August 2016 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Twenty-One


Centennial Band “More Cowbell!”

Ferro Goes To Space Camp

Curing The Big Stink

Saratoga Then and Tomorrow

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by Leora Summers, Editor

Dr. Ted Colwell Retires!

by Leora Summers, Editor

Shaw Cattle Company, 2016 Seedstock Producer of the Year

Press Release-Shaw Cattle Co., Caldwell, Idaho

Shaw Cattle Company of Caldwell was named the 2016 Seedstock Producer of the Year by the BIF (Beef Improvement Federation). It is a generational beef operation that manages Hereford, Angus and Red Angus herds in a diversified system of irrigated rotational grazing, maximizing forage resources and beef cattle genetics. For the Seedstock Producer of the Year winner, it all began with one Hereford heifer in 1946. Today, Shaw Cattle Co. maintains more than 1,500 registered cows Photo by Angus Media staff provided courtesy of encompassing the three breeds. Shaw Cattle Company members L to R: Wes Ishmael, Tucker Shaw, Angie Shaw, Cleo The Shaw family works together to Shaw, Greg Shaw, Janel Shaw, Sam Shaw, Craig Bieber and Marty Ropp. improve the cow herd through the diligent selection of breed-leading genetics with a keen eye toward performance, science and technology. Today, the third and fourth generations are continuing the tradition of raising reputable performance cattle.

CPD Swears in New Officers

by Leora Summers, Editor

Congratulations to the newest Caldwell Police Department officers who were sworn in by City Clerk, Debbie Guyer, on July 18th. They are from left to right: Robert Heaton, Chad Vannucci, Greg Wanous, and Max Boots. The CPD welcomes you to their family and we welcome you to our community.

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For a girl like 21 year old Lucy Pesina to be the recipient of such love was foreign territory to her. She told a group of about 250 people who gathered at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho on July 27th during a Benefit Dinner and Concert to help her family defray expenses, due to her cancer treatments, that she grew up in a home where “giving back” and volunteering was ingrained in her through her single mother’s example. She said though her family never had much, they always had fun. They made their own fun doing things together. Lucy, was diagnosed with Stage IV, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this year and it has taken a toll on her and her family. She said some days she feels so bad that she just doesn’t want to go on, but seeing all this show of love gives her what it takes to push on through it all. Lucy told the group, “You are my superheros!” For her mother, Marisela Pesina, the evening was one of the best memories of her life. Now that the event is over she said, “Many times I have felt alone but my God has always been with me. And now I think of all of you last night....and words can’t even describe my gratitude. We reached maximum capacity, yes, we sold out! Grandma Lucy Pesina (seated) and her mom Marisela Maria asked, ‘Everyone is here for Lucy?’ Yes grandma, they are.” The day after the concert, Lucy went in for her seventh chemo treatment of twelve. She is past the halfway point. Mama Marisela said that most Wednesdays before chemo, Lucy is extremely anxious and nervous. There were at least five hours yesterday (day of the fundraiser) that chemo did not cross her mind, because of you (all who attended)! Once again, muchísimas gracias, we love you!! If you were unable to go to the fundraiser for this Caldwell gal and her family and wish to make a contribution, a bank account has been set up at D.L. Evans Bank in the name of: Lupe Rodriguez FBO Lucy Pesina.

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Dr. Ted Colwell (center) visiting with Maureen Frisbee (left) with his wife Mary (right) by his side during the party.

On July 7th, a retirement party was held at WVMC to honor the career of retiring physician, Dr. Ted Colwell. Dr. Colwell has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in our area for 34 years! He told the group, “Thanks for the Memories,” and said that he worked with a fantastic group of people. WVMC’s CEO, Betsy Hunsicker, told the group that this was not a “goodbye, but a celebration.” Dr. Colwell will continue to do some part-time work with his group and the hospital. About 100 friends and co-workers attended the event, but it was noted that if all the babies, now grown up, whom Ted delivered during his career attended, they would have had to rent the Taco Bell Arena, because there would have been over 7,000 people there. A few facts about the man. Did you know that Ted sang with the group, “Up with People” from 1965-67, finishing his high school diploma via correspondence? That was also the time where and when he met his wife Mary. He is still active with that group today, continuing to spread their good will. In 1967, he was drafted and went to Vietnam as a “forward observer.” His job was to identify enemy artillery coordinates to tell the U.S. military stationed there, where and when to send in their artillery. He started out as a second lieutenant and later became an executive officer with

100 men in his command. After 10 months at war, he came home with 5 Bronze Stars, 2 Army Commendation Medals, a Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He married Mary in 1969 and together they have gone to visit Viet Nam later in life. After Vietnam, Ted went to UCLA as a pre-med student, then on to UC Davis for medical school followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento. After residency, he and Mary moved to Caldwell, where he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 34 years. Ted has been instrumental in shaping Caldwell’s obstetrics program into what it is today. He has helped train family practice resident physicians, giving them experience in obstetrics and gynecology. At one time he was even voted as the “Best Ob/GYN in the West” by Ladies Home Journal. On top of all this, Ted volunteers his time on the CFEO (Caldwell Foundation of Education Opportunity) Board and has volunteered his medical expertise through his church, going on medical missions around the world. He participates in a contemporary worship band at his church, playing the guitar. Congratulations to an amazing man who used and continues to use his talents to improve our community and world.

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Every Mon: (ex 8/13) 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: (ex 8/13) 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Mon: (ex 8/13) 1 PM Line Dancing Every Tue: (ex 8/14) 9 AM Art Group Every Tue: 1 PM pinochle Every Tue: 5 PM Bingo Every Wed: 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitters Every Wed: 7 PM Square Dancing Every Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: 10 AM Fit and Fall Class Every Fri: 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: (ex 8/10) 6 PM Friday Night Dance Library 459-3242 Closed Sundays August Every Fri: 10 AM Tai Chi Fit and Fall Class 880-9855 Every Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30-10:30 AM Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 3320 S. Montana. Caldwell Farmer’s Market Every Wed: 3-7 PM Corner Kimball/Arthur St., Caldwell Rambler’s RV Club 2nd Wed of Month, 5:30 PM-Dinner, 6 PM-Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S. 21st Ave., Ray (208) 697-1357 SCHOOL REGISTRATION For Vallivue School District-New Student Registration Dates, go to: and check their registration information. For Caldwell School District-Student Registration Dates, go to: and check their registration information. August 1 9 AM: Swim Lessons session 5 begins, Municipal Pool. 10 AM: Gymnastics begins for month, YMCA. 6 PM: Karate begins for month, YMCA. 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. August 2 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Lunch sponsored by City of Caldwell, C of I, Simplot Dining Hall, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. 6:30 PM: Cyber Safety, Caldwell Library. August 3 Caldwell School District Student Registration Day 4-7 PM: Sandy Kershner, author of Bronco Billy, Meet & Greet at Rubaiyat. 7 PM: Trivia night, Birdstop.

Calendar of Events August 4 6:30 PM: Board Meeting, Caldwell Library. August 5 4:30-5:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting-Salon Elevation, 718 Main St., Maddys Plaza. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings, Orphan Annies. August 6 7 PM: Jake Leg Blues Band, Birdstop. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings, Orphan Annies. August 8 Power of Pink Walk/Run signup deadline. 2 PM: Page Turners, Caldwell Library. 6 PM: Vallivue School District School Board Meeting, 5207 S. Montana, Caldwell. 7 PM: Caldwell School District School Board Meeting, 1502 Fillmore St., Caldwell. 6-7 PM: CURA Budget Workshop, CPD Community Room, \110 S. 5th Ave. 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Concert, Caldwell Memorial Park, bring lawn chairs & Friends. Free event! August 10 7 PM: Trivia Night, Birdstop. August 11 2 PM: Thursday Afternoon Read, Caldwell Library. 4-6:30 PM: Business After Hours sponsored by Indian Creek Steakhouse, 711 Main St. 7 PM: Yoga in the Park, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: Fit n’ Fall, Caldwell Library. 7 PM: SIBA presents, “The Opportunity of a Lifetime – Training Philippine Eagles and Helping the Cause to Save Them from Extinction” by Joe and Cordi Atkinson at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd, Nampa (corner of Indiana/Roosevelt, south of Hwy 55). Public Invited. August 12 5-10 PM: Blues on the Banks, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 21 & up. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings, Orphan Annies. August 13 8:15-10 AM: Power of Pink Walk/Run, Caldwell Night Rodeo grounds. 9 AM-2 PM: Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Community Council of Idaho, $75 per player, includes registration, green fee, lunch & t-shirt, purpose. 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings, Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Ira Dean, Indian Creek Steakhouse, tickets available at Restaurant. August 15 7 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave.

August 16 6:30-9:30 AM: 82nd Annual Buckaroo Breakfast, Caldwell Event Center, 2207 Blaine St. 5:30-7:30 PM: Kiwanis Chuckwagon, Dakan Park, corner of Everett & Kimball. 6-10 PM: Caldwell Night Rodeo, Family Night. August 17 Caldwell School District First Day of School 11 AM-5 PM: Movie Marathon, Cool Runnings, Miracle & Unbroken, Caldwell Library. 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, corner of Arthur & Kimball. 6-10 PM: Caldwell Night Rodeo, Man up Crusade/Family Night. 7 PM: Trivia Night, Birdstop. 7 PM: CPL Writers’ Club, Caldwell Library. August 18 6-10 PM: Caldwell Night Rodeo, Power of Pink. 7 PM: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club, Library. August 19 6-10 PM: Caldwell Night Rodeo, Patriot Night. 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings, Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Country Gold, Indian Creek Steakhouse. August 20 1-4 PM: Caldwell Senior Center 40th Anniversary. 2-6 PM: Wine Festival featuring vineyards of the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, Caldwell Train Depot, tickets 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie: Angry Birds, Caldwell Library. 6-10 PM: Caldwell Night Rodeo, Championship Night & Queen Coronation. 7 PM: Rod Dyer sings, Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Country Gold, Indian Creek Steakhouse. August 22 6-8 PM: CURA Special Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S. 5th Ave. 7 PM: Pop Culture Club, Caldwell Library. 7:30 PM: Caldwell Centennial Band Concert, Caldwell Memorial Park, bring lawn chairs & Friends. Free event! August 24 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect at Caxtons, 213 Main St. 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, corner of Arthur & Main. 7 PM: Trivia Night, Birdstop. 7 PM: Adult Coloring, Caldwell Library. August 26 6-9 PM: Canyon Acoustic Music Festival, fundraiser for Advocates Against Family Violence, Memorial Park Bandshell. Family friendly, FREE event! 7 PM: Jeannie Marie sings, Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Country Gold, Indian Creek Steakhouse.

August 2016 August 27 6-9 PM: Canyon Acoustic Music Festival, fundraiser for Advocates Against Family Violence, Memorial Park Bandshell. Family friendly, FREE event! 7 PM: Dee Hisel sings, Orphan Annies. 8 PM: Country Gold, Indian Creek Steakhouse. August 29 Vallivue School District First Day of School August 31 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market, corner of Arthur & Kimball. 7 PM: Trivia Night, Birdstop.

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Our Community

Caldwell’s Centennial Band Plays for Community!

by Leora Summers, Editor

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With 3 concerts down, there are two more free concerts to go. The June 27th concert was a toasty 100 degree day and then during the July 11th concert, concert goers wore jackets! You never know with this funky summer weather, but no matter rain or shine, the band plays on. On August 8th, you can look forward to hearing some Gershwin, some marches, maybe “In the Mood” if the band is in the mood, some Disney classics, and my personal favorite, “More Cowbell,” and others! And then on August 22nd, you might hear some standards like “New York, New York,” a little Cole Porter, “Holiday for Winds,” more marches, “Pirates of the Caribbean” if you are lucky, and more. So mark your calendars for a fun old fashioned summertime concert in Memorial Park at the band shell. Bring your folding chairs and bring your family and friends. What else do you have to do on a Monday evening anyway?

Veterans’ Memorial Hall Update

We are making steady progress toward the completion of the Veterans’ Memorial Hall. The Project has made significant progress in the past four months. A number of volunteer teams have gone above and beyond the expectations of average volunteers. Larry Amman, with the assistance of veteran volunteers, installed all of the underground plumbing, got it inspected and covered. He is now working on the utilities under the patio floor that include the rain gutters, downspouts and French drains. We are very lucky to have a skilled and talented professional like Larry on the team. Mike Dittenber, Director of the Caldwell Housing Authority, made Hector Sanchez, a skilled concrete technician, available to install the concrete in the dining room. The new concrete floor replaced degraded concrete and enabled us to proceed with wall construction, and insulation, plumbing and wiring installation. Electricians from Boise IBEW Local 291 have installed a large portion of the electrical

infrastructure. Under the professional leadership of Mark Saleski, Kelly Lamp and Herb Churruca, the electrical components are being installed efficiently and effectively. What a pleasure to watch these skilled and talented electricians work. Many thanks to Local 291 for all of their hard work and contribution. Art, Brent and Jeff Solis, of ASC Construction, Inc. have given us enormous support in a number of ways. They have volunteered materials, personnel and equipment to assist in the construction of supporting walls and columns, and concrete floor placement. They are very patient in dealing with the unknown and unexpected conditions that occur in the remodeling of a 103 year-old building. We would not be at this point in our construction schedule without the unwavering support of the ASC team. James Kremer, Josh Murphy and a few other carpenters have completed the upper level framing and soon will continue the wall framing in the basement. It is a joy to watch this team of carpenters do

YMCA Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

Caldwell Senior Center

Veteran’s Corner

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August 27 11 AM-8 PM Music, Vendors & More!

by Shellye Wilson, Branch Administrator

Congratulations to Alex Zamora, who was named the Caldwell YMCA’s Volunteer of the year. He was recognized at the Treasure Valley YMCA’s Annual meeting held in Boise and was presented a plaque at the recent Annual Campaign Victory Celebration held at Jolts & Juice Company in Caldwell. You can catch Alex volunteering at the Caldwell Y in many different roles. For the last two years, he has served as the Annual Campaign Chair and Co-chair. He serves on the Treasure Valley YMCA’s Board of Directors, and on many evenings, you can also catch him taking, and sometimes teaching, an exercise class here at the Y. You might wonder what drives Alex to give of his many talents to the YMCA? Alex says, “I enjoy being in the facility and seeing so many Erik Bullock/Executive Director (center) and Amanda Schmierer/ people engaged in various activities that help them Volunteer Services Coordinator (right) looking over Alex Zamora’s Caldwell YMCA 2016 Volunteer of the Year plaque at Jolts & Juice be healthier, both physically and socially.” Outside Company in Caldwell. of the Y, he has volunteered for other non-profits and worthy causes. `His most recent worthy cause is his involvement with the new YMCA volunteer committee called “Togetherhood.” He is actively forming the Committee and is the current chairman. Togetherhood is the YUSA’s signature social responsibility program. It is volunteer-driven and supported by the Caldwell Y’s Volunteer Services Coordinator, Amanda Schmierer. The committee will take on projects that benefit the community. “We hope to complete one by John Muirhead, Chairman project every three months,” Amanda says. By design, the projects their work. It is obvious that they will demonstrate the Y character values, promote cultural diversity, have been working together for and increase community exposure to the Y, all while meeting needs a long time and they really know in our town. Alex hopes that Togetherhood will increase the Y’s presence in different parts of the community. Anyone who has ideas what they are doing. We owe a special thanks to for projects for the new Committee, are encouraged to call Amanda Sheriff Donahue and his SILD Schmierer at 459-2498 ext. 694. (Sheriff Inmate Labor Detail) team for their continuing support. Corporal Craig Leonard, and Deputies Ken Hollis and James 1009 Everett Street Anderson have been extremely Caldwell accommodating in providing us SILD labor when we need it and when it is available. Our progress is most certainly a tribute to Sheriff Donahue’s SILD We are actually ahead of schedule and have completed all of the underground utilities inside the building and connected those utilities to the city services. Community In concert with local Open House 016 ears businesses, we have secured 6-2 Saturday, August 20th 197 ng 40 Y rs the necessary building permits 2016 nio rati to continue with our near-term 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. leb ing Se e C v projects. The Caldwell Building Ser Department has been absolutely terrific in quickly turning around plans submitted for approval and conducting inspections. What a great team of professionals! Sponsored by the Caldwell Veterans Council

FREE Concert open to the public!

August 26


by Shellye Wilson

August 2016



We will be filling the Caldwell Memorial Park Bandshell area with Live Music from some wonderful singers & song writers. Americana folk & pop, original songs, blue grass, country & very light rock n’ roll. Great variety of OVER 120+ VENDORS, including farmer’s market style vendors. Something for the whole family!

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The past couple of months have been very busy at the Veterans Memorial Hall and July might have topped all of our records to date. The patio and elevator foundations have been installed, the stucco repairs on the outside to the building are nearing completion, carpenters have built the walls to create the restrooms in the basement and the structural support walls. Hats off to Larry Kelly, Avel Rodriguez and Gary White Jr. for their hard work to paint the building cornice and building name on the front. Herb Churruca and Warren Burch have been very successful in acquiring material donations from local businesses for everything from lunches to electrical supplies and lumber. What a great team! Thank you to the Kiwanis AKtion Club for their gracious donation!

Local Veteran’s Organizations

Carrie L French, Chapter 1, Disabled American Veterans. 2nd Tuesday every month at 7 pm, Train Depot, 701 Main Street, Caldwell, Service Officer – Norman Geyer, (208) 405-9384 Loren M Trotter, Post 35, American Legion. 2nd Monday every month at 7 pm. Social Meeting, 4th Monday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605 Service Officer – Gary White, (208) 608-4891. LT Leighton D Patterson, Post 3886, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 2nd Thursday every month at 7 pm. 1112 Main Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

We are currently raising funds to buy an elevator to better serve our disabled and elderly veterans. More information, visit or mail; CVMH, PO Box 1535, Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

Our Community


Odd Fellows Support Library Program

by Randall Wallace

by Jeff Mann, Odd Fellows

August 2016

Good Job Caldwell! Keep on booking!

You can always donate your gently used children’s books as the need is continuous. It is the “Never Ending Story,” as they are given to the kids in our own schools. So look around the house and if your kid books are no longer being used, bring them down to our office, 217 South 9th Ave., in Caldwell and put them in the receptacle outside our door. In late June, Diane Schwartz of “Book It Forward! Idaho,” told me that she was coming to pick up books from the receptacle. I was

by Leora Summers

nervous that maybe we didn’t have many books for her to pick up. When I tried to open it with my key, I couldn’t turn the key at all and thought that maybe the new key just wasn’t working. Then I decided to look down the chute. I’ll be darned if it was totally plugged up to the top with books, so I had Michael Hensel help me tip the receptacle to the back so the pressure would be off the lock bar so it could turn. We unloaded a bunch and put them in boxes in our office. When Diane came to pick up the books, we had collected over 200 books from our generous community.

Migrant Summer School benefits from “Book It Forward! Idaho” L to R: Diane Schwartz (Book It), Dalila Martinez and Delores Madrigal (both Migrant Summer School Program)

Caldwell Odd Fellows Lodge #10 donated $500.00 to the Caldwell Public Library’s Summer Reading program. Youth activities supervisor Fiona May accepted the donation. The Caldwell Lodge has been donating to this program for many years.

On July 7th, Diane delivered about 575 books (Caldwell’s donation among them) to Dalila Martinez/LEP (Limited English Proficiency) Migrant Director and Delores Madrigal/Migrant Liaison at Lewis and Clark Elementary for Caldwell School District’s Migrant Summer School. Most of the books collected at our office in June went to this program. The Migrant Summer School program has 148 students, preschool

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kids through 6th grade. For the most part, these students are mobile or homeless. Last year, this program gave each child about 9 books to take with them when they left the program. The program, funded by a grant, provides access to resources not usually available to these kids, like swimming lessons and many others. It is an invitation only program, where students are selected and invited to attend.

Migrant Summer School Provides Opportunities

The purpose of the MEP (Migrant Education Program) is: to provide appropriate educational services; give the opportunity to meet the same challenging standards as others; to design programs to help migratory children overcome (academic, cultural, and language barriers, social isolation, health-related problems, and other factors that hinder academic achievement); to prepare for a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment; and to ensure benefit from reforms. The goals of the (migrant education program) are: school readiness; math and reading proficiency; and to ensure high school graduation.

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L to R: Jeff Mann (Noble Grand), Fiona May (Library), Glen Shultz (Vice Grand) and Stephen Mann (Treasurer) during the check presentation from Caldwell Odd Fellows members.

by Dalila Martinez, CSD Migrant and LEP Director

Summer school is a resource to address those goals. It focuses on math, reading, writing and healthy life style with classes that are rich with visuals and vocabulary with many opportunities to practice the English language. Drama classes are offered to build expressive language skills. We also encourage cultural activities to build selfawareness and self-identity. Healthy lifestyle classes are through the Caldwell YMCA, Classes with the U of I extension 4-H Healthy living and Robotics groups. Caldwell YMCA offers free swim lessons and the Canyon bike Project gives free bikes to students. Safety resources from Child

Injury Prevention St. Luke’s Children’s Josie Bryan provide helmets and bike training. Free eye screening is provided by Dr. Adam Heiner of Nampa Family Eye Care. Dr. Heiner generously provided families in need with free exams and glasses. Southwest District Health gave free dental checks and fluoride treatments. Books were donated by Book it Forward! Idaho and free bilingual books were donated from Ready! for Kindergarten & Read Up! to provide materials for school readiness, reading and math. Editor’s Note: It’s this “partnering” that makes programs like this a success. Thanks to all who helped.

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Our Community

August 2016 by Steve Fultz, Caldwell Economic Development

development of new manufacturing facilities in the Sky Ranch area. New industrial spec space is currently underway by Pride LLC and Strider Group. Progress continues with American Food Equipment Company, with projected opening this Fall. In addition, look for another significant industrial announcements to Caldwell in the coming weeks. On the commercial side, progress continues with retail. The new Wal-Mart at Ustick and 10th continues, with a projected opening later this summer. Also, the Starbucks (to be located at Cleveland and E. Linden) has submitted their construction documents to the city for review and approval. The City, along with a partnership with Strider Group has contracted with the Buxton Group in an aggressive effort to recruit more retail to the City of Caldwell. Retail leakage assessments and retail “matches” to fit our community should be completed in the next several weeks. Caldwell is truly on the move...hrough the continued “restlessness” of our partners and our citizens, Caldwell development will continue to progress forward in transfrorming the lives of our citizens.

Sharing the Road with Bicycles

O v e r the July 4th weekend I visited a friend at her workplace, and she had asked what I was up to since we had not seen each other for awhile. I told her about my new position as the Public Safety and Prevention Specialist for the city of Caldwell. “Really?” was her response. She then went into describing a potential risk she sees almost on a daily basis. Motor vehicles parked in the designated bicycle lanes. She then went into detail about how one vehicle had been parked in the same spot for several days, until it was finally towed away. The whole time, her coworker just shook his head in agreement. The following Tuesday, I arrived in my office, and decided to see how I might tackle getting information out to all of the

citizens. My first step was to corner Police Chief Frank Wyant. He briefly confirmed what I had read in section 09-17-35: BICYCLE PATHS, Article 17, Chapter 9, of the City Code. Rather than having everyone trying to Google exactly what is said in this sentence, I thought I might share it with you. The Chief of Police is authorized to designate a side of a road as a bicycle path. Once submitted and approved by the City Council, these portions of the road, can be marked with No Parking signs. What this means in a nutshell, if a bike path is marked with a No Parking sign, you can be fined $10.00 for ignoring this ordinance. So if you do park in these marked lanes, you might receive a pre-made envelope containing the citation. The purpose for these paths is to create a safe area for bicyclists to enjoy the same roads as everyone

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Caldwell on the Move

Progress continues in Sky Ranch and Downtown. Thomas Edison once said that “restlessness is discontent -- and discontent is the first necessity of progress.” The community of Caldwell has been “restless” for some time, and now we are seeing the results of that restlessness in the form of community building progress! Downtown continues to show great progress. With the Business Improvement District petition now signed by more than 50% of the property owners, the development of the programmed Indian Creek Plaza seem imminent. The Plaza, combined with the downtown theater project, the potential for a new hotel, and other private investment interest, all point to a level of progress that we have not seen in downtown Caldwell for decades. While many have provided tirelessly, a special recognition goes to Destination Caldwell and the BID team. A huge thanks to all for this progress in our community. On the basic sector side, development continues to flourish in East Caldwell, with the investment and


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else. But when a person parks in these areas, we create the potential for an accident. This would be just as if someone had parked their car in the traveling lane of the road, and expect the vehicles behind them to travel around, and into the oncoming traffic lane. Although this may not be as hazardous as intersections to the bicyclist, the risk potential is still there. There are probably many near misses that have not been reported. It only takes one near miss, to transform into a fatal accident. “Anything we can do to make it safer for bicyclist, we want to do,” explained Lt. Dave Wright of the Caldwell Police Department, and I for one agree. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us, to help make our city safer. We can start here. Writer’s Note: While writing this article, during lunch, I did witness a contractor working on a house parked between 2 No Parking signs, in a bike lane. The vehicle was less than 15 feet from both.

by Leora Summers, Editor

Community leaders and business owners worked together to create the BID’s (Business Improvement District) tier 1 & 2 assessments for the property owners within the BID area boundaries, which would provide funding for the programming for the proposed plaza. They then created and took a petition to collect signatures for approval to establish that recommended BID. The petition now has enough signatures (over 50% Kelli Jenkins, “This has been a of Caldwell property owners within the proposed BID village effort and boundary) and Destination Caldwell took the next step I am proud to be a part of it!” and created a resolution to authorize the intention to establish the BID in downtown Caldwell. On July 18th, Caldwell City Council passed that resolution and set a public hearing to be held on Monday, August 15th, 7:00pm, at the Caldwell Police Department in the community room to give the public an opportunity to hear the resolution to create the BID and to provide everyone an opportunity to give input. The BID could be officially formed that evening if the council approves the resolution. The creation of the plaza is a private/public partnership with the City of Caldwell, CURA (Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency), and the property owners involved. The City and CURA (public partnership) partnered to provide funds for the bricks, mortar, sewer and water for the plaza. The BID (private partnership) being established will provide the funding for the programming of events and to enhance the safety, cleanliness, image and competitiveness of downtown Caldwell. The plaza site is designated to be at the corner of S. 10th Avenue and Arthur Street (old King’s Department store site). If approved, for the next 90 days the Urban Design Center graduate program based out of Boise would work with property owners, GGLO (plaza design finalist) & the city to develop facade improvement concept drawings for the buildings surrounding the plaza with a completion date for design by the end of October. Then property owners will have a better idea on how to proceed to update their buildings. These are exciting times for Caldwell!

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A number of people in our community hosted the incoming freshman C of I Yote football players to a dinner at their homes on July 9th to welcome to them to Caldwell. David Kerrick (front row, far left) and his wife Juneal hosted this lucky freshmen group of Yotes. Welcome to Caldwell and let the games begin! P.S. Dave sported his PURPLE converse sneakers for the occasion.

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As a native Idahoan and a science educator, it seems appropriate that my summer trip to Space Camp involved bringing potatoes (in the form of Idaho Spuds) into outer space and attempting to “science the heck out of” the experience. Matt Damon would have been so proud of me! Finding out in January that winning State Teacher of the Year from Idaho meant a trip to International Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama made my inner 10-year-old squeal for glee! With financial support from Micron and the Idaho National Lab, I boarded a plane on July 8th to fulfill my nerdiest dreams. Along with 46 other state winners of the Teacher of the Year award as well as colleagues from 15 countries (like New Zealand, Canada, Columbia and Germany) around the world, I spent a glorious week learning everything I could about NASA’s ventures to Earth orbit and beyond. I had the opportunity to act as a Lunar Mission Specialist and assembly a solar panel on a moon base in 1/6 of Earth’s gravity during a simulation. We created a heat-resistant panel for a space shuttle orbiter that could resist the incredible temperatures experienced during re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere in an attempt to save the life of our “eggstronaut” (he did not make it back alive… sorry NASA!). Building and launching rockets came after we met some of the original scientists who worked on building the Redstone and Saturn V rockets that took our astronauts on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. All of these

lesson plans are headed back into my science classroom in Caldwell for some out-of-this-world STEM activities this fall! Space Camp also challenged us, as educators, to get out of our personal comfort zones and try something new. This push often reminded us about how it feels to be a student trying something that does not come easily. Our challenges included zip lining off a 4-story tower, swimming our way out of a crashed helicopter and completing a low-ropes challenge course. One of the highlights of the week was when Margrit von Braun, the daughter of Wernher von Braun asked to meet me personally. Wernher was the aerospace engineer behind the Saturn V rockets and was one of the main reasons that the United States was able to honor President Kennedy’s challenge that we put a man on the moon by 1970. Margrit lives in northern Idaho and was happy to see another Idahoan at the museum honoring her father’s legacy. Coming back home to Earth, and Idaho, was hard but I am eager to continue to collaborate with my STEM friends from all over the world. Spencer from Louisiana

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Melyssa, Lunar Mission Specialist with solar panel.

and I are already making plans to have our 6th graders challenge each other to do the heat-shields experiment and then share data using Skype. Ben from Canada will be sending me some of his updates as he works with the Canadian Space Agency to put their first teacher into space. And best of all, I am totally planning to wear my NASA flight suit on the first day of school next month! Melyssa Ferro is Caldwell School District science teacher at Syringa Middle School, the 2013 Presidential Award Winner for Math and Science Teaching, and the 2016 Idaho State Teacher of the Year!

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Marty Holly, Reagan Rossi and Dr. Charlotte Borst

If I had to describe Marty Holly in three words, they would be: loyal, dedicated, and passionate! I have enjoyed watching him coach basketball at the C of I since the beginning of time. He was truly as much fun to watch as it was to watch his team as they played the game. My husband and I would take bets on how long it would take Marty to “lose the tie” and at what point in the game his shirt would split open at his chest. Now that was passion! He still shows that same passion as he watches both the basketball team and the newly formed football team, which he still occasionally gets called on.

On July 12th, the College of Idaho held a press conference to announce that Marty Holly was stepping down from the Athletic Director position, and that Reagan Rossi would be taking his place. This won’t be much of a change for the college as Marty will now take Reagan’s place as the Assistant Athletic Director. The team remains the same, but the players are trading places. Marty can now do the things he loves most, fundraising and friend-making. He was so excited recently when he received a very large invoice to the department and he was simply able to walk it over to Reagan’s desk and placed it there for her to take care of! Reagan is now “fully baked” and ready to take the reins. She has been nurtured and guided along by Marty as his Assistant Athletic Director. Marty told the crowd that he had been wanting to do this for a while and gave Dr. Charlotte Borst a big thank you for allowing

Holly Trades Places with Rossi! the switch. Dr. Borst reassured the group saying, “I didn’t chase him out! You know you could never chase Marty out of anything!” Marty has been the AD at the C of I for 35 years, the longest that anyone has been an AD in the state of Idaho. Holly told the crowd that to be successful at the C of I, “You have to fall in love with the place. This place is so special to me. This place is unique. It’s unique because of the relationships between the faculty, coaches and students. That’s what makes it successful. Reagan is so qualified, the only one qualified, and she will take us to new places.” Marty will help with the day to day operations, game management, liaison in recruiting athletes, working with faculty with student athletes and will help her rejuvenate the C of I Athletic Hall of Fame. He said, “This is a great day for the C of I and a great day for me. Reagan will get to work with the greatest coaches around here at the C of I.”

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C of I – Back in the Swim with Jim... Everett that is! It just keeps getting better and better at the College of Idaho. It never seems to end. Last month Christine Mabile, swim coach at the C of I, left to become an assistant coach at the University of Missouri and guess who just popped out of the water to take her place? JIM EVERETT! Wow! Now it doesn’t get any better than that! Last December Jim retired from his longtime job as YMCA CEO and wasn’t sure what was next to come in his life and after a brief retirement-POW! Here he is, returning to his true callingcoaching! And the C of I is truly blessed to have a person of Jim’s caliber. Jim spent 41 years working for the “Y” and was involved in the capital campaign for our Treasure Valley Y and worked in some of the best YMCAs in the U.S. He began working as a swim coach, and said, “I have truly come full circle. I began as a swim coach and to have the opportunity to return to this calling is a dream come true!” “I am so excited to coach in such a special place,” Everett said. “I am thankful to (associate athletic director) Marty (Holly)

and Reagan (Rossi) for the opportunity—I know I will learn a lot from them and the rest of this amazing coaching staff. I was blessed to have coaches that had a tremendously positive impact on my life. I want to help provide student-athletes what was given to me in my collegiate swimming career. I am pinching myself that I have the opportunity to have this second calling in life.” Everett has a rich history of experience. According to a press release from the C of I, Jim is a 10-time Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion, three year co-captain, four year Most Valuable Swimmer and the first swimmer inducted into the Albion College Hall of Fame. He previously served as head swim coach at the Marietta YMCA in Ohio and the Boise YMCA, taking both programs to Nationals for the first time. Everett coached multiple athletes who went on to become national champions, including one who was an Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder. “To have a person of Jim Everett’s character become our swim coach is a tremendous coup for the College,” Rossi said. “His passion for the College and his passion for the City of Caldwell is something no one can match. I know that our student-athletes will excel and thrive under Jim’s

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Reagan Rossi told the crowd that her goal was “to not screw it up and not to fix it if it ain’t broken!” She joined the C of I staff in 1995 to assist in reinstating women’s basketball, and then returned in 2001 as the head coach of the women’s basketball team. She had a very successful tenure while in that position through 2014 when she was promoted to associate athletic director. She considers her new position a different kind of coaching career, where instead of coaching her team of ladies, she is now coaching the coaches and athletic staff. Congratulations to both Holly and Rossi, a great team continued! Hey Rossi, “Tag! You’re it!”

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tutelage.” Everett inherits a program on the rise. The Coyote women have placed in the Top-10 at the NAIA Championships in each of the past three seasons, while the men placed tenth at the 2016 national meet. “Christine did a great job in building our swim program,” Everett said. “Our team has set the bar high after a great 201516 season, and I am ready to get to work to prepare for another outstanding season. Helping to develop great human beings is the priority. Fortunately, winning and having athletes swim fast is not in conflict with that priority.” Jim is no stranger to the College of Idaho, having served as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, he has a strong attachment to the place and he “gets it!” And now they’ve got him! Congratulations on a great marriage between the two.

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Hannah Buckendorf, daughter of Madeline and Bill Buckendorf, was the center of attention at a bridal shower held in her honor at her Aunt Mary Lorain’s home. She received many lovely items, but when a

very pretty nightie was opened and shown to the group, one of her relatives told the group that their late Uncle Richard (whom they all loved and missed), were he alive, would have said “That is a beautiful nightie and it will look even more beautiful on the floor!” They all bonded over that one! Hannah graduated from CHS in 2007 and from the C of I in 2011 where she participated and starred in many musical and theatre events. For the past five years, she has been living and working in Seattle, Washington where she met the love of her life, Andrew Hoover, while working as a hostess at Tulio’s restaurant near downtown Seattle where he was a chef. They have cooked up something good and now they

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will be married in Seattle on November 6th. Andrew is presently is a software developer at Netmotion Wireless and Hannah is a DMC Project Coordinator at Axio Research. She is a company member at Ghost Light Theatricals and is also one of the founding members of Spontaneous Human Combustion. They recently performed in Seattle Sketch Fest and were invited to perform at the Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival to be held on Labor Day weekend in Seattle. Bumbershoot is the city’s longest running festival, and is known as the largest single showcase for regional talent. How cool is that! Congratulations to Hannah and Andrew!

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Our city has always had a good relationship with the College of Idaho, but with the inception of football in 2014, our community has financially benefited by the influx of visitors during the home games. Having a college football team has caused a sense of enthusiasm that our city had not seen for a long, long time. It gives community members and visitors a reason to come to Caldwell and to spend their money here. It has been a great financial boom for our community. Marcus Lenhardt #85, Matt Crispo #95, and Coach Mike Moroski Coach Mike Moroski introduced two players from the 2016 football team during the Chamber luncheon. Introduced was Marcus Lenhardt #85, a tight end and a 4th year student from Eagle, ID. He is majoring in business. Also introduced was Matt Crispo #95, a defensive tackle and a 2nd year student from Centerville, UT. He is a nursing major. The community can’t wait for the new season to begin. The Go Purple movement, where people wear purple on the Friday before game day has also created a lot of enthusiasm throughout our community. The first home game will be on the next day, Saturday, September 3rd against Montana Western at Simplot Stadium and will begin at 1pm. So mark your calendars to wear your purple on Friday, September 2nd!

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Scout Troop #505 from the Caldwell 11th Ward along with their leaders, Ty Baker and Gary Blezeard visited the July 5th City Council meeting. They went in part, to earn their “Citizenship in the Community and Communications” badge. A member of the troop lead the “Pledge of Allegiance,” which is always said before any city council meeting. Mayor Nancolas explained the procedures for voting as legislative actions were being presented from the council, telling them that he, as mayor, only gets to vote in the event of a tie and that there are some particular actions where the mayor is not allowed to vote. They learned a little about their city government that night.

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Here we are already; the last full month of summer for 2016. Steelhead season is right around the corner and some of the best bass fishing of the year is in full swing. Whether you are fly fishing or spinner reel fishing, novice or pro, there is plenty of fun to be had in August. Lake Lowell in the early morning and late evening, as the weather is cooler, is a haven for largemouth bass. This predator fish loves to hide amongst rocks and ambush its prey. Some people insist that fishing for bass via boat is best while others insist that fishing from the shore is the best. More often than not, the determining factor for catching or not catching a fish is based on where you can get your line in relationship to the fish. As you get more and more comfortable with a hole, the more able you are to get your line in the correct

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location. Some people’s comfort zone is from a boat while others is from shore. Either way, the bait/ lure can be the same. In muddy areas, movement and shine/ glitter are important. These things will pick up the attention of bass especially during feedings. In more clear water, colors and shape that resemble prey work better. In muddy water, spinners and rattle lures are quick ways to capture the attention of bass due to their movement and vibrations. Keeping them closer to the bottom will be key as navigating closer to the surface in these conditions becomes harder for fish. Worm also becomes a viable source or bait as well as fish are hugging the bottom for their food. Worm however, will lead to some smaller catches during these conditions as well as finding food becomes more difficult. In the more clear water, tube bait or top water bait become very good

bets. Tube bait will appear and act in many ways as a smaller fish. Bass are very aggressive fish and will attack prey that moves quickly away from them. When using tube bait, using short and quick jerking motions with your pole will frequently attract bass. For those who are looking for trout, August holds plenty of fun for you as well. In our rivers and streams, finding some slack water and shaded areas are key. Fish use these places to rest and hide from the heat. Flies work best in these scenarios but during the early portions of the morning and late evening, spinner fishing with small spoons can work wonders. If you are looking to fish in our many lakes and ponds, look for shaded areas or deep areas as fish will be looking to keep cool during the heat of the day. Early mornings and late evening will be standard feed time as the water is cooler and trout will move towards the surface.

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light enough for moving around when full and you could easily stagger plantings for the way you eat, so you harvest a container at a time. I used bigger deeper containers for things like melons and tomatoes, peppers, the deeper rooted plants that also may need support. With a hand truck you can reposition these for more of the right environment as the seasons change. Also with container gardening, you can bring your plants indoors and with lighting and heat keep them growing out of season, protecting them from frost. I grew carrots as well as other things for a local restaurant owner, in containers. I’d grow a lot of containers worth about the size he needed weekly. They stored great in the containers until I needed them. I cut the tops off, dumped the carrots over a screen on a wheel barrel, knocked the soil off to throw back in my compost pile, and usually had about five pounds of fresh crisp carrots. Hope you consider trying a few containers. Until next time, Pat.

Dylan Peters (15 years old) of Troop 18 from Eagle, Idaho, decided that he wanted to do something for veterans for one of his projects to earn his Eagle Scout badge, so he decided to put his efforts into doing something for the Idaho Veterans Garden located at 305 W. Belmont in Caldwell. The Garden had a nice patio and fire pit for veterans to gather and socialize, but it had no shade, so he decided to build a pergola, a shade Scout Dylan Peters with structure to make the area more useable during his organized work force. the summer. He also decided to plant flowers around the garden and main fence for which he also solicited donations. For the pergola, he drew up plans to build the structure, got the permits from the city, then calculated the materials needed, solicited donations of those materials, and organized a workforce consisting of about 3 boys from Boy Scout Troop 18, about 4 cub scouts from its corresponding Webolos group, and about 15 members from the Civil Army Air Corp, in which he was also a member. It took 3 weeks in the planning but once organized, it took 3 days to finish the project. In order to earn an Eagle Scout badge, a scout must set a project, organize a work force, show leadership and complete the project to the standards of the beneficiary and then be able to write up the project, all of which he completed with flying colors. According to Dylan, this project would have cost about $1,500 to complete, but through the generous donations of the following businesses, it was covered: Franklin Building Supply (Caldwell), Todd Rossman, Ripley Doorn (Caldwell), Andy Dodson of Edward Jones, Kleinsmith & Co (Nampa), Sherwin Williams (Nampa), and Michael Pena (Nampa). Our Idaho Veterans Garden is blessed by the generosity of the many people who donate their time and money for the benefit of our area veterans.

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something like red beans in rice or a soup. Cook your soup or beans first. Then sauté your veggies in a little olive oil garlic and butter for three to five minutes and then add to the main dish. Cook a little further and serve. The dish will have great color and flavor, and be special because it’s from your garden. Now let’s talk about container gardening, a way to have more garden even when the season isn’t right temperature-wise. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of bending over to pull weeds and deal with too much sun scald. Where you planted in the spring time was perfect at the time, but now that darn sun moved and there’s no shade. That happens in a fixed garden, even in a greenhouse. I was able to put up shade cloth and use evaporative coolers in my greenhouse to lower the temps and reduce sunlight. I’ve taught several classes on container gardening. It’s really the best way to have your favorite produce year round. I used the bigger nursery pots (short fifteen gallons) for carrots, radishes, romaine, spinach and other leaf lettuces. These containers were

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Caldwell Farmers’ Market – AUGUST

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August’s Vendors of the Month are Laurie and Fred Kopel of Black Dog Berry Farm, Market & Garden. This is their first year at the Caldwell Farmers’ Market or any farmers’ market. “We are here learning what to do, where to do it, and how to do it,” said Laurie, who is a nurse at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa. Fred is retired and this is something they both want to do so they are giving it a try here in Caldwell. At their booth they have beautiful sunflowers and zinnias, black berries, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, fresh basil, rhubarb, Blackberry and raspberry preserves, and blackberry and raspberry vinegars. Produce also found at the market during August will be corn, plums, peaches, onions, and others. There are also a variety of other vendors with specialty foods, crafts and other surprises! You can catch some dinner from the food vendors while you listen to the music. So go down and enjoy downtown Caldwell on Wednesday afternoons and find some farm fresh produce Laurie and Fred Kopel of Black Dog Berry Farm, and fun novelty items.

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Welcome to the conclusion of summer. What already? Yes believe it or not August is already here, the days are shorter and the nights are cooling off. It’s time to prepare for harvesting, eating, canning or sharing your bounty with others. I can’t help you much on the canning, but I do like the eating part. Most vegetables last longer if you pick and just brush off the dirt and store properly, either refrigerated or on the counter or in a dry dark area. Wash just before use, because when you wash and store, if you don’t dry completely then you create an environment for bacteria. When we packed table grapes at harvest, they were gleaned of any damaged or split grapes so the juice wouldn’t get all over them. Then we bag and box them for shipping. They were rinsed just before serving. Cooking with fresh vegetables is a great way to really enhance the flavor of dishes. If you want them to be more present in a dish, try

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Abram Neider (right), of Eaglewood Homes was awarded a “New Member” plaque by chamber member Gary Weaver (left).

Debbie Fleischer (right) was presented with a “New Member” plaque for Fox 9 News by chamber member Gary Weaver (left).

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Accepting a “New Member” plaque from Chamber Chairman Scott Syme (left), for Hampton Inn & Suites at the Idaho Center was Erica Hernandez (right).

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Kellie English (right) accepted a “New Member” plaque for Pioneer Federal Credit Union from chamber chairman Scott Syme (left).

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Front Row L to R: Carol Howell (Chamber), Brad Burbank (Chamber), Gloria Hernandez, Mikell Hite (Exec. VP), Tracy Newberry (VP of Ops), Curt Perry (CEO), Kelli English (Caldwell Branch Manager), Eric Mayer, Donna Ricotta, Jeffery Stokes (Chamber) and Loni Trude (Chamber). Back Row L to R: Robert Davis, Courtney Thornton, Michelle Kinney, Pam Garcia, Janie Garcia, Cindy Christopher, Rik Nordberg and Lyndsey Brown.

Amanda Scott (left) received a plaque honoring her as the Ambassador of the Quarter by chamber chairman Scott Syme (right).

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The Caldwell Chamber welcomed Pioneer Federal Credit Union, 416 Kimball Avenue, to Caldwell’s business community on July 22nd. Pioneer Federal Credit Union merged with Cornerstone Credit Union of Caldwell with the merger approved by the National Credit Union Administration and the Idaho Department of Finance on June 1st of this year. This is Pioneer Federal Credit Union’s newest and 14th branch. “Pioneer Federal Credit Union is one of the highest rated mobile banking apps in the state of Idaho, mobile check deposit and now has 14 local Idaho branches to serve them. The merger will continue to serve the 4,000 members of Cornerstone Credit Union and they will now have more access to products and services that didn’t exist for them before,” said Curt Perry, President and CEO of Pioneer Federal Credit Union.

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On July 26th, the Caldwell Elks Lodge hosted a Foster Parent Appreciation Day complete with barbecue at the Caldwell Elks Lodge park. The annual foster parent appreciation event is an opportunity to bring foster parents together for a fun-filled evening and say thank you for

their selfless support of children in foster care. There were lots of activities for the families to have fun together during the picnic. There were jump houses for big and little kids, a bubble pool, face painting, snow cones, a Caldwell police officer with his K-9, and a fast pitch trailer set up for them to

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enjoy while Johnny Herrera with Papa John’s DJ provided the fun party music. Daynanne Baird with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare spent several months coordinating with Elks’ members about the picnic. The Elks have been very generous supporters of this event and have gone above and beyond to make this a memorable evening for the foster families and children in their homes. An appreciation plaque from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Family and Child Services, was presented to the Caldwell Elks Lodge for their support and dedication to Idaho’s foster parents and their children. The Lodge has donated about $18,000 in cash and about $25,000 worth of “in kind” donations to various community organizations over the past 3 or 4 years. Currently the Caldwell Lodge is holding a “Fill the Bus” campaign asking other Elks and our community to help fill the bus with school supplies for the kids in the foster care program. The bus may not stay put in front of the Elks Lodge, but if you have a school supply donation that you would like to contribute to the cause, just drop it at the Elks Lodge. Ring the bell if the front door is locked and let them know what you are doing. It will be much appreciated by the kids and their parents! Other key supporters of this event include One Church One Child (funding for miscellaneous items, snow cone flavors & ice), Les Schwab (fast pitch baseball cage), Jason Top with Top Quality Party Supplies and Rentals (inflatable bounce houses and snow cone stand), Johnny Herrera with Papa John’s DJ, and the Idaho Department of Health and

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Welfare-Region 3. Foster families do the hard work of supporting children who need a little extra love, understanding, and support at a difficult time in their lives. We thank these community partners for supporting this event that recognizes the difficult tasks foster parents take on, as well as the importance of their role within child welfare. Please take a moment and say thank you to the Caldwell Elks, One Church One Child, Les Schwab, and Top Quality Party Supplies and Rentals when doing business with these great organizations. Foster parents are very important team players within child welfare, and Idaho has some truly amazing foster parents. Often, they agree to bring a child or sibling group into their home with little more than an hour’s notice. These children require extra support and understanding due to the experiences that

brought them into foster care and their efforts to make sense of the new events that are occurring. As a result, foster families open their home, adjust their day-to-day schedule, incorporate one or more children into their family routine, and work tirelessly to ensure that the children’s basic needs are met. Foster families are also a key component in helping children maintain connections with their own families and communities. This may be through encouraging children to share memories about their parents and family. Often, it is helping them to prepare for a visit or phone call. Being a caring support for the children also helps their parents focus on their own tasks. It may also include extra driving to keep a child connected to a school, extra-curricular activity, or service provider previously in place. All of this helps a child to maintain their sense of identity with their family and their community.

Caldwell “Rocks” Spreading Sunshine

by Leora Summers, Editor

Remember Stefanie Chambers? She was the CHS student that represented Idaho and Caldwell during the National History Day competition in Washington D.C. not too long ago with her War Pigeon Exhibit? After she came home, she started a new project that is meant to brighten our community’s spirit. She formed a group called Caldwell “ROCKS.” She was inspired when her aunt shared the Whidbey Island

Rocks Facebook page with her. She loved how the concept of painting rocks exploded in their community in a matter of just a few weeks, now having almost 4,000 members, that she decided to start our own painted rock community in Caldwell. Her hope is that all the neighboring towns and cities in the Treasure Valley follow suit and this community project explodes here as well. The idea is that you paint rocks Continued to page 15

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The Aktion Club donated $150 to the Caldwell Veterans’ Memorial Hall. Row 1, L to R: Becky Woodhead, Allan Moulton, John Muirhead (CVC Chairman). Row 2, L to R: Mike Job (Aktion cosponsor), Theresa Croy, Sue Chivington (Aktion co-sponsor), Julie Bannister and Jesse Pryor. Row 3, L to R: Patrick Vernon, Kim Ball.

Caldwell Kiwanis Club’s AKtion Club has recently distributed a total of $550 to local non-profit organizations within our community; the Caldwell Veterans’ Council ($150), the Caldwell Salvation Army ($150), the West Valley Humane Society ($50), WITCO ($150/Corporate Sponsorship for golf tournament) and to the Caldwell Bowling Buddies ($50).

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The Aktion Club donated $50 to the West Valley Humane Society. The Aktion Club donated $150 to the Row 1, L to R: Animal Shelter Caldwell Veterans’ Memorial Hall. Administrator, Mike Job (AKtion Row 1, L to R: Becky Woodhead, co-sponsor) Allan Moulton, John Muirhead (CVC Row 2, L to R: Becky Woodhead, Chairman). Row 2, L to R: Mike Job Julie Bannister, Sue Chivington, (Aktion co-sponsor), Theresa Croy, Sue Chivington (Aktion co-sponsor), co-sponsor, Allan Moulton Row 3, L Julie Bannister and Jesse Pryor. Row to R: Theresa Croy, Patrick Vernon, Kim Ball, Jesse Pryor 3, L to R: Patrick Vernon, Kim Ball.

The club has about 30 members and earns money through their annual Baked Potato Fundraising event. In the past they have donated money to West Valley Medical Center for supplies to make baby blankets for the maternity ward, harvest table decorations for local nursing homes, and Valentine door decorations for the Veteran’s Home facility in Boise.

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WITCO, Inc (a non-profit agency that provides vocational, developmental & residential services to people with disabilities) is the Aktion Club’s corporate sponsor, sponsoring both the Caldwell and Ontario Aktion Clubs. Co-sponsors for the Caldwell Kiwanis AKtion Club are Mike Job and Sue Chivington.

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L to R: Summer Merrick (VHS-$1,000), Ximena Bustillo (VHS-$1,000), Kelsea Bullard (VHS-$1,500), Victoria Martinez (CHS-$1,000), Jackson Dial (Vision Charter School-$1,000), and Micah Faulks (VHS-$1,000, not pictured) received Kiwanis scholarships.

These six graduating seniors were awarded scholarships to the schools of their choice at a recent Kiwanis meeting. Summer, Ximena, and Jackson plan to attend BSU. Kelsea plans to attend the U of I. Victoria plans to attend CWI and Mica

plans to attend the University of Utah. Scholarships are awarded annually by the Caldwell Kiwanis Club which are funded by the Kiwanis’ Chuckwagon which is held during the week of the Caldwell Night Rodeo.

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If your Mom is a P.E.O. We have a HOME for her and your Dad! Rotary welcomes its new officers for the 2016-17 year. From left to right they are: Chris Batt (president), Eric Boyum (president-elect), Michael Hensel (treasurer), and Leora Summers (secretary).

Retired College of Idaho professor Wally Lonergan was honored as Caldwell Rotary Club’s “Rotarian of the Year” for 2016. Since he joined Rotary 28 years ago in 1988, he has been a very involved member since, having been on the board for a number of years

Wally Lonergan (left) with Mike Dittenber (2015-16 President, right) presenting plaque honoring him.

as the International Chair in charge of the Ambassadorial Scholarship program. He is a Paul Harris Fellow +1, having donated $2,650 to the Rotary International Foundation which funds education, children and health world projects and matching funds for local

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Colon Cancer Screening Essential to our Community by Travis Moulton, DO, WVMC

One of the saddest experiences that we have as doctors is to have a patient come in, in their midto-late 60s, just not feeling well or even having some blood in their stool. After a workup, we do a colonoscopy and find a full-blown colon cancer. At this point, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Idaho, according to the Cancer Data Registry of Idaho. The ideal situation occurs when the patient shows up around their 50th birthday, and we have a discussion about colon cancer screening. Screening should start at age 50 and go through age 75. Ideally, screening is done with colonoscopy. This is when a flexible camera is used to explore the entire length of the large intestine. Precancerous growths can then be located and removed, thus preventing those growths from progressing to cancer. So, why do doctors not have people lining up to have this potentially lifesaving exam done? If you haven’t had this procedure done, you’re not alone. According to our local Southwest District Health Department, up to 50 percent of people are not getting screened here in Canyon County, and the statistics are even worse among our Hispanic population. A lot of this has to do with concerns of

embarrassment surrounding the procedure itself or the cleansing prep taken prior to the exam. Whatever the concern, talk about it with your doctor. Colonoscopies, while preferred, are not the only option. Other adequate screening options include stool blood tests, sigmoidoscopies, DNA tests, CT colonographies and others. If you are concerned about having a colonoscopy, at least consider one of the alternatives — they can be lifesaving too. Colon cancer does not discriminate. It affects all races, all genders. I see a trend, particularly among my Hispanic patients, of waiting even longer to be screening or of trying to avoid colon cancer screening all together. This leads to later diagnosis and poor survival rates. We need to work together as a community to make sure everyone gets screened. Bottom line: Starting at age 50 through 75, we all need to be screened for colon cancer. Symptoms don’t manifest themselves until after it has progressed too far. Colonoscopies do help catch cancer early and can even prevent it, but only if we get screened. Travis Moulton, DO, is a Spanish-speaking family practitioner affiliated with West Valley Medical Center, who has been practicing medicine in the Caldwell community for three years. To learn more about Dr. Moulton or any West Valley provider, call 455-3981 or go to

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40-Year Anniversary Pact! Dueling Colonoscopies!

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What do you do for a 40 year wedding anniversary? I’m sure most people celebrate with a special romantic dinner with a little wine, but not us! We did have a special dinner, but it began with: 4 Dulcolax and half a gallon of Miralax mixed with Gatorade for Sam and lemonade for me. We made a pact to have our first colonoscopy screening as a gift to each other. Pretty weird huh? And a few years past the recommended first screening age, but we did it! After doing the story about the anonymous lady donor to the Idaho Veterans Garden, who after being diagnosed with colon cancer, urged the public to take this screening seriously, I decided I had no excuse and neither did my husband to take care of business and get this done. Seriously, it wasn’t that bad. It was just a matter of getting organized to make the appointment. I also found out that if the procedure was a screening, our insurance covered it, so another excuse was removed. It was time. The hardest part for me was that on the day of clear liquids only, I had a luncheon board meeting. I overcame my urge for food by having a gin and tonic (clear liquid, right?) as the others munched away and I had to smell the aromas of the delicious meals set before them. Then later that day after taking my 4 Dulcolax, I had to go to Dr. Colwell’s retirement party to take some photos and get the scoop while again being tortured by the delicious aromas of the catered delicacies of which there were many. And I left before I had to go, if you know what I mean, to begin the marathon of drinking my half gallon of Miralax mixed in lemonade. I had 2 to 4 hours to accomplish this task and began at 6pm. I finished

around 8:30pm and it wasn’t that bad. I did spend the evening close to the bathroom and by bedtime, around 11pm, I was in a good place and only had to get up a couple of times during my sleep. The next morning, bright and early, my hubby drove me to the hospital for the procedure. They gave me some sedatives for the procedure and I woke up for a little while during the procedure to observe the monitor and soon it was over. Painless! I felt NOTHING! The next Friday, was the hubby’s turn. It was pretty much the same thing and now we have both been deemed AOK! It was a relief as we both did have colon cancer in our family histories. His grandpa died from it as did my maternal uncle. Like the anonymous donor told me, she wished she had found out earlier, because her result may have been different. She died a month after I interviewed her. I thank her for the push to get screened. I can tell you that if it is the fear of knowing that is holding you back from getting this important screening, it is better to know early so your prognosis will be more positive than waiting until it is too late. Our 40th wedding anniversary present to each other was knowing by July 17th, our actual wedding date in 1976, that we both now have a clean bill of health. Now let’s go to a decent dinner! By the way, Happy Anniversary Sam! I love you. P.S. Best word of advice for your colonoscopy, “Don’t forget the Charmin!”

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It’s hard to believe that school is just around the corner. Fun days of summer are coming to a close and it will be time to get minds on studies again. For most, this will be an easy transition, but for those children affected by domestic abuse in the homes, school is not always easy. Studies show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year. Children who are exposed to battering become fearful and anxious. They are always on guard, watching and waiting because they never know what will trigger the abuse. They are always worried for themselves, their mother, and their siblings, feeling worthless and powerless. Children who grow up with abuse are expected to keep the family secret. Children from abusive homes can look fine to the outside world, but inside they are in terrible pain. Their families are chaotic and crazy. They may feel rage, embarrassment, and humiliation. Children of abuse feel isolated and vulnerable. Physical responses may include stomachaches and/or headaches, bedwetting, and loss of ability to concentrate. The behavioral responses of children who

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witness domestic violence may include acting out, withdrawal, or anxiousness to please. The children may exhibit signs of anxiety and have a short attention span which may result in poor school performance and attendance. They may experience developmental delays in speech, motor or cognitive skills. They may also use violence to express themselves displaying increased aggression with peers or mother. They can become self-injuring. Children from violent homes have higher risks of alcohol/drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and juvenile delinquency. Witnessing domestic violence is the single best predictor of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality. It is also the number one reason children run away. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance on their path to freedom, please call 4596330 and ask to speak with an advocate or counselor. Kim Deugan is the CEO of AAFV (Advocates Against Family Violence).

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Curing the BIG STINK!

I was so excited when Jeff Hunsicker, a fellow Rotarian, called me up one day in July asking me if I had any extra Caldwell Perspectives that he could have. I asked him how many he wanted, to which he replied, “As many as you can give me.” I asked him if he wanted any edition in particular, to which he replied, “As many different editions as you have.” Hmmm.....then the big question to him, “What do you want them for?” He had recently come home from a trip, but upon leaving to go on that trip, he noticed that the temperature warning light was on in his very big refrigerator/freezer combo. Not thinking much of it, his wife, Betsy, simply hit the reset button and out the door they went, returning a week later to find a putrid odor throughout their house. All the food in the refrigerator had gone bad, very, very bad, and the smell permeated the house. So now the task began with unloading the rotting stinking contents in the refrigerator/freezer combo and then the nearly impossible task of getting rid of the stink began. That’s when I got the call. Jeff had heard that newspapers, when wadded up and loosely stuffed in a stinky refrigerator, could get rid of the smell. I gave him what I had and off he went to begin the job. He also heard that charcoal and baking soda might also help, so he crushed up some briquettes and put them in a pan at the bottom of the fridge and also put a pan of baking soda in there too. Whatever it takes. Next, he closed the doors to the fridge and freezer and began his week of waiting before he will get to open it to see if it did the trick. Sequel: About 8 days later, Glory Hallelujah! Problem solved! Not only was the stink gone, after they got the ice maker back up and running, the ice no longer tasted like onions! This is another success story for what our paper does for the community! Hahahaha! Send in your tips on how to remove bad odors or other great cleaning tips to: and we may publish them in the next edition. and then hide them in various locations to brighten someone’s day. She says that you can use paint, chalk, crayons, sharpies, or whatever-as long as it has a coat of sealer over it to help preserve the art. In Sharpie, on the back of your masterpiece, write, “Post a picture to the Facebook Page Caldwell ROCKS.” You can also write, “Re-Hide Me.” She said, “This is meant to be fun for everyone of all ages and abilities. Get creative and get outside. If you find a rock, you can post a picture of the rock on the Caldwell ‘Rocks” Facebook page and then hide

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Rocks Continued from page 12 it again, or keep it and paint and hide some more.” Her intent is to unite our community and to get families and friends involved with each other in a positive and productive way. She says to put your love into a painted rock and give it to the world to create something positive rather than the strife that seems to be all around us now. Check out her group and spread a little sunshine yourself. It would be fun for your children to paint some rocks and hide them and even more fun for someone else when they find them. Paint some ROCKS and spread some sunshine! You Rock Stefani!


4th of July Spirit lives on in byCaldwell! Leora Summers, Editor

An excited the crowd lined the streets to enjoy over 45 parade entries during Caldwell’s “4th of July and Apple Pie” parade.

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August 2016

“Not Important...but possibly of interest” It was almost exactly a year ago that our two granddaughters moved to Hawaii with their parents. To say that we have missed them would be an understatement. In early June, we drove to Seattle to pick up the girls at SeaTac airport. We brought them back home to spend the next six weeks getting back in touch with their friends, grandma and grandpa, and other Idaho relatives. It was dinnertime a week into their visit. We were having lentil soup and cornbread which both girls actually like. As we began eating, Sara announced she had something to say: “I want you to take some time and really think about this before you answer,”

she told the girls. “If you could be granted one wish for anything you want, what would it be?” Ah, I thought to myself. Sara is trying to generate some meaningful discussion at the dinner table. That’s a good idea. Kids need to learn the art of conversation instead of just staring at their smart phones. “What would you wish for, Grace?” she asked the older grandchild, who turned thirteen just two days earlier. It didn’t take long for her to respond. “If I had one wish, it would be to have the power to do anything I want, anytime.” “That’s like using your one wish to wish for more wishes,” I observed. “No it’s not,” she argued. “Wishing for power isn’t the same thing as wishing for more wishes.” I didn’t try to argue the point further. It

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was the type of answer I would have given at the same age. Eight year old Ella was sitting quietly in her chair preparing to eat another spoonful of lentil soup. “What would your wish be, Ella?” Sara asked. Ella paused and thought for a moment... “My wish would be that when I walk, every time I swing my arm (she demonstrated) a kitten would fly out of my hand.” “That’s an unusual wish,” her grandmother said. “You must really like kittens” “Yes I do,” said Ella. “What would you do with all those kittens?” “Well, after they flew out of my hand, they would all follow me down the street and they would all fart rainbows as they

walked.” Then she spooned up some more lentils. There was a moment of silence followed by the sound of Grandma trying to keep from spewing a mouthful of lentil soup all over the room. “Well I guess that will teach you not to try to teach the art of mealtime conversation,” I told my mate. Sara was laughing so hard the tears were running down her face. Ella continued eating her lentils. I haven’t yet found a logical answer to how Ella came up with kittens farting rainbows. I guess the best explanation is that’s just Ella. We’re sure gonna miss them when they go home.

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YOUTH CATEGORY On August 16th, “Opening Family Night,” Makayah Hall (age 10) of Boise will be singing the Anthem.

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YOUTH CATEGORY On August 17th, “Family Night,” Paige Hensel (11 years old) of Nampa will be singing the Anthem.

ADULT CATEGORY On August 18th, “Power of Pink Night,” Teresa Bateman (Age: 32) will be singing the Anthem.

who entered and made the task of judging so challenging. The final winners of the 2016 CNR National Anthem Contest will be singing the Anthem at this year’s Caldwell Night Rodeo. The contest was sponsored by Memorial Pet Care, KIZN Radio and Pioneer Federal Credit Union. Makayah Hall was an early talker and started singing simple songs like “Away in a Manger” and “Jesus Loves Me” since the age of 2 and then started performing at the age of 4 in the community when opportunities presented themselves. Makayah loves to sing and hopes to be a professional singing artist one day. Makayah is also a very active child and loves to play sports as well as a great student who loves school.

ADULT CATEGORY On August 19th, “Patriot Night,” Devin Walker (Age: 41) of Boise will be singing the Anthem.

Paige Hensel is no stranger to performing. After school she spends her time either rehearsing for a production in Music Theatre of Idaho or on the risers of Opera Idaho Kids Choir. She is in the praise choir at Deer Flat Free Methodist Church. She is the reigning “Valley’s Got Talent” winner. Theresa Bateman is a 4-H Leader and breast cancer survivor. Bateman has sung the National Anthem at numerous rodeos throughout the valley. Born and raised in Cascade, Idaho, she is the wife of Tom Bateman and has two children, Tristan and Isabel. She is the current council President and horse 4-H leader in Valley County and Vice Chairwoman of the local fair and rodeo board. Devlin Walker is a 14 year

ADULT CATEGORY On August 20th, Championship Night,” Rachel Finley (Age: 24) of Nampa will be singing the Anthem.

US Army veteran, Devlin Walker currently resides in Boise, Idaho where he is proudly raising his three boys and works as a Project Coordinator for Micron. A vocalist by hobby, Devlin has a passion for singing and has performed at various sporting events throughout the valley. Rachel Finley, a Nampa resident originally from Texas, has been performing since before she could walk. With a father as a vocal coach, singing is just second nature to this talented young lady. As a recent graduate of NNU, Rachel will begin pursuing a Master’s Degree next year. When she’s not auditioning for talent competitions such as American Idol, singing in church or at weddings and special events, she can be found behind the desk at the Nampa Rec Center.

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Between June 29-30, three Caldwell Junior Golfers competed at Red Hawk Golf course in Nampa in the Trusted Choice Big “I” Junior Golf Classic. Tiger Woods played in this tournament when he was a Junior Golfer. Connor Johnstone finished 7th, 70-73, Total 143; Pierce Bradshaw finished 17th, 7578, Total 153; Lucas Clapp finished 35th, 8085, Total 165. The top 3 Idaho boy golfers and top 2 Idaho girl golfers will be going to the National Tournament August 1-4 at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, CA.

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Sandy Kershner has put great energy and enthusiasm into recording the filming of Bronco Billy, directed by Clint Eastwood, as well as starring Clint Eastwood. On the Trail of Bronco Billy is a marvel of local history, from

locations to people. Kershner interviewed many of the people who were extras in the movie as well as people who interacted with the cast casually. Her personal histories are capped with current information about the people she interviewed. Kershner includes historical information about locations used in the movie and

by Linda Varnes, TVCC Art

The 2016 Canyon County Fair awarded 27 ribbons in all color categories among the 13 Art, Crafts, and History participants from the TVCC Caldwell Campus. Congrats to Nikki Bier, Rebecca Carter, Michelle Downey (5 awards), Elizabeth Fernandez, Christian Garzaro, Rickey Kamimae (4 awards), Irma Martinez, Linda McMillin, Natalya Miller, Lesty Nelson (4 awards), Mateo Rodriguez, Colton Wilbur, and Art Instructor Linda Varnes (7 awards). Well Done!

added current information, as well. This is awonderful local history source. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the community, whether they liked the movie or not. Kershner will be at The Rubaiyat on August 3rd from 4-7pm to greet the public.

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Saratoga: Then and NEXT!

Tommy Madden (left) of CM Farms presented the salvaged Saratoga bed headboard, to Bob Bushnell and Betty Bushnell-Pilot (Bob’s daughter) after the Saratoga burned down.

Lori Madden-Gonzales of CM Farms (Colleen Madden Farms) said her family won the scrap bid on the Saratoga after the big fire in 1990. The Madden family decided that the headboard should go to Bob Bushnell being that he had owned the hotel for many years before the last owner. The scrap came with the Saratoga’s liquor license, which Lori’s parents sold to the Acapulco Restaurant. Her

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Original 3-story Saratoga built in 1903-1904 on the corner of 624 Main St.

parents then sold the site, where the Saratoga once sat, (nine lots), to the State Probation & Parole. Her family still has several pallets of the Saratoga brick stamped WEISER and IDAHO, which was early brick made in Idaho. From the Canyon County, IDGenWeb Photo Album, “Cort Conley in Idaho for the Curious writes that the Saratoga Hotel was built in 1903-1904 on the corner of 624 Main Street by the well-known pioneer merchant, Howard Sebree, who established

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Saratoga after the 4th floor was added in 1922-1923.

a chain of hardware and farm implement stores along the Utah and Northern and Oregon Short Line railroad lines. It was designed by the same architect who designed the Idanha Hotel in Boise. At one time it had octagonal turrets at each end of its Seventh Street Ave. facade, as well as a massive canopy of the Main Street entrance. It was in room 19 of this hotel that Harry Orchard lodged while plotting the assassination of ex-governor Frank Steunenberg.” According to Madeline Buckendorf and Chuck Randolf with information from the publication Early Caldwell Through Photographs, “In 19221923, an added fourth story increased the Saratoga Hotel’s capacity, and significantly changed its outward appearance.

Projected future Saratoga.

The renovations cost $65,000. Cornelius Weeks, a local veterinarian, and Ed Robb operated the hotel. The first story housed a millinery shop, cigar and newsstand, telegraph office, barber shop, and beauty parlor. The building was destroyed by fire in 1990.” For several years prior to the fire a popular restaurant occupied the ground floor. Currently the CURA(Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency) is in the process of purchasing properties owned by Lori and her husband (located next to where the old Saratoga Hotel existed) and other contiguous properties deemed necessary to create the space desired for the project. Once the purchase is completed, CURA will put out an RFP (Request for Proposal) to developers to

seek a buyer for the purpose of redeveloping the combined properties into a boutique hotel with multiple uses that will spur on economic growth in our historic downtown Caldwell. The combined property for the proposed hotel is fronted by Main Street and South 7th Avenue and is within a block of the proposed Indian Creek Plaza. A developer will be selected from RFP applicants. Once accepted by the developer and before a building permit can be issued, the design of new construction must be approved by the City of Caldwell pursuant to the design requirements of Chapter 10, Article 12 of the Caldwell City Code. Exciting times continue!

Fallen U.S. Military Honored during July 4th Celebration

This pathway honored the recent casualties of our area’s military personnel in our country’s more current military actions. Five Caldwell (one fallen soldiers and one from Wilder) were honored among the 58 soldiers from around our state. Story & photos by Leora Summers, Editor


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Caldwell City Planner Jarom Wagoner and his family walk through “The Pathway of Fallen Heroes” honoring them at Caldwell Memorial Park during Caldwell’s 4th of July celebration.

Those honored from Caldwell and Wilder were as follows:

SSG Octavio Herrera, U.S. Army, Caldwell, 26 years old, was killed in an attack in the Paktia Province in Afghanistan on August 11, 2013. SPC Johnathan K. Mesenbrink, U.S. Army Reserves, Caldwell, 27 years old, suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic PFC Jacob Hamilton Allcott SPC Carrie L. French Stress Disorder) took his own life on January 8, 2013 after returning home following many difficult experiences and the earlier deaths of 3 friends in an IED explosion. Lance Cpl. Kenneth L. Cochran, U.S. Marines, Wilder, 20 years old, died conducting combat operations in Helmand, Afghanistan on January 15, 2012. Cmdr Phillip Murphy-Sweet, U.S. Navy, Caldwell, 42 years old, was killed in the Rusafa District of Bahgdad, Iraq by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) explosion on April 7, 2007. PFC Jacob Hamilton Allcott, U.S. Army, Caldwell, 21 years old, was killed in Iraq by an IED along the road near Baghdad on April 22, 2006. SPC Carrie L. French, U.S. Army, Caldwell, 19 years old, was killed near Kirkuk, Iraq, where her convoy vehicle hit an IED on June 5, 2005.

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September 26-30, 2016

Mystical Arts of Tibet Experience the beauty of a Mandala Sand Painting and enjoy a concert with dance and music from Tibet during this week-long residency of 11 Buddhist monks in Caldwell.

January 27-28, 2017

Missoula Children’s Theatre: Treasure Island Local children shine in this classic adaptation of a fairy tale. Kids audition on Monday and are ready to perform by Friday!

October 14-15, 2016

February 14, 2017

Molly in the Mineshaft Bluegrass group Molly in the Mineshaft will wow audiences with their upbeat take on traditional favorites from around the world. They’ll also present a special-needs sensory-friendly concert.

Dinner and a Movie: Roman Holiday Come experience a “Night in Italy” with a catered dinner and Audrey Hepburn classic film, Roman Holiday. Perfect for Valentines Day!

March 4, 2017

November 3, 2016

Rachel Barton Pine with Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Horszowski Trio This piano, violin, and cello trio will allow audiences to experience the beauty of world-reowned classics through the ages as well as new compositions.

Internationally-acclaimed violinist will showcase the enthusiastic style she is famous for, backed by Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

December 6-7, 2016

Nutcracker Ballet & Nutcracker Jr. A family favorite! This heart-warming tale of friendship and adventure is standard holiday fare for many area families. The Nutcracker Jr. has all the wonder of the smaller shell.

March 31, 2017

The Young Irelanders This young, vibrant group of musicians and dancers will showcase the arts of Ireland in a fast, vibrant show the entire family will love!

April 28, 2017

Women of the World

December 6-7, 2016

Clara’s Tea Party

Grab your tiaras and tutus! This is the party of the year with a red-carpet entrance, treats, crafts and visits by the dancers!

Mentored by Bobbie McFerrin, these four women from Italy, Japan, Haiti, and India blend their voices in over 29 languages in a cappella arrangements from across the globe.

May 12, 2017

January 14, 2017

An Evening with C.S. Lewis This one-act play explores the life of C.S. Lewis as he reflects on his books, his philosophy, his friendships, and the love that found him in his golden years.


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