April 2019 Caldwell Perspective

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Edition 52 l APRIL 2019


A Catalyst for the Good You See All Around You!

In the last decade, and even longer, Caldwell has experienced a healthy increase in revitalization in some areas heretofore considered undesirable for development and industry. One of the keys to this, soon to be, boon to our tax base is the Caldwell Urban Renewal District. In December of 1998, Caldwell City Council organized and approved the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency. The agency was specifically created to promote development efforts in undervalued areas of the City and within the immediate area of impact, in the County. The agency created a plan to transform the underdeveloped area into a desirable location for businesses, corporations, homeowners, and developers to seek projects. The purpose of all urban renewal efforts is to eradicate blight, address poorly or underdeveloped areas, rehab or raze deteriorated buildings, and replace or repair substandard streets and other infrastructure. Urban renewal uses something called “Tax Increment Financing” to accomplish these goals. Tax Increment Financing, in essence, “freezes” the value of properties inside the boundaries established for the URD, and the owners of said properties continue to pay ad valorem taxes on that value for the duration of the District (20 years). As properties increase in value, that tax incre-

ment goes back to the Urban Renewal Agency, to use as seed money for development, façade improvements, project costs, infrastructure extension and improvement, etc. The URA has special statutory powers to buy and assemble sites for development or redevelopment, and has flexibility to engage in public/private partnerships to leverage the funding available. Projects can include parks, plazas, pedestrian walkways, greenbelts, new development and removal and rehabilitation of blighted areas. The goals and benefits of Urban Renewal for a city like Caldwell are it allows for affordable housing through rehab loan projects, revitalizes areas of neglect, eliminates environmental deficiencies, strengthens the economic base, increases vitality and creates a robust momentum, improves streets, rights of way, and other public infrastructure, and strengthens the tax base by encouraging private development. Caldwell’s URD has been a springboard for the following projects over the last 20 years: Infrastructure • Rehabilitation of the Historic Caldwell Train Depot • Enhancement of Centennial Way (exit 26) and Exit (29) • Luxe Reel Theater project • Hubler (Caldwell) Airport Terminal • Wastewater Treatment Plant

upgrades Community Based Projects • Serenity Park • Indian Creek Plaza • Caldwell YMCA • Treasure Valley Community College facility • Hope Plaza and Vineyard Suites (affordable housing) Multi-entity Partnerships • Caldwell Night Rodeo grounds improvements (CNR board, URA) • Rotary Pond Improvements (Rotary Club, City, URA) • Pipe Dream Park (URA, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council) • Sebree Park (URA, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council) • Wolfe Baseball Field (College of Idaho, URA, City) Economic Development • Sky Ranch Business Park (near the airport between Linden and Hwy 20/26) • Boutique Hotel property at 7th and Main Caldwell’s Urban Renewal Agency has acted precisely as everyone hopes urban renewal will. The money captured as part of the tax increment has acted to prime the pump in Caldwell, to create areas where businesses want to locate, and people want to raise their families. The infrastructure improvements and eradication of slum and blight in these areas is a tribute to a solid urban renewal plan and an Urban Renewal Agency, which consists of three City Council members, Rob Hop-

by Tammy Dittenber, Caldwell Perspective Editor

per (chair), Chris Allgood, and Chuck Stadick, and three community members, Jim Porter, Joe Ramirez, and Julie Warwick, who work diligently as stewards of the public trust to ensure projects meet every standard for a greater good and community enhancement and to act as the springboard for future projects that will not involve Urban Renewal monies. The current URD revenue allocation area will end and sunset in December of 2022. At that time, the properties within the district will have seen a $600 MILLION dollar increase in value, which will be a significant boon to the City of Caldwell tax coffers, and is direct tax relief to Caldwell residents. That tax base helps us all and is an invitation to those who desire to invest private money in our community for industry, small businesses, to come to Caldwell and expand the tax base even further. Just the Skyway Business Center/Sky Ranch Industrial park are home to many new and vibrant businesses that employ residents, many of which are slated for expansion, with more businesses slated to build before year end. Gem State/TrailMax Trailer Manufacturing, Syringa Network, Thomas Jefferson Charter and expansion, Sapphire Finishing, Motion Industries, Fresca Mexican Foods,

American Food Equipment Co. (AMFEC), Cold Steel Constructors, ProPack Corp./ Strider Group, Capitol Distributing, Price Pumps, and several more than will have likely committed prior to this article going to print, are located in what was once bare land near the airport, which was unsuitable for much other than industrial or commercial use. The City of Caldwell will look to create another revenue allocation are in north Caldwell, this year. The prediction at the current time is to see at least a tax increment increase to the base as large as the $600 million the first district has generated. As some cities struggle with urban renewal and its hows, whats and whys, the City of Caldwell has enjoyed great success in its planning and use and the benefit to the taxpayers will be evident as all of the land inside comes back on the tax rolls at full value.

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SAVE THE DATES Chamber activity and participation has the positive effect of business retention and expansion, quality of life, economic development and may other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in your community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part. Working together in Caldwell, we can make a difference!

April 2: 11:30 PM April 2: 1:30 PM April 3: 12 PM April 8: 12 PM April 9: 11:15 AM April 18: 12 PM April 18: 4:30 April 24: 8 AM TBD:

Ambassadors Meeting, Acapulco Education Committee, Cruzen Library, C of I Agri-Business, Smoky Mountain Pizzeria, Nampa Transportation Committee, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall NOONBREAK Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall Gov’t Affairs Committee, Acapulco Restaurant Business After Hours, Caldwell Library Coffee Connect, First Interstate Bank on Dearborn Travel & Tourism Committee Meeting

Please plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Noonbreak Luncheon, April 9th at 11:15 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall, C of I. Call the Chamber of Commerce to RSVP 208-459-7493!

APRIL 1 5:15 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 6-9 PM: Canyon County Assistance League of Boise, meeting to discuss youth master plan goals/ policies partnership with CC Assistance League, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, Caldwell Police Department Community Room. APRIL 2 3 PM: Bridging the Gap. The effects of domestic violence on children, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. youthranch.org. APRIL 3 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release. 10 AM: “Start by believing” Day at Canyon County Admin Building. APRIL 4 10 AM-2 PM: AARP TaxAide Tax Preparation Service, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. Free tax prep service to the Caldwell Community.

APRIL 5 Co-Ed Summer Softball League Deadline: Caldwell Recreation, call 208-4553060. Mens Summer Softball League Deadline: Caldwell Recreation, call 208-4553060. 11:30 AM: Terry Reilly’s Pennywise Fairwell, join us give a farewell to the Pennywise Drug Store and celebrate the new Cleveland Square project, 802 Cleveland Blvd. 4:30-6 PM: Stuffed Animal Slumber Party. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library (ages 3+), Caldwell Library. 5:30-7:30 PM: Craft & Conversation, Rubiayat Book Store (on the plaza). 6-11 PM: Brave Hearts Night at Indian Creek Steakhouse. All money raised will support Idaho Veterans, 711 Main St. APRIL 6 9 AM-5 PM: Spring Fling at O’Conner Field House, 2207 Blaine St. Free! 12 PM: Caldwell Train Depot Interpretive center Open House, come see Caldwell’s rich history on display. Hosted by Mike and Tammy Dittenber.

APRIL 6 (CONTINUED) 2 PM: Pokemon Club, no experience needed. Snack provided (ages 9-17), Caldwell Library. 2:30 PM: Science forum, Rubiayat Book Store (on the plaza). 5:50 PM: “Walk a Mile in her shoes” Sexual Assault and Prevention, College of Idaho. APRIL 8 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: Urban Renewal Agency Meeting, CPD Community Room. APRIL 9 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Luncheon, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall. RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce, 208459-7493. 12 PM: Canyon County Republican Womens’ Meeting, 2nd Tuesday of each month, Golden Palace 701 Main St. This months special speaker is David LeRoy. 2 PM: Homeschool Book Club, Caldwell Library. Grades K-12. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, (ages 12-17), 208947-0863.

APRIL 9 (CONTINUED) 7 PM: Adulting 101: Housing, Caldwell Library (ages 15+). 7-9 PM: Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, CPD Community Room. APRIL 10 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release. 6:30 PM: Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission, Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn. 5:30 PM: Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club: 6 PMMeeting, Mr. V’s, Ray (208) 697-1357. APRIL 11 10 AM-2 PM: AARP TaxAide Tax Preparation Service, Caldwell Train Depot, 701 Main St. Free tax prep service to the Caldwell Community. 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library. 6:30 PM: Edible Book Contest. Make an edible dessert based on your favorite book, compete for prizes! (all ages). 7 PM: SIBA presents “The Backyard Birdfeeding: Attracting Birds to Your backyard food, feeders, water, nesting, habitat for backyard birds” at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/ Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited.

APRIL 12 12-1 PM: Primary Health Ribbon Cutting, 512 N. 21st Ave. 12-2 PM: Drop Everything and Read, Celebrate drop everything and read day with snacks, reading activities and READING (all ages). 3 PM: College of Idaho Signing Day, Indian Creek Plaza 6 PM: Readings followed by social hour with wine and snacks, Rubiayat Book Store (on the plaza). APRIL 13 10 AM-6 PM: Ye Yoties Ren Fair, College of Idaho Quad. 11 AM-3 PM: Spring Eggstravaganza – Free Egg Hunt & Garden Classes, Indian Creek Plaza 2 PM: Tea with C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien, free preview of the Caldwell Fine Arts evening pro-gram (all ages). 4 PM: 15th Annual Caldwell Prayer Walk, Caldwell Memorial Park (at the corner of Kimball and Grant). Welcome everyone to join together as we walk and pray for our community. Pot luck at 4 p.m. after walk. Please bring a dish to share. Questions, 208-481-4568. 5-9 PM: Victims’ Right event and Candlelight Vigil, Indian Creek Plaza. 7 PM: Lewis and Tolkien: of Wardrobes and Rings, Caldwell Fine Arts at Jewett Auditorium. For tickets call 208-459-5275.

APRIL 15 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 5th Ave. APRIL 16 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208-947-0863 or visit www. youthranch.org. 6:30 PM: Adult Board Games, an evening at Flying M downtown Caldwell. Bring your favorite board game or play one of ours. APRIL 17 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release. 6:30 PM: The Mixing Bowl, just in time for Cinco De Mayo and Graduations. Come make 3 types of tacos, ages 12 and older, Roberts Recreation Center kitchen, call 208-455-3060. APRIL 18 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours, Caldwell Library 1010 Dearborn St. 6:30 PM: Altered Book Art, use old books to create art (all ages). APRIL 19 2 PM: Crafter’s Club, work on projects & Socialize, Caldwell Library. Calendar continued on page 3

April 2019

First Canyon County Ag Baby Born at West Valley Medical Center

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Canyon County Farm Bureau recognizes first baby born on National Ag Day

Representatives from the Canyon County Farm Bureau (CCFB) presented proud parents, Filiberto and Claudia Arcos, with a gift basket and several baby items in recognition of having the first baby born in Canyon County on National Ag Day. The baby girl, Aria Rose, was born at West Valley Medical Center at 12:22 a.m.on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Canyon County Farm Bureau gives this annual gift in recognition of the National Ag Day, a day to celebrate the contribution agriculture has in everyday lives and its essential role in maintaining a strong economy.

Caldwell Library April Events Monday 10:30 AM: Baby N’ Me storytime. 11 AM: Baby N’ Me storytime. 4:30 PM: Kids Can! Crafts and activities & Games for ages 5-9. Tuesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime. 7 PM: Pajama Storytime, stories, rhymes, songs & healthy snack. Pajamas & slippers are encouraged. (ages 2-5+ family). Wednesday 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime.

11:15 AM: Music & Movement, sing dance use rhythm instruments (ages 2-5). 4:30 PM: Tween Scene. Activities, crafts, and games for tweens (ages 9-12). Thursday 4 PM: Teen Thursday. Activities, crafts and games for teens (ages 13-18). Friday 10 AM: Tai Chi. Sunday 2:30 PM: Writer’s Workshop, enhance your writing skills with others weekly.


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APRIL 20 9 AM-12 PM: Earth Day Work Day, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, pre-register deerflat@fws.gov or 208-4679278. Open to all families! 10 AM: Easter Egg Scramble sponsored by the City of Caldwell, ages 3-12 years old. 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie: Mary Poppins Returns, free popcorn, movie rated PG, Caldwell Library. 2:30 PM: Science forum, Rubiayat Book Store (on the plaza). 3 PM: Superhero March and Easter Egg Hunt, Caldwell Police Department. 8 PM: Music by Reckless Amnesia, Indian Creek Steakhouse. APRIL 21 EASTER-Library Closed. APRIL 22 10 AM: Advocates Against Family Violence Pinwheel Proclamation, Indian Creek Plaza 12 PM: Community Crisis Center, 524 Cleveland Blvd. 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. APRIL 23 11 AM-12 PM: Mobile Web Workshop, 704 Blaine St. Ste. 5, Caldwell. 11 AM-12 PM: Youth Mater Plan Committee Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208947-0863 or visit www.youthranch.org.

APRIL 23 (CONTINUED) 6:30 PM: Adulting 101: Credit Score, Caldwell Library (ages 15+). 7 PM: Pajama Storytime, Caldwell Library. APRIL 24 CALDWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Release. 8 AM-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect, First Interstate Bank, 923 Dearborn St. 11 AM-12 PM: Mobile Web Workshop, 704 Blaine St. Ste. 5, Caldwell. 6 PM: Ask a Librarian, drop in and see whats happening at our library, Caldwell Library. 6:30-9 PM: Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission, Caldwell Library. APRIL 25 12-5 PM: Day of the Child, Indian Creek Plaza 4 PM: Teen Science Café, astrophysics with Brian Jackson from BSU, Caldwell Library. APRIL 26 NEW 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Deadline: Call Caldwell Recreation to register. APRIL 27 WEST VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER 5K & 10K, register online at www.ymcatvidaho. org. 10 AM-3 PM: Community Marketplace and Yard Sale, Grace Lutheran Church, 2700 S. Kimball Ave. 10 AM-3 PM: Heap Herders Car Show & Shine, Memorial Park. 10 AM: Worldwide Tai Chi-Qi Gong Day, Caldwell YMCA, open to everyone! Come early! FREE!

APRIL 27 (CONTINUED) 11 AM: Middle School Art Show, Check out art created by Syringa and Jefferson Middle Schools, Caldwell Library. 1 PM: Love Caldwell: Celebration of Life for Don Brown, Indian Creek Plaza. APRIL 29 5:15-6:45 PM: “Meet Me Monday” at Flying M Coffee, free weekly fitness walk/run, family friendly. 7:30PM: Caldwell Centennial Band’s “Spring Fling Concert,” Jewett Auditorium, C of I, Tickets at the door. Kids under 6 are FREE! Doors open at 7PM. APRIL 30 6:30 PM: Teen Therapy Group, ages 12-17 for more information and sign up 208947-0863 or visit www.youthranch.org. SENIOR CENTER

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9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall 1 PM: Line Dancing 7 PM: Square Dancing Tuesday 9 AM: Art Group (ex. 4/16) 1 PM: Pinochle 4:30 PM: Bingo Wednesday 10:30 AM: Crochet & Knitters Thursday 9 AM: Exercise Class 10 AM: Fit & Fall Friday 1 PM: Bingo 6 PM: Community Dance

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April 2019

24 Hours in Caldwell: A Weekday Wine-Day on the Sunnyslope

by Sarah Gross, Destination Caldwell

Downtown Caldwell

Indian Creek Steakhouse

Williamson Vineyards

This week day itinerary is great is you have guests in down or want to have an adventure on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. It gives you a change to explore the historic College of Idaho and sounding craftsmen bungalows as well as your favorite varietals and vineyards. 9 a.m.: Head over to the College of Idaho, the state’s oldest private liberal arts college, for breakfast at Café Bon Appetit. The café, and it’s corresponding catering company, are run and staffed by students and their food is fresh, sustainable and local. As their name says, bon appetit! 10 a.m.: Get your daily dose of culture by walking around one or two of the College’s many

museums. On weekdays, you’ve got your choice of the Rosenthal Gallery of Art or the Glen L. and Ruth Evans Gem and Mineral Collection. 12 p.m.: Grab a scratch-made sandwich or salad at The Orchard House nestled in the hills of Sunnyslope. Get the meal to go and head to the porch at nearby Bitner Vineyards—the view is stunning! While you’re there you might as well grab a glass of their excellent wine, Reisling is a favorite. 1:30-5 p.m.: Explore Sunnyslope! There are multiple award-winning wineries at your fingertips so get tasting. Fun places to check out are Idaho largest—and oldest—winery, Ste. Cha-

pelle, as well as the tasting rooms at Koenig Vineyards and Williamson Orchards & Vineyards. 5:30 p.m.: If locally-sourced steak is up your alley, Indian Creek Steakhouse is your next hit on the Caldwell list. You can saddle up— literally—to the bar for an Idaho microbrew or hand-crafted cocktail, and then grab a table and order your cut of choice. Don’t forget the Idaho potato! 7:30 p.m.: Take a stroll along Indian Creek and enjoy the views. Make sure to stop by Indian Creek Plaza and grab a drink or dessert and see what is happening in downtown Caldwell!

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Think back on your favorite teacher. We all have one. Mine was Mrs. Dresser, my second-grade teacher at Butte View Elementary in Emmett. Before Mrs. Dresser, reading felt like a chore to me. She brought joy to reading and set me on a path of learning that benefits me still today. Undoubtedly there are moments in many teachers’ early careers when they internally debate whether to continue in their chosen profession due to low pay. Today I signed my teacher pay bill, increasing starting teacher salaries to $40,000 a year. The Idaho Legislature passed the bill with overwhelming support. We are sending a clear signal to our teachers and Idahoans considering a career in education that we appreciate and value them. We have a challenge retaining teachers in the early parts of their careers, particularly in rural, underserved, and border communities.

by Governor Brad Little About 15 percent of Idaho’s teachers leave the workforce after just one year on the job, and one-third of teachers who become certified in Idaho do not teach in an Idaho school. Dedicated, high-quality, professional educators in Idaho classrooms are a huge factor in students’ long-term success and achievement. I want to ensure Idaho’s starting teachers are compensated fairly and competitively so they remain here and educate the next generation of Idahoans. My teacher pay bill focuses on one key component of the teaching pipeline and career continuum: get more teachers trained and in Idaho classrooms. Our goal is to mentor them and pay them more as they progress in their careers and demonstrate student success. Mrs. Dresser had more impact on me than she ever knew. Like all teachers, she loved learning and helping others learn. She had a heart for making a difference.


May 2 is an annual day of giving for Idahoans across the State. This year, Indian Creek Plaza is gracious in offering space for local non-profits to set up tables and activities to share with others their causes and their needs. If you are, or know, of a local non-profit registered with Idaho Gives, Indian Creek Plaza will provide you with an 8 foot table and space to put up a display of your choosing, if you are one of the first registrants, so email events@indiancreekplaza.com and make arrangements to get your non-profit on the list. The intent is to turn giving into a

party on the Plaza, and to leverage the donations into discounts at local businesses for donors, corporate matches, challenges and to help as many local non-profits as we possibly can. We know Caldwell steps up to help those with needs and this is an opportunity for you to give of your substance, and enjoy a day in the sunshine with other caring and like minded folks. The event will be from 4-7pm, and all are welcome. Bring your checkbooks, credit cards, piggy banks, and help Idaho Gives have the biggest year yet.


April 27th 8 PM-1 AM

Downtown Caldwell 508 Main Street 208-459-4279

Cold Drinks & Brother Brown’s BBQ served daily!

HAPPY HOUR Monday–Friday 2-5 pm HAPPY HAPPY Hour Monday-Friday 5-6 PM

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April 2019 The 3rd Judicial District takes in Canyon, Owyhee, Adams, Gem, Payette, and Washington, counties. So, when you read a story in the news about a child being abused, and it’s in this geographical area, you should know that child will be served by the 3rd District Guardian ad Litem Program. It is conservatively estimated that the 3rd JDGAL will serve 700 children between July 1 of 2019 and June 31, 2020. That number has quickly crept up and surpassed the number of children if foster care, in the 4th Judicial District, which encompasses Ada, Elmore, Boise, and Valley Counties. The Guardian ad Litem Program works exclusively FOR the children in foster care. The staff and volunteers’ only legal mandate is to act and advocate for the best interests of the child. They are the ONLY parties to the case with this mandate. 3rd JDGAL program has been disadvantaged in a number of ways, historically. First, the method of allocating funding to districts for the program has been based on the number of volunteers, not the number of cases. Because 3rd JDGAL is a relatively new program, at the time when funding was allocated last year, they had only 15 volunteers. They now boast 63 volunteers, a handful of paid staff, and they serve over 550 children in our

community who have been neglected or abused. In order to serve 700 children, the program will need 175 volunteers, two additional Advocate Coordinators, plus an additional 2 program staff. On April 26th our community will have an opportunity to step up to the plate, and Lift Up a Child! Indian Creek Steakhouse has generously offered space for a dinner/gala dedicated to raising money to keep this program fully functioning and to lift children who have survived sometimes unthinkable trauma. If you have a business, consider sponsoring a table for your employees or staff! If you have goods or services to donate, consider putting together a gift basket to be raffled! If you’d just like to come and enjoy a nice dinner, and donate a few dollars to the cause, please know that every dollar counts and goes directly to providing necessary advocacy to a child who sometimes has literally no other person on which they can rely. Here are some numbers that demonstrate why funding is important: It costs an average of $909 to serve a multi-child case for case average duration of 15 months, or $75 a month; for a single child case it averages $463 or $38 a month; to recruit, train, supervise, support and retain each volunteer averages $1852 per year

Lift Up A Child!

or $154 a month. It’s important to understand that advocacy for the best interests of children is a legal mandate and must take place. In some areas this task falls to attorneys, and in the absence of trained volunteers, attorneys most often perform the duties. The cost to taxpayers for an attorney to cover a case averages $9450. To serve the 3rd Judicial District with Attorney advocates would cost an estimated $2,099,400. If they served all of Idaho, it is estimated to be $14.5 million dollars. So, understand that your 3rd JDGAL is direct tax relief, and it’s critical it be and remain fully funded, so that relief continues. You can help by attending Lift Up a Child dinner gala and purchasing a special balloon to cover the cost of lifting these precious children out of traumatic circumstances, and ensuring they have every chance at a happy, healthy, future beyond foster care. We know children who have Guardians are half as likely to be re-abused after exiting care. Positive outcomes drastically and exponentially increase as Guardians are involved in cases with children who are victims of abuse and neglect. They are more likely to remain in school, to do better in school, to remain with siblings, and having a Guardian reduces the average overall

Start by Believing:

The Global Campaign Transforming The Way We Respond to Sexual Assault Join us as Canyon County comes together to show our support for the Start by Believing campaign, which changes the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. This year’s event will also feature the “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation. The display combines the stories of sexual assault survivors with the clothes they were wearing when they were assaulted. The goal of the art installation is for participants to see themselves reflected in

not only the outfits, but also the stories. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event will begin with a press conference and proclamation reading at the Canyon County Administration Building. The art will be on display at the College of Western Idaho’s Nampa Campus and the College of Idaho’s Blatchley Hall on April 3rd. Students will also take the pledge to Start by Believing.


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time spent in foster care. If you’d like to sponsor a table, make reservations, buy balloons, attend the dinner, donate goods or services, and/or become a volunteer, please contact

The 3rd Judicial Guardian ad Litem office at 208-4599969, and mark your calendar for April 26 at 7pm. The children thank you!



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The Good Spoon Gelato, Sorbet, and FroYo Coming Plaza-side Soon!

Jason and Sheena Jeffries get all the way excited when they tell you about The Good Spoon! They are opening shop on the Plaza-

April 2019 by Tammy Dittenber, Editor

side of Main Street and they cannot wait! Specializing in gelato and sorbet, they will carry many flavors of frozen delights, and a full accom-

Boise Valley Monument Company “Family Owned & Operated Since 1963”

“A Lifetime of Memories...A Single Act of Love” Large Display & Selection, Custom Artwork & Design, Monument Cleaning, Monument Restoration, Signs, Rock Lettering

1115 N. Illinois Avenue, Caldwell, Idaho a 208-454-9532 www.boisevalleymonument.com

paniment of toppings and add-ons including healthy options like flax and chia seeds, carob, fresh fruit, dairy free, and sugar free yummies. The shop is 1100 square feet of sweet, historic vibe, that defines cool! The walls are decorated with an-

tique automobile grills, all refinished by Sheena’s father. This editor asked if the super sweet grills were a dowry and was informed not, but, many men might have been tempted by them. During winter months The Good Spoon will provide a hot

chocolate and hot cider bar in addition to frozen treats. Watch Caldwell Perspective Instagram and Facebook pages and The Good Spoon Facebook page for an opening date around the middle of April! Exciting stuff Caldwell. Get in line!

TVCRC presents Annual Information Fair April 24, 2019 8:00 am to 2:00 pm O’Connor Field House/Caldwell Event Center Treasure Valley Community Resource Center (TVCRC) is bringing all the community resource pieces together in one place! Housing—Tax Info— Mental Health Service for Individuals with Disabilities—Children’s

Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes & Rings

Programs— Senior Services—Domestic Violence— Education opportunities—Vocational Rehab-Employment– Veteran services—Pet Check-ups and much more! Free Health Check-ups. Vision, Blood Pressure, and Free Glucose Checkup! Free biometric screenings for the first 50 individuals and after the first 50

people, cost is only $20.00. Individual must fast for 9 hours (you may have coffee with NO cream/sugar, and water). Screening includes: Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, Lipid Profile (HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Total Cholesterol), Fasting Glucose, A1C TVCRC 208-459-9263

Saturday, April 13, 2019

2 PM: Free Community English Tea Meet & Greet with the actors held at the Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn, Caldwell (donations accepted) 7:00 PM: Performance at Jewett Auditorium, C of I, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell

Adult Tickets $25, $15, $10

Student Tickets $12, $8, $5

C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings) were lions of 20th century British fantasy and distinguished faculty members at Oxford University. Their robust philosophical discourse served an uncommon friendship that was not without its differences. Life’s circumstances and unresolved disagreements forced an uncomfortable season of estrangement. In Wardrobes and Rings we join “Jack” and “Tollers,” as they knew each other, at Oxford’s historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession, and reconciliation. Remarkable lives. Memorable theatre.

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April 2019

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Military Spotlight: The U.S. Military Flight Helmet

The flight helmet has come a long way from the days of pilots without parachutes in biplanes. One might think, what is the point of a flight helmet if a plane is going to crash into the ground. A lot of plane crashes are survivable. The flight helmet protects the pilot when he’s bouncing around in the cockpit on a hard landing. It also provides protection when a pilot ejects. There were anti-flak helmets in WW2 that provided an umbrella of safety from indirect fragment hits. These days, flight helmets do more than protect the head, they have integrated state-of-the-art technology to meet the needs of the mission. Early flight helmets were nothing more than cork and oil cloth or padded leather. The helmet worked in tandem with flight goggles. These were to protect the pilot from the powerful force of the propeller blast and the additional oil and liquids that may

spray out of the engines of those early biplanes. The helmet provided some padding from rough landings. Some of these early flight helmets had rudimentary oxygen masks for high altitude missions. Between WW1 and WW2, flight helmets continued to develop. The singular use helmet was now giving way to specific needs such as summer or winter wear, communication helmets, mechanics helmets and so on. Flight goggles and improved oxygen systems changed to fit the needs of the wearer as well. WW2 saw further development into the flight helmet. A lot of the standard helmets were modified with minor changes such as extra buckles, wiring or ear cups. The aforementioned antiflak helmet was produced. Trial and error would see improved versions of these helmets as well. As with previous years, goggles and oxygen masks changed with the flight helmets. As we entered the jet-age, the use of leather and cloth flight helmets became obsolete. Helmets were now made of fiberglass and resin. Communications systems were upgraded. Built-in visors replaced goggles. High altitude, full-pressured helmets that resembled astronaut gear al-

Canyon County Homeless Veteran Stand Down-April 27th The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Viet Nam War to provide safe retreat for military units returning from combat operations. Secure base camp areas were made available to allow troops to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy hot meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy camaraderie in a safe environment.


Stand Down let battle-weary soldiers renew their spirits, health and overall sense of well-being. This is the purpose of the Stand Down for homeless veterans to be held Saturday, April 27, at the Caldwell Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 1101 Cleveland Blvd, beginning at 8am. To provide homeless veterans with goods and services to help them through difficult times and give respite. Information on housing, employment, finan-

by Tammy Dittenber, Editor cial and legal assistance, as well as medical screenings, vision checks, chair massages, dental checks, and veterinary services will be available. A hot lunch will be provided, as well as fuel vouchers, surplus military gear and best of all, fellowship and a welcoming and supportive environment. All questions can be directed to Terry Harrel at the Caldwell Veteran’s Memorial Hall. Please come out and support this event.

by Rob Kopan lowed for greater altitude bomb and spy missions. Today’s flight helmets have helmet-mounted displays that send information to the pilot in the same manner that an aircraft’s heads up display does. Other options are Cue Weapon Systems that allow a helicopter weapons officer to control the direction of the gun with the movement of his head. FLIR, night vision, enhanced terrain information are all upgrades to meet the need of our current aviation missions. Throughout the years, the role of the flight helmet changed with the needs of the mission and the type of aircraft. The high tech helmets of today make us the most lethal air power in the world.

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Page 8 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Construction of the new addition to the police department is coming along

Capt. Devin Riley’s Cop Stop

April 2019 by Cpt. Devin Rildy, CPD

nicely. We are hoping construction will be completed in July.

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April 2019

My name is Jiggs. I was named after one of my mom’s favorite gentlemen, who had a special affinity for guys like me, and who taught her a lot about patience with tender souls and made her remember that if you love someone enough, he will love you back. All that sounds kind of “touchy feely” for an old dog like me, but I’m definitely a “touchy feely” type, so it fits perfectly. I remember some about my younger life. Like I know the human who had me first loved me a lot, and my mom and dad told me that person must have loved me and thought highly of me, because I have a tattoo on my stomach, and that meant I was special to someone. But, sometime after that, a young man was really abusive to me. Because of that, I am still wary of young men, and especially young men who wear boots and ball caps. It was during this time that my life came unspooled in a way that led me to run away from home. I lived near New Plymouth and spent months running the countryside. I got into some scrapes there, to be sure. I chased chickens, tried to herd every piece of hoofstock that would let me, was shooed off by farmers and housewives and as bad as I felt, I just had nowhere to turn. A white truck tried to catch me but I was having none of that. The man wore a ball cap and he was not coming near me, so, for months, I was just on the run. Finally, someone found me in a weak moment and I loaded up in their car. They brought me to West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell, Idaho. It was late summer and the staff there didn’t know what to make of me. I didn’t want to come to new people, and there were so MANY new people. The workers named me Plymouth, because of where I came from, but I didn’t

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want to be identified by where I came from. I wanted to know where I was going. On the day after Thanksgiving, a couple and their daughter came into the shelter. Mom had seen me on the computer and she thought I looked like a good boy. But when they came, I would not come out of my kennel. I cowered in the back and thought for sure they would choose another of the scores of dogs barking and jumping up and down to greet them. But, Dad asked the attendant to get me out and they took me in a private room. Mom and Dad had a 12 year old girl and she looked like the perfect girl for me. But, I was scared and I still wasn’t warming up to anyone so fast. There was some discussion among the three of them, but Mom and Dad agreed that they thought I would be just fine for their family. They invited me up in the backseat of the pickup with the girl. I sat quiet, because I’m mostly the quiet type, but that girl kept scratching my ears and I began to wonder if I rolled over, if she might, just maybe, rub my belly. It seemed all too good to be true, but in a matter of minutes, I was on my back, getting my belly rubbed, with my new sister, and I was in love. Since then, about 7 years ago, I have been able to show my humans a lot about me. For example, I LOVE kids. I bond best and first with babies and kids. Don’t you dare hurt a child around me, or even act like you might. You’ll find out that I am not always quiet and even though I am not an alpha dog, I can rooster up when there are children at risk. They also found that I will take care of whatever living creatures are around. Right now we have a CAT, and even though I don’t think super highly of her, I do feel responsible for her well-being. On the farm, before we moved into town, we had chickens and I once herded all the hens and their babies into the corner, and then ran to the back of the place to distract a chicken hawk. He flew away and that was good. I was a good boy. I think Mom saw me out the window, because she brought me a cracker and said, “Good boy, Jiggs” lots of times. Another time the neighbor’s cow got out of the pen, when they were gone. My dad took me over and I herded that cow back into the pen before my dad even got to the gate. I got crackers

for that too. I still take longer to make up to young men with hats and boots, or loud voices, and I am a little skittish at first around strangers, but, once I know you, I NEVER forget you. Right now, besides my family, my favorite person is our neighbor Carol. She walks slow, and I know she might not feel good sometimes, so when she comes, I get on the sofa and hold hands with her. I love Carol. I have a good life. My dad plays ball with me, and I get lots of belly rubs and lovies. No more running the countryside for me, although when I used to see the dogs run the ditch bank on the farm, I felt the wanderlust of my ancient dog soul and would have loved to run with them for a short time, anyway. My mom still looks at the West Valley Humane Society computer page, mostly so she can help other people find their next pet. But here’s something I want you to know: Getting a pet is a BIG COMMITMENT. Pets cost an average of a hundred dollars a month for the first year and at least fifty dollars a month after that. There is NO SUCH THING as a free dog or cat. Shots, chipping, licensing, veterinary checkups, grooming, are all a part of a dog or cat living its best life. Also dogs take a lot of time and attention. I am an in the house dog, but I do best with a pet door. If my family left me outside, my heart would break. I’m glad Mom and Dad understand that. My sister too. She says she’s going to have a hundred dogs, so I hope she marries Wealthy Harold, because it takes a LOT of money to care for that many dogs! If you rent, and there’s a likelihood you will for a while, maybe waiting to get a pet would be best for you and for the pet. Dogs and cats deserve forever homes where they can learn the rules and boundaries (like no getting on the good sofas, and no digging in the dirt) and not have everything change. My life changed, but I’m glad I had the chance to rescue my forever family. They

love me so much and Mom tells me all the time that I’m her sweet boy. If you are looking for a pet and you REALLY understand all that goes along with getting one, including how much pet ownership can cost, please look at the

shelters first and then get your pet fixed, because the shelters are full and it’s hard on a dog to be in a cage with no human of his own. I know, take it from me, Jiggs.



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Celebrate Dia Del Niño /Day of the Child Listen up Caldwell, mark your calendars for Sunday, April 28th! You will not want to miss this fabulous celebration of the children of our community. One doesn’t have to look far or hard to find evidence that not all children have the kinds of lives we would hope for them. This is our community’s opportunity to reach out, lift them up, smile with them, watch them be their fabulous selves and really celebrate childhood and children. From noon until 6pm, on the Indian Creek Plaza, you’ll enjoy a truckload of almost completely free activities for children of all ages. RadioRancho (LaGrande and La Poderosa), along with Idaho Central Credit Union, St. Alphonsus Hospital, Caldwell Housing Authority, College of Idaho, and many other community sponsors and partners will be working to put on this annual event. The event began in 2006, and has been held each year in a city park, but this year will be the first time Indian Creek Plaza will bring the event downtown. You can look forward to free music all day on the

stage, free popcorn, a variety of activities for kids including craft tables, train rides, and the Army National Guard climbing wall. A good assembly of food vendors will be onsite, as well as booths with safety information, life size Disney characters wandering the Plaza,

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Avoid fried foods. This will help control fat and lower overall calories. 2. Look for meals that have more color (natural color). These meals will likely have more fruits and vegetables, as these food groups are the ones that will give a meal a lot more natural color. The more colorful the meal is, the more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. 3. Cut back on condiments. Taste your food before adding salt, butter, sauces, and dressings. If you must have a sauce or dressing, order it on the side. Condiments are often loaded with fat, salt, and sugar, and can add quite a bit of added calories, fat, and salt to a meal. 4. Control the portion size. Immediately put half of the portion into a to-go box to eat later to get two meals

for the price of one. You can also order small sizes when given the choice. When using these tips next time you go through the drivethru, remember you can always ask to see the nutrition content of the foods you eat. All chain fast food restaurants should have nutritional value available for customers to see. If you have any questions regarding health and nutrition, reach out to Jackie Amende with the Canyon County Extension Office at 208-459-6003 or jamende@uidaho.edu.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

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Caldwell joins in the celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day. Tai Chi and QiGong is an ancient Chinese compilation of slow, precise movements combined with breathing techniques. It has health benefits and can also help with energy or “chee”. Tai chi is offered regularly in Caldwell, Friday mornings at the Caldwell Library and through the YMCA by volunteer Antonia Jauregui Tamayo. Five years ago she began teaching at the request of the YMCA and the volunteer instructors have increased. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is recognized around the world each year on the last Saturday of April at 10 a.m. This year, April 27th the YMCA invites the entire community to join in at 10 a.m. at their location 3720 S. Indian Avenue. You are invited as well as encouraged to attend. Be early!

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Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Honors Students

el Coleman, Esther Koehnlein, Hannah Koehnlein, Lydia Omodt and Rachel Rawlins. String teachers entering students were Melissa Dickson, Michelle Hogg, Peggy Miller, Laura Owens, Lorie Scherer, Ruthann Sutton, Emily White, Nancy B. Wilson and Debbie Winters. Piano teachers entering students were Jory Beal, Lydia Brady, Anna Chapman, Sylvia

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The CFA Festival Honor Recitals on Sunday, March 17, in the Langroise Recital Hall at the College of Idaho featured students from the Treasure Valley who earned at least their fourth Superior rating at this non-competitive festival on March 2nd. Graduating seniors who have participated in this festival at least four years are Liberty-Grace Staigle, Hugo Weyand and Jenna Winters. They will be recognized at those honor recitals. Adjudicators for piano students were Anne Burkholder, Sylvia Hunt, Sean Rogers and Cynthia Wells at the College

of Idaho Langroise Hall; adjudicators for string students at Faith Lutheran/Treasure Valley Christian Church were Nathan Sutter (violin and viola), Jennie Wilcox (cello) and Gini Rosandick (early string students). Their ratings determined which students performed at these recitals. Students eligible to perform at the Honor Recitals received ribbons for the following number of earned Superior ratings: Lina Zhu, piano (ten); Jenna Winters, piano and Jessi Winters, violin (eight); Jenna Waterhouse, violin (seven); Josh Winters, violin,

Emma Fisk and Thart Htoo, piano (six); Caleb Hokanson, Grace Hokanson, Layla Shitara, piano, Jubilee Jensen, violin and Abram Malan, cello (five); Macey Blaisdell, Allie Chon, Noah Creswell, Tabitha Dittman, Avrienne Evins, McKell Nelson, Ava Seltzer, Chase Seltzer, Liberty-Grace Staigle and Jessi Winters, all piano (four). Students receiving pins of their instrument for earning their third Superior rating this year are violinist James Creswell; cellists Jonathon Estes, Viviana Ochoa, Lexie Olson, Joan Woods; and pianists Ari-

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by Rebecca Barr, Marketplace Manager, Better Business Bureau Northwest+Pacific We’ve all been there. Moving day. Packing your belongings into a tower of cardboard boxes then loading them up only to be unloaded at a new location. It is a daunting task. What could make that day worse? Showing up to your new home, ready to move in and realizing you’ve been scammed. All that time looking for a new place to live, wasted. The deposit you put down on your new rental, gone. Your personal information to run a credit check, stolen. The housing shortage in the Treasure Valley is a breeding ground for rental scams. Scammers know this and cash-in on eager renters who rush into agreements without doing the necessary research. Online ads lure you in with beautiful homes, low rents, and great amenities but then the scammer claims to be out of town and unable to show the property. Scammers then create a false sense of urgency, telling prospective renters that others are interested so immediate action is required. The renter puts down a security deposit and fills out an application, only to find out that the property is not available… or doesn’t even exist. A report to BBB Scam Tracker said they found a four bedroom house in Boise, “Scammer pretended to be the owner and even though there were obvious red flags in hindsight, my partner and I were too excited and in a rush to act on our instincts. While we didn’t lose two grand to this awful person, we did lose potential personal information, gas money was wasted and so was our time.”

We’ve also received reports from a local real estate agent out of Canyon County that saw her clients house that she had listed for sale, up on Craigslist for rent. “I have received multiple calls from people inquiring on the rental. These people are saying the guy is telling them to send him $850 deposit money and he will send them the house keys.” Boise Police Department also has reports of local people falling victim this scam. And unfortunately, once the money is gone it’s unlikely to be seen again. Edward Fritz, Crime Prevention Supervisor at Boise Police Department states, “Because the suspect is typically out of the area, or sometimes country, recovering a victim’s money is extremely difficult.” To avoid this scam, be cautious of listings that are too good to be true. Make sure you check out the property in person before giving out personal information or sending money. Don’t fall for the “overseas landlord” scheme. And lastly, avoid wiring money or using other forms of untraceable payments. Report scams to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker. This free resource provides a place to research and submit scam-related information, so BBB can investigate further and educate others.

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Page 12 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Here we are well into the Ides of March and I Have yet to see a butterfly. For me a butterfly is as much a precursor to Spring as a crocus or tulip bulbs pushing through the warming Spring soil. Not just any butterfly will do, it has to be one that winters over into the next season. California Tortoise Shell Morning Cloaks and Painted Ladies are good examples of early Spring butterflies. The earliest butterfly I can remember chronicling was on a Chucker hunt in the Powder River area of Brownlee Reservoir. It was on January 31 in the late 90’s. It was a gorgeous late winter day, as a bonus I put a dozen Chucker’s in the bird vest. Why are butterflies so important, they are the canary in the coal mine. Without pollinators no food. Weather warmed on the 15th of March saw two butterflies that day both California Tortoise shells. More

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on the plight of pollinators next month. It’s a short window in the Spring to catch Steelhead. When the sun warms the river just enough it melts the ice off of the river rocks now, we have anchor ice a slush that makes detecting a bite like winning the lottery. Bump the temperature up a few more degrees and the snow melt start. Snow melt is ok let’s catch fish, a few more degrees and the river are what steel headers call blown out too much current too much mud and debris. I was fortunate enough to get a Spring Steelhead trip in with my friend Kelly Thompson from Riggins. Though there were fish in the river right behind his motel we elected to go north and fish the Clearwater River. Reports were good and the runs are bigger in size and numbers on the Clearwater. Mornings were

cold mid-teens but warming into the low fifties by afternoon. First day no fish, second day we were a half mile from finishing out 5 ½ mile float when two rods went off almost simultaneously. Pandemonium ensued, but we finally did bring both fish to the net. Two more hook-ups and we were at our take-out. The last 800 yards turned a good trip into a great trip. April can be a great month for about any species of fish that swims Idaho waters. Let the chores go for a day or two, wet a line and make some memories.

LOCAL DIRT PERSPECTIVE As I sit in my truck waiting for the rain to let up I realized I hadn’t written my April column yet, oh my. Yes, spring is upon us and regardless the pruning and cleaning needs to be done. That’s what I get paid for rain or shine. Talk about pruning, what a segway. It was a very mild winter with for the most part with very good moisture throughout the winter season which is good for all plants. Hopefully you’ve applied the necessary pre emergence and fertilizers to take advantage of the moisture making your life easier at least on the

landscape front. I just taught a class in pruning, so hopefully I have good recall. It is much easier to show people how to prune then write about it. I can’t tell when your eyes start glazing over with confusion. First off it’s important to start with clean, sanitized and sharp tools and the right tool for the job. Hand pruners should fit comfortably in your hand when the cutting jaw is wide open and you can close it easily. The sharp scissor like pruners are for cutting or slicing through small green branches. The pruners

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or even a chainsaw. Saws, there are several types and I have most of them. There are saws that have a flat blade and another that has an arch to it, but both have very aggressive teeth. It is important for these sharp teeth to clear debris between strokes. The flat saw is best used when your cutting surface is at a downward angle or level to your hand stroke for getting the most cut per stroke. The curved blades are best used when cutting overhead either in a handsaw or an extension pole. As you pull down you keep the blade making contact with the object you’re cutting. Hand saws

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CHS Teacher, student chosen for STEM experience

A scientific adventure awaits Caldwell High School student and teacher thanks to their selection for the 2019 Jason Argonaut Experience! Caldwell High 10th grader Daisy Estrada Garza and CHS teacher Erin Lokteff were chosen from applicants for this JASON Learning program. Garza and Lokteff will travel to the Bahamas to study sea turtles July 13-20 as part of JASON’s Argonaut program that provides hands on experiences with scientists. JASON’s Argonaut Program JASON’s Student and Teacher Argonauts— named after the band of explorers in Greek mythology who accompanied the hero Jason in his quest to find the Golden Fleece—travel to locations around the world to work side-by-side with scientists and engineers. In doing so, they become the eyes and ears for their peers back home, experiencing firsthand what it’s like to pursue a STEM career, sharing that knowledge when they return to their

local communities, and making critical real-world connections to the STEM topics they’ve learned about in the JASON classroom curricula. The Argonaut expedition is an incredible adventure and can be a life-changing experience for participating students and teachers. As such, each spot on the team is highly coveted. Every year students and teachers apply for the program through JASON, competing against candidates in their district and around the world for the chance to be on the next JASON Argonaut team. Argonauts collaborate with the JASON team to document and share their expedition experiences with their communities back home and others throughout the world through a mix of photos, videos, blogs, and live events. Expeditions are shared via social media and the JASON website, generating awareness and excitement about their adventures.

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Twenty Eight Years of WAGON HO! If you’ve attended 4th grade in the treasure valley over the last 28 years, you’ve likely met Cal Clevenger, and have some memory of a daylong field trip or activity day called Wagons Ho. Cal brought his set up and I mean SET UP, to Washington Elementary School in Caldwell on March 19th and we got a chance to watch as 9 and 10 year old students washed clothes in a galvanized tub, on an antique washboard, and hand rung the water out of them, while others used a crosscut saw to cut rounds of wood, an axe and wedge to split wood, tended a campfire, and wrangled a steel calf with lassos in hand. It was quite a sight and this group of kids were as enthralled as every group of about 6000 kids a year has been for the past near-

ly three decades. Clevenger takes his show on the road all over the valley, to elementary schools, civic events, and has traveled to Mackay, Homedale, and Mountain Home. They try to do no more than 60 events a year, but usually do at least 50. That’s a lot of “wagons ho-ing” if you know what I mean. Clevenger isn’t as young as he used to be, but still puts on a stellar program for young people who have never worn clothing not washed in a front load washer, have never eaten food cooked over an open fire, have never split firewood to keep warm, and have never seen real leather, let alone tooled it with stamps. The original wagon was purchased off a car lot and Clevenger and his entire family, 4 generations, worked an entire summer to

build it back to original. Once it was done someone told him he should approach the schools, so he did. The first goes at it were what Clevenger deemed “pretty much a disaster” because while the kids had a ball (do kids ever not have a ball?), the Clevengers didn’t have it all down to the fine art they do now. Now the stations are set up and each one is timed to synch with the others. Students learn what life was like 150-200 years ago, and everything is hands on. This is a real live exhibition where the learning is in the doing. Kids who may struggle in a classroom setting, find their element at Wagon’s Ho. To an observer it looks like something between herding feral cats and water droplets in a hot skillet. But,

the laughter and oohs and ahhs tell the bigger story. This community is blessed with the Clevengers and their continued efforts to teach of a life that

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April 2019

CALDWELL STUDENTS WIN AGAIN AND INVITED TO NATIONALS Five 6th graders and 5 teams of Vision Charter School juniors and seniors competed in the Invent Idaho State competition on March 2, 2019 at the University of Idaho in Moscow. We are proud to announce that many of our students received prizes with four students invited to attend the National Invention Convention in Michigan the end of May 2019. The awards winners: Best of Category for Adaptation 1st-12th grade - Breanna Green; 2nd place for Grades 5th-6th Non-working Model: Morgan Bingham and Danya Chirinos; Best of Show and 1st place for Working Model 5th-12th grade: Jolie Martin; 1st place for HS Non-working Model: Makindra Green and Kaitlyn Hansen. Breanna Green, Morgan Bingham, Danya Chirinos, and Jolie Martin were all invited to attend the

by Sheree Boothby, Executive Assistant Vision Charter School National competition in May 2019. In addition to receiving prizes, Breanna Green and Jolie Martin were both awarded $500 scholarships to use towards their costs of attending Nationals. Jolie Martin also received the money to have a patent search conducted for her working model. Mrs. Becky Mitchell, HS coach and 2018 Idaho Teacher of the Year, reflected about the season “It was exciting to see students develop their innovations and learn about the engineering process as part of Invent Idaho. We will participate every year!” All students who are attending the National convention are participating in fundraising efforts to raise the funds to attend. If you are interested in donating, please contact Vision Charter School at 208-455- L TO R: Jolie Martin, Danya Chirinos, Morgan Bingham, 9220 for more information. Breanna Green, Makindra Green

Elementary Students Recognized for Great Save of Caldwell Man

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There are so many things about Springtime to love, that we sometimes get complacent about the reasons we feel so good when the sun comes out, the temperature warms, and green replaces brown. For example, did you know we are safer in Spring? Studies show that as soon as the days grow longer and there’s more daylight at the end (thank you Daylight Saving Time) crime rates drop a bit; there is less time dur-

ing the day for after hours shenanigans. Also, Spring brings sunshine and those who suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder start feeling the serotonin and Vitamin D picking them up. As grass and plants and trees green up and leaf out, the air gets cleaner and healthier for us to breathe! Even if you trade that for allergies, there are allergy meds to help, but no meds to help clean the air! Many animals give birth in Spring, so baby lambs,

goats, calves, foals, and all manner of wild animals abound in the rural areas. It is always fun to see baby lambs bouncing around in green pastures this time of year. In Springtime we feel better about getting outside. We trim and weed and walk places we might not during the hot summer or cold winter. Plants begin to flower and it colors the gray and brown away. Forsythia, daffodils, tulips, grape hya Continued on page 17

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Caldwell Presbyterians Welcome New Pastor


Interim Pastor Ehud Garcia (left) introduces J. David Moody to the congregation of Caldwell Presbyterian Church (EPC) during his visit to the church in January.

J. David Moody, new pastor of Caldwell Presbyterian Church (EPC)

Main entrance of Caldwell Presbyterian Church (EPC) faces South 7th Avenue on the corner of 7th and Everett Streets in Caldwell (603 Everett).

The Sanctuary of Caldwell Presbyterian Church (EPC) at Eastertime

On Sunday, March 24th, members of Caldwell Presbyterian Church (EPC) welcomed J. David Moody as their new Pastor after a year-and-a-half long search conducted by the congregation’s Pastor Search Committee led by Todd Marshall. David comes to Caldwell Presbyterian after serving for eight-and-a-half years as Associate Pastor for discipleship and outreach at Fairbanks Presbyterian Church in Fairbanks, Alaska. Prior to that, he served for eight years as senior Pastor at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Illinois. He

earned a Bachelors of History degree, and while attending an Urbana Conference, he became deeply interested in mission work. He joined the Caleb project, a mobilization agency for missionaries, where he met his wife, Barb. For seven years, they spent time doing mission work in north India and central Asia. Dave went on to earn a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was ordained as a minister and received his first call to serve in 2002. Caldwell Presbyterian (EPC) was formed in 2013. Aaron Beaty was the

first pastor of this new church. When Beaty was called to serve as Pastor of Peace Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the Session of Caldwell Presbyterian Church called Dr. Ehud M. Garcia to serve as Interim Pastor, a position he held for a yearand-a-half. Garcia has been called to serve as Pastor of Okanogan Presbyterian (EPC) in Okanogan, Washington. Worship services alternate weekly between Traditional and Praise, and begin at 11 A.M. every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sun-

day of each month. Sunday School is available to people of all ages beginning at 9:45 AM every Sunday. Caldwell Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of 7th and Everett Streets in Caldwell. For more information, readers are invited to call the church office at 208-453-1819 during office hours Monday through Thursday, or to visit their Facebook page at Caldwell Presbyterian Church - EPC. Information about the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) denomination can be found at www.EPC.org.

Hidden Treasures While looking through old photos at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Alan Kerrick (managing partner) came across a photo that caught his attention dated 1942. At that time the Caldwell First Christian Church men’s bible study group used Dakan Funeral Chapel to seat their largely attended men’s bible study. The front row of the photo seated with a small boy on his lap was Alan Kerrick’s grandfather, Pete Olesen. The Dakan family lived at the chapel, making the green grass surrounding the building, Jim Dakan’s play area. When the men would gath-

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er together Jim would run up to Pete and ask him for gum. The men gathered for their photo while Jim Dakan played in his yard, which lead to Jim joining them for a photo. Little treasures just tucked away and had to share it with you all. If you have any old photos we would love to publish them. Dakan Funeral Chapel is currently in search of a photo of their first hearse that was horse drawn. Please feel free to contact, Chantele Hensel at 208-8996374 or email chantele.hensel@ caldwellperspective.com.

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Welcome to the Fifteenth Annual Prayer Walk for our wonderful city of Caldwell and surrounding communities! I invite you and your people to come and pray with fellow Christians in our area on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at the Caldwell Memorial Park on Kimball St., at 3 p.m. The walk takes approximately one hour and ten minutes. People may remain at the park and pray. Afterwards, we’ll have a Potluck dinner at the band shell. Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring salads and/or desserts. Many wonderful things are already happening: for the fifth year Compassion Clinic was held at the Canyon Springs High School in Caldwell last fall for our community people who needed dental, medical attention, prayer, social services, haircuts, and many other things. Many people came to be served and many volunteers from the churches came to serve. A great big THANK YOU goes out to all those who served. Also, a fellow is working with Youth For Christ at the Canyon Springs High School mentoring students, serving dinners once a month to those in need, giving out hygiene, cleaning supplies, clothing and he started Grace Lutheran Church Backyard a Youth Bible Study; a popcorn 2700 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell ministry to schoolkids, Toys for Tots, youth and others helping older people raking leaves, painting houses, Pastors getting Saturday, April 27, 2019 together once a week for fellow10 a.m.-3 p.m. ship and prayer time, helping kids get to church camps, having Vacation Bible Schools and many other things you all do for the community. Thank you all very, very much! Also, new businesses have Our Caldwell Friends and Neighbors-Come Sell and Shop! come to Caldwell to give people Bring all those crafts you have been working on for all to admire. Clean out jobs as Caldwell is growing. those attics and closets and bring your treasures for others to browse. Praise God! The plaza is built LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS and a theatre to give people Call Colleen 701-570-1517 ON SITE: things to do to promote commuor text Linda at 208-989-5374 nity unity. God bless all of you Big Daddy BBQ For more information call the for all that you do for Caldwell Off The Grid Pizza & Burgers church at 208-459-4191 and beyond. See you at the Double Decker Espresso Bus walk! Joy in Jesus!

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Her name is Clara. She is 18 months old and our last grandchild. Clara is a busy kid. If she’s not operating her toy vacuum cleaner, she’s dusting the walls, dancing to a Wiggles DVD, standing on a garbage can in the pantry to reach a higher shelf, dancing on (and sometimes falling off) the 16-inch wide table behind the sofa, reorganizing the refrigerator, pushing the cat around

the room in a cardboard box or going down the slide at the park 23 times without stopping. She is the definition of perpetual motion. Clara’s paternal grandmother, Shirley, watches her two days a week. Her maternal grandma, Sara, watches her two days a week and her Dad watches her on Friday. Of course her Mom is there before and after work and on the weekends.

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cinth, are all either blooming now or just ready to bloom. The color splashes lift the spirits and even though it’s a quick lift, it is a lift, nevertheless. Spring is also Prom time. Most area high schools will engage in the age old tradition of holding their last big formal dance of the school year, and thousands of young women will be shopping for the perfect prom dresses. I recently had opportunity to shop with my granddaughter who is a junior at a local high school. It’s been a

few years (decades) since I store shopped for a formal dress with a young lady. After a few hours, several stores, and a boatload of dresses, we (the entire throng of mothers waiting for daughters to float in and out of the store dressing rooms while they sat assembled) knew immediately when THE DRESS was found. Butter yellow, simple in its retro satin design, with bejeweled pockets. Perfect fit, perfect color, perfect smile on a sweet girl’s face, and a chorus of “ooh” and “ahhh” from total strangers

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O’Brien Potato Casserole for Easter!

by Leora Summers This recipe is a great side dish for your Easter family dinner. I do not remember where I found this, but it is a family favorite of all my siblings. It truly makes the meal extra special! Whenever we have a family get-together, we all bring a side dish to complete the meal. In a group email sent to the invited participants, the hostess asks who will be attending and she then lists what she wants to be served for the meal with quantities. The participants “reply all” telling which item they will be bringing so everyone knows and there are no duplicates and the meal will then be complete with all items. This takes the burden off the hostess, who usually cooks the main dish. This potato dish goes so well with your Easter ham. Add baked beans, a green salad and rolls for the main course. Also don’t forget to add deviled eggs from all those Easter eggs and perhaps a marshmallow Jell-O salad along with your favorite dessert. Ingredients On the stove… 2 pkgs. Frozen O’Brien potaMelt ½ cup butter or margarine toes Saute ½ cup of diced onions 2 cups shredded cheddar Mix in 16 oz sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom Pour over the top of baking 1 can cream of chicken pan of potato mixture 1 cup of cubed ham (optional, Crush potato chips or cornbut delicious!) flakes or “French’s Crispy Mix together and spread in a Fried Onions” and sprinkle baking dish over the top of the casserole. In the oven....Cook at 350 degrees for anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hr. and 45 minutes. Check to see if potatoes are tender before taking out of oven and see if the mixture on top bubbles. You may have to cook it more or less.Have a blessed Easter and enjoy it with family and friends!

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT! Caldwell Centennial Band practicing Photo: Director Cody Peterman directing “Selections from Mary Poppins” with the Caldwell Centennial Band readying them for their upcoming concert on April 29th. Caldwell Centennial Band was caught practicing in their Jewett bandroom for their upcoming “Spring Fling Concert!” It is amazing how this band seems to grow through the years since its inception in 1990 with its ever-changing body of members. From its meek beginning with about

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14-16 members to today with about 60 folks from all walks of life and ages from teens to some in their 80s, making music together. It’s all about the music and coming together to make a great sound! These folks come from all over Treasure Valley every Monday night to practice for their spring concert in Jewett, their free summer concert series at Memorial Park in Caldwell and their Christmas concert with only the month of September off. This upcoming concert will

feature a great variety of music including music from movies like Mary Poppins, Around the World in 80 Days, and Shanandoah, and TV themes like “Coach,” mixed with some great swing music, pop music, some band classics with a march thrown in and with a great standard sung by our great vocalist, Jeannie Marie. So mark your calendars for April 29th, 7:30pm, at Jewett, to kick in the spring! Tickets at the door and kids ages 6 and under are free.

submarine in history. Its success led to other navies also purchasing the designs including Japan and the United Kingdom where five ‘Holland Class’ submarines were commissioned. James Martin: Engineer James Martin from Crossgar in County Down made the first successful test of an aircraft ejector seat in January 1945 when Bernard Lynch successfully ejected. The Martin-Baker ejector seat went into production soon afterwards and to date has saved more than seven thousand lives around the world. Cynthia Longfield: Cork woman Cynthia Longfield became known as “Madame Dragonfly” thanks to her adventurous career as a globetrotting entomologist. She collected specimens all around the world discovering several new species and became a leading authority on Dragonflies. She became an honorary associate of the Natu-

ral History Museum in London where much of her work is catalogued. Eileen Marie Collins: Proud Irish American Eileen Marie Collins became the first female space shuttle commander aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1999. Eileen also piloted the space shuttle Discovery in 1995 and the Atlantis in 1997. During her final mission in 2005 on Discovery she became the first pilot to manoeuvre a shuttle through a 360-degree roll. Ninette de Valois: Ninette de Valois was the stage name of Edris Stannus from Blessington, County Wicklow. When injury cut her career as a ballet dancer short she formed her own ballet company performing in Dublin and London. The company she formed at the Sadler’s Wells theatre in London would go on to become the England’s national ballet company, the Royal Ballet. Bram Stoker: Dublin-born writer Bram Stoker will forever be remembered for writing Dracula, first published in 1897. It was immediately successful and has continued to grow in popularity ever since its publication. Dracula has become the most successful horror novel in history and one of the most adapted and influential works of any genre. Nellie Bly: Irish American Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, better known by her pen name of Nellie Bly, was a pioneering investigative reporter. She became world-famous in 1889 when she successfully embarked on a round-the-world trip with the aim of beating the fictitious Around the World in Eighty Days achieved by Phileas Fogg. What have the Irish ever done for us? Is available in all good bookshops or online at www. currachbooks.com.

What have the Irish done for us?

vid Forsythe does exactly that. The book from Currach Books features wonderful illustrations by Alba Esteban and details the achievements and contributions of numerous Irish people all around the world. Here we get

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Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock Him and kill Him. On the third day He will rise again.” Luke 18: 31-34

Easter Sunrise Service On Lizard Butte Parking is on the North side of the butte. Plan to get there early so that you can have time to park and hike up the butte to the service area. Dress warmly and bring blankets! You can bring chairs, but remember it is the side of a rocky mountain.

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:2-6 208-614-075 • 1219 S. Kimball Ave.Caldwell, ID 83605

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The Lizard Butte Easter Sunrise committee have been raising funds to put a permanent roof on the platform. If you or your business would like to make a donation, or if you would like to join the committee, please email LizardButteSunrise@yahoo.com

www.newlifebiblefellowship.com April 21st Easter Celebration 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available during both services. Adult & Youth Sunday School 9 a.m. Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.

Please join us on Easter Sunday 10:00 AM: Easter Brunch 10:45 AM: Easter Worship Celebration 1:00 PM: Esperanza en Cristo ~ (servicio en espanol)

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