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“People aren’t just boozing it up. Their tastes are evolving.“


Tent City

As the homeless population grows in Cooper Court, the city weighs its options


First Thursday

Fall is on the way, but you can still have a ball in downtown Boise



School’sA In Session roundup of facts and data on this year’s crop of students FREE TAKE ONE!

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EDITOR’S NOTE SCHOOL’S IN SESSION Mine has been a plague house for the past 10 days or so. After a summer of mostly good health, my children went back to daycare and promptly caught some kind of super-powered cold/flu bug, which every bit as promptly spread to my wife and me. As I write this on a Monday afternoon, I am home with my 7-month-old daughter who, the doctor informed me earlier, has dual ear infections. After a dose of her newly prescribed medications, she is finally sleeping. A late-summer round of illness has been a routine in my family’s life for some years now. My wife, an adjunct professor at Boise State University and a middle-school teacher before that, has been our resident Typhoid Mary since at least 2010. Now our kids are of childcare age, and they contribute their own special strains of virus and bacterial infection. It is part of the change of seasons as sure as leaves turning colors and squirrels littering my yard with black walnut shells—which brings us to this week’s edition of Boise Weekly and a range of back-to-school themed coverage. First, on Page 8, BW Staff Writer Harrison Berry profiles Boise State’s new program to help students deal with the perils of underage drinking. On Page 9, our Citizen conversation is with Kelci Lynn Lucier, who literally wrote the book on managing college stress. In the center of this week’s paper, you’ll find a selection of facts, data and statistics on higher education both in Idaho and around the country. Finally, on Page 23, BW News Editor George Prentice profiles a local student who has achieved an amazing distinction as a young playwright. On another note—and speaking of social, rather than physical, ills—don’t miss Prentice’s shocking report on Page 6 about the new tent city that has materialized near Americana Boulevard in the winding street behind Interfaith Sanctuary. —Zach Hagadone

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

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What you missed this week in the digital world.


LIFE X 3 Adam Dees has been sentenced to three life terms with no possibility of parole, stemming from the triple slaying of a Foothills family in March. More on the charges at News/Citydesk.

LABORIOUS Labor Day is supposed to be a holiday of rest, but that won’t be true for Idaho wildland firefighters, who are still battling blazes throughout the state. Get an update on the fires at News/Citydesk.


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GAME DAY PARKING The Broncos kick off their season Friday, Sept. 4, and fans will have some new parking options for game days. Find out what changes are in store on News/Citydesk.

ASK BILL ABOUT IT She got the Hillary heebie-jeebies BILL COPE Oh Willy Billy, I haven’t been this nervous since I thought I was coming down with another dose of menopause, which turned out to be because I was out shopping with Dottie one day and we stopped at a Starbucks just to get off our feet for a few minutes but I didn’t want to sit there without buying anything so I ordered an iced double-double-something-or-other with hazelnut flavoring and extra sugar. Let me tell you, for the rest of the day I thought I was possessed by the Devil, only my head never spun around, but I wouldn’t have been a bit surprised if it did. By the way, I forgot to tell you this is Anonymous from the Cope’s-Latest-Column Discussion Group, in case you haven’t guessed. Anyway, I haven’t dared drink coffee since that day, so that’s not why I’m so nervous, either. It’s Hillary. We spent all of last week’s Cope’s-Latest-Column meeting discussing your column on how that nasty “Bad-Words” Badger Bob thinks you should be a Bernie Sanders supporter and the group could not agree on anything you two said. Mr. Hamperstein and a couple of others said you were wrong in choosing Hillary over Bernie, and I and a couple of others said you were right and that we thought it is absolutely totally high time for a woman president. That darn Dottie just sat there laughing at us all because she says Donald Trump is going to win and we are just wasting our time thinking anything else. She’s been a Donald Trump backer ever since he said illegal Mexicans are rapers, which I think is just an atrocious rude thing to say, but Dottie says I am just being politically correct and she hates political correcting, even though she never explains why. I think it’s because down deep in her heart, she wants to call people the “N” word or the “Q” word, or whatever word that fits them. Mr. Hamperstein, who is a “J” word, doesn’t like Dottie a bit, you can tell, and he argues with her every chance he gets, which I don’t do myself because I know she will never go home until she thinks she has won the argument. But that’s not how Mr. Hamperstein sees it because he can get up and leave anytime she makes him sick enough. Which happens a lot. Anyway, I told the Bernie siders that you were not only right about it being high time for a woman president, but that Hillary was the exactly right woman to be that person, and I have felt that way since back when she was running the last time. Hillary is the kind of woman I wish I had grown up to be and it would be like having my sister in the White House, except not my real sister because my real sister lives in Nampa and all she can think about is Bingo. But that’s not why I’m nervous, either. It’s this darn emails server thingy that has me so nervous. What if it comes out Hillary actually did something wrong this time, Willy Billy? Dottie keeps saying she ought to be in jail for either spilling secrets, or not spilling secrets, but how does she know what secrets Hillary might have spilled, or didn’t spill. Which is what Mr. Hamperstein sort of said to Dottie the other night when he said “OK, Trumpy, you’re so (“GD” word) sure Hillary is hiding something, so you tell me what you think she’s trying to hide.” And then Dottie started going on and on about that Benghazi stuff, and that’s when Mr. Hamperstein got up and left. And so did everyone else. Except me, since it was my house. Anyway, why is it that every time Bill or Hillary get on the news, there’s someone accusing them of something? If they were such bad people, don’t you think we would know it by now? And every time Hillary talks, I get even more nervous because I know the next thing I’ll hear is how she didn’t say whatever she said exactly right so that her accusers will shut up once and for good. It’s like they expect her to either be perfect, or get investigated for something they never quite say she did. Or didn’t do. Willy Billy, I want Hillary to be president SO BAD, but I just don’t know if I can spend the next year being this nervous. Can you say anything at all that will make me feel like I have nothing to be nervous about?—signed, Anonymous from the Cope’s-Latest-Column Discussion Group ••• Might as well relax, girl. I want her SO BAD, as well, but nothing you or I do or feel or think is going to change the dynamics of this election season by a nano-squat. This is Hillary’s challenge, and if she deals with it in a convincing way, she will convince the doubters she’s up to the prez job and she will win. But Anon, better prepare yourself for the reality that even if she wins, the onslaught won’t stop. There is only one principle guiding today’s Republican party—hate—and they’re not about to give that up. These are people who can overlook a lifetime of atrocious behavior from a crud like Trump, and would skin Hillary alive for misfiling emails. Nor will it matter if it’s Hillary, Bernie or Joey-B who wins the office—the hate will keep a’comin’. It’s only more intense on Hillary because there’s something about smart women that just pisses Republicans off, ya notice? Take comfort, friend. Even by their own calculations, they will lose, and for the same reason your friend Dottie likes the crud so much: Trump is so utterly offensive to the same demographic the GOP needs to attract, think of him as a chunk of prime rib, lodged in the windpipe of a dying man, and there isn’t a person in the party with guts enough to do the Heimlich on him. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

OPINION POPE INNOCENT He didn’t really mean that JOHN REMBER Don Samuelson, Idaho’s governor from 1967 to 1971, was famous for getting in front of reporters and saying the impolitic thing. Eventually, when he talked to the press, he’d get three or four words out and then an aide would interrupt with, “What the governor means to say is…” Those old press conferences came to mind earlier this year, when Pope Francis, the leader of an organization even more powerful and concerned with eternity than the state of Idaho, told Catholics they didn’t need to keep breeding like rabbits. Not long after, articles began appearing in Catholic journals saying, “What the pope means to say is…” This, despite papal infallibility, and despite the obvious truth that for poor people, having big families is an effective way of staying poor. “What the pope means to say” has come up as Francis has pointed out that capitalism has turned a substantial portion of humanity into brutes of one kind or another, and industrial civilization is changing the climate for the worse and business as usual will soon enough wreck the planet. Such statements have not gone down well with Catholics wedded to a comfortable status quo as much as they are wedded to Christ. Inhouse critics have suggested that Francis’ words may need interpretation or even deconstruction. I took the time to read Laudato Si’ (that’s “Praise Be to You”), the pope’s long encyclical “on the care of our common home.” It’s addressed to every person on the planet, not just Catholics, and it is a plea to treat Earth way better than we’re treating her. It condemns “our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed [her].” Furthermore, it says “The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life.” I take papal infallibility with a grain of salt— if I didn’t, I’d probably be a Catholic, and an exemplary one. I do believe firmly in sin, and that every human heart is damaged by it—it’s as good an explanation for the sad condition of our world as any. Even if Pope Francis isn’t infallible, he does appear to be a man who has good eyes and the courage to tell folks what’s in front of them. Of course, he’s constrained by his office, and 19 centuries of papal doctrine, and the reluctance of human beings of any religion to understand that there are 5 or 6 billion too many of them. So here’s my version of “what the Pope really means to say.” It’s a short distillation of a long encyclical. With apologies for my limited experience with Medieval Latin, here goes: —Humanity is going ka-ka in its own nest. Big time. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

—Rich people are treating poor people like crap. Big time. —Mother Earth is a victim of criminal abuse. —God sees what’s going on, but is reluctant to get involved in what is clearly a domestic dispute. —We change or we die. Take your pick. Free will in action. Pope Francis notes that capitalism’s imperative for infinite expansion in a finite world is toxic. He calls on people to stop thinking that the meaning of life can be found in owning stuff. He says we cannot keep going the way we’ve been going, but he says that it’s not too late to change. This last point makes Francis look innocent as far as popes go—they’re usually less sanguine about the malleability of human nature, for solid personal reasons. Jeb! Bush, a once faithful Catholic, has earned himself a few millennia in South Purgatory for his statement that he isn’t going to let the pope advise him on economic matters, infallibility be damned. If you’re running for president, you’re not going to ask folks to stop wanting stuff. It’s what folks do. Jeb! is only one example of what happens when spiritual power comes up against cynical worldly wisdom. Pope Francis might just as well ask ISIS to stop bulldozing Palmyra, or China to stop exporting plastic, or physicists to stop believing in the laws of thermodynamics. (If you don’t think the laws of thermodynamics are cynical, you should carefully consider the third one.) I don’t know how the Catholic Church will deal with a leader who demands such a radical reorientation toward the spiritual. I do know that savage political battles are going on in the Vatican right now, and Francis has rebuked powerful members of the Curia for living lives of luxury while poor Catholics do without education, healthcare and food. I know that he has dealt with pure evil in the form of the Argentinian junta, and that he seems to have come through it without becoming evil himself. I know he has removed cardinals from positions of power for protecting pedophile priests. But hey, he says the impolitic thing. Don’t take my word for it. Read the encyclical yourself, especially if you’re Catholic. Consider how hard it is to explain away or soften. Consider that this is your spiritual leader talking. Consider, perhaps, that he really is infallible, and that in his infallibility he’s seen a need to go up against the inertia-ridden organization he heads, and that maybe his infallibility means you should ignore all those guys who are attempting to explain his words away. BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | 5





The Soda Fire burned 279,144 acres along the Idaho/Oregon border.

SODA’S DEVASTATING TOLL When the Bureau of Land Management began compiling the devastation caused by the Soda Fire, two questions leapt to the forefront: No. 1, How much will it cost to rehabilitate the hundreds of thousands of acres burned? No. 2. How long could it possibly take? By the time wildland firefighters contained the blaze, 279,144 acres along the Idaho/ Oregon border had burned—40,138 of those acres were private property, including nearly 600 miles of highways and roads (many of them primitive) and 592 miles of fences. Below are some of the other critical losses: 5 watersheds 208 springs 49 miles of trails, non-motorized 47 miles of trails, ATV/motorcycle 199 miles of trails, 4WD 4 recreation sites (day use) 35 mining sites 140 streams with redband trout habitat 243,294 acres of sage grouse habitat 141,000 acres of bighorn sheep habitat 29,317 acres of mule deer winter habitat 26,610 acres of pronghorn winter habitat 68 golden eagle nests Additionally, an emergency round-up of wild horses in the burned area has commenced. The Soda Fire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation team also identified four potential hazmat sites. A final report from the Soda Fire ES&R team, including recommendations and funding requests, is due to BLM officials by Monday, Sept. 13, 21 days after the fire’s containment. —George Prentice 6 | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | BOISEweekly

Drugs, alcohol, open fires and no sanitation in Boise’s tent city GEORGE PRENTICE It’s a city within a city. Tucked off of Boise’s Americana Boulevard is a winding avenue of tents, tarps, lean-to’s and what some even call their “condos.” Welcome to Cooper Court—a tent city full of dozens of Boise’s homeless men and women. The encampment has grown significantly and the behaviors of the occupants are violating any one of a number of ordinances or laws, beginning with the fact that it’s nearly impossible to negotiate a vehicle through the gauntlet. “The post office has stopped delivering our mail. We had to divert everything to a P.O. box,” said Interfaith Sanctuary Executive Director Jayne Sorrels. “We stopped taking deliveries of donations. The River of Life Mission has had to drop off pallets of bottled water this summer.” That’s the least of it. Walking among the scores of people camped out on the city street reveals human waste, alcohol and drug use, and even stacks of firewood. “Yes, there are open fires out there,” said Sorrels “We see children out here during the day. We’ve told the adults, ‘Please don’t do this.’ They’re setting themselves up to be more vulnerable to child protection calls. It’s just not safe.” There are multiple reasons why so many of Boise’s homeless men and women have chosen to live in Cooper Court—almost as many as the actual numbers who make up the tent city. “Right now, our best guess is that there are 70 people out there,” said Sorrels. “We’re pretty certain there are multiple people in the same tent.” The U-shaped Cooper Court, just south of the I-184 Connector, is technically classified as an unmaintained Ada County Highway District road, and is primarily used for deliveries, sanitation pickup and emergency vehicles. Officials at Interfaith Sanctuary are particularly concerned that when Boise citizens see a tent city only several feet from their doorstep, the public might get the impression the shelter is full. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Nearly every night we have vacancies, “said Sorrels, adding the shelter has a total of 165 beds for men, women and children. “It’s important for the public to know that

Interfaith Sanctuary Executive Director Jayne Sorrels: “People coming into Interfaith have told us that they don’t feel safe walking through that gauntlet.”

nearly all of the people outside on Cooper Court would be welcome inside,” she said. “Only about three of them are outright banned from shelters because of high-level behavioral issues. And at Interfaith, people can come inside even when they’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol, so it’s not like you have to be clean and sober. Our rules are more behavior-based.” Sorrels said the temptation coming from the open use of drugs and alcohol outside the doors of the shelter are a constant worry. “People coming into Interfaith have told us that they don’t feel safe walking through that gauntlet,” she said. “And they know that while they’re struggling to stay clean and sober, at any moment they would walk out the door and get any drug and drink whatever they want.” Meanwhile, Wyatt Schroeder, executive director of the CATCH program, which places 60-70 Ada and Canyon county homeless families inside permanent housing each year, said even if law enforcement were to force the tent city out of Cooper Court, the bigger issue of chronic homelessness wouldn’t come anywhere near being solved. “This tent city is exposing a huge donut hole of our current services,” Schroeder said. “In many cases out on Cooper Court, we’re talking about folks who, more than likely, have re-occurring mental health or substance abuse issues. And that is the very considerable issue of chronic homelessness. Even if everyone were to be moved away, it wouldn’t change homelessness in Boise.” That said, the tent city is a probable violation of Title 9, Chapter 10, Section 2 of the Boise City Code, better known as the city’s anti-camping ordinance, which Boise officials are currently

defending in federal court. “We have a lawsuit out there so we have to be careful about what we say,” Mike Journee, spokesman for Boise Mayor Dave Bieter told Boise Weekly. “We are very aware of the challenges that are out there.” Journee added that City Hall was getting “regular updates from the police and fire departments on the situation,” and officials were “working with several stakeholders, including ACHD and the Idaho Transportation Department, to find an appropriate path forward on this.” At ACHD headquarters, spokesman Craig Quintana told BW the problem was “primarily a law enforcement issue,” and public questions or concerns should be rerouted back to City Hall. Meanwhile, over at Interfaith, shelter officials said they’re not overly anxious to call the police on those whom they want to assist. “This has become a very difficult discussion for us,” said Sorrels. “Interfaith Sanctuary has based our values on compassion, respect and dignity. We’re trying to juggle the need of taking care of people inside the shelter with those outside. But more and more, the situation in Cooper Court is putting the people inside the shelter at risk.” Sorrels and Schroeder said the bigger, more important question is adequate services for the temporary and chronic homeless. Until then, the short-term (and growing) problem on Cooper Court casts a shadow on that conversation. When asked if the time has come for a law enforcement sweep of the area, both Sorrels and Schroeder were reluctant to advocate for police action. “But the health issues out there are not good,” Sorrels said. “And the problem is that most of the public doesn’t know about this.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM


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NEWS BOISE STATE CURES THE BOOZE BLUES (AND ORANGE) Diversion program returns to campus, but starting QB won’t participate. HARRISON BERRY

Idaho’s 57-cents-per-pack cigarette tax is the eighth lowest rate in the nation.

PROPONENTS IGNITE PLAN TO BUMP CIGARETTE TAX TO LOWER TUITION Calling the 170 percent increase in tuition and fees at Idaho public universities and colleges in the past 15 years “repugnant to freedom and opportunity,” a citizen-driven ballot initiative has been launched to reduce tuition by 25 percent over two years. Funding would come from a new $1.50 cigarette tax—on top of the current 57-cents-per-pack tax in Idaho. Supporters of the initiative said the extra revenue would provide for $62.53 million to Idaho public universities and colleges (the approximate equivalent of 25 percent of tuition) and $6.25 million to the community colleges. Organizers said there’s another significant side-effect to their initiative: By increasing the cigarette tax 163 percent, they’re projecting a big drop in cigarette consumption, thus saving Idaho an estimated $440 million related to long-term health care costs. The so-called Act, which would require voter approval, is intended to reduce average student loan repayment terms by a little more than nine years, saving students $68.58 million in interest in addition to $62.53 million in principal over the life of the loan (assuming a repayment term of 24 years for current students). Organizers also point to what they called poor access to the state’s public universities, labeling Idaho’s rate of 45 percent of highschool grads going directly to a four-year or community college “abysmal.” Idaho’s 57-cents-per-pack cigarette tax is the eighth lowest rate in the nation. Multiple attempts to raise the tax by the Idaho Legislature have been snuffed out in spite of proponents argument the extra funds were desperately need for education or health and welfare funding. StopTuitonHikes.Com organizers have until April 30, 2016 to garner enough signatures in their effort to make it to the November 2016 ballot. —George Prentice 8 | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | BOISEweekly

Boise State University sophomore quarterback Ryan Finley is a rising star. As a redshirt freshman, Finley appeared in five games during the 2014-15 season, completing 12 out of 27 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Broncos Head Coach Bryan Harsin tapped Finely to be the starting quarterback in Boise State’s season opener Sept. 4, when the team will face off against former Boise State Coach Chris Petersen and the University of Washington Huskies at Albertsons Stadium. An arrest in the early morning hours of April 25 on misdemeanor charges of minor in possession of alcohol and resisting or obstructing officers could have jeopardized his status But Harsin chose not to suspend Finley—and the likelihood of suspension is slim unless new details emerge at Finley’s pretrial hearing, set for Monday, Sept. 28. As the highest profile Bronco in the heart of Bronco Nation, Finley’s arrest attracted headlines far beyond the Gem State. “Some people will never forget what he did or didn’t do at this point, and others will forget it,” said Jeff Caves, Boise-based KTIK sports talk show host and co-host of the popular afternoon drive sports talk program, “Caves and Prater,” alongside Idaho Statesman Sports Editor Mike Prater. Most Boise State students who receive underage drinking tickets don’t end up in the headlines like Finley, but between February and May of this year, students who had been cited for alcohol-related crimes were given a new option other than court dates. The Boise Police Department’s Alcohol Diversion Program is designed “to give underage students a second chance if they’re found with alcohol on campus.” Six students have already taken part in the program, and a Boise police spokesperson said it has already been a “successful partnership between BSU and BPD.” The pilot program will remain in place at least through the fall 2015 semester. According to Boise State Dean of Students Chris Wuthrich, the origin of the diversion program came from students who received alcohol citations but wanted to resolve the issue through the school, rather than the courts. Last year, Wuthrich’s office received approximately 150 reports of alcohol-related infractions, ranging from students found consuming alcohol in dry, on-campus dormitories, to driving under the influence. Wuthrich’s office investigates each report and

they graduate. “[Minor in possession of alcohol is] a very serious charge for a young person. There’s the potential for a charge like that to stay with a person for the rest of their life, when they apply for jobs, for example,” said Boise State University Director of Campus Security John Kaplan. “There was a sense that the city and the university wanted to explore other ways to combat this problem.” The diversion program gives underage students caught for the first time with alcohol a buffer against those consequences, provided the student is enrolled in classes at Boise State, has admitted guilt and the incident took place on campus. Here’s how it works: During initial contact with an underaged student in possession of alcohol—when a police officer would normally hand out a citation—the officer will explain the alcohol diversion program and hand the student a flyer with the details. The student has 48 hours to contact the BPD substation at Boise State to indicate whether he or she will participate. Students may also contest charges or opt out of the program. If the student chooses to participate, he or she will be screened for eligibility by BPD’s Boise State supervisor, then be directed to the dean of student affairs to schedule contacting the student’s parents, conducting an alcohol evaluation and completing assigned work as part of the program and alcohol education courses—typically consisting of a behavior and substance abuse reflection essay. The education course lasts fewer than two hours and, according to Wuthrich, the average student invests between six and eight hours in the program. The student must also pay a $300 fee to Boise State. Failure to complete the program reverts the student’s case to BPD. Alcohol education and work assignments RYAN JOHNSON are the time-consuming components of the program. According to Kaplan, the program His office integrated the program into its is about helping usher students into the world toolbox for dealing with alcohol issues on camoutside the academy—preferably with clean pus, even beyond first offences. Students who have committed a second alcohol-related offense criminal records—rather than punishing them for wrongdoing. must pass a longer substance abuse education “We’re looking at this as an opportunity to furclass and speak with a mental health counselor, ther the educational process and the developmenas well as fulfill community service obligations tal process about being good citizens,” he said. and potentially face probation and suspension. That might be more than Finley gets, in spite A misdemeanor charge can entail a host of of the faith the Boise State football staff has placed negative consequences, including the loss of in him. scholarships. In some cases, that’s the difference “He’ll always perhaps have to answer to it,” between receiving a college education and not; Caves said. and criminal records follow students long after takes disciplinary action based on how many Boise State code of conduct violations a student has accrued, whether violence or property damage occurred and other extenuating circumstances. The diversion program gives Boise State flexibility to deal with first-time offenders in house. “What we don’t want is for [students] complaining to fall on deaf ears,” Wuthrich said. “They did break the law, but let’s talk about that: It’s an educational opportunity for the current generation. Reflections on personal behavior change over time.”



The impressive thing about your book, College Stress Solutions, is that it’s quite specific about stress and it is solution-based. It was important to examine the different components of stress in the college experience: financial, emotional, physical, family, academic, personal and social. Those are all significant.







There are some people who believe just that. That’s why I used the word “reasonable.”


Time for college students to step up and parents to take a step back GEORGE PRENTICE For the most of her life, Kelci Lynn Lucier has looked at early fall through the back-to-school lens. The student, educator, education reporter and author is a cofounder of the online College Parent Handbook and, as the college life expert for, Lucier has helped countless college students and parents negotiate the good, bad and everything in between of the American higher-ed experience. This September, Lucier has shifted away from her previously ed-centric reporting to join the Boise office of Strategies 360, the research, public affairs and government relations firm with offices in 10 states and Washington, D.C. “I’ll be helping in their strategic communications,” Lucier told Boise Weekly. “I’m excited. I’m not good at hiding the fact that I’m a big nerd and love new things.” Before starting her new assignment, BW asked Lucier to share some her higher-ed insight and, in particular, the land mines outlined in her bestselling book, College Stress Solutions. For the better part of the past decade you’ve been a go-to expert at U.S. News and World Report and for college students and their parents. Where do you turn for good information? Reading a lot makes you a better writer, yes? I love Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Lumina Foundation. I don’t remember there ever being so many education-based journals and reporting as we have today. There’s a lot out there. I’ve always cautioned people to look for sources that are not simply someone’s personal experience. Also, I think education institutions are under-recognized. You can find a ton of information from your student’s college. Is it fair to say that the 21st century economic model of private American universities is tentative? I still find a lot of value in the private model. It’s very trendy to rip on private colleges and universities. Is it a fairly common debate at dinner tables throughout the U.S.—whether a student should choose a private college versus a public one? BOISE WEEKLY.COM

I think a lot of families see the sticker price of a private university and freak out, when that may not be what they really have to pay. For me, going to a private school was cheaper than a public school because I got a lot more financial aid. As a parent, which way might you lean for your own student? I would lean toward a setting that was appropriate for what kind of learner my student is. For example, I was best in smaller groups, and private college lends itself to that. We’re all familiar with the Go On Idaho campaign, focused on driving more Idaho high-school students to stay in school, but aren’t a good many students going on to higher education too soon and ultimately dropping out? That’s not my opinion. For some students, they may not be prepared to navigate certain education systems because their parents had navigated too many of those systems for them up to that point. I’m presuming that the key piece to that is the student being college-ready and, to a large degree, independent. I can appreciate all the parts of that dialogue. I don’t think any reasonable person would argue that we should have fewer students going to college.

When many of us think back on our own land mines from freshman year at college, it’s a wonder how we ever survived. It’s supposed to be difficult. Nobody ever graduates from college and says, “That was so easy.” Homesickness is tangible, yes? It’s huge, and students don’t talk about that with each other so they think they’re the only ones experiencing homesickness. There’s a myth that college is the best time of your life when, in fact, it’s very difficult. There’s also the myth that college isn’t the real world. So many people tell students, “Wait until you get to the real world.” That just breaks my heart. Students deal with real world concerns everyday: health concerns, parents who have lost their jobs, deaths in the family, financial difficulties. Those are pretty real-world issues. So, where do you start to prepare anyone for that? I wish more people had faith in students and students had more faith in themselves. Homesick students who go home most weekends usually don’t connect to their campus. So when they go home, it perpetuates. Get involved in a club. Get a job. Research shows that working 10-15 hours a week increases your GPA and chance of graduation. That’s an interesting number. Parents shouldn’t feel guilty if their student has to work. It can be an extremely beneficial factor. But balance is key. Try to keep it between 10 and 15 hours. After that, it can have an impact.

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University of Idaho Food Demonstration

SEPTEMBER 19 KIDS POP CLUB “Power of Produce”

SEPTEMBER 26 KIDS POP CLUB “Power of Produce”

Talk a bit more about a parent’s role in the success of a college student? You can support or sabotage. There’s no excuse for a parent to call a professor. Never, never, never. Put down the phone. That should never happen. And your message to students this month is… First off, congratulations. Believe in yourself. Be patient. Get out of your dorm room. Talk to people. Nearly everybody is new on campus. I know it’s hard. Parents need to step back and students need to step forward to make this happen.

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FIRST THURSDAY East Side BANDANNA RUNNING AND WALKING— Enjoy a run and yoga, followed by beverages from Crooked Fence. Plus great door prizes and good company. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 504 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3869017, BARDENAY—Catch the distillers and tour the distillery to find out all about our nation’s first small batch distillery pub. 5 p.m. FREE. 610 Grove St., Boise, 208426-0538,

BASQUE CENTER—Amuma Says No plays live. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097 or 208-3429983, BASQUE MARKET—Show your teacher ID and get $1 off draft Basque Cider. Also featuring special Apple for the Teacherinspired Pintxos starting at $1 each. Paella ($10.99) served at 6 p.m. 5-8 p.m. FREE. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4331208, BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER— Explore the lifestyle of the Basques. Guided tours of the Jacobs

Uberuaga House available every half hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Plus live Basque music by local musicians. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671, BRICKYARD STEAKHOUSE—Enjoy artichoke and crab stuffed chicken breast topped with a jumbo diver scallop and béarnaise sauce rested on whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 601 Main St., Boise, 208-2872121, FLYING M—Tony Rios is back for September’s art show, with work in acrylic, oil and

pencil. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, FRONT DOOR—Check out Front Door’s special pint night, featuring Boise Brewing Company, with food and drink specials. 6 p.m. FREE. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208287-9201, GUIDO’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZERIA—Enjoy a large one-topping pizza and one bottle of select wine, two bottles of beer, or four fountain sodas for only $22 plus tax. Dine in only. 5 p.m. FREE. 235 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-345-9011,

HIGH NOTE CAFE—Try out the delicious food made from scratch in the open kitchen, $2 specialty mimosas with seasonal local fruit and berries, six taps of local brews and a lovely local wine list. 5 p.m. FREE. 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-429-1911, INDIE MADE—Boise’s best place to buy gifts features locally made items. Drop by for refreshments and to check out what’s new. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 108 N. Sixth St., Boise, THE MELTING POT—Take advantage of the First Thursday 2-for-$22 special. You receive a cheese fondue for two and two glasses of house wine. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-343-8800, boise. MING STUDIOS—Check out the opening of Color Story, by Berlin-based textile artists Kathrin Niemann and Kristen Cooper, featuring projection, photography, installation and textile works. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 420 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-949-4365, OLD BOISE—Don’t miss the Old Boise Backyard Barbecue, featuring food, beer by Payette, Crooked Fence, Sockeye and Pabst, wine and Red Bull. Plus backyard summer games and live music by Simple Ruckus. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Sixth and Main Streets, Boise. REEF—Indulge your taste buds with salmon with roasted red pepper cream cheese and fresh avocado roll, served with sesame edamame salad and crab rangoon with caramelized pineapple. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9200, RESOLVE FUNCTIONAL HEALTH—Enjoy a FREE massage demo and special pricing. Discounted multimassage packages will also be available. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 223 N. Sixth St., Ste. 40, Boise, 208-917-2717, SILLY BIRCH—Don’t miss Silly Birch Tub Night, featuring 32 oz. Tub-O-Beer for only $3. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 507 Main St., Boise, 208-344-1889, TOM GRAINEY’S—Head on down for Rockeoke every First Thursday. 10 p.m. FREE. 109 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-2505, TRADER JOE’S—Trader Joe’s will have tailgate food and cold beer samples. As always, they’ll also have wine and cheese samples. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 300 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-336-7282, WHISKEY BAR—Join the Whiskey Bar for an exciting whiskey-and-cheese pairing. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 509 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505, ZEE’S ROOFTOP CAFE—Enjoy live music by James Orr, along with FREE appetizers, beer and wine for sale, and dinner menu. Proceeds support the Big Brothers and Sisters of Boise. Kid Friendly 5-9 p.m. FREE. 250 S. Fifth St., Boise, 208-381-0034,

South Side ATOMIC TREASURES—Stop in and check out the collection of vintage, retro, art and found objects. You’ll find decorative and unique treasures for home, jewelry, books, collectibles, vintage ephemera. Lots of weird stuff, cool junk, unusual and unforgettable gifts. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811. BOISE ART MUSEUM—BAM offers extended hours on First Thursday and admission by donation. From 4-7 p.m. in BAM’s galleries, learn about aboriginal art which influenced many works in Richard Elliott: Language of Light. Then create your own dot painting story. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. By donation. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3458330, BOISE PHILHARMONIC—Stop by the Boise Philharmonic Open House to pick up your subscriber packets, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments. Live chamber music will be provided by members of the Youth Orchestra. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-7849, BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY—If you are a writer or a fan of local work, you’ll want to join the BPL’s second annual First Thursday Writing Reading Fiction and nonfiction writers and poets are welcome; each writer will have seven minutes to read. 6:30 p.m. FREE. 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-972-8200,

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FIRST THURSDAY BONEFISH GRILL—Drop by Bonefish Grill in BoDo for $6 Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer from 4 p.m. to close, with purchase. Plus Happy Hour 3-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close. 4 p.m. FREE. 855 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-433-1234, bonefishgrill. com. BUNS IN THE OVEN—Take advantage of an extra 20 percent off all clearance prices while you check out the new winter styles by local artisan Snugglebugs. Plus hundreds of whimsical new hats, hair accessories, bow ties and photo props have just arrived. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 413 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-5683. CAPITAL CITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.—Join Boise’s urban renewal agency for an open house where upcoming projects such as The Grove Plaza renovation and personalized brick program will be showcased. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Idaho, Ste. 403, Boise. FRESH OFF THE HOOK SEAFOOD—Voted Best of Boise 10 years in a row, FOTH will be offering $2 off all beer on tap, wine and appetizers, such as Calamari Strips, Seared Ahi, Crab Cakes and more. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0220,

Thursdays at 4 p.m., May-October. 4 p.m. FREE. 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

dragons, fairies, mermaids and Day of The Dead. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018.

LIQUID—Don’t miss out on comedy tickets, plus fantastic food specials from Solid and deals on local brews at the club that features national touring acts and great comedy five nights a week. 5 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART GLASS—Explore new works by jewelry artists Bastian and Breuning. Their combination of modern, innovative jewelry design and top quality have made them a favorite over the years. Refreshments will be served. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208385-9337,

LIT & CO. CANDLES—Make a candle while you taste awesome beer samples from Edge Brewing. Summer fragrances are only $10 each, or buy three and get one FREE. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 755 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-994-1041, litandco. com. POSTMODERN BREWERS—Check out the new local art gallery, featuring work by local artists. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 603 Capital Blvd., Boise, 208-342-0944, QUE PASA—Enjoy the best in Mexican expression, featuring thousands of items from Mexican master craftsmen: sterling silver, pottery, blown glass, Talavera,

SALON 162—It all started 15 years ago when a set of Bob Ross oil paints came into life. I wouldn’t consider myself an artist, just someone who dabbles with color. My name is Travis, nice to meet you. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208386-9908. SNAKE RIVER WINERY—It’s back-to-school time and September is Teacher Appreciation Month in the Tasting Room. Show your staff credentials and receive 20 percent off of your purchase. Plus enjoy a complimentary wine flight from 5-9 p.m. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463.


GALLERY FIVE18—Acrylic artists Anne Peterson and Randy Van Dyck show their contrasting but complimentary work in An Odd Pear. You’re in for a visual treat with Anne’s vibrantly colored abstractions alongside Randy’s highly detailed birds and landscapes. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 518 S. Americana Blvd., Boise, 208-342-3773, HAIRLINES—Ready for something new for fall? Trim? Highlights? New Style? Call Lui The Hair Whisperer for an appointment. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3839009. HA’ PENNY BRIDGE IRISH PUB AND GRILL—Enjoy the special Irish menu or one of the 26 beers they have on tap, featuring 10 percent off for First Thursday. Happy hour from 4-6:30 p.m. daily and live music starts at 8:30 p.m. 5 p.m. FREE. W. 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, Boise, 208-343-5568, HAPPY FISH SUSHI / MARTINI BAR—Enjoy a special 10 percent discount on any purchases made at Happy Fish. They have full selections of liquor, 34 martinis and 24 beers on tap. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 855 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-343-4810, JOSIE ANNE’S BOUTIQUE—Fall fashions have arrived so drop by and shop this very unique boutique. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 150, Boise, 208-424-8900. JULIA DAVIS PARK—Julia Davis Park Docent Tours offer visitors an introduction to Boise’s flagship park. During the one-hour walk, which starts at the Rose Garden Gazebo, knowledgeable volunteer docents identify sites and markers of historic significance, revealing why Julia Davis Park is the cultural and historic heart of Boise. First


Get the down-low on downtown.

CAPITAL CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Construction is an inescapable fact of life in the City Trees. From the Central Addition at Fifth and Broad Streets to the Grove Plaza, Jack’s Urban Meeting Place and the apartments off Capitol Boulevard near Boise State University—the city is under construction. This First Thursday, learn more about the projects led by Capital City Development Corporation during an open house (4-9 p.m. at 405 S. Eighth St.). Project managers for the Grove Plaza renovation will be on hand, as well as those heading up two new housing projects coming to downtown: the Afton near the Boise Public Library and Roost, which will be located in the Central Addition. Bricks for the new Grove Plaza will also be available for purchase and inscription—$60 for a standard brick and $100 for a premium brick, which will be placed in a “specially designated, highly visible area,” according to CCDC. Passersby can also learn about new sidewalk stormwater designs meant to promote healthier tree growth, as well as wayfinding signs to be implemented downtown soon. BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | 11

FIRST THURSDAY SOLID GRILL & BAR—Don’t miss out on the FREE tasting, FREE art show, and FREE appetizers. Plus two-for-one drinks and live music. 5 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620,

Central Downtown NEIGHBORWORKS BOISE FRONT DOOR ART PROJECT—NeighborWorks Boise celebrates the joy of owning your first home through art and color with The Front Door Art Project at stores around downtown: Old Chicago Downtown, PreFunk, Bodovino, Grind Modern Burger, Whole Foods, The Modern, Java, R. Grey Jewelers, Zions Building and Lucky Fins. 5-9 p.m. ANGELL’S BAR AND GRILL RENATO—Enjoy live music and two-for-one house wine, cocktails and draft beer. Plus special $5 appetizers and three-course dinners with unlimited house wines from only $20. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 999 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-4900, THE ART OF WARD HOOPER GALLERY AND CUSTOM FRAMING—Check out the local art and fantastic vintage finds from all over Idaho. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-866-4627,

CITY PEANUT SHOP—Taste the newest peanut with beer from Boise Brewing. Plus Scott from MFT will be on hand sampling barbecue sauce. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 803 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-433-3931. COSTA VIDA—The coast is calling at Costa Vida downtown. Surf in for the best beach-inspired fresh Mexican food now available downtown, on the Grove. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 801 W. Main St., Boise, 208-429-4109, DAVIESMOORE—DaviesMoore calls the 805 Building home and would love to share it with Boise. Drop by for a taste of Holesinsky Wines and enjoy a gallery of historic photographs of Boise’s 805 Building. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 805 Idaho St., Ste. 50, Boise, 208-472-2129, EVERMORE PRINTS—Enjoy New Eyes, the posthumous exhibit of art by Esau Kessler (March 1967-December 2014), an Idaho artist who was involved with design, outdoor, fine art and the Boise community for the last 20 years. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 780 W. Main St., bOISE, 208-991-

3837, FLATBREAD NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA-DOWNTOWN—Enjoy happy hour from 4-6 p.m. with 50 percent off all cocktails, beer and wine. Kids under 12 eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal. 4 p.m. FREE. 800 W. Main, Ste. 230, Boise, 208-287-4757, JAMBA JUICE—Enjoy FREE samples of premium freshly squeezed juices, including all natural fresh produce, all day long. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. 132 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-658-1765, LUX FASHION LOUNGE—Find a unique selection of jewelry, hats and purses, plus different local art is featured each month. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 817 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-4589, MCU SPORTS—Drop by for samples of AMRAP NOb clean fuel for your lifestyle. Also youth football swap of equipment going on all week. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 822 W. Jefferson St., boise, 208-342-7734,


BALCONY CLUB—Brush up on your Salsa in a class from 8-9 p.m., then stick around for open Salsa dancing, followed by open dancing midnight-2 a.m. 8 p.m. $5. 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208336-1313,

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM—Take advantage of specials on products as well as audio/visual presentations on spiritual healing based on the Bible. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 222 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3445301,

THE MODE LOUNGE—Enjoy happy hour all night long and get a sneak peak at a few of their fall cocktail inventions. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-342-MODE (6633),

CHI E SHENAM WESTIN—Featuring art in the Alaska Center, with photography by Allen Ansell; Landscapes of the West by Chi E Shenam Westin; and the Art of Brian Schreiner, contemporary watercolors and acrylics. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 Main St., Boise, profiles/chieshenam-westin.html.

OLIVIN OLIVE OIL AND VINEGAR TAPROOM—Olivin is hosting Crossings Winery for tastings. Plus they’ll also offer a 10 percent discount for purchases over $40. 5-8:30 p.m. FREE. 218 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208344-0306, SNAKE RIVER TEA CO.—Enjoy FREE tea sampling, 20 percent off loose leaf tea purchases, and FREE green tea ice cream. Plus live music by Sweet Wednesday. There’ll be 5-9 p.m. FREE. 801 W. Main St., Ste. 103, Boise, 208-841-9746, THE STUDIO: AN ELITE SALON AND SPA—Enjoy photographic art by Dave Crawforth and FREE ice cream for the first 200 people, plus beverages and gift card specials. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 702 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-577-6252, facebook. com/TheStudioAnEliteSalonAndSpa.

CRAZY NEIGHBOR—Don’t miss the End of Summer Sale, featuring vintage clothing to transition into fall. Plus treats. 4-9 p.m. FREE. 1415 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-9576480, DISTRICT COFFEE HOUSE—Drop by for a FREE sample of single origin pour-over coffee and a local art display. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-1089,

FOOT DYNAMICS—Save an additional 10 percent off all items already on sale. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1021 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3863338. LANEIGE BRIDAL AND TUX—Stop by and find the dress of your dreams at LaNeige Bridal during their $299 sale. That’s right, only $299 for a wedding dress. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1020 W. Main St., Ste. 104, Boise, 208-514-0439, LILLY JANE’S CUPCAKES—Take advantage of special pricing, with $2 large cupcakes and $1 baby cakes. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St., Ste. 111, Boise, 208-336-1747, ONE NINTEEN BOISE—Review floor plans, prices and finishes for Boise’s newest condominium project. There’ll be local beverages, food and an opportunity to discuss downtown housing. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 117 S. 10th St., Boise, 208-3434606,


TIGER PROP—Start the day off right with FREE Starbucks coffee and pastries from 8 a.m. until they run out. Then unleash your inner child and enjoy games, prizes and carnival-style snacks beginning at 5 p.m. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. 850 W. Main St., Boise, 208-914-6117,

BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE—Art of the Worm: Get to know the underground worms that Bittercreek Alehouse employs in their quest to eliminate organic waste. Tours run from 6-8:30 p.m. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-4296340,

THE CHOCOLAT BAR—Don’t miss your chance to try the new grapefruit truffles and margarita truffles. Sawtooth winery will be on hand for chocolate and wine pairings. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-338-7771,

BOISE CREATIVE CENTER—Enjoy live art/painting performances and all new art by amazing local artists. Kids are always welcome. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1204 W. Front St., Boise, 208-371-9697,

SUPERB SUSHI—Swing on down and sample some awesome wines and also the in-house smoked salmon samples. Unlimited $1 nigiri with the purchase of any sushi roll all night long. Located beneath Thomas Hammer Coffee. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 208 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-0123,

BANK OF THE WEST—Stop by enjoy a FREE cup of iced coffee, provided by Moxie Java, and meet the downtown Bank of the West team. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 827 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-343-0606,

CHANDLERS—Enjoy some special new bites at Chandlers New Social Hour from 4-6 p.m., featuring a menu of delicious small plates and creative cocktails, all priced between $5-$7. 4 p.m. FREE. 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-383-4300,

MIXED GREENS—The Local is bringing some mouthwatering drinks and/or food tastes. Also take 20 percent off all goods made by Mixed Greens. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 237 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-1605,

West Side

Preseason warm up.

BOISE PHILHARMONIC The Boise Philharmonic is gearing up for its 2015-2016 season beginning Friday, Sept. 25, with eight concerts. Some of the highlights include guest artists Joseph FireCrow, playing the Native American flute in October; audience favorite the Holiday Pops in December; and Changlu Wu, playing the pipa, a Chinese string instrument, in February 2016. To kick off the season, the Philharmonic welcomes the public to an open house at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy (6-8 p.m., 516 S. Ninth St.), where members of the Youth Orchestra will provide live chamber music in a string quartet. Philharmonic subscribers can pick up their season tickets during the event and tickets will also be available for purchase.

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ALLAN R. ANSELL PHOTOGRAPHY—Featuring an open studio, with complimentary portraits. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 Main St., Boise, 208-863-2808, ART SOURCE GALLERY—Laurel Lake McGuire will show her western landscapes. With music by Larry Buttel. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, BEN & JERRY’S—As always, enjoy $1 scoops all day on First Thursday. 1-8 p.m. FREE. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992, BOISE ART GLASS AND FIREFUSION STUDIO—Watch FREE demonstrations while enjoying light refreshments. Craft Brew Alliance will be sampling and selling beer. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-345-1825,

The doors of perception are open.

THE FRONT DOOR ART PROJECT Participants in this month’s First Thursday may notice a trend: 10 front doors of businesses around town decorated by local artists. The project was launched by NeighborWorks Boise—the same organization that heads up Rake Up Boise and Paint the Town. “We’re trying to open minds to what homeownership means to different people,” said Connie Condie, resource development director for NeighborWorks. “People from all walks of life are struggling to come back from the 2008 loss. ... Many never thought homeownership was a possibility.” One artist took a front door and created a visual representation of the song “Our House” recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, using stained class and 3-D art. “It’s the whole song on the door basically,” Condie said. “It’s that safe, happy home where you build and grow.” The doors will be on display at downtown businesses, including Grind Modern Burger, Java, Old Chicago, Lucky Fins, PreFunk Beer Bar, The Modern and Bodovino through Tuesday, Sept. 22. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

CALENDAR WEDNESDAY SEPT. 2 Festivals & Events CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—3-7 p.m. FREE. Indian Creek Park, Corner of Seventh and Blaine streets, Caldwell. IDAHO JOB AND CAREER FAIR—Check out the jobs at the FREE Idaho Job and Career Fair. Plus workshops on resumes and interviews for job seekers. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871. ZIONS BANK SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE—Learn to navigate the waters of the business marketplace during this daylong conference featuring influential speakers, best practices and networking with entrepreneurs. Plus complimentary lunch. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900. business/small-business-conference.jsp.

On Stage ARIANA GRANDE—The pop diva brings her Honeymoon Tour to town, along with Latin superstar Prince Royce. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise, 208426-1900, HIERONYMUS BOGS— This one-man troupe’s performances embrace the ties between music, poetry and art. Garbed in self-fashioned regalia, Bogs is known for injecting his live shows with poetic recitations, contemplative songs and short vignettes that veer offstage. Each form addresses themes of creativity, introspection and love. 6 p.m. FREE. Edge Brewing Co., 525 N. Steelhead Way, Boise, 208-9952979. VAUDEVILLE ON THE EDGE: AN OPERATIC MELODRAMA—Frankly Burlesque and Opera Elect join forces for this odd yet strangely enticing juxtaposition of opera and burlesque in a show that has never been seen before. Low brow burlesque injects its saucy self into the



high brow world of opera, featuring performers from Velocity Pole Art and comedian Paycen McGahey. 9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, m.bpt. me/event/2072701.

Art AMY PENCE-BROWN: MONSTERS—Through Sept. 30. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Bricolage, 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718, CO-CREATION PROJECT—Through Sept. 27. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, DEFYING GRAVITY: INTERVENTIONS IN CLAY—Through Sept. 18. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, GEORGE MANLOVE: ESCAPE ON EARTH—Through Sept. 23. 10 a.m.5 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at Finer Frames, 164 E. State St., Ste. B, Eagle, 208-888-9898, finerframes. com. GROUP F/64: REVOLUTIONARY VISION—Through Oct. 25. 10 a.m.5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208345-8330, LILY MARTINA LEE AND MARTA LEE: HALF SISTER—Through Sept. 13. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Gallery, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-4263049. MELISSA ‘SASI’ CHAMBERS: TARP ART—Through Oct. 31. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Reel Foods Fish Market and Oyster Bar, 611 Capital Blvd., Boise, 208-342-2727. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS KAY HARDY AND GREGORY KASLO COLLECTION—Through March 13, 2016. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, NEIGHBORWORKS BOISE FRONT DOOR ART PROJECT—Ten prominent local artists have taken average front doors and transformed them into stirring works of art. The decorated doors will be on display in local businesses around downtown Boise through Sept. 22. To see a map with locations and artists, visit Sept. 2-22. FREE. 208-258-6222,

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



PAUL VEXLER: RIBBONS— Through May 8, 2016. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208345-8330, RICHARD C. ELLIOTT: LANGUAGE OF LIGHT—Through Oct. 4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

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CALENDAR SALLY DEMASI: THE COLORS OF IDAHO—Through Sept. 7. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Crossings Winery, 1289 W. Madison Ave., Glenns Ferry, 208-366-2313, crossingswinery. com.

Young, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, at 208-327-7095 or Registration is due by Sept. 8. FREE.

TVAA: HUNTING AND GATHERING—Through Oct. 16. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Public Radio, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-426-3663,

Animals & Pets

WEATHER OR NOT—Through March 20, 2016. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3458330,

Citizen 14TH ANNUAL BOISE RIVERSWEEP VOLUNTEERS—Help pick up trash that has accumulated along the Boise River on Saturday, Sept. 12. In the Boise area, preregister with Jerry Pugh, Boise Parks and Recreation, at 208-608-7617 or For other areas, preregister with Michael

IDAHO HUMANE SOCIETY FRIENDS FOR LIFE PET PHOTO CONTEST—The IHS is accepting photos of companion animals depicted in a humane and dignified manner, to be considered for the seventh annual “Friends for Life” calendar. To enter, visit the special website. Deadline is Friday, Oct. 9. $15. Idaho Humane Society, 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise, 208-3423508, idahohumanesociet.

THURSDAY SEPT. 3 Festivals & Events


BRICOLAGE—Help Bricolage celebrate their shop redesign with a storewide 20 percent off sale. You can have a snack while you shop and check out the new design and Amy Pence-Brown’s show Monsters, in case you missed the opening last month. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-3453718,

to Mary Cozby at mary.cozby@ A FREE dinner will be provided for the first 200 people. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Scentsy Commons, 2701 E. Pine Ave., Meridian, 208-855-0617,

plays in one wild 97-minute ride that will leave you helpless with laughter. Through Sept. 12. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre. com.

On Stage

COMMUNITY INSIGHT SESSION: POTENTIAL CWI ADA COUNTY CAMPUS—The College of Western Idaho is exploring the opportunity to build an urban campus for the community college at Main Street and Whitewater Park Boulevard in Boise’s West End. CTA Architects Engineers want to hear what you think. 4:15-7:15 p.m. FREE. Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., Boise, 208-338-3520,

COMEDIAN CHRIS NEFF—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

VAUDEVILLE ON THE EDGE: AN OPERATIC MELODRAMA—9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, event/2072701.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER KICKOFF— Learn more about how you can participate or register in the American Cancer Society’s 5K, or you’d like to get to know your community, RSVP

RAW BOISE: BOLD—Enjoy a night of local talent featuring over 40 artists across visual art, photography, live music, performing arts, hair and makeup, and fashion. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $15-$20. PowerHouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-4005, boise/bold. STAGE COACH: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED (REVISED)— Join the madcap cast in tights as they weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s



VAUDEVILLE ON THE EDGE: AN OPERATIC MELODRAMA Boise burlesque fans may be familiar with Frankie McDonald, a.k.a. Frankly Frankie, from her long stint at Red Light Variety Show. With Vaudeville on the Edge: An Operatic Melodrama, Frankie has struck out on her own. Like RLVS, VotE features a raucous mix of stage media, including an opener by Boise comedian Paycen McGahey, a selection of short skits from Frankie and friends, and a selection of pieces from Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen, by Opera Elect, which is fresh from a series of performances in Tacoma, Wash. Join the party at the Visual Arts Collective Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 2-4. Doors open at 8 p.m. 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 14 | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | BOISEweekly

Art 2015 BIENNIAL BOISE STATE ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION—Check out recent projects and research by 20 artists teaching in the Boise State Art Department through Nov. 5. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 1, Liberal Arts Building, Room 170, and Gallery 2, Hemingway Center, Room 110, 1819 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-3994, art.

TOUR: DEFYING GRAVITY—Enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibit with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491,

Talks & Lectures HOW TO SPEND AND USE BITCOIN—Join Bitcoin enthusiasts RonnieB and Grant Anderson in the Marion Bingham Room to learn more about the cutting-edge digital currency. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-972-8200, boisepubliclibrary. org. LIV DISTRICT: LASTING, INNOVATIVE AND VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS—Find out what the LIV District is and what’s happening right here in your own backyard. 4 p.m. FREE. University of Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front St., Boise. 208-364-2999,


Welcome to India.

Come outta your cave.



On Saturday evening, Boiseans have a chance to be immersed in one of the world’s oldest and most diverse cultures during the 15th annual Festival of India at the Boise Hare Krishna Temple (near Boise State University). According to the temple’s website, the festival of Janmashtami is a celebration of Sri Krishna who, “descended to Earth 5,000 years ago in order to protect the pious and reestablish the principles of virtue. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original person, who appears as a fresh blooming youth of 16 years.” It’s a birthday party to beat all birthday parties and includes Indian dances and dramas, the “House of 10,000 Flowers,” traditional Indian music and more than 100 vegetarian Indian dishes. 6:30-10 p.m., FREE. Boise Hare Krishna Temple, 1615 Martha St., 208-344-4274,

This Labor Day, celebrate Americana at the third annual Hermit Music Festival, with events at Boise Hive, Mardi Gras, Juniper and Indian Creek Winery. The blues/country/bluegrass/old-time/singer-songwriter festival starts Friday with workshops, followed by a good ol’ fashioned square dance and wrapping up with live music afterhours at Juniper. Head out to Indian Creek Winery on Saturday, ZKHUHWZRVWDJHVZLOOEH¿OOHGZLWKPXVLFLDQVIURPDFURVVWKH Northwest. Camping is available and Sunday will be another strumming good time. Friday, 3 p.m.-late; Saturday, noon-late; Sunday, noon-8 p.m. $25-$50, tickets available online, at Indian Creek and at Record Exchange. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791, BOISE WEEKLY.COM


Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491,

Festivals & Events

Sports & Fitness

HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—Pack your Labor Day weekend with a slew of local and regional bands, craft food, beer and wine, workshops, a square dance and a real good time. Festival events will take place at Indian Creek Winery in Kuna, as well as Juniper, the Mardi Gras and Boise Hive. Check the website for details. 3-10 p.m. $25-$30 day pass, $50 weekend pass. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791.

BRONCOS FOOTBALL 2015 SEASON OPENER—The Broncos kick off their season with one of the most anticipated games in the program’s history, when they square off against former head coach Chris Petersen’s Washington Huskies. 8:15 p.m. $84-$350. Boise State Broncos Albertsons Stadium, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-4264737,


SUSTAINABLE IS POSSIBLE COMMUNITY EVENT—The presentation “Sustainable is Possible: Creating Low Carbon, High Quality Lives... Together” shows how we can live high quality lives while using only 10 percent of the resources of the average American. A screening of the film Inhabit will follow the presentation. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise.

15TH FESTIVAL OF INDIA—Drop by for authentic Indian food, dances, music and fancy dress competition at this family-friendly cultural event. 6:4510 p.m. FREE. Boise Hare Krishna Temple, 1615 Martha St., Boise, 208-344-4274,

On Stage

BOISE FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers

BLT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS—8 p.m. $18-$22. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater. org.

Festivals & Events

Market, 10th and Grove, Boise, 208-345-9287, 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, HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—11 a.m.-9 p.m. $25-$30. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791, NAMPA FARMERS’ MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Lloyd Square, Intersection of 14th and Front streets, Nampa. REDISCOVERED BOOKS GRAND OPENING PARTY—Join the friendly folks at Rediscovered Books all day to celebrate the store’s expansion to double its former size. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, ROSEBERRY OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL—Enjoy your ice cream at this old-fashioned social, featuring old-time demonstrations, strong men, games and Finn bread. 1-4 p.m. $TBA. Roseberry Townsite, 2598 E. Roseberry Road, McCall, McCall Chamber 800-260-5130 or 208-634-7631,

MILD ABANDON By E.J. Pettinger

COMEDIAN CHRIS NEFF—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $17.50. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—Through Sept. 27. 7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, STAGE COACH: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED (REVISED)—8 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, STARLIGHT MOUNTAIN: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS—Through Sept. 12. 8 p.m. $9$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, VAUDEVILLE ON THE EDGE: AN OPERATIC MELODRAMA—9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, event/2072701.

Art SVCA GALLERY WALK: DEFYING GRAVITY—Start your Gallery Walk at the Center with Defying Gravity: Interventions in Clay before heading to the other exhibits. 5 p.m. FREE.


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CALENDAR On Stage BLT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS—8 p.m. $18-$22. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater. org. COMEDIAN CHRIS NEFF—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $17.50. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—Two teams of comics battle it out for your laughs. Suitable for all ages. 7:30 p.m. $9.99. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-991-4746, ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, STAGE COACH: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED (REVISED)— J8 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, STARLIGHT MOUNTAIN: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS—8 p.m. $9-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

Sports & Fitness Hosted by St. Luke’s Nurse-Midwives

Midwives Across America

September 17, 2015 Thursday, 7:00 p.m. The Flicks 646 W. Fulton Street, Boise Tickets available in advance or at the door. Suggested donation: $5 per adult. For tickets or information, call (208) 706-3220.

The Mama Sherpas:

RIDE FOR HOPE—Help give poverty-stricken kids in India the hope for a better life by joining one of two charity rides: 30-miles and metric century. 7:30 a.m. $50-$75. Bernie Fisher Memorial Park, Swan Falls Road and Avalon St., Kuna. rideforhope. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLER DERBY—Enjoy rough-and-tumble roller derby action as the All Stars battle The Throwbacks, followed by BRR vs. Portneuf Valley Bruisers at 8 p.m. 7 p.m. $10-$15. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8497,

speare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, STAGE COACH: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED (REVISED)—2 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

MONDAY SEPT. 7 Workshops & Classes ICON PAINTING CLASS— Check out this five-day workshop introducing techniques and spiritual discipline of traditional Christian iconography. To register, email lisa@holy-icons. com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $400. St. Seraphim of Sarov Russian Orthodox Church, 872 N. 29th St., Boise, 208-345-1553.

Talks & Lectures RARE EARTH ELEMENTS: MODERN USES AND GEOLOGY—Join Dr. Virginia Gillerman to learn about rare earth elements and other critical metals in Idaho, how these elements are used, where they are found and more. 1-2 p.m. FREE-$5. Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-368-9876,

TUESDAY SEPT. 8 On Stage ERIC BIBB—Bluesman Eric Bibb hits the Sapphire Room stage in support of his latest album, Blues People. 7:30 p.m. $22-$27. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871, ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

Workshops & Classes SOLUTIONS FOR LOW BACK PAIN—Corey DuPont, director of Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy in Nampa, will lead an class including exercises, stretches and self-management strategies. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-468-5800, SVCA OPEN STUDIO: LIFE DRAWING CLASSES—Brush up on your figure drawing skills. Sign-up for one session or participate in all six. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 per session. Sun Valley Center for the ArtsHailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter. org.


Real Dialogue from the naked city

SUNDAY SEPT. 6 Festivals & Events HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—11 a.m.-9 p.m. $25-$30. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791,

On Stage COMEDIAN CHRIS NEFF—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho ShakeOverheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail

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Some words, facts and info to give students a little perspective When my dad drove me to school from north Idaho more than 15 years ago, we stopped to grab a bite to eat on a busy strip mall-filled street in a west Treasure Valley town I had never visited. In retrospect, it was not an especially wise decision to enroll in a college I knew nothing about, other than what was included in the glossy brochures that showed up at my high-school counseling office. Still, there I was, sitting in the cafe across from my dad, looking out the window as we picked at our burgers. I watched the pickups roll by, loaded with farm supplies, and thought with some trepidation that I’d landed in a place even farther removed from the wider world than my hometown. I swear I saw tumbleweeds blow down the street. After some period of silence, my dad cleared his throat and asked, “Are you sure you want to live here for four years?” I wasn’t sure, but in that moment I decided that I would have to be. The financial aid documents had been filed, the loans taken out, all my stuff boxed up and driven nearly 500 miles to a place that was more different from the lakes and forests of north Idaho than I had imagined. What followed were four years that changed and challenged me, introducing me to people and ideas that I count as priceless to this day. Not least of which is my wife, whom I met on the second day of class. We’ve been together ever since, married for nearly 10 years and have two kids. How’s that for the transformative power of a good college education? I have no doubt similar rituals have transpired across the country this past week or so, with jittery kids sitting in weird diners trying to say goodbye to their parents—both already feeling the mix of excitement and dread that comes with a fresh adventure. Even years later it’s easy to tap into a sense of exhilaration as a new school year begins. To all the students, good luck and congratulations. What follows are some interesting, amusing and hopefully helpful tidbits to give some perspective on this next phase of your lives. Trust me, if you keep an open mind, take things as they come and don’t worry too much, they will be some of your most important years. JENNELLE BRUNNER


—Zach Hagadone

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According to Psychology Today, upwards of 40 percent of tech users suffer from nomophobia, or fear of being without a smartphone. The effects are described as anxiety, nausea and accelerated heart rate—and can be as severe as chest pain and the onset of panic attacks. Losing battery power can be as bad as losing your smartphone, but you can avoid nomophobic symptoms if you plan ahead and invest in some energy insurance. With an editor $32.99-$99.99 rating of “excellent” from PC Mag, the uNu Superpak, a portable battery charger, may well be sanity saver and, right now, an excellent gift for your favorite college co-ed: Though listed at $99.99, the Apple-certified, Android-compatible uNu Superpak is on sale for $32.99 at According to PC Mag, the unit is good for two to three smartphone charges before it needs to be plugged in (it supports speedy charging for the battery itself) and with two USB ports, it can also charge your tablet. The Superpak comes with a two-in-one lightning cable 8-pin and MicroUSB cable, so it works with iPhone 4-6, Samsung Galaxy S6-S5 and Notes 3-5, and other Android phones. Measuring 3.6 by 3.1 by 0.8 inches and weighing in at 8.96 ounces, it’s a lightweight, easily carried power plant that will put your mind at ease. —Zach Hagadone









Number of students expected to attend U.S. colleges and universities in fall 2015, an increase of 4.9 million since fall 2000

Number of female U.S. college students expected to enroll in fall 2015

Number of male U.S. college students expected to enroll in fall 2015

Number of U.S. college students under 25 years of age in 2013.

Number of U.S. college students expected to attend full-time

Average annual cost for undergraduate study (including tuition, fees, room and board) at U.S. public institutions in the 2013-2014 academic year

Average annual cost for undergraduate study at U.S. private, for-profit institutions

Average annual cost for undergraduate study at U.S. private nonprofit institutions

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

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FACTS ABOUT THIS YEAR’S COLLEGE FRESHMEN, BORN 1996-1997: For most, Princess Diana and Prince Charles were never married during their lifetimes. For many Princess Di was never even alive. Internet connected computers went from 1 million to 10 million the year they were born. They are the same age as (or younger than) Ebay, Java, Duke Nukem 3D and Ask Jeeves. They have never lived during a time when a human was the best chess player on earth. They have never lived during a time when mammals could not be cloned. They have never lived during a time was a Bush or Clinton wasn’t either in office, in a cabinet position or seeking election (same goes for anyone born since 1976, the year Bill Clinton was elected as Arkansas attorney general)


DVD’s have been available in Japan for their entire lives. Titanic was No. 1 at the box office in 1997, followed by Men in Black and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The Taliban was in control of Kabul, Afghanistan and Benjamin Netanyahu was the prime minister of Israel when they were born. The Unabomber has been in jail for their entire lives.

The first text message was sent before they were born and cellphone users have been able to connect to the Internet since they were toddlers. They are not old enough to remember watching new episodes of Seinfeld. Until Aug. 6, 2015, Jon Stewart had been hosting The Daily Show for their entire lives. For most, Tupac Shakur has always been dead.

The federal debt was $5.2 trillion and unemployment was 5.4 percent during their birth year; today those figures are $18.3 trillion and 5.5 percent, respectively.

Boy band Hanson became an international phenomenon the year they were born and has remained active ever since.

The United States has been at war since they were in kindergarten.

Auto-tune technology was invented during their birth year.

Emily and Madison were the most popular girls’ names, and Jacob and Austin the most popular boys’ names in Idaho the year they were born.

They are the same age as the Harry Potter book series. Sources:,,, treasurydirect. gov,,,,,

BY THE NUMBERS BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY: • Fall 2014 enrollment: 22,259 • Percentage increase in enrollment: 18% • Percentage increase in degrees granted: 52% • Number of graduates granted degrees: 3,800 • Number of students enrolled during summer 2015: 9,000 • Ranking for the Boise State College of Education: No. 3 in the Northwest, behind University of Washington and Oregon State University • Percentage ranking for graduate enrollment growth: Top 5% among 587 universities Boise State degrees awarded in the past year by discipline (includes undergrad and graduate students): • Health Science: 19% • Social and Behavioral: 19% • Business: 18% • Arts and Humanities: 17% • STEM: 14% • Education: 11% • Other: 2%

COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO: • Fall 2014 enrollment (credit students): 10,217

• Fall 2014 enrollment (non-credit students): 10,480 • Percentage of full- versus part-time students: 34% vs. 66% • Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1 • Number of degrees awarded (2013-2014): 1,260 • Percentage of Treasure Valley residents: 91%

NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY: • Fall 2014 enrollment: 2,058 • Number of students taking online courses: >6,000 • Percentage of students with “Nazarene” in their church background: 45% • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1 • Areas of study: >60 • Degrees offered: BA, BS, MA,MBA, MDiv, MEd, MS, MSN, MSW, EdS, EdD, PhD

COLLEGE OF IDAHO: • Fall 2014 enrollment: 1,140 • Percentage of international students: 10% • Number of varsity sports teams offered at C of I: 19 • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1 • Ranking by Forbes in America’s Top Colleges: No. 1 in Idaho • Number of majors offered: 26

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Sales of liquor are up in Idaho, but not because people are drinking more. BW digs into the numbers JESSICA MURRI

When Howard Wasserstein walks into the liquor store on Broadway Avenue and Beacon Street, he sees a “big jewelry store.” “You’re thinking, ‘What? How can a liquor store look like a jewelry store?’ But you’ll see. Designing liquor stores is one of my favorite things,” he said. As deputy director for Procurement, Distribution and Retail Operations for the Idaho State Liquor Division, Wasserstein’s job begins as soon as the delivery truck stocks the warehouse. It continues as products head through retail stores around Idaho, right up to the moment when a customer takes a bottle off the shelf. Wasserstein said he’s one of those people who’s happy to go to work every day. Stepping into the 9-month-old Broadway Avenue liquor store (which is in the same strip mall as an Albertsons and a Noodle Express), Wasserstein pointed out how his comparison makes sense. Faux hardwood covers the floors, the ceiling is painted a deep black and track lighting accents the room. Deep cherry wood shelves hold more than 1,000 glass bottles. “You don’t see the lights embedded on the shelving units, but they reflect down and create a waterfall effect,” he said. “It shines on the bottles like it would light up the box in a jewelry store.” There is a stark difference between the Broadway store and how liquor stores around the state have always looked. “They were a little bit more black-and-white, government-looking—what you’d expect from a state-run liquor store,” Wasserstein said. “Everything would be kind of blah-blah carpeting, overhead florescent lighting, and you couldn’t tell who worked there because there was no uniform code.” As liquor sales in Idaho continue a yearslong upward trend, Wasserstein works to transform more stores into glossy retail centers like the one on Broadway. It’s an effort to create a friendlier customer environment that maximizes revenue from liquor sales. So far, the investment is paying off.

A BETTER TASTE The night before Thanksgiving 2014, a mysterious fire started in the strip mall formerly housing the liquor store on Broadway Avenue. Five businesses were destroyed. At the time, the Liquor Division had already secured a new storefront and scrambled to get the new location up and running. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

Wasserstein set up whatever shelves he could get his hands on and made signs out of printer paper. Three weeks to the day of the fire, the new store was open for business, though it looked nothing like it does now. With so much new inventory flooding the liquor retail market, the store needed a change anyway. Idaho State Liquor Division Director Jeff Anderson called it a “phenomenon.” “There’s been this explosion of Stock Keeping Units—different brands, sizes, flavors,” he said. “In order to meet the market, a store could have been shelved with 600 items. Now, it’s more like 1,300. That requires more shelf space and room.” The new store is substantially bigger and more open, with new products, cocktail ingredients and sale items throughout. Where there used to be a dozen varieties of bourbon, now there are almost 30. Where there used to be one type of vodka, now there are more than 50—some of the weirder vodka flavors include glazed donut, cotton candy and salted caramel. The 2014 Annual Report released by ISLD shows the trend of liquor sales on a continual upswing. This year, liquor sales resulted in $63 million for the state. In 2013, the numbers were about $3 million less. In 2012, the numbers were higher, but only because of some ISLD efficiency measures. In reality, liquor sales for 2012 were closer to $55 million, according to Anderson. Despite the rise in profits, Anderson said people aren’t necessarily drinking more. Per-capita consumption remains low, while sales continue to climb. “People aren’t just boozing it up,” he said. “Their tastes are evolving.” Anderson said 20 years ago, most people who shopped at liquor stores drank whiskey or scotch. Most young people would take a Budweiser over that. Now, people have more spirits to choose from, so are moving away from beer and wine sales. Liquor stores in Idaho are also making it easier to purchase spirits with more locations (there are 12 inside Boise city limits), longer hours (most stores don’t close until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights) and better selections. “People don’t have to figure out where their cocktail menu book is,” Anderson said. “They can take that orange vodka, and put some tonic water in there and have a nice, refreshing drink.”

Anderson said a recovering economy also means Idaho consumers are willing to spend a little more for a bottle, contributing to the increase. The same holds true for on-premise drinking—meaning alcoholic beverages ordered at bars and restaurants. While the recession was in full force, Anderson said people didn’t want to spend $9 on a cocktail. Now, people have more disposable income, so are likely to spend a little more. “It’s a canary-in-the-coal-mine indicator that economists look at, actually,” Anderson said. “People are treating themselves.”

DISTRIBUTING THE CASH Liquor sales for fiscal year 2014—July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015— brought more than $63 million to the state of Idaho. Every year, those revenues are distributed through a fixed formula: about 2 percent goes to public schools ($1.2 million), 3.3 percent goes to substance abuse treatment, 1 percent goes to the state’s three community colleges ($200,000 each), some goes to court services and welfare, and the rest is dispersed to the state’s general fund and then divvied up to counties and cities. It gets complicated. The general fund and the city/county fund split the money 50/50. What the cities and counties get depends on how much liquor they sold. For example, Boise sold $32.8 million in liquor in 2013 and received $3.2 million in 2014. Liquor Division CFO Tony Faraca said cities and counties are handed a check and allowed to do what they want with the extra cash. “I think Boise’s goes into their general fund,” he said. “Some communities send it to the police department, others give it to parks and recreation.” According to the most recent report, 2014 liquor sales contributed $24.2 million to the state’s general fund. While it’s a helpful boost here and there, it makes up only a small portion of the fund. “We generated $5.2 billion for our general fund from sales tax, property tax and income tax,” said Keith Bybee, principal budget and policy analyst for the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. “So $63 million out of $5.2 billion—I think that could be defined as a drop in the bucket.” Still, Anderson projects the Liquor Division will earn threequarters of a billion dollars for the state, counties and cities over BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | 21

TOP SELLING BRANDS* FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 the next decade. He and Faraca both take it as a point of pride that the money from liquor sales stays in Idaho. That’s different for states that have privatized their liquor sales, opening the market to private sellers of hard alcohol under more relaxed regulations. Idaho is one of 21 states and municipalities that still control liquor sales—along with Alabama, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming. Since Idaho is still a so-called “control state,” liquor can only be purchased at state stores and never at retailers like Albertsons or Wal-Mart. “Everything we earn and make stays in Idaho,” Faraca said. “If you compare it to Washington [which privatized liquor sales in 2012], its retailers like Wal-Mart have headquarters in Arkansas. That money doesn’t stay in the state, it goes back to wherever those companies are headquartered at, then to the shareholders and dividends. Most of those are out of state.” One of those states benefiting from Washington liquor purchases is Idaho. Before the policy change in 2012, the price of liquor was about the same on both sides of the border. After Washington privatized sales, it added a 20.5 percent tax at checkout, whereas in the Gem State it’s still only 6 percent. Patron Tequila is a good example. In both Washington and Idaho, the bottle’s shelf price is around $50. In Idaho, it costs about $53 after tax. In Washington, it’s closer to $65. “The real beneficiary is the little, tiny town of State Line,” Faraca said. State Line, Idaho sits right on the Idaho/Washington border near Interstate 90, between Post Falls, Idaho and Spokane, Wash. After Washington privatized liquor sales, the three stores in Post Falls were quickly overwhelmed by border business and the Liquor Division added its first new liquor store in several years to the town of State Line. Though it boasts a population of about 40 people, State Line has the largest liquor store in the state with sales 50 percent higher than any single store in Boise—nearly $6 million in 2014 alone. “I don’t know what they’ll do with their distribution,” Faraca said. “Maybe they’ll pave their streets with gold.”

KEEP THE LIQUOR POURING The Liquor Division doesn’t go out of its way to promote its product. It doesn’t do any advertising or marketing. While some consumers may find the control-state regulations irritating, Faraca calls it a win-win. “I lived in California for awhile, which is an open state,” he said. “I moved back to Idaho and I thought it was so much easier when I could buy a bottle at Albertsons or WinCo. Now I realize the benefit of what we do. We see all the statistics about life and death, spousal abuse, car accidents and mortality rates, and control

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states have lower instances of those types of social ills compared to open states.” Anderson agreed. “What’s the value of not being able to pick up a half-pint of cheap vodka at 1:15 in the morning, after you’ve already been at happy hour for five hours?” he said. “We will not do things to stimulate the demand of a temperate consumer. Giving back is a result of what we do, it’s not why we exist.” The people at the helm—Anderson, Faraca, Wasserstein—are more interested in running the Liquor Division like a business than a government agency. For proof, visit the liquor stores on Grove Street in downtown Boise. Wasserstein designed it during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, picking bright, tropical colors for the walls and designing a stadium-like ceiling. The checkout counter is made of barn wood and decorated with sheets of copper. Einstein lightbulbs hang above it. The concrete floor is coated in an espresso stain. It’s a stark difference from the stores that haven’t been redone yet, like the location on State and 17th streets, which is cramped and brightly lit with florescent lights. The dark green carpet is speckled with old stains. Anderson said changing the face of liquor stores will help attract more customers—namely women. “The environments we’re creating are potentially more inviting for a female consumer,” he said. “If your store is in a lousy location with a poorly lit parking lot, some women would rather go pick up a bottle of wine.” Faraca added that more women have come into the industry since the 1990s with the proliferation of lower-proof alcohols and more flavors. “We have suppliers that literally credit Sex and the City for bringing women into cocktails—cosmos and that sort of thing,” Faraca said. Before this massive facelift, Wasserstein said 70 percent of his customers were male. It’s his goal to change that paradigm, but he hasn’t seen much change yet. Still, the Liquor Division is innovating. It launched a new website and campaign called Mix, Blend, Enjoy Responsibly. As with the redesigned stores and retail-focused business mindset, the website looks nothing like a government agency’s homepage. It features cocktail recipes, product promotions, pictures of women holding colorful drinks and a banner photo of a couple toasting in front of a mountain range. “We’re putting our best foot forward,” Wasserstein said. “We’re trying to be as good at retailing as Whole Foods or an Apple Store. That’s the target, and there’s no reason why we can’t do that here in Idaho.”

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THE PLAY’S THE THING Boise playwright with autism honored at Kennedy Center GEORGE PRENTICE

To describe Christopher Huntsman as soft-spoken would be a major understatement. The young playwright’s words come sparingly, sometimes 1015 seconds apart, and always in hushed tones. But when asked about the creative process of crafting his award-winning play, A Journey to the Mind’s Eye, the 19-year-old’s eyes brightened. He sat up straight on the couch in his family’s north Boise living room, his arm and forefinger extended. “Here’s the story,” Christopher said, moving his arm horizontally in a straight line. “Then, Christopher Huntsman sits in Boise’s Freak Alley, next to an image of a cabin that is the setting for his play, there’s rising action,” he added, slowly raising up A Journey to the Mind’s Eye, winner of the Kennedy Center VSA Playwright Discovery Competition. his arm. “And then…” He took another extended pause. “And then, climax. Descending action,” he said, slowly bringing down his arm. “And of is 6-feet, 5-inches tall. He has black hair. He lives tion technology associate before becoming a course, conclusion.” full-time caregiver for his son this year. in a very particular cabin.” His description was simple. It contained no “I must tell you that it was quite a stunning Christopher took a long pause. unnecessary words or phrases. In effect, it was the moment to get a call from Washington, D.C., “And of course, he has autism,” he added. perfect response. and someone from the Kennedy Center asking When asked if Nick was based on himself, There are many words to describe Christopher, to speak to your son,” Walt said. “Honestly, we Christopher broke into a slow smile. a recent Boise High School graduate: brilliant, had almost forgotten that Christopher entered “A lot of people think I relate to Nick,” he creative, talented—and autistic, making his the competition.” improbable story as an award-winning playwright said. “I’m not so sure.” That phone call in July was a life-changing Christopher was born in May 1996, seven all the more remarkable. moment. Christopher learned his play was years before his parents, Walt and Teresa, moved Better yet, on Labor Day weekend, Christoselected in the senior division (grades 10-12) from the family from Illinois to Idaho in 2003. The pher and his parents will travel to Washington, among nearly 400 international entries received Huntsmans said they chose Boise from a Places D.C., where they will watch an excerpt from his Rated Almanac, deciding it was the ideal environ- by the Kennedy Center, and would be produced play performed on stage at the Kennedy Center there Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6. ment for their family. as part of the distinguished “I can’t think of anything else that brings chills “When Christopher was institution’s Very Special Arts KENNEDY CENTER VSA PLAYWRIGHT to my skin or excitement to a young playwright a baby, the first thing they (VSA) Playwright Discovery DISCOVERY COMPETITION than to hear an audience laugh or gasp or applaud do is tell a parent that there Competition. Page-to-Stage New Play Festival your work. It’s an amazing final event,” said Betty are milestones for the infant, “But here’s the thing: Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday Sept. 6 Siegel, director of VSA and Accessibility at the like lifting his head or sitting This is Christopher’s first Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center, from her D.C. office. “We hold up. He was delayed,” Teresa play,” said his mother, all of our playwright discovery participants to a said. “Christopher didn’t sit resa Huntsman. “He’s never up until he was a year old and very high bar. And our responsibility is to enable taken a drama class. He has them to excel in meeting our expectations; but, he didn’t walk until he was 2. When Christopher never been involved in theater.” more importantly, their own expectations.” was 4 years old, he got a formal diagnosis on the It’s a stunning revelation, considering ChrisBack in Boise, Christopher said his play about topher’s entry is a near-perfect 18-page play, ideal autism spectrum.” Christopher attended Cynthia Mann Elemen- Nick, Emma, autism and life’s possibilities was deas a screenplay for a short film or episode of a TV tary, Hillside Junior High and Boise High School, signed to “inspire people who are in deep tragedy series. When asked again to describe his story, to not give up on themselves.” Christopher quickly stood up from the couch and concluding this past spring with what he called “And that’s for people both with and without his “super senior” year to take extra academic left the room, returning a few minutes later with autism,” he said. “Maybe I see things others classes before graduating in May. two paper dolls representing the main characters “As for the future, well, we’re still in the discov- don’t.” in his play. His eyes twinkled once more as he took ery phase of learning what he can do and how he “This is Emma. She is 15-years-old. She is another long pause before saying softly, “I want to fits in the world,” said Christopher’s father, Walt, 6-feet, 1-inch tall. She has brown hair,” Christopher said. “And this is Nick. He’s 16-years-old. He who worked as a television producer and informa- be legendary.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 2 ARIANA GRANDE—With Prince Royce. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. Taco Bell Arena

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, SEPT. 4, NEUROLUX Listening to Denver, Colo.-based musician Nathaniel Rateliff sing, it sounds like he has the whole of American-style music tangled up in his vocal cords. He switches effortlessly between bluesy and gravely; somber and bluesy, resonant and soulful; melancholy and ecstatic—all in the same song. Rather than come through as chaotic, Rateliff works some kind of magic, making these transitions sound cozy with each other. Rateliff started getting some recognition singing with The Wheel in 2007, and he cut a quartet of solo albums between 2010 and 2013, when he began performing with The Night Sweats. Rateliff and his crew may still be on a well-earned high when they play Boise: They’re on an extensive U.S. tour, they released their selftitled debut on Aug. 21 (Stax Records), and they played a rousing rendition of “S.O.B.” (off the new album) on the Aug. 5 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. —Harrison Berry With The Blue Rider. 7 p.m. $10 adv. at brownpapertickets. com or Record Exchange, $12 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.,

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LIQUID WETT WEDNESDAY— Electronic live music and DJs. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE: BOISE STRAIGHT AHEAD—6 p.m. $6-$10. Idaho Botanical Garden

ORIGAMI GHOSTS—8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage



JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

TOM TAYLOR—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL—9 p.m. $TBA. Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum

THE WHITE BUFFALO—With Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats. 8 p.m. $15. Neurolux Ariana Grande CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS BAND—With Marc Herring. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage DAVE MANION AND BERNIE REILLY—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365


PUNCH BROTHERS—With Gabriel Kahane. 8 p.m. $29.50-$59.50. Knitting Factory

THURSDAY SEPT. 3 BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers BITERS—With Modern Kicks, Black Bolt and Bullets Are The Cure. 8 p.m. $8. The Shredder

JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

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

BILL COURTIAL AND CURT GONION—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill DRAG THE RIVER—With Jimmy Sinn and the Bastard Kinn, Mike D. and Reverend Otis. 8 p.m. $8. The Shredder FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—3-10 p.m. $25-$30 day pass, $50 weekend pass. Indian Creek Winery HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL AFTER HOURS: HI-O REVELERS—10 p.m. Juniper HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL SQUARE DANCE—Featuring The Horsenecks with calling from the Gallus Brothers’ Lucas Hicks. 7 p.m. $7. Mardi Gras


HIERONYMUS BOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Edge Brewing


JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers Punch Brothers SHON SANDERS—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

MAMA DOLL—7:30 p.m. FREE. The District MOSS ROSES—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

LIKE A ROCKET— 7 p.m. FREE. The Owyhee Penthouse


MUSIC GUIDE NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS—With The Blue Rider. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux NEW TRANSIT—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar REBECCA SCOTT—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar RYAN WISSINGER—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar SWEET WEDNESDAY LISA—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La WADE BOWEN—With Sam Outlaw. 8 p.m. $13-$25. Knitting Factory




DIRTY REVIVAL—10 p.m. $5. Reef FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—11 a.m.-9 p.m. $25-$30. Indian Creek Winery HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL AFTER HOURS: DEAKIN HICKS—10 p.m. Juniper

TUESDAY SEPT. 8 CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DARKSWOON—With Bleach Effect, Star Warrior and Shintarou. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder ERIC BIBB—7:30 p.m. $22-$27. Sapphire Room ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers IDAHO SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION NAMPA FORUM—6 p.m. FREE. Copper Canyon JEANNIE AND SAM—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s KAYLEIGH JACK—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar PRIMUS AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY—With The Fungi Ensemble. 8 p.m. $20-$55. Revolution RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: BREAD AND CIRCUS—7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

V E N U E S Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.


JAKE LEG—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar MEGAN BURTT AND DRAFT WEEK—7:30 p.m. FREE. The District A MIGHTY BAND OF MICROBES—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La MIKE RUTLEDGE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill MOJO ROUNDERS—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s SCOTT KNICKERBOCKER—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar SMOOTH AVENUE—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar SWINGIN WITH ELLIE—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

SUNDAY SEPT. 6 CAITLIN CANTY—5 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge CLAY MOORE QUARTET—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—11 a.m.-9 p.m. $25-$30. Indian Creek Winery IDAHO SONGWRITERS IN OUR PARKS: MUZZIE BRAUN—With Naomi Psalm, Emily Tipton and Rob Hill. FREE-$12; $5 parking. Lucky Peak State Park JOHNNY SHOES—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar LUCKY TONGUE—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar


MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN + CHAIRLIFT DAY, SEPT. 5, BOGUS BASIN It’s hard to let go of summer: warm evenings spent outdoors, adventurous days rafting rivers or cruising mountain bike trails, the feeling of freedom and possibility. On Saturday, Sept. 5, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is giving the Treasure Valley a chance to squeeze one more summer day out of 2015 during Music on the Mountain. The day includes live music at the brand new St. Luke’s Don Scott Memorial Amphitheater featuring blues/rock band The Fabulous Blue Rayz 1-3:45 p.m., followed by low-key, toe-tapping jazz from the Ben Burdick Trio 4-7 p.m. For active souls, Bogus Basin will run the Deerpoint chairlift 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., providing scenic rides and mountain bike shuttling. A single ride on the lift costs $10; a day pass is $25. Local vendors and retailers will be on site and the Simplot Lodge will be open for food and a full bar all day. —Jessica Murri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $10-$25. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-332-5100, facebook. com/BogusBasinIdaho. BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | 25





TRIPLE TIME Taking the road(s) less traveled north to McCall ANDREW MENTZER Parks planners eye new space on the Bench.

PARKS AND REC ASKS BENCH NEIGHBORHOOD TO DESIGN A PARK Since the historic Franklin Elementary School was torn down in 2009, nothing has grown in the lot across the street from Fred Meyer except weeds. A portion of the lot was purchased by Maverik for a new gas station on the corner of Franklin Road and Orchard Street. Boise Parks and Recreation has a plan for the rest of it: a new three-acre park for the Central Bench neighborhood. Parks and Rec hosted a meeting Aug. 27 at the Hillcrest Library, asking neighbors of the Franklin site one question: What kind of park do you want? “We’ve got a blank slate,” said Toby Norton, Parks Department resource planning manager. The 20 people who showed up for the presentation were handed an aerial photo of the lot and a Sharpie, and they offered suggestions included a playground, a year-round pool, a splash pad, a skatepark, a community center, walking trails, a community garden, an exercise station, volleyball or tennis courts, a farmers market, picnic shelters and a dog park. As attendees started drawing their ideas, they quickly came to the same realization: Three acres is small. “Three acres is nothing,” said Fran Ciarlo, a retired homeowner who has lived in the area for three years. She drew rectangles on the photo for bocce ball and horseshoe courts, marked a place for the playground, a box for a bike rack, a circle for a gazebo and a few X’s for barbecues. Suddenly, her map was crowded. Sitting beside her, 28-year-old Hongmey Zhen designed a courtyard with a water fountain and a place for yoga classes. “It’s important that the neighborhood develops excellently,” she said. “I feel like the gas station happened under my nose, so I want to make sure the park will be great.” Parks and Rec will create some conceptual designs and present to the public again. Construction can begin after approval from the Parks and Recreation Commission. “What our outcome will be, we’re not exactly sure,” Norton said. “It’ll be fun to see what all is generated out of this.” —Jessica Murri 26 | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | BOISEweekly

The next time someone asks how far it is from Boise to McCall, I’ll say 311 miles. Adjacent to scenic Idaho Highway 55, backcountry routes between Eagle and New Meadows are a special place to get lost. It can get rough out there, though: bear, moose, fire, venomous snakes and rednecks are part and parcel of any good weekend spent in the Idaho sticks. If someone tells you different, they’re full of shit. I recently trekked into those sticks with Karp and Nolan, a pair of like-minded, 208-native gearheads and childhood friends. Karp was seated on his rod-modded BMW Dakar 650, Nolan on his BMW F800GS and I was aboard my trusty Kawasaki KLR 650 (a custom build by Happy Trails Products in Boise). I’ve ridden this bike on three continents, but it’s nowhere more at home than in Idaho’s weird places. When I was a kid, McCall was my happy place. Summer days were spent hiking, swimming, cliff jumping and wakeboarding. Winters were all about the backcountry skiing and hanging out in hot springs. Now that I’m old and grouchy, I don’t go to McCall to go to McCall anymore; I go because some rad side routes happen to end there. To quote philosopher and man of the road Robert M. Pirsig: “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” Amen, brother. Karp, Nolan and I went into some remote places you shouldn’t attempt to get to unless you are a savvy Idaho outdoorsperson and a skilled motorcycle rider—four-wheeled vehicles can’t even get many of the places we went—so I will not reveal routes in detail. But I will share some of the waypoints on our trip: Garden Valley, Yellowpine, somewhere near the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Warren and McCall. Leaving Boise on one of the two dirt routes heading north, we had 160 miles of less-traveled road and two track before reaching camp for the night. Adjacent to Garden Valley sits a reservoir amid some 7,000-plus-foot-high saddles, where thousands of stumps and a steeply sloped airstrip give the shoreline an apocalyptic feel. From the northernmost side of this reservoir we ascended into the southern fringe of Valley County. The rough-and-tumble road opened up a bit, and it was time to let the bikes run. Rounding the corners at 60 miles per hour

Sure, you can drive the 100 or so miles to McCall and reach your destination in two hours; better yet, take the backroads over 300 milles and spend three nights doing it.

with a mild drift prompted a feeling not unlike what I imagine a bird experiences during its first flight. After a quick stop for a burger and beer at a nearby lake lodge, we were suddenly a little too close for comfort to a pair of freshly sparked fires. Smoke spiraled high above the south end of the lake and began souring an otherwise blue sky. In concert with other area burns, a hot, windy microclimate had developed across central Idaho, which did not bode well for air quality over the next two days. Following lunch, we goosed three tourists on BMW 1200GS’s before dropping down to one of the most scenic remote river corridors in the state passing through the tiny town of Yellowpine—population 32—by early afternoon on our way into me truly beautiful country on the fringe of the Frank Church wilderness. We throttled up the road to a magical place where we set up for the night near a longforgotten hunting camp, complete with two rat infested cabins and a babbling year-round creek. Located off the last motorized access point to the wilderness, we enjoyed the peace and quiet amid massive peaks and thick lodgepole pines. After some whiskey-fueled fireside conversation, we called it a night and awoke the next

morning socked-in. Fire had reached the ridges, and we knew it was time to get the hell out of Dodge. We climbed north on switch-backed 8to 10-foot-wide gravel tracks up to about 9,000 feet. Puttering past some of the most beautiful panoramas in central Idaho, we came to what became affectionately known as the “Big Descent”—a 12-mile downhill canyon path, which allowed us to kill our bike engines and coast all the way to one of the many forks of the mighty Salmon River. The landscape changed from thick forest to aspen groves to high mountain desert as we rode up to the top of another 8,000-footer before dropping into the Baum Shelter bar/restaurant in Warren. After lunch, we scooted over the hill to the Secesh River and our final camp, navigating five miles of tight, technical single track to a 1,000-foot-high ridge lake a big mama moose was known to frequent. She showed up the next morning, and we said hello from a safe distance before burning tarmac past Upper Payette Lake. After breakfast in McCall, we hit Highway 55 and got in line with all the vehicles heading back toward the Treasure Valley. Door to door we traveled 311 miles up, 105 miles back. I prefer the prior every time. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

WINESIPPER REVISITING ROSES It’s been about four months since I last visited rose, touting it as the perfect pick for spring and summer. Since then, dozens more have hit the market, and with the warm weather still hanging in there, those oh-so-refreshing pink wines are still my top choice. Here are the panel’s top picks in the second wave of roses: 2014 LES ROCHELLES CABERNET D’ANJOU DEMI-SEC, $15 With its bright apple nose colored by savory spice and arugula, this 50/50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc promises a lot—and it delivers. True to the demi-sec label, there’s a touch of sweetness, but it’s in the form of ripe strawberry and apple fruit. Round, rich and creamy, crisp acidity throughout adds balance. 2014 LOIMER ROSÉ VOM ZWEIGELT, $17 I love Austrian Zweigelt roses, so when this one came in, I bought the first bottle. It was a disappointment, but what a difference a couple of months in the bottle can make. This was my No. 1 pick. Strawberry rhubarb aromas lead off with hints of ginger and citrus. Beautifully balanced on the palate, you get ripe citrus and melon flavors and refreshing, crisp acidity. Finishes long and lively. 2014 MATTES-SABRAN CORBIERES ROSÉ, DUC DE NARBONNE, $15 From the Corbieres appellation of the Languedoc in the south of France, this is the darkest pour of the trio. There’s an herbal component to the soft watermelon aromas along with touches of mushroom and bacon. It’s a bit bigger bodied than most roses, with raspberry fruit flavors, backed by plum and mango. Delicious now, it will make a great transition wine as we segue into fall. —David Kirkpatrick BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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Best of Enemies chronicles Buckley/Vidal debates GEORGE PRENTICE Upon hearing of the Feb. 2008 death of his conservative nemesis William F. Buckley, liberal icon Gore Vidal wrote, “I thought that hell will be a livelier place, and that he will be permanently among those he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred.” Vidal ended his makeshift obituary of Buckley with, “RIH,” or Rest in Hell. Vidal died four years later and there is no doubt if Buckley had outlived his adversary, he would Long before 60 Minutes’ “point/counterpoint” segments and the shouting matches that dot the cable news landscape, there were the Buckley/Vidal debates in the summer of 1968, subject of Best of Enemies. have been equally venomous. Make no mistake, the Buckley/Vidal feud was no respectful rivalry. Yet, in spite of its “You have the reputation as the Marie In their desperation, ABC network exlitigiousness and sometimes-ugly nature, the Antoinette of the right wing,” Vidal said to ecutives decided to provide what they called conflict had a touch of class. There was a time Buckley during their first debate. “unconventional convention coverage” of the in this country when rudeness was so much “Ladies and gentlemen, you’re listening to 1968 Republican and Democratic national more dignified. The birth of the Buckley/Vidal feud, which conventions—Democratic frontrunner Robert the hob-goblinization of a Marxist,” retorted Buckley. Kennedy had been assassinated only weeks played out on live television in the summer What followed over the next four nights before—which would ultimately nominate of 1968, is the subject of a new documenat the Republican convention and four more Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey to tary feature film, Best of Enemies, which is a nights at the Democratic convention were devilishi delight. If you love political punditry compete in one of the nation’s most bruising must-see television. The national television presidential campaigns in history. Instead of and intellectual swordsmanship, this movie is audience began to changing the channel from copying CBS’s and NBC’s catnip. gavel-to-gavel coverage of the CBS and NBC to ABC in droves to tune in Long before the cable televiconventions, ABC opted in- the nightly Buckley/Gore debates. However, sion landscape had been laid, BEST OF ENEMIES (R) stead for real-time commen- things went off-the-boil on the final evening of most of us culled our informaOpens Friday, Sept. 11 at The the Democratic convention when Vidal called tary by political opposites. tion from daily newspapers Flicks Buckley “a pro-war crypto Nazi,” prompting The conservative entry (even medium-sized cities often Directed by Morgan Neville and Buckley to lean in toward his opponent and was Buckley, founder of the had separate morning and Robert Gordon bark, “Now listen, you queer, stop calling me National Review magazine afternoon publications) and With William F. Buckley and a crypto Nazi or I’ll sock you in the goddam and a figure so well-known, evening news broadcasts which, Gore Vidal face, and you’ll stay plastered.” You could he was guest on Woody during the 1960s, featured Allen television specials, The almost hear jaws hit the floor from coast to Walter Cronkite on CBS and Tonight Show Starring Johnny coast. the Huntley/Brinkley Report The feud lasted for decades after the July Carson and Laugh-In. When ABC executives on NBC. ABC was an afterthought. 1968 debates and Best of Enemies chronicles “ABC was in third place in the ratings,” says asked Buckley who he would not appear it post mortem as well. Additionally, we are on-screen with during the coverage, Buckley former NBC News president Richard Wald in reminded those Buckley/Gore debates were the Best of Enemies. “They would have been fourth, had two non-starters: Communists and Gore wellspring for the point/counterpoint debates Vidal. So in their wisdom, ABC executives but there were only three networks.” on CBS’s 60 Minutes and, of course, the shoutimmediately secured Vidal, knowing Buckley The New York Times’ columnist Frank Rich ing matches defining cable news for many wouldn’t back out of the fight. They couldn’t put it more plainly: “Somebody once said have been more prescient, and the live debates years to come. that the Vietnam War should have been put Don’t miss Best of Enemies. It’s the best of are the tentpoles of the fast-paced Best of on ABC. It would have been canceled in 13 times. Enemies. weeks.” 28 | SEPTEMBER 2–8, 2015 | BOISEweekly




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11 Like some salsa 12 Stackable dessert item 13 2004 musical biopic for which the star won Best Actor 14 Pet in the comic strip “FoxTrot” 15 See 69-Across 16 “Helm ____!” (captain’s cry) 17 Within view 18 Ratchets (up) 25 Ambient music innovator Brian 26 Put forward 28 “Huh?” 32 It’s a trap 34 “Slow and steady wins the race, but …” 35 Shanghai nursemaid 36 Winter Olympics sport 38 “Knowledge is power, but …” 39 1943 conference site 40 Checked online reviews of, modern-style 43 Here/there connector 44 One on staff? 45 Sphere of civilian activity during war 46 Trifle 47 Cousin of Sven 48 Michael Sheen’s character in “Twilight” 55 Mystical Muslims 56 Broadcast 58 Ill-gotten gains 59 Port on the Panama Canal 61 D.C.’s ____ Constitution Hall 63 Personal quirk 65 “Born to Die” singer Lana Del ____ 66 Pretense 67 Galloping 71 Part of SEATO

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down the chance to make it their own before Clarkson got her shot. The people who wrote the tune offered it first to Pink and then to Hilary Duff, but neither accepted. Don’t be like those singers, Gemini. Recognize opportunities when they are presented to you, even if they are in disguise or partially cloaked. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Going with the flow” sounds easy and relaxing, but here’s another side of the truth: Sometimes it can kick your ass. The rippling current you’re floating on may swell into a boisterous wave. The surge of the stream might get so hard and fast that your ride becomes more spirited than you anticipated. Yet I still think that going with the flow is your best strategy in the coming weeks. It will eventually deliver you to where you need to go, even if there are bouncy surprises along the way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Money doesn’t make you happy,” said movie star and ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I now have $50 million, but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.” Despite his avowal, I’m guessing that extra money would indeed make you at least somewhat happier. And the good news is that the coming months will be prime time for you to boost your economic fortunes. Your ability to attract good financial luck will be greater than

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usual, and it will zoom even higher if you focus on getting better educated and organized about how to bring more wealth your way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand.” So sang Jimi Hendrix in his raucous psychedelic tune “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” We could view his statement as an example of delusional grandiosity and dismiss it as meaningless. Or we could say it’s a funny and brash boast that Hendrix made as he imagined himself to be a mythic hero capable of unlikely feats. For the purposes of this horoscope, let’s go with the latter interpretation. I encourage you to dream up a slew of extravagant brags about the outlandish magic powers you have at your disposal. I bet it will rouse hidden reserves of energy that will enhance your more practical powers. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s the phase of your cycle when you have maximum power to transform yourself. If you work hard to rectify and purify your inner life, you will be able to generate a transcendent release. Moreover, you may tap into previously dormant or inaccessible aspects of your soul’s code. Here are some tips on how to fully activate this magic. 1. Without any ambivalence, banish ghosts that are more trouble than they

are worth. 2. Identify the one bad habit you most want to dissolve, and replace it with a good habit. 3. Forgive everyone, including yourself. 4. Play a joke on your fear. 5. Discard or give away material objects that no longer have any meaning or use. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I hope you’re not getting bored with all of the good news I have been delivering in recent weeks. I’m sorry if I sound like I’m sugarcoating or whitewashing, but I swear I’m simply reporting the truth about the cosmic omens. Your karma is extra sweet these days. You do have a few obstacles, but they are weaker than usual. So I’m afraid you will have to tolerate my rosy prophecies for a while longer. Stop reading now if you can’t bear to receive a few more buoyant beams. This is your last warning! Your web of allies is getting more resilient and interesting. You’re expressing just the right mix of wise selfishness and enlightened helpfulness. As your influence increases, you are becoming even more responsible about wielding it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When 16th century Spanish invaders arrived in the land of the Mayans, they found a civilization that was in many ways highly advanced. The native people had a superior medical system and calendar. They built impressive cities with sophisticated architec-

ture and paved roads. They were prolific artists and had a profound understanding of mathematics and astronomy. Yet they did not make or use wheeled vehicles, which had been common in much of the rest of the world for more than 2,000 years. I see a certain similarity between this odd disjunction and your life. Although you’re mostly competent and authoritative, you are neglecting to employ a certain resource that would enhance your competence and authority even further. Fix this oversight! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you have ever fantasized about taking a pilgrimage to a wild frontier or sacred sanctuary or your ancestral homeland, the next 10 months will be an excellent time to do it. The best time to plan such an adventure will be the coming two weeks. Keep the following questions in mind as you brainstorm: 1. What are your life’s greatest mysteries and what sort of journey might bring an awakening that clarifies them? 2. Where could you go in order to clarify the curious yearnings that you have never fully understood? 3. What power spot on planet Earth might activate the changes you most want to make in your life? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When he died at the age of 77 in 1905, Aquarian author Jules Verne had published 54 books. You’ve

probably heard of his science fiction novels Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. He was a major influence on numerous writers, including Jean-Paul Sartre, J.R.R. Tolkien and Arthur Rimbaud. But one of his manuscripts never made it into book form. When he finished it in 1863, his publisher refused to publish it, so Verne stashed it in a safe. It remained there until his great-grandson discovered it in 1989. Five years later, Verne’s “lost novel,” Paris in the Twentieth Century, went on sale for the first time. I suspect that in the coming months, you may have a comparable experience, Aquarius. An old dream that was lost or never fulfilled may be available for recovery and resuscitation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation,” says stand-up comic Arnold Brown, “but I’m not very good at it.” Your task in the coming weeks, Pisces, is to undermine your own skills at selfdeprecation. You may think they are too strong and entrenched to undo and unlearn, but I don’t—especially now, when the cosmic forces are conspiring to prove to you how beautiful you are. Cooperate with those cosmic forces! Exploit the advantages they are providing. Inundate yourself with approval, praise and naked flattery. BOISE WEEKLY.COM



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BW KICKS WTF BUFFALO CLUB? The Buffalo Club charges its patrons for bottled water rather than offering free ice water because the owner “pays too much for his water bill.” I was offered a glass of ice and told to get my own water from THE BATHROOM! Is this even legal? What kind of bar doesn’t want their drinking patrons to stay hydrated to avoid liability when said people stumble out of the bar? What a disgrace.

BW KISSES GORGEOUS NEW LADIES IN TOWN I’m just posting this because I had to get it off my chest. I have seen so many amazing new BSU girls in town that I have to give a shout out to them. I’m glad it is still summer time and they are showing off those tan legs and booty shorts.

BW PEN PALS My name is Anna Simonson IDOC #109724. I have short brown hair & big brown eyes. I’m 5’10” with a good body. I love hard rock concerts, tattoos, sci-fi, & anything weird. I’m looking for a funny, interesting pen pal with similar interests, possibly looking for more. I’m adventurous, well read, and funny (aka weird). Please write me, I’d love to hear from you. 605 N. Capitol Idaho Falls, ID 83402. Hello!! My name is Carla Ramirez. I’m 45 yrs old, I’m fun loving Hispanic person, I’d like to have a pen pal for companionship, I love all outdoor sports & puppies & traveling. I’m willing to try anything once. I have brown eyes beautiful hair. Medium complexion. My birthday month is January, I’m an Aquarius, I 5’ even. Carla Ramirez 605 N. Capital Idaho Falls, ID 83402. 43 year old fun loving blonde hair blue yed lady looking for companionship. Looking for a man who is settled down 50-65 years of age. Will be out within the year. Willing to relocate. If you would love a dedicated good hearted woman please respond. Lana Rowberry #67917 605 N. Capital Idaho Falls, ID 83402. Hey Everyone!! My name is Zachary Watkins I’m 26 years old. I’m from Kalispell, MT> Been in the treasure valley for over five years. I weigh 175 pounds approximately. I’m 5 feet 11 inches tall, very athletic. Brown hair, brown eyes. I’m interested in a female pen pal age 18-39. My hobbies conclude snowboarding, skateboarding, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, working out. I’m a very outdoorsy person, fun and outgoing if you write I will send you a picture, and any questions you are

more than welcome to ask , thank you. Zachary Watkins #95124 SICI N.D-D-47 PO Box 8509 Boise, ID 83707. I am a 41 year old white bi-sexual single woman looking for a close pen pal. M/F who I can share everything with! Hopes, fears, dreaming and especially humor. If interested please write to: Shanon Harbaugh PO Box 306 Twin Falls, ID 83303-0306. Bold & naughty- 31, SWF. Seeking someone to provide mail, money or more. Don’t’ be shy! Jeanette Rolfe #64994 c/o PWCC 44 6B 1451 Fore Rd. Pocatello, ID 83204. Hi, my name is Nicole Bores and I am currently incarcerated at PWCC in Pocatello ID. I will be getting released between September and next March and am looking for some sweet, fabulous, creative, intelligent, outgoing, attractive pen pals to keep me company during the rest of my time here. It would be awesome to make some connections and hopefully stay in touch after I get out. As for me, I am tall with black hair and brown eyes, I’m Greek, very athletic love sports, music, art, books, philosophy, movies, spending quality time with my family and friends, learning new things and sharing experiences. I am fascinated by people and would love to explore getting to know you and finding out what’s really going on in the world. If this interest you, please don’t’ hesitate to drop me a line at: Nicole Bores IDOC #759.7 c/o PWCC unit 3 tier 34B 1451 Fore Rd Pocatello, ID 83204. I can’t wait to hear from you and get your letters/ pictures J Best wishes and blessings, NB.

My name is Chris, I’m 37 years old. I’m doing time for a burglary and drug conviction. I have 30 months to top. I have been a knuckle head most of my life due to drugs, crime and running a muck. And I don’t have anything to show for it. I believe I’m done and it’s all in the past. I work to better myself everyday. I’m looking for a female pen pal to build friendship, I’m not looking to hustle anyone for money. I’m lonely looking for a friend if interested write me at. Chris Rasmussen #72631 ISCI 11-B-47A PO Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. 25 year old male- 6’4” 180 lbs. Highly energetic and outgoing seeking a pen pal to correspond with my mail. Serving final 12 months of a 5 year sentence for grand theft. Pictures available upon request . Will respond to female inquiries between the ages of 22 years old and 45 years old. Must be ok with writing someone who is incarcerated. Send inquiries to John Downing #89974. ISCI Po Box 14 Boise, ID 83707.

Hi my name is Larry, I’m 19 and searching for a pen pal… I am currently locked up and looking for someone to keep me positive. I’m 6’2 with red hair and green eyes. 180 pounds and have a lot on my mind. Write me at Larry Robinson #110740 ISCI unit 15 Po Box 14 Boise, ID 83707. My name is Brandy Lynn Bigness SWF 40 years old. I am an Aires BD April 9th, 1974. I am in search of pen pals, friends, and a relationship. I have brown eyes, brown hair, I’m 5’4”, I weigh 140lbs. I have tattoos indifferent places. I get out of the capp program in October. I have sexy eyes & lips that are beautiful I been told! Brandy Lynn Bigness #83192 unit 1240 SBWCC 13200 S Pleasant Valley Rd Kuna, ID 83634

My name is Denise Clark. I am currently incarcerated at the SBWCC prison. I am 30 years young. Blonde, with bright blue eyes and a smile to match. I am lighthearted and humorous. Pen pals would be appreciated. I’m in search for someone to get to know. I look forward to the responses. Denise Clark #93741 SBWCC 13200 S Pleasant Valley Rd Kuna, ID 83634. My name is Alawna Smiddy. I am a 24 year old white female that is lonely without mail. Looking for pen pals please write me at Alawna Smiddy #108898 SBWCC Unit 2-10C 13200 S Pleasant Valley Rd Kuna, ID 83634.


I’m looking for a pen pal in the Boise area. I’m currently incarcerated in Boise and am schedule to be released in February. I’m a SWM 6’3, 190 lbs and extremely fit with great abs. I have blonde hair, blue eyes. I’m into most music and I enjoy writing poetry, work and educating myself. I also pride myself on honesty and am all about my family. Currently I’m writing a business plan so I can be my own boss when I’m release, and attending school for business. I’m looking for somebody who shares the same interest and can afford to write. I look forward to hearing from you. Richard Hart #110240 SICI PO Box 8509 Boise, ID 83707.




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Dear Minerva, I’m a 37-year-old femme bi-woman. Can you please ask the “hets” and “homos” to get off my back about “riding the fence?” I don’t need to be more straight or more gay, and I am not intrinsically less trustworthy. Men have dated me out of intrigue but back out due to fears of infidelity. Past lesbian girlfriends have blamed my bisexuality for my personality or behaviors they didn’t like, bringing my loyalty or ability to understand the “lesbian reality” into question. I am finally dating someone who accepts my attractions without negative assumptions. It would be really nice to be out at work and not be slut shamed, but I’m not holding my breath. —No Slut Shame in My Game

Dear No Shame, Hey world, get off her back! Bisexuals exist! There. Hopefully all of creation will leave you alone about your sexuality. If not, put the naysayers in their place when it happens. Allow your integrity and personality to speak for themselves. Be brave enough to be yourself and care less about the haters. As for being “out at work,” unless your job has something to do with sex, most people don’t find their bedrooms a topic of office conversation. Be proud of who you are, but mind the fine line between empowerment and the murky waters of human resource nightmares. SUBMIT questions to Minerva’s Breakdown at or mail them to Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. All submissions remain anonymous.

Odds are, at some point as kids, we all learned you can focus the rays of the sun through a magnifying glass and burn stuff. Owing to the psychopathy of children, that probably meant roasting ants alive. Hopefully, we’ve outgrown the laser-death-ray phase— otherwise it’s no longer the innocent kind of psychopathy—but the fact remains, it’s a cool bit of science. $59-$97 Turning science into art is Febo, “the engraver that lets you draw and paint with sun.” The Kickstarter-funded project, which raised $81,406 of its $8,000 goal, operates along the same principles guiding those early forays into ant immolation. A magnifying lens is set into a piece of round-shaped wood, then placed on a surface like wood, paper, cork or leather. When the sun’s rays are focused and start to burn the surface, move Febo about, leaving behind a charred line its creators call a “cool pencil effect.” For those with no hand-eye coordination or artistic flair, Febo also includes a set of stencils. For those afraid of accidentally sparking a fire—or torching wayward ants—a variety of colored filters are available to slip under the lens when it’s not in use. —Zach Hagadone

“Made it to school; first day; excited!” #dadmightcry

FROM THE BW POLL VAULT How many times do you shop at the liquor store in a year?

0-5: 41.67%


5-10: 25%

“I’d like to thank the pre sident for working wi th us to achieve this signif ic ant change to show honor, re spec t and gratitude to the Athabasc an people of Alaska.” —SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI , R- AL ASK A , AF TER THE OBAMA AD MIN ISTR ATION O F F IC IA LLY C HA N GED THE NA ME O F MO UNT M C KI N L E Y TO DENA L I O N AUG . 2 8 .

10-15: 9.72% 15+: 23.61% Disclaimer: This online poll is not i ntend ed to b e a s c i enti f i c s amp le o f l o c a l, statewi d e o r n ati o n a l o p i n i o n.









Estimated number of people camping near Americana Boulevard

Number of years, on Sept. 5, since Jack Kerouac’s On the Road was published

Age at which Kerouac died from complications related to alcoholism

Revenue from liquor sales in Idaho in 2014

Revenue from liquor sales in State Line, Idaho, in FY 2014

Population of State Line, Idaho

Number of liquor stores in Idaho

(U.S. Census Bureau)

(Idaho State Liquor Division)

Number of alcoholrelated infractions in Boise State dormitories last year

(Jayne Sorrels, executive director of Interfaith Sanctuary)


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(2014 Annual Report, Idaho State Liquor Division)

(2014 Annual Report, Idaho State Liquor Division)

(Boise State University)



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Boise Weekly Vol.24 Issue 10  

First Thursday: Fall is on the way, but you can still have a ball in downtown Boise

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First Thursday: Fall is on the way, but you can still have a ball in downtown Boise