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“Politics is… well, it’s a very convoluted and interesting game, isn’t it?”


#refugeeswelcome Idahoans gather to show support for refugees in the Gem State


Helluva Hike A grueling trek along the 900-mile Idaho Centennial Trail



Hyde Park Street Fair Your guide to the annual North End neighborhood blowout FREE TAKE ONE!

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BOISEweekly STAFF Publisher: Sally Freeman Associate Publisher: Amy Atkins Office Manager: Meg Andersen Editorial Editor: Zach Hagadone News Editor: George Prentice Staff Writer: Harrison Berry Staff Writer: Jessica Murri Listings Editor: Jay Vail Listings: Contributing Writers: Bill Cope, Minerva Jayne, David Kirkpatrick, Jeffrey C. Lowe, Chris Parker, John Rember Advertising Account Executives: Ellen Deangelis, Cheryl Glenn, Jim Klepacki, Darcy Williams Maupin, Public Relations Intern: Stacy Marston Classified Sales/Legal Notices Creative Art Director: Kelsey Hawes Graphic Designers: Jason Jacobsen, Jeff Lowe, Contributing Artists: Elijah Jensen-Lindsey, Jeremy Lanningham, E.J. Pettinger, Ted Rall, Jen Sorensen, Tom Tomorrow Circulation Man About Town: Stan Jackson Distribution: Tim Anders, Char Anders, Becky Baker, Tim Green, Shane Greer, Stan Jackson, Barbara Kemp, Ashley Nielson, Warren O’Dell, Steve Pallsen, Jill Weigel Boise Weekly prints 32,000 copies every Wednesday and is available free of charge at more than 1,000 locations, limited to one copy per reader. Additional copies of the current issue of Boise Weekly may be purchased for $1, payable in advance. Subscriptions: 4 months-$40, 6 months-$50, 12 months-$95, Life-$1,000. ISSN 1944-6314 (print) ISSN 1944-6322 (online) Boise Weekly is owned and operated by Bar Bar Inc., an Idaho corporation. To contact us: Boise Weekly’s office is located at 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208-344-2055 Fax: 208-342-4733 E-mail: The entire contents and design of Boise Weekly are ©2015 by Bar Bar, Inc. Calendar Deadline: Wednesday at noon before publication date. Sales Deadline: Thursday at 3 p.m. before publication date. Deadlines may shift at the discretion of the publisher. Boise Weekly was founded in 1992 by Andy and Debi Hedden-Nicely. Larry Ragan had a lot to do with it, too. Boise Weekly is an independently owned and operated newspaper.


EDITOR’S NOTE PUTTING THE ‘FIELD’ IN ‘FIELD REPORTING’ Some reporters do their work over the phone. Others are masters of Google. Some root around in budgets and pour through public records. Boise Weekly staff writer Jessica Murri puts the “field” in “field reporter.” Since joining BW, Murri has consistently shown little regard for her own safety. She has been propelled out of Lucky Peak Reservoir wearing jet-powered boots, flown in a World War II bomber, gone up in a hot air balloon, accompanied missing-person searchers in a helicopter sweep of the Idaho wilderness, taken a bush plane into the backcountry for a weekend retreat with disabled kids and been given an aerial tour of a proposed dam site on the Payette River. All of this, I should mention, while being deathly afraid of flying. I was not surprised when she asked me in July if she could take a few days to accompany a group of hikers on a 60-mile leg of the 900-mile Idaho Centennial Trail. Murri joined the group near the beginning of the trek, which would run from the Idaho-Nevada line to Priest Lake, a few miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. By the time she hit the trail, the hikers had already suffered a setback in the desert, with temperatures in excess of 110 degrees and water supplies already running low. The 60 miles covered in July snaked through the Sawtooth Range and included torrential downpours, high-mountain lightning storms and no shortage of emotional turmoil. A month later, all but one of the original hikers had dropped out, leaving ringleader Clay Jacobson to pick his way through forests beset with boulders, snags and—amid a historic fire season—frequently ablaze. In this week’s edition of BW, Murri revisits the Idaho Centennial Trail, capping off the story of an achievement only a handful of people can claim. Find her story on Page 12. —Zach Hagadone

COVER ARTIST Cover art scanned courtesy of Evermore Prints... supporting artists since 1999.

ARTIST: Troy Passey TITLE: “The truth shall make you odd.” —Flannery O’Connor MEDIUM: Ink and acrylic on paper

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 original 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.


TIFF 2015 Boise Weekly film guru George Prentice is at the Toronto International Film Festival getting an early look at the films and shows we’ll be watching over the next year. Follow him at Screen/Screen News.

TREEFORT TIME It might seem like the 2015 Treefort Music Fest just wrapped up, but it’s already time to start thinking about Treefort 2016. Tickets went on sale Sept. 12. Find out more on Arts/Culture.


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REWARD The Humane Society is offering $10,000 for information on the brutal mutilation—and ultimate death—of a beloved Shetland pony in Minidoka County. Get the details on News/Citydesk.


How can you bounce back if you’ve never hit a wall? BILL COPE CC: Bill Cope Subject: Operation Boise Snap-Back Mr. Cope, I want to up-keep you on what we are currently gang-tasking in the Trending Now Troop (formerly the Programming Development Division of the G.A.G. Media Group), of which I am Director, still. We are retro-searching Boise history for anything that might be considered a disaster, a devastating blow to the city, or if nothing else, an unfortunate set of circumstances. You’re probably wondering why a leading-edge team of young creative media lions (such as the Trending Now Troop has been known to be ever since when I first said that’s what it was) is exerting its innovative energies with our attentions turned backwards. As normally we are 100 percent futureoriented, I admit it’s unusual anyone on my team could think there is anything about Boise worth thinking about that happened before we got this job and moved here from Des Moines. Or wherever. But during all that coverage the other networks were giving to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which our own KGAGNews@5&10 News didn’t do because nobody remembered to do it, Larry O’Clarry, our Vice Pres. of Content Marketing (whom we joke about around the foosball table as being the V.P. of Why-Aren’t-We-Doing-That?), forwarded to me a complaint he had received from a viewer who is angry that Boise people are not given credit for being as resilient as New Orleans people. The complaint also complained about the attention given to Boston people because of the marathon bombing, New Jersey people because of Hurricane Sandy, and people from any place that gets all torn up from one thing or another. Here is a quote: “Resilient, resilient, resilient, phooey! That’s all they talk about with these people whose towns are messed up. I am sick of hearing how resilient THEY are! I am just as resilient as they are, but nobody is talking about ME!” Mr. O’Clarry thought the complainer had a good point. In the margins, he wrote, “This could be a big ratings booster if we emphasize the resiliency of Treasure Valleyans!” The difficulty we face is that not a one of us can come up with anything awful that’s happened from which local people have bounced back. We are going farther and farther back in search of a tragic event. However, except for the little intern guy who was born here, there isn’t a person on the team who’s been in Boise longer than seven years. Mr. Cope, as an old person who is from around here, could you possibly give us some mentorship on this matter? We really, really need a tragic event, or they may put me back to doing the weekend weather. Please consider this offer. I can even give you a title, “Consulting Historian,” in lieu of actual money.—Alanah Bronahnah; Director, The Trending Now Troop; G.A.G. Media Group ••• Re: Alanah Bronahnah Your Larry O’Clarry is right. People would like to think they are as heroic or inspiring as anyone they hear about on the news. It’s especially hard to watch someone be praised for their pluckiness when you know darn good and well you could be every bit as plucky as they are, if only you had the luck to have your life ruined in some way. But we can’t have extraordinary resiliency without something extraordinary to be resilient from, which is the nub of your dilemma, isn’t it? And sadly, chances are slim Boise will ever experience a cataclysmic hurricane or a horrific flood. Shoot, even the rare tornadoes that blow through here from time to time are barely strong enough to tear the roof off a chicken coop. Of course, you could keep your fingers crossed for an earthquake, but as news people, you have to be careful to not get caught in the actual devastation, yourself. You certainly don’t want another news team to get footage of your reporter, pawing through the rubble, looking for his microphone, do you? No, I’m afraid the only resiliency you’ll find in Boise will come in more subdued forms. Like, you might consider the subtle dignity with which Boiseans conducted themselves after the tragic loss of the River Festival. That would have brought a lesser city—Pocatello comes to mind—to its knees. But Boise struggled back, by golly, and now we have something much better—Treefort. Or, at least, I’ve heard it’s better. I don’t actually know myself because I’ve never been... Ah, but that’s besides the point. The point is, strong-willed people snap back from whatever misfortune, no matter how inconsequential, and the people of Boise are just as strong-willed as anyone. Just look how rapidly we recovered from Brent Coles or the annual ACHD chip sealing epidemic. Alanah, I want to say how very considerate of you to consider me. We old persons like to be considered. It makes us feel... dare I say it... resilient. And I gratefully accept the honor of being named your Consulting Historian, although I hope you don’t expect me to go “retro-searching” through old newspapers at the library. Or show up to work. Or do anything that would require I change out of my sweatpants. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

OPINION THE WORLD AS FICTION Never metastory I didn’t like JOHN REMBER As the days grow shorter, one’s thoughts turn to meta-narratives, those giant stories that define our world and our lives. A former student reveals his meta-narrative when he tells me he’s chosen not to have children because he doesn’t want to see them end up as cannibals or cannibal food. “You raise kids with the values of justice and mercy and altruism, they’re going to be cannibal food,” he says. “Raise them to do what they have to do to survive, and they’ll be cannibals.” His vision stems from assumptions about American life a decade from now. The cheap oil will be gone, the economy will have collapsed, climate refugees will have overrun our borders and our farmland will be desert. Too many people, not enough nonhuman food sources. The End of Civilization is my student’s meta-narrative. His genetic line might not have hit a dead end had he believed in Utopia and Ecotopia, stories about humans Living In Peace With Human Nature or With The Earth. His household might echo with childish laughter if he had bought into laissez-faire capitalism, where The Market Will Make You Free; or Marxism, where History Will Make You Free; or Christianity, where Christ Has Washed Away Your Sins And Cannibalism Is A Sacrament. A warning sign of any meta-narrative is its surplus of capital letters. Another warning sign is that anyone who believes in a meta-narrative thinks it’s terribly important that other people believe in it, too. Although meta-narratives can look silly when presented this way, if yours or mine malfunctions, we’re in trouble. Stop believing, and former friends who still believe will invoke the standard boilerplate clause that allows them to kill apostates. If they merely decide you’re crazy, you still end up alienated from family, co-workers, authorities, and your book club. We’re surrounded by meta-narratives that are no longer doing their work of keeping us sane. Free Energy From The Peaceful Atom is broken, as is Get Rich Flipping Houses, as is Work Hard And Save Your Money And Live On Interest. Go To College And Get a Job has malfunctioned, as has “Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori.” A person’s usual response when his or her meta-narrative breaks is to make up lies to repair it, as when a fundamentalist Christian looks at a fossil and calls it an invention of Satan. My favorite meta-narrative, which is showing signs of dry rot, is Brilliant Writers Always Become Rich and Famous. People explored meta-narratives long before the postmodernists began waving them around. The longshoreman Eric Hoffer, writing in The BOISE WEEKLY.COM

True Believer about the crowds who cheered Mussolini and Hitler, said that “a rising mass movement attracts and holds a following not by its doctrine but by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaninglessness of individual existence.” Hoffer suggested meta-narratives are arbitrary constructs with no inherent meaning. Thus a fundamentalist Muslim and a fundamentalist Christian and a fundamentalist Hindu are philosophically identical. They worship sacred texts rather than ponder them. A few guards at Guantanamo intuited this phenomenon when they threw copies of the Koran into toilets and struck at the heart of the fundamentalist meta-narrative. It’s hard to experience the breakdown of your meta-narrative as anything but violence to yourself and your community. Such violence begets more violence. New meta-narratives can be made out of the scrap of broken ones, and there’s always a sociopath out there forging one from the nastiest and most fearful parts of the human psyche. Were they to be judged by the stories they tell, Bibi Netanyahu and the leaders of ISIS would end up in adjacent cells in the God’s Chosen People wing of The Hague. One detail of my own meta-narrative should be obvious. General statements about human nature or the individual’s relation to the cosmos— anything that ends with the letters ISM—are to be treated with a healthy skepticism. The problem with living in a time when so many big stories are breaking down is that once you start seeing things from an above-the-fray perspective, it’s hard to believe in anything. Lawyers stop believing in laws. Religious leaders stop believing in gods. Doctors stop believing in healing. There’s no map to guide you back to a place to where anything seems real. The solution is a careful witnessing of life as you go through it, a painstaking accumulation of memory. Easy to say, dangerous to do. Hoffer’s absence of meaning produces casualties, of the mind if not the soul. There are no answers, and the questions multiply. Until the end of your life you won’t be able to tell whether you’re a cannibal or cannibal food. But you can slowly make meaning out of life if you have the courage and patience to live it. Your story will be much more durable and interesting than those murderous frauds designed for the mob. It will still be a fiction, but it will be a fiction that bears witness to all the worlds that exist, whether you believe in them or not. Adapted from John Rember’s MFA in a Box blog, BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | 5





EVs gain traction in the Treasure Valley Lawmakers criticized the historical horse racing terminals as little more than slot machines.

IDAHO SUPREME COURT RULING MEANS END OF HISTORICAL HORSE RACING Historical horse racing is history at racetracks around Idaho, along with 80 jobs at Les Bois Park. Officials at the Garden City track announced Sept. 14 they had shuttered historical horse racing following an Idaho Supreme Court ruling Sept. 10 overturning Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of a banning the gambling machines. The announcement from Les Bois came shortly after Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney certified the law, otherwise known as SB1011. According to a statement from John Sheldon, president of Les Bois operator Treasure Valley Racing, the layoffs were a direct result of the Supreme Court ruling and could spell trouble for the track in the long run. “While our Turf Club restaurant, bar and simulcast wagering area remain open at this time, we are assessing the future viability of operating Les Bois Park and conducting a live meet next year,” Sheldon stated. Idaho legislators this past session denounced the gambling machines, which had popped up at three race tracks around the state, as little more than slot machines. The Senate State Affairs Committee in February voted 25-9 in favor of repealing the law that allowed historic horse racing, which would require all 250 machines be removed from the state. The Idaho House of Representatives passed the bill as well, 49-21, but when it got to Otter’s desk, he pulled out his veto stamp. The Senate then tried to override the governor’s veto, but fell five votes short of the needed two-thirds majority. “While I disagree with the ruling, I will continue working toward a solution that ensures a viable live horse racing industry in Idaho,” Otter stated in response to the Court’s Sept. 10 decision. In a separate statement following the ruling, Sheldon said Les Bois disbursed almost $2 million to horsemen, employed 280 Idahoans and contributed $2.67 million in taxes to the state during the most recent racing season, “which would not have occurred without the infusion that historical horse racing brings to this industry.” —Jessica Murri 6 | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | BOISEweekly

HARRISON BERRY Reed Burkholder saw an ad in the newspaper for a 2013 Nissan Leaf more than two years ago. Buying the electric car new would cost him more than $30,000 but leasing it would run him $99 a month. He said he “couldn’t pass it up.” Since signing the lease with Dennis Dillon, he has spent a total of $37 on maintenance and approximately $13 per month charging the car. By comparison, he pays $110-$160 a month to keep gas in his 2000 Nissan Ultima. According to Burkholder, the real difference between the Leaf and his Ultima is the driving experience. “Virtually all electric car drivers experience this: You press the gas pedal and you leap forward. In an electric car, there’s no transmission. You just press the pedal and the sucker goes,” he said. Burkholder will join 30-50 Boise area electric vehicle owners taking part in the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week. The event, set for Sunday, Sept. 20 at the MK Nature Center, advertises EVs as a cost-effective, environmentally responsible alternative to gasoline fueled cars for local commuting. Efforts to make EV technology more versatile and convenient are under way, and stakeholders like Idaho Power and the Sierra Club would like to see more electric cars on city streets, as well as state highways. Despite those efforts, significant barriers to large-scale EV adoption remain. Idaho Power Vice President of Power Supply Lisa Grow highlighted the problem of perception Aug. 27 at a ribboncutting ceremony for southern Idaho’s first Tesla Motors Supercharger Station, located near the Edwards Boise Stadium 22 cinemas in Boise. “We’re really trying to find ways to build the infrastructure that will help the adoption rate of EVs, and stations like this are one of the first steps,” Grow said. “People have to believe they can get from point A to point B.” The stations are free to use for Tesla owners—the company buys electricity from local utilities—but most Teslas have a recommended range of 240 miles. Only one station, located in Baker City, Ore., is within that range. Three others—Winnemucca and Elko, Nev., and Trementon, Utah—are within the maximum range of 300 miles. According to Kent McCarthy, engineering project leader in Research, Development and Deployment for Idaho Power, Tesla is expected to open a station in Twin Falls in October.

One of Idaho Power’s four Nissan Leaf electric vehicles parked next a utility-owned charging station.

“What Tesla’s intent has been was to make an east-west route across the United States. This next step is building through I-84 to Salt Lake City,” he said. McCarthy also said Idaho Power will participate in the National Drive Electric Week event to showcase the ways the company has begun electrifying its fleet. Beyond purchasing four Leafs and three Chevrolet Volts, it has also installed charging stations across its service area, as well as electric components into its maintenance equipment to reduce time spent idling, thereby reducing gas use. In all, Idaho Power dedicates 5 percent of its fleet budget to EVs and related technology. Idaho Power supplies practically all the electricity used by EVs in the Treasure Valley, drawing about half of its electricity from low-cost hydroelectric plants. Because of that, EV drivers pay the equivalent of 95 cents per gallon to zip around the Treasure Valley. Promoting EVs is a point of agreement between Idaho Power and the Idaho Chapter of the Sierra Club—one of National Drive Electric Week’s organizers. Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal effort seeks to replace one-third of the nation’s coal plants with renewable energy facilities by 2020 and, while the Sierra Club has prioritized the Beyond Coal goals, Chapter Director Zack Waterman said reducing carbon emissions from vehicles by increasing the number of EVs on the road dovetails with those objectives. “Beyond Coal is a big emphasis for the Sierra Club, but if you look at climate change as a problem from a carbon emissions standpoint, you also have to deal with the transportation side of the coin,” he said. The Sierra Club’s Boise office installed its own EV charging station in September 2014. Since

then, dozens of public and private recharge stations have sprouted up in Boise and the surrounding areas (for a map, check out plugshare. com). Waterman said the number of cars charging at the Sierra Club station has increased steadily in the past two years because the economics behind public and private investment in the technology has made it more attractive to Boiseans. When it comes to measuring how popular EVs are with people in the Treasure Valley, he referred to the Idaho Transportation Department. According to ITD, 75 EVs were on Idaho roads in 2013—the most recent year for which the department had data. Hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius enjoyed far greater popularity that year, with approximately 8,500 cars in use. Earlier this year, however, the Idaho Legislature handed down an additional $140 registration fee for EVs. “It truly is a negligible number [of EVs in Idaho],” said ITD Vehicle Services Manager Amy Smith. “[The Legislature] looked at those additional fees in relation to what the rest of us pay in gas taxes.” Even with an exponential growth rate between 2013 and 2015, there may be significantly more EVs in the Gem State than ITD believes, Burkholder said, because many EV models are electrified versions of gas-powered cars and their owners may not report them as electric to avoid paying the $140 fee. As for the future of EVs, with more charging stations coming online in the Treasure Valley and battery technology continuing to improve, Burkholder said the ascendence of the electric car is inevitable. “I think they’re literally going to displace gas cars, and it’s going to happen soon,” he said. BOISE WEEKLY.COM




Idaho Statehouse rally welcomes refugees

Boise State University officials said the decision to decline ads was The Arbiter’s to make.

HARRISON BERRY Hundreds of people gathered on the Idaho Statehouse steps Sept. 12 and posed for a photo behind a sign reading, “Refugees Welcome in Idaho.” Volunteers wearing blue T-shirts worked the crowd, urging attendees to sign petitions, contribute to crowdfunding campaigns, take selfies and plug into social media to spread the word, summed up with a hashtag that doubled as the name of the event: #refugeeswelcome. “We need to make our voice heard so people will hear us,” said Ahmed Abdulrhman, a former aeronautical engineer who fled Iraq in 2009 and became a United States citizen in September 2014. The rally took place at a time when the plight of refugees is making headlines around the world—including in Idaho. Globally, more than 4 million Syrians are seeking asylum from a brutal, yearslong civil war, sparking a migration crisis and straining the immigration policies of several European countries. In Idaho, as many as 300 refugees are due to be resettled in the Twin Falls area over the next year, prompting complaints about an influx of “radical Muslims.” Meanwhile, a group calling itself The Committee to End the CSI Refugee Center is angling to do exactly as its name implies: shutter the College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center, which since the 1980s has helped about 5,000 people find new homes in the U.S. The citizen-led effort to block refugees from entering Idaho has gained traction in Twin Falls County, with a petition not only to ban refugee centers but criminalize attempts by county commissioners to overturn it. Opponents of the center have criticized it for its cost and suggested terrorists could use it has a way to enter the U.S. According to Idaho law, only 3,842 signatures— or 20 percent of the number of people who voted in Twin Falls County during the 2014 general election—are needed to put the initiative on the ballot in November. The rancor over CSI’s Refugee Center notwithstanding, fundraising efforts surpassed $50,000 to help rebuild the Boise International Market after a two-alarm fire gutted the building on Sept. 5, destroying nearly 20 businesses owned mostly by refugees. The success of the funding campaign showed some of the goodwill that has made Idaho, according to the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement and The Washington Post BOISE WEEKLY.COM



Hundreds of people from across the state gathered at the Idaho Capitol to show solidarity with the Gem State refugee community.

“Wonkblog,” one of the top-five most welcoming states for refugees. According to figures from the ORR, the U.S. accepted almost 70,000 refugees in fiscal year 2014, of which 978 settled in the Gem State. Based on total population, Idaho took in 100 or more refugees per 100,000 residents, ranking the state among North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Vermont for widest acceptance of asylum seekers. In Boise, refugees have joined other new Americans to build a growing multicultural community centered on shared gardens, festivals, local schools and—until the fire this month—the Boise International Market, which since its April 2015 grand opening had become a gathering place for both refugees and those wishing to support them. The support was widespread following the fire, with members of the BIM vendor council launching a GoFundMe campaign that raised $1,100 in the first hour. By Sept. 9, the Boise International Market Family Fund had incorporated into a nonprofit with a mission of supporting displaced vendors. On Sept. 13, crowdfunding efforts had raised more than $51,000. “We were going to do this before [Boise International Market] burned down; we knew then that this was the right time,” said Josh Wiese, who spearheaded the #refugeeswelcome event at the Capitol.

Nick Armstrong, a volunteer at #refugeeswelcome, said he believes communities should meet displaced people with compassion rather than skepticism. “You have some pushback about whether we should resettle refugees,” said Armstrong, who also works for Local Community Partners matching volunteers with resettlement agencies. “These people have been through a lot of trauma, and we want to be here to welcome them.” In Twin Falls, opponents of CSI’s Refugee Center will face legal hurdles before their initiative reaches the ballot. Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs, who reviewed the measure, released his non-binding opinion that the proposed ballot measure violates the federal prerogative to regulate immigration, demonstrates no clear harm posed by refugee resettlement and violates the principle that no legislature can legally bind a future legislature. “There are no alterations or revisions to this initiative that would render it constitutional and/or legal,” he wrote in the opinion. Despite local challenges to refugees, Idaho Peace Coalition Board President Liz Paul, who also volunteered at #refugeeswelcome, said Idaho has “provided a very welcoming environment.” “It’s important to stand up for things that matter,” she said.

Newspapers across the nation say “no” to some advertisers every day. That includes student newspapers. “The law is clear on this. Student editors are empowered to use their editorial judgment in deciding what to print, and that includes ads,” said Dr. Seth Ashley, assistant professor in the Boise State University Department of Communication and adviser to The Arbiter, the university’s weekly student-managed publication. Boise Weekly asked Ashley to weigh in on The Arbiter’s recent refusal to sell advertising to Creation Summit Inc.; the Northwest Science Museum; and Engage Truth, an on-campus faith-based organization, which put on the “Origin Summit,” a two-day event to promote creationism that took place Sept. 14-15. “If the paper had said, ‘Sorry, our ad space was all sold-out,’ that would have been one thing. But that’s not what they said. They told us that our content wasn’t acceptable,” said Creation Summit Executive Director Mike Smith. Creation Summit, along with the Northwest Science Museum—a collection of skulls and fossils BW visited last year—and Engage Truth, whose spokesperson is an associate pastor at Boise’s Calvary Chapel, had teamed up to promote the Origin Summit at the Boise State Special Events Center. “We actually contacted The Arbiter at the beginning of the school year,” said Doug Bennett, executive director of the Northwest Science Museum. “They told us, ‘Due to content, we choose not to run your ad.’” Creation Summit sent an email to Idaho media stating, “We have contacted an attorney and yes, the law is on our side.” However, guidelines from the Washington, D.C.-based Student Press Law Center stipulate, “Students are private individuals and can accept or reject ads for virtually any reason.” Boise State officials released a statement Sept. 8 in support of the student publication: “Boise State University values and embraces the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Constitution for student-run college newspapers. The student leaders at The Arbiter have the freedom and the responsibility to make decisions on both advertising and news content in the student paper.” —George Prentice BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | 7

CITIZEN down into the schools and also for what we appropriate to the districts for teacher salaries. We’re moving in a great direction that way.











The Republican Rep. from Pingree talks shorter school weeks, higher wages and more education HARRISON BERRY Reducing the length of the traditional school week has become a trend across Idaho, with 42 of the Gem State’s 115 school districts cutting instructional days from five to four. As vice chair of the House Education Committee, Pingree Republican Rep. Julie VanOrden has been on the frontline of the debate over whether it’s best to trim school weeks in order to save money. She joined Dr. Paul Hill, of the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho, and Marsing School District Superintendent Norm Stewart in July for a panel discussion on the realities of shortened school weeks. VanOrden warned attendees that while reduced school weeks offer advantages like greater flexibility for families and savings on transportation, they must be carefully weighed against disadvantages—not least of which is fewer days in class. “This is where data becomes pretty important,” she said at the time. Boise Weekly caught up with VanOrden to discuss four-day school weeks, retaining talented teachers and how the state will keep pace with the recommendations of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Education Task Force. How is Idaho doing, education-wise? I think we’re doing OK. I think there are a lot of numbers that people have published that might say we’re not doing a good enough job, but I hear about our students going on [to have] good lives, successful careers. There’s always room for improvement. I think that’s where we’re headed with a lot of the changes we’ve made in education but, overall, I think our kids get an education in this state. There are

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other factors that contribute to what others perceive as a downfall in education. The economy has a lot to do with what goes on in education. What are the challenges facing education in Idaho? All of us have seen numbers on how much we pay our teachers and how much we spend on education, and I think we’re addressing that right now, moving toward putting more dollars

What do you see as satisfactory progress? All I can say right now is that the Legislature has recognized we needed to make improvements there, and we’re just going to keep going with the career ladder [a tiered salary structure that pegs pay increases to experience, certifications and performance evaluations]. People have asked me if I see other things going on in education. My priority right now is to push for funding for the career ladder— maybe even get that beginning teacher wage up higher than we planned in a shorter amount of time. What makes the career ladder so central to your vision for improving education in Idaho? It was one of the recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force; there was a committee that worked on it. I think we worked hard this last session to be able to get at least consensus on the career ladder. I think it’s important that teachers’ salaries go up, but again, just remember that this is an appropriation that we make to the district. What the teachers get paid depends on what happens on the local level. What would it take to keep talented teachers in Idaho? Our beginning salary was quite low—we moved in a direction with this career ladder to address that. The other piece is that teachers are leaving because the wages are higher [elsewhere], and in year three or year four in the career ladder, there’s an opportunity for teachers to earn more for being “master teachers.” It doesn’t mean they have to have a master’s degree, but those will again be up to local districts. How does this program help keep teachers both in the state and in classrooms? The other point is keeping teachers in the classroom. A lot of teachers get to the point that their next step is to be an administrator,

and then they’d step out of the classroom. That was another point with the “master teacher,” that a teacher would be able to stay in the classroom and still make more money, because that’s where we want to keep those really good teachers who get to that point. I hate to see them leave for administrative jobs, because we can benefit from having them in the classroom, but as the system goes right now, their next step is to go become an administrator or take some administrative job. We started working in that direction with leadership premiums, which we passed two years ago. You’ve been wary of savings to school districts transitioning to four-day school weeks. If savings are so low, why do school districts continue to cut days from school weeks? There’s an initial cost savings. It’s not ongoing. There are some school districts that found they saved in places where they didn’t think they were going to. When I talked about substitute [teacher] costs, there were districts that were seeing savings there. The other thing is, there are some charter schools that are doing a four-day week in my area. So if a family has children in the charter school and they have children in the traditional school, then that poses a problem with the family because they have some children who are in and some who are out. I think a lot of districts are facing that, too. The governor has set some ambitious goals for getting Idaho students into the state’s colleges and universities by 2020. How will we meet those benchmarks? There are pieces in place right now. In the last four years at the Legislature, they started what’s called the Advanced Opportunities program that Sen. [Steven] Thayn started working on. Allowing kids to get credits while they’re still in high school and to move through school at a quicker rate so they can move on—those pieces are in place. I think the governor’s goal was, not only do they go to the universities and colleges, that they go to post-secondary education to some degree, like a certificate.



Four hikers attempt the 900-mile Idaho Centennial Trail PHOTOS AND STORY BY JESSICA MURRI


very sip was taken slowly and carefully. The four hikers from Boise who decided to walk across the expanse of southern Idaho’s desert on June 30, watched with worry as the water levels dipped in their plastic Nalgene bottles. Clay Lindquist had one liter of water left. Clay Jacobson and his girlfriend, Kelly Bussard, had 2 1/2 liters between them. Nate Malloy only had one cup. The next water cache was still 14 miles away. By noon, the temperatures had reached 114 degrees. They pitched their tents and waited out the heat, hot and thirsty, and soon realized they were in trouble. The whole thing was Jacobson’s idea. He decided five years ago to hike the entire length of Idaho but, on that day in June, he and his friends had only made it five miles. Already, his girlfriend’s feet were torn up and forming blisters. An evening thunderstorm rolled in, giving the group a break from the scorching sun. They took their chance while the air cooled to make it to the next water cache—one of several carefully spaced across the desert by Jacobson a few days earlier. Bussard started to feel sick. “Every time I tried to eat or think about eating, or even stand up, I just projectile vomited everywhere,” she said. She was sobbing; she couldn’t eat or keep down water. “That’s when I started to panic,” she said, “thinking I was going to die out there.” Without consulting the group, Lindquist made the decision to call for help on his satellite phone. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

A friend drove through the night and reached the group at 4 a.m., bringing them back to Boise. Thus ended Day 1 on the Idaho Centennial Trail.

MAKING PLANS Jacobson, 30, has lived a vagabond life. In the past decade he’s ridden freight trains across the country; hiked the entirety of both the Pacific Crest and Appalachian trails, logging nearly 5,000 miles between them; and worked as a wildland firefighter. In the winter, he operates lifts at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. After finishing the PCT in 2010, he set his sights on a much more obscure hiking challenge: the Idaho Centennial Trail. The 900-mile trail begins on the Idaho-Nevada border by Murphy Hot Springs, weaves from the canyonlands and foothills of southern Idaho into the Sawtooth Wilderness, through 600 miles of the Frank Church-River of No Return and Selway-Bitterroot wildernesses, and along the Continental Divide Trail on the Idaho-Montana border. The trail ends near Priest Lake, not far from the U.S.-Canada border. “I would guess 10 people have thru-hiked it,” Jacobson said. “In history.” Thru-hiking has enjoyed a boom, fueled in part by Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Wild, and its film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon, as well as Bill Bryson’s book, A Walk in the Woods, chronicling his time on the Appalachian Trail. Jacobson wants to show those same opportunities exist within the Gem State.

“Thru-hiking isn’t the mentality here,” he said. “It should be. We have a huge trail, we have desert sections and wilderness sections and incredible scenery unparalleled by these other big trails.” Hikers on the ICT face a challenge bigger than distance: much of the trail is lost. Established in 1990 as part of the state’s 100th birthday, large sections of the trail haven’t been maintained since. Jacobson said some of the trail in the Frank Church probably hasn’t seen hikers—or trail crews—in more than a decade. Leo Hennessy, the Non-Motorized Trails Program manager for Idaho State Parks and Recreation, said there isn’t any money to maintain it. “I would love to hire some staff to work with the Forest Service to cut trees and work on the trail, but my boss says, ‘Leo, you don’t have the money to do that. Do something else or you’ll be out of here,’” he said. Instead, he focuses on things that bring in money to his department, like yurt rentals in Idaho City and pay-to-park cross-country ski areas. His budget is “gutted,” he said. Hennessy said Jacobson’s estimation of how many people have successfully thru-hiked the ICT is high—Hennessy thinks it’s closer to seven or eight. By comparison, 650 people thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and nearly 2,500 people attempted it last summer alone. The Idaho Centennial Trail doesn’t attract that kind of attention. According to Hennessy, the trail is managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the desert

and the U.S. Forest Service in the mountains, but neither agency has the funds to send in trail crews. Getting a crew into the remote wilderness is hardly effective anyway, he said. It takes three days by horseback to get to the trail, then a crew may spend two days working, then take another three days getting out. “And we only did three miles of trail work,” he said. It’s not possible to keep up with the amount of work the trail needs, either. Hennessy said every big storm, washout, avalanche or fire causes more trees to fall across the trail. Because of fires burning in Idaho’s wilderness this season, “those trees are going to fall for the next 20 years and there will be hundreds [of downed trees] every year,” he said. The solution lies with the United States Congress, and Hennessy wishes it would give the Forest Service enough money to keep up with both wildland firefighting and maintaining recreational opportunities. Part of Jacobson’s goal in tackling the trail is to raise its profile and help make the case for more maintenance. With a degree in English, he decided to gather all the information he would need to write a guidebook. He figured if he could start laying the groundwork, other hikers would follow. Hennessy pointed out that because of the way the trail changes every year, a guidebook won’t stay accurate for long, but it’s something he would tell interested hikers to pick up. Trou10 ble is, even with more attention, he doesn’t think the trail will get more maintenance. BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | 9


Clay Jacobson surveys an avalanche field in the Sawtooths. The Idaho Centennial Trail hides somewhere in the mass of snags, undergrowth and debris.

“We can’t even get to trails that outfitters and guides use, where people are 9 paying big dollars. We can’t even get those trails maintained,” Hennessy said. “We need millions.” Hennessy said he hopes to make his own thruhike out of it when he retires in the next few years. So far, he’s done about three-quarters of the trail in sections. “We had these great plans when we created the Idaho Centennial Trail,” Hennessy said, “but no money to do them. The Centennial Trail isn’t the most important. I’m doing this on the side to keep the thing alive.” The four set out June 30 with the goal of doing just that. They planned to reach Canada by Aug. 22. Having no idea what she was in for, Bussard, 25, decided to make the trek, regardless of trail conditions and regardless of the fact she and Jacobson had only started dating for about five months. What’s more, she had never spent a day in her life backpacking. “I had never even heard of thru-hiking,” Bussard said. “I didn’t even know that’s a thing people do. It was just one of those moments in your life when you feel like you meet the right person to do something like that with.” From the start, it was clear Jacobson was the right person for the undertaking. Referred to by some of his fellow hikers as the “stoner Confucius,” he wears a scraggly beard and draws on a reservoir of patience and encouragement. He thinks any problem can be solved if you just keep walking. Bussard felt a strong pull to take up the challenge for her own reasons. In April 2014, she went 10 | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | BOISEweekly

to the emergency room with what she thought was appendicitis. The doctors took out her appendix, but a week later, she got a phone call from the hospital. “My doctor sat me down and told me it was cancer,” she said. Shocking, because Bussard was healthy. She’s slender and smiles all the time. Cancer would be the last thing she expected to interrupt her young college life. Her final surgery was in June 2014— one year before her meltdown in the Idaho desert. “Things like that make you realize how precious life experiences are,” she said. On a whim, she was in. The couple started training in the spring, getting accustomed to increasing distances and elevation gains. They plotted towns they could send supplies to and mailed themselves packages of dehydrated meals, granola bars and pizza-flavored goldfish crackers to be picked up along the trail. Each person tagging along with Jacobson had his or her own reason. Lindquist, 26, recently graduated from Northwest Nazarene University and figured this was his last chance to do something crazy before starting a career in business administration. Malloy, 38, spent enough time riding the bus up to Bogus Basin with Jacobson, hearing stories about the Pacific Crest Trail, that it sparked his interest in the undertaking. Most of his hiking had been done in the military, so he was interested in taking a hike for fun. Walking the Idaho Centennial Trail became a goal he wanted to reach out before he turns 40. “Growing up in Idaho, it would be cool to say I’ve walked all the way across,” Malloy said. “It’s going to be soul searching for me.”

After that hellish day in the desert, Bussard went home and thought hard about whether she wanted to follow Jacobson anymore. She felt panicky about getting back on the trail and spent a lot of time talking it over with him. Then, she took everything nonessential out of her pack and they started again, this time skipping the desert due to the summer heatwave. The quartet regrouped in Mountain Home and started toward Highway 20. Conditions were measurably better. A car stopped and gave them free beer on the first day. They made the hard climb up Ross Peak—elevation 9,773 feet—and looked across the valley where the Sawtooth mountains begin. Their exhaustion was replaced by a sense of accomplishment. They started to understand why they picked this challenge to consume the next two months of their lives. Then, at the summit, Lindquist sneezed and blood poured out of his nose and all over his shirt. “Yep,” Jacobson said. “That’s what victory looks like.” After six days of hiking, the group dropped into Atlanta during the Mountain Music Festival. They spent a day listening to live music, diving into the all-you-can-eat taco bar, and soaking in hot springs and intermittent rainstorms. Lindquist got to see his girlfriend and ate seven hot dogs. A few of Bussard’s friends met up with her in a happy reunion. They found a friend with a cabin and took showers and slept in beds. Bussard’s friends decided to join on the backpacking trip for a few days, as did Malloy’s girlfriend. They all felt pretty good. The next day, the larger group left again with 60 miles to their next resupply point in Stanley. They’d make it there in four days. It drizzled throughout the day as they walked on a steady incline along a side of the Sawtooth mountains that most people never see. They waded through creeks and regularly climbed over fallen trees taller than their waists. “Any other day, it would be easy—maybe even kind of fun—to hop over them,” Lindquist said. “But wearing a 35-pound pack on your back makes you realize how awkward and cumbersome you are.” For that reason, Lindquist and the others kept their pack around 20 pounds. They accumulated scratches and bruises as the day wore on. Partway through the afternoon, the expedition

came to a halt. Jacobson looked over an avalanche field about 100 yards across. The snow had long since melted, leaving behind hundreds of fallen trees, brush and rocks, making the trail below invisible. It was not a happy sight. They navigated slowly, picking their way through the debris. They had to laugh at the absurdity—the avalanche path being symbolic of the Idaho Centennial Trail, untouched by hikers and trail workers alike. One image held firm in the hikers’ minds: Spangle Lake. It was their camp spot for the night, and as the switchbacks grew steeper and seemingly unending, the vision of cresting a summit and looking down at a beautiful mountain lake kept them strong. “It’s all mental,” Bussard said. “Your body will make it up the peak of that mountain. It’ll make it down and it’ll make it up to the peak of the next mountain. You just have to find a way mentally to push yourself through it.” Bussard did that by counting her steps. One, two, three four. Then, four more steps, four more steps. At 11 miles down and six to go, the rain started again. The thought of having to stop one more time, take off the packs, rummage for raincoats, zip them up, heave their packs back on, clip the straps and keep moving was infuriating. The rain took on a new vigor, cold and forceful, and drenched the party in minutes. Thunder rumbled nearby. Still, the group pushed on along the ridge line in the craggy Sawtooths, exposed but hellbent on Spangle Lake. Thunder cracked again, echoing off the peaks, and the rain turned to pelting hail. The wind picked up and blew hard against the hikers, knocking them off the trail in gusts. Malloy kept his head down and pushed on. Fighting the adrenaline-fueled urge to get out of the storm numbed aching feet, legs and shoulders. Lightning flashes turned the trail a pinkish-white. Being cold and wet stopped mattering and it became more important not to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. All day, the hikers imagined their arrival at Spangle Lake as a moment of triumph—coming over the summit to see a blue mountain lake nestled in the peaks of the Sawtooths, bathed in orange and gold alpenglow. Instead, after almost 10 hours of hiking and 17 miles covered, they came over a small, soggy hill. Lindquist pointed toward the highest ground, shouting for everyone to head in that direction. The lake was gray and choppy, swollen by the rain. The group split up, each in search of a patch of ground dry and flat enough to pitch a tent. No one emerged from their tents for the rest of the night.

TRIAL BY TRAIL Sun baked their tents until it was too hot to sleep anymore and the group awoke to a flawless blue sky. They were rewarded with the sight they anticipated the day before. The lake wrapped BOISE WEEKLY.COM

around the crevices of mountains, spotted with green and purple grass and wildflowers, miniature waterfalls trickling into the water. The hiking was easy going, mostly downhill, and the weather held until noon. Sunlight shone between brief rainstorms, but no one cared about being wet anymore. The trail wended its way along a waterfall spilling down large granite slabs. Jacobson claimed one of the rocky platforms for the group and pulled his gear from his pack to dry in the sun. The whole slab was soon covered in rain jackets, socks and extra layers. Bussard napped in the sun. Malloy soaked his feet in a pool of water from the South Fork Payette River. Lindquist turned the pages of his wilderness first aid booklet. Jacobson produced a large black Moleskin journal and started writing. He recorded the trail conditions, where it was blocked or overgrown, where water was available. He made a catalog of anything that could be used as a mile marker or possible campsite. Nearly two hours of the late afternoon passed. When Jacobson finally stood to rouse the party, there was a collective sigh. The group expected to reach the next campsite within 15 miles of Spangle Lake, but they had already surpassed that without seeing any suitable place to camp. Jacobson and Lindquist consulted their maps and GPS coordinates. They realized they had at least four more miles to go, then debated over who should have to break the news to Bussard. It was news she never took well. “The miles are never adding up,” she said. “I expect to walk three more, and we walk five or six more. It just makes me the angriest person. I just want to get to camp and eat more than anything at the end of the day, and it never happens like it should.” “She’s the hangriest person I have ever met,” Lindquist said. Rarely do the miles on the maps and GPS match the actual trail—something Jacobson hopes to correct in his guidebook. Trouble is, the trail changes every year. It gets destroyed, rebuilt and rerouted constantly. Being unable to predict the trail frustrated Bussard to no end. “I’m grumpy half the time and I’m usually a happy person. And I just want to kill everyone and yell all the time, because it’s hard,” she said. “It’s harder than I thought it was going to be.” The group hiked 19 miles before finding an old Boy Scout campsite. A sense of satisfaction hung over the hikers for covering so many miles. There was a sense of deep exhaustion, too. Lindquist built a fire and they ate their dehydrated meals in silence. Every night, Jacobson played the audiobook Of Mice and Men and they listened, staring into the flames. They called it story time. Bussard and Jacobson pitched their tiny tent. Her temper calmed and she settled into her favorite part of the trail. “You get to eat your dinner and relax at the end of the day and at that point, everything you went through during the day is over and you’re BOISE WEEKLY.COM

OK with it.,” she said. “‘OK,’ you tell yourself. ‘I can go to bed and wake up and do that again tomorrow.’” Their socks hanging by the fire to dry, each hiker summed up the Idaho Centennial Trail in one word. Jacobson called it “rugged.” Lindquist said it was a “battle.” Bussard said only “fuck.” When the sun rose on day No. 11, Jacobson took Bussard in his arms as they were shouldering their packs. “Ready to go for a hike?” he said.

A CHANCE TO LEAVE Conditions on the trail change rapidly. When the sun comes out, it’s easy forget that an hour before you were drenched with rain. One minute, it’s a nightmare of unending uphill switchbacks; the next, it’s a gentle downhill slope you could trot along all day. Your body feels strong and capable of carrying everything you need to survive, then a blister on your foot tears open and every other step is agony. Day 11 took the hikers only eight miles before they reached the Sawtooth Lodge in Grand Jean. The trail wasn’t difficult, but knees hurt, blisters needed nursing and morale dipped. At the lodge, the hikers ordered reubens and BLT sandwiches with extra meat, potato salad, macaroni salad, milkshakes and beer. Nearby campers took notice of Jacobson and his crew. When they found out about the 900mile trek, they were awed. They offered words of encouragement and good luck. One woman handed out granola bars for everyone. The people working the Sawtooth Lodge gave the hikers a discounted rate to use the hot springs and kept the kitchen open an hour and a half later so they could get their fill of real food. Jacobson told them they were trail angels. A payphone on the porch gave everyone a chance to call their families, but it also offered temptation. Malloy sat on a knobby, wooden bench and watched other hikers who joined the trail for only a few days—including his girlfriend—call for rides home. Within an hour, they were picked up and heading back to the world of cellphone service and soft beds. “There goes another way out,” Jacobson said, watching cars roll away down the dirt road. “The more times you pass up the opportunity to quit, the easier it becomes to keep going. Once you go home, it’s all over.” The following morning, Malloy made the decision to quit. His knees hurt and he suffered from severe shin splints. As the other hikers loaded into a suburban to get back to the trailhead, they gave him a final glance as he sat on the same knobby bench, waiting for his ride. “I wanted to cry,” Bussard said. “I wanted to go home with Nate so bad.” 12 “I couldn’t even watch it,” said Lindquist. BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | 11

Bussard’s mind to hike the Continental Divide Trail with him—a 3,100-mile primitive trail that runs from the Mexico border through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana to the Canadian border. She’s also thinking about taking on the Appalachian Trail—2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. Even though Bussard walked 400 miles in 37 days, she feels slightly disappointed in herself. She tells people she “only” went 400 miles, while Jacobson is going almost 1,000. She wishes she would have kept going. Now that she’s back, she’s getting used to people bombarding her with quesClay Jacobson takes a break on the Idaho Centennial Trail to record trail conditions for a future guidebook. tions everywhere she goes. “How was the trip?” “What was the hardest part?” “We can’t believe you did that.” “What did you learn about yourself?” clothes. She threw away all my stuff instantly. I He missed his girlfriend and worried They are questions she struggles to answer. was kind of sad. I don’t know why, but I wanted constantly about his ankles rolling. 11 The trip was good but it was hard. She did it by to keep my shoes. They were so gnarly.” “Clay [Jacobson] will die before he counting her steps along the way. She doesn’t The time since Bussard has gone off trail has doesn’t finish this trail, though. He has know yet how it might have changed her. been bittersweet. She went back to her waitressmore focus than anyone I have ever met,” “I’m still processing what I’ve learned from ing job at O’Michael’s Pub and Grill and started Lindquist said. the experience,” she said. “I’m definitely not another semester at Boise State University. She He was especially nervous to hike into the as afraid of things as I was before. After doing finally has everything she wanted so badly on the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. something like that, you’re just like, ‘Fuck it, I trail—clean clothes, fresh food, all her friends, a The trails are some of the most remote in the can take on the world. shower, beer in the state and most haven’t been maintained. Should I can do anything. fridge. But it’s not he roll an ankle or suffer a serious injury, getting What’s that weird necessarily what she help would be extremely hard. noise in the dark? I wants anymore. He stayed on for a few more days through “CLAY [JACOBSON] WILL don’t give a fuck. I’ll “In the moment, I the wilderness, then his girlfriend picked him up be OK.’ hated [the trail],” she after he suffered from a stomach ulcer. Lindquist DIE BEFORE HE DOESN’T “I feel a disconsaid. “I tried to quit spent the rest of the summer off and on the trail, FINISH THIS TRAIL.” nect from a lot of my so many times. Like, periodically meeting up with Jacobson until he friends,” she added. every chance I had to let it go for good in mid-August. “Everyone really wants get a way home, I was Jacobson and Bussard trekked some of the to understand this contemplating it. I best miles and some of the worst miles through experience and I want to help them understand was so mad at Clay because he wasn’t being super the Frank Church. They met rafters on the what I went through all summer, but the reality supportive of me wanting to go home. He would Salmon River and scored a free ride several is, you just have to go out and do it.” say, ‘You can do this. I think you should stay.’ miles downstream. Bussard’s purple Brooks trail And I was like, ‘No, look at how many other runners fell apart and she had to sew them back people are still here. No one.’” together to keep going. They met some people LONE WOLF Since leaving the trail, Bussard’s attitude about running a Forest Service lookout and got drunk There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the trek has softened. on Moscow mules. Bussard thinks she might Jacobson would finish the trail. He hiked on “This is obviously a really hard thing and I have gotten giardia. Her trail name became “Bush alone, determined to finish the last few hundred didn’t understand why he kept pushing me, but Barbie.” miles. I’m so happy that he did,” she said. “I have this She made it 400 miles, then decided to head As the miles wore on, Jacobson’s beard grew incredible accomplishment that I wouldn’t have home when she and Jacobson hit U.S. Highway thicker and his cheeks more gaunt. Along the had without Clay. He’s the first person in my 12. Their families met them at a campground way, he saw wolves and moose, bear prints and life who’s ever given something like that to me. near the highway on Aug. 7. bones. Without anyone tagging along, he easily Looking back, I could do that again. I miss living tackled 35-mile days, hiking for 12 hours at a outside. Coming home, I just want to take my time and often into the night. COMING HOME sleeping bag and go sleep in my backyard.” “There’s no secret,” he wrote via Facebook “I cried when I saw my mom,” Bussard said. Jacobson has already planted the seed in messenger. He can only check in with friends “She was, like, gagging when she smelled our 12 | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | BOISEweekly

and family when he reaches a town and enjoys a brief moment of cell service. “It’s hard. If you are setting out to hike a trail, you just have to accept that it will be hard, you will want to quit. Just don’t. Before long, things will start falling into place. Your body will adjust. You will evolve into a backcountry ninja. You can’t let the trail beat you up. Got to accept the challenge a trail presents and then pick it apart with your lean muscles flexing and your head held high.” Jacobson said there were times when he wanted to quit during his first long-distance thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He started in leather work boots and heavy Carhartts. His feet were destroyed, everything he owned was rain soaked and he had less than $200 in his bank account. “I was just a dumb-ass kid when I started hiking with no clue what I was doing,” he said. “Everyone around me told me I could do it even when I was ready to quit. The only thing that turned me around was changing my mind: everyone is rad. I am rad. I can hike. Anyone can hike.” Jacobson hiked the last few hundred miles of the Idaho Centennial Trail during one of the worst fire seasons in the past 100 years. He was constantly rerouted, pushed off the trail and miles into Montana. Parts of the forest in Idaho’s Panhandle were completely closed. He popped into town hall meetings on the fires and checked updates online when possible. While he was supposed to finish around Aug. 20, he had to push the date back more than three weeks. Despite all that, he walked to almost the end of the trail on Sept. 12. The last seven miles of the trail were closed due to a fire and he tried to bushwhack along a hillside, but gave up, covered in pine needles and spider webs. He accepted the closure and walked along the road to the end. It was, in his words, “underwhelming.” His family and Bussard traveled to north Idaho to greet him with a feast. Bussard agreed to drive him back to Boise—so he doesn’t have to walk— but Jacobson isn’t through with the Idaho Centennial Trail. He still plans to hike the desert section so he can begin his guidebook. “This trail does have a future,” he said. “It totally can and should become a big part of the Idaho outdoor experience. There is a lot of work to do in order to bring this trail to life, but if it gets done, the ICT could become a premier way to experience Idaho’s wilderness.” Jacobson doesn’t recommend a thru-hike of the trail for most people, though. He said the trail lacks a support system for hikers. He wants to see someone step up and stay vigilant over the trail—update trail conditions and watch out for the wellbeing of prospective hikers. “I would love to be that guy,” he said. “I would love to see this trail grow and to be part of ICT’s future. ... I have a bond that stretches across the state and is shared with all the people that I met and who joined me along the way.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM


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SEVERN GALLERY: ALLISON STEWART—Through Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, gailseverngallery. com. SEVERN GALLERY: KRIS COX— Through Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, 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, 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,


BOISE BOURBON FOR BALLET IDAHO—Through Sept. 30, you can visit the four participating local bars (Grind, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Mai Thai, Press and Pony), check in on the Yelp app, order the selected cocktails or flights, and for every cocktail/flight check-in offer redeemed, Ballet Idaho gets $1. SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUELING DREAMS ICON SALES—All Maverik locations will be selling $1 Special Olympics Idaho icons through Sept. 19. Your purchase helps provide year-round sports training and competition for SOI athletes.

THURSDAY SEPT. 17 Festivals & Events 2015 LEADERSHIP FORUM: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN—Hear highly acclaimed women discuss the challenges and success stories that have marked their ascent to leadership. Also on Friday, Sept. 18. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $60. The Community Library Ketchum, 415 Spruce Ave., Ketchum, 208-726-3493,

Art 2015 BIENNIAL BOISE STATE AMY PENCE-BROWN: MONSTERS—Through Sept. 30. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Bricolage, 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718,

MILD ABANDON By E.J. Pettinger

ANNE SIEMS: ELEMENTS— Through Oct. 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, 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 Oct. 15. 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, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS—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 decorated doors will be on display in local businesses around downtown Boise through Sept. 22. To see a map with locations and artists, visit FREE. 208-2586222,


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CALENDAR DCI ADULT NIGHT: FEAR FACTORY—6-10 p.m. $12-$15. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895.

COMEDIAN TODD BARRY—8 p.m. $20. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

On Stage

ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

BLT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS—7:30 p.m. $18-$22. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Workshops & Classes

BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: REMEMBERING WES CRAVEN— BCM tips its fedora to the master of horror with 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. 7 p.m. $9 adv., $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454, 208-3871273,

2015 MEDBUILD—An event for MedTech entrepreneurs, investors, supporting industries and others interested in the industry. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $85. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871,

CALDWELL FINE ARTS: OPERA ELECT AND C OF I ALUMNI SHOWCASE—7 p.m. $4-$15. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. 208-459-5275,

Literature RIVER BY DESIGN AUTHOR PANEL—Authors of River by Design talk about their essays and discuss the history of the Boise River. 7 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books,


180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229.

Talks & Lectures

will be food trucks for lunch and dinner, adoptable pets and more. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. $20. Undone Salon, 738 Benjamin Lane, Boise, 208287-2010. barkaid.

ANIMAS RIVER: COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?—Join ICL Public Lands Director John Robison to learn about how the Boise River is at risk for massive pollution. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise Brewing Co., 521 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-6933,

MICHAEL LEACH: GRIZZLIES ON MY MIND—Join presenter and wilderness advocate Michael Leach for a inspiring presentation about grizzly bears, wolves, bison and Yellowstone. Registration required at 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-972-8200,

Animals & Pets


AN AFRICAN EVENING— Join Noah Sitati, the African Wildlife Foundation’s elephant expert from Kenya to learn about elephants, the poaching crisis and more. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., 208-331-5097, BARKAID 2015 FUZZY PAWZ RESCUE FUNDRAISER—There

Festivals & Events 12TH ANNUAL CHANGE YOUR WORLD CELEBRATION—Celebrate the world-changing effects of forgiveness at this benefit for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights. 6-9:30 p.m. $75, $1,000


table for 10. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. 208-3450304, FOUND VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE MARKET—Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bishops’ House. Also on Saturday, Sept. 19. 12-8 p.m. $5. Bishops’ House, 2420 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3423279, HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—Enjoy three days of great music, more than 100 arts, crafts and information booths, two beer gardens and a diverse food court. 4-9:30 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. WESTERN HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2015—Through Sept. 20. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE-$10. Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road, I-84 off Exit 71, Boise, 208-3431367. idahowesternheritagefestival. com.

On Stage BLT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS—8 p.m. $18-$22. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, COMEDIAN SEAN PEABODY—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL: ALLELUIA!—Lucifer sets in motion a plot against Heaven and all hell breaks loose in Alleluia!, the second installment of cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich’s fantasy-musical film franchise. 8 p.m. $22-$62. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, 19


Forgiving the unforgivable.

Rise up.

Peace and love in the park.




Recounting her experiences as a 10-year-old at the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz, Eva Mozes Kor told Time magazine in 2014 she had been reduced to “a mass of cells to be studied” by the infamous “angel of death” Dr. Josef Mengele, who singled out Kor and her twin sister for use in experiments at the camp. Since 1978, Kor has toured the world lecturing about her time as a “guinea pig” at Auschwitz, but rather than dwell on Mengele’s barbarism, her tack has been toward forgiveness. The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights will host Kor on Friday, Sept. 18 at the 12th Annual Change Your World Celebration, which is set to include a lecture, dinner, music and silent auction. 6-9:30 p.m., $75 ind., $1,000 table for 10. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-0304,

C.S. Lewis once wrote that Goethe’s Mephistopheles laughed too much—that a devil who can have a chuckle at his own expense isn’t a devil at all. The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia! upends all that. In this film from Darren Bousman and Terrance Zdunich, playing at the Knitting Factory Friday, Sept. 18, the devil—proprietor of a carnival populated by misfit souls—declares his intention to wage war on God. This time, however, the Dark One plans to unleash a parade of spirits deemed unfit for the world above. At least in the trailer, Old Patch seems to have the Almighty on the ropes. Lucifer waxes humorous, lyrical and eminently campy alongside an impressive cast including Barry Bostwick, David Hasselhoff, Knitting Factory regular Tech N9ne and Paul Sorvino. 8 p.m. $22-$62. Knitting Factory, 416 Ninth St., 208-3671212,

What has belly dancing performances, three days of live music and a free yoga class? If you guessed Hyde Park Street Fair, you’re right—and you probably live in the North End. The 36th annual Hyde Park Street Fair will overtake Camel’s Back Park for three days—Friday, Sept. 18-Sunday, Sept. 20— with a variety of exotic food venders, earth-friendly goods for sale and a feeling of general togetherness. The musical headliners are the David Andrews Band on Friday, Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles on Saturday and Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia on Sunday. The beer and wine garden will no doubt help keep the dancing going all weekend. Friday 4-9:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St.,

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Hosted by St. Luke’s Nurse-Midwives

The Mama Sherpas: 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.

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RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW: SCIENCE FICTION—9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.

Sports & Fitness BOISE NATIONALS GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BARBECUE—Help raise scholarship funds for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate in competitive soccer. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quail Hollow Golf Club, 4520 N. 36th St., Boise. 208860-1271,

SATURDAY SEPT. 19 Festivals & Events 4TH ANNUAL HOT RODS AND HOT DOGS—All classic cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome; no preregistration required. Plus PreFunk beer, barbecue and live music by Parade of Bad Guys. 7-10

p.m. FREE. Devotion Tattoo, 1510 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-3361608, BOISE FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove, Boise, 208-345-9287, BOISE VF OUTLET’S WOMEN’S FASHION NIGHT OUT—Launch the fall fashion season with VF Outlet in the Boise Factory Outlet Mall. The event also kicks off the Lee National Denim Day fundraising drive, benefiting the American Cancer Society, which has already raised more than $19 million to fight breast cancer. 7-9 p.m. FREE. VF Outlet, Boise Factory Outlets, 7024 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208-3438822. 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, EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET CAR SHOW—10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle. 208-489-8763.

FALL EQUINOX HOLISTIC FAIR— Featuring psychic readings, Reiki, meditation, art, herbal remedies, gifts, jewelry, crystals, oils and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Reiki Energy Healing Center, 4915 Camas St., Boise, 208-353-0604, FELONS AND FORDS—Enjoy photo ops, raffle drawings, Rio Grande Taco Truck and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, car awards and more. Noon-5 p.m. $3-$6. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-2844, HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. NAMPA FARMERS’ MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Lloyd Square, Intersection of 14th and Front streets, Nampa. SPACEBAR’S 3RD ANNIVERSARY PARTY— To celebrate the barcade’s anniversary, the machines at Spacebar will be set on free play, electronic music will be in the air and surprises will abound. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208918-0597.



ANDREW NEMR: TAP DANCE A LOVE STORY—The celebrated tap dancer performs with special guest Dave Eggar on cello. 7 p.m. $5-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224. BLT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS—2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $18-$22. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPPELLE—7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $57.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1110, COMEDIAN SEAN PEABODY—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $9.99. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-9914746,

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.



ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOW: SCIENCE FICTION—9 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208424-8297, redlightvarietyshow. com. SATURDAY NIGHT IMPROV—. 7 p.m. $5--$25 family pack. Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, 703 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-287-8828.

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CALENDAR TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: PARADISE WAITS—Get excited for winter with the premiere of TGR’s new ski and snowboard ďŹ lm. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $7-$15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273,

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Literature AUTHOR MATIGAN FITZGERALD— Eleven-year-old Matigan Fitzgerald will sign copies of her book, Coats for Goats, at Rediscovered Books during the Saturday Market. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229.

Citizen SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUELING DREAMS CELEBRATION—Law enforcement, ďŹ re departments and public ofďŹ cials will be at Maverik gas stations across the state pumping gas and washing windows for tips to beneďŹ t Special Olympics Idaho.


ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,


MUSIC FOR MEALS IDAHO FOODBANK FUNDRAISER—Don’t miss this ďŹ fth-annual musical event hosted by Chicken Dinner Road and Uke*A*Ladies, joined this year by Slackline. 2-6 p.m. FREE. Private residence, 5802 Randolph Drive, Boise.

Festivals & Events

POETRY SLAM DELUX—8 p.m. $5. Pengilly’s Saloon, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344, facebook. com/PengillysSaloon.

MONDAY SEPT. 21 Festivals & Events WALK TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY—Help convince Idaho citizens, the governor and the Legislature to end the death penalty at this walk, which also celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace. Everyone is welcome to join for all or a portion of the event. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705, paceebene.orge.

WALK TO PROTECT IDAHO FROM NUCLEAR WASTE—Join this nonviolent walk through downtown Boise to protect Idaho from nuclear waste dangers. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. U.S. Post OfďŹ ce, 750 W. Bannock St., Boise.

On Stage ISF: THE FANTASTICKS—7:30 p.m. $12-$44. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, SHADOWS OF LIBERTY FILM SCREENING— Learn the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. 7 p.m. FREE. IBEW Union Hall, 225 N. 16th St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-343-4861,

Festivals & Events HYDE PARK STREET FAIR—10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise,




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NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK CAR SHOW—Check out Idaho’s biggest display of electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S, comfortable family cars and electric bikes. 1-4 p.m. FREE. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225,


Real Dialogue from the naked city

SNIP 2ND ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP FUNDRAISER—Enjoy harvest hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, live music, grape stomp contest, live and silent auctions, bocce ball, no-host beer and wine bar. 2-6 p.m. $40, $300 for 8. Crooked Flats, 3705 Idaho Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-258-6882. TVFC 2015 BIKE TOUR—Join the Treasure Valley Food Coalition for its inaugural 50-mile bike tour of farms and wineries throughout Canyon County. 9 a.m. $65. Hat Ranch Winery Bed and Breakfast, 15343 Plum Road, Caldwell, 208994-6416,

On Stage COMEDIAN SEAN PEABODY—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail



JJ Grey and Mofro raise Ol’ Glory in a salute to getting real CHRIS PARKER Blues-funkster JJ Grey spent years trying to be someone else before embracing the guy in the mirror. “I always wanted to be Otis Redding,” Grey said. “It just ain’t 1968” So the Jacksonville, Fla., native dug into his roots and emerged with a Southern soul sound that has grown from regional delicacy to global treat. After years with noted American blues label Alligator Records, JJ Grey and Mofro JJ Grey (center) started out trying to emulate Otis Redding, but “it just ain’t 1968,” he said. On Ol’ Glory jumped to Belgian label Provogue for the band’s (Provogue, 2015), the new release from JJ Grey and Mofro, the blues-funkster is no one but himself. seventh album, Ol’ Glory (Feb. 2015). Grey and Mofro will swing through Boise for the America On Tap Harvest Festival on “What’s funny is we’re on Fog City [home to songs like “The Sun is Shining Down” and “The Saturday, Sept. 19 at Barber Park, bringing both Sweetest Thing.” With Ol’ Glory, however, he new material off Ol’ Glory and the band’s brand jam band heavyweights Galactic] for a couple years, and the jam band word got spread around found new depth. of blues. “A lot of those songs I wrote early like ‘The and then the day we got signed to Alligator, “Years ago, I figured out that you can catch Sun is Shining Down,’ then I had no idea what people by surprise [imitating someone else], and the first set of interviews I did, we were called a they were about in a way,” Grey said. “When blues band,” Grey said. they go ‘Wow, what the hell,’ and then move The music has evolved over the years, though I look at them now, I think of them as Post-It along, because it’s just a veneer. You have to get notes being written by some part of me trying to Grey and Mofro remain rooted in a blend of into what’s real,” Grey said. “When I started wake the other part of me up. Now I’ve woken gospel, soul, Southern and ’70s rock—not doing that, the music started moving all over up and they’re kind of working together … kind unlike Marietta, Ga.-based Black Crowes. The the place. All the rules I had written, once I of shakily handing a baton off to each other.” Crowes connection runs deeper than sound: dropped all that shit, it started to get real, and The parts of himself coming together also Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson—who then it really got interesting.” helped Grey realize how little he had been living plays with Grey, Marc Broussard and Anders The band started simply as “Mofro” in the Osborne in Southern Soul As- in the present. late-’90s, making its recorded “I was never where I was, I was always where sembly—plays on Ol’ Glory, debut with Blackwater (Fog JJ GREY AND MOFRO I thought we were going,” he said. “I could be as does Grey’s hometown City Records, 2001). The With Black Pistol Fire on the road daydreaming perpetually about buddy Derek Trucks (The tour ended horribly when Saturday, Sept. 19; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. being home with my family and going to my Derek Trucks Band). The Mofro’s van was hit from $49-$100, 21 and older favorite restaurant and the beach, and then I collaboration epitomizes the behind by an uninsured America On Tap Harvest Festival, Barber Park, 4049 S. Eckert Road, would come home and all I could think about loose, familial vibe of the driver. Band members were was what I had to do next to get the next tour album. hospitalized and saddled with ready. I wasn’t ever where I was, even for a Thematically, Ol’ Glory is more than $100,000 in hosminute.” full of reverence and humility. The track “Every pital bills, which was part of the reason it took Though he recognizes the value of not takMinute” opens with Grey singing, “I tried so three years to follow Blackwater with Lochloosa hard to be the person/ everybody thought I was/ ing anything for granted, Grey also underlined (Fog City Records, 2004). the importance of understanding how we’re all I pushed myself and everyone/ almost over the Following Mofro’s sophomore release, connected to one another. edge.” Grey’s name moved to the front, and the band “It’s a movie you’re making up as you go On the horn-laden, Motown-flavored “Light migrated to Alligator Records. The label helped along. You’re the director, writer and producer, push Grey and Mofro out of jam band status— a Candle,” he admits to playing the victim and and everyone’s doing the same thing you’re how it “made me feel stronger just to say I’m which, while supportive and undeniably lucradoing,” Grey said. “To me that’s the definition weak.” tive, carries some critical stigma for its noodly, of infinity.” Grey has trod confessional ground before on unending vamps. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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TONY FURTADO BAND ALBUM RELEASE—With The Oliphants. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $14 door. Visual Arts Collective

FUNK VOLUME 2015 TOUR—With Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa. 8 p.m. $25-$55. Knitting Factory

ALLEN STONE—With Audio Moonshine and Innocent Man. 6 p.m. $25. Knitting Factory

YOU KNEW ME WHEN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow


PETER BRADLEY ADAMS—7:30 p.m. $18-$25. Sapphire Room

TODD BARRY, SEPT. 17, LIQUID This space is exclusively for music previews… usually. For this edition of Boise Weekly, however, we’re allocating these column inches to comedy—specifically, comedian Todd Barry. This wasn’t an arbitrary decision: Barry is well-known for his one-episode role as overbearing bongo player Todd Barry on hit HBO show Flight of the Conchords. Barry’s percussion prowess may have been what led us to put him on this page, but it’s his innovative, engaging comedy that has put him in the passenger seat for an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. It’s what brought Louis C.K. to produce Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour DVD and then sell it on his website ( It’s what gets him invited to do spots on late-night, voice animated characters, appear in TV shows and play clubs around the country. Ultimately, what Barry’s ability to craft an awesome joke and work a crowd should do, is put you in a seat for his one-night only Boise performance on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Liquid. —Amy Atkins 8 p.m. $20. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., 208-287-5379, liquidboise. com.

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ANDY CORTENS TRIO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

ZZ TOP: GROOVES AND GRAVY TOUR—With Blackberry Smoke. 7 p.m. $33.50-$300. Idaho Center

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

BLAZE AND KELLY—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365


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


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

THE BROCKS—With Ladytramp. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage

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

CHRISTIAN MISTRESS—With Cerberus Rex and A Seasonal Disguise. 7 p.m. $7. Neurolux

NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

CLINT MCCUNE—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

BERNIE REILLY BAND—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole

RED YETI—With The Clay Temples and Gazer. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage

THE COLLECTION—With Lowland Hum. 9:30 p.m. $7. Reef


FRANK MARRA—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365


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

CATHEDRAL PEARLS—With Aaron Mark Brown and San Sousi. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

THE SKULL—With Batholith. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux SONGWRITERS NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

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

LEE BRICE—With Brett Young. 8 p.m. $41.50-$71.50. Revolution

FRIDAY SEPT. 18 ARKONA—With Heidevolk and Helsott. 8 p.m. $17. The Shredder BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE COUNTRY CLUB—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

CREDENDA—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JOHNNY SHOES AND BROOK FAULK—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar LUCKY TONGUE—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar MADEON—With Louis the Child. 9 p.m. $15-$35. Revolution MOSS ROSES—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar REX MILLER AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill SUNSQUABI—10 p.m. $5. Reef TOM TAYLOR—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

SATURDAY AUG. 19 THE COMPLETE BEATLES EXPERIENCE—7:30 p.m. $27. Nampa Civic Center CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DOUGLAS CAMERON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers




TAMBALKA—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD—With Crown the Empire and I Prevail. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$45. Knitting Factory


JEAN MANN—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar

1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

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

JOSHUA TREE—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

CHON—With Gates. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. WaterCooler

ELEMENT A440—With Satyr Co. 8 p.m. $TBA. The Shredder

LIMEHOUSE—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar


ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

CARBON LEAF—8 p.m. $16-$30. Knitting Factory

CHUCK SMITH—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

FLUX PAVILION—With 12th Planet and Diskord. 7 p.m. $20-$75. Revolution


JAMES MILLER—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

REX MILLER—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

ROOFTOOP REVOLUTION—7:30 p.m. $10-$15 adv., $15-$20 door. Sapphire


RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: WOOLEN MEN—With Landlines. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

SHIMI TREE—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La

ZELLA DAY—7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux

PATRICIA FOLKNER—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 REV 7EVEN AND CITY OF TREES—7:30 p.m. FREE. The District

SHON SANDERS BAND—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar SMOOTH AVENUE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Fairview SOUL PURPOSE—10 p.m. $5. Reef SPACEBAR’S 3RD ANNIVERSARY PARTY—With Abadox, Phantahex and Shintarou. 5 p.m. $5. Spacebar

SEAN HATTON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar TAMBALKA—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 TYLOR AND THE TRAIN ROBBERS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole

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WILSON ROBERTS—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar

CATCH A FIRE TOUR 2015—With Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Tarrus Riley and Skip Marley. 7 p.m. $20-$69.50. Revolution CHUCK SMITH TRIO—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar DAVE ALVIN AND PHIL ALVIN— With The Guilty Ones. 9 p.m. $20 adv., $25 door. Visual Arts Collective HYDE PARK STREET FAIR AFTERPARTY: BREAD AND CIRCUS—6 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe IDAHO SONGWRITERS IN OUR PARKS: YVE EVANS—With Ellie and Kiley Shaw. 2-5 p.m. FREE-$12. Lucky Peak MUSIC FOR MEALS IDAHO FOODBANK FUNDRAISER—Chicken Dinner Road, Uke*A*Ladies and Slackline. 2-6 p.m. FREE. Private residence, 5802 Randolph Drive, Boise NOCTURNUM LIVE INDUSTRIAL DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid P.O.D.—With Islander and Grindsole. 8 p.m. $16-$35. Knitting Factory THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SOUL SERENE—11 a.m. FREE. Sandbar


WOOLEN MEN, SEPT. 22, NEUROLUX The Woolen Men combine the DIY spirit of Flying Nun Records’ bands with the raw heart-on-your sleeve delivery of Pacific Northwest staples The Wipers and Dead Moon. Despite being skilled songwriters and an energetic touring band, the Portland, Ore.based three-piece knows music alone won’t pay the bills. In the press release for its new album, Temporary Monument (Woodsist; Sept. 4, 2015), the band declares, “Music today is rendered powerless—white noise made in the echo chamber, for the great Smooth Face that gazes once and moves on. So here it comes, some noise from the dustbin.” It’s a sad but true context any band must face when making music in 2015. Is rock music an exercise in futility? Is it a ritual fans refuse to let die? Or is it a reason to drink more beer than you probably should on a weeknight? Find out for yourself at this Radio Boise Tuesday show at the Neurolux and see what the Woolen Men dig out of the dustbin. —Jeffrey C. Lowe With Landlines and guests. 7 p.m., $5, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, BOISEweekly | SEPTEMBER 16–22, 2015 | 23


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TIFF 2015: Our Brand Is Crisis and Trumbo poised for award season GEORGE PRENTICE Sandra Bullock (left) takes the lead as a savvy political operator in Our Brand is Crisis, produced by George Clooney Seeing George Clooney’s name attached to Our and Grant Heslov, while Bryan Cranston (right) channels iconic screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo. Brand Is Crisis came as a surprise. “Wait a minute. What’s George Clooney Seeing how Hollywood loves to hand out 2002 Bolivian presidential election. Rumor has doing here?” more than a few reporters workawards to movies about Hollywood, odds are it Carville was even an adviser on Our Brand is ing the red carpet at the Toronto International Trumbo will be the big favorite come Oscar night, Crisis. Film Festival 2015 wondered aloud, double and it’s a lock for a Best Picture nomination. A When the film opens to wide release in late checking their press packets. Sure enough, there win would be poetic justice. Dalton Trumbo October, it will be irresistible to audiences who was Clooney’s name right below the title of the won two Academy Awards for screenwriting with like a smart comedy filled with political sassimovie—not “starring” George Clooney but Roman Holiday and The Brave One but because ness—think Wag the Dog or Bullworth. “produced by” Clooney, along with producing he was blacklisted during the 1950s Communist The timing couldn’t be better for Oscar and partner Grant Heslov (the two premiered Argo witch hunt, Trumbo’s name didn’t appear on Golden Globe consideration and, of course, to at TIFF 2012, propelling the film to a Best many of his screenplays. When winners were ancapitalize on the current season of U.S. presidenPicture Oscar). nounced on Oscar night, pseudonyms were used tial politics. The lead role in Our Brand Is Crisis, a for the names of blacklisted writers, and most of “These are interesting times,” Clooney told seasoned political operative, had been initially written with Clooney in mind. Always the savvy BW. “Quite frankly, we’re glad the movie is being Hollywood had no idea who the real scribes were. It’s a fact hundreds of thousands of Americans released this fall instead of six producer, he stepped aside and months from now, when every- joined the Communist Party as the Great Depresconvinced Sandra Bullock to sion ground on and fascism swept the globe in body will probably be already take the lead, resulting in a perOUR BRAND IS CRISIS (R) Directed by David Gordon Green the mid-20th century. Trumbo was one of among exhausted from the election formance certain to grab her a Starring Sandra Bullock, Billy cycle. Politics is… well, it’s a nomination or two when award them but because he refused to turn in fellow Bob Thornton very convoluted and interesting party members to authorities, he was sentenced season rolls around. Opens Friday, Oct. 30 game, isn’t it?” “I was lucky enough to ask to a federal prison in Kentucky. The scenes of Bullock and Clooney [Clooney and Heslov]: ‘Are you Trumbo, known only as Prisoner No. 7551, being knew they had a hit when willing to take a role that you stripped naked and subjected to a cavity search the packed-to-the-rafters Toronto movie theater worked on and cherished for a long time and because he joined a recognized American political turn that character into a female?’” Bullock told roared with laughter and applause. They also party is particularly chilling. Boise Weekly following the film’s world premiere. knew they had crafted something Trumbo is platinumspecial: a political comedy featurBased on a fascinating 2005 documentary standard entertainment, and TRUMBO (R) film of the same name, Our Brand Is Crisis puts ing one of the best female leading Cranston is a wonder in the Directed by Jay Roach Bullock in the role of “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a roles in recent memory. title role. After winning four Starring Bryan Cranston, Politics were still on the political gunslinger hired to manage a Bolivian Best Actor Emmy Awards for Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Louis C.K. menu during another red carpet presidential campaign. Facing Bodine is her Breaking Bad and grabbing a premiere at TIFF a few hours political nemesis, Pat Candy (a devilish Billy 2014 Best Actor Tony Award Opens Friday, Nov. 6 Bob Thornton), who is also in Bolivia managing later, this time for Trumbo, for Broadway’s All the Way, featuring the best—bar none— the opposition. Cranston is now on his way to Thornton’s physical and vocal resemblance to male performance of the year thus far: Bryan a Best Actor Academy Award. He is supported in real-world political spinmeister James Carville is Cranston in a powerful, poetic turn as Dalton Trumbo by wonderful performances from Diane not coincidental—Carville’s Washington, D.C., Trumbo, the most controversial screenwriter in Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K. and the always Hollywood history. consulting firm was knee-deep in the real-life great John Goodman.




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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I won’t go so far as to say that you are surrounded by unhinged maniacs whose incoherence is matched only by their self-delusion. That would probably be too extreme. But I do suspect that at least some of the characters in the game you’re playing are not operating at their full potential. For now, it’s best not to confront them and demand that they act with more grace. The wiser strategy might be to avoid being swept up in their agitation as you take good care of yourself. If you are patient and stay centered, I bet you will eventually get a chance to work your magic. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Many of the heroes in fairy tales survive and thrive because of the magical gifts they are given. Benefactors show up, often unexpectedly, to provide them with marvels—a spinning wheel that can weave a cloak of invisibility, perhaps, or winged shoes that give them the power of flight, or a charmed cauldron that brews a healing potion. But there is an important caveat. The heroes rarely receive their boons out of sheer luck. They have previously performed kind deeds or unselfish acts in order to earn the right to be blessed. According to my analysis, Taurus, the coming weeks will be prime time for you to make yourself worthy of gifts you will need later on.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): We humans need nourishing stories almost as much as we require healthy food, clean air, pure water and authentic love. Yet many of us get far less than our minimum daily requirement of nourishing stories. Instead, we are barraged with nihilistic narratives that wallow in misery and woe. If we want a break from that onslaught, our main other choices are sentimental fantasies and empty-hearted trivia. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: Now is a favorable time for you to seek remedies for this problem. That’s why I’m urging you to hunt down redemptive chronicles that furnish your soul with gritty delight. Find parables and sagas and tales that fire up your creative imagination and embolden your lust for life. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Now is an excellent time to close the gap between the Real You and the image of yourself that you display to the world. I know of two ways to accomplish this. You can tinker with the Real You so that it’s more like the image you display. Or else you can change the image you display so that it is a more accurate rendition of the Real You. Both strategies may be effective. However you go about it, Cancerian, I suggest you make it your goal to shrink the amount of pretending you do.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Born under the sign of Leo, Marcel Duchamp was an influential artist whose early work prefigured surrealism. In 1917, he submitted an unusual piece to a group exhibition in New York. It was a plain old porcelain urinal, but he titled it Fountain, and insisted it was a genuine work of art. In that spirit, I am putting my seal of approval on the messy melodrama you are in the process of managing. Henceforth, this melodrama shall also be known as a work of art, and its title will be “Purification.” (Or would you prefer “Expurgation” or “Redemption”?) If you finish the job with the panache you have at your disposal, it will forevermore qualify as a soul-jiggling masterpiece. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Some people express pride in gross ways. When you hear their overbearing brags, you know it’s a sign that they are not really confident in themselves. They overdo the vanity because they’re trying to compensate for their feelings of inadequacy. In the coming weeks, I expect you to express a more lovable kind of self-glorification. It won’t be inflated or arrogant, but will instead be measured and reasonable. If you swagger a bit, you will do it with humor and style, not narcissism and superiority. Thank you in advance for your service to humanity. The world needs more of this benign kind of egotism.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The rooster is your power animal. Be like him. Scrutinize the horizon for the metaphorical dawn that is coming, and be ready to herald its appearance with a triumphant wake-up call. On the other hand, the rooster is also your affliction animal. Don’t be like him. I would hate for you to imitate the way he handles himself in a fight, which is to keep fussing and squabbling far beyond the point when he should let it all go. In conclusion, Libra, act like a rooster but also don’t act like a rooster. Give up the protracted struggle so you can devote yourself to the more pertinent task, which is to celebrate the return of the primal heat and light. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Since you seem to enjoy making life so complicated and intense for yourself, you may be glad to learn that the current astrological omens favor that development. My reading of the astrological omens suggests that you’re about to dive deep into rich mysteries that could drive you half-crazy. I suspect that you will be agitated and animated by your encounters with ecstatic torment and difficult bliss. Bon voyage! Have fun! Soon I expect to see miniature violet bonfires gleaming in your bedroom eyes, and unnamable emotions rippling through your unfathomable face, and unprecedented words of wild wisdom spilling from your smart mouth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Adamites were devotees of an ancient Christian sect that practiced sacred nudism. One of their central premises: How could anyone possibly know God while wearing clothes? I am not necessarily recommending that you make their practice a permanent part of your spiritual repertoire, but I think you might find value in it during the coming weeks. Your erotic and transcendent yearnings will be rising to a crescendo at the same time. You will have the chance to explore states where horniness and holiness overlap. Lusty prayers? Reverent sex? Ecstatic illumination? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): One of your key themes in the coming weeks is “grace.” I suggest that you cultivate it, seek it out, expect it, and treasure it. To prepare for this fun work, study all of the meanings of “grace” below. At least two of them, and possibly all, should and can be an active part of your life. 1. Elegance or beauty of form, movement, or proportion; seemingly effortless charm or fluidity. 2. Favor or goodwill; a disposition to be generous or helpful. 3. Mercy, forgiveness, charity. 4. A temporary exemption or immunity; a reprieve. 5. A sense of fitness or propriety. 6. A prayer of blessing or thanks said before a meal. 7. An unmerited divine gift offered out of love.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be good, but not necessarily well-behaved. Be extra exuberant and free, but not irresponsible. Be lavish and ardent and even rowdy, but not decadent. Why? What’s the occasion? Well, you have more-or-less finished paying off one of your karmic debts. You have conquered or at least outwitted a twist from your past that had been sapping your mojo. As a reward for doing your duty with such diligence, you have earned a respite from some of the more boring aspects of reality. And so now you have a mandate to gather up the intelligent pleasure you missed when you were acting like a beast of burden. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.” That’s the mantra that Frank O’Hara intoned in his poem “Meditations in an Emergency,” and now I’m inviting you to adopt a modified version of it. Here’s how I would change it for your use in the coming months: “I am the least difficult of passion artists. All I want is to give and receive boundless, healthy, interesting love.” To be frank, I don’t think O’Hara’s simple and innocent declaration will work for you. You really do need to add my recommended nuances in order to ripen your soul’s code and be aligned with cosmic rhythms. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

LEGAL BW LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL & COURT NOTICES Boise Weekly is an official newspaper of record for all government notices. Rates are set by the Idaho Legislature for all publications. Email classifieds@boiseweekly. com or call 344-2055 for a quote. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Sally Ann Behrman. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1514375 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Sally Ann Behrman, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Sally Ann Carlson. The reason for the change in name is: return to maiden name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on October 22, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: August 21, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Debbie Nagele Deputy Clerk PUB Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015. LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. CV 15 00864, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, Charter Pointe Neighborhood Association, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Lana Whiteford, Defendant. TO: LANA WHITEFORD You have been sued by Charter Pointe Neighborhood Associa-


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tion, Inc., the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 15 00864. The nature of the claim against you is for unpaid homeowner association assessments, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the case number, and paid any required filing fee to: Clerk of the Court, Ada County Courthouse, 200 W Front St, Boise, Idaho 83702 Telephone: (208) 287-6900 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at: Jeremy O. Evans of VIAL FOTHERINGHAM LLP, 12828 LaSalle Dr Ste. 101, Boise, ID 83702, Telephone 208-6294567, Facsimile 208-392-1400. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. DATED this 12 day of August, 2015. CHRISTOPHER D RICH, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT PUB September 2, 9, 16 and 23 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: MARILYN L. GRIMSLEY. D.O.B 05-27-1953 Case No. CV NC 1514610 NOTICE OF HEARING ON VERIFIED PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE A Petition to change the name of MARILYN L. GRIMSLEY, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. Petitioner’s name will change to MARILYN L. ELLIS. The reason for the change in

name is: Grimsley is Petitioner’s married name, she was divorced from Thomas Grimsley on January 8, 2015, and Ellis is a name she previously used and which she is accustomed. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on 29th day of October, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Dated this 26th day of August, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBBIE NAGELE, Deputy Clerk PUB September 09,16,23 and 30, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Jameson Ray Pritiken. Legal Name Case No. 1507458 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name of Jameson Ray Pritiken, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Jameson Jefferson Ray Bittle. The reason for the change in name is: wishes of mother and father. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Oct. 20, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: August 31, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Dominic Joseph Martin. Legal Name

Case No. CV NC 1514742 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Dominic Joseph Martin, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Dani Martin. The reason for the change in name is: personal reasons. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Oct. 20, 2015 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: August 31, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 2015.


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Dear Minerva, My partner keeps looking at porn. He knows I don’t approve of it and how disgusting it makes me feel when he wants to have sex after watching such things. I come from a background of sexual abuse, and I know that is one reason I am so opposed to porn and the porn industry. Is this normal in most relationships? Am I alone in my feelings of insecurity? Do you consider it cheating? We have a wonderful sex life and complete each other fully. I don’t understand why he feels the need to look at porn with me right beside him. Sincerely, Overrated X

Dear X, First of all, at least you know your problem with porn is just that: your problem. Porn and the porn industry are indeed controversial, but it doesn’t change the fact people are sexual beings. I don’t consider porn to be cheating. With that said, it is up to you to define what you feel infidelity is in your relationship. You admitted to having a satisfying sex life. You shouldn’t be feeling inadequate if he is living his life with you and having sex with you. My advice is to get over it and focus on all the wonderful ways he is there for you. I do know this: Shaming him will do no good. If you complete each other truly, you must accept him as he is. SUBMIT questions to Minerva’s Breakdown at or mail them to Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. All submissions remain anonymous.

Once fall settles in, many of us put away the kayaks, hang up the backpacking gear and shorten our hikes to quick jaunts nearby. We look anxiously at the weather forecast for any hint of snow, dreading the days stuck inside until winter hits. To help while away the days until it’s time to wax the skis and get out the snowshoes, Outside magazine put together a list of 25 of the most exciting, inspiring and reflective non-fiction adventure stories written in the past 100 years. Following the reading list will take you down the Mississippi River in a drift boat, along the Appalachian Trail with a couple of old guys, into a plane crash in the heart of the Andes and on a fishing boat sinking in a stormy sea. The list contains some well-known works like Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, as well as some more obscure titles like My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel. By the time you get through all 25 books, adventure season will be upon us once again. —Jessica Murri

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FROM THE BW POLL VAULT What’s the longest hike you’ve taken?

0-5 miles: 2.41%


5-15 miles: 30.12%

“Math’s hard. Life’s hard, get over it. Let’s make engineering sex y. C SI did it wi th fo re n s i c s . H ow m a ny p e o p l e b e c a m e fo re n s i c scientist s bec ause of that show ? You kn ow what fo rensic scientist s do all day ? They look at poop and blood and f ill out paper wo rk.” —AMY MOLL, BOISE STATE UNIVERSIT Y COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DE AN, SPE AKING SEPT. 9 AT THE ANDRUS CENTER CONFERENCE ON WOMEN AND LE ADERSHIP

15-30 miles: 22.89% 30-50 miles: 15.66% 50+ miles: 28.92% Disclaimer: This online poll is not inte n d e d to b e a s c i e n ti f i c s a mp l e o f l o c a l, statewi d e or nati onal op i ni on.









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Boise Weekly Vol. 24 Issue 13  

Helluva Hike: A grueling trek along the 900-mile Idaho Centennial Trial

Boise Weekly Vol. 24 Issue 13  

Helluva Hike: A grueling trek along the 900-mile Idaho Centennial Trial