says “Sure is! Dyou like it?” and I says “Like what?” and he say “Dont’ you like what’s different about me?” and then he’s prancing back and forth like he was some kind of fancy fashion modle. I was trying to remember if he used to wear glasses cause if he did, he didnt’ no more, or if he got a haircut, or if his fly was open but that’s nothing differnt about Rip since his fly is open about ever time he comes out of the toilet, and I could not figgure out what was differnt about him. Finally, he says “What you blind! Cant’ you see my hat is on backwards?” I’ll be goosed if it weren’t! Rip always wears a Bardahl hat what I got from Lube&Scoot and gave him fro Christmas four years ago, and i’ll be danmed if he didnt’ have it on backwards! Just like he said! I says “Why you doing that, Rip?” and he say “Ever bodies doing it. Harnt’ you noticed?” and I have to amdit that I’d not, only I don’t get over to Caldwell as much as Rip does, even when he ends up in Nevada on the way there, so he always knows more about whats’ cool than I do. He says “Try it yourself, dawg. It keeps the rain off yuor neck,” and I says “But it ain’t raining and besides, wer’e inside” and he say “That ain’t the point” and I say “Whats’ the point?” which he says “Dcause it make you look nawrly!” and I’ll be goosed if it didn’t! My favorite hats a John Deere which I had since when that tractor run over Uncle Ferb which was a John Deere too, but it never looked nawrlyer than when I turned it backwards. Ol’ Rip says “Thats’ coolern hell, Cuz! You look like that Marky Wallberg in that one movie where he talks so fast I can’t follow what he’s sayign, Only differnce is, Marky Wallberg has all his teeth.” When Honey Bug got home, she says we looked like idyuts. She says “You dorks look like idyuts!” but I noticed how when we were doing the humpy-bumpy later on, she let me keep my hat on. Whooy-Dawg! That ain’t happened since our wedding day! ••• Thanks, MulletBoy. You’ve given us a lot to think about. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
OPINION HENDREN STORIES Remembering a president JOHN REMBER Last week Julie and I were in St. Michael’s Cathedral in Boise, attending a memorial service for Bob Hendren, a former president of the College of Idaho. We were there to remember Bob’s strength and tenacity, and to acknowledge that without him, Julie and I wouldn’t be together. Bob had taken charge of the college in 1987 when it was about to go bankrupt. He cut staff and reorganized departments. Faculty members left for colleges with less precarious futures. I was hired to replace a couple of them from the English Department. After teaching four classes of composition for a month, I was summoned to Bob’s office. He greeted me with a handshake, closed the door and motioned for me to sit down. I thought I was in trouble, but he told me he had heard from the students I was doing OK. He then proceeded to ask me what I thought of other faculty and the staff, and how the college was being run. I was as circumspect as I could be under the circumstances. “I try not to judge people before I know them,” I said. “Not everybody on the faculty feels that way,” he said. It was true. I had been shocked by the amount of vitriol and academic snobbery directed toward Bob by some faculty members. They were openly contemptuous of his education, his drastic economies, and they made fun of his speech and his occasional unfortunate pronouncements on gender politics. They called him “the furniture schlepper” behind his back and, for all I know, to his face. There’s no snob like an academic snob, and no mockery quite as cutting as academic mockery. Over time I began to see how much courage it took for Bob to work every day with people who were, more than anything, waiting for him to make a mistake. He did make mistakes. He got rid of people he should have kept and hired people he shouldn’t have. He ended profitable graduate programs when they conflicted with his vision of a true liberal arts college. He never got over thinking that faculty members were his employees. But the man could work. He put in many 16hour days in his office at the college, and gradually turned it around. He cajoled, threatened and begged money from donors, and at the end of his tenure there left an endowment of $60 million, up from nothing. Over the years I came to admire his grit in the face of opposition, his love for the college, his solid character and blunt pragmatism. Like a lot of self-made men, he could be hard on the people around him. Once he told me that he used to fire one of his furniture store workers every six BOISE WEEKLY.COM
months or so, just to shape the others up. “Let me know when my turn is coming up,” I said. “That won’t happen,” he said. About that time I fell in love with Julie. I went to Bob’s office and closed the door. “We’ve got a problem,” I said. “I’ve fallen in love with a student.” “Who is it?” he asked. “Julie Mitchell,” I said. “That’s wonderful,” he said. “When you get married and have a couple of kids, we’ll have a hold on you for life.” But it was only a year later when Bob took me out to lunch at the Arid Club and fired me. “You’re not getting a contract next year,” he said. “OK,” I said. “I’ve never left a job that it didn’t feel like graduation day.” And then we talked about my new future. He recommended starting a storage business on my family’s land in the Wood River Valley. “Lots of divorces up there,” he said. “People have made a great deal of money with storage units here in Boise.” We finished up lunch and returned to the college, where I taught my classes with a sense of freedom I hadn’t had before. I had thought that I would end up as a demented Mr. Chips, doddering around the campus clutching yellowed lecture notes. Suddenly, the future was like a spacious new storage unit. It has stayed spacious. I did get a contract that year, and for many years after. But the semester I was promoted to full professor Julie and I moved to Sawtooth Valley. Within three weeks, we both had new jobs—neither of them in the storage business—and we’ve been here ever since. After Bob retired, we didn’t have much contact. Once, a mutual friend called and said Bob wanted to know how Julie and I were doing. “Happy,” I said. “Love. Laughter. Enough money.” I didn’t say that Bob had been instrumental to our happiness, but I wish I had. At St. Michael’s I was struck with one more memory. Thirteen years ago, Bob called me after he had seen my father’s obituary. It was short and to the point, due more to the Statesman’s extortionate obituary rates than to my pithiness as a writer. “When the time comes, you can write mine,” he said. Here it is, Bob. It doesn’t do justice to your life, or the many people who owe their jobs or happiness to your will and sharp edges. It’s only a couple of stories about the man I saw when I looked at you, but I’m glad I have them to tell. BOISEweekly | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | 7
NEWS STATE OF ALEC
BW reveals one of ALEC’s top national officers working out of Idaho Z ACH HAGADONE
Soon-to-be grads of Concordia School of Law will be able to take the Idaho bar exam in July.
CONCORDIA RECEIVES PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION Prior to attending Concordia University School of Law, Ray Grooms served in the military and worked as a ﬁreﬁghter in Atlanta, Ga. It was his wife, Heather, a native of Washington state, who turned him on to the Northwest. He told Boise Weekly that he went to Concordia to be a part of something new. “It’s not every day you get to be ﬁrst at something,” he said of being a member of the ﬁrst graduating class at the school. Grooms is one of nine Concordia students who will be taking the Idaho bar exam in July after the school received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association on June 6—a process that has taken longer than some students would have hoped. Students who graduate from non-accredited law schools are not allowed to sit for the bar and, in August 2014, the Idaho Supreme Court denied Concordia a waiver allowing its third-year law students to take the exam, prompting some students to transfer to other schools, shift from full- to part-time or drop out altogether. The experience made the ﬁrst crop of graduating law students more tight knit. “It brought us closer together,” said Concordia student Bob Crowder, who will also be taking the bar in July. “We’ve had more of a common mindset: We were the ones who wanted to stay.” Crowder, Grooms and others signed up to take the exam, but had been waiting on pins and needles to see if the ABA would allow them to take the test. Concordia Law School Dean Cathy Silak said she received news of the ABA’s decision by phone. It had been eight years since Concordia announced it would open a law school in Boise and three years after opening its door to students, but when Silak herded third-year students into a Concordia conference room on June 8 to give them the news, she reminded them to keep their eyes on the prize. “I encouraged them once again to keep the focus on studying,” said Silak. “I have a lot of conﬁdence in these students.” —Harrison Berry 8 | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | BOISEweekly
The word “shadowy” comes up a lot in descriptions of the American Legislative Exchange Council. The self described “public-private partnership” has since 1973 teamed lawmakers, including members of the Idaho Legislature, with corporate interests to craft bills friendly to its stated “nonpartisan” ideology of “limited government, free markets, federalism and individual liberty.” For much of its 42-year history, ALEC has kept a low profile—its so-called “model bills” quietly working their way into law at statehouses around the country. By its own admission, the nonprofit membership organization—which has included some of the biggest corporations in the United States—has been successful: More than 1,000 of its bills are introduced by member legislators each year, with one in five ending up in statute. In recent years, ALEC has been linked to controversial laws such as “stand your ground,” which was used to acquit Robert Zimmerman of the 2011 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, and voter ID, which swept through state legislatures ahead of the 2012 election. In Idaho, similarities have been traced between ALEC legislation and the so-called “guns on campus” and “ag-gag” laws (BW, Feature, “Feeding the Beast,” March 5, 2014). That ALEC is a powerful force in the Idaho Statehouse has become well known. The Center for Media and Democracy counts nearly 40 current and former Idaho lawmakers with ties to the organization, including all three members of the state’s congressional delegation. Idaho Falls Republican Rep. Jeff Thompson, who serves as Idaho state chair for ALEC, was awarded State Chair of the Year at the group’s annual meeting in Dallas last year. The Idaho Freedom Foundation, meanwhile, is part of the conservative State Policy Network, which is a member and sponsor of ALEC. Media reports reveal that Idaho legislators routinely attend ALEC events around the country—Dalton Gardens Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri charged taxpayers $1,226 for his trip to the 2014 meeting in Dallas—and it is clear that model legislation finds a welcome home at the Statehouse, but according to documents obtained through public records requests, it turns out that ALEC’s presence in Idaho is more concrete than taking phone calls from IFF and hosting legislators at national retreats.
Beginning in February 2014, ALEC was engaged in a back-andforth with the Idaho Industrial Commission over its failure to provide an employee with workers’ compensation insurance. In November 2014, after nine months of noncompliance, the Idaho Office of the Attorney General sent letters to ALEC CEO Ron Scheberle and CFO Lisa Bowen informing them that the organization had been assessed a penalty of $6,150 for continued failure to provide coverage from Dec. 23, 2013-Aug. 25, 2014. A phone record shows ALEC claimed it had a temporary policy in place that would have covered most—or all—of the penalty period, but in December 2014 the state of Idaho filed suit in Fourth District Court, demanding payment of the penalty plus attorney fees of $750. The suit was dismissed and penalty lifted on Jan. 12, after ALEC’s insurance provider retroactively amended its workers’ compensation policy to include coverage for Idaho workers. What was left unclear in the suit was how many people ALEC has on the payroll in Idaho, who they are and what they’re doing here for the Virginia-based think tank. That information proved hard to get, but turned up a high-ranking member of ALEC’s national operation who works out of Idaho. “I have to tell you, I’ve never known of anybody specifically lobbying here in the Statehouse on behalf of ALEC,” said Kathy Holland-Smith, Legislative Services Office division manager for Budget and Policy Analysis. “We have quite a few members who attend meetings that ALEC sponsors … but I have not seen or heard of anybody lobbying for them here in Idaho.” According to Todd Dvorak, spokesman for the Idaho attorney general’s office, the Industrial Commission learned of ALEC’s failure to provide workers’ compensation insurance through a review of Idaho business registration forms, which Idaho Department of Labor
spokeswoman Georgia Smith said are documents used by businesses to provide information to multiple state agencies—in this case, the Department of Labor, Idaho Tax Commission and Industrial Commission. Comparing IBR forms to workers’ compensation records, IIC found that ALEC was violating Idaho law by “currently employing individuals to work and provide services under their direction and control” without coverage. The IBR form includes more than 50 pieces of data and is needed to apply for various business permits. According to the Tax Commission website, businesses must register and are reminded to “be sure to” also file the business entity with the Idaho secretary of state. However, a search of the secretary of state’s database does not return any record of ALEC as a registered business in Idaho. “If there’s a lawsuit obviously they have employees here and you would think that they would be registered as a business in Idaho,” Smith said. “It does sound strange.” According to a clerk at the secretary of state’s business entity office, ALEC may “not have even thought about filing with us” because the group hadn’t needed to based on its “dealings with other companies, agencies, banks.” 9 Meanwhile, Smith said IBR forms are confidential and protected by state law. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE International diplomacy includes Boise councilwoman
Students and staff from the Sage School picketed the June 6 performance of Jordan World Circus.
IDAHO STUDENTS FACE DOWN TRAVELLING CIRCUS
When Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean got the call from Washington, D.C., she was given 24 hours to decide: Would she be one of six delegates from the United States on a two-week mission to China in May? “I was nominated to ACYPL in 2014. If you’re selected you have an opportunity to represent them on one trip, but they choose the destination,” McLean told Boise Weekly. “I was pretty surprised.” Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the American Council of Young Political Leaders, was founded in 1966 in an effort to thaw tensions in the Cold War era by dispatching Americans from the public and private sectors to select corners of the world. For 37 of those years, China has been one of those destinations. “Our delegation was made up of three Democrats and three Republicans; that’s on purpose,” said McLean, a Democrat and member of the Boise Council since 2011. The delegation also included a member of the Birmingham, Ala., City Council and an executive with the Target Corporation (both Democrats); and three Republicans: a commissioner from Johnson County, Wyo.; a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives; and the chief of staff of the Boeing Company. “And before we left, I made a point of being briefed by Micron and Hewlett-Packard so that I had an understanding of their business with China,” said McLean. On May 21, McLean was visiting the U.S.
State Department and the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., for a final briefing before the delegation boarded for a 14-hour direct flight to Beijing. The following two weeks included visiting some wonders of the world including the Great Wall of China and Forbidden City, but much of the schedule was filled with face time with ministers and officials from the Export-Import Bank of China, the National People’s Congress, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and students from the universities of Qinghai (in Xining) and Fudan (in Shanghai). “In a session with the top director from the Ministry of Environmental Protection, I was asked to lead the meeting that day. I was surprised at how open they were about their environmental challenges,” said McLean “In fact, later in our trip when we had the opportunity to spend some time with university students, I was impressed by how much environmental issues meant to them. Honestly, I was hearing nothing different from what I hear from students here in the U.S.” McLean said Chinese students knew a lot more about the U.S. than their American counterparts knew about China.
“It probably has to do with the fact that there are about 200,000 Chinese students currently in the U.S.,” she said. McLean, an avid runner who has competed in the Boston Marathon and regularly jogs across Boise in the pre-dawn hours, had an extra advantage over the rest of her delegation to China— each morning, she would jog the streets of Beijing or Shanghai, snapping plenty of photos. “The automobile traffic can be terrible,” Mclean said. “In Beijing, the license plates are numbered so that citizens can only drive on certain days. Also, you have to win a lottery for the right to buy a car in Beijing. And in Shanghai, they have an auction to buy license plates. The growth was something I really couldn’t begin to imagine. The rising middle class is astounding.” Which leads McLean to think more about how the U.S. will need to be prepared to compete with such a superpower. “As their economy grows, I think China’s next generation of leaders will push their nation to be even more open than it is now,” she said. “And that informs how we’ll need to be ready for that.”
“I cannot either confirm or deny [that ALEC has filed an IBR form],” she said. 8 The same answer came from Idaho Tax Commission spokeswoman Liz Rodosovich. “We cannot divulge any information about an individual taxpayer,” she said. However, a copy of ALEC’s IBR was obtained by Boise Weekly following a records request with the Idaho Industrial Commission. According to the form, ALEC filed its registration on Sept. 1, 2013, listing the “type of service performed” as “telecommuter—TFD of
Education (Task Force Director).” As detailed in investigation case notes from the IIC, Lindsay Russell, a 2006 College of Idaho graduate, has worked as director of ALEC’s Education Task Force from an Idaho office since late 2013. The task force is one of nine such national subgroups in the organization. According to her LinkedIn account, Russell has worked for ALEC since November 2012, initally at its Virginia headquarters, following a stint as policy adviser for the Republican Governors Association and three years as special assistant to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.
It is still unclear what duties Russell performs as a task force director in Idaho—calls to Russell and ALEC CFO Lisa Bowen went unaswered by press time—but her presence illustrates the group’s strong connection to Idaho. ALEC maintains that it operates in the open, but has been known to turn away reporters from its meetings, seldom responds to questions and, in recent years, piled up enough negative publicity to require a “Setting the Record Straight” section of its online press room. At least in Idaho, that record remains less than straightforward.
(Left) Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean receives a welcoming honor from Wang Gang, vice president of Qinghai University; (right) morning exercises on Shanghai’s Bund (waterfront).
A school project is the furthest thing from the minds of most Idaho students once class has been dismissed for the summer. But for a select group of kids at Hailey’s Sage School, their class project has become their passion— and their advocacy. Students and educators at Sage stood before the Ketchum City Council in May 2014 and convinced city lawmakers to institute a ban on exotic circus animals, a ﬁrst-of-its-kind ordinance for any city in Idaho—or Nevada or Wyoming, for that matter. “The hope of our school is to see our kids engage with real-world connections,” said Chris McAvoy, lead teacher for sixth- and seventh-graders at Sage. “But remember, they’re kids; they’re normal kids.” Those same kids accomplished the not-so-normal task of next convincing Blaine County commissioners to send the word out to travelling circuses featuring animal acts that they were not welcome. But the new county ordinance only extended the ban to unincorporated areas of Blaine County. The schoolkids’ toughest ﬁght was in their hometown of Hailey where the city council dug in its heals, permitting the Jordan World Circus to come to their town on July 6. Esteban Fassio, advertising and event booking manager at Jordan World Circus, told Boise Weekly that the kids and their supporters didn’t “have proof enough” to support claims of animal abuse or neglect. “They’ve poisoned the kids’ minds and we’re not responsible for what we are being judged for,” said Fassio, adding that the circus doesn’t own the animals and hires USDAapproved trainers to work with the animals. Undaunted, the students, along with parents and Sage School staff, took their cause to the gates of the circus when it appeared in Hailey. “This is why we all are doing this,” said Maya Burrell, Sage School teacher and mentor to the student initiative. “Everyone did a fantastic job, and I mean everyone: the ones who were able to get there and the ones who supported us from afar. This was exceptional.” —Justin Kirkham BOISEweekly | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | 9
And now you’re going on a decade with the Land Trust. Do you feel the same level of accomplishment? I do. In some ways, Harrison Hollow was one of the most satisfying moments in my career. Raising entirely private money to buy a piece of open space without any government agency tax dollars—nothing like that had ever been done.
‘Harrison Hollow was one of the most satisfying moments in my career’ JESSICA MURRI When the city of Boise hired Tim Breuer in 1992, it was to help facilitate a brand new foothills trail program called Ridge to Rivers. The goal was to create 90 miles of trails for use by hikers, mountain bikers and outdoors enthusiasts. Today, the Ridge to Rivers trail system has more than 150 miles of trails stretching from the Eagle foothills to Lucky Peak Reservoir and up to Shafer Butte. Breuer left his post at Ridge to Rivers 10 years ago and became the executive director of the Treasure Valley Land Trust. There, he has helped procure crucial pieces of the foothills through purchases and easements including Hillside to Hollow, Harrison Hollow and the trail to Stack Rock. On a recent spring day, he met with Boise Weekly to talk about conservation challenges, accomplishments and future goals. Of course, our interview took place alongside a trail in the foothills. You were the ﬁrst Ridge to Rivers guy. [Ridge to Rivers] was nonexistent. It was lines on a map and I was hired to figure out how to make it work. With the help of private landowners and a lot of community support, we worked together to get the initial trail system in place. What were some of the challenges in building this from the ground up? Initially it was trying to figure out how to get the private landowners’ support, but once they saw the benefit, that became the easy part. There was something in it for them. People were already crossing their property, so this allowed them to have someone help manage the public. It took the somewhat chaotic land uses in the foothills and put them on a designated use of trails. What became more challenging as time went on was keeping the government agencies working well together. But people loved the initial trail system. It gained enough community support to encourage the idea that maybe we need some funds to acquire land. That resulted in the 2001 foothills levy, which was successful and created $10 million that’s still being used. 10 | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | BOISEweekly
We originally planned for 90 miles. Well, we’ve blown past that. We’re closing in on 190 miles of trails now. I can’t imagine Boise without the foothills network of trails we have today. What did people do before this? Interestingly, you would go for a walk or bike ride and just start riding these routes made by motorcycles, made by critters, made by mining access. You’d cross private land and maybe follow old water diversions from the military barracks, like the Crestline Trail. Many of us had just bought our first mountain bike and we were all exploring up here. If you came across another mountain biker, it was such a rare occurrence that you’d stop and chat—tell each other where you discovered. After you left the Ridge to Rivers job, when you looked back at the end of your 12 years, how did you feel? Oh, totally satisfied. We put something together that’s the envy of the country.
Are there other places that are at risk for development that you have your eye on? There are certain trails that are under temporary revocable agreements that we put together in the early ’90s, like Corrals Trail and Lower Hulls Gulch. All of those trails could potentially be at risk. I mean obviously Hulls Gulch is down in a gully, so there isn’t much of a chance of a house showing up there, but it’s private property and the owners can do what they’d like. Who are these private property owners that have control of this landscape that everybody hikes on? In some ways, these are the the real heroes in the story. Brad Little and the Little family, the Simplot family and the Grossman family are three of the biggest. They were the first to say, “Sure, we’ll enter into these trail agreements.” If that hadn’t happened, we’d still have this ad hoc trail network that may or may not have a “No Trespassing” sign on it. But they understand that it’s part of what makes Boise a cool place to live, work and raise a family. Land conservation and development are not always in direct conflict. Open space can frame where development should go and development can be a mechanism for teeing up conservation. What’s next for our trail system? Well, there was the open space bond last year that got 60-some percent of the votes, but it wasn’t enough to pass. Yet, clearly, we care about our foothills. There are some who think it’s time that the citizenry have an opportunity to vote again to create a pool of funds to acquire open spaces. It would be an open space levy for areas such as the Boise Foothills and the Boise River, for enhancement and land acquisition. It’s going to be up to the mayor and the city council, but they’re very supportive of open space. My sense is there’s enough chatter and energy around this that I would be surprised if mayor and council doesn’t take this up for the next month. It would add another another $10 million to open space, and I think it’s time. The old one is just about done. This’ll be for new things, new places. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
CALENDAR WEDNESDAY JUNE 10 Festivals & Events CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—3-7 p.m. FREE. Indian Creek Park, Caldwell, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com. SUN VALLEY MUSEUM OF HISTORY: HONORING IDAHO’S MILITARY PAST—The new exhibit honors past and present of Idahoans’ military service. TuesdaySaturday through the summer. 1-5 p.m. FREE-$5. Sun Valley Museum of History, 180 1st St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-8118, comlib.org/ museum.
On Stage BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE—Indy is back killing Nazis while obtaining a holy relic in the third and ﬁnal installment of the Indiana Jones trilogy. 7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net. ISF: THE TEMPEST—8 p.m. $12$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs, Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Workshops & Classes EDIBLE PLANTS IN THE FOOTHILLS—Join local naturalist and author Ray Vizgirdas as he shares his passion for teaching about wild edible, medicinal and useful plants in the Foothills. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, boiseenvironmentaleducation.org. FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS GENEALOGY SERIES—Learn how to ﬁnd ancestors nationwide and on the Web from Steve Barrett, a reference archivist at the State Archives. In the library’s Marion
Bingham Room. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org. IBG: PLANT PROPAGATION— Learn the principles of plant propagation using cuttings from IBG. You’ll experience the entire process, from making a proper cut to potting the rooted cutting led by IBG Horticulture Director Toby Mancini. Preregistration required. 7 p.m. $20-$25. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. JOB READINESS WORKSHOP— If you’re trying to ﬁnd a job or change careers, the Library at Collister invites you to attend this job-readiness workshop, presented by the Idaho Department of Labor. The workshop will help you prepare for today’s work force, with topics including preparation and honest feedback for resumes, cover letters and interviews. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995. SAVE YOUR STUFF—Do you have priceless family photos or memorabilia handed down through generations that you’re not sure how to care for? Learn how to properly store photos, documents and larger items like furniture, as well as how to digitize items. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Art CO-CREATION PROJECT—Through September. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 36TH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW— Through June 28. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Gallery, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-3049. ﬁnearts. boisestate.edu. LAURA MCPHEE: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY—Through June. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. The Community Library Ketchum, 415
Spruce Ave., Ketchum, 208-7263493, thecommunitylibrary.org.
MOVING PICTURES: EARLY ANIMATION AND ITS INFLUENCE— Through July 3. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491, sunvalleycenter.org.
SCANDALOUS GRACE—Take a fresh look at Jesus through the hidden treasures of the parables with Mike Tucker, speaker/director for Faith For Today, the oldest religious television broadcast in the world. Through June 12. 7:15-8:30 p.m. FREE. Gem State Adventist Academy, 16115 S. Montana Ave., Caldwell, 208-459-1627, facebook. com/idahocampmeeting.
ONE SQUARE MILE FINE ART SHOW—Through August. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at Finer Frames, 164 E. State St., Ste. B, Eagle, 208-888-9898, ﬁnerframes. com. RATS AT THE LIBRARY—Through June 23. 9:30 a.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrary.org. TVAA SPRING AWAKENING— Through July 17. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Public Radio, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-426-3663, treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org. WEATHER OR NOT—Through March 20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
Talks & Lectures BIOTECHNOLOGY: ITS ROLE IN IDAHO’S FUTURE—Entrepreneur and researcher Ed Penhoet will be the University of Idaho Boise Presidential Keynote speaker with his talk “The Value of Research in Economic Development. Biotechnology: Its role in Idaho’s Future.” 7:30-9 a.m. $20. Eighth and Main Tower, 800 W. Main St., Boise, 208364-4586, uidaho.edu/penhoet.
Odds & Ends BBP’S BIKE BUILDER GALLERY CALL FOR ENTRIES—On June 18, the Boise Bicycle Project will hold the Fifth Annual Bike Builder Gallery at 10 Barrel Brewing as part of the Pedal 4 The People Kickoff Party. The community bike show allows entrants to show off their rides in six categories: Daily Rider, Vintage, Cruiser, Heavy Hauler, Handbuilt and Freak Flag. Registration is on-site at 10 Barrel, beginning at 5 p.m., and includes one FREE soda or beer. $10. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-4296520, boisebicycleproject.org.
Animals & Pets 4-H CAT PROJECT—Learn about breeds, health, grooming and how to show your cat in the 4-H Cat Show at the Western Idaho Fair. Take your cat to the meetings along with a leash, “H” harness and carrier. For ages 6-18. Wednesdays through June 24. 6-7:30 p.m. $15. University of Idaho Ada County Extension Ofﬁce, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-287-5900, adacounty4h.blogspot.com.
Sports & Fitness TREASURE VALLEY ROLLER DERBY FRESH MEAT OPEN ENROLLMENT—Interested in playing roller derby? Check it out at the Treasure Valley Roller Derby’s new open enrollment session. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Eagle Skate Park, Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle, cityofeagle.org.
Food WINE WEDNESDAY WITH 3 HORSE RANCH VINEYARDS— Join Tucanos and 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards for a wine and dine event. Featuring savory churrasco with specially paired wines. Call for reservations. 6-8 p.m. $35.95. Tucanos Brazilian Grill, 1388 S.
Entertainment Ave., Boise, 208343-4300.
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THURSDAY JUNE 11 Festivals & Events BOGUS SIMPLOT LODGE SUMMER HOURS—Bogus Basin’s Simplot Lodge will be open for full food and beverage service, including an expanded menu at Bogus Creek Grill. Sunscreen, bike patch kits, energy bars and bike shuttle tickets also available for purchase. Thursdays, Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-3325100, bogusbasin.org. BOISE PRIDEFEST 2015—Celebrate all things LBGT at the annual Boise Pridefest, with daily activities culminating June 20 with the Pride rally, parade and afterparty. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. boisepridefest.com. BOISE ROCK SCHOOL ADULT NIGHT—Attendees form small “bands” and pair up with a rock school teacher. At 9 p.m., the bands perform one song in a mini “battle of the bands.” Open to any adult of any ability. 7:30 p.m. $10. Boise Rock School, 1404 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-5725055, boiserockschool.com.
On Stage COMEDIAN GABE DUNN—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. ISF: DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER—8 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. STAGE COACH: LAST CHANCE ROMANCE—7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
IBG: FIREWISE LANDSCAPE CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES— Learn ways to create a defensible space that reduces the risk of wildﬁre damage to your home. Participants will see plants to avoid as well as those that are more ﬁre resistant. Instructor: Brett Van Paepeghem, Idaho Firewise South Idaho project manager. Preregistration required; call or visit the website. 7 p.m. $12-$17. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Art CHRIS BINION: THE WAYS OF EMPTINESS—Thursdays through June 19. 3-8 p.m. FREE. Enso Artspace, 120 E. 38th St., Ste. 105, Garden City, 208-991-0117, ensoartspace.com. SVCA: MOVING PICTURES EVENING TOUR—Enjoy a glass of wine and a guided tour of Moving Pictures: Early Animation and Its Inﬂuence, which will be on view through July 3. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
Citizen BOISE AIDS WALK— Wear red to Boise’s inaugural AIDS Walk, which will support two local charities that assist with medication and food for those living with HIV/AIDS and other needs. The walk starts and ends at Flying M. Plus rafﬂe for a snowboard, $20 Chevron gift card, salon gift certiﬁcates, steak dinners and more. For more info, visit the Facebook page.6-9 p.m. $20-$25. Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3454320. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 9TH ANNUAL EVENING IN THE GARDEN—Enjoy a lovely evening in the FarWest Garden, with culinary
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CALENDAR fare provided by Cowgirls Catering, beer and wine by Tastings Wine Market and Amphora Wine Company, the musical stylings of James and Rochelle Barrett, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets available now at both ReStores, FarWest, the Habitat ofﬁce and at the door.6-9 p.m. $25. FarWest Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4000. hfhboise.org.
Kids & Teens TEEN MARTIAL ARTS—Learn ﬁghting and defensive moves from visiting martial arts experts. For ages 12-18. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, adalib.org.
Food CREATE COMMON GOOD JUNE SUPPERCLUB—Enjoy a magical evening full of purpose and won-
derful food. Chef Brent creates a unique, gourmet menu paired with local wine that is sure to wow. A CCG Job Training student shares their story at this event, showing you just how much you can impact someone’s life when you eat well and do good.6-9 p.m. $85. Create Common Good Kitchen, 2513 S. Federal Way, Ste. 104, Boise, 208258-6800, createcommongood. org/experience-ccg/supperclub.
FRIDAY JUNE 12 Festivals & Events 208 TATTOO FEST—208 Tattoo Fest is a huge art show celebrating the progression of tattoos, art and entertainment in Idaho. Featuring live tattoos with talented tattoo artists from across the nation, live tattoo contests and seminars, a history of tattoos display, with an entire weekend packed full of art exhibitions and entertainment.
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2-9 p.m. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, 208Tattoofest.com. BOISE PRIDEFEST 2015—Celebrate all things LBGT at the annual Boise Pridefest, with daily activities culminating June 20 with the Pride rally, parade and afterparty. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Through June 20. boisepridefest.com. CROOKED FENCE 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY—Help Crooked Fence celebrate three years of craft of brewing in the Treasure Valley. The evening will include live music by local rockers Marshall Poole and San Diego-based Johnny Cash cover band Cash’d Out. The Funky Taco and Archie’s Place will have their trucks onsite and Crooked Fence and Longdrop Cider Company will be pouring their customer favorites alongside the 3 Year White Rye IPA. 6-11 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3342844, crookedfencebrewing.com.
On Stage COMEDIAN RORY SCOVEL—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. COMIC CINEMA REMIX: ROBOCOP 2—What happens when the city of Detroit goes bankrupt and the police go on strike? Hilarious Motor City hijinks, that’s what. Join comedians Brett Badostain, Dylan Haas and special guest Jason Ward as they ignore the prime directive and blow the lid off Robocop 2. 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208424-8297. ISF: DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER—8 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. LIPSINC: BARELY LEGAL—Idaho’s ﬁrst professional female impersonation troupe celebrates its 18th birthday with the usual big produc-
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tion numbers and some unusual guest stars. Joining Victoria, Nikoa Mak and Martini will be Brenda Starr, Jade, Reba Mac Enwhat and Summer Douche’. These shows also kick off Pride Week, and a portion of each ticket will be donated to Boise Pride Fest. 8:30 p.m. $20. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-368-0405, lipsinc.net. PROJECT FLUX DANCE— Watch a structuredimprovisational dance performance by up-and-coming Boise dancers. June 12-13. 8 p.m. $18. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy Annex, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, projectﬂuxdance.com. STAGE COACH: LAST CHANCE ROMANCE—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stage coachtheatre.com.
Art MARIJN VAN KREIJ: TRACES— Through June 27. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through June 27. FREE. MING Studios, 420 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-949-4365. mingstudios.org/exhibitions.html.
Kids & Teens LINCOLN POOL INNER-TUBE WATER POLO—Hop in a provided inner-tube for a fun game of water polo. Children must be able to pass the swim test before participating. 5-5:45 p.m. FREE with pool admission. Lincoln Pool, 508 Davis Ave., Nampa, 208-465-2218, nampaparksandrecreation.org. LOCK-IN FOR KIDS—Stay locked in at the Nampa Rec Center all night. Kids will enjoy movies, swimming, games and a pizza party, sponsored by Domino’s. A male and female supervisor will be with the children all night. Children should take a sleeping bag, swim suit, towel and clothes to sleep in. For
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Don’t forget to take your medicine.
It’s a movement.
208 TATTOO FEST
COMEDIAN RORY SCOVEL
PROJECT FLUX DANCE 2015
You don’t need to have a tattoo to enjoy the 208 Tattoo Fest, which is three days full of inky art and entertainment. See live variety shows, fashion shows, ﬂag poi, pole dancing, aerial yoga, music, burlesque, comedy, belly dancing, painting and performances by 208 Fest host Tana the Tattooed Lady, creator of YogaTease, “where burlesque meets yoga in a sexy new workout.” View work by more than 100 artists, check out seminars and tattoo contests in which both artist and canvas win prizes (and proceeds beneﬁt the Idaho Meth Project). Whether you’re covered in ink, have a few discrete pieces, are thinking about inking or happy to admire from afar, you probably needle to make plans now to attend. Friday, June 12, 2-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15-$35Expo Idaho 5610 Glenwood St., 208-287-5650, 208tattoofest.com.
Political satirist Will Durst said “Comedy is deﬁance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.” South Carolina-born comic and writer Rory Scovel is a master of creeping hope. Over the past few years he has landed on Hufﬁngton Post’s “Guide to New Comedy Albums 2011,” Variety Magazine’s “10 Comics to Watch 2012” and in spots on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Nerdist. The bearded, affable-looking comedian will also appear in TruTV’s ﬁrst scripted comedy, Those Who Can’t, scheduled to air in 2016. If you need a remedy for fear, anxiety or anything else that ails you, remember: Laughter is the best medicine and Dr. Rory Scovel will happily write you a prescription. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 12-13, 8 p.m. June 14, $20. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Organizers of Project Flux Dance 2015 describe the event as a cumulation of the startup dance company’s “most inﬂuential works of 2015.” Project Flux has come a long way since being founded by Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill in 2013—it now performs regularly at Ming Studios and the Esther Simplot Performing Arts complex—and the company shows no signs of slowing down. At Project Flux Dance 2015, attendees will see familiar but powerful works like “You Are Not Enough” and new material by Sakolsky-Basquill and dancer Jason Hartley. Its stable of artists has also expanded to include dancers Adrienne Kerr, Jessica Sulikowski, Jem Wierenga, Hunter Brewer, Mikayla Elliott, Barry Gans, Selby Jenkins, Isabel Machado, Paige Russell and Evan Stevens. 8 p.m. $18. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Annex Theater, 501 S. Eighth St., projectﬂux.com.
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CALENDAR ages 6-12. 7 p.m. $20-$25. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
Odds & Ends ADA VISION ANNUAL SUNGLASS SALE—Check out all the great deals on sunglasses by Escada, Police, Choppard, Kaenon, Smith, Nike, Maui Jim, Dragon, CK, Nautica and many more. Plus food, giveaways including free sunglasses, exams and contact lens ﬁttings. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Ada Vision Center, 1926 W. State St., Boise, 208-336-2020, adavisioncenter.com.
morning Observation Adventure is the bird edition, while the afternoon Observation Adventure is the bug edition. 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. FREE. Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, 208-467-9278, fws.gov.
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Animals & Pets
208 TATTOO FEST—11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, 208Tattoofest. com.
DEER FLAT BIOBLITZ OBSERVATION ADVENTURES—Be a wildlife detective while participating in the refuge’s BioBlitz 24-hour rapid survey of all life at the refuge. Binoculars and identiﬁcation guides available to borrow. The
BOISE CONTRA DANCE SOCIETY JUNE DANCE—Join the BCDS for this special dance and potluck supper, featuring guest caller Professor Erik Erhardt of Albuquerque, N.M., and guest band Finistère (David Combs and Kristi Austin) from Idaho Falls. Supper kicks off the
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evening, followed by new dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m., and dancing at 8 p.m. Smoke- and alcohol-free. Go on your own or with a partner. 6:30-10 p.m. $4-$8. Broadway Dance and Event Center, 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise. 208-722-7808, dances.org/ID/BCDS. BOISE FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove, Boise, 208-345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com. BOISE PRIDEFEST 2015—Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Through June 20. boisepridefest.com. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET— 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-3499, seeyouatthemarket.com. IDAHO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETING—10 a.m. FREE. Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum, 208-721-1798, idahonativeplants.org. NAMPA FARMERS’ MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Lloyd Square, Intersection of 14th and Front streets, Nampa. The Olympic Grand Opening—Check out the newly remodeled music venue and event center located above Mulligans. There’ll be live music, beer and spirits. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. The Olympic Venue, 1009 Main St., Boise, 208-342-0176, theolympicvenue.com. STAGE STOP MARKET—10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208-3431367, boisestagestop.org. WALKABOUT BOISE DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR—11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10. Basque Block, Grove Street between Capitol Boulevard and Sixth Street, Boise, 208-4245111, preservationidaho.org/ walkaboutboise.
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SAVOR IDAHO To savor something is to taste it and enjoy it completely. To Savor Idaho is to spend the afternoon at Idaho Botanical Garden enjoying the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission’s premier food and wine event. In the exquisite garden setting, nearly 1,000 people will wander amid a selection of wineries and eateries from across Idaho who will bring samples of the best they have to offer. Nearly 30 wineries large and small like Cinder, Frenchman’s Gulch, Koenig, Pend d’Oreille, Syringa and Zhoo Zhoo join a dozen restaurants like Angell’s and Tucanos Brazilian Grill, food purveyors like City Peanut Shop and Zeppole Baking Co. and food and wine vendors to create an event that has become one of the most anticipated of the year. 2-6 p.m. SOLD OUT. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649, idahowines.org. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
COMEDIAN RORY SCOVEL— 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com. ISF: THE TEMPEST—8 p.m. $12$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. LIPSINC: BARELY LEGAL—8:30 p.m. $20. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208368-0405, lipsinc.net. MERIDIAN SYMPHONY CONCERT IN THE PARK—Take a picnic and enjoy the Meridian Symphony’s FREE outdoor concert in the Kleiner Park amphitheater. Part of Meridian’s annual Gene Kleiner Day, the ﬁnal concert of the 25th anniversary season will feature some of the orchestra’s greatest hits. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900
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CALENDAR N. Records Ave., near Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road, Meridian, meridiansymphony.org. PROJECT FLUX DANCE—8 p.m. $18. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy Annex, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, projectﬂuxdance.com. STAGE COACH: LAST CHANCE ROMANCE—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. STARBELLY DANCERS—1-3 p.m. FREE. Boise International Market, 5823 W. Franklin Road, Boise. boiseinternationalmarket.com/ events. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED: REBECCA SCOTT—Don’t miss the third of six shows in which the featured artist picks other musicians to cover one of their songs and a local nonproﬁt to beneﬁt from the proceeds. 8:30 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208424-8297, visualartscollective. com/events.html.
Workshops & Classes ANIMAL TOTEMS WORKSHOP WITH ARVEL BIRD—Join Arvel Bird to learn about the nine Power Animal Tradition. He uses current interpretations of Spirit or Totem animal medicine to give inspiration, guidance and answers to those who journey, why they’re here and what fears they need to overcome to heal themselves and advance their soul’s evolution. At the Old Timers Shelter. 5-7 p.m. $15. Ann Morrison Park, 1000 N Americana Boulevard, Boise, animaltotemsworkshop.eventbrite.com.
style of Sigmund Ringeck and Johannes Liechtenauer. Suitable for all ages. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844076, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Sports & Fitness 24TH ANNUAL SAWTOOTH RELAY—The 62-mile relay for runners and walkers begins in Stanley and ﬁnishes in Ketchum. The nonproﬁt funds research to ﬁnd, treat and cure polycystic kidney disease. sawtoothrelay.com. ANNUAL MIKE OHGE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT—This Community Ambassador Event beneﬁts the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $65. Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle, 208-939-0402, purplecure. org. BOGUS BIKE SHUTTLE—Beginning June 13, a bike shuttle will run from Simplot Lodge to Pioneer Lodge Saturdays and Sundays. Buy tickets at the Simplot Lodge. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 6. $10 single ride, $25 day pass. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5100, bogusbasin.org.
MASTER LEE’S OPEN HOUSE CARNIVAL AND FUNDRAISER— Enjoy fun for the entire family at Master Lee’s Taekwondo School’s annual Open House, which will beneﬁt St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE, with donation opportunities. Master Lee’s Tae Kwon Do School, 4552 N. Eagle Road, Boise, 208-938-3000, idahotaekwondo.com.
Kids & Teens AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER TRAINING—In this one-day class, you’ll learn information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents and guardians. Course includes handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and CD with activities and support resources. Participants will receive a Red Cross Babysitter Training Certiﬁcation card. Take a sack lunch. For ages 11-15. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $45$50. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org. CAVING—Nampa Rec Center and Gem State Grotto volunteers will spend hours underground exploring some of Idaho’s most fantastic caves. Participants will need to be comfortable with crawling, walking
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Art JANYRAE SEDA—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-3453499, facebook.com/jany.seda.
Literature REDISCOVERED BOOKS BRAIN FOOD BOOK DRIVE—Join Rediscovered Books for a weeklong book drive sponsored by the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. All books, or “brain food,” donated will be placed in free libraries at soup kitchens all around the Treasure Valley. June 13-20. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229.
Talks & Lectures HISTORICAL EUROPEAN SWORDSMANSHIP—Presenter Ben Smith, historian and instructor of historical European martial arts, will demonstrate the longsword
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CALENDAR on uneven surfaces and have adequate gear. Transportation, guided tour and snacks included. Take your own lunch and gear (list available upon registration). For ages 12-16. Depart and return: Nampa Rec Center. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $20. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org. LAKEVIEW WATER PARK NOODLE MANIA—Play and ﬂoat as foam ﬂoatable noodles are tossed into the pool. 1-4:45 p.m. FREE with pool admission. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard at 16th Avenue North, Nampa. 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
Food CROSSINGS SUMMER SOLSTICE WINEMAKER’S DINNER—Hosted by Crossings winemaker Neil Glancey, these one-of-a-kind culinary events feature six delicious courses specially paired with six complementary wines. Winetails, cocktails and live music will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner in the barrel room will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call for pricing info and reserva-
tions. 5:30 p.m. Crossings Winery, 1289 W. Madison Ave., Glenns Ferry, 208-366-2313, crossingswinery.com/dine/winemakers-dinners. ICL MEET ME AT THE MARKET— Idaho Conservation League is connecting the conservation community with local growers, farmers and vendors. Gather at the red info booth at the the Boise Farmers Market. Each month you’ll be greeted by a different vendor or producer who will give you a market tour and highlights of their business. Who’s your farmer? By the end of the summer, you will know. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove, Boise, 208-3459287, idahoconservation.org. PIGAPALOOZA—Enjoy samples of barbecue from numerous vendors, participate in contests and help determine the best barbecue in Idaho. There’ll be live entertainment, a craft beer garden featuring PostModern Brewers, and lots of fun and games. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Grind Modern Burger, 705 W. Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-0944, grindmodernburger.com.
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SUNDAY JUNE 14 Festivals & Events 208 TATTOO FEST—11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, 208Tattoofest. com. BOISE PRIDEFEST 2015—Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Through June 20. boisepridefest.com. STAGE STOP MARKET—10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208-3431367, boisestagestop.org.
On Stage COMEDIAN RORY SCOVEL—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. ISF: THE TEMPEST—7 p.m. $12$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.
MARCINE ‘NIYAWHENSIE’ QUENZER-KING STORY TELLING, PAINTINGS AND BOOK SIGNING—Meet and greet Marcine “Niyawhensie” Quenzer-King, the author and illustrator of Spirit Winds of Peace and Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma associate artist. You’ll see the paintings and hear the stories from the oral traditions of the Haudenosaunee. Plus a book signing, drumming and a drum making presentation by Dennis Pattee, and wine tasting by Proletariat Wine Company. Call for reservations. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Kind Cuisine Cafe, 4628 W. State St., Boise, 208-367-9000, marcinequenzer.com.
Sports & Fitness BOISE WIDE OPEN MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT—Enjoy miniature golf at 10 downtown Boise bars, with each hole custom made by a different brewery to challenge your putting skills and taste buds. Sign up at Old Chicago. 11:30 a.m. $10. Old Chicago Pizza Downtown, 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, oldchicago.com.
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TREASURE VALLEY ROLLER DERBY FRESH MEAT OPEN ENROLLMENT—9-11 a.m. FREE. Eagle Skate Park, Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle, cityofeagle.org.
Food GIRLS PINT OUT BRUNCH AND BREWERY TOUR—Start at PreFunk Beer Bar for their Sunday Brunch, then walk to Woodland Empire Ale Craft to further enjoy craft beer
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CALENDAR and take a guided tour of their brewery. (Food and drink available for purchase.) 11:30 a.m. FREE. PreFunk Beer Bar and Growler Fill Station, 1100 Front St., Boise, 208331-3865. SAVOR IDAHO—Savor the best Idaho has to offer in wine and food at the state’s premier wine and food event. 2-6 p.m. $50. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahowines.org.
MONDAY JUNE 15 Festivals & Events BOISE PRIDEFEST 2015—Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Through June 20. boisepridefest.com.
On Stage SUBTERRANEAN COMEDY—Yuk it up with some of Boise’s funniest comics. 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement, 109 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-2505, tomgraineys.com.
Workshops & Classes AUTHOR ANTHONY MARRA: THE ART AND CRAFT OF FICTION— Don’t miss your chance to learn about writing ﬁction from New York Times best-selling author Anthony Marra in this ﬁve-day workshop. Participants are asked to submit a short story or novel excerpt (20 pages maximum) before the class. For more info and to register, call or visit the website. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $350-$400. Sun Valley Center for the Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-7269491, sunvalleycenter.org.
IDAHO ANNE FRANK HUMAN RIGHTS MEMORIAL TOURS—Enjoy 45-minute docent-led public tours of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. 12:15-1 p.m. FREE. Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, 777 S. Eighth St., Boise. 208-345-0304.
On Stage ISF: THE TEMPEST—8 p.m. $12$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.
Workshops & Classes IBG: HORSE PASTURE MANAGEMENT—Learn how you can make your pastures more productive and control weeds with a least toxic approach. Instructor: Alayne Bickle, creator/director, Horses For Clean Water. 7 p.m. $12-$17. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Art THE LANGUAGE OF COLOR— Check out this interactive exhibition featuring Surel’s Place artist in residence Hugh Merrill in collaboration with Janet Kaufman, co-author of The Grump Meter. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City, 206-407-7529, surelsplace.org.
Literature JANE FREUND BOOK SIGNING— Author Jane Freund will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Fascinated by Forgiveness: A Practical Guide for Forgiving and Being Forgiven. All of Freund’s books will be available for sale and she will be signing her books as well. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Moxie Java and More-Five Mile, 10650 Overland Road, Boise, 208-323-5578.
Kids & Teens UNDERSTANDING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE—Learn how scholarships for college work and how to prepare for applying and qualifying for them from Rebecca M. Carroll of the Coaching Educator. For ninth-11th-grade students and parents. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Boise TechMall, 1550 S. Cloverdale Road, Boise, 208-277-8310, thecoachingeducator.com.
Animals & Pets HERO ANIMALS—Animals can be heroes, too. Meet special guest animals and hear their stories about working in search-and-rescue, law enforcement and health care. For all ages.2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, adalib.org.
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Kids & Teens UNITED WAY CHILDREN’S BOOK DRIVE KICKOFF EVENT—Join the fun with guest readers at the top of each hour, including a policeman and a ﬁreﬁghter. Activities include FREE bookmark craft project and face painting. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. FREE. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1315 N. Milwaukee, Boise, 208-375-4454, unitedwaytv.org/ united-way-childrens-book-drive.
TUESDAY JUNE 16 Festivals & Events BOISE PRIDEFEST 2015—Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Through June 20. boisepridefest.com. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail email@example.com
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NOISE BEING THERE Local musician Andy Byron sets off on The Journey BEN SCHULTZ Between his day jobs and his family life, Andy Byron had almost left songwriting behind after the mid-’80s. It wasn’t until his oldest daughter’s bat mitzvah that he got the chance to pick up his pen again. “Typically, the kids will give a speech when they’re done reading their Torah portion that they learned,” Byron said, “and then the parents come up and give a speech about how wonderful and brilliant their child is.” Byron didn’t want to make a speech, he recalled, so his ex-wife, Nancy, said, “Well, why don’t you just write her a song?” Byron loved the idea and followed her advice. He also wrote songs for his other two daughters’ bat mitzvahs. Then in 2006, his old musician friend Bill Roser invited him to make a demo at a mutual friend’s recording studio near Grand Junction, Colo. “And that started the whole process,” Byron said. “We just went down to demo those three By the mid-’80s Andy Byron had stopped songwriting, but he returned in a big way in 2006. With his songs at an old music buddy’s house in Colorado second album release in May 2015, he’s back for good. for a long weekend, and it turned into a whole CD project.” That CD, Somewhere Or Nowhere (2007), and I’ve loved that song forever,” he said. “It tied and put the finances together.” helped lead him back to performing. Over the Byron credited his ability to make The Journey back to where I grew up, too.” past few years, the Boise-based musician has Byron’s musical career began in California opened for such country stars as Randy Travis and to his fans, who donated more than $20,000 to in the 1970s. While living in L.A., he would a Kickstarter campaign for the album. Looking George Jones. Byron became a promoter as well, perform and watch artists like Stewart, Gordon back, the time gap between albums doesn’t seem launching his Americana Music Series in 2013 Lightfoot and Carole King at The Troubadour. so big to Byron. at the Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room. PerformHe moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1973 to attend “It took me 52 years to get the first one out,” ers who have played the series include Karla college but didn’t stay there for long: He moved he said. “So I figure if it only took another seven Bonoff, whose songs have been covered by Linda years to get the second one out, I’m way ahead of down to Austin, Tex., after growing enamored of Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna Judd; and the work of songwriter Michael Martin Murphey. the game.” bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, who has played Murphey, whom Byron met and befriended In a way, Byron’s joke hints with Bill Monroe and Jerry AMERICANA MUSIC SERIES in 2005, provided the impetus for the Americana at one of The Journey’s biggest Garcia, among many others. americanamusicseries.net Music Series. It started with Byron booking two pleasures. Taken as a whole, the Byron released his own secnights for Murphey at the Sapphire Room, both album exudes the warmth and ond album, The Journey (2015), of which sold out. on May 8. Produced in Nashville, Tenn., by Rick calm of someone who has learned from hard “He and I were sitting at 10 Barrel the next experience what matters most in his life. The title Chudacoff—whose credits include albums by day after it was all over having lunch,” Byron said. song (co-written by Byron and Bill Roser) tells Smokey Robinson and Steve Goodman—the the story of a rodeo rider who comes to regret his “And he said, ‘You need to start a music series at record features impeccably crafted country tunes footloose ways as he gets older. “What Is It About that venue.’” and clever, mature lyrics. The Journey drew praise Upcoming Americana Music Series shows You” and “And to Think I Don’t Drink Anymore” from The Kingston Trio’s Bob Shane, who called include a tribute to John Denver featuring Chris celebrate long-term relationships that endure “Don’t You Let It Rain,” the album’s opening Collins and Boulder Canyon on Sunday, June 28 and evolve. Even songs like “It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s track, “one of my all-time favorite songs.” Over” and “What Are You Thinking Right Now,” and up-and-coming bluegrass group The Barefoot According to Byron, a variety of factors which depict couples on the verge of breaking up, Movement on Monday, Aug 6. As for his own prevented him from making another album for music, Byron hopes to get some licensing deals or radiate tenderness and affection. so long. sell his songs to other country artists. He probably The album’s final track, a cover of “California “I was working,” he said. “And I went through won’t tour, but he’s fine with that. Bloodlines” by The Kingston Trio’s John Stewart, a divorce. And the economy changed. You name As he sings on the new album, “The pleasure holds special significance for Byron. it—from 2008 on, all kinds of hell broke loose. of the journey just ain’t like being there.” “It was a song I’d played for years and years, So I just had not had the opportunity to sit down BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY JUNE 10
STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio
THE VERTIGO—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
THURSDAY JUNE 11
FRIDAY JUNE 12
BRANDON PRITCHETT—8 p.m. FREE. Reef
BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
THE 504 PLAN BAND—8:30 p.m. FREE. Cylos
NEW TRANSIT—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio
BROOKE FAULK—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
BLAZE AND KELLY—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
BILL COURTIAL AND CURT GONION—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
ORGONE—With Lounge on Fire. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux
THE CAVE SINGERS—With Andrew Sheppard. 7 p.m. $12. Neurolux
BROKEN WATER—7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
BREAD & CIRCUS—9 p.m. FREE. Mountain Village Resort, Stanley
PATRICK RICE—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
EIN ESCH—With Ghostfeeder. 8 p.m. $12. Crazy Horse
CHICKEN DINNER ROAD—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
DOUGLAS CAMERON—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
GINA JONES—7 p.m. FREE. Cylos
FORREST DAY—With Marv Ellis and WE Tribe and Whiskey Blanket. 9:30 p.m. $10. Reef
ALIVE AFTER FIVE: HOLLOW WOOD—5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza
HOLLOW WOOD, JUNE 10, GROVE PLAZA There’s a bit o’ the Irish lilt to Adam Stip’s vocals—akin to the vulnerable warble of Bright Eyes-era Conor Oberst—but when the Hollow Wood frontman belts it out, his tremolo turns into a throaty roar. Hollow Wood performances traverses a broad stylistic landscape, from contemplative, dreamy shoegazers to anthems ﬁlled with shouts, claps, chants and cymbal-cracking percussion. The six-member four-piece band told Boise Weekly in 2013 that its sound taps into “that folk-kind of vein,” but, Stip added, “I think it’s a lot more intense. We try to be as powerful as we can. We kinda yell a lot I guess.” Hollow Wood will bring its homegrown brand of “earnest and truthful music” to Alive After Five on June 10. In its epic nine-minute roof-raiser “Little Bird,” Hollow Wood sings, “It’s half-past 9 and still God has not shown.” We can’t speak for the Big Guy, but we’ll be sure to show no later than half-past 5. —Zach Hagadone 5 p.m., FREE. 900 W. Grove St., downtownboise.org.
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HALESTORM—7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Revolution MIKE CRAMER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel MIKE D.—With Jimmy Sinn and Fernando. 9 p.m. $5. The Shredder NAOMI PSALM—3 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio PILLOW TALK—With Sinai Vessel. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage SHON SANDERS—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN—6 p.m. FREE. Crooked Flats JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JIM PERCY—7 p.m. FREE. ShangriLa SEAN HATTON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio SISTA OTIS—9 p.m. FREE. Reef SONS OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HYBRID SHEEP ORGANIZER—7:30 p.m. FREE. The District JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s MIKE CRAMER—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 NANCY KELLEY AND WENDY MATSON—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio
THE PROPHETS OF ADDICTION—8:30 p.m. $5. The Crux RAMSHACKLE GLORY—With Twat Trap and Rollersnakes. 5 p.m. $7. The Crux ROB HARDING—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio SHOT GLASS—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s
SATURDAY JUNE 13
JOHNNY SHOES AND THE RHYTHM RANGERS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill-Cole
ANDY BYRON AND THE LOST RIVER BAND—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
LARKSPUR—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill
BLAZE AND KELLY—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s
MUSIC GUIDE BREAD & CIRCUS—9 p.m. FREE. Mountain Village Resort, Stanley CHUCK SMITH TRIO WITH NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CYMRY—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La DCTV—8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage DJ FOOSE—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement EMILY TIPTON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill
LARVA—8 p.m. $12. Crazy Horse NOCTURNUM LIVE INDUSTRIAL DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid PATRICIA FOLKNER—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
GOVINDA—10 p.m. $10. Reef HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Brewing-Fairview INNOCENT MAN—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio THE INVADERS—2 p.m. FREE. Artistblue JOEL KASSERMAN AND THE ELEMENTS—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES—10 p.m. $5. Tom Grainey’s
TUESDAY JUNE 16 ARSIS—With Krystos and Mortal Ashes. 8 p.m. $10. The Shredder
MONDAY JUNE 15
CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
THE CHOIR—7 p.m. $11 adv., $17 door. Nampa Civic Center
JAMES COBERLY SMITH AND LEANNE TOWN—6 p.m. FREE. Edwards Greenhouses
ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
SCOTT KNICKERBOCKER—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
CHUCK SMITH AND NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEN HARRIS AND CARMEL CROCK—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
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INGRID MICHAELSON, JUNE 15, KNITTING FACTORY In a recent edition of Boise Weekly, (BW, Citizen, Ingrid Michaelson, June 3, 2015), Ingrid Michaelson said performing in Boise is “a bit like a homecoming” because she ﬁnds appreciation and comfort playing for a Boise audience. The singer-songwriter’s debut album was released in 2005, but her songs truly found a voice when they were played during episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, including a season ﬁnale. Michaelson said she “could see the difference in how many people were coming to my shows and in my record sales. That was a huge transition for me.” That translated to more prominent venues, including a recent return appearance on the Today Show. Though potentially millions of people could have been watching, Michaelson wasn’t rattled. “It’s very, very, very early. You’re so tired and it’s live, so you have this manic energy, and it’s such a big show,” Michaelson said. “It’s pretty exciting, and it goes by so quickly. And when it’s over, you go home and eat a bagel.” —Amy Atkins With Jukebox the Ghost and Greg Holden. 8 p.m., $30-$65. The Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory. com. BOISEweekly | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | 19
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Members of the public weighed in on Boise’s downtown parks at an open house on June 4.
PLANNERS TALK URBAN PARKS Picture a park the size of a parking space. That’s just one of several ideas the Boise Department of Parks and Recreation and the Planning and Development Services Department want to introduce to Boise’s downtown. More than 8,000 people live in Boise’s downtown, with another 1,000 housing units expected by 2020. Add that to the 30,000 people who work downtown, and city planner Leon Leston feels like there’s good momentum to give the downtown area more open spaces. “This project supports the downtown energy that’s been growing over the past few years,” Leston told Boise Weekly. He said besides tiny parklets, ideas include plazas, active alleyways and spaces like Seattle’s Pioneer Square. On June 4, Leston heard from the public on how Boise’s park system could be improved and expanded. He and his colleagues set up an open house at Berryhill and Co.’s outdoor plaza and asked citizens for comments and suggestions. “The beginning of this process is ﬁnding out what people think of the spaces we already have,” Leston said. “From there, we can start to break down these ideas and move forward with the conversation.” The open house featured a map of downtown parks and open spaces with red, yellow and green push pins. If members of the public were happy with the park, they marked it with a green push pin. If they thought the park needs work, they’d use yellow. If they didn’t like it, they would use red. Only a handful of red push pins stuck out in an expanse of green and yellow. On another board, passersby wrote suggestions on Post-It notes: They called for public restrooms and drinking fountains, dog parks, access for the disabled, more wayﬁnding signs and less concrete. Marcus Orton, the director for Safe Routes to School, stopped by the open house to take stock of the city’s parks and plans. “I think [the city] needs a little feedback as to where it should put its effort, money and focus towards building up certain areas,” he said. “We can explore what little pockets we can build up in the next ﬁve or ten years.” Leston expects a ﬁnal plan for Boise’s downtown parks is a year away. —Jessica Murri 20 | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | BOISEweekly
Introducing (L-R): The world’s largest rodent, the capybara; the nine-banded armadillo; and the Inca tern, all new residents of Zoo Boise’s South America exhibit.
ZOO BOISE WELCOMES GIANT RODENTS, ARMADILLOS, EXOTIC BIRDS New South America exhibit opens Sunday, June 14 JESSICA MURRI Zoo Boise is now home to a rodent so tall it can lick a zookeepers’ knees. Three rodents, actually. The trio of 1-year-old capybaras, which will grow to be 125 pounds each, arrived at Zoo Boise a few weeks ago and will be ready to meet the public on Zoo Daze, set for Sunday, June 14. The capybaras are only one element of Zoo Boise’s new South America exhibit, which also features mustached Inca tern seabirds, a small flock of blue-gray tanagers, red-capped cardinals and three new armadillos. Zoo staff has worked hard to get the exhibit open by Zoo Daze. “We’ve remodeled the penguin exhibit, moved the coatis over into a huge new home and got five new South American species,” said Zoo Boise spokeswoman Liz Littman. “It’s amazing, I don’t think the public knows how many moving parts there are to getting new animals.” The penguin pool house underwent a paint job that added a vivid mural of mountains to the backdrop. A new enclosure was built for the coatis—South America’s equivalent to the raccoon—full of sticks and branches for the critters to climb. The zoo collaborated with Boise State University Theatre Arts Department to decorate the walking paths and exhibits with Aztec-themed art and brightly colored paint. Painting the penguin exhibit wasn’t exactly easy during the birds’ nesting season. While sitting on their eggs, penguins become defensive and aggressive, and didn’t trust the strangers armed with paint brushes. “We had to block the penguins from the back beach so they wouldn’t get into the paint or come up to the painters,” said Zoo Boise Curator Lindsay Ruffner. “We put up a board and our tallest
penguin, Jimmy, spent the whole time with his head peering over the board. I noticed there was a foot of the wall towards Jimmy that hadn’t been painted yet. I think the painters were scared.” Finding armadillos also posed a challenge. “Steve [Burns, Zoo Boise director] literally said to me, ‘Call every state from Texas to Florida,’” Ruffner said. “So I contacted every AZA-accredited zoo and said I was looking for nine-banded armadillos—obviously we don’t have them in Idaho.” She said most zoos only had one or two and weren’t willing to part with them. She called rehabilitation centers, looking for injured or orphaned armadillos. Nothing. Finally, she got in touch with Arkansas Fish and Game, which put her in touch with a professor from the University of the Ozarks. He has a permit to trap and study armadillos amd agreed to sell Zoo Boise three of them. According to Littman, “It’s rare for zoos to take animals trapped from the wild.” They introduced the male armadillo to his new exhibit at the end of May and watched how he used it. He developed the unfortunate habit of burrowing in the corners. Ruffner wants him to be visible to the public, so she blocked off the corners and had a nest box built for him. His two female companions will join him after a month-long quarantine period. He’s not alone in his exhibit, though. Overhead, a handful of blue-gray tanagers and red-capped cardinals fly from perch to perch. Littman said this is a shift in the way Zoo Boise designs exhibits. Now the goal is to create more multi-species exhibits when possible. While the coatis will be on their own in their upgraded
home, the penguins will share their pool area with the Inca terns. Littman expects that the terns will fly around the top, occupying the airspace of the exhibit, while the penguins will stick to the ground. Both birds will play in the water. The world’s largest rodents will share their space with the world’s second largest rodents— the much-smaller Patagonian cavies. Because they’re both docile species, introducing the new roommates should be pretty simple, Ruffner said. “We’ll put the cavies in first, then introduce the capybaras 24 or 48 hours later,” she said. “Then it will really just be about doing observations and making adjustments as we need to. Staff will be available to intervene if they need to break up a fight, but that probably won’t take more than walking into the exhibit or making a little noise.” Zoo Boise received the capybaras as a donation from the San Diego Zoo and, since then, the zookeepers have been carefully observing them and getting to know the animals. “The staff really needs to spend time to get to know these guys,” Ruffner said. “They learn what the animals can and can’t tolerate, what you can and can’t do around them. The most challenging part of this was getting so many new species at once.” When the capybaras make their debut on June 14, the public will get a chance to name them through a raffle drawing. Zoo Daze is Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and includes face painting, games, photo-ops with the zoo’s special characters and other events throughout the day. The walk-through butterfly exhibit is open now through Labor Day as well. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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The North Fork Championship pits kayakers against the North Fork of the Payette River. The races kick off with the Melt Awards at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, June 11.
THE ART OF WHITEWATER Melt Awards feature kayak film and photos JESSICA MURRI To get the perfect shot, John Webster and his friends parked their car on a road near the backside of Brundage Mountain Resort. On May 23, they paddled their kayaks a mile across the lake, camped overnight, carried their kayaks and gear four miles on another road, then bushwhacked down a mountainside with no trail and roped their kayaks down a cliff. They arrived at their goal: a 50-foot waterfall on Hard Creek. All that for about 15 seconds of kayaking. Webster snapped the perfect picture of local paddler Seth Stoenner launching off the waterfall. They returned to the car exactly 24 hours later. Webster’s photo will be one of eight displayed at this year’s Melt Awards, a kayak film and photography festival held at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. “The beautiful thing about the Melt Awards is, you’re talking to people you really look up to,” Webster said. “Then a lot of people come up to you and tell you they look up to your work. It’s kind of surreal.” The Melt Awards showcases 16 photographs and films made by producers around the world. The festival kicks off the fourth annual North Fork Championship, a kayak race down the North Fork of the Payette River June 11-13. Webster started shooting the race two years ago. Since then his photographs have appeared in Kayak Session Magazine, Rapid Magazine, and Canoe and Kayak Magazine’s website. His work has also been published in Boise Weekly and one of his photos graces cases of Payette Brewing’s North Fork Lager. “I love displaying Idaho, showing it off,” Webster said. “It’s a state I have a lot of feelings for.” Webster is also a kayaker, which gives him a competitive edge when it comes to photoBOISE WEEKLY.COM
graphing the sport. He can better predict how a paddler will navigate a rapid and get a better shot based on his own understanding of the river. “As soon as you get the motion and the lines and what the person is experiencing, it’s so advantageous,” he said. While Webster’s photo showcases kayakers in Idaho’s backcountry, Fred Norquist and Evan Garcia film kayakers all over the world for their production company, Substantial Media House. They’ve filmed—and paddled with—some of the best kayakers in the world, traveling to Norway, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Mexico and Peru. Their 30-minute episodes are captivating regardless of whether audience members are kayakers. The footage is high quality with lots of slow-motion edits to show viewers the power of the river. They use aerial shots and drones, coupled with GoPro point-of-view footage, to capture paddlers navigating rapids that have to be seen to be believed. He said the films help people who have never held a paddle experience the extreme lifestyle. “A huge part of [producing kayak films] is incorporating the lifestyle,” Norquist said. “Everyone wants to live a life of travel and adventure.” Norquist’s own lifestyle revolves around producing his films. He wakes up at 8 a.m., edits all day, goes to bed around 2 a.m., then does it again the next day—for weeks until the video is done. The Melt Awards reach beyond hardcore kayakers. The cinematography is as impressive as the rivers they run. Like a miniature, tailored Banff Mountain Film Festival, the energy is high and the audience leaves inspired. At the end of the night, viewers can vote on their favorite films and photographs. (P.S. Float season on the Boise River starts Friday, June 12.)
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Prospero pondering in ISF’s The Tempest.
ISF’S MILD TEMPEST The Tempest is among Shakespeare’s most popular and unusual plays. It features daring and nuanced characters, humor and the opportunity for enterprising stage designers to go all out with special effects. The mystery is why Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production, which opened June 6, was uneven. The Tempest, written in 1610 or 1611, is the story of sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan Prospero (David Anthony Smith) and his daughter Miranda (Katie Willmorth) as they escape an enchanted island. Prospero’s plan, aided by the spirit Ariel (Ryan David O’Byrne) and unwilling mooncalf Caliban (J. Todd Adams), is to shipwreck Neapolitan King Alonso (Dougfred Miller) and his entourage, which so happens to include Prospero’s brother and usurping Milanese Duke Antonio (Jonathan Dyrud); wow them with lots of magic; reveal himself as the legitimate duke; un-sink their ship; and hitch a ride home. Prospero has more interest in his books than statecraft, but 12 years on an enchanted desert island have made him a tin-pot dictator. This shows in his treatment of everyone around him, but Smith captures little of the character’s fussiness as a man or his grandeur as a magician. Playing the impish Caliban requires similar range: The son of the cruel North African witch Sycorax, he’s both the bitter, deposed heir to the enchanted island and a buffoonish drunk. Costume designer Kim Krumm Sorenson’s concept for the character— modeling him visually after Brandon Lee in The Crow with long, greasy hair and splotched, white body paint—was inspired. Visually, the play shines. A cage erected center stage shimmers with reﬂective material during supernatural scenes. When Ariel mesmerizes Alonso and his attendants, he calls on a troupe of sprites so decked out in what appears to be crushed mirror that they dazzle. Jonathan Dyrud and Nick Steen give memorable performances as Antonio and Sebastian, respectively; and Dustin Tucker and Tom Ford are comedy gold as Trinculo and Stephano. Patrick Riley’s Ferdinand seems to be genuinely in love with Miranda. Audiences will enjoy these characters and the ﬂeeting visually arresting scenes, but more vigorous performances by Smith and Adams would help enliven the play. —Harrison Berry 22 | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | BOISEweekly
(L-R): The Olympic Hotel sign before (top) and after (bottom); the new Olympic Venue; and the door to Purcell’s old gun safe, now bricked up.
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Downtown Boise’s Olympic Hotel gets new life AMY ATKINS Alicia Wagner bought Mulligan’s in 2005 and Rocket Neon owner Wil Kirkman, spent about for years she thought about what to do with the two months restoring a piece of Boise history. space upstairs. She considered opening another “I asked about fixing the sign a few years, but bar/eatery, but she didn’t think that was quite they weren’t ready,” Kirkman said. When they right. were ready, though, they called him. “I didn’t want to detract from Mulligan’s,” The sign in question is a century-old metalWagner said. She did, however, want to restore and-neon beast that hangs high above the sideand reinvigorate the old Olympic Hotel, so she walk on the Larson Building on Main Street in brought in friend and carpenter, Ryan Allen, downtown Boise. It reads “Olympic Hotel,” and owner of Artisan Custom Carpentry and Renovaon Saturday, June 13, the new Olympic Venue (1009 Main St.), a special-events space, will open tions. Just as Kirkman peeled away layers and layers of paint from the old sign, its doors for a grand opening, Allen began the arduous process welcoming the public in for the OLYMPIC VENUE GRAND of pulling up floors, tearing out first time in decades. OPENING walls and windows and removIn its 100-plus-year history, the Saturday, June 13, 5 p.m., FREE ing the debris of a space long three-story Larson Building has Live music 9-11 p.m. with Tunignored. housed a number of businesses, dra Brother, Hallowed Oak and “I knew it was a big job, but including Purcell’s Western Jack Sound. I had no idea how big,” Allen Wear and Sporting Goods said smiling. Allen (who is also a Store where, according to a musician) oversaw the renovation, which included 2009 Idaho Statesman article, a longtime friend adding a back patio—and restoring part of the of the late J.R. Simplot bought the agricultural old Boise Canal that runs under much of downmagnate’s famous hat. Though Purcell’s is long town—an elevator to comply with the Americans gone, Mulligans has successfully occupied the ground-floor level for years, but he only residents with Disabilities Act, replacing windows and of the old third-level hotel have been birds, happy reclaiming timber to build tables and wooden supports. to nest in the run-down space, undisturbed by The description of the Larson Building in the any humans. Until now.
National Register of Historic Places includes details about its facade, calling it a “calm, simplified trabeated [designed or constructed with horizontal beams or lintels] Renaissance composition.“ Sara Schafer, Design Review and Historic Preservation Manager of the City of Boise Planning and Development Services, explained that since all the renovation work was taking place inside the building, Wagner and Allen didn’t have to petition or request to make changes on the facade. But even if there had been major proposed changes to the face of the building, Schafer said her department would have done its best to expedite them. “A lot of times even changes in color will come to us,” she said. “If we can, we like to be able to get [owners] right to the building permit, so that they can get moving.” Even the updated Olympic Hotel sign fell under “maintenance and repair” but like Wagner and Allen, Kirkman honored the iconic sign. He said he found green, yellow, red, white and even a blue layer in all the paint covering the sign. Kirkman chose a deep red and a sunflower yellow for the paint, based on the last color, and traditional orange for the neon. Like the rest of the new Olympic Venue, it maintains a sense of the building’s history, yet is bright, updated and ready for a new life. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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Movies outside this summer in Boise and Meridian A FILM BY
Dusk couldn’t come fast enough on June 5 as scores of families waited for the Disney animated film Tangled to start on the 30-foot outdoor inflatable screen in Meridian’s Settlers Park. Excited chatter filled the park just prior to the launch of the season opener for the CableONE Movie Night in Meridian series, which will continue each Friday through Aug. 28. “We’ve been to one other movie night. It’s just Treasure Valley dad at CableONE Movie Night in Meridian: “It’s just a fun atmosphere. We enjoy people watching.” a lot of fun,” said one mom who, in tandem with another mom, was wrangling five children. “My weeks, screenings will also be held at Veterans Mepeople come out for the weekly event. kids have a great time and of course, we love that “The goal is to create a connection in families. morial, Jullion, Borah and Hobble Creek parks. it’s free.” “This is our first year advertising for these There are all kinds of things kids are doing in the The early summer weather cooperated, offersmaller locations, so we’ll see how it goes,” said ing a near-perfect evening for outdoor film-going. way of [personal] screen time at home. Even if Clay Lee, recreation coordinator with the Boise you’re in the same house as your family you may The Meridian Library District sponsored the Park and Recreation Department. “We’re expectopening event, touting the library’s own summer- not be connected with them,” said Colin Moss, ing a lot more traffic at the smaller parks.” recreation coordinator for the Meridian Parks long theme of superheroes, with one librarian, With the help of community partners like and Recreation Department and a co-founder of appropriately dressed as a superhero, driving a such as Drug Free Idaho, Huntington Learning bookmobile. Officials said it was the first time the Movie Night. Center and the Boise Schools Education FoundaAlthough never completely library had used the Meridian CABLEONE MOVIE NIGHT IN quiet, there was a noticeable lull tion, those expectations will likely be met. movie night to kick off its own MERIDIAN “[The Boise School District] has been a huge in the chatter as the film began, summer reading initiative. Settlers Park and even though Tangled wasn’t help since we took over Movies Under the Stars. The film didn’t begin Friday evenings through Aug. 28. meridiancity.org/movienight It’s really come full circle since the district started completely untangled until until nearly 10 p.m., hours after close to midnight, many of the this event in 2009,” said Lee. families had staked their claim MOVIES UNDER THE STARS IN BOISE The films for Movies Under the Stars, which families stayed to finish the for prime viewing territory in Various parks will include How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June movie. the park, but the bookmobile Saturday evenings, June 20 Meanwhile, the city of Boise 20), Frozen, Annie and Goonies, were chosen and two bounce-houses kept through Sept. 4. through a survey completed by 1,240 residents. is gearing up for its own aptly kids occupied before the feature parks.cityofboise.org named Movies under the Stars, The Boise series runs each Saturday through Sept. attraction began. 4. Movies begin at dusk, but pre-film activities, beginning Saturday, June 20. “It’s just a fun atmosphere,” coordinated by the Boise Parks and Recreation This year, Boise officials said they’re trying somesaid a father, taking in the scene. “We enjoy Mobile Recreation Van program, will include thing new: Bringing some of the films to smaller, people watching.” capture the flag, dodgeball and other field games neighborhood parks. Thing get under way June Settlers Park has hosted movie nights since start at 7 p.m. 20 at Julia Davis Park but for the following six 2007, and city officials said as many as 2,500
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open division, a category reserved for ﬁlmmakers who have survived previous competitions in which teams are given speciﬁc props, names and dialogue that must be included as they craft and complete a short ﬁlm in 48 hours. Hero, from team Ice Cream Entertainment, was a fun ditty about a young boy who fantasizes he’s an Indiana Jones-esque hero and
acts out his adventures with the help of a neighbor girl. The action unfolds through clever juxtaposition between the boy and girl acting out scenes in their quiet neighborhood and imagined adult versions of the same pair in real-life cliffhangers. Dusty Aunan won the open division Best Actor award for Oh, Sandy and Laura Mason took the Best Actress award for Blind Steal.
In the novice division, the best ﬁlm of 2015 was 11th Year, with acting awards going to William Bowers for 11th Year and Alex Free for Any Other Name. Boise Weekly’s special award for Best Use of Boise went to Martin’s Dancer, a clever comedy about the world’s worst dancer prancing around the City of Trees. —George Prentice BOISEweekly | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | 23
Three chumps and the champ (L-R): Jeremy Piven in Entourage (hmm), Soﬁa Vergara and Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit (ha), and Melissa McCarthy in Spy (LFMAO).
FUNNY HMM, FUNNY HA AND FUNNY LMFAO Melissa McCarthy is queen of the comedy castle GEORGE PRENTICE Edmund Gwenn, best known for his Oscarwinning performance as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street, famously said on his deathbed in 1959, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” With due respect, it’s a good thing Mr. Gwenn isn’t around to see the vast wasteland of the 2015 summer box office. Finding a good comedy is as difficult as finding Santa Claus in July. If it weren’t for Melissa McCarthy—who might actually make a pretty funny Mrs. Claus someday—big-screen comedy would be on life support. A quick look at the year’s top films at the box office (minus the children’s fare), we find that the only comedies to crack the Top 20 list were The Wedding Ringer, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Get Hard and Pitch Perfect 2 (more musical than comedy). How sad. These are desperate times. With the sole exception of McCarthy’s latest success, Spy, the news is not good among other big screen offerings. Here’s a quick snapshot of comedies currently in Idaho cineplexes: 24 | JUNE 10–16, 2015 | BOISEweekly
Aloha: The title practically writes its own review. On paper, this one sounded swell. Writer/ director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) fills the screen with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski. What could go wrong? Everything. Entourage: Help me out with this. Isn’t the reason HBO pulled the plug on this because the franchise had run out of ideas? Memo to entertainers pondering big-screen adaptations of small-screen source material: Bigger rarely means better. Your flaws are only… well, bigger. Hot Pursuit: Only a script this bad could make Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara appear boring. Results: This would have been a fine romantic comedy if it had a different cast, script and director. It would also have helped tremendously if the film was either romantic or comedic. Opens Friday, June 12. Welcome to Me: I love Kristen Wiig, but comedies built around mental illness are
becoming tiresome. My sense is that audiences’ tolerance levels are pretty low when it comes to making fun of personality disorders. Which brings us to McCarthy and Spy, the funniest film of 2015 thus far. I was honestly wondering if I had forgotten what it was like to laugh out loud in a theater and then along came McCarthy, the bundle of sass and sweetness that has been owning our summers at the movies since her Oscar-nominated scene-stealing performance in 2011’s Bridesmaids. It’s a fact that McCarthy is as funny as anyone in the movies these days, and in Spy she’s in perfect hands with writer/director Paul Feig— they previously teamed for Bridesmaids and The Heat. Feig and McCarthy are currently working on Ghostbusters III, which will star McCarthy, Wiig and SNL star breakout Kate McKinnon. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until July 2016 for the all-female Ghostbusters. Come to think of it, Spy is worth a second look; I’m certain there are laughs I missed from laughing so hard the first time around. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
BEERGUZZLER SUMMER BREWS Summer time: when the living is easy, the weather is hot and there are lawns to be mowed. As the mercury rises, it’s best to lay on the sunscreen and drink lots of water; but H2O is no way to reward yourself after the Sisyphean task of pushing the mower back and forth. What you want is an ice cold, easy drinking brewski. These three ﬁt the bill. DESCHUTES TWILIGHT SUMMER ALE, $1.39$1.79 An egg white, twoﬁnger head with good retention and lacing tops this bright amber brew. Ample pine laced hop aromas mix with roasted grain, soft malt and ﬂoral fruit. In the mouth, think of it as a hoppy pale ale in the Sierra Nevada style. Smooth malt, creamy fruit in the middle segueing to crisper citrus, with a nice, dry, hoppy ﬁnish. NEW BELGIUM SKINNY DIP, $1.39-$1.79 This beer is a shiny, new penny copper color in the glass with a thin white head. Biscuit and cracker barrel aromas dominate along with subtle malt, fruit (pear, lime, apple), fresh grass and very soft hops. It’s lightly carbonated, making it eminently swiggable, and it tastes like it smells but with a bit more sweet malt, especially on the ﬁnish. Serve well chilled. SIERRA NEVADA SUMMERFEST CRISP LAGER, $1.39-$1.79 Pours a translucent gold with just the thinnest white froth topping. The nose is very reserved with modest hints of spiced bread dough, fresh grass and hops. Light and refreshing on the palate, which is just what you want on a hot summer day. Soft malt plays against a nice hop array with a crisp citrus tartness throughout. —David Kirkpatrick BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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mise or surrender in the next two weeks. Normally they are valuable tools to have at your disposal, but for now they may tend to be counterproductive. Judging from the current astrological omens, I suspect you need to be more commanding than usual, more confident in your vision of how to take action with maximum integrity. It’s time for you to draw deeper from the source of your own power, and express it with extra grace and imagination.
team and web of connections. If you feel up for the challenge, start this way: Take inventory of your friendships and alliances. If there are any that have faded or deteriorated, make a commitment to either fix them or else phase them out. Here’s the second stage of the Friends Cleanse: Give dynamic boosts to those relationships that are already working well. Take them to the next level of candor and synergy.
accomplish it isn’t important. To merely make the effort will shatter illusions that are holding you back. Here’s your second assignment: Break every meaningless rule that tempts you to take yourself too seriously. Explore the art of benevolent mischief. Here’s the third: Clear out space in your fine mind by shedding one dogmatic belief, two unprovable theories and three judgmental opinions. Give yourself the gift of fertile emptiness.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will soon be escaping—or maybe “graduating” is the right word—from your interesting trials and tribulations. In honor of this cathartic transition, I suggest you consider doing a ritual. It can be a full-fledged ceremony you conduct with somber elegance, or a fiveminute psychodrama you carry out with boisterous nonchalance. It will be a celebration of your ability to outlast the forces of chaos and absurdity, and an expression of gratitude for the resources you’ve managed to call on in the course of your struggle. To add an extra twist, you could improvise a rowdy victory prayer that includes this quote adapted from Nietzsche: “I throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘Here is my thanks to the monster who did not devour me.’”
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): After Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he made sure it would get the publicity he wanted. He wrote anonymous reviews of his own book and submitted them to several publications, all of which printed them. “An American bard at last!” began the glowing review that appeared in one newspaper. According to my reading of the astrological omens, Virgo, you now have license to engage in similar behavior. You will incur no karma, nor will you tempt fate, if you tout your own assets in the coming weeks. Try to make your bragging and self promotion as charming as possible, of course. But don’t be timid about it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the 16th century, roguish French author Francois Rabelais published a comic novel entitled The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel. In the course of his satirical story, a learned teacher named Epistemon takes a visit to the afterlife and back. While on the other side, he finds famous dead heroes employed in humble tasks. Alexander the Great is making a meager living from mending old socks. Cleopatra is hawking onions in the streets. King Arthur cleans hats and Helen of Troy supervises chambermaids. In accordance with the Rabelaisian quality of your current astrological aspects, Scorpio, I invite you to meditate on the reversals you would like to see in your own life. What is first that maybe should be last? And vice versa? What’s enormous that should be small? And vice versa? What’s proud that should be humble? And vice versa?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I propose a Friends Cleanse. It would be a three-week-long process of reviewing your support
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s no better time than now to ask the big question or seek the big opening or explore the big feeling. People are not only as receptive as they will ever be, they are also more likely to understand what you really mean and what you are trying to accomplish. Which door has been forever locked? Which poker face hasn’t blinked or flinched in many moons? Which heart of darkness hasn’t shown a crack of light for as long as you can remember? These are frontiers worth revisiting now, when your ability to penetrate the seemingly impenetrable is at a peak. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The writer Donald Barthelme once came to see the artist Elaine de Kooning in her New York studio. Midway through the visit, loud crashes and bangs disturbed the ceiling above them. De Kooning wasn’t alarmed. “Oh, that’s Herbert thinking,” she said, referring to the metal sculptor Herbert Ferber, who worked in a studio directly above hers. This is the kind of thinking I’d love to see you unleash in the coming days, Capricorn. Now is not a time for mild, cautious, delicate turns of thought, but rather for vigorous meditations, rambunctious speculations and carefree musings. In your quest for practical insight, be willing to make some noise. (The story comes from Barthelme’s essay “Not-Knowing.”)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sidney Lumet was an American director who worked on 50 films, including 14 that were nominated for Academy Awards, like Network and Dog Day Afternoon. Actors loved to work with him, even though he was a stickler for thorough rehearsals. Intense preparation, he felt, was the key to finding the “magical accidents” that allow an actor’s highest artistry to emerge. I advocate a similar strategy for you, Aquarius. Make yourself ready, through practice and discipline, to capitalize fully on serendipitous opportunities and unexpected breakthroughs when they arrive. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too,” said American writer Josh Billings. I agree with him. It’s not impossible to solve the mystery of who you are, but it can be hard work that requires playful honesty, cagey tenacity, and an excellent sense of humor. The good news is that these days it’s far less difficult and inconvenient than usual for you to deepen your self-understanding. So take advantage! To get started, why don’t you interview yourself? Go here to see some questions you could ask: http://bit.ly/interviewyourself.
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Dear Minerva: Hillary Clinton wants to be a champion for everyday Americans, so she is a candidate for president in 2016. I want her to be my Presidential Dominatrix. Is it wrong for someone like me to have erotic, sexually charged fantasies about Hillary Clinton? —Black and Blue Boy, Red State
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4. Heartland Payment Systems, 2008-2009: 130 million ﬁnancial records hacked.
6. Target Stores, 2013: 110 million records of customer information hacked. 7. Anthem, 2015: As many as 80 million health records compromised. 8. TJX Companies, Inc., 2005: 94 million personal and ﬁnancial records hacked. 9. Sony Online Entertainment, 2011: 102 million records of customer information hacked. 10. JPMorgan Chase, 2014: 83 million records exposed by hackers. Source: money.cnn.com
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LEGAL BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Alexandria Luna Claar Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1507536 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Alexandria Luna Claar, now residing in the City of Star, State of Idaho, has been ﬁled in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Alexandria Luna Bastet. The reason for the change in name is: I dislike my current name and would like to change it to something of religious signiﬁcance to me. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) July 16, 2015 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 May 12, 2015 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBBIE NAGELE DEPUTY CLERK PUB May 20, 27, June 3 & 10, 2015. 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 classiﬁeds@boiseweekly.com or call 344-2055 for a quote. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in the Estate of LINDA KAY GOVAN, Case No. CV IE 15 07595 that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the ﬁrst publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Kristina Case, Personal Representative C/O Susan Lynn Mimura & Associates PLLC, 3451 E. Copper Point Dr., Ste 106, Meridian, ID 83642. 208.286.3140. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SHASTA IN MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETITION OF: WYATT JAMES PRINDIVILLEMORERO Adopting Parent Case No.: 14A5547 CITATION TO PARENT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO: GINGER YOUNG
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By order of this court you are hereby advised that you may appear before the judge presiding in Department 11 of this court on 6/17/2015 at 4:00 p.m. then and there to show cause, if any you have, why WYATT JAMES PRINDIVILLE-MORERO should not be declared free from your custody and control for the purpose of freeing WYATT JAMES PRINDIVILLE-MORERO for placement for adoption. The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination of custody and control of said minor as set forth in Family Code Section 7860 et seq.: 1. At the beginning of the proceeding the court will consider whether or not the interests of the minor child require the appointment of counsel. If the court ﬁnds that the interests of the minor do require such protection, the court will appoint counsel to represent him, whether or not he is able to afford counsel. The minor will not be present in court unless he requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of the minor appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both the minor and his parent. 3. The court may appoint either the public defender or private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the court. The amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not by the minor, in such proportions as the court believes to be just. If, however, the court ﬁnds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than thirty (30) days as necessary to appoint counsel to become acquainted with the case. Date: JAN 16 2015 PUB June 10,17,24 and July 1, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Hannah Elizabeth Martin. Legal Name Case No. 1507458 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Hannah Elizabeth Martin, 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 Jackson Hannah McEwan. The reason for the change in name is: preferred name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled
for 130 o’clock p.m. on July 7, 2015 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: May 11, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATES OF SHARON L. PLASTER and DALE S. PLASTER Decendents.
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Case No. CV IE 2015 07228 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Kelly Gapter has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named decendents. All persons having claims against the decendents or their estates are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the ﬁrst publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the Personal Representative of the estates at the above address: and ﬁled with the Clerk of the Court.
DATED this 2nd day of June, 2015. Kelly Gapter 3662 N. Rose Springs Road Erda, UT 84074 PUB June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the Matter of the Estate of: CLYDE RAYMOND PETHTEL, Deceased. CASE NO.: CVIE1421393 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-name decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the ﬁrst publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, and ﬁled with the clerk of the Court. DATED this 3rd day of June, 2015.
Sally Thomason c/o Quick Law Ofﬁce 1693 S. Spring Valley Lane, Suite 200 Meridian, Idaho 83642 (208) 422-9300 PUB. June 10, 17 & 24, 2015.
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