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Meridian- and Boise-based bands say their local fans are loyal and extremely supportive. “We love the people here, and we love the fact that we started here,” Waking Jordan lead singer Kelly Potter said. But being a smaller area, the Valley can be tough place to build a following, musicians say, especially with the shortage of all-ages venues.

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Meridian resident Graham DeLaet, a former Boise State golfer, received an invitation to compete in the British Open, which starts Thursday in Scotland.

During the Meridian budget workshops for fiscal year 2014, City Council agreed to contract with the Idaho Humane Society for animal control and sheltering services, starting Oct. 1.

Treasure Valley Children’s Theater founder and director Autumn Kersey reflects on the company’s first year. “We’re hoping we can be the gateway to introducing kids to theater.”

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his week I had so much fun visiting two homes/practice studios in Boise to interview Hollow Wood and Waking Jordan, two popular bands with Meridian ties. They inspired me with their dedication to music — even when progress is slow or people don’t believe in them. I couldn’t include all their insight about the local music scene in this week’s cover story (see page 3). But rather than hoard these great quotes on my laptop, I’ve decided to share them with you here. Enjoy! Q: What’s it like building a name for yourself as a musician in the Valley?  “Be patient because you’re not just going to start a band in your garage and someone’s going to call you out of the blue and say, ‘Come play!’ … You have to work your way up.” — Lyndsay Wright, Hollow Wood singer, pianist  “I love playing here because everyone here is like family.” — Kelly Potter, Waking Jordan lead singer  “You start to get to know these other (musicians) and that they’re trying to do the same things. And it’s not a competition, it doesn’t feel like that here at least.” — Steven Kent, Waking Jordan guitarist  “(Fans) are crazy supportive. They’re so excited to have something coming out of Boise that is really representing and kind of spreading the name, putting Boise on the map.” — Kaleb Hundersmarck, Waking Jordan drummer  “I hear a lot of people complain about Boise, like, ‘I like Portland, I like Seattle, I like San Francisco.’ And those cities are great, I love those cities, but at the end they day, Boise’s awesome and I think it’s a great place to be an artist.” — Adam Jones, Hollow Wood lead singer, guitarist

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The 23rd Annual Lawn Party to benefit the Idaho Humane Society is July 18. The event, featuring a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions and dinner hosted by Incredible Edibles, will be held at a private residence overlooking Ann Morrison Park in Boise. This is the largest fundraiser for IHS, with ticket prices set at $150. Register at bit.ly/13Otmp5.

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Q: What are some of the challenges you face?  “I really do think it would be helpful if there were more all-ages venues.” — Danika McClure, Hollow by Holly Beech Wood cellist hbeech@mymeridianpress.com  “A big obstacle for any musi© 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS cian is figuring out how to afford it.” — Potter  “You gotta be willing to put up with a lot of crap, a lot of people telling you you can’t do it. Your family’s not necessarily going to go, ‘Hey, yeah why don’t you drop out of college and go play music?’ … We’ve all played out of garages on terrible equipment, driven Mom’s minivan to get equipment from show to show, we’ve all been there.” — Hundersmarck Q: What does success mean to you?  “I just want to get music out there and for people to hear it and love it. … Success for me isn’t necessarily the most numbers or money or whatever, it’s just that I’m connecting with people.” — Kent  “A big part of success as far as our goal that we’ve come together and actually decided on is not only to benefit ourselves but to take a lot of the things that we’re accomplishing and doing and pass it off to people who need it.” — Hundersmarck  “It’s defi nitely more of a mentality thing. When you realize what you’re doing it for, everything else, I think everything falls into place. You’re doing it for the music. Fame and money and stuff is just a byproduct of what you really want to do — if you’re lucky.” — Potter

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Front page big: Guitarist Hayden Jensen of the Meridian-based band Hollow Wood performs at Boise’s 2013 Treefort Music Fest in March. (Courtesy Jenny Bowler Design & Photography) Front page small: Member of the band Waking Jordan, from left, Trent Koritansky, Kelly Potter, Kaleb Hundersmark and Steven Kent in the band’s home studio. (Greg Kreller/IPT)

Metal Fest hits Meridian this weekend

Above: Waking Jordan band members, from left, Steven Kent, Kaleb Hundersmark and Kelly Potter practice in the band’s home studio. (Greg Kreller/IPT) Below: Bassist Jeff Bull, Jr., of the Meridian-based band Hollow Wood performs at Boise’s 2013 Treefort Music Fest in March. (Courtesy Jenny Bowler Design & Photography)

WHAT: 26 hard rock and metal bands, with headliner Saliva WHEN: July 12-14 WHERE: The New Frontier Club, 116 E. Broadway Ave, Meridian WEB: bit.ly/MetalFestMeridian

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reasure Valley musicians say building a fan base requires a lot of grit and a lot of patience. “If you want to build a local scene, you literally have to build it from the ground up,” Hollow Wood singer and pianist Lyndsay Wright of Meridian said. “... You say yes to all these little coffee shops, whether there’s five or 10 people, and you just by Holly Beech keep doing that and you build relahbeech@mymeridianpress.com tionships.” © 2013 Meridian Press But once you build that following, local fans are extremely loyal and excited to see Idaho success stories, Waking Jordan drummer Kaleb Hundersmarck of Boise said. “It’s very personal, it’s very close knit,” he said. “It’s not like other towns where people may have necessarily heard your name but have no clue who you are. … They really want to know who you are and want to be involved in what you’re doing.” A lot of musicians say that’s what makes Treasure Valley a great place for artists. But the area does come with its own challenges, such as a shortage of all-age venues. “There isn’t a place for bands like us that are all-ages anymore, which is kind of tragic because … a lot of our friends are younger,” Hollow Wood cellist Danika McClure said. Another obstacle is Idaho’s small population. Where does Meridian fit in local music scene? “I don’t know if there’s enough of the following in the showgoers … to really fully give a band success here,” Meridian recording When it comes to venues, Boise has a bit of a monopoly. But Meridian coffee artist Nathan Barnes said. shops and bars give lesser-known artists an outlet. The goal is to get big enough so you can tour out of state, WakThe New Frontier Club, one of Meridian’s oldest bars, opens its doors to musicians ing Jordan lead singer Kelly Potter of Boise said. Waking Jordan — who have a small following or are just starting out. ranked Idaho’s No. 1 rock band by ReverbNation — toured in Ari“It’s one of those chicken-or-the-egg things: Bars want a band that has a good zona last month with three former contestants from “The Voice,” following, and in order to get a good following, you have to be playing someincluding Amy Whitcomb and Idaho-based Midas Whale. This where,” New Frontier Club manager Bem Alidjani said. “We’re not out to make weekend, Waking Jordan is in Utah playing another show with a million dollars, we’re just out to keep the community in a positive outlook Whitcomb. toward the local musicians. It’s a passion and talent just like any other job, and But no matter where touring takes you, it’s always important to value your roots, Potter said. they need to have homes to play.” “We love the people here, and we love the fact that we started here and that everyone was supportive enough to get us to the point where we can actually move to other areas and show our “I think (Treefort) really shows what Boise has to offer besides music elsewhere,” he said. just people who think, ‘Oh, what’s in Idaho?’” Wright said. “They have these amazing bands, artists, photographers, everything.” Treefort gives Treasure Valley artists a boost Treefort allows bands to network with each other, which, just In its first two years, Treefort Music Fest has featured hundreds like networking with fans, is really valuable, McClure said. of local and out-of-state artists at a slew of venues in Boise. Hollow “You just meet all these incredible people that are doing the Wood members say that’s been their biggest source of exposure, exact same things that we want to do and can give you advice or even landing them a gig in Canada this summer. supplement moving forward,” she said.

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Saint Alphonsus opens Meridian diabetes and education center MERIDIAN — Saint Alphonsus Health System has opened a new diabetes care and education center in Meridian. The new location at 3250 W. Cherry Lane will allow for additional patient access, increased individual and group classes and additional room to grow, Cindy Horrocks, manager of the Saint Alphonsus Diabetes Care and Education Program, said. Saint Alphonsus cared for more than 894 diabetes patients in 2013, according to a news release. The health system now offers diabetes services in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. The centers are staffed by certified diabetes educators, a nurse practitioner and certified nurse specialist. They offer diabetes self-management education, medical management of diabetes, insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring, foot care and wound care collaboration.

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Romona Rose Kutch, 80, of 84, of Meridian, died July 04,2013. Services Nampa, died July 5, 2013. Services are are pending Nampa Funeral Home, under the direction of Alsip Funeral Yraguen Chapel. 208-442-8171 Chapel, Nampa. 466-3545. Lauren Lane, 24, of Meridian, Marilyn J. Bieker,

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Daisy is a 1-year-old spayed female Labrador. She is a sweet, mellow girl who suffers from separation anxiety and requires a home where her people are around a majority of the time. It is reported she is house-trained, loves car rides and gets along with children and other dogs. Her adoption fee is $23.50. For more information on Daisy and our other available dogs, please visit meridianhumanesociety.org or call 794-0944.

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The Center for Education Excellence in Alternative Settings awarded the inaugural Lighting the Fire award to Joe Buckles, an instructor of social studies, math and speech at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Center in Nampa. The national award recognizes instructors who have demonstrated Bonnie success across a range of effective teaching Spencer practices and who have provided outstanding leadership within the education communities they serve. n The Central District Health Department hired Bonnie M. Spencer as chief financial officer. Spencer is a certified public accountant and certified public manager. She has worked in various roles for the South Central Public Health District in Twin Falls for the past 30 years, the last seven as deputy director. n

THINGS TO DO Today MERIDIAN — Kuna High School Class of 1983 Reunion, July 12-13, Coolwater Creek Events, 7255 S. Eagle Road. It’s time for our 30th reunion. July 12 at Coolwater Creek Event Center $50/person, July 13 at the private residence of Steve and Carri King, potluck. If you have not been contacted please call Steve King (208) 463-0703 or email duhkings@ gscwireless.net. BOISE — Family Snooze at the Zoo, 7 p.m.-9 a.m., Zoo Boise, 355, Julia Davis Dr. A memorable experience is sure to be had by all who attend Snooze at the Zoo! Zoo guides will provide your family with evening and early morning treks through the zoo. Activities, games, art projects, and up-close animal encounters are also part of the adventure. Light evening snack and breakfast and covered sleeping areas provided. Intended for children 7 years and older. Children’s parent/ guardian(s) must be present throughout the entire program. One adult per five children. Cost for annual passholders is $40, Boise residents $45, others $50. Register by calling the Overnights Program Coordinator at 3844125, ext. 209.

Saturday MERIDIAN — Teen Movie Night, 8 p.m.-

11:30 p.m., Settler’s Pond, corner of Ustick and Meridian roads. This is a trial year for an offshoot of the popular CableONE Movie Night in Meridian program. It gives teens their own movie nights to meet up with friends and take in a free movie picked specifically for them. Tonight’s movie is “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” BOISE — Barry Manilow in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive. Barry Manilow, the undisputed No. 1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time brings his “Manilow In Concert… Direct from Broadway” to Boise. Manilow will perform hits like “Mandy,”“I Write the Songs” and “Copacabana (At The Copa).” EAGLE — Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive. This is the world’s largest rocky mountain oyster feed, put on by the Eagle Volunteer Fire Association. Tickets are $15 for pre-sale (until day of event), $20 day of and $10 for kids (6 and under), which includes all you can eat and three beverages. Beer for the adults, soda and water for the young ones. Live music and much more. For more information and ticket sales visit eaglefire.org. BOISE — Broadway Vet Community Dog Wash Fundraiser, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., Broadway Veterinary Hospital, 350 E. Linden St. Let us wash your pooch for a donation benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. All of the proceeds go to charity. Suggested

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Sunday NAMPA — Lakeside Lavender You Cut Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1003 West Locust Lane. Photography, food drive, yoga and more. Details at lakesidelavender.com. MERIDIAN — Rookie Rugby Camp, 6:30-8 p.m., July 22-25, four locations. Last day to register for the camp for discounted rate of $35. After today, registration is $45. This camp is for girls and boys entering first through sixth grades, and rookie rugby is a safe, noncontact game. Registration includes a shirt, rugby ball and quality coaching from skilled coaches and players. Bring water, proper footwear and a great attitude. Go to www. rugbyidaho.com for more information and to register.

Tuesday NAMPA — Snake River Stampede, 5:30 p.m. gate opening, Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd. Now in its 98th year, this rodeo is one of the top 10 regular season professional rodeos in the nation. Get your cowboy on as you watch bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies’ barrel racing, plus mutton busting for the kids and the famous Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team.

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$0-$8: race registration fee for riders, on top of required USA BMX membership, ranging from $1 daily fee to $60 annual membership. $0 spectator fee 6 p.m.: registration 7 p.m.: races start

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Two-year-olds Arlo Sexton, left, and Jaylynn Dundon, right, race on strider bicycles at the Eagle Foothills BMX track Tuesday afternoon.

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I mean, it’s like that for all of the tracks,” Miller said. She hopes new national BMX initiatives — including a coaching program that starts Jan. 1 — will boost the sport’s momentum. “Every track

in the nation will have to have a (certified) coach,” she said. “... For everybody that wants to learn something new, to advance in their skill level, there will be a clinic. There will be a lot of one-on-one coaching for the kids.”

Freestyle BMX Meridian does not have a BMX race track, but riders can enjoy freestyle BMX at the Tully Park skatepark, 2500 North Linder Road. Feeling adventurous? Look for five stories to find skateboards, BMX bike, kayaks and clothing to look the part on page 10.

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Former Boise State golfer Graham DeLaet watches his tee shot soar down the fairway on the 18th hole during his opening round at the Albertsons Boise Open Sept. 15, 2011, at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise. Now on the PGA Tour, the Meridian resident has been invited to play in the British Open, which begins July 18 at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland.

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It will be the first major for the Weyburn, Saskatchewan, native, who turned pro in 2006, after his Boise State career. He has made 74 starts on the PGA tour in his career and has made the cut in 16 of 19 tournaments that he has entered in 2013. He has five top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, earning just over $1.5 million. He is currently ranked 23rd in the world in the FedEx Cup standings. Nampa native Robert Garrigus also qualified for the Open. Garrigus played in the 2011 tournament and missed the cut.

Meridian High grad Panzeri to play in Boise Open The Boise Open announced two competitors who will be appearing in this month’s Boise Open with sponsor exemptions on Monday. Tournament director David Babcock confirmed that Joe Panzeri and Chris Williams will be competing. Panzeri is a Meridian High graduate who currently plays on the PGA Canadian Tour. Williams is a Moscow High graduate who completed his senior season at the University of Washington in the spring.

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The goal of the agreement is to Before any changes take place, he da County fire and paramedic agencies have created a Joint Powers Agreement to unify streamline the county’s emergency medadded, all parties involved must be and streamline emergency medical servic- ical services and eliminate duplications, in agreement. es. On Tuesday, Meridian Fire Department Meridian Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer said. Parties will formally sign the got approval from City Council to jump on “Right now we have paramedics on agreement July 17. board. Station No. 1 on Franklin Road. The “Once we get this signed in Ada Councilmen did have some reservations — they County has paramedics less than a mile County it will be the most formal want to make sure the city away. It doesn’t make sense,” he said. “So EMS agreement anywhere in the still has a say over its EMS as we go through that we say, ‘OK, this staby Holly Beech state,” Niemeyer said. “It’s a really hbeech@mymeridianpress.com system — but all four voted tion here does not make any sense whatin favor of joining the new soever, but we really, really need coverage © 2013 Meridian Press big deal.” agreement, which lasts un- way out there.’” He expects the public won’t notil Sept. 30, when it must be This has led some crew members to tice any big changes during the first renewed for the new fiscal year. wonder about the future of their jobs. year. The next step, he said, is to MaRK Niemeyer “I can support it until Sept. 30 at least,” Councilman “That’s a big fear, and our guys have bring the Joint Powers Agreement Keith Bird said. had that question about, ‘What if?’ … Meridian fire chief board of elected officials together, Also involved are Boise, Eagle and Star fire districts, What I’ve told everybody is put the ‘what Ada County Paramedics and North Ada County Fire ifs’ away right now, because there’s a lot to be dis- including two Ada County commissioners, and estabRescue. cussed,” he said. lish a chairman and bylaws.

Once we get this signed in Ada County it will be the most formal EMS agreement anywhere in the state. It’s a really big deal.”

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uring a two-day budget workshop this week, Meridian city departments presented their financial needs and requests for fiscal year 2014 to City Council. The public will have a chance to comment on the budget — which is still in an early, tentative stage — Aug. 20. by Holly Beech The total city budget that’s hbeech@mymeridianpress.com being proposed for next year is © 2013 Meridian Press $70.7 million, including $25.5 million for new enhancements — including personnel changes and new equipment — to maintain or improve city services, Meridian Accounting Manager Todd Lavoie said. But these early figures are susceptible to change, he said, and the total budget doesn’t yet include carryover funds from ongoing capital projects.

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Enhancement requests include: n $2.5 million requested by the Police Department for new Public Safety Training Facility n $1.4 million requested by Information Technology to invest in a new fiber-optics system, owned by a third party, to connect city facilities and secure communications in the case of a power outage. n $15,000 to redesign the city’s website and create a mobile version. The last redesign was in 2009. n $60,000 to extend a Valley Regional Transit Boise bus route to Meridian, involving Ustick Road, Meridian Road and Fairview Avenue. n 4.5 new full-time employees.

City will close animal shelter, contract with IHS

Meridian City Council gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the city to contract animal shelter and control services with Idaho Humane Society, starting Oct. 1. The contract will cost about $357,615 a year, compared to the Meridian shelter’s annual operating budget of $220,588, Volunteers at Meridian Valley Humane Society have repeatedly asked the city to keep the shelter local. But with the wastewater treatment plant expansion set to eliminate one of the shelter’s buildings, the time has come to find a new solution, Meridian Police Lt. John Overton previously told Council. Meridian is the only entity in the county that doesn’t contract with IHS, he said. Meridian Valley Humane Society Board President Connie Petersen has also spoken in favor of the merge. “While it saddens me deeply to see Meridian Valley Humane Society have to change and evolve from our current small group that offers intimate care and loves each animal, I feel it’s absolutely necessary,” she told City Council June 4.

Meridian celebrates Fourth Above: Kadie Kellar, 12, Caldwell, looks down from the top of a climbing wall at the Meridian Fourth of July celebration at Storey Park in Meridian. Below: Friends Chloe Solis, 6, left, and Angeli Ventresca, 5, Kuna, play on the playground at Storey Park.  More photos at mymeridianpress. com

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Children’s theater vs. youth theater Children’s theater n Produced by adults for young audiences. “Kids see great theater and their imagination is brought to life. … We try to select material that doesn’t talk down to kids, because kids hate that. They’re smart, and they want to be treated like they’re smart. And it’s also adorable for the parents when it’s smart material.”— Treasure Valley Children’s Theater founder Autumn Kersey Youth theater n Young people do the performing. “It’s really about the leadership skills that they develop working on a team, learning how to think outside the box, creatively problem solving, learning skills that they can use in the real world.” — Kersey

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Local kids perform with Treasure Valley Children’s Theater actors Jennifer Stockwell Doner and Mike Cronen at Rocky Mountain High School in March as part of the Meridian Arts Commission’s spring theater program.

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f you think of it, take a moment this month to wish Treasure Valley Children’s Theater a happy first By the numbers birthday. Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, July 2012 to July 2013 Director Autumn Kersey founded the Meridian 2 main productions company last July, hoping to reach kids in the westn “Alice in Wonderland” ern Treasure Valley with more opportunities to be inn “The Scent of the Roses: The Unlikely Tales of Molly Moonspired by theater and learn how to act. TVCT has put on two major productions for kids, shine” toured local libraries with an original musical and host3 smaller productions: ed drama workshops for youth as young as 4 years old. n Summer tour at four libraries with original musical produc“My instinct is that Meridian was sorely undertion, “Earthworms Make America Great” served for these types of opportunities,” said Kersey, n “Oh the Places You’ll Go” readers theater for Meridian Library’s who founded Boise’s youth acting program 14 years Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration ago. “... We’re hoping we can n “The Misunderstood Wolf,” an original presentation and be the gateway to introducby Holly Beech collaboration with the Meridian Arts Commission and Missoula hbeech@mymeridianpress.com ing kids to theater by showing Children’ s Theater them great theater, that we © 2013 Meridian Press 1,260 people saw a TVCT performance can ignite their imagination 5 youth workshops: Musical Theater, Creative Dramatics, Drama through our workshops and classes and provide that Camp, Audition Workshop, Special Meridian Arts Commission session next-step education.” 77 kids participated in workshops The company is made up of seven adult actors who $10: typical price per hour for drama work shops, which generput on plays for kids. But this summer, Kersey plans to start a youth theater nonprofit in Meridian, where ally are an hour a week for four, 8 or 12 weeks. young people get to do the acting. The Youth Troupe’s first performance will be the “School House Rock Live” musical in October. lives, Kersey said. The skills, friendships and memories the kids gain In year two, watch for more adult and youth plays and from acting will likely stick with them the rest of their musicals, workshops and opportunities for kids to act.

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Theater What: Titus Theatricals presents “The Bench Musical Reading: Journey Into Love” When: 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S., Nampa Website: nampaciviccenter.com Tickets: $25

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New program encourages teens to drive responsibly and keep roads safe for all of us

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Summer is traditionally the deadliest time for teen drivers because they spend more time on the road. As a community it is important we educate our teens on the dangers that exist when getting behind the wheel so they can make informed decisions while navigating our city’s streets. One way we are doing this is by creating strategies for driving success through the Teen Roadway Safety Advocates (TeenRSA) program. The TeenRSA program was started as a way to engage youth in improving road safety near their schools and in their communities. It is modeled after a process that has been used for years around the world to systematically look at roadway safety issues from a multi-disciplinary approach. Through this process, students not only learn about the roadway environment but also about how drivers and other road users behave in those areas. In performing road safety assessments,

ing in Meridian’s initial TeenRSA are members of the Mayors Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), a group that has successfully lobbied against texting while driving, advocated seat belt use and explored other teen safety issues. By involving our MYAC members, it is our hope to build continuity into the teen safety programs and instill a positive culture built around being safe and smart. So as you are out and about this summer near Rocky Mountain, Meridian or Mountain View high schools, I encourage you to be on the lookout for a TeenRSA near you! The work they are doing just might have an impact on someone you know or love during the 100 deadliest days of summer.

teams are formed to look at existing or potential roadway safety problems with a “fresh set of eyes,” often tapping into the personal knowledge of members of the community who may not have roadway or transportation expertise. In the TeenRSA Program, students equipped with cameras, clip boards and safety vests will look at roadways, bike paths, sidewalks, bus stops and parking lots in and around their schools and neighborhoods. Working with the guidance of advisers from the Meridian Police Department, the youth teams collectively identify potential problems and document what they find, develop ideas for potential solutions, and advocate for improvements. The majority of the high school students participat-

UP & DOWN for recycling only coming every other week! to the Kleiners for donating such a beautiful park to the community. I think we need to consider having landscape recycling pick ups. When we lived in Illinois, we didn’t have to pay any more, but instead of filling the landfills with landscape materials (grass, tree branches, etc.) they went to a special area because they break down faster than trash. to no glass recycling.

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Abundant summer sunshine provides great source of healthy Vitamin D With the arrival of warm weather, yard work and summer sports, we are increasing our daily dose of sunshine. Let’s hope that, along with sunshine, we are increasing our daily dose of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps our bodies ab-

sorb calcium and plays a significant role in bone formation and strength. It’s important for the function of our muscles, nerves and immune system. More recent evidence suggests that Vitamin D may be significant in preventing certain cancers, such as colon and breast, as well as cardiovascular disease. An important source of Vitamin D is sunshine. When ultraviolet rays hit our skin, our bodies make Vitamin D. Dietary sources of Vitamin D include fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon¸ as well as eggs, beef liver and cheese. It’s also added to foods such as milk, orange juice, breakfast cereals and infant formula. With the abundance of sunshine and foods fortified with Vitamin D, you would think all of

us would have sufficient levels. Unfortunately, more than 40 percent of American adults do not get enough Vitamin D. In fact, most of us living in northern climates are at risk for Vitamin D deficiency. We just don’t get enough sunshine enough months of the year. Other risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency include a vegetarian diet, obesity, old age, being a breastfed infant and having dark skin. Recommended daily doses of the Sunshine Vitamin are somewhat dependent on age, with children needing 400 international units daily and adults needing 600. However, if you are deficient in Vitamin D, your recommended daily dose may be much larger. I’m not advocating tanning beds or that you go without sunscreen to get your

daily dose of Vitamin D. That would increase your risk for skin cancer. I’m not telling you to guzzle milk by the gallon or eat eggs by the dozen. I am recommending that you spend some time outdoors every day. I also recommend you optimize your daily intake of foods containing Vitamin D and that you discuss the possibility of Vitamin D deficiency, testing and supplementation with your health care provider. So slather on the sunscreen, chug down some fortified milk and consider all the healthy benefits to be found with the Sunshine Vitamin.

Dr. Kelly Pesnell is an assistant clinical nursing professor at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center and a family nurse practitioner at the West Valley Rural Clinics.

to the Meridian Fire Department for its firetruck leading our parade in Baldwin Park! for record high temperatures! for all the bad, negative news. for valley fruits coming on to eat and can fresh! Heat grows our foods! to stupid people coming to a complete stop on the interstate when there’s no accident, no reason. Then all of a sudden they start going, but at half speed.

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Manufactured Homes. Ready to move into. Low down payment. Located in Nampa & Caldwell. OWC/OAC. 454-1639 between 10am-3pm, M-F or after hours & weekend. Call 989-8721

Low downs, in Nampa Happy Valley Park. OAC/OWC

465-5353 or 250-8873

Low income elderly complex with loving family atmosphere.

We have covered parking, club house & a limited access building. We are close to West Valley Medical Center in a country setting. Must be 62+.

NOTE: The following advertisers have certified that these properties meet the standards set by the Fair Housing Act of 1968; amended on 1989, and therefore qualify as “Housing for the Elderly,” and may be advertised as such.

Find your perfect home

612 West Logan Street, Caldwell.

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Call 454-0004 for appointment. Logan Park is an Opportunity Provider

Serving Nampa/Caldwell

466-4888

HAPPY VALLEY PARK Double/singlewide lots available. Quick freeway access.

465-5353

Rent subsidized, non medical services, including meals at additional fee. First response staff on duty 24 hours.

Call 459-7075 or ITT 800-545-1833 ext. 315 to see your future home.

MIDWAY PARK

FOR SALE

Quiet Country Park 2 spaces available. 465-5353

AFFORDABLE HOUSING Sandlewood & Nottingshire Apts. Caldwell.

Call 459-4434.

1-2-3 Bedroom Units $300-$900 HOMES FOR SALE

Has 1 bedroom apartments in country setting ready for you to move in.

Come & enjoy fun times doing crafts, games, puzzles & potlucks.

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NEWSPAPER DELIVERY ROUTES

The Idaho Press-Tribune has Newspaper delivery routes available for self employed independent contractors in the Homedale/Marsing & other areas. We also have routes available for Friday only deliveries in the Meridian Press. Need proof of insurance and valid driver's license. Newspaper Delivery is done in the early morning hours and 7 days a week. If interested please call our Home Delivery Manager Kim Hardy at 208-465-8180.

HEALTHCARE

DRIVERS

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls

Trucking Job Fair

Full-time position available. Must be an Idaho-certified nursing assistant. Long-term care experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment.

on Thursday, July 11th from 4-7 pm at the Boise Hotel & Conference Center and on Friday, July 12th from 4-7pm at the Nampa Shilo Inn (on Shilo Blvd) from 4-7pm. This is your chance to get a great career with us!! Show up and get interviewed on the spot! www.transystemsllc.com. 866-253-5480

Lela Higgins 208-736-3933 208-736-3941 Fax 1828 Bridgeview Blvd. Twin Falls, ID 83301 Lela_Higgins@LCCA.com Visit us: LCCA.COM. EOE/M/F/V/D 41016 FOOD SERVICE

Salesperson Commercial Printing Division The Idaho Press-Tribune is seeking a salesperson for our growing commercial printing division. This position offers flexibility in hours and work location. Competitive salary, commission, mileage and phone allowance. Some statewide/regional travel required. Candidate should be a self-starter, able to work independently, be inquisitive in seeking out new customer relationships and provide top notch customer service to existing clients. Knowledge of web offset printing preferable. Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@idahopress.com. A Pioneer News Group company.

TO PLACE AN AD CALL THE IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE at 467-9253

Now hiring experienced and qualified staff for new restaurant in Caldwell. Please send letter of interest including experience, availability, and salary requirements to: PO Box 1497 Caldwell, ID 83606, or manzo322@gmail.com

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Riding Saddle

STRAW TOP BALES $2.00/bale. Call 454-5146 or 570-2603.

Civil War, Stampede US CAW I consider very good condition for age, asking $575.00 Or best offer. Plus, 2 Civil War Bayonets, very nice condition, asking $295.00 each. Call 385-0495

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Transportation

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1996 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo package. 4.0 6 cylinder, auto, AC, tilt. Power windows/ locks. Newer Michellin LTX radials 90+ %. 176K miles. Runs well, good condition. $3250. 409-3702

Convertible 350 V8 Beautiful Car, all original $11,950.00 Or best offer Call 385-0495 for details

1976 Pacer

FULL ROLL CAGE

1995 CHEVY CAPRICE LT1 Police Super Pursuit Car. Auto, AC. 4 wheel disc brakes, 16” rims. Front bucket seats only with 5 point harness's. 82K miles. $2550. 409-3702

1970 Chevy Impala

2003 GMC Sonoma SLS X-cab, 4x4, 4.3 5 speed. Air conditioner, Power windows/locks/tilt/cruise. Radio/CD. Bedliner, alloy wheels. Very sharp! 81K miles. 1St $7,250. 409-3702

70,000 original miles very nice car, runs great. $2,395.00 Call 385-0495

SHOP CLASSIFIED 467-9253

1978 31' fifth wheel travel trailer, rough, but usable. Will consider a vehicle trade. $1,200 1980 8x40 travel trailer, $2,500. Call 466-1612


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