September 2017 Caldwell Perspective

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Caldwell, Idaho

Edition Thirty-Three



Tailgating with the Yotes

Back to School

Indian Creek Festival Special Section

Tomato Taste Off

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Watching the eclipse at Sacajewea Elementary

by Paul Webster, Principal

The Lopez family joined staff and other families at Sacajawea Elementary to enjoy the great solar eclipse of 2017.

Based on cautious predictions from state and local government agencies, the Caldwell School District decided to close on the day of the solar eclipse. However, at Sacajawea, and most schools in the district, we had prepared for the day of learning and had our viewing glasses purchased. Ours were purchased through a grant that was funded by generous donors. We adapted our plans by sending viewing glasses

home with kids. We invited families to come view the eclipse with us on the playground. Finally, we followed up with instruction about how and why the solar eclipse occurred. We loved having several Sacajawea families join us to watch the great solar eclipse. Families of teachers and staff also came to join in. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for most of us. It was a beautiful day.

Caldwell Library Eclipse Viewing Event

Library staff and several community members gathered in Serenity Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Approximately 250-300 people attended the event. The library gave out about 350 pairs of solar viewing glasses just that morning. In total, we distributed about 1,500 pairs of glasses in June, July, and August. Caldwell Library received 1,000 pairs of glasses from the Space Science Institute. They had a grant which they used to distribute 2,000,000 pairs of approved solar viewing glasses to libraries across the country. We also hosted three programs about the eclipse: one each in June, July, and August. Guest presenters from Boise State University and the College of Idaho, who specialized in physics and astronomy, led the discussions. In addition, we provided informal eclipse information throughout the summer as people had interest. An informational display was available during August explaining how eclipses work, how to safely view the eclipse, how to make a pinhole viewer, and much more.

During our eclipse viewing event, we had activities for kids inside and outside the library. They were able to make a mobile model of the sun, earth, and moon, to explore the concepts of orbit and rotation. They experimented with magnetism, and read about the earth’s magnetic core. We showed a livestream of the eclipse from NASA. We also encouraged everyone to trace their handprint and cut it out, and created a “handprint sun” from the prints. Outside, the kids traced the shadows of stationary objects and watched them

Local Caldwell wins National for Miss Amazing Teen Queen It has been an exciting journey following Ms. Abigail Manery on her quest of competing in Miss Amazing at the state level and then being chosen to go on to Nationals in Chicago, Illinois. Miss Amazing is no ordinary pageant-- it is a skills-based pageant specifically for girls and women who are living with disabilities. The pageant aims to provide opportunities for participants to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment while practicing skills such as interviewing and public speaking. Abigail Manery has won at nationals and been named Queen Miss Amazing 2017. Congratulation are in order for this extraordinaire! Her hard work and dedication has paid off once again.

press release

Abigail Manery

Through her influence as the 2017 Idaho Miss Amazing Teen Queen, Abby wants to spread the message of celebrating differences. She hopes to help prevent bullying by encouraging others to befriend those who may seem different.

By Fiona May, Youth Services Supervisor and Eclipse Event Planner Extraordinaire!

move over time. They also created sidewalk chalk art, played games, and dodged the sprinklers that accidentally came on part way through the event! When the sun dimmed, the street lights began to glow, the air grew cool, and everyone focused their glasses on the sky. Despite Caldwell being outside the path of totality, the eclipse was a dramatic experience. Kids and adults alike stood in awe. As people finally packed up their chairs and blankets and left, it was with a new appreciation of the wonder of nature.

There are many events coming up this fall at the library for families, adults, teens, and kids. Please visit http://www. for all the details. We’ll host programs for new readers (Every Child Ready to Read), emerging readers (Read to Skye the Therapy Dog), and teen science enthusiasts (monthly Teen Science cafes). We’ll celebrate holidays like Halloween (reading in the graveyard, puppet show) and Christmas (carollers), as well as events like the opening of the new Star Wars movie (Star Wars Day).

Page 2 CALDWELL PERSPECTIVE Senior Center 459-0132 Every Mon: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Mon: 10 AM Fit n’ Fall Every Mon: 1 PM Line Dancing Every Tues: 9 AM Art Group Every Tues: 1 PM Pinochle Every Tues: 4:30 PM Bingo Every Wed: 10:30 AM Crochet & Knitters Every Thurs: 9 AM Exercise Class Every Thurs: 10 AM Fit n’ Fall Every Fri: 1 PM Bingo Every Fri: 6 PM Community Dance Library 459-3242 Every Mon: 10:30 AM Baby & Me Storytime Every Mon: 4:30 PM Gaming Every Tues: 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime Every Wed: 4:30 PM Afterschool Fun 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 ends, September 20th.. 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. September 4th 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine Street September 5th 11 AM-12 PM: Groundbreaking for Metro Community Services, 4307 Skyway Dr 11:30 AM-1 PM: Ambassador Committee, Golden Coral, 2122 N Cassia St 1:30-2:30 PM: Education Committee, Hendren Conference Room, The College of Idaho 7-10:30 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S 5th Ave September 6th 9 AM-5 PM: Agri-Business Media Tour

September 6th (continued) 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market 7 PM: Coloring Club, Library. September 7th 3:30 PM: Teen Thursdays, Library 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library 7 PM: Library Board Meeting September 8th 8:30-9:25 AM: Travel and Tourism Committee, Chamber Offices, 704 Blaine Street September 9th 10 AM-2 PM: 4th Annual Wellness Fair, Community Council Parking Lot, 317 Happy Day Blvd 2 PM: Make Origami Cranes for World Peace Day, Library. 1-4 PM: C of I ‘Yotes Football- Home Game, Simplot Stadium, 2415 Blaine St September 10th 10:45 AM: Raise Me Up, Marcia Whitehead concert, Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene, 208-4597655 September 11th 12-1 PM: Transportation Committee, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 819 Main St 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine St 7-8 PM: URA Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S 5th Ave September 12th 11:15 AM-1 PM: Noonbreak Lunch Sponsored by Melaleuca, for more info, 6:30 PM: Cyber Safety, Library. September 13th 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market 6:30-8:30 PM: Flamencio Night, Williamson Orchard and Vineyard. 7 PM: Adult Makers, Library September 14th 2 PM: Thursday Read, Library 4 PM: Read to a Therapy Dog, Library 7 PM: SIBA Program, Deerflat Wildlife Refuge Center 7 PM: Canning 101, Library

Calendar of Events September 15th Indian Creek Festival September 16th Indian Creek Festival 10 AM-2 PM: Treasure Valley Tomato Taste Off, 208-459-6003 10 AM-4 PM: Idaho Creative Authors Network, Library. 1-4 PM: C of I ‘Yotes Football – Home Game, Simplot Stadium Stadium, 2415 Blaine St September 18th 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine St 6:30 PM: Swat Team, Library. 7-10 PM: City Council Meeting, CPD Community Room, 110 S 5th Ave September 20th 3-7 PM: Caldwell Farmers Market September 21st 10:30 AM: Every Child Ready To Read, Library 12-1 PM: Government Affairs Committee Meeting, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 211 S 21st Ave. 3:30 PM: Teen Thursdays, Library 4:30-6:30 PM: Business After Hours Sponsored by Washington Federal September 22nd 6:30-8:30 PM: Wine Makers Dinner, Williamsons Orchard & Vineyard. September 23rd 8 AM-4:30 PM: Parenting Conference, Valley Church, 9 AM: Compassion Clinic, Canyon Springs High School 10 AM-10 PM: Pow Wow, O’Conner Field House, 2207 Blaine St 1-6 PM: Caldwell Freedom Brewfest, Caldwell Memorial Park. 2 PM: Family Afternoon Movie: Born in China, Library 3 PM: Riders in the Sky Salutes Roy Rogers, Grandparent Show, Jewett Auditorium, 208-459-5275 September 24th 10 AM-10 PM: Pow Wow, O’Conner Field House, 2207 Blaine St

August 2016 September 25th 5:15-7 PM: Meet Me Monday, Stewarts Bar & Grill, 2805 Blaine St September 27th 7 AM-6:30 PM-Women and Leadership Conference, BSU Student Union Building 8-9:30 AM: Coffee Connect Sponsored by AAFV. 6 PM: Caldwell School District Drivers Education Parents Meeting, Caldwell High School Library, 208361-8196 or 208-880-9695 7 PM: Final Adult Game, Library September 28th 10:30 AM: Every Child Ready To Read, Library

September 28th (continued) 4:30 PM: Teen Science Cafe, Library 6:30 PM: 1984 Film Screening, Library 7:30 AM-5 PM: Women and Leadership Conference, BSU Student Union Building 6-11:30 PM: 120 Year Celebration September 30th 10 AM-4 PM: Harvest Festival, Blue Barn on Hwy 20/26. 2 PM: Pokemon Club, Library 6-9 PM-AAFV Comedy Show, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd.


Chamber activity and participation has a positive effect on our community, quality of life, economic development, and many other elements. If you are interested in getting involved in the Caldwell Chamber or want to make a difference in our community, the Chamber offers several volunteer committees for you to take part on.

September 5 11:30 a.m. Ambassador Committee 11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting for Metro Community Services 1:30 p.m. Education Committee September 6 9 a.m. Agri-Business Media Tour September 11 12 p.m. Transportation Committee September 12 11:15 a.m. Noon Break Lunch September 21 8 a.m. Leadership Caldwell 12 p.m. Government Affairs Committee September 21 4:30 p.m. Business After Hours, Washington Federal September 27 8 a.m. Coffee Connect, hosted by Advocates Against Family Violence September 28 6 p.m. 120th Year Anniversary Celebration We have opportunities for our Community Members & Businesses to help make all of our fabulous events reality. Contact the Chamber Office 208-459-7493

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Congratulations to the Parents of Ali Gonzalez!

Elena Garcia and Ezekiel Gonzalez of Caldwell joyfully holding their newborn, Ali.

While others were waiting around for the eclipse to take place, one mother was working hard giving birth to a brand new baby at West Valley. A very special CONGRATULATIONS to parents, Elena Garcia and Ezechiel Gonzalez for the birth of their baby girl, Ali. Ali not only arrived into this world at 10:09 am on Monday August 21, one minute before the solar eclipse, but was born with amniotic sack intact. This very rare birth happens in 1 in 80,000 births and is said to be a sign of good luck. In honor of the baby born closest to the eclipse West Valley presented the parents with a special basket of goodies which included baby items with star and moon themes. This will always be an extra special day to remember for this beautiful family. Congrats!

Ali Gonzalez born at West Valley Medical at 10:09 am Monday August 21st.


An organization that coordinates free climbing events for children with special needs is planning two stops in Idaho during September. McCall, Idaho-based Courageous Kids Climbing provides free opportunities for children, ages 3-months to 103-years, with special needs, physical or developmental to experience the various forms of rock climbing at events held in Idaho, Washington and California. The first event is scheduled for Caldwell on Saturday, September 9 at the YMCA in Caldwell. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The second event is scheduled for Driggs on Sunday, September 10 at the Teton Rock Gym. This event will run from 10 a.m. until noon. This specific event has been renamed the Heidi’s Kids Climb in honor of Heidi Hochstrasser, former manager of the Teton Rock

Society of St. Vincent de Paul International Dinner SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Gym who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in December of 2016. Participation in either event is limited to the first 20 climbers to reserve a spot in advance. Prior reservations are required to help the organization insure that they have the appropriate equipment and personnel on hand to accommodate each climber. Climbing has been shown to help children with developmental challenges by helping them to learn how to focus; enhance their coordination; and improve their problem-solving skills. For the individual with physical challenges, it allows them to leave the horizontal world and experience the vertical world.

Area individuals are also encouraged to volunteer as coaches or belayers. For more information or to register your child for the event, e-mail Courageous Kids Climbing at Courageous Kids Climbing is a member of the McCall Community Improvement Corporation and supports the Courageous Kids Scholarship Fund at the University of Idaho. The organization also has events planned for Idaho (Boise, Moscow, McCall); Washington (Spokane Valley, Spokane, Ellensburg, and Gig Harbor) and California (Bakersfield and Lancaster).

OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY Parish Hall 1122 W. Linden Street, Caldwell

Featuring samples of cuisines: Basque, Mexican, Italian, Asian, Hawaiian, Irish, Greek, Austrian, French, German, American and more plus entertainment!

Silent Auction with Artwork, Handcrafted Goods, Gift Baskets and more!

Veteran’s Corner

Sponsored by the Caldwell Veterans Council


9.11.2001. We all remember where we were. Now we head into the 16th anniversary, and we want to make sure this is still a day we recognize. The Mission. One flag, the Flag of Honor, bearing the names of every first responder and citizen killed during the attack will be passed from person to person in a 40 mile trek through the community from Lucky Peak to the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall. The Flag of Honor will be joined by many others throughout the day. Feel free to bring your own and be part of a unique tribute to commemorate 9.11.2001. Visit for information on joining the tribute or just come and commemorated the day from 6-8pm at the CVMH. CELEBRATE AT THE END At the end of the journey, we celebrate. Come out for a family friendly social with the Bang on the Wall Gourmet Burgers food truck, drinks, and good company at the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall (1101 S. Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell). 4:30pm- Celebration kick-offs with food and drinks! 6:00pm Flag arrival ceremony PARTICIPATE: JOIN AT ANY TIME AND AT ANY POINT Everyone. Individuals, families, or groups are welcome to join in where you choose! No RSVP necessary, but we do recommend you contact the leg captain for the area you want to participate so they can keep you informed on the progress or any route changes. Moving Tribute participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt! Again visit for the leg captain’s contact information.

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.


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Caldwell Veteran’s Memorial Hall Sign

by Chantele Hensel, Publisher

Hidden Treasures Can Be Found at Local Thrift Store

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Store front right on Simplot blvd., easy to find!

A new 8’ granite sign, weighing 275 pounds was installed at the Caldwell Veteran’s Memorial Hall. Employees of Boise Valley Monument, along with Jake Meyer, Phil Fouts and Dale Pittsley installed the new sign. The Boise Valley Monument shop crew was honored to be able to create and install the new sign for our Veteran’s! Be sure to stop and see it. Thank you Boise Valley Monument for all your hard work and dedication in the community!

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

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

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

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The United Methodist Church Thrift Shoppe is often described by its customers as Caldwell’s best-kept secret. It has had its home in Caldwell for over 55 years, at its present location on Simplot Blvd., described as ‘off the beaten track’ since 1968. Lynn Coleman is and has been the manager since 1979; Gregann Rodwell is currently the assistant manager and there are several volunteers helping as their schedules allow. Donations keep the Shoppe filled with clothing, home furnishings, holiday

by Ann Day

Inside the well organized store treasures await.

paraphernalia, toys, and more which are all offered at Bargain prices. The Thrift Shoppe had its start in 1961 after a family of 9 found themselves in desperate need of help and a plea was made to the church congregation for clothes, food, housing, and household goods. There was such an outpouring that much more was donated than was needed and the decision was made to find a building to hold all that was collected. Temporary locations were used prior to purchasing

the current Shoppe at 319 Simplot Blvd. and from the start proceeds have been distributed to various local non-profit organizations as well as to the Methodist Church when unexpected expenses arise. This past summer the hours at the Shoppe were extended to be open on Mondays from 9 - 4 at least through the end of September. If you have never visited United Methodist Church Thrift Shoppe (just past the bridge on Indian Creek) drop by and check out the great bargains!

Our Memories Museum Free Event

Welcome to all as Our Memories Museum at Indian Creek celebrates Caldwell with you on September 16th. The museum will have its doors open wide from 10-3 to welcome all interested parties. We will feature free admission and emphasize all of the wonderful aspects of this unique facility and Caldwell history. We will have a display around the Oregon Trail as it applies to Caldwell. We will challenge you to create recipes from the typical stock of an Oregon Trail wagon. Oregon Trail books will be available for purchase as well as the Indian Creek book as mentioned in Flashback. We will have the video of Horatio’s Drive running all day along with our tribute to Bud; a Caldwell dog that accompanied Horatio Jackson on his first tour across the United States in an automobile (1903). Our display features the Caldwell dog collar with the 1902 license attached. T h e museum will offer raffles of books and artifacts as well as having free

Presented by Crookham Company

water or pop for those who desire refreshment. As always, the museum will be cool inside with a place to rest yourself before going on to the events on the creek. We will showcase our pioneer kitchen and pantry and have homemade samples and recipes including Lumpy Dick and Vinegar candy. We hope to have quilters quilting, sewers sewing, and spinners spinning. If not, we can display the end product of those processes, as we have many quilts, sewing machines and a loom that shows the material making process. We also hope to have Boy Scouts demonstrating their upcoming work around the museum. Admission for this event is FREE! We hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

1-hour Grandparent’s Show

3:00 pm Wild West Town 4:00 pm Concert, Pixar Favorites and Cowboy Classics!

Salute to Roy Rogers 6:00 Wild West Town 7:00 Concert

Jewett Auditorium, C of I Tickets at or 459-5275

Advertising question? Call Chantele Hensel, 208-899-6374 to submit a story call or email Mindy Scott,, 208-615-7666

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Caldwell Fire Department-Busy helping others!

There is never a dull moment in the firehouses. Caldwell is extremely busy running a total of 555 responses in July alone, with year to date responses as of end of July reaching over 3427, giving Caldwell Fire an 11.19% year to date increase from July of 2016. The Caldwell Fire Department consists of two stations with 36 Firefighter positions and three additional positions began training in August for a total of 39. Within the department we have one of the State of Idaho’s Regional HazMat Teams which specialize in handling hazardous material situations in the southwestern counties of Idaho. These individuals complete intense continuing training to enable

the team to safely work in these conditions. In addition to the firefighters there is an administration staff including a Deputy Chief, Steve Donahue; Fire Marshal, Andrew Cater; Administrative Assistant, Lisa Richard; and Chief Mark Wendelsdorf, serving as Caldwell’s Fire Chief for 13 years. Together we get the job done. In June, we said goodbye to two well loved individuals within the fire family. Captain Trent Price and Administrative Assistant Patti Cook retired after both served many years with the Caldwell Fire Department. Their careers were celebrated with a community open house that had an overwhelming turnout (as can be seen in the pictures). Many memories and well wishes were shared as Trent and Patti moved on to the next chapter in their lives. In July, the firefighters participated in the Elks BBQ for Foster Children, allowing the children to view the fire truck up close and visit with the crew. We also participated

in the Canyon County Fair, where our fire fighters and Fire Marshal shared fire safety tips with the kids, handed out Eclipse Glasses, and a huge thank you to our community, we collected over $575.00 for the Caldwell Burnout Fund. These dollars go right back to our community to help displaced families due to fire damage. The Chief and staff are busy with budget development and approval for both the City and for the Rural Fire District. Additionally, the union and the city are continuing negotiations for a new labor agreement. Firefighters continue to train on and shake out two new fire engines received earlier this year. Grass fire season is upon us and the Department has responded to numerous grass fires both in our District/ City and to supply aid to other departments. This is in addition to our normally high volume of calls. Caldwell Fire responds to approximately 16 calls per day making our two

by Lisa Richard, Caldwell Fire Administrative Assistant

staffed stations the busiest stations in Idaho. Fire Safety Tip of the Month: When barbecuing this summer, position grills at least ten feet away from siding and deck railing, and out from under eaves and overhanging

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branches. Make sure to position the BBQ on bare, level surface, away from dried grasses and other hazards.

Blue Barn Harvest Festival Saturday September 30th 10 AM - 4 PM Local Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Dutch Bros and a pumpkin Patch 16350 Hwy 20/26, Caldwell, ID 83607 208-454-2360 Hours: M-F 10AM - 6PM, Sat 10AM - 3PM Closed Sunday

You’re invited to participate in our thirteenth CROP Hunger Walk by Vickie Tieszen scheduled for Oct. 15! campus, register at 2 p.m. CROP raises awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as for local food banks and community gardens. This year marks the thirteenth Anniversary for the walk in Canyon County. Over the past three decades community members have raised over $306,000 for local

GET IN ON THE ACTION ESPN Coaches Show Thursdays 6-7 PM

September 9th & 16th Home Game Pre-Football Tailgaiting

BEER & BRATS 11 AM to 1 PM

2805 Blaine St., Caldwell 208-459-3308

organizations and international relief.



Each year hundreds of Canyon County residents take to the streets and walk the one or three miles to fight hunger and poverty in the annual Canyon County Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk. This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15 starting at the McCain Student Union on the College of Idaho


If you’ve been interested in trying out a crossfit or MMA, this is the time to do it! Try out the gym for FREE all week.

Monday: Labor-Day Workout at 9

AM with brunch to follow (in lieu of afternoon classes).

Tuesday: Kids wrestling and

KidFit begin at 5:30 PM.

Wednesday and Thursday:

Drawings will be held for a free monthly membership for 2.

Friday night: Adults only 80’s themed dodgeball at 7 PM.

Saturday: FREE Self-defense class

taught by an expert at 9:30 AM.

Sergeant’s Fitness-CrossFit, MMA, Wrestling 521 Main St. Caldwell, ID 83607 See schedule at


Facebook: sergeants fitness • Instagram: sergeants_fitness


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Devin’s Cop Stop!

left to right Officer Rudy Roman and Sgt. Doug Winfield volunteering at the Buckaroo Breakfast.

left to right Cpl. Ed Adams, Officer Andrew Heitzman, Officer Pete Troyer, and Officer Casey McGrew all volunteering their time to serve coffee at the Buckaroo Breakfast.

Day shift is ready for the eclipse.

Sgt. Kershaw and Officer Levi Glynn showing of their skills at the Buckaroo Breakfast.

New officers from left to right. Jeffery Anderson and Craig Gregory, both were sworn in July 24. Welcome to the CPD family

July 31, 2017 was Officer Larry Hemmert’s last day on the job. Officer Hemmert retired after working 13 years with CPD and 22 years in the Navy. Thank you for dedication ad sacrifice to both your country and community. Happy fishing!

Look who’s turning 90!

Dick Winder long time Caldwell resident will be 90 years old on September 7th. Dick is a former Mayor of Caldwell.

“You Raise Me Up”

Marcia Whitehead A one Woman Concert

Ms. Whitehead is an award-winning singer who has sung at the Kennedy Center in addition to concert halls, theates, and churches all over the United States. “You Raise Me Up” is an honest and authentic reflection on the highs, the lows, the heartaches, and the triumphs of answering a call from God that seems impossible.

D September 10th @ 10:45 AM D

Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene 903 N. Michigan 459-7655

Advertising question? Call Chantele Hensel, 208-899-6374 to submit a story call or email Mindy Scott,, 208-615-7666

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YMCA Round Up Pulls Community Together to Make a BIG Difference in the Lives of Many What do you get when seven local barbers get together at the Caldwell YMCA? One hundred forty-seven good-looking kids ready to go back to school with confidence! That’s exactly what happened on Sunday, August 12th at the YMCA. Calling the event, Fresh Fades for Good Grades, seven barbers cut steadily for nearly five hours. The line was long, and the kids were patient. There were buzz cuts, crew cuts, fades, peaks, and comb overs. There were even a few team logos shaved by request. Once they had their turn in the barber’s chair, the kids were treated to a free lunch by Bang on the Wall Burger. When Noe Claudio, owner of Bang on the Wall Burger, heard that the Y was organizing a free haircut event, he said he just had to be part of it.

Claudia Suastegui, Associate Executive Director of the Caldwell Y, organized the event as a way to give kids confidence as they return to school. “We believe that when youth are confident, they are more likely to thrive academically,” said Suastegui. In addition to free haircuts and lunch, each participant received a coupon for a free backpack. Backpacks were provided by the same barbers who donated their time, and coupons were redeemed at the YMCA Round Up. Held each year on the first night of the Caldwell Night Rodeo, the Round Up is free to the public and offers western-themed activities like Corn Chucking, Train Rides, Bucking Broncos, a dunk tank and more. Personal Ponies LTD. Idaho provided children the opportunity to groom mini horses, lead the ponies around,

and take pony-pulled cart rides. This year’s Round Up attracted over 675 volunteers and participants. Vendors provided healthy-themed games and activities. Rodeo queens from the Eagle Rodeo, El Chapa, and CNR added glitz and glamor to the activities. And of course, barbers were on hand to provide additional haircuts and backpacks to anyone who missed Sunday’s event. Erik Bullock, Executive Director of the Caldwell Y, stated “This is a true community collaboration bringing together people from all walks of life for a great event focused on kids and families. Rodeo week is one of my favorite weeks of the year because of the positive energy it creates, the friendships, and unity it provides in our wonderful community.”


Fall is in the air and with it the large crowds, laughter, cheers, the marching band, and all the pomp and circumstance of any great occasion! That’s right, it’s tailgating season at the College of Idaho! It’s time to dust off those famous recipes, dig out the portable grill, and head to the grocery store to pick up the essentials of any good tailgating party. You’ll need your favorite style of dog, be it Brats, or Chorizos, smoked

sausage, kielbasa, or the standard ballpark style franks. Get some burger and some buns, lettuce, onion, pickles, tomatoes, and don’t forget the condiments – mustard, mayo, ketchup and bbq sauce. Be prepared for a chili cook-off and other culinary challenges – maybe a chicken wing challenge, who knows? Dig out those lawn games and get the repairs you meant to make last year completed. Corn hole, ladder golf, sholf,

and polish horseshoes come to mind as games to be tried and mastered. You can always toss around a football, a baseball, or a Frisbee or challenge yourself to a myriad of other games. The sky is the limit. Of course, to top it all off, you get to attend the football game or even sit in your lawn chair and listen to the game on the radio. Whatever floats your boat, you will find it and then some at the Yotes game!

Idaho Tejano Community Organization just celebrated the fifth annual Tejano festival. It took place on August 13th at the Caldwell Memorial park from noon to 8pm. It included local Tejano bands, raffles, DJs, food, informational booths, children’s activities and much more. This event attracts at least 800 community members from Idaho, Oregon, and Utah each year. Our organization’s goal is to keep our Tejano music and culture alive. For many years during the 60’s through the 90’s our migrant stream (farm work) attracted many Tejanos to El Norte (The North West) bringing with them their Tejano traditions (food, music, hard work and familia) not in that particular order. While working in the fields we listened to Tejano music; making work fun and the day go faster. The latino radio stations were a huge part of our culture; it kept us engaged about the latest rolas, el chisme, housing, work, health and community dances that

featured many Tejano bands from el valle, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio Tejas. In the past twenty- some years, technology has made its way into the fields causing the migrant stream to slow down tremendously. This shift has had an effect on our Tejano culture. Less Tejanos less participation in dance halls, less radio stations, less funding. There was a skeleton crew that kept Tejano Honda alive while hanging by a thread. In the last few years, Tejano music has made a huge comeback. We are seeing more of the younger Tejano generation at dance halls, quinceaneras and weddings, with many more promoters bringing big Tejano bands to Idaho. We’re also experiencing local musicians organize Tejano bands like: Tejano Outlaw, Tejano 208, and Tejano Vibe. In an effort to continue providing awareness to our entire community about Tejano culture we decided to form the ITCO. Through this organization we continue to

promote a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music and its culture here in the state of Idaho. We are in the process of organizing our 6th annual Tejano festival and would like to involve as many ideas as possible to help us make it bigger and better than our previous festivals. For more information you can contact Estella Zamora at 208880-2513 or Oscar Guerrero at 208-850-9628.

Idaho Tejano Community Organization

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Back To School Blues

It always feels so good to make it through the summer school break, survive shopping and get kids settled back into a schedule. I like waking up in the morning to see couches

empty instead of filled with children who fell asleep in the living room or the extra kids that seem to be over all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I like being the hangout, it allows me to know what is truly going on with the kids. All in all we survived that circus. However, all great things have a grand finale. There were a few outbursts that demanded my very patience and I failed horribly. I probably owe a number of people an apology for the scene which took place at Children’s Place on the 22nd of August at approximately 4:45 pm. Paige, our 12 year old and only daughter of 4 kiddos (whom most know)


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and I were in the store to find a skirt, she picked up a size 8 and although she is tiny, she is no way that small - more like a 10-12. So, I looked at her and informed her sternly I was not buying a size 8, she looked at me and said “Mom don’t cause a scene.” I may have been tired and a little more direct but I did not yell. “Paige, you’re done, get to the car” well if I didn’t cause a scene the little girl walking quickly out the door in front of me saying “this is not fair, I didn’t do anything wrong” did. That was a week ago and time heals all wounds. Especially when it is 12:44 pm and kids are in school. The office is somewhat quiet. Life is good. Things are really going our way, Michael and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary on the 23rd…which happened to be the first day of school. We are so lucky!


First day of school excitement!

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Caldwell Perspective

SEPTEMBER 2017 Edition Thirty-Three

Caldwell on the Move Exciting Times!

The City of Caldwell is pleased to announce that at 9:00 am on Friday, August 25, 2017, the Gardner Company applied for a Building Permit for an 11-screen movie theatre that will be located in downtown Caldwell. This effort is a culmination of a true publicprivate partnership between the Gardner Company, Casper Entertainment, the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency and City Staff; the entire team has worked diligently to bring a movie theater back to downtown Caldwell. The Gardner Company held a Press Conference in the foyer of the Caldwell Building Department, 621 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, Idaho following submission of the Building Permit. The press and the public were welcome to attend and hear the exciting comments from Gardner Company CEO Tommy Ahlquist outlining accomplishments and the future construction plans. “As a company, we are committed to projects that transform communities. We are confident that a movie theater in Downtown Caldwell will

Welcome to Caldwell’s Indian Creek Festival!

Caldwell Perspective is a locally owned newspaper that was born over 3 years ago. We bring our community and commerce together. We currently print 14,200 copies monthly with a full online edition. Our goal is to keep you “in the know” on current events in our community as well as highlight and share community members stories and positive experiences. Caldwell is unique because it pride’s itself on unity, keeping a small town feel, and being courteous to one another without suspicion. It’s a great place to raise a family or open a new business as it is continually growing. We encourage you to be part of your local paper by submitting current events,

Left to right: Mindy Scott (Editor), Chantele Hensel (Publisher), Gena Gurney (Administrative Assistant/Graphic Artist)

major accomplishments of individuals, and things your company/school may be doing to make Caldwell an even better place. All submissions for consideration can be sent to: editor@caldwellperspective. com. If you would like to spread the news about your business

in Caldwell, the Caldwell Perspective is the leading vehicle to deliver Please contact Chantele at: chantele.hensel@ or call 208-899-6374. It is our pleasure to serve our community in this way.

Simplot Does a Test Run of the Cardboard Kayak Race

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It’s Festival Time!

9:30 PM – Movie: American Graffiti

Saturday, September 16

7 AM – Fireman’s Festival Breakfast Indian Creek Car Show & Shine 9 AM – Festival Opens!!! Chalk Art Contest Sponsored by Caxton Printing

4H Kids Center Bike Rodeo and Bike Activities Entertainment Vendors, Vendors, Vendors! 2 PM – Cardboard Kayak Race on the Creek 3 PM – Caldwell High Rubber Duck Race NOTE: Indian Creek Festival venue will have some changes in 2017 due to the Indian Creek Plaza project construction downtwon. Though the Cardboard Kayak race and the Rubber Duck Classic will remain the same, the Car Show & Shine, kids activities, vendor placement and some of the other events will occur in a different location than usual. There will also be new events this year in a spirit of changes that will add to the excitement of the event. See you there!

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bring vitality, spur additional redevelopment and allow local dollars to stay in the community. We look forward to starting construction as soon as possible and appreciate the efforts of so many to make this day a reality.” –Tommy Ahlquist, Chief Operating Officer of Gardner Company “It has been a pleasure working with Gardner Company’s Tommy Ahlquist and David Wali, as well as Casper Entertainment’s Robert Denning, Eric Denning and Eldon Sorenson. Their commitment to this project ensured the theater’s success and could not have happened without their personal commitment and perseverance.” –Garret Nancolas, Mayor of Caldwell The downtown area has experienced hope for the future and a great deal of planning over the last few years. When we all look back on the year 2017, significant events will include the groundbreaking for Indian Creek Plaza and the Reel Theater. Even better, 2018 will see Grand Openings at each facility. This will completely change the downtown’s economic environment and provide our downtown businesses an atmosphere in which they can flourish.

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September 2017

Celebrate the History of Indian Creek in Caldwell

by Lisa Boothe

Corner of Kimball and Arthur St. (1910)

Bridge over Indian Creek in fairground . (1910)

Believed to be Main Street. (1910)

Pacific Hotel after being moved in the background Kimball St. at the railroad tracks. (1910)

Lincoln School at Cleveland. (1910)

The landscaped and open Indian Creek in Caldwell bears little evidence of its origins. The origins of this particular creek are detailed in the book Rediscovering Indian Creek: The Story of Our Region as sold at Our Memories Indian Creek Museum at 1122 Main.

The book, written by students at College of Idaho, verifies that the Indian Creek is one of those creeks that often overflows the “banks “ and carries silt and rocks from higher elevations to lower elevations causing the normal erosion of the landscape.

Before there were towns and railroads built along the creek the flooding was not a problem. The creek went where it could and the water refreshed the area. The first flood of note was in 1894 where the New York Times reported as a subheading “Villages in Idaho submerged.” The rock dam of Indian Creek Reservoir could not hold all the water coming down from the mountains or the heavy rain fall so its towns below the “dam” were then submerged. There were railroad bridges washed out and people drowned, as well as, numerous towns suffering damage (Kuna, Nampa, and Caldwell). The second more notable flood was in 1910 after the town had developed more. Water, as we know, is the key to life in Idaho and civilization came here because of access to water. However, the desert that we live in did not bloom until the irrigation made it possible. After

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City Hall on 7th and Indian Creek in 1906 built by Harding V. Williams.

building the railroad and the towns that grew up around the creek flooding became a problem. What we also know is that early travelers used the waterways to help guide them to Paradise—that is Oregon. So many travelers liked Indian Creek because the land was fairly level and the water gave them drink and food for their animals. It really led them between the Snake and the Boise River and then the Snake River again. As we see from the early diary entries, water was always a source of comfort in the arid west, but it could also pose challenges like when they needed to cross the rivers. A major challenge was boarding the wagons at Glenn’s Ferry. According to diary entries the streams like Indian Creek also gave them food; fish and beaver as well as smaller animals like marmots and rabbits. Sometimes the Indians who followed the wagon trains had fish to trade

for other staples like flour or guns or whatever the pioneers felt they could part with. Later on, as Caldwell grew around the creek and the railroad, commerce followed with little thought to what the legacy of dumping into the creek might be. The towns people often built close to the creek, or even over it, covering it with their buildings because the creek was a source of provocation or easy water, or easy dumping. The covering of the space and the violation of the quality led to different problems. Some people have said that their parents told them to stay away from the creek because it smelled so awful and looked even worse. It is truly the vision of others that the creek be restored to its original pristine quality as witnessed by the tug of war and the obvious pleasure exhibited by the hundreds of dairy employees and their families picnicking around the water.

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September 2017

It doesn’t take long for this heat to stress out plants and your turf areas. The combination of dry heat and windy conditions really wicks the moisture out of plants and turf kinda like the sweat off your shirt while working outside, or a hairdryer on high. You know the damage your hair gets if you aren’t staying hydrated. If you are not anticipating the need for water before it’s needed the damage could be irreversible, especially to more tender plants. Water your landscape and garden during the heat of the day around 3 or 4 pm. This will take the heat out of the soil and cool the plants for several hours. During this time of day the sun is going down

along with the temps. You really need to cover exposed soil areas. Spreading grass clippings or compost as a cover will insulate the surface so wind can’t dry it out so fast. Setting up some afternoon shade for your garden will also help drop temperatures around plants. Using chemicals? Well this is a far more intensive subject than my little column can cover in a year of monthly columns. The basics are know what you want to accomplish and seek out the best methods. The internet is a wealth of knowledge as universities publish several of their research papers on all types of subjects. 1) Do your research and then thoroughly read the labels of whatever product you purchase. 2) Use the right applicator for the chemical you choose. If using granulated products use a broadcast spreader, either a walk behind

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or a hand crank spreader. Next, know the rate in which to set the applicator for delivery. If applying liquids, get a sprayer big enough for your property. It’s a big frustration having to stop and remeasure every ten minutes, and you tend to miss more. Use the proper spray tips and wand length to cover as well as reach. Never spray on windy days. The drift can be very harmful to someone else’s property and you could be liable. 3) Don’t just ask your neighbor how or what to use, you need to understand what your using to know what your results are. 4) Don’t lose the labels or put chemicals in an unmarked container. This is a big mistake. You are responsible for all your chemical usage. The rates used on the labels are best to follow. There is a lot of data that backs up the rates they recommend, so a little more is not better. A customer of mine used

DAVES BIG BACK YARD-Cooler Nights are Good! It might be in the middle 90’s today but Fall is coming, meaning cooler nights and shorter days which are truly the sportsman’s friend. Fishing for just about all species in the northwest will get better with the coming cool down. Maybe you like to chase trout with a fly rod; South Fork of the Boise is your best bet for a 16 to 20in Rainbow. Middle fork and North fork will yield 12in Planters and an occasional larger Rainbow. Fish and game tried wild fish waters on the South Fork of the Payette, but in my opinion wisely started a hatchery planting schedule to

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supplement wild stocks. This should provide weekend fishermen with greater opportunities to catch Rainbows from Lowman north on Hwy 21 and South on Hwy 17 to the confluence of the Deadwood River. I’m not forgetting warm water species. Perch and Bass will get better on CJ Strike. Crappie will pick up on Owyhee Reservoir and close to home; Lake Lowell will be good until the lake starts to fill to winter levels. Hunters, some Pronghorn seasons are already open. Archery for Elk and Deer are just around the corner. Scatter gunners Dove and Forest Grouse open September 1st. Chucker, Quail, Grays and Sage Grouse soon after. If you are a Sportsman and live in Idaho, all just doesn’t get any better. Get r done!


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I decided to figure out exactly where it was located since when we saw it live, it was poking up over a hill and it was tough to compute how far back it was from the river. I fired up Google Earth on the computer and pulled up the area in Russia where we saw the dish. I scanned the countryside but could find no sign of the antenna. It’s not something you would miss in a satellite photo given you can even see little fishing shacks along the river. I thought maybe it had been torn down since we were there. But according to the time stamp on the satellite image, it was made in August 2013 – one month before our trip. I can guarantee you nothing that huge was built between the time of the

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satellite image and the time we passed by. The camera I used on the trip has a GPS function that stamps each image with the location where it was taken. I checked that to make sure I was looking in the right place on Google Earth. I was. Another feature of Google Earth is people can upload photos they take so everyone can view them. There were several dozen photos from the general area where we saw the dish. There were photos of forests, of farmers on tractors, cows, birds and boats on the Volga. But there wasn’t a single image that included the antenna. Thousands of foreigners take the Moscow to St. Petersburg cruise every year. Every single one of them sees

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OK. This really bugs me. It was September 20, 2013. We were about 100 miles north of Moscow, Russia, on a river cruise from that city to St. Petersburg. Our ship rounded a bend in the Volga River near Kalyazin, in Tver Oblast (Province). Several miles away we could see a dish antenna poking up above the trees. It was a big sucker and when we got closer it looked even bigger. It was difficult to figure just how large it was because there wasn’t anything man made near it for comparison. But the dish had to be at least a couple of hundred yards across. I snapped several photos with my digital camera. Recently, I was reviewing the trip photos and came across a shot of the monster antenna.

by Wayne Cornell

the huge antenna. So why isn’t it on the Google satellite map or on any of the photos taken in the area? And I guarantee you that the dish about as large in area as the town of Marsing would be something people would photograph.

Maybe I’ve stumbled onto a secret military project. Or maybe it’s just tough to get satellite TV reception in that part of the world. Hopefully, Vlad doesn’t send agents to confiscate my photos. . . or worse.

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Taste Off. If you are someone who likes tomatoes, and who wants to grow and taste new varieties, bring your friends and family on September 16th from 10 am to 2 pm to the Treasure Valley Tomato Taste Off 501 Main St. Caldwell, ID. Let’s get the community involved and have fun! People from around the valley are invited to bring in different types of tomatoes they have grown and let others sample them and vote on the best tasting ones. Of course, if you are like me, you try to grow some longer season varieties, so you’ll want to know how to extend the growing season, and, you may also wind up with more tomatoes than you know what to do with. Because of this we are offering a class on preparing dishes and preserving tomatoes for later enjoyment. Sarah Fulkes and Christina Thomas, University of Idaho

Master Food Safety Advisors, will be teaching us about canning and freezing tomatoes at the Treasure Valley Tomato Taste off on September 16th. Montessa Young, University of Idaho Extension Professor, will be on hand to provide expert advice on growing tomatoes and season extension. She is the tomato growing and season extension master in Idaho. Montessa has her own hoop houses and likes to experiment with many unique varieties of tomatoes on her farm. Be sure you bring your tomato questions for this rare opportunity to ask the expert and get knowledgeable information about season extension from someone who knows best how to make it work in Idaho! Participants are encouraged to enter their tomatoes free of charge.

Grow your favorite tomato and bring it to the Treasure Valley Tomato Taste Off. September 16th, 2017. 10am - 2pm. Cost is $25 which includes lunch! University of Idaho Extension. 501 Main St. Caldwell, ID 83605 208-459-6003 Join us for the first annual Treasure Valley Tomato Taste Off. We will be tasting lots of tomatoes, learning how to extend the tomato harvest season and how to preserve them for later use. Tomato Taste Off Schedule: 10:00 – 11:00 Registration and Tasting 11:00 – 12:00 Canning Tomatoes 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 Freezing Tomatoes 1:00 – 1:15 Break 1:15 – 2:00 Extending the Season

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September 2017

Best Seller Book Review by Michelle Ross American Eclipse by David Baron

With the much anticipated solar eclipse just barely in the rearview mirror, American Eclipse is the perfect book to pick up. After being amazed by the sun’s display, this is a great way to take a step back and learn about the science and history of eclipses. The U.S. Baron’s book , takes a look at the history of eclipse chasing in the United States, along with side explorations into the beginnings of a scientific community in our budding nation and the fight for women to be allowed to work in the field. The narrative focuses on the total eclipse in 1878, explaining how scientists used the means and tools at their disposal to learn as much as they could in their mere minutes of

totality. There is also quite a bit of page space dedicated to Thomas Edison and his various forays into science; not all of them successful and a few just downright nonsensical. Baron’s writing bears a strong resemblance to Erik Larson- a good thing for fans of narrative non-fiction. This was a fascinating read about science, history, and feminism in America and one to enjoy, even after the sun is shining again. I am an eclipse-chaser myself. I’ve seen five solar eclipses. They are exceedingly brief. They usually last just two or three minutes, but they are just absolutely awe-inspiring... Astronomers planned for literally years, put together their expeditions over the course of months, traveled for days or weeks to get out to the West, and it all came down to three minutes of observation.David Baron 8/14/17.

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Book Review Seller by Amy Perry The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is an American author and screen writer. She has written eight books, adult and young adult novels. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a delightful story about a bookstore. Fikry, recently widowed, is cranky, drinks too much and has no vision of a future worth bothering with. His bookstore, brainchild of his deceased wife, is failing and he doesn’t really care. Drunken, he dreams of his wife while someone steals his very desirable, first edition Edgar Allen Poe. Life changes soon after, when an odd gift is left for him at the bookstore. Life, once again, becomes interesting for Fikry. Zevin is spare with her words. Description is used

when it is necessary for the story, but does not clutter the stage. There are no unnecessary characters. This is a quick read, well worth an afternoon. It is hard to write about this book without giving away spoilers. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is my new number one must read, almost more so than A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. Those of you who have shopped at The Rubaiyat have probably already read A Town Like Alice, either to humor me or get me off of your back. Prepare to read Fikry.

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Nickels & Dimes

September 2017


by Michael Hensel, CPA

submitted by Caldwell Chamber

Tax season will be here soon enough and it’s time to start planning and gathering the necessary documentation. For you that go to work everyday and receive a W2 at year end, now’s the time to do a little quick math and insure you are having enough withheld to cover your tax bill and not a penny more! Easier said than done of course, you never know what the last four months of the year will bring, but planning the best you can is significantly better than no plan at all. Those of us working for ourselves and paying quarterly should be fine (provided we’re making our deposits.) If you are having a great year, make sure and set some aside because even though you won’t be fined if your deposits are timely and calculated correctly, you will need to pay your taxes when due. There are some changes for 2017, really not much to be worried about, a slight uptick in the standard deduction and the maximum earned income credit. The penalty for not maintaining health insurance goes to $695 or 2.5% of household income, whichever is higher. Now is a great time to review your tax position with your advisor and determine if you need to make any changes before the end of the year. Those changes could be as simple as delaying some income into next year or increasing your charitable contributions. If you are self employed, you can take advantage of Section 179 deductions to purchase assets and write them off on your taxes, you can also start or fund a retirement account, although you have until April 15, 2017 to make that deposit. The point of all this is to insure you are preparing for the inevitable, taxes are a fact of everyday life. You have no obligation to pay one penny more than the law says you owe. Take some time now to plan and insure you meet that goal!

LEFT: Congratulations to Community Council of Idaho as they held their ribbon cutting ceremony on August 28th, 2017 to signify the start of their new program, Affordable Immigration Services at 317 Happy Day Blv., Ste 170 Caldwell, ID. BELOW: Congratulations to Vision Charter School for their ribbon cutting ceremony on August 18th, 2017.

Prestige Assisted Living Recognized

Congratulations to Prestige for its Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind in Caldwell, ID as it has been recognized as a recipient of the 2017 Silver – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National

Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The Silver distinction is awarded to communities that demonstrate a superior commitment to improving quality of care for residents, and is the second of three

progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program. Autumn Wind is the only assisted living community in the state of Idaho to achieve Silver Quality Award status in 2017.

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September 2017


BBB Alert

Prediabetes–Could it be you? By: Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator – UI Extension Canyon County

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 1 of 3 people have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to diagnose you with diabetes. A diagnosis of prediabetes indicates that you could develop type 2 diabetes if some lifestyle changes aren’t made. If you are diagnosed with prediabetes, it does not mean getting type 2 diabetes is inevitable. Rather, it is an opportunity to make some

lifestyle changes that could be beneficial in preventing a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Preventing or at least delaying type 2 diabetes will drastically reduce medical costs ($13,700 is the average annual medical cost for a person with diabetes), increase overall quality of life, and will prevent or delay comorbidities associated with the disease. The CDC developed an evidence-based lifestyle change program called The Diabetes Prevention Program or Prevent T2. It is a program developed from a research study that showed lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes. This program is a year-long with a total of at least 22 classes. It focuses on a modest weight loss of 5-7% along with encouraging 150 minutes a week of physical activity. The University of Idaho

Extension is now offering this program in Spanish currently at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa. This program is still open for Spanish speaking participants wishing to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We anticipate starting an English program here in Canyon County, and a free Information Session on this program will be held on Monday, September 25 from 3-4 pm at the Canyon County University of Idaho Extension office (501 Main St, Caldwell, ID 83605) for people with questions and/ or interest in the program. Attendance of this session is not necessary to register for the program. If you are interested in participating in this program and/or have any questions, please contact Jackie Amende at 208-4596003 or jamende@uidaho. edu.

Spending, Saving, or Investing?

In the pursuit of the American dream many strive for financial independence, but not so many are able to reach it. What is it in our culture that makes this goal seem unattainable? Why is it that living in “the land of opportunity” not many of us can call themselves truly wealthy? We are determined and hard-working, but cannot enjoy the fruits of our labor. Can it be that the cognitive culture that is in our heads prevents us to see the exit from this rat race? Let’s look at spending. We can avoid saving, we can avoid investing, but we cannot avoid spending money on our day-to-day living. Surviving from paycheck to paycheck becomes the norm. Having credit cards and using them on a daily basis is a given. The shocking statistics show that 90% of people in our culture buy things they cannot afford with money they don’t have! This says something about our values, beliefs, and our worldview. It turns out that money unveils our passions,

desires, and inclinations of the heart. It takes a lot of discipline and wisdom to create a smart spending plan where one will spend less than he/she earns. We hear that Jews are one of the smart money managers and wealth creators that we have in the world. They have a certain money culture that they pass on to their children. Even very young children get five jars labeled: TITHE, GIVING AND OFFERING, SAVING, INVESTING and SPENDING. Every time a child receives money, he sets aside 10% for the tithe, 10% for saving, 10% giving, 20% for investing, and the rest 50% are to be spent wisely. In this way, they learn early about the value of money and good stewardship of finances. Children learn at their parent’s knee to “balance the check book”, think critically and control their wants. It appears that the culture of money is passed on through our language, behavior, AND experience. So, spending is inevitable, saving is necessary, but what about investing? Many people


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are afraid of investments because they do not take the time to research and educate themselves. In reality, there are good reasons for making investments. It may allow us to become debt free and establish an inheritance for our children. It does pay off to invest time and energy learning about opportunities to make more money. Saving with the purpose to invest is what every farmer does in the fall in order to reap the following year. The wise King Solomon once wrote: “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.” Let’s consider our lifestyle choices. Let’s evaluate our priorities. Let’s learn to save and be wise about the money we put aside. Together we can change the statistics and create a money culture with new standards and purposes.

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Now for Fall League!


IDLA OCTOBER ONLINE CLASS Open to ALL students in ALL districts! Online registration is open now!

Permit must be obtained by DMV before registration.

Parent Meeting is Winter Classes September 27th, 6 PM Online Registration opens on Caldwell High School Library. December 1st. Contact Bill Cooper 371-8196 or Pam Howard 880-9695


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By: Emily Valla, BBB Northwest

A scary scam is making the rounds again; one Better Business Bureau calls the “jury duty scam.” BBB has received several reports from potential victims as well as local law enforcement that Idahoans are once again being targeted by this phone scam. This scam generally starts with a phone call from an imposter posing as law enforcement, saying you skipped out on jury duty and there is a warrant for your arrest. The caller then demands payment via wire transfer or cash card to pay fines to avoid jail time. In some cases, the scam artist will require you to stay on the line while you go to a store to purchase prepaid cards. In other versions, the scammers will ask for personal information such as your Social Security number. Many of these scams can seem real and intimidating because scammers often use real law enforcement names and phone numbers with local area codes. According to the Idaho Supreme Court, callers are using the names of actual Idaho judges, sheriffs and prosecutors to appear realistic. Keep in mind, law enforcement will not call citizens and threaten arrest for missing jury duty, ask citizens to place funds on pre-paid credit cards, or demand personal information. BBB advises these tips to avoid jury duty imposter scams: • Don’t be pressured. If you get a call from someone asking for financial information and using aggressive tactics, hang up! If you are still uncertain, verify independently. • Be aware of spoofed calls. Scammers use software to disguise how they appear on your caller ID. While calls might appear to be from your local courthouse or police station, it could be a fraudster on the other end of the line. • Guard your personal information. Giving out sensitive personal or financial information to an unsolicited call is a bad idea. • Never wire money. Legitimate law enforcement will not demand payment immediately via wire transfer or prepaid card. If you are asked for money this way, know that it can be as untraceable as cash. Have questions about the process? If you did indeed miss jury duty, you would receive a notification in the mail. However, if you have any doubt that a mailing is legitimate, contact your local courthouse.

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2017 Margaret Goering Vocal Student Scholarship Winners

Deanna Cole

Mercedes Rosencrantz

Emma Mead

Madison Maisey

The Musettes, a non-profit Women’s singing group based in Nampa, announce their 2017 MARGARET GOERING VOCAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP winners. Recipients receive monetary awards to be used for private vocal instruction with the instructor of their choice. First place was Deanna Cole, a resident of Caldwell and recent graduate of Middleton High

School. Deanna will pursue a B.A. degree in Music Education this fall at Idaho State University. Second place went to Mercedes Rosencrantz, also of Caldwell and an incoming Sophomore at Middleton High School. Third place was awarded to Emma Mead of Nampa, an incoming Sophomore at Ridgevue High in Nampa. Runner-Up was Madison Maisey from Nampa,

an incoming Sophomore at Ridgevue High as well. This scholarship is named for the Musettes’ long time director and author of the scholarship fund and is funded by the generous support of community and individual sponsors each year. The auditions for these awards are held each year in April and are open to all students between the ages of 14-18.

The Musette members scholarship winners were also announced. First place award went to soprano, April Flake and Second Place was awarded to Stephanie Puterbaugh, also a soprano. For further information, please contact musettesscholarship@gmail. com

Domestic Abuse – Why Should I Care? In breezing through the news headlines of late, we have been besieged with violence throughout the country. We are all appalled every single day with the headlines. Yet, we get up and go about our daily activities like it’s not going to impact us. Or we make a quick post to Facebook or Twitter and we feel better, like we’ve

contributed to the resolution. If you are under any illusion that violence does not happen in your community; think again. Just take a look through the jail rosters. They are full of individuals who have been violent. You say that’s all well and good, they’re incarcerated. What about your children getting ready for school? They

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are exposed to bullying, sexual assault, verbal, and emotional abuse. How do we change this? YOU can help make this change in our community, with your daughters and granddaughters. We CAN change – we know this because we HAVE changed and it’s time for more change! It’s not enough to lock up abusers after they’ve already destroyed lives. We need to stop the violence from happening at all. It won’t be easy and it

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Upcoming Events

at Williamson Orchards & Vineyards

Tickets are available in the tasting room or on Seating limited!

“A Century of Service”

Flamenco Night

Wed., Sept. 13th • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of passion filled entertainment with MahaVia Flamenco! Enjoy a one hour performance of authentic Spanish Flamenco with singing, guitar, and dance. Enjoy the performance with a glass of equally amazing wine and Latin-themed appetizers. Tickets are $35 per person or $30 for wine club members.

Winemakers Dinner

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L to R: Patrick Baumgart, Brian Baughman, Don Suggs, Jerry Baughman, Chuck McHugh, Chris Van Stone, and Kenzie Fulzien were caught planning the 1st Annual Caldwell Freedom Brew Fest sponsored by Caldwell Rotary Foundation to be held on September 23rd at Caldwell Memorial Park. Music, beer, and food from 1-6pm. Details and ticket information at Partial proceeds goes to Caldwell Memorial Veterans.

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