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COVER: Where do Meridian’s homeless find shelter? Unlike its neighboring cities Nampa and Boise, Meridian does not have a homeless shelter. One local family chose to stay in a hotel rather than be split up in valley shelters. But community leaders say a new Meridian shelter might not be the most efficient or feasible solution.

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SPORTS The Rocky Mountain High girls basketball team remains undefeated nine games into the season. And the Grizzlies’ boys basketball squad suffered its first loss Wednesday.

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BUSINESS

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Coleman Homes’ 10,000-squarefoot Meridian headquarters, including a design gallery, is taking shape on Ten Mile Road. Also, get the latest news on how Ada County’s housing market compares to last year.

The “wine and paint” concept has taken hold in Eagle at My Masterpiece Parties. Gather up your friends and a bottle of wine and try your hand at painting. Remember, it’s all about “fun art,” not fine art.

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Meridian’s rehousing efforts: new home, fresh start Meridian resources for homeless Meridian Food Bank issues food and backpack full of supplies. 133 W. Broadway Ave. n Meridian Library provides computers and help with online job applications. 1326 W. Cherry Lane and 3531 E. Overland Road. n CATCH, Inc., partners with Joint School District No. 2, to rehouse families in need. n A person without a permanent address can receive mail at the Meridian Post Office using the address: General Delivery, Meridian, ID 83642. The post office is located at 1200 N. Main St. n Rescue Manual: selfrescuemanual.com n More on rehousing efforts: endhomelessness.org n

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hen people experiencing homelessness come to the Meridian Food Bank, director Dan Clark pulls out a Rescue Manual and directs them to nearby resources. A shelter, however, is miles away in Boise or Nampa. “So many people right now, they’ll sleep in cars or tents. … Now, it’s cold during the day, too, so there is no way to get warm, and that’s tough. I just don’t know how they do it,” Clark said. He said some people hoped the Food Bank would bring a homeless shelter to Meridian, but that’s not within reach. City Light, Boise Rescue Mission’s women’s and children’s shelter, serves a growing need. Six years ago the shelter saw about 35 people each night. Now, it’s between 100 and 150, Jean Lockhart, the Mission’s vice president of women’s and children’s ministries, said. Women’s shelters see a spike in residents in the summer. That’s because several women wait to move out of a friend’s home or leave a bad romantic relationship until their kids are out of school, Lockart said.

CRIME WATCH

Village ice rink draws families

Meridian Police Department Log Dec. 11-Dec. 17

Police made the following arrests or issued charges: 4 DUI 1 vehicle accident 3 warrants 3 driving without privileges 2 possession of marijuana 1 disturbing the peace 2 open container 2 battery 1 domestic battery in the presence of a child 1 petit theft 2 providing false information 1 domestic battery 1 leaving the scene of an accident 1 inattentive driving 1 minor in consumption 1 violating terms of release

Men’s shelters, on the other hand, tend to see a spike in the winter, because men will often camp outside until it gets too cold. Even though they don’t see a large migration of people from Meridian, the shelters’ doors are always open to those in need, Lockart said. Along with beds and meals, shelters provide bus passes and rides, education and job assistance and counseling. Meridian may not have plans for a shelter, but I’m excited about rehousing efforts — efforts to move someone into a home or apartment as quickly as possible, often with rent assistance and case management. As CATCH, Inc., Executive Director Greg Morris said, once people are in a stable living situation, they’re not in survival mode any more and they get focus on finding a job. Plus, rehousing might work better for families because it allows them to stay together, cook together and manage their schedules as needed. For families facing homelessness, rehousing assistance may be the catalyst for a permanent home and stable life.

1 possession of paraphernalia Police also took calls, investigated or assisted: 3 burglaries 5 medical assists 1 possession of marijuana 2 possession of paraphernalia 9 trespassing 4 residential burglaries 2 disturbances 1 kidnapping 1 grand theft 4 batteries 1 domestic verbal 1 possession of a controlled substance 1 injury accident 1 inattentive driving

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TRENDING 5 Idaho ranks third in volunteerism

More than one in three Idahoans volunteered their time to improve their communities and help those who need assistance, ranking the state third in the nation in volunteerism, behind Utah and Minnesota. The latest research by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship found that 36.5 percent of Idahoans — more than 425,000 — volunteered more than 58 million hours of service in 2012. CNCS is committing more than $6.7 million to support Idaho communities through national service this year.

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Wahooz introduces new interactive ride

Today Wahooz & Pinz in Meridian debuts its new XD Dark Ride — the first of its kind in the Northwest. The ride features eight full motion seats, 2G acceleration and interactive laser technology. Riders become part of the movie as they fire laser blasters to defeat robot cowboys or eliminate ghouls in a haunted goldmine.

ROADREPORT

AAA: 3 in 10 Idahoans will travel by vehicle during holidays

Central Drive from Corporate Drive crossing Stratford Drive, lane restrictions with flagging through Tuesday for utility work. n Fifth Avenue Southwest at Franklin Road to Pennwood Street, lane restrictions with flagging through Tuesday for utility, concrete and asphalt work. n The areas of Amity Road, Locust Grove and Meridian Road, mobile lane restrictions with flagging through Dec. 27 for tree trimming. n McMillan Road at Rosepoint Way to Schubert Avenue, lane restrictions with flagging through Tuesday for test bores. n Ustick Road at Leslie Way to Yellow Peak Way, lane restrictions with flagging through July 30 for road widening and water and sewer work.

AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, Dec. 21 to Jan. 1. That’s an increase of 0.6 percent from the 94 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume recorded for the season. Closer to home, AAA Idaho expects 449,000 Idahoans will be passengers or drivers traveling by motor vehicle during this period. Lower gasoline prices in Idaho are an early holiday gift. Currently, Idahoans are paying an average price of $3.12 a gallon for regular grade gasoline, down 15 cents from a year ago.

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Top: Marlee Brown, 5, of Boise, holds on to the rail while ice skating at The Village Saturday in Meridian. Directly above: An ice rink replaces a 1-acre park in the winter at the center of The Village.

Bridge work prepares for Meridian Interchange construction

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will begin widening the bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Meridian Road and Interstate 84 Monday. The work prepares for additional lanes on Meridian Road and the westbound on-ramp to I-84 as a part of the new Meridian Interchange project that will begin this spring. Most construction will occur during daylight hours; the I-84 westbound on-ramp at Meridian Road will be open at all times. Lanes on Meridian Road will remain open in each direction during the days. Over the next several months, lane restrictions might occur on Meridian Road overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Hometown Hero Award recipient helped save man’s life The city of Meridian awarded Ernad “Aaron” Aljic with the Hometown Hero Award at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Aljic’s award stems from his life-saving efforts and quick action on Nov. 12, when he provided CPR to Stanley Delp, who had fallen and stopped breathing during a walk. When Aljic saw Delp fall, he pulled his vehicle over and called police. Delp’s wife, who was walking with him, was screaming and crying, Aljic said. Police dispatch walked Aljic through CPR for seven minutes before medics arrived. He isn’t an expert in the medical field — he’s a contractor — but he said giving chest compressions is help that anyone could provide. Delp, who is in his 60s, was taken to St. Luke’s-Meridian and is recovering well, according to the city. Aljic, originally from Bosnia, moved to Meridian in 1999. He is married to Nina Aljic and owns AB Hardwood Floors.

Idaho courts see uptick in mental commitment cases

The courts have seen an exploding number of involuntary commitment cases in recent years, according to an annual report from the Idaho Supreme Court, and that has some judges wondering if budget cuts to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the poor economy are partly to blame. Last year more than 4,500 mental commitment cases were filed in state courts — an 82 percent increase compared to five years ago. “It’s a tough question with a complex set of factors,” said Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Michael Anderson.

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Front page: Nikky and Robert McBride lived in a hotel for several months before finding a temporary home in Nampa.

homeless numbers in Joint School District No. 2 2003-04 n 198 homeless students identified n 0.75 percent of enrollment n 26,294: enrollment 2006-07 n 196 homeless students identified n 0.62 percent of enrollment n 31,559: enrollment 2009-10 n 304 homeless students identified n 0.89 percent of enrollment n 34,120 enrollment 2012-13 n 386 homeless students identified n 1.1 percent of enrollment n 35,686 enrollment SOURCE: Joint School District No. 2

population living below poverty level: Meridian: 5.9 percent Nampa: 19.8 percent Boise: 13.7 percent Eagle: 6.2 percent Kuna: 11.9 percent Star: 12.7 percent Ada County: 11.2 percent Canyon County: 18.1 percent Idaho: 14.3 percent SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, 20072011

When they’re in housing, they’re not in survival mode anymore, and they can actually then get a job quicker, when they have their own place and privacy (with a shower, phone and address).” GREG MORRIS Executive director of CATCH, Inc.

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mong the state’s three largest cities, Meridian is the only one without a homeless shelter. Though you might not see it on Meridian’s streets, homelessness is a real struggle for many families. This is highlighted by Joint School District No. 2’s report that last school year, 386 students were identified as homeless. For the McBride family, losing their home meant staying with friends, saying goodbye to beloved pets and eventually moving into a hotel for several months. “It took our security away, it took our safety away, it took our kids’ stability away,” Nikky McBride, a mother of three Meridian students, said. “… Not to know, from a mom’s perby Holly Beech spective, how you’re hbeech@mymeridianpress.com going to take care of © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS them makes it even harder.” The family spent Thanksgiving in a hotel room, baking a ham in a crock pot. “Really what we tried to do is just keep every- Top: A line forms outside the Meridian Food Bank a few minutes before opening for their Monday afterthing as normal as possible,” her husband Rob- noon food distribution. (Greg Kreller/MP) Directly above: Nikky and Robert McBride, who are moving ert McBride said. “... We did what we had to do to into a house in Nampa after being homeless in Meridian, have three children going to school in the Meridian School District. Unlike Nampa and Boise, Meridian has no homeless shelter. (Adam Eschbach/MP) keep going.” To the family’s relief, they’ll be able to spend Christmas in their new place — a home they’re together as a family or that had hours compatible with the kids’ renting in Nampa. They just moved in on Sunday. school and sports schedules. “I’m so excited,” Nikky said. “It’s very hard on families if they want to stay together. That’s Because the kids — ages 11, 15 and 16 — are excelling in Meridian schools, the couple hopes to move back to Meridian this why a lot of families would rather live in their car or spend money on a hotel room,” CATCH, Inc., Executive Director Greg Morris summer. said. CATCH is a rehousing agency that helps people find and afford Does Meridian need a shelter? a place to live, helping them stabilize so they can take over the Jean Lockhart, Boise Rescue Mission’s vice president of wom- rent payment. en’s and children’s ministries, says she doesn’t see a pressing need As the Valley grows, maybe another shelter isn’t the most effor a homeless shelter in Meridian, based on its population and ficient option, Morris said. Shelters are a critical front line for inproximity to Boise and Nampa. dividuals and families, he said, but rehousing — such as providBoise Rescue Mission, Interfaith Sanctuary, Women’s and ing rent temporarily or hotel vouchers — is where the nation is Children’s Alliance, Salvation Army and Hope’s Door all offer headed. shelter in the Valley. “If we can divert people from ever having to go to a shelter in “Actually, for the number of people we have in the Treasure Val- the first place, … it’s far more efficient,” Morris said. ley, that’s a really good ratio. That’s double the beds that typically In February, CATCH partnered with Joint School District No. you see,” Lockhart said. “It’s really a matter of use of resources.” 2 to help Meridian families in unstable housing situations. So far, Boise Rescue Mission shelters are currently housing about 500 the partnership has helped at least 10 families. men, women and children, she said. Soon, the Mission will open a “When they’re in housing, they’re not in survival mode anynew women’s and children’s shelter in Nampa in the former loca- more, and they can actually then get a job quicker when they have tion of Valley Crisis Center, which recently closed. their own place and privacy (with a shower, phone and address),” Morris said. Is a new shelter the answer? CATCH can’t meet every housing need in Meridian, but as The McBrides checked out homeless shelters in Boise and awareness about homelessness grows, Morris said, so does supNampa but were unable to find an option that would let them stay port from businesses and community stakeholders.

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LOCAL NEWS Proceeds from new home will benefit Nampa shelter NAMPA — Hubble Homes announced Tuesday all proceeds raised from the sale of a new home built in Meridian will benefit the Lighthouse Rescue Mission in Nampa. The home will be built in the community of Solitude Place at 4471 N. Conner Way. According to Hubble Homes, the 1,881-square-foot home will feature the

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Friday MERIDIAN — Fridays by the Fire, 6-8 p.m., The Village at Meridian. Enjoy s’mores-inspired treats, coffee and cocoa ($1 each) as you listen to local musicians and sit by one of the fire pits located in the Fountain Square.

Saturday MERIDIAN — The Nutcracker Ballet, 3-4 p.m., Mountain View High School, 6000 Millennium Way. Come enjoy a holiday classic performed by Dance Arts Academy, featuring the talents from children aged 4-18. General admission is $6 or $5 with a donation to the Meridian Food bank. For more information, visit danceartsboise.com. MERIDIAN — Christmas at the Ranch for Families, 6-9 p.m., Coolwater Creek Event Center, 7355 S. Eagle Road. Come celebrate a country Christmas with us. You’ll be transported back to our magical Ol’ West town of Coolwater on covered wagons. Take in the decorated streets, buildings and trees twinkling with lights on your way into the Deepwater Dance Hall for a fully catered holiday meal with reserved

Sunset floor plan, one of the builder’s most popular plans. It will have four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Other vendors and trades have also offered services and materials at no cost for the Hubble Homes to the Rescue project. Proceeds from the sale of the home will help fund the Mission’s new shelter in Nampa, which will have 105 beds and a dining room to serve 120 people. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

seating. Santa will make an appearance as well. Admission is $45 for adults, $27.50 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under. Go to coolwatercreekevents.com for more information. MERIDIAN — “A Spell of Cold Weather” by Charles Way, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, 703 N. Main St. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Tickets are $5 for children ages 5-18 and $7 for all others.

Sunday MERIDIAN — DL Scents and Soaps Christmas Garage Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 218 W. Woodbury Drive. This event will benefit a young girl who is facing Batten disease, which has taken her eyesight. A percentage of sales during the event will be donated to the girl’s family. The bazaar will feature handmade, all-natural candles, soaps, scrubs and recycled diffusers. Homemade goodies will include cookies, caramel corn, jalapeno jelly, caramel apples and chocolate treats.

Tuesday CALDWELL — 29th Caldwell Rotary Annual Christmas Blood Drive, 9 a.m-2 p.m., Church of Christ, South 10th Avenue and Ustick Road, schedule an appointment/more information with Carole at 459-1423 or redcrossblood.org with sponsor code: caldwellid

DEATHS All obituaries for Meridian Press must be placed by your mortuary or at selfserve.idahopress.com. Deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesdays for Friday publication. If you have questions call 465-8128.

Kenton Brandel, 64, of Merid- Steve L. Jacques, 69, of Fruit- James W. Rose, 71, of Nampa, ian, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833

Elizabeth Campbell, 84, of Meridian, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at a local care center. Arrangements are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833. Libby Castello, 75, of Nampa, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home. The family has placed their trust in Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa for their final arrangements. (208) 466-3545

land, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. 208-6423333

passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at a local care facility. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. (208) 466-3545.

Juanita Ysaize Jaramillo, 78, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at a Boise hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. 442-8171

James E. Rucker, 47, of Kuna, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at a local hospital. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888-5833.

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64, of Caldwell, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Caldwell of natural causes. No services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Dakan Funeral Claudia G. Cramer, 91, of Chapel, Caldwell. 459-3629 Nampa, passed away on Friday, De- Alfred “Gene” Lundquist, cember 13, 2013 at a local hospital. 88, of Nampa, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, Arrangements are pending under the 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangedirection of Alsip & Persons Funeral ments are under the direction of Chapel, Nampa. (208) 466-3545. Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. 888Vaughn Croshaw, 78, of 5833.

Nampa, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, Floyd McCullough, 84, of at his home. Services are under the Caldwell, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, direction of Accent Funeral Home, Me- at a local hospital. The family has ridian. 888-5833. placed their trust in Alsip & Persons George Evans, 86, of Keuter- Funeral Chapel, Nampa, for their final ville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, arrangements (208) 466-3545 in Eagle at a local care center. Ar- Delyla J. McKinsey, 72, of rangements are under the direction Nampa, died on December 12, 2013, of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. at a local care center. Services will be 888-5833. held at a later date. Bowman Funeral

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ridian, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Jennifer Pelkey, 29, of Nama local care center. Services are under pa, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the direction of Accent Funeral Home, home. Arrangements are under the Meridian. 888-5833. care and direction of Alsip & Persons Bonnie J. Heredia, 65, of Funeral Chapel. (208) 466-3545 Nampa, passed away on Saturday, DeRalph E. Petty, 82, of Nampa, cember 14, 2013 at her home. Funeral died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his arrangements pending under the home. Services are under the direcdirection of Alsip & Persons Funeral tion of Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, Chapel, Nampa. (208) 466-3545. Nampa. 466-3545.

GOING PLACES

The Idaho Department of Labor announced Sara Scudder, a supervisor in IDL’s Communications and Research Division, is the new administrator of the state’s Career Information System. The system is the only comprehensive source for Idaho-specific information on jobs, career requirements and postsecondary education and training resources, according to IDL. n The University of Idaho appointed Priscilla Salant as interim director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center, beginning in January. The McClure Center for Public Policy Research provides nonpartisan public policy research for Idaho and the region. Salant will succeed Dr. Douglas Martin L. Peterson, who will retire from the university for the second time. Dammrose n The Montana Health CO-OP announced Dr. Douglas Dammrose has joined MHC as the plan president for Idaho. The Idaho portion of the MHC will be known as Mountain Health Cooperative. n

Shirley E. Stoneberg, 68, of Caldwell, died Friday, December 6, 2013 at home of natural causes. No local services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 459-3629 Geneva Taber, 85, of Nampa, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at a local hospital. The family has placed their trust in Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa, for their final arrangements. (208) 466-3545 Carol Ann Uehlin, 69, of Payette, died Dec. 16, 2013, in Boise. Cremation and services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com. 208-642-3333 Julia Vallor, 53, of Nampa, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at her home. The family has placed its trust in Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 466-3545 Todd L. Wolf, 51, of Caldwell, died, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, due to injuries from an accident in Boise, Idaho. Services are pending at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 208-459-0833 Joan B. Reed, 80, of Middleton,

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SCHOOLS Meridian robotics club aims for first place By Mountain View High School students Kathrine Jensen, Michelle Nuttall and Patricia Nuttall

about FIRST Team 1891 The Bullbots FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” Its goal is to inspire students to be excited about science and technology and help them build valuable life skills. “It has helped me learn organization, public speaking and has helped me meet friends with like minds,”The Bullbots’ President Robin Jerman said. n Club is open to all Joint School District No. 2 high school students n Consists of 28 students, 13 mentors n Visit usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc Build season n Team meets four times a week for six weeks in January and February n $5,000: competition registration n $4,000: robot building costs n $5,500: travel expenses n

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embers of Joint School District No. 2’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team are excited to hear what their challenge will be for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. In the past, The Bullbots team, largely comprised of Mountain View High School students, has been successful at the international high school engineering competition, making it to the final rounds almost every year. At last year’s competition, The Bullbots made it all the way to the final round, where they ended up losing due to a technical malfunction. The Bullbots will compete in the Salt Lake City Regional competition March 13-15. Beforehand, they will have six weeks to design, build and test a robot that fits this year’s challenge, which will be issued early next month. Submitted photo Past challenges have been shooting Frisbees, climbing up jungle gym pyramids and The Bullbots 2013 robot reaches for the third rung at the end of the match for an extra 30 points. making baskets. Those may sound simple, but each challenge is unique and requires a different way of thinking. All this work is done entirely by students. “It’s really all about the students, in the end, being able to do the work,” long-time team mentor Art Burget said. “… FIRST is the only program that I have been involved in that has brought real-world problems and helps students gain real-life skills.” The atmosphere at the competitions is extraordinary, he said. “Teams help other teams to be out on the field together even though they compete against each other,” Burget said. “Win or lose, everybody leaves with that winning mentality.” This atmosphere is what FIRST calls “gracious professionalism” and is one of the most emphasized characteristics in FIRST students. Sarah Moore, a sophomore on the Bullbots, is a first-year member. When asked why she joined the team, she said “I did FLL (FIRST LEGO League) before, so I thought it would be fun. In FLL we just worked with LEGOs, so I wanted to learn how to do stuff with real equipment. I think that the skills I learn here will help me with careers in the future.” Holly Beech/MP Her response captures the essence of what FIRST Team Mountain View High School senior Kathrine Jensen takes notes as she interviews fellow members 1891 tries to do: help young students have fun with science of The Bullbots robotics team Dec. 10. Team members contributed today’s article to Meridian Press. and technology while learning skills that will help them in their future.

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SPORTS Girls Basketball STANDINGS 5A Southern Idaho Conference (4 teams to state) Conf Overall W L W L Rocky Mountain 7 0 9 0 Centennial 6 1 8 1 Mountain View 5 2 6 2 Boise 4 3 6 3 Capital 3 4 5 4 Vallivue 3 4 3 6 Eagle 2 5 4 5 Timberline 2 5 3 6 Borah 2 5 3 6 Meridian 1 6 1 8 2A Western Idaho Conference (2.5 teams to state) Conf Overall W L W L New Plymouth 2 0 8 2 Marsing 2 0 3 4 Cole Valley Christian 2 2 4 5 McCall-Donnelly 1 1 3 3 Melba 1 1 4 5 Nampa Christian 1 3 1 7 North Star Charter 0 2 1 7 STATE MEDIA POLL Records as of Tuesday, Dec. 17 Class 5A Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs 1. Rocky Mountain (2) 9-0 28 2 2. Lewiston (3) 9-0 27 3 3. Coeur d’Alene (2) 7-1 26 1 4. Centennial 8-1 13 4 5. Lake City 5-2 6 T-5 Others receiving votes: Hillcrest 3, Highland 2. Class 2A Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs 1. Firth (2) 7-1 26 T-2 2. Ririe (3) 6-2 25 1 3. North Fremont (1) 3-3 22 T-2 4. Grangeville 7-2 12 4 5. West Jefferson (1) 5-1 9 T-5 Others receiving votes: New Plymouth 7, Soda Springs 2, Valley 2. Voters: Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press; Greg Lee, Spokesman-Review; Matt Baney, Lewiston Tribune; Paul Kingsbury, IdahoSports.com; John Wustrow, Idaho Press-Tribune; David Bashore, Times-News; Kyle Franko, Idaho State Journal.



Rocky Mountain boys, girls rolling The Grizzlies’ boys and girls basketball teams are both turning heads in the 5A SIC by Michael Lycklama

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As the Christmas break approaches, the Rocky Mountain High School’s boys and girls basketball programs are both making noise in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference race. And they’re both gaining recognition around the state. The Grizzlies’ girls program remains unbeaten at 9-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play, and they climbed to the No. 1 ranking in the state media poll released on Dec. 18. Rocky Mountain’s boys basketball program was perfect until a 59-51 loss at Timberline High on Dec. 18 that saw the Wolves shoot Adam Eschbach/IPT 57 percent. The Grizzlies are ranked No. 2 in the boys Centennial’s Taylor Wallick drives the lane past Eagle’s Derrick Lodge on Dec. 17 at Centennial High. Centennial topped Eagle 61-51 to even its 5A SIC state media poll. record at 2-2 early in the season.

Boys Basketball STANDINGS 5A Southern Idaho Conference (4 teams to state) Conf Overall W L W L Boise 3 0 5 0 Capital 2 0 4 0 Rocky Mountain 3 1 5 1 Borah 3 1 5 1 Timberline 2 2 3 3 Centennial 2 2 2 3 Mountain View 1 2 2 2 Eagle 1 3 3 3 Meridian 1 3 1 5 Vallivue 0 4 2 4 2A Western Idaho Conference (2.5 teams to state) Conf Overall W L W L Nampa Christian 0 0 3 1 McCall-Donnelly 0 0 2 1 Melba 0 0 3 3 New Plymouth 0 0 1 1 Marsing 0 0 1 4 North Star Charter 0 0 0 0 Cole Valley Christian 0 0 0 4 STATE MEDIA POLL Records as of Monday, Dec. 16 Class 5A Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs 1. Capital (4) 4-0 32 3 2. Rocky Mountain (3) 5-0 29 2 3. Borah (1) 4-1 19 1 4. Lake City 4-0 18 4 5. Madison 4-0 11 5 Others receiving votes: Highland 5, Coeur d’Alene 5. Class 2A Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs t-1. Grangeville (4) 1-1 35 1 t-1. Firth (4) 2-1 35 2 3. Declo 4-0 24 3 4. Soda Springs 3-2 10 4 5. Nampa Christian 3-0 7 -Others receiving votes: New Plymouth 4, West Side 3, Cole Valley Christian 1, Melba 1. Voters: Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press; Paul Kingsbury, Idahosports.com; Jason Enes, Blackfoot Morning News; Greg Lee, Spokesman Review; Josh Friesen, Idaho State Journal; Jeff Pinkham, Post Register; David Bashore, Times-News; Michael Lycklama, Idaho Press-Tribune.

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Eagle fell to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the 5A SIC with a pair of conference losses last week. First, Eagle fell 48-44 on Dec. 14 at Rocky Mountain as the Grizzlies held a 45-34 edge in rebounding. Eagle’s Hunter Floyd scored a game-high 14 points, and Riley Leavitt added 12. The Mustangs then fell 61-51 at Centennial on Dec. 17. Leavitt scored a gamehigh 18 points in the loss, draining four 3-pointers as the Mustangs (3-3, 1-3 5A SIC) shot 11 for 30 from behind the 3-point line. He also added four assists while Matt Hartley and Sheldon Eilers each contributed six points.

The Warriors couldn’t take advantage of a Borah squad without the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year, Isaiah Wright, falling 53-35 at Borah High on Dec. 18. Axel Mpoyo led Meridian (1-5, 1-3 5A SIC) with 13 points, and he also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in the loss. Nick Reed sank three 3-points and scored a game-high 15 points for Borah. Meridian suffered a close loss, 42-37, Dec. 14 at home to Centennial. Noah Baxter led the Warriors with 17 points in the loss.

No details were reported from Mountain View’s boys basketball team last week. Mountain View travels to Boise High on Dec. 20, then faces Bishop Kelly on Dec. 27 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.

Rocky Mountain ran into a buzzsaw on Dec. 18, falling to Timberline 59-51 at Timberline High for its first loss of the season. Timberline shot 21 for 37 (57 percent) from the field, led by Bryce Gonser’s 7-for9 night that resulted in a game-high 17 points. Rocky Mountain shot 19 for 55 (34.5 percent) from the field. Four Rocky Mountain (5-1, 3-1 5A SIC) players reached double figures, including Logan Skurdal (13 points), John Sherle (12), Kekoa Nawahine (10) and E.J. Boyce (10). The loss followed a 48-44 win at home against Eagle on Dec. 14. Jake Knight secured a double-double of 12 points and 17 rebounds against Eagle. Nawahine scored nine points and Sherle added eight.

Centennial grabbed the final lead in a game that featured 15 lead changes and 10 ties for a 43-40 win at Mountain View High on Dec. 17. Tori Williams led Cen- Girls basketball tennial (8-1, 6-1 5A SIC) Eagle outscored Meridwith 16 points, while team- ian 17-6 in the second quarmate Ayana Amaechi add- ter to build a 10-point halfed 10. time lead and held on for a 50-42, home 5A SIC victory Wrestling against Meridian on Dec. Centennial scored five 17. Janie Thompson led pins on Dec. 18, including three in the middle weights, Eagle (4-5, 2-5 5A SIC) with to dominate Capital 62-13 15 points as she made 11-of14 free throws. Jenny Stein a 5A SIC dual. Luke Algate (126 vens added nine points, 12 pounds), Kalob McFar- rebounds and five steals. The Mustangs weren’t lane (132), James Fisher (138) and Ken Raymes so lucky on Dec. 14, falling (152) all notched pins for 43-40 to Centennial at Eagle High. Centennial.

Girls basketball A bad second quarter doomed Meridian to a 5042 loss at Eagle High on Dec. 17. Meridian was outscored 17-6 in the second quarter, making the difference in an eight-point conference loss. Carli Rice led Meridian (1-8, 1-6 5A SIC) and all scorers with 16 points, and Ebony Norman added 10. The Warriors earned their first win of the season on Dec. 13 with a 49-47 home victory against Timberline. Norman led Meridian with 16 points and six rebounds, Jaynee Taufoou added 10 points.

Girls basketball Mountain View came up on the short end of an epic battle with Centennial on Dec. 17, falling 43-40 in a contest between two oneloss clubs. The game featured 15 lead changes, 10 ties and no leader larger than four points. Sophomore guard Destiny Slocum led the Mavericks (6-2, 5-2 5A SIC) with 16 points and Alyssa Case added 12 points. Both teams struggled with their shooting. Centennial finished shooting 24 percent from the floor, and Mountain View shot 28 percent. The loss came after the Mavericks notched a 57-46 win against Boise on Dec. 13. Slocum scored 20 points, and Case had a doubledouble with 15 points and 12 rebounds in a 5A SIC win for Mountain View. The Mavericks led by as much as 27-8 in the second quarter.

Girls basketball Rocky Mountain rolled to a 77-18 win at Timberline High on Dec. 17, improving to 9-0 overall and 7-0 in 5A SIC play. Madi Kelly and Megan Hochstein each scored a game-high 17 points for the Grizzlies. Noelle Aragon and Allie Clegg each added nine points in the win.

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LOCAL NEWS about Coleman Homes Coleman homes is a secondgeneration, family-owned home construction company that for the last 35 years has established communities in Idaho, Nevada and California. Connect n Current Meridian office: 1859 S. Topaz Way. The new office is set to open in February on Ten Mile Road, southeast of the Cherry Lane intersection. A new showroom at that site will open in March. n 424-0020 n mycolemanhome.com

Coleman Homes’ headquarters, housing communities grow T he frame of Coleman Homes’ new Meridian headquarters is standing tall along Ten Mile Road near the Cherry Lane intersection. The company plans to move into the new corporate office in February and open the showroom in March. The roughly 10,000-squarefoot building will be a welcome change to Coleman’s current, snug location near the Overland/Eagle roads intersection. When the company moved in four years ago, there were six employees in the office, Coleman Homes owner Thomas Coleman Jr. said. Now, there are 15. “We’ve just outgrown the space,” he said. The new headquarters will

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also provide room for the remaining 25 employees, such as real estate agents and construction superintendents, to collaborate. When the design gallery

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Coleman Homes, which outgrew its current Meridian corporate office, is building a new headquarters on Ten Mile Road, slated for completion in February. At about 10,000-square-feet, the new location will also feature a design gallery, set to open in March. This photo shows the building’s progress as of Nov. 1 opens in March, members of the public can check out home designs and details like counter tops and cabinets. Coleman Homes has other big projects in Meridian this coming year. The company will continue to grow its three Meridian communities: Bellano Creek, The Oaks and Fall Creek. When The Oaks is complete, it will have 1,500 homes.

“Meridian is by far our strongest market,” Coleman said. “... It’s in the center of the Valley, it’s where all the new shopping is, it’s got a great school system, so I think it’s where a lot of people tend to land.” Coleman has sold about 190 homes this year. Next year, the company hopes to see that number rise to 250 as new Coleman Homes communities expand.

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‘Wine and paint’ makes its way to Eagle Michelle Anderson of Eagle grew up by Holly Beech The reality is that what we do is less in a family of entrepreneurs. So when her hbeech@mymeridianpress.com about being an artist and more about husband suggested they open a painting © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS having a fun and unique experience studio where adults could come enjoy a with friends and family. It’s all about glass of wine and learn to paint, she ran making memories.” with it. In July, the couple opened My Masterpiece ParHer husband, Chuck Anderson, discovered the ties in Eagle. “wine and paint” concept during his frequent business Michelle and another artist teach group classes on trips around the country. Friday and Saturday nights, where friends and couples “They would be on the job site and away from home can mingle and bring a bottle of wine to drink. during the middle of the week, looking for something But being parents, it’s also important to the An- to do,” Michelle said. “... These kinds of places are all dersons to offer fun classes and parties for children, over the east and the south and have been slowly, I whether that be the Santa’s workshop on Saturdays or think, making their way west.” private birthday celebrations. My Masterpiece Parties has been a big hit in the Just because it’s a painting class doesn’t mean you Treasure Valley for birthdays, anniversaries and girls’ have to be an expert to have fun, Michelle said. night out, she said. “I think people, especially adults, somewhere along “I love meeting new people and seeing them go the way we have decided that we’re not painters and we through the experience of being creative and having a can’t do this, we can’t be creative,” she said. “... Break- fun time with their friends and family,” Michelle said. ing through that mindset is our toughest challenge. “There are no sad days at our place.”

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PLUGGED IN Don’t let Christmas in your words Parks and Rec wants everyone to have fun spirit jeopardize your home safety It is hard to believe Christmas is less than one week away. You can see the wonderful Christmas lights on display in our community, including Meridian’s Christmas tree in Generations Plaza or the gigantic reindeer at The Village at Meridian. Whether you’ve already decorated or not, the Meridian Fire Department has a few safety tips to help keep this holiday festive and free from tragedy. Don’t overload electrical outlets. When stringing up Christmas lights, it’s easy to get carried away. But if you put too many strands together, you risk overheating your electrical outlets and starting a fire. Check to see how many strands of lights the manufacture says is safe to connect. Check your lights occasionally. If the strands feel warm to touch, unplug them immediately. If you notice any frayed wires or broken sockets on your lights, throw them out. We used to see lots of Christmas trees catch on fire every year. With LED lights, those types of fires have gone down. But with natural trees there is always a risk. To minimize that, keep your tree watered at all times and make sure it’s far away from heating sources. With the extra decorations and gifts in your house, it’s easy to run out of room and accidentally block exits. Always make sure there’s a clear path to an exit. If there is an

emergency, you need to be able to leave your home quickly. After you’ve finished unwrapping your gifts, recycle the paper or throw it away. Do not burn wrapping paper in your fireplace or wood-burning stove. Burning anything other than fire wood increases your chances of causing a chimney fire, and light-weight paper embers run a greater risk of traveling onto a nearby roof. Even though your Christmas tree is wood, it’s best to recycle that, too. Watch those portable heaters! We know it’s cold and you may need an extra heat source, but make sure you only use units listed by an approved testing laboratory and approved for an indoor space. These are not designed to run continuously. Check them often while in use and keep anything that may easily ignite away from the unit. Have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. They can save your life. Fire safety is all of our responsibility, and with your help we can all be safer this season. Happy holidays from everyone at the Meridian Fire Department!

Mark Niemeyer is Meridian Fire Chief.

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Hip hop, violin lessons, tumbling, yoga. In Meridian, we offer all that and more. We want to make sure every child in our community is given the opportunity to participate in these wonderful programs, regardless of their ability to pay. We understand that financial hardship can befall any family. This holiday season, we want our community to know we are here to help. Every child deserves the chance to take a dance class or learn to paint like Rembrandt and just have fun. The physical, social and mental benefits youth receive from recreation programs are priceless. So we created the Care Enough to Share Program so no child would have to be left out. Since 2000, this scholarship program has been providing financial assistance to children up to 18 years old who live in Meridian. Scholarships are awarded to families currently receiving financial assistance through federal or state pro-

grams, such as the free or reduced school lunch program, food stamps or energy assistance. Through Care Enough to Share scholarships, we can help pay up to 80 percent of any activity fee, for a maximum of $150 per child each year. This year, 42 children received scholarships through the Care Enough to Share Program. Our scholarships are funded through proceeds from the Meridian Barn Sour 10k, 6k and 1 Mile Fun Run, the Meridian Parks and Recreation Community Golf Scramble, money the city receives for recycling old materials, and generous donations from the citizens of our community. If you know someone who hasn’t taken a class because of financial difficulties, tell him or her about our Care Enough to Share Program. We want to see them in one of our upcoming classes (see a full

list of our classes on our website). Applying for scholarship is easy, just go online to www.meridiancity.org/share. The Parks and Recreation Department and our instructors work hard to provide quality, fun, affordable community programs. And we don’t want anyone to miss the classes we have to offer. While we are truly thankful to have the opportunity to provide these scholarships to children in need, we wouldn’t be able to do it without support from our community. If you would like to help the Care Enough to Share Program, please make it out to one of our benefit events or call our offices to make an anonymous donation. Together we can make sure every child gets the opportunity to take baton twirling, martial arts or whatever class their heart desires.

to whoever shoveled the snow from our entire driveway Saturday morning on Bayeux in Meridian. It appears that this person did most of the neighborhood — easily 20 homes. I don’t know how it was done, or even exactly when, but we appreciate it. We’ll do our best to pay it forward.

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to the very cool frost on all the trees. Looks amazing. to the people who don’t clear their sidewalks of snow! to the Christmas tree stand on Main and Frankland who gave us a discount on our tree because my husband was in his military uniform.

to the police officer who parked behind me, so no one would hit me while I waited for the tow truck.

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MIDWAY PARK Quiet Country Park 2 spaces available. 465-5353 FOR LEASE: 6121 Cleveland Blvd #110 Blvd. frontage office space. Approximately 1,960 sq ft. Call 208-454-1639 or 208-989-8721

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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. C M Y K


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Idaho Press-Tribune The Idaho Press-Tribune has phone book delivery routes available for self employed independent contractors in Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, Parma and surrounding areas. If interested please call Elsie at 465-8166

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CITY OF CALDWELL Accepting applications for a Deputy Treasurer. Obtain application and job qualifications at www.cityofcaldwell.com Closing: 1/13/2014, EOE

CDL Dump Truck & Pup Driver. Salary DOE. 6+ months experience. Call 466-2402

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