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“Our experience is that any substantial city is probably going to have a vampire community or vampires.”

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Michael Casper’s family still has questions about his police-involved shooting

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Money CuMo Problems Weighing the pros and cons of a massive mine in the Boise National Forest


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Boise Weekly reviews Room and Truth


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EDITOR’S NOTE A GRIEVING FAMILY, AN IMPORTANT ELECTION AND A BIG MINE We’re looking at another busy week in this edition of Boise Weekly. First, on Page 6, we check in with the family of Michael Casper, the 26-year-old man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting at his Boise Bench apartment in February. The Ada County Critical Incident Task Force, Boise Police Department and Twin Falls County prosecutor have all finished investigations of the incident, concluding Casper’s actions resulted in his own death, and the officer who fired on him did so to defend himself, other officers and the public. Casper would have turned 27 on Oct. 14, and while the case is closed pending another report from the Boise Office of Police Oversight, his family is still struggling for closure. BW News Editor George Prentice talked to Casper’s mother about how she’s coping and the questions that continue to haunt her. On Pages 8 and 9 we drill into two important matters appearing on the general election ballot Tuesday, Nov. 3: the Boise mayoral race and open space and clean water levy, respectively. As incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter vies for a historic fourth term, his challengers have had a job of staking out positions that not only differ from Bieter’s but resonate with enough voters to unseat the popular mayor. Even this close to the election it’s unclear what Seth Holden, a 25-year-old Boise State University junior, brings to the table. Judy Peavey-Derr, however, has made her positions on refugees and open spaces abundantly clear: refugees are a “blight,” and the levy is a waste of money. She also contends Bieter’s City Hall has forgotten about West Boise and senior citizens. Finally, speaking of open spaces and clean water, BW staff writers Harrison Berry and Jessica Murri teamed up to produce a deeply reported profile of the biggest mining operation you’ve probably never heard of. Canadian company CuMo Mining Corporation recently won approval to explore nearly 3,000 acres in the Boise National Forest for a possible mine operation that could be among the largest in North America. Read more on Page 11. Have a happy (and safe) Halloween, and don’t forget to vote. —Zach Hagadone

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What you missed this week in the digital world.


NEW BOSS Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is welcoming its newest general manager. Brad Wilson comes to the nonprofit from Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Tahoe. Get more details at News/Citydesk.

BENCH SHOOTING Less than a week after being cleared of wrongdoing in an officer-involved shooting in February, Boise police on Oct. 26 shot a suspect during an incident on the Boise Bench. More on News/Citydesk.


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CHIPPING IN Boise State University is eyeing further expansion after a $25 million gift from computer chip maker Micron to help build a new Center for Materials Research. Get more info on News/Citydesk.

PLUTOCRACY RISING The United States of 158 families BILL COPE How many people are in your family? The whole family, not just your wife and kids. Depends on how far you reach, right? You’d probably say your brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, but would you count your grandma’s cousins back in Iowa, along with their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids? I’m sure you wouldn’t. Not unless they were all included in some sort of family foundation, trust or other financial structure set up to see to it that everyone gets a piece of the family fortune. Assuming there’s a family fortune, that is. In this context, by family I mean one that has a compelling reason—other than feeling fondness toward one another—for staying familial. Of course, one of the most compelling reasons to stay familial, especially with rich relatives, is that your own financial situation might be relative to just how familial you are to them, yes? My guess is—having no personal experience with rich relatives—the richer they are, the more familial you would like them to be. With that in mind, I’ll ask again: How many people are in your family? (And if you’re not part of a super rich clan, I’m frankly not interested in your answer. I’m sure you have a very fine family. But honestly, if it isn’t one of those 158 families that have contributed over half of all the money that has so far gone into the 2016 presidential race, the point I’m driving at has nothing to do with you and your loved ones. Not unless you’re one of those nervous Americans who believe this country of ours doing a full gainer into the shallow end of the plutocracy pool.) I looked into a couple of families known for their extraordinary generosity when it comes to supplying politicians with seemingly limitless contributions. First, the Waltons, the richest family in America. The late patriarchs Sam and Bud did quite well with a little joint called Wal-Mart. Their heirs, of whom I count 21, are worth a combined total of $149 billion, as estimated by Forbes. (If you don’t think that’s a lot of money, consider this: $149 billion is more than 50 times the yearly budget for the state of Idaho.) The second richest family in America are the Kochs: $86 billion. (This does not include the other two Koch brothers, Frederick and William, about whom we don’t hear much because after a grueling family feud, they were bought out by the two brothers about whom we do hear much. However, I would be surprised to learn Fred and Bill were left in such dire straits that they’re working in Wal-Marts as greeters.) Owners of and heirs to the Koch fortune, as near as I can determine, number only seven— Charles and David, wives and three kids. (In a

way, the Kochs are individually richer than the Waltons, as 21 into $149 billion comes out to a piddling $7-plus billion each, while if the Koch money were divvied out equally, they would each have more than $12 billion.) Another super-duper rich person well known for his passion for collecting politicians is Sheldon Adelson, thought to be worth just shy of $30 billion. Sheldon has a wife and two grown children. If we average out the number of people with a thumb in the financial pies of the Waltons, Kochs and Adlesons, we have 10.66 thumbs per family. To be on the safe side—because surely there are some super-duper rich families with larger broods than the Kochs and Adelsons—let’s up that to a hypothetical, and easy to multiply, 20. (Are you following me? I sure as hell hope so, because that plutocracy I mentioned is coming at us like a Manhattan-sized asteroid, and we don’t have a lot of time for you to fact check my math on this.) OK then, the 158 families who have thrown in half of all the 2016 campaign money thus far are definitely not hypothetical, as reported two weeks ago by The New York Times. Nor is the $176 million they’ve thrown. Of all the money spent so far to influence who will be governing us, half of it has come from 3,200 Americans— most probably less than that—and the rest of it came from the rest of us. All of the rest of us... approximately 320,000,000 of us... we have donated $176 million, and approximately 3,200 of them have donated another $176 million. What’s worse—much worse—is if you are like me, to donate much more than a couple hundred bucks in an entire election cycle is like squeezing blood from your own tiny turnip. Yet to people whose discretionary spending is counted in 10 or 11 figures, what’s another $176 million? And another? And another? (The Kochs alone have pledged $400 million to the 2016 race, and even though that sum may be proportional to them what you and I spend on potato chips over a year’s time, it’s still a f***ing lot of money. And keep in mind, this is political influence they are buying, not potato chips.) If there was nothing we could do to right this wrong turn in the heading of America, there would be no point to wallow in despair; we could simply wave goodbye to any semblance we have of a democracy and carry on as well as secondclass citizens might expect. It has come to this largely because of one diabolical law—that bastard Citizens United decision. Thankfully, what can be decided can be undecided. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

OPINION DO YOU LOVE BOISE? The answer will tell you how to vote this year JOHN T. REUTER Earlier this summer I moved from Boise to Seattle, following my wife who started law school at the University of Washington. I’ve found the politics here in the unofficial capital of the Pacific Northwest a bit unfamiliar, to say the least. Our local council district race features a progressive Democratic African-American woman whose top policy initiative is decreasing violence through employing former gang members to help keep the peace. The proposal is interesting and has merit, having seen success in other cities, but the most fascinating thing is she’s the big business-backed conservative in the race. Her opponent is Kshama Sawant, an avowed socialist known for slogans like “Tax the Rich” and for successfully advocating for a $15 minimum wage, which is also supported by her opponent and literally every other serious candidate for local office. Sawant is also the incumbent and favored to win. The reason I’m telling you this is so you understand why I’m skeptical of claims Boise has been taken over by left-wing liberals. At their most extreme, Mayor Dave Bieter and the Boise City Council are a mild-mannered, sincere bunch with a center-left agenda to gently nudge the city they love into a better future. They’ve done this over the past four years by advocating that it should be safe to ride your bicycle around downtown and passing a law to make it illegal to fire someone because they are gay. They’ve opened new neighborhood libraries and launched head start and afterschool programs to help Boise’s kids. They’ve worked with voters to repair decaying fire stations and are now asking Boiseans to set aside $10 million to protect special places like the foothills and the Boise River. The campaign for this latest effort to protect clean water and open space—run by my old gang at Conservation Voters for Idaho—has a campaign logo that simply reads “I love Boise.” It’s a perfect sentiment to capture what the proposed levy is all about: protecting the places that make Boise great. It could also be the slogan for Bieter and the three council members—Lauren McLean, Elaine Clegg and Scot Ludwig— running for reelection this year. Bieter, especially, loves Boise. He loves to share how his mother told his father they could live anywhere in the world, as long as she could see the Boise River from there. You get the sense he feels the same way. Don’t get me wrong. The mayor has his faults and has made mistakes, but his love for Boise has never wavered and it has informed his politics. The mayor’s principal opponent in this election is Judy Peavey-Derr, a former Ada County BOISE WEEKLY.COM

commissioner, former Ada County Highway District commissioner, successful realtor, former Compass board president and current member of the Greater Boise Auditorium District board. Don’t worry, you don’t need to remember that long resume. You just need to know this: Judy Peavey-Durr does not love Boise. At least, she does not love Boise as it currently exists. There is perhaps some idealized version of Boise from the 1950s that she loves, but as for the city we know today, she does not love it. She probably dislikes it. She might even hate it. Regardless, Judy Peavey-Durr definitely does not love Boise. These are bold assertions and I understand some may think I’m dealing in hyperbole. How dare I make these wild accusations? It’s because I’ve paid attention to what Judy Peavey-Durr has had to say. She told the Idaho Statesman that “frankly, I think that the South End of town is getting blighted by a lot of refugees and different dialects coming into the school.” Rather than apologize, she has tripled down on this claim. Let’s be clear: refugees are people, not blight. They also tend to be incredibly hard working, entrepreneurial people—it’s not easy to travel halfway around the world to find safety. Her entire campaign is built on this kind of thinking. On her website she writes “Boise is in urgent need of change.” By her account, businesses are leaving town in droves (not true, have you seen the cranes?); nobody can find a job (unemployment is actually 2.6 percent); and we’re being asked to spend money on protecting clean water and open space (as if those things don’t help attract businesses). So go and vote this Nov. 3, and when you do, vote for the Boise you love. Is the Boise you love a caricature of some idyllic, homogenous past or a dynamic, growing, worldly city? Do you see refugees as bringing problems or new life to Boise? Do you believe equal rights are a public good or a needless regulation on business? Do you love Boise as it exists and what it is growing to become, or a Boise that use to be? Vote this November, but don’t just vote against those that would damage the place you love, vote for Boise. John T. Reuter is a College of Idaho alum and formerly served as president of the Sandpoint City Council and executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho. He currently serves as director of Local and Bipartisan Strategies for the League of Conservation Voters in Seattle and writes a column for the Pacific Northwest Inlander in Spokane, Wash. BOISEweekly | OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | 5



“The program for pregnant and parenting teens is so critical for our community.”

PLANS FOR NEW MARIAN PRITCHETT SCHOOL ON EMERALD Pregnant teens and new moms have had a safe place to go in the North End since 1921, when the Salvation Army first opened the doors of a small hospital for unwed mothers on 24th Street. In 1962, the Idaho Legislature decided to turn what was then called “the Booth Home” into a fully accredited high school. The campus was renamed the Marian Pritchett School in 2002, honoring its longtime head teacher. In 2010, the Idaho Legislature pulled the financial plug on the school, leaving it to the Boise School District and Salvation Army to keep the lights on. Since then, the school has continued to flourish, boasting a nearly 100 percent graduation rate. The biggest change for Marian Pritchett lies ahead, as the Salvation Army looks to pull up stakes in the North End, construct a new campus on a vacant parcel of the 9000 block of West Emerald Street and consolidate several other Salvation Army facilities. “The program for pregnant and parenting teens is so critical for our community,” said Hillary Betz, development director for Salvation Army Boise. “But the buildings on 24th Street have outlived their ability to keep the campus there. So we’re looking to build a new campus in an underserved area of town.” Betz said in addition to relocating the Marian Pritchett School, the Salvation Army wants to construct a 46,197-square-foot building to include a new worship chapel, child care facility, gymnasium and community ministry. “Eighty-eight cents of every dollar that comes to the Salvation Army goes right back into our programs,” she said. “There would be no reduction of services.” Boise-based Erstad Architects will go before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Nov. 2 with an initial request to move forward with the Salvation Army’s plans. “But I don’t think this would happen anytime soon,” said Betz. “The next school year would definitely not be impacted. As for the future of the property on 24th Street, I’m thinking that the best use of that block would probably be more residential in nature.” —George Prentice 6 | OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | BOISEweekly


Boise police cleared in February shooting as family continues to mourn GEORGE PRENTICE

Michael Casper would have turned 27 on Oct. 14. His birthday included cake, balloons and a chorus of “Happy Birthday.” Still, there wasn’t much to celebrate. “I guess it was a bit like Michael’s other birthdays but this time Michael wasn’t there,” said Casper’s mother, Fran Gough, reaching for her smartphone. “Here, let me show you something.” She played a brief video of a 5-year-old boy hugging a helium-filled birthday balloon, whispering something private into the balloon then letting it float away. “My grandbabies still like to talk to their Uncle Michael. They stand at a table in my home where I keep Michael’s ashes, put their heads down, wrap their arms around the memory box where his ashes are kept and whisper secrets to him,” said Gough, adding that her only son still visits her in her dreams. “He tells me that there’s nothing to be scared of. Even my mother called me out of the blue last night to tell me, ‘Michael spoke to me in a dream. He said the first bullet burned and then he just went to sleep and didn’t suffer.’” Gough paused for a moment as two tears streaked each side of her face. “I just can’t…” she said, trailing off. Gough said he she couldn’t bear reading the full Ada County Coroner’s report detailing the circumstances of her son’s death Feb. 16, when he was killed by police responding to a disturbance at his apartment on the Boise Bench. That’s probably best, considering the autopsy clinically deconstructs Casper’s homicide, concluding the cause of death was a “perforating gunshot wound to the chest.” The details include specific weights and measurements of Casper’s heart, lungs, kidneys and brain. The five-page report also concludes four separate gunshot wounds entered his body, passing through the chest, lungs and heart. The coroner concluded the direction of three of the four gunshot wounds was “from back to front” with a fourth shot entering “from left to right.”

That’s one of many mysteries that still haunt Gough, Casper’s other family members and friends. “The first time detectives came to talk to me, they told me Michael had only been shot once. Now, we learn it’s four times,” said Gough. “But I still think the biggest mysteries remain about who was there with Michael and the hours and minutes leading up to his shooting.” Each time she spoke to an investigator—identified by Gough as Detective Shellie Strolberg, of the Ada County Criminal Task Force—Gough said she was shut down. “I talked to her often, maybe a dozen times,” said Gough. “As she had fewer questions, I had more questions. But she kept telling me that my son was the criminal. That makes absolutely no sense to me. Michael had the utmost respect for the police.” In its official statement regarding the February incident, the Boise Police Department pointed to Casper as the cause of his own death. “The actions of the suspect placed his neighbors and responding officers in extreme danger,” wrote Boise Police Chief Bill Bones, adding that when BPD Officer Jason Green fired the fatal bullets at Casper, “[Green’s] response of the violent actions of [Casper] likely saved others from serious harm.” Bones’ comments came in the wake of an investigation from the Critical Incident Task Force, an internal investigation by BPD and a separate review from the Twin Falls County prosecutor’s office to determine if criminal charges should be filed against Green. He was cleared of any wrongdoing by the prosecutor. “There’s never an incident such as this that doesn’t impact everyone in our department,” BPD Deputy Chief Eugene Smith told Boise Weekly. “People want to know that their city is safe and their police department is responding appropriately. This officer really responded in an admirable fashion and in a situation that none of us would

have wanted to respond to.” It was 1:23 a.m. on Feb. 16 when BPD responded to a call stating a man, later identified as Casper, had been smashing windows with a crowbar. “First of all, don’t you think it’s strange that nearly all of the glass was on the inside of the apartment?” asked family friend Holly Dallenbach, whose son, James, was a lifelong friend of Casper. “Next, the first reports from the scene were that they saw a silhouette of a man at the window.” The official report indicates Casper was “standing inside the house, near the window, holding a gun. “OK, tell me how that’s possible when his bed is right up against the window? It would be impossible for anyone to stand there,” said Dallenbach. “Do I have a theory? A lot of people have a theory, and it usually involves more people at the scene than what was reported.” Chris McIntire told Boise police he was having a drink with Casper only hours before the shooting, claiming they consumed “about a pitcherand-a-half of beer” at a local bar. Yet the official autopsy report indicated Casper’s blood alcohol content was .262—more than three times the legal limit for operating a vehicle. McIntire told BW days after the shooting that because of Casper’s behavior that night, “ [I] did not feel comfortable as his friend, and I thought it was better that I would leave,” adding he went to work the next day and didn’t learn about his friend’s death until the following evening. Gough said she had plenty of questions about exactly what happened between her son and McIntire but when she raised them to detectives, “Again, they kept telling me that my son was the criminal,” she said. The official report indicated Officer Green opened fire after Casper discharged a weapon into nearby “vehicles, driveways, fences, a camper and houses across the street from the suspect residence.” While the books are closed on the Critical Incident Task Force and internal BPD probe, one formal review remains from the Boise Office of Police Oversight. “I’ll be getting that out in the next few weeks,” said Natalie Camacho Mendoza, the new director of the office, which was formerly known as the Office of the Community Ombudsman. “Whenever there’s a case where an individual loses his or her life, there’s a critical incident review. When I’m done, it will be publicly posted on our website.” Gough said she didn’t expect the report to bring her any solace. She said she goes to work each day, comes home, sits near her son’s ashes and goes to sleep. “And sometimes I think I see him standing outside my bedroom door,” she said. “He’s trying to keep me safe.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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Seth Holden on this first 30 days in office: “I would get more acquainted with stuff.”

THE OTHER CANDIDATE Seth Holden doesn’t have a campaign war chest. He doesn’t even have a campaign playbook. He’s counting on media interviews and a handful of candidate forums as the foundation of his campaign to be the next mayor Boise. “I’m a student with limited funds,” said the 25-year-old Boise native, who lives with his parents in Columbia Village. “I’m a junior at Boise State, with a combination of studies in technical communication and French.” Holden said he took a crash course in French before a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which took him to Switzerland and France. It was an experience he said “changed my life.” Another life-changer would be if Holden pulls off what would be the biggest political upset in Boise history, unseating incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter who is seeking a fourth term. “Twelve years is too long for any one person to be mayor. It’s that simple,” Holden said. “This past summer, the deadline was quickly approaching for people to announce their candidacy. And I joked, ‘I should run for mayor.’ Then I sat for a couple of minutes and thought, ‘Hey, I can do this. And I would be good at it. I might as well try.’” Holden’s candidacy is firm on certain issues. He advocates for hiring Boise’s homeless men and women as city maintenance employees or even as transit workers. He also thinks the city should look at warehouse space to shelter some of the homeless men and women who have created a tent city at Cooper Court. Holden also said he would use his first 30 days in office to reexamine “excess” funds in certain city departments and reallocate the money to programs that are in greater need. “I would also get more acquainted with stuff,” he told attendees of an Oct. 22 candidate forum at the Boise Library. Holden is less committal on the 2015 Foothills Open Space and Boise River Levy, which also goes before voters on Nov. 3. “I’m for it as a concept, but I’m against it because it’s too vague,” he said. If he’s not successful in his current campaign, Holden said don’t be surprised if you see him on another ballot sooner than later. “More than a few people have told me that I should run for city council,” he said. —George Prentice 8 | OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | BOISEweekly


NEWS DAVE BIETER’S LEGACY AND JUDY PEAVEYDERR’S ISSUES WITH REFUGEES The differences couldn’t be starker GEORGE PRENTICE Dave Bieter needed a moment to think about how many election campaigns he’s waged in the past 15 years. “Let’s see,” he said, counting with the fingers on one of his hands. “One... two at the Legislature...” Those first legislative races were in 2000 and 2002, after Bieter’s unexpected entree to politics when he assumed the Idaho House seat of his father, Rep. Pat Bieter, following Pat and Eloise Bieter’s tragic deaths in an automobile crash. “And then three, four, five and this is my sixth campaign—fourth for mayor, “Bieter continued. You don’t have to be a political scientist to conclude hizzoner’s electoral reach extends beyond the elections in which his name is on the ballot. Bieter has had a tangible impact on elections for the Ada County Highway District, the Greater Boise Auditorium District, and various bond and levy initiatives to fund schools and fire stations. This election cycle is no different. One could even say Bieter is on the 2015 general election ballot twice: first for his bid for a historic fourth term in office and again with the 2015 Foothills Open Space and Boise River Levy (see Page 9), for which Bieter has been campaigning as much as his own reelection. “I’m going door to door, working on the open space levy,” Bieter told Boise Weekly while walking the block in a West Boise neighborhood Oct. 17. “We’re a little further away from the foothills, but I met a gentleman who was actually in my father’s class at North Junior High back in the 1950s, who told me he

Bosie Mayor Dave Bieter (left) wants a history making fourth term in office, but first he’ll need to defeat Seth Holden (center) and Judy Peavey-Derr (right) on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

probably wouldn’t directly benefit, but he said others folks would, so he supported it.” Whether by design or coincidence—and there has been little coincidence in Bieter’s political career during the past 12 years—he was belying the major criticism lodged against him by his toughest challenger, Judy Peavey-Derr, who opposes the foothills levy and accuses the mayor of ignoring seniors in particular and the west side in general. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” Bieter told BW as he stood in West Boise’s Redwood Park near Ustick Road. “I could give you a list of resources and amenities that we’ve spread across the city. There were no branch libraries when I came into office. Now, we have them across the city. We only had one rec center at Fort Boise. We put in three more and they’re incredibly popular. And of course the parks and the new fire stations that we’ll be putting in.” During an Oct. 22 candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Idaho at the Boise Library, Peavey-Derr insisted “we could do more for West and South Boise,” quickly adding Boise seniors are struggling. While seniors and West Boise have been a consistent theme in her campaign, PeaveyDerr’s remarks regarding the growing refugee community in Boise have grabbed the most headlines and further separated her from Bieter. Asked by an audience member why Boise continues to welcome refugees while there are homeless men and women in need, Bieter

pushed back against the premise of the question, pointing to the city’s successes in welcoming refugees as its newest residents and adding that most refugees have secured housing and employment. Peavey-Derr embraced the question, saying there is tension in supporting both groups. “I think there’s a finite amount of money,” she said. “I think we need to take care of the homeless before we accept the additional burdens and issues that come with refugees.” Only a week earlier, Peavey-Derr made headlines when, during an interview with readers impaneled by the Idaho Statesman’s editorial board, said, “I think that the south end of Boise is getting blighted by a lot of refugees and different dialects coming into the school. I think the children are having—124 dialects in one school system is a little rough.” Bieter called Peavey-Derr’s comments “incredibly disappointing” while John Reuter, former executive director of Conservation Voters for Idaho, called the remarks “borderline racist politics” (BW, Citizen, “Parents, Politics and Passions,” Oct. 21, 2015). Still, Bieter isn’t taking anything for granted. He told BW he’s continuing his door-to-door efforts and is anxious to tell anyone who will listen about accomplishments. It won’t be the last time he hits the campaign trail. “One of my heroes is a fellow by the name of Joe Riley,” said Bieter, referring to the mayor of Charleston, S.C., who is finishing his tenth term in office. BOISE WEEKLY.COM




Open space levy expands on foothills levy


Andrew Holmes will have served more than four years of a seven-year sentence when released.

JESSICA MURRI Running through the trails of the foothills for the first time, Lauren McLean knew Boise was where her family needed to be. Her husband interviewed for a job at Micron and they relocated from upstate New York to Boise in 1998. Only a handful of years later, McLean got the opportunity to protect the very foothills that drew her to Boise. She became campaign manager for the first-ever foothills levy in 2001, which set aside $10 million for acquisition of land in the foothills between Highway 55 and Highway 21 to save it from development. “In 2001, we had to convince voters that our foothills were important,” said McLean, who now serves on the Boise City Council. “It was so new, so different, and really required a lot of hard work to talk voter-to-voter and convince people this was the right thing to do. We were surprised it passed, and with such success.” Much has changed in McLean’s life since passage of the first levy. Her daughter isn’t in diapers anymore—rather, she’s an avid foothills user herself. McLean was appointed to the City Council five years ago and is running unopposed for election Tuesday, Nov. 3—the same day voters will be asked to weigh in on a second foothills levy. “Fifteen years ago, I was fighting for the levy to pass,” she said. “This year, I got to vote to put a new one on the ballot. It never occurred to me my life would end up like this.” The new levy being put before Boise voters calls for another $10 million earmarked for land acquisition, but it goes beyond real estate and beyond the foothills. This time, the levy is geared toward “clean water and open space,” including restoration work along the Boise River and land purchases outside the foothills. “We understand better what open space measures look like in today’s world versus what they looked like in Boise in 2001,” BOISE WEEKLY.COM


Boise Councilwoman Lauren McLean: “Fifteen years ago, I was fighting for the levy to pass. This year, I got to vote to put a new one on the ballot. It never occurred to me my life would end up like this.”

McLean said. “In 2001, we were leaders in that sense, doing something remarkable. As a city, I think there’s a desire to lead again, to do something in a new way that reflects today’s values and needs. ... Open space can come in a lot of forms and our river is a jewel. Our clean water is unique.” The first foothills levy passed with 59 percent, despite opposition from no less than the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. “They have since apologized and now they’re one of the biggest supporters,” City Council President Maryanne Jordan said Oct. 14 at a panel on the new levy. A dozen people turned out for the panel at the Foothills Learning Center, part of its Sunset Series program, where Jordan was joined by representatives from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Forest Service and Ridge to Rivers to assess the impacts of the original levy and describe the new proposal. They all agreed: money is tight. For David Gordon, program manager for Ridge to Rivers, the foothills levy helped buy up pieces of land that led to more trail connectivity. “It adds to our quality of life. Without it, Boise would be a different place,” he said. As the city has grown, so has trail use, leading to challenges in managing the foothills. Trails erode the soil, noxious weeds spread and the threat of wildfire grows. “Our budget isn’t reflecting the increasing

use,” said Stephaney Church, a district ranger for the Boise National Forest. “Noxious weeds lead to more wildfires and increased use is helping that happen. It’s challenging to keep up.” “I second that,” said Krista Mueller, habitat manager for IDFG. “The increase of development means loss of habitat. This partnership is encouraging. ... If the second levy passes, we can coordinate with the city to create conservation easements that we’ll administrate, but the city will put the funds down.” McLean said there are no projects on the drawing board yet but, should it pass, a citizen oversight committee will be created to help work with experts and design restoration projects and increased river access. If approved, the two-year override levy will raise $5 million each year through an estimated monthly cost to homeowners of $2.39 per $100,000 of taxable home value. Kate Thorpe, deputy director of the Conservation Voters for Idaho, said the challenge to this year’s levy is getting voters to turn out. “The biggest threat is people saying, ‘Of course that should happen,’ then not voting,” she said. “We have the support numbers. We just have to get people to turn out at the polls.” McLean agrees. If people will vote, the levy will pass. “When people vote in Boise, they vote ‘yes’ to open space,” she said.

In November 2010, Boise Weekly traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, outside of Seattle, Wash., to listen to testimony in the case of Idaho native and Army Private Andrew Holmes. Inside a military courtroom on the base, prosecutors accused the then-19-year-old of murder, conspiracy and possessing body parts, saying he was part of a “kill team” while stationed in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province in January of that year. Witness after witness linked Holmes to the shooting of an Afghan civilian and alleged he kept a finger from the slain man. Two Army special agents testified that thencommander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, had been updated on the alleged crimes and, in turn, briefed Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. Two other soldiers, Spc. Jeremy Morlock and Spc. Adam Winfield, reached plea deals to avoid a full trial. Morlock pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 24 years behind bars. Winfield was sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. Both were prepared to testify for the prosecution in Holmes’ pending trial. Meanwhile, Holmes maintained he was an unwitting participant in the crimes. A full court martial was averted, but Holmes was sentenced in September 2011 to seven years in prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Army Judge Lt. Col. Kwasi Hawks said he understood Holmes was a “junior” soldier in a “difficult situation,” but he said it did not excuse the murder. “You aimed a fully loaded automatic weapon at a child that stood 15 feet away,” said Hawks. Now, more than four years later, Holmes’ Idaho family has confirmed their son was granted early release from the prison for good behavior. The family added Holmes earned a barber’s certificate during his incarceration. —George Prentice BOISEweekly | OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | 9

CITIZEN What about other self-identified communities? We get a lot of media attention with our vampire study, but my research team studies people who engage in BDSM, and we see very similar kinds of things. A lot of demographic diversity. Clinicians are starting to get a little bit of a grasp on those kinds of worlds, but there’s a lot of bias and marginalization still that needs to change.

Contrary to what you might have been told as a kid, vampires are real. At least according to DJ Williams, director of the social work program at Idaho State University anddirector of research at the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles. Williams argues not only are vampires real, they walk among us—and they deserve equal access to social services. Williams made the case for vampire acceptance in his article, “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals,” published in Critical Social Work in July. While his research is focused on so-called “self-identified” groups like vampires, furries and BDSM practitioners, he said the principles of his work—arguing for more understanding of the nature of identity—can be applied much more broadly. “We’ve seen a lot of people who are gay or lesbian who don’t want to come out, who want to stay in the closet, because they face discrimination,” he said. “It’s the same process. They’re the same social processes. We live in an age of technology so there are more possibilities for how people live and understand themselves. We need to be more savvy about that process so that we don’t marginalize and discriminate. This isn’t going to go away.”

How do these kinds of biases manifest in the clinical setting? We struggle with relationships sometimes, or career changes. That sort of thing. When somebody who’s in a minority position goes to a clinician for something like that, that really should be the focus of treatment and intervention. But at the same time, the better a clinician can understand the client’s world, the better the rapport is going to be between the clinician and the client. The issue is, somebody comes in and they understand themselves in a certain way, it would be really helpful if the clinician could understand that and work within the client’s world to provide better treatment.













What’s the current disposition of social workers toward self-identified groups? With BDSM, there’s accumulating research now that people who engage in BDSM are normal, well-adjusted people, but there’s still a lot of bias among clinicians to frame it pathologically. Now when we look at vampires as another step further, we see the same kind of thing happening. With people who engage in BDSM, we have a difficult time finding clinicians who are openminded to work with that population. Vampires are an even more secretive, underground group, and there’s even less information about this community and who these people are.


Self-identified vampires and subtle human energy

What is a self-identified vampire? A self-identified vampire has to do with how people select that term to represent a part of themselves. They can be categorized as lifestyle vampires, in which they identify with a certain aspect or persona of the mythical vampire, versus real vampires, who use the term “real” to distinguish themselves from lifestylers. But real vampires believe they have a deficit processing energy. What kind of energy are we talking about? They call it “subtle human energy.” They feel like they need a little extra energy to feel healthy physically, psychologically and spiritually. A lot of times when people hear “vampire” or “real vampire,” people think that’s very strange. It’s interesting to me how the word “vampire” has a different connotation for people. Outsiders re10 | OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | BOISEweekly

ally tend to focus on the term “vampire” and the associations that come up. That gets in the way of clinicians, too. How many vampires would you say there are in Idaho? It’s hard to say because it’s such a closed community, for good reason. Our experience is that any substantial city is probably going to have a vampire community or vampires. Numbers are difficult, but our estimates are probably in the thousands worldwide. This is an international phenomenon. A vampire community study got 750 responses from over 30 countries. It gives you a little more perspective. But there’s a lot of demographic diversity in this community. There’s tremendous age diversity and diversity in terms of religious identification, culture and education level.

What was your point of entry to the topic of self-identified vampires? My Ph.D. is leisure science, and I have a master’s degree in social work. So I’m interested in things that are kind of different, unconventional—even crime—that has a leisure bent to it. I’ve been researching BDSM and was working with a dominatrix to understand her world, and found out after working with her in her world for a while that she was a vampire. And again, from a leisure perspective, what do people do—this seemed like a really interesting topic. What are we missing? A lot of times people see the vampire piece and they miss the forest through the trees. How we stereotype, how we fear what we don’t understand—that’s what’s at work here. That’s the takeaway. We need clinicians to be much more sensitive to how people live, what their leisure is. BOISE WEEKLY.COM




sk about mining at Harley’s Pub in Idaho City, and you’ll get a lot of opinions but not a lot of names.

Canada-based CuMo Mining Corporation plans to begin exploratory drilling in the Grimes Creek area, about 14 miles north of Idaho City. While some see the potential, others see only peril. They tell stories of employer retaliation, rumors spreading and spending 30 minutes waiting to be seated in near-empty restaurants—but don’t want their opinions to haunt them.


The bartender at Harley’s, who asked that his name be withheld, first said he didn’t care about CuMo’s plans for 147 drill pads and up to 259 drill holes on 2,900 acres of the Boise National Forest. The more he talked, though, the more open he became about his fear an influx of people would tax the town’s infrastructure. He was also wary of the short-term nature of mining and the mess it could leave behind. He said he hates it when people who don’t live in Idaho City make decisions that drastically affect the small town. It’s a hermit’s heaven, and people move there to be left alone. If CuMo finds what it’s looking for, little will be left alone in the sleepy town of fewer than 500 people. On its website, CuMo states the Grimes


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In 2012, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Creek area could have one of the largLodge halted the operation, agreeing with est deposits of molybdenum, copper IS IT TAKES A SCENIC, MOUNTAINOUS ICL, Idaho Rivers United and Golden Eagle and silver on the continent, worth 11 HEADWATER AND CONVERTS IT INTO Audubon Society that CuMo and the U.S. $32.8 billion. CuMo is talking about Forest Service failed to follow the Clean excavating 150,000 tons per day. If AN INDUSTRIAL SITE.” Water Act. CuMo returned to the drawing all goes according to plan, the Boise board and conducted new groundwater tests National Forest could host one of the to get its current authorization from the biggest open pit mines in North America. Forest Service. “I don’t care what they do,” said one CuMo’s geologists and engineers already woman, leaning her elbows on the bar, “but have a good idea of how much ore is in the ground, but Willis “In the mining world, we can have our cake and eat it, too, if you’re waiting for 1,000 jobs to come to Boise County, don’t Blakeslee, a geologist on contract with the company, said furbut you have to know your geology,” Short said. “Environmentalhold your breath. This is an economically depressed area, a boom ther exploration will complete the company’s data. ists are politicians, not scientists, not geologists, not physicists. or bust society. You either work for the government, you starve to “When you’re drilling, it’s kind of like having a birthday Past mines were a trainwreck, but we have some exquisite extractdeath as a shop owner on Main Street or you leave.” cake and you’re trying to find the frosting that’s in the middle ing techniques now. It’s more brain power and less brute force.” Outside the small mountain community, disagreement over with a straw,” Blakeslee said. “We’ve poked holes in the middle Short said Idaho could be a “frontrunner” in safe mining and the possible mine is strong. Set against the promise of jobs and and we’ve found the thickest layer of frosting, but now we have the CuMo project our chance to be pioneers in the industry once an economic boost, the environmental consequences loom large. to define the outer limits,” he said. again: Idaho became a state because of its mineral resources. The drilling and possible mine site would be centered on the Opponents of exploration said what’s missing from the “Boise County kept us alive,” she said. “Idaho City was the headwaters of the Boise River, which provides up to 25 percent current project and associated round of groundwater tests are core.” of Boise’s drinking water. Regardless, drilling is slated to start as multi-year, baseline groundwater analyses of each drill site. The During the Civil War, when the county was dotted with soon as April 2016. Forest Service has allowed CuMo to follow the ore deposit’s mining operations, the population was 40,000. Now it’s 459. body, conducting spot groundwater tests along the way instead Short said she isn’t a promoter for CuMo, rather, a promoter ‘WE CAN HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT, TOO’ of more extensive analyses at prearranged drill sites. A spot test of mineral sciences. The CuMo exploration project is years, if not decades, away in autumn, for example, might not reveal water flow that takes “The worst thing that could happen to this mine project is from becoming a full-scale mining operation, but even exploraplace in the spring. someone not seeing the rainbow at the end,” she said. “Sometion comes with environmental consequences. Many stakehold“We think the Forest Service has erred on the side of flexone killing the goose that laid the golden egg because they don’t ers have already voiced concern about how exploration could ibility and is not being as protective of resources in deferring want to see the feathers.” wreak havoc on an important Idaho waterway, but at least decisions to a post-public checklist process negotiated with the At the center of objections to CuMo’s exploration project is one local geologist thinks CuMo has what it takes to explore mining company,” Robison said. the Grimes Creek watershed. According to the Idaho Conservaresponsibly. Regardless of its perceived willingness to accommodate tion League, the proposed hydrological impact of exploration in “I am Native American,” said Coyote Short, a geologist at CuMo, the Forest Service has also been a barrier to explorathe Boise National Forest doesn’t pass the smell test. If CuMo the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology. “I very much love tionand has ensured transparency. The agency posted a tracking decides to pursue the right to mine the area, it could set in mothe Earth, and I would never hurt it. I still use herbal medicine. website where the public can keep tabs on the CuMo project tion an environmental catastrophe. I know who’s going to get poisoned if things go wrong,” and is in the process of reconsidering CuMo’s bond for explora“Basically, what this project does is it takes a scenic, mounWearing a large necklace stacked with beads, old stone tools tion. The company has put up close to $300,000, which the tainous headwater and converts it into an industrial site,” said and a bronze geologist loupe, Short looks through the miniaForest Service will pull from to clean any mess left after exploraICL Public Lands Director John Robison. “If this project goes ture magnifying glass at any rock, book or map she picks up. tion. to fruition for the Canadian mining company, the headwaters Short, who is barely five feet tall, loves talking about mining, “We have lots of mitigations, best management practices, as [of the Boise River] would be transformed into potentially one mines, mining techniques, the science of mining, the history [CuMo] builds roads to minimize impacts, including Grimes of the largest open pit mines in the world with all of the asof mining and all things geology, chemistry and physics. Her Creek and water,” said Boise National Forest Public Informasociated toxic pollution and uncertainty, and this threat would interest awoke after a small earthquake in Boise in 1962. As a tion Officer Randall Hayman. persist in perpetuity.” first-grader, she had no interest in school until that moment. CuMo has made numerous concessions to the Forest SerFor the moment, however, ICL worries water used in the exThen, all she wanted to do was learn about geology. Short vice, including agreeing not to disturb Sacajawea’s bitterroot, ploration process could lead to contamination and pollution of makes up “geological ghost stories” and is working on a novella a small flowering plant with 80 percent of its native habitat in Grimes Creek—and ultimately the Boise River. Approximately about the geology of Mars. Her wildest dream consists of exthe Boise National Forest. CuMo also reduced the number of 2,000 gallons of water mixed with a slurry of bentonite clay will ploring Mars with her geological toolbox around her neck. temporary roads it will construct to access drilling sites. be used per drill pad per day to bore 1,500-2,000 feet into the “Once we can get to Mars,” she said, “turn me loose.” The process between exploratory drilling and the open pit earth, leaving behind holes as big around as a pint glass. Short is confident in CuMo’s ability to keep its operations mine feared by environmental advocates isn’t easily navigated. The amount of water used in the exploration process is environmentally sound. She said water run-off can be manShould CuMo pursue the right to drill in the Boise National substantial, and Robison said much of it will inevitably enter aged in a way that doesn’t interfere with the groundwater or the Forest, it would have to negotiate a new bond with the Forest the area’s groundwater. headwaters of the Boise River, and leftover tailing piles can be Service, conduct additional groundwater and other environmen“One of our concerns is how pressurized drilling activities processed in the metals market. tal tests, and submit to new comment and objection periods. In may affect water quantities or water quality in the spring seeps She also pointed out that as much as people may protest a addition, the company would need to hammer out an operating and headwaters,” he said. large open pit mine in the Boise National Forest, molybdenum is plan with various regulatory agencies. According to Hayman, This isn’t the first time hydrology has been a sticking point a hot commodity. It is used in strengthening steel and producing that process could be long and cost millions of dollars on top of for drilling projects in the area. CuMo first explored the area multi-purpose greases and lubricants, and it can be turned into what CuMo has already paid for its exploration efforts. in 2006 and, by 2011, it had begun drilling for core samples. technetium and used for medical imaging like X-rays.

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“It would likely take at least a couple years to get through that analysis process, depending on how they chose the actual operation, how they would actually mine,” Hayman said. Noelle Laury, the vice president of Client Services for Peyron Strategic Communications, runs communications for CuMo in Idaho. She escribed the project as being in a “mid- to latestage of exploration.” What also remains uncertain is how much pushback a mine in the Boise National Forest would experience from regulators, environmental groups and the public, and whether mineral prices will bear the cost of building one of the largest molybdenum mines in the world.

‘AN EXCITING PROSPECT’ The CuMo Mining Corporation website has a list of what it estimates is beneath the Boise National Forest. A mine there could produce tens of billions of dollars worth of ore to meet world demand, but extracting it would come with tradeoffs for the people whose proximity to nature and solitude is part of their lifestyle. “There’s been a growing tension between those who see forests [as ecosystems and places to recreate] and people who see forests as places that produce goods and services,” said John Freemuth, a professor of political science at Boise State University. According to CuMo, there are billions of pounds of molybdenum oxide, molybdenum and copper, and hundreds of millions of pounds of silver and tungsten in the area. All of them have industrial properties, which range in price from $3 per pound of copper to $15 per pound of silver. They are used in everything from pennies to consumer electronics to aeronautics-grade steel, but the market will dictate whether they come out of the ground. “The cost of development has to come into play before we know if it’s economically feasible,” Laury said. Part of the allure of a pit mine is its local

economic impact. CuMo’s exploration project will bring on 50-60 employees earning an average of $65,000 per year—the average wage for a mining job in 2013, according to the Idaho Mining Association—and the company anticipates it will spend $100 million to complete the work. If approved for a full-scale mining operation, CuMo estimates it will create 5,000 jobs during construction and 1,000 jobs during the life of the mine. Statewide, mining has long been an economic driver. Today, it accounts for 2,200 Idaho jobs and $1 billion of the state’s gross domestic product. The CuMo exploration project has been hailed by the Idaho Department of Commerce as a boost to the sector. “Historically, mining has been a core industry in our state and projects such as the CuMo mine represent an exciting prospect to create new economic opportunities in Boise County and the surrounding area,” said Idaho Commerce Director Jeffrey Sayer.

‘THEY’VE GOT AN AWFUL LOT OF MONEY’ In Idaho City, the patrons of Harley’s Pub aren’t the only ones talking about what CuMo could mean for the town. “Personally, I’m elated,” said Colleen Gallagher in her thick Southern accent. Gallagher moved to Idaho City from Nashville, Tenn., in May and opened Sweet Things, a candy shop. She married a man with family in the tiny town and, “well, you know what they say: ‘Go West, young man,” she said. Like several business owners in the town, Gallagher said she anticipates a boost to her bottom line. Charles Sepulveda echoed her sentiment. He owns the Idaho City Old Time Photo and Studio and moved to town from Orlando, Fla., on April 1. He said he welcomes the mine, so 14 long as operations are environmentally responsible.



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“I think we’ve learned from our past mistakes and I’m a great supporter,” he said, but added many residents don’t agree with him. “Folks who have been around here a long time don’t want to see the town change,” Sepulveda said. “New people see opportunity and growth. We are at the conception of a boom, the verge of growth where there’s resistance to move forward.” Sepulveda said the town is largely “blue collar” and in need of opportunity that CuMo would bring. “We live in a gated community outside of Idaho City,” he said. “We try to keep our nose out of the small-town drama that goes on.” A wave of people moving to Idaho City could cause challenges beyond, say, a lack of housing and amenities, though. While Basin Elementary School Principal Jamie Pilkerton walks a fine line between pros and cons when talking about the potential mine, she does worry about the effect it could have on Basin Elementary, the town’s only grade school, and its 187 students. “You have to build and prepare, hiring teachers and building more classrooms quickly,” she said. That requires money. If student enrollment increases, the school would see more money from the state, but it would take a year of increased enrollment before budget adjustments caught up. Pilkerton said it could benefit her student population to have more kids coming in, but it’s next to impossible to know what to expect. “We could plan for a huge influx of students, then end up having families that stay in the Treasure Valley,” she said. Pilkerton’s other fear comes from building more classrooms and hiring more teachers just to have the mine close and leave those classrooms empty. “There are significant drawbacks but significant job opportunities. Would it be worth it? There are a lot of potential risks,” she said. “Sometimes these companies spend millions to explore an area, then they sell it or never touch it again. That’s why I’m not spending too much time worrying about it. It might not even happen.” Almost everyone in Idaho City who has an opinion on the mine—either for or against— 13

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includes the caveat “if” it gets built. “Some people think it will never happen. They think it’ll never get passed through the government, the environmentalists,” said Idaho City business owner and longtime resident Skip Myers. “I think eventually it will happen. They’ve got an awful lot of money.” Myers owns Donna’s Place in Idaho City— one of the longest-running businesses in town— as well as a grocery store in Placerville. At 73 years old, Myers said he’s ready to retire and sell the businesses, but “nobody has that kind of money in this town.” For as long as he runs his businesses, Myers is happy to see the mine come to town. His grocery store sells beer, a“big staple of survival in Idaho City.” “Beer, cigarettes and women who are not your wife,” he said. Myers also summed up public opinion over to the potential mine: complex. He wants it for the business but if he wasn’t a store owner, he said he would probably feel differently. “I can understand both sides of that coin,” he said. “This can be a hard town to do business in. If I was an individual, retired, I probably wouldn’t care. I would not push for it. I wouldn’t want the traffic, sending my wife on that road with 100 other cars.” Despite CuMo’s plans, which could change Idaho City forever, Myers is philosophical. “I’m fine with whatever happens because I’m going to hibernate in my little house,” he said. “I’m going to write my book that I’ll never finish: An autobiography full of stories that will probably make some people pretty mad. I’ll die here. I love these people. I love this town.”


CALENDAR WEDNESDAY OCT. 28 Festivals & Events BOISE COMMUNITY TRUNK AND TREAT—Stevens-Henager College and local businesses will hand out candy tof all ages. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Stevens-Henager College, 1444 S Entertainment Ave., Boise, 800294-9192, THE FARMSTEAD CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL—Monday-Saturday through Oct. 31. 4-9 p.m. $8.75-$40. The Farmstead, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian, 208-922-5678, farmsteadfestival. com. HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE BOOT CAMP—Learn about everything from the headlights to the tailpipes. 6-8 p.m. FREE. High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 E. Cinema Drive, Meridian. 208-3885599,

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TROLLEY TOURS—Nightly through Halloween. 8-9:30 p.m. $18-$35. Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Garden City, 208-433-0849, IBG SCARECROW STROLL— Through Oct. 31. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$7. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, MAD HATTER’S HAT AND WIG DONATION PROJECT—Help area women and children cope with the visible signs of undergoing cancer treatment by donating new and gently used hats, wigs and scarves. Check out the Mad Hatter website for a complete list. Through Oct. 31. FREE. D.L. Evans Bank, 213 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-331-1399, THE PUMPKIN PATCH—MondaysSundays through Oct. 30. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-3437511,


SARCOMA WARRIOR JEFF BENEFIT—Help the father of WilliB’s employee Keith Nelson cope with the flood of bills in his fight against cancer at this silent auction. You can get more info and make a donation at the Sarcoma Warrior Jeff GoFundMe page. 4-8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-331-5666,

On Stage BCT: A SKULL IN CONNEMARA— Through Nov. 1. 8 p.m. $16-$34. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, DISNEY ON ICE: FROZEN—Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination. Through Nov. 1. 7 p.m. $25-$75. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1900,

HOMEGROWN THEATRE: A (4TH ANNUAL) HORRIFIC PUPPET AFFAIR—Through Oct. 31. 8 p.m. $5-$10. Woodland Empire Ale Craft, 1114 W. Front St., Boise. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA: SHOWBOAT—Recorded live in June 2014. 7 p.m. $12. Magic Lantern Cinemas, 100 E. 2nd St., Ketchum, 208-726-3308, WARREN MILLER: CHASING SHADOWS—Accompany the world’s biggest names in skiing and snowboarding on a breathtaking cinematic journey. Also on Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $16. Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley Village, Sun Valley, 208-622-2244.

Art FOLDING PAPER: THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF ORIGAMI—TuesdaySunday through Jan. 17. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208345-8330,


“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” —Mark Twain

When grown-ups play dress-up.

IDAHO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY EXPERIMENTAL SHOW: ANYTHING GOES—Monday-Friday through Oct. 30. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Plaza, 1111 W. Jefferson St., Boise, PETE KUTCHINS: GOMI—Daily through Nov. 1. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Gallery, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-3049, finearts.

THURSDAY OCT. 29 Festivals & Events DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL—Celebrate and remember those who have departed with a night of food, drinks, games and more. 4-8:30 p.m. FREE. Cloverdale Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1200 N. Cloverdale, Boise, 208375-2212.

HILARITY FOR CHARITY—Enjoy an evening of short-form improvisational comedy driven by audience suggestions. Co-sponsored by Attorneys for Civic Education and the Boise State Pre-Law Society, with proceeds benefiting he National High School Mock Trial Competition in May 2016. 7 p.m. $10-$20, Boise State SPEC, 800 University Dr., HilarityForCharity. OPERATION KIDSAFE SAFETY EVENT—Help protect your children in case of emergency by getting the little ones fingerprinted and photographed. Tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. Also on Friday and Saturday. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Meridian Auto Ranch Outlet, 1005 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208893-6200, WILD GIFT FELLOWSHIP: GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS—Are you 2135 and have a wild idea to help


Origami literally translates as “folding paper.” In English, we call that an understatement.




Cloverdale Funeral home has done an outstanding job of hosting art and cultural events antithetical to what traditionally happens at mortuaries, namely funerals. From an exhibit of tattooists’ art to a demonstration by an ice sculptor, the events have been entertaining and lively, intended to help alleviate some of the unease people feel about funeral homes. The upcoming Dia De Los Muertos Festival will therefore be a perfect fit. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Cultural Center and will bring people together for a night of remembrance, food, drinks, games, parades, entertainers, vendors and more. 4-8:30 p.m. FREE. Cloverdale Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, 208-375-2212., cloverdalediadelosmuertos.

For parents looking for family friendly Halloween activities, the Boise Weekly calendar is full of things to do with the youngsters. For all the sexy vampires, pirates and superheroes looking for live music and adult fun, check out The Fabulous Chancellors at the Riverside Hotel Fourth Annual Halloween Ball; Particle Son, Satyr Company and more at Oblivion Productions’ Masquerade Ball at Liquid; Yonatan Gat and Sun Blood Stories at The Olympic’s Halloween Freak Out; Pilot Error at Reef; Piranhas and Dirty Moogs at Grainey’s; Project 36 at Crowbar; Heartless Bastards with Slothrust at Neurolux; All Time Low and Sleeping With Sirens at Revolution; Dieselboy, Designer Drugs and nearly 20 national and local DJs for the Sixth Annual Fright Fest at Boise Bingo; the Rocci Johnson Band at the Exotic Erotica Ball, and anywhere adult beverages are served. Times, cover vary. Visit or see the Music Guide.

At its foundation, origami is basic. Anyone who can memorize a handful of folds can learn how to do it. However, within the rules of origami lie endless possibilities to create the sublime from a simple medium. See what origami can be in the hands of a virtuoso at Boise Art Museum’s new exhibit, Folding Paper. Showcasing 45 artists from Japan, the United States, Uruguay and Russia, BAM organizers wrote, “These spectacular works illustrate origami’s transformation into a form of artistic, scientific and spiritual expression.” Try your hand at origami during a workshop for adults on Saturday, Nov. 14 ($30 members, $40 non-members) and one for teens on Thursday, Nov. 19 (FREE). Regular museum hours and admission apply. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., 208-345-8330,


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CALENDAR change the world? Learn more about the Wild Gift Fellowship at this informational meeting. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Venture College, 301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. 208471-5091,

On Stage 7 KEYS TO BALDPATE: A MURDER MYSTERY SHOW—Join The Playhouse Boise for their first theater event: a wall to wall live theater experience where you not only watch the show, you are in it. Daily through Nov. 1. 8 p.m. The Playhouse Boise (formerly AEN Playhouse), 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-779-0092, AUTHOR BOB SUREN: CRATE DIGGER READING—Bob Suren reads his 30-year memoir of a life in punk rock. 6:30 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, facebook. com/events/810073532437102. BLT: KITCHEN WITCHES—Through Oct. 31. 7:30 p.m. $11-$16. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., 208342-5104, COMEDIANS SZEWCZYK, VERA, LYONS, HUNT AND LETNER— 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

IDAHO PERFORMING ARTS GALA: DEL PARKINSON—The local piano legend performs. The evening kicks off with a four-course dinner by Le Coq d’Or Chef Franck Bacquet, followed by dessert after the concert. 5:30 p.m. $100. Chateau des Fleurs, 175 S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle, 208-386-9196. MUSIC THEATRE OF IDAHO: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN—Through Oct. 31. 7:30 p.m. $17-$20 adv., for students. All tickets $22 door. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-468-2385, mtionline. org. STAGE COACH: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN—Through Oct. 31. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208342-2000,

Art STRANGE BEAUTY: THE ART OF BILL CARMAN— A nationally recognized, award-winning artist and professor of drawing and illustration at Boise State University, Bill Carman recently released Imagery from the Bird’s Home (Flesk Publications, 2015), a stunning coffee table book filled with Carman’s artistry, talent and humor. Join AIGA for an evening with Carman, to learn more about

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the art and the artist. Raffle prizes include a signed copy of Imagery and a print of Carman’s artwork. Books and posters will be for sale, and there will be a book signing. 5-8 p.m., $6 AIGA members, $12 non-members. Trailhead, 500 S. Eighth St.,

FRIDAY OCT. 30 Festivals & Events HAILEY’S 10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOOPLA—Businesses along Main Street will have orange and black balloons outside their doors to let Trick-or-Treaters know where to go. 3-5 p.m. FREE. Hailey, Idaho, P.O. Box 2840, Hailey, 208787-0183. HALLOWEEN EVE TRICK-ORTREATING—Take your spooky trick-or-treaters to Spring Creek Edgewood Senior Living Center for an hour of fun. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Spring Creek Edgewood Senior Living Center, 653 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-489-8763. HAUNTED HANNAH’S HOWL-OWEEN ZOMBIE PROM 2015— Party down with Hannah’s resident zombies. 7 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. OLD IDAHO PEN FRIGHTENED FELONS FAMILY NIGHT—Dare to tour the Old Pen at night. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 7-11 p.m. $12-$15. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-2844, TRUE PAINTBALL ZOMBIE HUNT—Fridays, Saturdays through Oct. 31. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $22. True Paintball Adventure Park, 3131 W. Harvard St., Boise. 208-363-7230,

On Stage 4TH ANNUAL ATHEIST COMEDY EXPERIENCE— Join the yearly comedy celebration of being ungodly. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5, $7 for both shows. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379. BOISE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: LINCOLN PIANO TRIO— Enjoy selections by Rebecca Clarke, Juan Antonio Cuéllar, Joaquín Turina and Astor Piazzolla. 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609, OPERA IDAHO: THE MAGIC FLUTE—Enjoy Mozart at his best, and hear it in English. Opera Idaho also performs this magical tale on Sunday, Nov. 1. 7:30 p.m. $18$72. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273,

Art SUREL’S PLACE FALL FLASH SHOW: CAROLINE EARLEY AND KATE WALKER OPENING RECEPTION—Check out new works by Boise artists Caroline Earley and Kate Walker. Exhibit runs through Nov. 1. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City, 206-407-7529,

Literature DEAD POET SLAM—Perform as your favorite dead poet or just sit back and enjoy celebrating (or discovering) poets of the past. For all ages. 6 p.m. FREE. The District Coffee House, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-1089.

Food GROWLER IN THE NIGHT—Don’t miss this Halloween release party for R.I.P. Russian Imperial Stout. With live music by Ticket to Ride Beatles Tribute Band and grub by Mosaic Crepe Co. 5-10 p.m. FREE. County Line Brewing, 9115 W. Chinden Blvd., Ste 107, Garden City, 208-830-2456.

SATURDAY OCT. 31 Festivals & Events BOISE FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove, Boise, 208-345-9287, BOO AT THE ZOO—Join Zoo Boise for candy, costume contests, games, pumpkin patch photos, face painting, and, of course, the animals. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$7. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-608-7760. zooboise. org/event/boo-at-the-zoo.

DEATH CAFE—What better night than Halloween to have an open conversation about the end of life? 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La Tea Room, 1800 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-424-0273, HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER—Your kids will have a blast playing in Planet Kid. For ages 5 to 12. 7 p.m. $35-$40. Wings Center of Boise, 1875 Century Way, Boise, 208376-3641, HAUNTED HANNAH’S HOWL-OWEEN EXOTIC EROTICA BALL— Featuring the infamous “Come As You Aren’t” Costume Contest with over $1,000 in cash and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. HAUNTED HOSTEL HALLOWEEN PARTY—Check out The Center’s second annual Halloween Party. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. By donation. The Community Center, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 130, Boise, 208-336-3870. HELINA MARIE’S HALLOWEEN PARTY—For 21 and older with ID required. 8 p.m. $10. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 W. State St., Star, 208-286-7960, HOWL-O-WOLF POOCH PARADE AND COSTUME CONTEST—Don’t miss this FREE fun event for your four-legged friends at Meridian’s new dog park. 11 a.m. FREE. Storey Bark Park, 430 E. Watertower Lane, Meridian, 208-888-3579,

$4-$5. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, OLD IDAHO PEN FRIGHTENED FELONS ADULT NIGHT—Dare to tour the Old Pen at night. 7-11 p.m. $15. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-2844, old-idaho-penitentiary-events. RIVERSIDE HOTEL 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BALL—Join The Fabulous Chancellors for their Fourth Annual Halloween Ball. 8 p.m. $10. Riverside Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-343-1871. SCHNITZEL GARTEN COSTUME PARTY AND CONTEST—Show off your Halloween costume and maybe win dinner for two. Plus live music by CYMRY. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Schnitzel Garten, 1225 E. Winding Creek Drive, Eagle, 208-629-8855, SUPERHEROES HALLOWEEN FUN—Naturopath Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, his staff and local businesses are hosting a fun-filled block party. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. The Karlfeldt Center, 2921 S. Meridian Road, Meridian, 208-338-8902, TRUNK OR TREAT—Enjoy a safe option on Halloween with games, Bounce House, music and candy. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Ten Mile Community Church, 4440 E. Columbia Road, Meridian, 208362-2620,

NAMPA REC CENTER HALLOWEEN FUN—Dress up in your favorite costume. Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes in each age group. For ages 3-12. 10 a.m.


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BPL HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR—All ages will enjoy music, parachutes, bubbles, dancing, snacks and loads of fun. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-972-8200, CAMPFIRE STORIES: ALAN HEATHCOCK AND CHRISTIAN WINN—The reading series wraps up this season with a special event featuring local literary superstars Alan Heathcock (Volt) and Christian Winn (Naked Me). 7 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, 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, 208-3453499, Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BARK FOR LIFE—Celebrate the companionship that animals give to their owners who have cancer, and remember those who have lost the battle. 1-4 p.m. $20 per team. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. 208-345-2184.

HALLOWEEN HANGOVER PARTY WITH MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI—Ease out of your Halloween hangover with mimosas, bloody Marys and acclaimed horror writer Mark Z. Danielewski. 7 p.m. $10. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229.


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Festivals & Events 25TH ANNUAL HULL-O-WEEN PADDLE AND POTLUCK—Dress yourself up, get your boat or board decked out and be prepared to paddle for prizes. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Idaho River Sports, 601 Whitewater Park Blvd., Boise, 208-336-4844,


ANN MORRISON SEASONAL OFF-LEASH PROGRAM—Starting Nov. 1, dogs are allowed off-leash on the east side of Ann Morrison Park, from the fountain to the east border. Through Feb. 28. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, 1000 N. Americana Blvd., Boise. parks.

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MONDAY NOV. 2 Kids & Teens HERO TIME—Get to know epic heroes from history or legend through games, crafts and stories. For ages 5-12. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, LAPS AND CRAFTS—Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, stories and crafts. For ages 9 months-3 years. 11 a.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181. MAKEITEERS—Enjoy DIY projects that encompass science, technology, engineering, art and math. For ages 8-12. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208362-0181.


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Workshops & Classes THE MEPHAM GROUP


BABY 101: BREASTFEEDING—Are you expecting or have a new baby? Then join this three-week seminar to prepare yourself for the ups and downs of parenthood. You’ll learn about breastfeeding with Sherry Iverson of St. Luke’s (Nov. 3), developmental play (Nov. 10) and baby sign language (Nov. 17). 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-972-8320, boisepubliclibrary. org.

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SVCA CREATIVE JUMPIN: CAPTURING THE BEST PHOTOS WITH YOUR IPHONE—Learn to make the most of your iPhone cameras with local photographer Stacie Brew. Second session on Oct. 10. 5:30 p.m. $65-$115. Sun Valley Center for the Arts-Hailey, 314 Second Ave. S., Hailey, 208-7269491,

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



RIVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: PRESCHOOL-GRADE 5—Families and students entering preschool through grade 5 are invited to learn more about a Riverstone education. You’ll see first hand how Riverstone inspires student journeys through the Five Pillars, small class sizes, and incredible student-teacher interactions. RSVP to Rachel Pusch, director of Enrollment Management and Administration, at 9:30 a.m. FREE. Riverstone International School, 5521 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-424-5000, riverstoneschool. org.

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BLIND MICE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CROWBAR RESIDENT WEDNESDAYS—Local DJs spin the tunes. 11 p.m. FREE. Crowbar (formerly Grainey’s Basement)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE BAND, SATURDAY OCT. 31 Some cultural elements become such a big part of our collective consciousness it’s almost as if they’ve seeped into our DNA. Case in point: The Grateful Dead. Since it was founded in the mid-’60s, the California band has influenced countless artists with its laid back, multifaceted mix of folk, rock, blues, country, bluegrass and psychedelic music; its loyal fanbase; and its road-warrior touring style. The Dead’s influence can be seen locally with “Boise’s own Grateful Dead tribute band,” which is comprised of longtime local music scenesters Bernie Reilly, Sean Hatton, Jon Englund, Daniel Blumenfeld, Louis McFarland and Todd Chavez. They’ll celebrate 50 years of the iconic band on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Visual Arts Collective with their Night of the Living Dead jam. Costumes encouraged. —Amy Atkins Door 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Tickets available at

GO!ZILLA—With Snoozy Moon and Nothing But Heroes. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux JACK LLOYD GISH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LIQUID WETT WEDNESDAY—Electronic live music and DJs. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel SONGWRITERS NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s STEVE EATON—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 TYLOR BUSHMAN AND THE TRAIN ROBBERS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

BRYAN JOHN APPLEBY—With Aaron Mark Brown. 8 p.m. $5 adv., $8 door. Flying M Coffeegarage BUMPIN UGLIES AND PASADENA—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s CLAY MOORE TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CRAFT SPELLS—7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. WaterCooler CYMRY—5 p.m. FREE. Schnitzel Garten

SMALL BLACK—With Painted Palms and Foul Weather. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux



HAUNTED HANNAH’S HOWL-OWEEN ZOMBIE PROM 2015—With the Rocci Johnson Band and DJ Jazzy Jim. 7 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s


JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. Lock Stock & Barrel

AUTHENTIC IMITATION: FOUR DECADES OF ROCK—7:30 p.m. $10-$15 adv., $15-$20 door. Sapphire BOISE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: LINCOLN PIANO TRIO— 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Morrison Center Recital Hall

JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KING DUDE—With Drab Majesty, Trite and Reverend Otis. 8 p.m. $8. The Shredder MARY BETH WHITAKER & SCOT OLIVER—7 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La

EPROM—10 p.m. $7. Crowbar


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


IDAHO PERFORMING ARTS GALA: DEL PARKINSON—5:30 p.m. $100. Chateau des Fleurs, Eagle

CYMRY— 6 p.m. FREE. Murph’s Corner Brew, Boise Spectrum

PEGBOARD NERDS—With Cookie Monsta and Araya. 8 p.m. $10-$45. Revolution

DJ REVOLVE—11 p.m. FREE. Neurolux

PROJECT 44—7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


GHOST BOX—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

SPENCER BATT—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JOEL KASSERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel RYAN WISSINGER—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

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MUSIC GUIDE THE SWORD—With All Them Witches. 7 p.m. $16 adv., $18 door. Neurolux T WILLIAMS—10 p.m. $7. Crowbar TICKET TO RIDE BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND—6 p.m. FREE. County Line Brewing

SATURDAY OCT. 31 6TH ANNUAL FRIGHT FEST— Featuring Dieselboy and Designer Drugs, plus DJ Ricochet and locals 4 Star Generals, General Dr. Jones and Dirtyworks at Eclypse, and Auzomatik, Deekoh, DJ Ruebin, Drew Flowers, Dublex, Dvngerousbirdz, GTJ, Mixtress Morningstar, Pseudo, Ram Z, Travis Engelhardt and White Owl Project. 7 p.m. $20 adv., $25 door. Boise Bingo, Eclypse, Glenwood Event Center ALL TIME LOW AND SLEEPING WITH SIRENS—With Neck Deep and One OK Rock. 6 p.m. $29.50$49.50. Revolution ANCIENT PSYCHIC—With HiHazel and Psycache. 9 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. The Owyhee Penthouse CHUCK SMITH TRIO WITH NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers



ZACH FORSMAN—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

TUESDAY OCT. 3 CHERUB—With Hippie Sabotage and Shooka. 8 p.m. $17-$35. Knitting Factory

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CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LIQUID WETT WEDNESDAY—Electronic live music and DJs. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid MIKE RUTLEDGE—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

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RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: COUCHES—With Clarke And The Himselfs and Point Break 2. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux

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CYMRY—5 p.m. FREE. Schnitzel Garten DANNY BEAL—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HALLOWEEN FREAK OUT—With Yonatan Gat and Sun Blood Stories. 9 p.m. $2-$5. The Olympic HAVE MERCY—With Transit, Somos and Microwave. 7 p.m. $12 adv, $14 door. WaterCooler HEARTLESS BASTARDS—With Slothrust. 7 p.m. $15. Neurolux NED EVETT—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel OBLIVION PRODUCTIONS MASQUERADE BALL—With Particle Son, Satyr Company, DJ Infernal and DJ Hiss. 8:30 p.m. $10. Liquid PILOT ERROR—10 p.m. $10. Reef PIRANHAS AND DIRTY MOOGS—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s PROJECT 46—10 p.m. $10. Crowbar 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BALL—With The Fabulous Chancellors. 8 p.m. $10. Riverside Hotel Grand Ballroom SPENCER BATT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper TOM TAYLOR—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 TYLOR BUSHMAN AND THE TRAIN ROBBERS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

SAY HI AND TELEKINESIS, NOV. 5, FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE The co-headlining tour of Seattle-based modern rock troubadours Telekensis and Say Hi makes a pit stop at the Flying M Coffeegarage on Thursday, Nov. 5, and both are bringing gifts for fans: new music Michael Lerner, aka Telekinesis, recently released Ad Infinitum (Merge, Sept. 2015). It’s his fourth album but his first since reinventing himself from a guitar-driven power-popper to a Tubeway Army replicant (see Gary Numan). Telekinesis ditched the guitars for vintage keyboards, but held on to his ability to write a catchy number. Eric Elbogen, aka Say Hi, will also have new songs in hand. Elbogen’s ninth album, Bleeders Digest (Barsuk, September 2015) is the sequel to 2006’s Impeccable Blahs (Euphobia Records) but this time, the bloodsuckers are sexy, rebellious and pissed—flipping the bird to the glistening vamps of Twilight. This promises to be a Lost Boys-style evening. —Jeffrey C. Lowe 8 p.m., $10. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. South, Nampa, 208-467-5533,


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While the premise of Room (left) could mark it out as a horror flick, this is one of the finest films of the year. Truth (right) actually is a horror story, but only for CBS.


Room and Truth: Two movies that explore motivation, morals and miracles GEORGE PRENTICE Perhaps not. Truth, based on Mapes’ memoir, so many emotions, we leapt to our feet to cheer Two exceptional films scheduled to hit Boise for this amazing film. By the end of TIFF, Room has us believe the truth was the real victim screens in the next couple of weeks may have a was the People’s Choice winner, the only award when Mapes and then-CBS anchor Dan Rather difficult time luring mass audiences. One, the (Redford) were taken to task for the questionprofoundly original Room, tells the story of Ma, TIFF bestows and, unless my Oscar radar is offline, I would bet my last dollar Room will nab able validity of their source and documents.They a young mother imprisoned by a sexual predanominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best were raked over the coals for truthfulness of their tor, and her 5-year-old son born in captivity. I Screenplay, Best Actress (Brie Larson), sources rather than the truthfulness of the story. promise it is one of the Speaking for myself, I’m not terribly conBest Supporting Actor (the adorable finest movies you’ll see ROOM (R) vinced Mapes and company didn’t err and did Jacob Tremblay) and Best Supporting this year. The second, Directed by Lenny Abrahamson deserve the punishment they received—they Actress (Joan Allen). Larson’s radiant star-studded Truth, feawere all kicked to the curb—but I don’t depend performance as Ma is the favorite to turing Robert Redford Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay on Truth for the, well, truth any more than I win Oscar gold. as Dan Rather, is such depend on Oliver Stone for American history. As for Truth, apparently CBS can’t a provocation, CBS has Opens Friday, Nov. 6 at The Flicks, 646 W. Fulton St., 208Truth is an excellent film. Blanchett is handle it. Truth stars the always fine banned any advertising 342-4288, as good as she has ever Cate Blanchett as 60 for the film from its been, and this is some of Minutes producer Mary stations. TRUTH (R) Redford’s best on-screen Mapes in the story of I’m embarrassed to Directed by James Vanderbilt work. Don’t expect to see admit, after reading a cursory description Room, how Mapes and her investigative Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert any advertising for Truth on I debated whether to attend the premiere at the team (played with great supRedford CBS, though. Earlier this porting fervor by Topher Grace, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in Opens Friday, Oct. 30 at The month, network executives Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid) September. As I was leaving the queue in front Flicks, 646 W. Fulton St., 208said they were so incensed, of the theater where Room was playing, a young unearthed an expose that would 342-4288, they wouldn’t help promote have crippled the reelection efforts woman implored me to stay. (I’m eternally the film. Forbes Magazine of then-President George W. Bush. grateful to her.) She began to tell me about wrote Truth’s producers Mapes and her team found a the source material of the film: the 2010 novel military source who testified Bush had, in effect, couldn’t be more pleased. of the same name by Irish playwright Emma “I would argue the move had the opposite gone AWOL during his time with the Texas Donoghue, told from the little boy’s point of effect,” wrote Forbes contributor Scott Mendelview, his innocence framing the horrific circum- National Guard. The source even produced son. “CBS refusing to air Truth TV commercials stances. Therein lies the miracle of Room, which documents supporting the claim. But we all is priceless advertising.” filled me and my fellow audience members with know how that ended, don’t we? 20 | OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 | BOISEweekly


WINESIPPER CHIC CHARDONNAY Whether you love it or hate it (the chic thing to do a few years back) chardonnay is easily the world’s best known white wine grape and one of the most widely planted. Originating in Burgundy, where it consistently produces exceptional wines, this time around we decided to explore examples from other regions. As this tasting proved, chardonnay can thrive in a diverse variety of locations. Here are the top three: 2013 BERGSTROM SIGRID CHARDONNAY, $88 Sigrid is this Oregon winery’s top white and it’s priced accordingly, but, if you can afford the tariff, it’s an amazing wine. The aromas are a complex mix, with sweet pear, melon and lemon custard leading off, followed by ginger, crisp apple, mineral and a hint of spice. The flavors are an elegant combo of creamy citrus and baked apple, while the perfect kiss of racy acidity comes through on the lingering finish. 2011 CHALONE ESTATE CHARDONNAY, $25 Opens with opulent aromas of ripe apple, mango and honeyed peach with notes of creme brulee and mineral. There’s a nice richness to the palate where smooth oak backs the stone and tropical fruit flavors. Bright acidity lends balance on the long finish. This is classic California chardonnay. 2014 KUMEU VILLAGE CHARDONNAY, $22 Master of Wine Michael Brajkovich makes arguably the best chardonnays in New Zealand— they are world class and priced accordingly. This intro level label benefits from that pedigree. Apple, peach and pear mingle with touches of flint on the nose. In the mouth, ripe white peach flavors are balanced by crisp lime with a mineral note on the finish. This is a definite bargain you don’t want to miss out on. —David Kirkpatrick BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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10 “True” 11 Lace 12 Con man 13 When the French toast? 14 Figure above God’s throne, in Isaiah 15 How a phone may be slammed down 16 ____ juice (milk) 17 Doesn’t take any chances 18 Actress Kedrova who won an Oscar for “Zorba the Greek” 19 Polite rural reply 24 Impend 30 Position of greatest importance 32 Children, in legalese 33 Like ooze 34 Scored between 90 and 100, say 37 Besides 40 Cool, as soup 41 Hard labor spot 42 Common sitcom rating 43 Equal 44 Coal extractors 45 Vistas 47 Sleep on it 53 Noted remover of locks 54 “Run to ____” (1961 hit) 56 Petty braggart 59 Summer romance, maybe 60 Carpet fuzz 61 Comment made with a handshake 62 “Be that way!” 68 Like Christmas lights 69 Tuba sound 70 Party straggler 72 Religious deg. 74 Tater Tots maker 76 “Where should ____ the check?” 79 Cell part 81 Water, e.g.: Abbr. 83 “Trick” or “treat,” e.g.

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v. Tonya D. Cole, Defendant. TO: TONYA D. COLE You have been sued by Bristol Heights Neighborhood Association, Inc., the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 15 01640. 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 Com-

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): On a January morning in 1943, the town of Spearfish, S.D., experienced very weird weather. At 7:30 a.m. the temperature was minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the next two minutes, due to an unusual type of wind sweeping down over nearby Lookout Mountain, thermometers shot up 49 degrees. Over the next hour and a half, the air grew even warmer. But by 9:30 a.m., the temperature had plummeted back to minus 4 degrees. I’m wondering if your moods might swing with this much bounce in the coming weeks. As long as you keep in mind that no single feeling is likely to last very long, it doesn’t have to be a problem. You may even find a way to enjoy the breathtaking ebbs and flows. Halloween costume suggestion: rollercoaster rider, Jekyll and Hyde, warm clothes on one side of your body and shorts or bathing suit on the other.

and generous. Share your emotional wealth. Overflow with more than your usual allotments of blessings. Halloween costume suggestion: a shamanic Santa Claus; a witchy Easter Bunny.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How dare you be so magnetic and tempting? What were you thinking when you turned up the intensity of your charm to such a high level? I suggest you consider exercising more caution about expressing your radiance. People may have other things to do besides daydreaming about you. But if you really can’t bring yourself to be a little less attractive—if you absolutely refuse to tone yourself down— please at least try to be extra kind

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Members of the gazelle species known as the springbok periodically engage in a behavior known as pronking. They leap into the air and propel themselves a great distance with all four feet off the ground, bounding around with abandon. What evolutionary purpose does this serve? Some scientists are puzzled, but not naturalist David Attenborough. In the documentary film Africa, he follows a springbok herd as it wanders through the

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the last 10 days of November and the month of December, I suspect there will be wild-card interludes when you can enjoy smart gambles, daring stunts, cute tricks and mythic escapades. But the next three weeks will not be like that. On the contrary. For the immediate future, I think you should be an upstanding citizen, a well behaved helper and a dutiful truth teller. Can you handle that? If so, I bet you will get sneak peaks of the fun and productive mischief that could be yours in the last six weeks of 2015. Halloween costume suggestion: the most normal person in the world.

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desert for months, hoping to find a rare rainstorm. Finally it happens. As if in celebration, the springboks erupt with an outbreak of pronking. “They are dancing for joy,” Attenborough declares. Given the lucky breaks and creative breakthroughs coming your way, Cancerian, I foresee you doing something similar. Halloween costume suggestion: a pronking gazelle, a hippety-hopping bunny, a boisterous baby goat.

Virgo. In the coming weeks, stir up the intimacy you want with a great deal of incisive talking that beguiles and entertains. Furthermore, use the same approach to round up any other experience you yearn for. The way you play with language will be crucial in your efforts to fulfill your wishes. Luckily, I expect your persuasive powers to be even greater than they usually are. Halloween costume suggestion: the ultimate salesperson.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “A very little key will open a very heavy door,” wrote Charles Dickens in his short story “Hunted Down.” Make that one of your guiding meditations in the coming days, Leo. In the back of your mind, keep visualizing the image of a little key opening a heavy door. Doing so will help ensure that you’ll be alert when clues about the real key’s location become available. You will have a keen intuitive sense of how you’ll need to respond if you want to procure it. Halloween costume suggestion: proud and protective possessor of a magic key.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I encourage you to be super rhythmical and melodious in the coming days. Don’t just sing in the shower and in the car. Hum and warble and whistle while shopping for vegetables and washing the dishes and walking the dog. Allot yourself more than enough time to shimmy and cavort, not just on the dance floor but anywhere else you can get away with it. For extra credit, experiment with lyrical flourishes whenever you’re in bed doing the jizzle-skazzle. Halloween costume suggestion: wandering troubadour, street musician, free-styling rapper, operatic diva, medicine woman who heals with sound.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The ancient Hindu text known as the Kama Sutra gives advice about many subjects, including love and sex. “Though a man loves a woman ever so much,” reads a passage in chapter four, “he never succeeds in winning her without a great deal of talking.” Take that as your cue,

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I expect you to be in a state of continual birth for the next four weeks. Awakening and activation will come naturally. Your drive to blossom and create may be irresistible, bordering on unruly. Does that

sound overwhelming? I don’t think it will be a problem as long as you cultivate a mood of amazed amusement about how strong it feels. To help maintain your poise, keep in mind your growth spurt is a natural response to the dissolution that preceded it. Halloween costume suggestion: a fountain, an erupting volcano, the beanstalk from “Jack and the Beanstalk.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” So says Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Can you guess why I’m bringing it to your attention, Sagittarius? It’s one of those times when you can do yourself a big favor by sloughing off the stale, worn-out, decaying parts of your past. Lucky for you, you now have an extraordinary talent for doing just that. I suspect you will also receive unexpected help and surprising grace as you proceed. Halloween costume suggestion: a snake molting its skin. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Speaking on behalf of your wild mind, I’m letting you know that you’re due for an immersion in revelry and festivity. Plugging away at business as usual could become counterproductive unless you take at least brief excursions to the frontiers of pleasure. High integrity may become sterile unless you expose it to an unpredictable adventure or

two. Halloween costume suggestion: party animal, hellraiser, social butterfly, god or goddess of delight. Every one of us harbors a touch of crazy genius that periodically needs to be unleashed, and now is that time for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I hope you choose a Halloween costume that emboldens you to feel powerful. For the next three weeks, it’s in your long-term interest to invoke a visceral sense of potency, dominion and sovereignty. What clothes and trappings might stimulate these qualities in you? Those of a king or queen? A rock star or CEO? A fairy godmother, superhero or dragon-tamer? Only you know which archetypal persona will help stir up your untapped reserves of confidence and command. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s time to stretch the boundaries, Pisces. You have license to expand the containers and outgrow the expectations and wage rebellion for the sheer fun of it. The frontiers are calling you. Your enmeshment in small talk and your attachment to trivial wishes are hereby suspended. Your mind yearns to be blown and blown and blown again! I dare you to wander outside your overly safe haven and go in quest of provocative curiosities. Halloween costume suggestions: mad scientist, wild-eyed revolutionary, Dr. Who. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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trict Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Joel Bisrat Yemane. The reason for the change in name is: Because the name has a spelling error. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Dec 10, 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: October 9, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Debbi Nagle Deputy Clerk PUB October 21, 28 November 04 and 11, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Linda Kay Harrison. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1517129 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Linda Kay Harrison, 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 Linda Kay. The reason for the change in name is: Problems with a Linda Harrison near Seattle that has a criminal background and bad credit. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Dec 01, 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: Oct 08, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB October 28 and November 4, 11 and 18, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Sarah Ann Coulter. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1517124 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Sarah Ann Coulter, now resid-

ing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Sarah Anne Starr. The reason for the change in name is: Was fathers last name and current last name of many family members. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on Dec 01, 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: Oct 08, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB October 28 and November 4, 11 and 18, 2015. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Christina Sharene Stucker. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1517634 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Christina Sharene Stucker, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Ayisha Christina Stucker-Gassi. The reason for the change in name is: Religious Conversion and Marriage. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on DEC 15, 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: OCT 20, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB OCT 28, November 04, 11, 18, 2015.

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DEAR MINERVA, I am a well known gay male in Boise. I seem to have tons of friends. Recently, I have become homeless and have been working hard to overcome this. I have a full-time job and work what seems 24/7. I recently became single and basically lost everything. I was wondering how I should tell my friends I may need help. I’m afraid of how it may come across and worried that I may lose friends. I don’t want people to judge me. How should I let them know this is the reason I can’t hang out or invite them over? —Roofless in Boise

DEAR ROOFLESS, Confide in your closest, most trusted friends and tell them you need help. If you lose friends, then they weren’t really your friends to begin with, but at least give them the chance to step up to the plate. Don’t let the closedmindedness of others stop you—we are all being judged all the time, and all of that judgment amounts to a whole lot of nothing. It’s not only difficult to be homeless in Boise, it’s a very misunderstood issue. There is definitely a stigma to being homeless, but take advantage of what resources are available and put your pride to the side. We all need help at one time or another. There is no shame in working toward a better life and, although this is difficult, your character and strength are built on the problems you solve.

Big, round, orange and full of mush, what’s the difference between Donald Trump’s head and a pumpkin? Trump has hair. Zing! Seriously, though, pumpkins can wear toupees, which is exactly what the smartass(es) behind the Donald Trumpkin Halloween 2016 campaign are encouraging people to do to their holiday gourds. As it states at, “I’ve been busy making America great again one day at a time. By surging in the polls for the GOP, I am showing all of the other candidates who is boss. And who is a better boss than me? @Donald_Trumpkin Nobody.” To celebrate, the site is hosting a Trumpkin Carving Contest open through Halloween. To enter, simply snap a photo of your best Trumpkin and post to @Donald_Trumpkin on Twitter. According to the site, “the winner gets a prize. The loser has to listen to Hillary Clinton’s speeches on repeat for a day.” —Zach Hagadone

FROM THE BW POLL VAULT “What should the city do about the tent city at Cooper Court?”

Sweep the area with police: 17.24%

QUOTABLE “ Yo u kn ow, my mot her us ed to s ay, ‘Ever yt hi ng i n mo d erati o n.’ She was a ver y s mar t wo man, and the smar t people out there kn ow you don’t eat a pound of anything ever y day. So take this IARC repor t wi th a grain of salt, but not to o mu ch s al t bec au s e t hat wo u l d be bad fo r yo u.”

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CuMo Money CuMo Problems: Weighing the pros and cons of a massive mine in the Boise National Forest