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COVER STORY: How well do you know Meridian? Did you know the that 24 percent of households bring in $100,000 or more each year, and about 40 percent of residents age 25 and up have an associates degree or higher? These and other stats are used to attract new business to the area and can help you better understand your community.

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LOCAL NEWS The water in your sprinklers and at the car wash might be among the millions of gallons of treated water in the Meridian system. To keep up with population growth, the treatment facility will has expansions planned for the next 18 months.

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Rocky Mountain High golfer Ryleigh Moore eyes strong 5A District III tournament at The Club at SpurWing next week.

After three years on Main Street, Schooners in Meridian is closing due to increased rent. But you can still visit Schooners staff in Garden City when Crooked Fence Barrelhouse opens this summer.

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t’s been an eventful school year in Meridian, with bomb threats, reports of weapons and utility malfunctions. Fortunately none of the scares led to any tragedies, and each situation only improved coordination between school administrators and police. Parents John Sengenberger and Cheri Tarlini experienced anxiety of a school scare on Nov. 5 — their sixth-grade son’s birthday. Not long after dropping Mac off at Chief Joseph Elementary School, the couple noticed police cars swarming the area. Neighbors told John and Cheri a man in a nearby home had pulled a gun on police officers. Chief Joseph was put into shelter-in-place mode — school continued as usual but the exterior doors were locked and no one was allowed outside. “I can’t stress enough how great the staff was,” Cheri said. “... The kids were totally cool with it all, nobody was traumatized. But for the parents, wow, I have to say it was scary.” At the end of the school day, the kids were bussed home or picked up by parents away from the stand-

 

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1 verbal domestic 5 vehicle burglaries 2 violations of city permits 2 medical assists 1 residential burglary 3 disturbances 1 unauthorized use of financial transaction card 1 disturbing the peace 2 runaways 1 battery in the presence of a child 1 vandalism 1 aggravated assault 1 road rage 1 agency assist 2 batteries 1 curfew violation 2 burglaries 1 unlawful entry 1 grand theft 1 missing person

Read more about this year’s school threats and incidents — and how officials handled them — on page 6.

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Axiom Fitness announced Monday it is opening a new location at The Village at Meridian, located at the corner of Eagle and Fairview roads. This will be the locally-owned company’s second Meridian location and fourth Treasure Valley location. The new fitness club is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014 and will feature new amenities including AxFix, a theater room with cardio equipment that plays popular movies. The club will also have a lap pool and a spa. Axiom’s gyms were previously part of the Gold’s Gym franchise. Since it became locally owned and operated, Axiom has seen significant growth in the past year, the company said in a news release. “We’ve maintained our commitment to our members, programs and facilities and improved our membership experience, become more involved in our community, and our position as the Treasure Valley’s premier fitness facility has created the opportunity to open a new club and expand our services to a larger population,” Axiom President JP Green said.

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Police made the following arrests or issued charges: 3 juvenile detention orders 4 possession of marijuana 6 possession of drug paraphernalia 2 warrants 2 batteries 1 juvenile possession of marijuana 3 driving without privileges 1 driving without insurance 2 concealed weapon violations 1 injury to child 1 possession of spice 2 driving under the influence 1 disturbance 2 juvenile detention orders 1 juvenile possession of tobacco

off. The standoff ended a short time later when, sadly, the suspect took his own life. Lessons learned from this situation include:  During a lockdown or shelter-in-place event, police suggest parents don’t rush to the school. This can clog traffic and make it difficult for police to reach the school, Nampa Police Sgt. Mike Wagoner told our staff last month.  Parents will get an automated email or voice message during a school threat, sent by the district’s public information officer Eric Exline, but sometimes delays happen.  Traffic control is needed after a school scare. “They sent everybody to pick their kids up on the street … and they had nobody directing traffic,” Cheri said. “So it was one traffic jam disaster.” by Holly Beech

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BOISE — Six companies with a total of 700 job openings will be at the Idaho Department of Labor office in Boise for a job fair May 7. CenturyLink, Citi, DIRECTV, T-Mobile, WDS – a Xerox company, and Wells Fargo are hiring customer service agents for call centers in southwest Idaho. The jobs pay between $9 and $13.46 an hour plus bonuses and benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) and onsite fitness facilities. Job seekers will have a chance to speak with company representatives to learn more about each company and its job opportunities. There will also be drawings for free gas cards and a chance to win a tablet computer and other prizes. The job fair will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at 219 W. Main St.

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NAMPA — Takeoff and touch down for the Warhawk Air Museum’s new F-104 Starfighter came in the form of a crane hoist Friday morning in Nampa. The aircraft had to be raised over a fence for delivery to its new home. The Starfighter is ready for viewing by museum visitors.

Teens arrested for Eagle Island State Park vandalism

 ADA COUNTY — Two middle-school age boys admitted to vandalizing

bathrooms at Eagle Island State Park and causing between $3,000 and $5,000 in damage to a building on Hatchery Road April 24, Ada County Sheriff ’s Office spokeswoman Andrea Dearden said. They were arrested — along with another boy who observed the vandalism — Monday and released to their parents. Officers are looking at other similar vandalism incidents to see if they may be connected. They are also working to determine how much clean up will cost and expect to ask the boys and their families to pay those expenses.

State officials urge residents to be ‘bear aware’ this spring

 NAMPA — Officials from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game remind

residents that black bears are waking from hibernation, and may wander into rural backyards looking for food. They’re particularly attracted to high-calorie foods for humans, Conservation Educator Evin Oneale said in a prepared statement, especially if they can get at them easily. Those who live in areas prone to bear visits are advised to keep food — including pet food — inside and garbage cans secure. Bears have very good memories, Oneale said — once they score one easy meal in a residential area, they’ll keep coming back.

Man killed in Warm Springs motorcycle crash identified

 BOISE — A 23-year-old man killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday

has been identified as Austin Laughlin, Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg announced Monday. Laughlin lost control of his motorcycle and died of blunt force trauma just east of Seacrest on Warm Springs Road, Sonnenberg said. He was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4 p.m. Saturday. The rider of another motorcycle that left the road and crashed about the same time, Ada County Public Information Officer Andrea Dearden said, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Ada County deputies are investigating.

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BOISE — Saeed Abedini, a Boise pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran since September, has been taken into solitary confinement, according to a post from Abedini’s wife Naghmeh Abedini on the Pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini Facebook page. Saeed Abedini was moved to solitary confinement after a silent protest by the prisoners of ward 350 of their harsh treatment and threats against their families outside of prison, according to the post. Abedini’s health is worsening. He has internal bleeding and issues with his kidneys because of beatings while in prison. His family believes he is also being beaten in solitary confinement.

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Meridian grows and builds unique make-up W By HOLLY BEECH | hbeech@mymeridianpress.com | © 2013 Meridian Press

ith Meridian’s population more than doubling from 2000 to 2010, the community is constantly evolving. Using resources from the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), city of Meridian and U.S. Census Bureau, we’ve put together a list of what Meridianites are like — such as their education levels, how much they make and how they spend their money. BVEP uses this information to market the Valley to businesses who have an interest in moving here. You can use the data to satisfy your curiosity and better understand your community.

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32: median age Female (51 percent of population) n Caucasian n $65, 646: median household income n Works in Boise or Meridian, 22-minute commute n Has bachelor’s degree or higher n Born outside Idaho n Doesn’t claim a particular religion

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35: median age Female (50.5 percent of population) n Caucasian n $51,160: median household income n Works in Boise, 18-minute commute n Has bachelor’s degree or higher n Born outside Idaho n Doesn’t claim a particular religion n n

A snapshot of Meridian POPULATION 78,405 (2013)

51 percent female 49 percent male 86,654: 2018 projected population

Age distribution Age/percent of population 0-4: 8.4 percent 5-9: 9.5 percent 10-19: 16.2 percent 20-29: 10.3 percent 30-39: 15.4 percent 40-49: 14.3 percent 50-59: 10.8 percent 60-64: 4.7 percent 65 and older: 10.4 percent

Place of birth 30,089: born in Idaho 37,621: born in U.S. but outside Idaho 3,223: born outside the U.S. 1,075: born in U.S. territory or abroad to American parents

30: median age Female (51 percent of population) n Caucasian n $44,136: median household income n Works outside of Nampa, 24-minute commute n Has some college education n Born outside Idaho n Doesn’t claim a particular religion

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Ada County religious traditions, 2010 Largest groups of religious adherents: 223,536: Unclaimed 74,567: Protestant (both Mainline and Evangelical) 61,860: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 26,302: Catholic 5,428: Other 420: Orthodox 252: Black Protestant

Consumer spending Averages per household annually: $11,904: transportation $11,410: shelter $9,074: food and drinks $4,175: utilities $3,627: healthcare $3,288: entertainment $2,822: clothing $2,601: home furnishings $2,065: household operations (babysitting, services, supplies) $1,354: education $1,517: gifts $857: personal care $396: tobacco $192: reading

EARNINGS $58,220: average household expenditures $65,646: median household income $40,610: mean individual income $19.53: mean hourly wage 25

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Ethnic distribution 92.1 percent: White 7.2 percent: Hispanic 2.86 percent: Multi-ethnic 1.95 percent: Other 1.7 percent: Asian 0.76 percent: Black 0.51 percent: American Indian 0.16 percent: Pacific Islander

5.5 percent unemployment 39,803 people in labor force 181 people are in the military

Marriage 16,374 married couples 2,010: divorced men (2007-2011) 3,200: divorced women 325: widowed men 1,623: widowed women

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Household income distribution 4 percent: less than $10K 5.6 percent: $10-$20K 7.9 percent: $20-$30K 10.5 percent: $30-$40K 8.4 percent: $40-$50K 8.6 percent: $50-$60K 14.9 percent: $60-$75K 16.2 percent: $75-$100K 24 percent: $100K or more

26,678 households 20,965 families 1,539 single-mom households with kids under age 18 752 of single-dad households with kids under age 18 2.84: persons per household 76.3 percent: home ownership 1,902 square feet: median home size 2000: average year built 87.9 percent of dwellings are single-family homes

Education Out of adults ages 25 and older 1.6 percent: less than 9th grade 4.6 percent: grades 9-12 23.4 percent: high school grads 28.8 percent: some college 9.4 percent: associate’s degree 23.9 percent: bachelor’s degree 8.4 percent: graduate degree

Where do Meridian residents work? 2010: 27,289 employed Meridian residents n 54 percent: Boise n 19 percent: Meridian n 6 percent: Nampa n 21 percent: Other Who works in Meridian? 2010: 27,834 people employed in Meridian n 81 percent lived outside Meridian n 19 percent lived in Meridian

MERIDIAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS, 2012 Named 100 Best Places to Live by CNN/Money Magazine n Listed among the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise and ING n Opened Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park n

SOURCES: bvepsites.org; Meridian 2012-2013 Annual Report; U.S. Census Bureau; The Association of Religion Data Archives; onthemap.ces.census.gov

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GOING PLACES Tressa McLaughlin, president and COO of IBF, has been elected president of the Print Services and Distribution Association Board of Directors. McLaughlin, a Meridian resident, will serve as the leader of the finance committee and is responsible for leading the Board in setting the strategic direction of the association. n Paul Davis Restoration announced Mitch n

THINGS TO DO Today MERIDIAN — May Friendship Day Program, 10 a.m., Family Life Center, 240 E. Idaho St. Friendship morning begins with brunch provided by the women of Meridian Methodist Church. Program at 10:30 a.m. No charge for brunch or the program. No registration required; for more information contact Jeanette Ross at 378-1217.

Saturday MERIDIAN — The Ball at the Hall Prom for Grown-ups, 7-10 p.m., Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Adults are invited to dance the night away and enjoy a silent auction, photo booth with props, chocolate fountain, and other attractions to benefit Ben’s Bells — a nonprofit organization that promotes kindness. Cost: $15. Call 489-0535 for more information.

Caldwell has joined the company as the emergency services manager. Caldwell was most recently deputy chief of logistics with the Boise Fire Department. n Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group recently added Bob Van Allen to its leadership team. Van Allen took over operations April 24. He will work alongside Tracy Thompson, the company’s designated broker, to move the company forward with the strengthening local market. n Lori Manzanares, director of student

enrichment at the College of Western Idaho, was selected as a National Advisory Council member for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. The conference will be held May 28 to June 1 in New Orleans. n Gabe M. Haws recently earned partner status at Boise law firm Belnap Stewart Taylor & Morris PLLC. Haws specializes in commercial litigation, whistle blower actions, employment issues and construction litigation.

Monday MERIDIAN — Free parenting classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Meridian, 911 N. Meridian Road. All class are free and open to the public. Parenting columnist and author, Sandy McDaniel, presenting.

Mark Munch, Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Road, 362-0181. The library is kicking off the Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection along with an Arabian Peninsula case to display these programs.

Tuesday

Wednesday

MERIDIAN — Morning Book Club for Grownups, 10:30 a.m., Cherry Lane Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. MERIDIAN — 2013 Meridian Small Business Awards, 12-1:30 p.m., Joint School District No. 2, 1303 E. Central Dr., $25 . Guest speaker is Robert Jeppsen, senior vice president, Zions Bank Commercial Sales. For more information, email Celeste at Meridian Chamber of Commerce, celeste@meridianchamber.org. MERIDIAN — Every Child Ready to Read, 6 p.m., Cherry Lane Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. BOISE — Archeology & Historic Preservation Month, The Sandpoint Dig and the cost of preserving Idaho’s History with

Thursday

MERIDIAN — Every Child Ready to Read, 6 p.m., Cherry Lane Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. MERIDIAN — Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, 6-9 p.m., City Hall council chambers, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Meeting open to the public. MERIDIAN — Every Child Ready to Read, 6 p.m., Cherry Lane Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. BOISE — Singing My Faith, 6:30 p.m., Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Road, 362-0181. Religious Elements of Indonesian Javanese folk songs with Dr. Ery Djunaedy.

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Hands-on History returns Saturday

GARDEN CITY — Junior paleontologists and their families can explore prehistoric times when “Discover the Dinosaurs” comes to Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood (at Chinden), today through Sunday. Families can learn about the mysteries of life when these giants roamed the earth. “Discover the Dinosaurs” is a unique hands-on exhibit that consists of up to 60 museum-quality and animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can get up-close-and-personal with the creatures. Beyond the exhibit, additional fun activities are available for kids of all ages, including the dino dig, dino den, dino coloring station, scavenger hunt inflatables and unlimited dinosaur rides. Separate tickets can get you into dino gem and fossil mining and dino face painting. The event runs noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $17 (13 and over), $12 (ex-

BOISE — “Eureka! You’ve Struck it Rich (or not)” is the theme of Saturday’s Hands-on History Day at the Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive. The family education program runs noon-3 p.m. This month’s installment will explore gold mining in Idaho. Participants can go back in time and try to find their gold claim with the Idaho Gold Prospectors Association. They also will play a game with gold scales and learn about a group of mining celebrations. Activities are ongoing, so families can come at anytime and stay as long as they like. Admission is $5, $4 for seniors and $3 for children 6-13 and students with ID. Children under 6 are admitted free. Hands-on History continues the first Saturday of each month through December. It highlights themes in the Museum’s featured exhibit, “Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique.”

hibit only) or $20 (exhibit plus) for children (2-12) and $15 for seniors; available at the door.

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waste water treatment facility 31 employees $280 million: treatment plant and collection system’s value — largest city-owned asset 1976: plant’s construction year, built on 40 acres 24/7 operation 2.08 billion gallons: total inflow, FY2012 26.5 million gallons: total reclaimed water, FY2012 380 miles of sewer line in the collection system

improvements 3-story new administration building current admin building remodeled as operations/collections building n additional laboratory space $6.35 million: cost of improvements 2014, fall: hopeful completion date n n

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very time you flush, wash your hands or take a shower, that Public Works Week water — for most Meridian residents — flows to Meridian’s Want to tour the Waste Water Waste Water Treatment Plant. Treatment Facility off North Ten About 5.5 million gallons of water en- Mile Road? You can do that and ter the plant daily, Wastewater Divi- many more activities the week sion Superintendent Tracy Crane said. of June 4-8, the 5th Annual From there, it either flows into Five Public Works Week. Find details Mile Creek or the Boise River or is at mymeridianpress.com. used for irrigation, sewer or industrial purposes. It flows in the Heroes Park fountain, washes your car at Fast Eddie’s and irrigates landscaping at the Ten Mile interchange. Reclaimed water is especially important in the summer, when water use can triple due to irrigation, Crane said. by Holly Beech “We’re essentially able to go from hbeech@mymeridianpress.com raw sewage to this product in 24 © 2013 Meridian Press hours,” Crane said, pointing to a tank of clear water. Even though the water isn’t used for drinking, it’s disinfected with UV light — jumbling the bacteria’s DNA so it can’t replicate — and sometimes chlorine, which is made at the plant.

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Tracy Crane, the superintendent of the Meridian Wastewater Division, speaks at the Meridian Wastewater Treatment Plant Monday.

finished in late 2014. The department, funded through user fees, has been saving up money to avoid raising rates or borrowing money for the expansions. As city grows, treatment plant expands “We don’t go about these improvements haphazardly,” Barry said. The last time rates were raised was in 2010, when the recession In the last 23 years, Meridian went from being the 20th largest city in Idaho to the third largest, Public Works Director Tom Barry said. put a dent in the plant’s development revenues. The department hopes to keep rates the same — a base rate of $8 a month plus adTo keep up, the treatment plant has continuously expanded. The next three improvements, worth about $6.35 million, will be ditional charges for extra use — for the next five years.

Senior center’s Les Boutique gets makeover B efore the Meridian Senior Center moved to Kleiner Memorial Park last year, its second-hand store would bring in $65 on a good week. So when the senior center moved into its new building — The Center at the Park — the store’s new manager Beverly Duffy of Boise knew something had to change. Her efforts to bring elegance and luxury to the shop worked — the store made $200 by Holly Beech opening day. hbeech@mymeridianpress.com “It was so different © 2013 Meridian Press from what everybody was used to seeing,” Duffy said. A chandelier hangs by the doorway, and jewelry, brand-name clothing and vintage China grace the shelves. Duffy and the shop’s interior designer Karen Smith transformed the small store into what’s now called Les Boutique, which averages weekly sales of $400.

Because many of Les Boutique’s items are donated and staff members are volunteers, almost all its revenue goes toward the $200,000 needed to keep The Center at the Park, a popular events venue, operating each year. “I think a lot of people are motivated to donate because they want us to succeed,” volunteer Stephanie B. Martin of Meridian said. “... They love the charm of it.” Volunteers are excited to give people a fun shopping experience while supporting The Center, Duffy said.

about les boutique A second-hand store run by volunteers that opened May 25 at The Center at the Park (Meridian Senior Center). Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. n 888-5555 n meridianseniorscenter.com n 1920 N. Records Way, Meridian n

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glossary Procedures used to respond to school threats: 1. Lockdown: Teachers lock classrooms doors and students move away from windows. Used to respond to threat inside the school. 2. Shelter-in-place: Exterior doors are locked. School goes on as usual but no one goes outside until threat is gone. Used to respond to a threat outside the school. 3. Evacuation: Everyone exits the building. Used when there is a bomb threat, utility issue or fire.

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School Resource Officer Michael Lock patrols during recess outside Sawtooth Middle School Tuesday in Meridian. Lock has been a school officer for about 15 years, previously holding the same position at Meridian Middle School. “I really emphasize education and try to keep these kids in school,” he said.

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omb threats, reports of weapons, gas leaks, power outages — officials responded to all of these issues at Meridian schools this year. Most turned out to be harmless: the bomb threats were a hoax, the gas leak and power issues were fixed, and what was believed to be an ax turned out to be a shovel used for a by Holly Beech hbeech@mymeridianpress.com history lesson. “I can’t remember a year quite © 2013 Meridian Press like this year,” said Joint School District No. 2 spokesman Eric Exline, who’s been with the district about 14 years. Each threat refines the communication and coordination between district officials and law enforcement, he said. “Communication with the school district has probably been the biggest benefit we’ve had,” Meridian Police spokesman Tracy Basterrechea said. “The communication has gotten so much better.” Police consider every threat — even the rash of bomb threats last month that turned out to be teenagers playing a prank — a serious potential danger, he said. And officers systematically do drills and go over procedures to prepare for these situations.

Superintendent Linda Clark receives leadership award

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TREASURE VALLEY — Concordia Law School chose Joint School District No. 2 Superintendent Dr. Linda Clark as one of the first recipients of the Leaders in Action Award, according to the school district’s website. The new award recognizes local leaders who show commitment to making Idaho a better place to live.

Day-to-day operations

About 20 armed officers from Meridian Police, Boise Police and Ada County Sheriff’s Office are assigned to the district’s schools. Called School Resource Officers or Neighborhood Contact Officers, they patrol the halls, interact with students, investigate reports against students and respond to reports of abuse or danger. Officers help with periodic fire, shelter-in-place and evacuation drills. “We do a little bit of everything,” said Meridian Police Officer Michael Lock, who’s been an SRO in the district for about 15 years. Lock builds relationships with students, helping them open up to him and receive correction when needed.

Safety first Even though there have been serious threats over the years, local officials have prevented plans from being carried out, Basterrechea said. “We’ve had kids in the past that have made fairly specific (threats) toward specific students … that we’ve been able to intercept,” he said. Tragic national headlines may put parents on edge, but Basterrechea assures them that student safety is the number one priority for the well-trained officers and school staff.

Clark has served as superintendent since 2004 and has worked for the school district for 35 years as a principal and District Curriculum Director. Richard F. Fields, senior | partner at Moffat Thomas Linda Clark Barrett Rock & Fields in Boise, was also a recipient. He has Joint School almost 50 years litigation and District No. 2 Superintendent dispute resolution experience. Regarding the event and recognition, Gov. Butch Otter wrote:

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April 12: Central Academy, Meridian Middle School, Heritage Middle School and Eagle High School were evacuated due to bomb threats. Eagle Academy received a bomb threat after school was dismissed. April 10: Mountain View High School received shooting threat, went into shelter-in-place mode. Feb. 27: Meridian High School students were evacuated and sent home after school’s power was disrupted by nearby construction work. Feb. 14: Heritage Middle School went into lockdown after a report of an armed suspect inside the school. What was believed to be an ax turned out to be a shovel used for a history lesson. Jan. 22: Meridian Middle School was evacuated due to a gas leak. Nov. 5: Chief Joseph Elementary School went into shelter-inplace mode due to a nearby police standoff. Oct. 10: Renaissance High School and Idaho State UniversityMeridian went into lockdown after reports of an armed suspect. A man with a concealed weapons permit had a gun in his car but intended no harm.

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Looking forward

New look for Meridian football team

Rocky Mountain High golfer Ryleigh Moore eyes strong 5A District III tournament at The Club at SpurWing

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Meridian High football player Richard Bettencourt shows off the Warriors’ new home uniform. Meridian football coach Porter Lacey said in a press release: “We are very excited about the new look and know that it will add to the current excitement surrounding MHS football. … (Players) are extremely committed to the success of the program and deserve to look sharp on the field.”

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Rocky Mountain golfer Ryleigh Moore watches her shot land on the fairway Tuesday at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle.

Meridian football player Kapena Tyler shows off the new logo on the Warriors’ helmets.

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ocky Mountain junior Ryleigh Moore is no stranger to postseason success. As a freshman, she rose to the top of the 5A Southern Idaho Conference and took first place at the District III girls golf meet. She finished fifth and seventh at the 5A state tournament in her freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively. As a sophomore, she also led the Grizzlies to a second-place state finish. ¶ Moore and the Grizzlies begin the postseason next week, when they host the 5A District III meet at The Club at SpurWing. Meridian Press reporter John Wustrow spoke with Moore over the phone earlier this week.

Meridian Press: With the postseason starting next week, what’s your mindset going into it? Ryleigh Moore: Just staying focused and playing my own game and concentrating on keeping my team focused on what’s at hand. MP: How much do you think it helps having districts at SpurWing? RM: It’s a huge advantage. We’re very lucky SpurWing allows us to use their facility. The course is in impeccable shape. MP: What are you favorite and least favorite features of the course? RM: My favorite feature is (hole) No. 6. It’s a par-3 over the water. My least favorite hole is No. 14. It is a very difficult hole and the drive requires a short iron, then you have to hit a longer wood onto the green. But I like all the holes at Spur Wing, they’re all very nice. MP: How have you felt about this golf season, as compared to the last two? RM: I feel that this season, everybody’s improved tremendously. I think we have a good chance to win districts and state this year, as long as we stay focused. Nobody can beat us but ourselves. MP: After finishing second at state last year, how do you think the team has improved? RM: Everybody has worked really hard in the offseason, especially in our fourth and fifth positions. Everybody’s just improved in short game and iron shot and it’s allowed them to consistently shoot lower, as opposed to last year when it was more off and on. They definitively have gained consistency, which is important in golf. I think it’s just due to a lot of hard work on everyone’s part and I’m excited to see where that leads to the next few weeks. MP: Having multiple golfers who can shoot below 80 in a round, what type of an advantage does it give your team? RM: It’s a huge advantage. Our top five all have the ability to

shoot in the 70s or low 80s. It is important in a tournament where you keep four-of-five scores. A lot of good teams have one or two golfers that can shoot that low, then they have to take a couple high scores. So having four or five scores that can shoot low is definitely an advantage. Sometimes we have to throw out a low 80 score, so that’s always a good day. MP: Having won district as a freshman have you felt a little added pressure on you since? RM: I actually think winning it as a freshman allowed me to relax a little more and enjoy the game. It is a game. It allows me to focus on state and winning a state title for my team and my school. MP: As you near the end of your junior year, what type of interest have you received from colleges? RM: I’m actually in the process of contacting coaches through email. Some coaches are definitely interested, or I’m hoping they are based what they say. I’m definitely looking down that path for college and I’m excited to see what opportunities present themselves in the future. MP: Any particular colleges that have interested you? RM: I’m looking at Boise State, staying in the area, but also I’m looking at Cal Poly. I’m also looking at Ivy League schools, because academic and education are important to me. But I’m interested in any offers and I’m going to send out more emails. MP: Going into you senior year next year, what type of mark do you hope to leave on the Rocky Mountain golf program? RM: I hope to just leave a positive impact for the people coming up in the program so they can continue the legacy we created. And I hope they remember the legacy of our team with high character and integrity that worked hard to achieve their goals.

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PLUGGED IN UP & in your words DOWN to all the wonderful residents who make up this amazing community. – Pattie McFarlin Walker for the cheap street lights on Linder and Loretta. Yeah, I get it … the power lines are in the way. – Drew A Pfefferle

to the people who drive on Locust Grove and use the lane that merges over to fly past the backed traffic during rush hour. It’s already backed up as it is and now people have to stop to let those people in and it slows things down even more. – Julie Verkerk to Preece Designer Chocolates. Went there today for the Cash Mob and yummy. – Britt Boudreaux for the people who drink beer in the family section at Meridian Speedway. – Ted L. Faubel to Steve’s Cafe, Ricks Press room and all the other good “locavore” restaurants in Meridian. – Steven Gale to Meridian School District! As a (former) military family, we’ve seen a lot of schools, and the care and attention we got coming into this district has been great, and my kids really love their schools! – Dianne Esplin to all the people who have supported downtown Meridian businesses during construction. Thank you to all the families who shared their stories of losing a child in a car accident. Your bravery has impacted a lot of teens in the community.

‘We are proud Americans’ attitude makes U.S. strong

During my law enforcement career, I have seen many senseless and horrendous crimes committed against innocent people. But even with seeing all of that, the bombings at the Boston Marathon still hit me hard. I have a 9-year-old son and I just can’t imagine how anybody can justify that type of senseless act or think it will accomplish anything good. During the aftermath of that tragedy, I looked at all of the people who jumped in crowd to help the injured and dying in spite of the great risk to themselves. These actions remind me of why we live in the greatest country in the world. Sometimes I think I have a unique perspective because I am a first-generation American. Our father was a Basque immigrant who came to this country at the age of 17 to herd sheep. Our grandfather brought all of his boys to the United States to herd sheep and begin new lives and even though he moved back to Spain to live, he always told me the United States was the greatest country in the world. Our father always told us you are not Basque-American, you are AMERICANS of Basque descent. Why come to a country or bring your kids to a country, where you are going be isolated in the mountains with nothing more than a band of sheep to talk with? You see, my father grew up in Spain under the dictator Francisco Franco, my father was in Gernika the day the Nazis bombed the town and killed thousands of people at Franco’s request. He grew up in a country where speaking the Basque language in public or in schools was outlawed. When the tragedy in Boston occurred, we as Americans did not jump to conclusions about who did this, but instead said, “Let’s find out who did this.” It was this “we are proud Americans” attitude that led to the defeat of these two suspects. In spite of the heinous actions by these two terrorists, the in-custody suspect will be afforded all the rights granted under our Constitution throughout the judicial process. Even though it may be hard for some of us to comprehend after such a horrible crime, it is one more reason we are the greatest country in the world. God Bless the United States of America.

Tracy L. Basterrechea is deputy chief the Meridian Police Department and can be reached at tbasterrechea@meridiancity.org.

what’s on your mind?

in your words

Have you ever said to your child ‘use your words’? It’s funny how that phrase has come up several times lately in a business setting. It really gets down to the fact of how critical communication is. Almost everything we do in a business setting is impacted by communication and how clearly we achieve it. In today’s electronic age the use of the written word is everywhere. It’s easy to communicate by email and text — which are great ways to use our words. But there are times that tone, facial expression and body language can play an important part along with the use of our words. I’ve seen several cases lately where the written word that was sent to someone was interpreted differently than intended, and the recipient did not ask for clarification. A misunderstanding ensued, feelings were hurt and productivity suffered. All of that could have been avoided if the person receiving the communication would have asked for an explanation. At times I wonder if we are so caught up in our ease of communicating with the written word that we forget how critical verbal communication can be. We all laughed at the commercial with the couple sitting across from each other at a restaurant texting each other that they were breaking up. But sometimes I worry about how easy it has become to text or email rather than sit down, face to face, and have those hard conversations. It’s especially easy in the workplace where it is appropriate to keep emotions in check and sometimes it’s easier to coach or deal with an employee through email, but you need to be sure that it is followed up with a conversation so that facial expressions and tone can play their part in the communication. Many times the most effective way can be to have a conversation and then document it so that both parties have it on record. Many times in reading the documentation you may find that something that was stated verbally may have been misinterpreted. Documenting a conversation seems to have gotten a stigma of being a bad thing, but it can help with clarification and tracking progress on projects, office procedure and even some day-today activities. Just remember “use your words.” Write, call or talk face to face, it all helps us understand each other and what we need to accomplish.

Anne Little Roberts is the executive director of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce and can be reached at anne@meridianchamber.org.

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Music What: Boise Philharmonic presents Rachmaninov with guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi Where: 8 p.m. tonight, Swayne Auditorium, 707 Fern St., Nampa; 8 p.m. Saturday, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise Website: boisephilharmonic.org Tickets: Starting at $23.50 in Nampa, $25 in Boise What: Contemporary pianist Rudolf Budginas and his band When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S., Nampa Website: nampaciviccenter.com Tickets: $33

Theater What: Boise Music Week’s “South Pacific” When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through May 11; 2 p.m. May 11 Where: Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise Website: boisemusicweek.org Tickets: Available free to non-ticket holders 30 minutes prior to each performance What: Morrison Center Family Series presents “SkippyJon Jones” When: 2 p.m. May 19 Where: Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise Website: idahotickets. com or morrisoncenter. com Tickets: $8.50

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Schooners Pub and Grill General Manager Rene Ramirez pours a few beers Wednesday afternoon at the Main Street Meridian restaurant.

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Go for fun or go for time at these five run, walk and bike races and help raise money for various causes. Poop Scoot 5k and 3k run and walk June 8, 8:30 a.m., 8th Street Park Register at meridiancity.org or call 888-2191

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 208-467-9253 /// M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. /// ONLINE 24/7 MyMeridianClassifieds.com MyMeridianClassifieds.com GENERAL DIRECTV is currently recruiting for the following position in Nampa:

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Nampa Transit is seeking part time vehicle operators for our local fixed routes and intercounty routes. At Nampa Transit, safety is our #1 priority! We ensure this by employing caring reliable individuals to transport our customers to and from their destinations. When you join the team, you will not only be impacting the lives of other people, but you can also reap the benefits that you would expect from a leader in the transportation industry. MIN. REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully complete a DOT physical, Drug Screen, and background check. Must possess or be able to obtain a Class B CDL with passenger endorsement. WAGE: Nampa Transit offers paid training at $9.00 an hour. Once training is complete the hourly rate goes to $9.35 an hour. Apply in person between 9-5 at 1616 Industrial Road Nampa, Idaho

HEALTHCARE Caregiver needed for 41year old male with Developmental Disabilities. Duties include: skills programming, supervision, community accompaniment to Rec Center, meds supervision. Requires 6 months PAID experience with Developmental Disabilities, current CPR/First Aid, Assistance with Meds, valid DL, 18 yrs of age or higher. Call 466-3196, ask for Josh.

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Sports Copy Editor/Designer The Idaho Press-Tribune seeks a sports designer/copy editor to assist with the daily print and digital sports sections that reach 110,000 unduplicated readers weekly. Needs experience in copy editing and actual design of sports pages. Located in Nampa about 20 miles from Boise, the area offers national-caliber entertainment options, a four-season climate that provides close access to skiing and other winter sports, urban recreation, and nearby camping and warm-weather outdoors activities, a wide range of parks and related amenities as well as safe schools and neighborhoods. Send resume, cover letter, explaining why you are the best candidate for the job, and five examples of your best design work to: iptsports@idahopress.com.

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PUBLIC PROXY BID AUCTION Bidding opens Thursday May 2nd at 3:00 pm Bidding closes Noon Tuesday May 7th. Preview: Friday May 3rd from 10 am to 3 pm. Vehicles & other items from: City of Boise, State of Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare, State of Idaho Industrial Commission, & others Register and bid online at: http://daaid.autoremarketers. com Dealers Auto Auction of Idaho 3323 Port Street Nampa, ID 208-463-8250 www.daaofidaho.com

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