This came in too late to make print, but as a dog-lover, I wanted to let everyone know about it.
From the press release...
Northwest Animal Companions is holding a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 17 to educate the public about its ambitious plan to build Almost Home, a no-kill companion animal sanctuary to be located on 200 acres of donated land in the foothills above Bogus Basin Road in Boise.
The meeting will be held at the NAC Center, home to Re-Style Department Thrift Store and the Corridor at Glenwood at 3 pm. The NAC Center is located at the corner of Chinden and Glenwood Streets in Garden City. The organization is interested in creating a dialogue with neighbors of the property and other citizens in the early planning stages of the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2010.
Too many animals end up euthanized when homes aren't found for them immediately, especially black dogs, and no kill shelters are a great way of doing something about it.
Sales at the Re-Style Department Thrift Store benefit NAC, who in addition to funding the future shelter, are offering a $2500 reward "for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the torture and death of Rugger, a three year old Jack Russell Terrier stolen from his owners on March 6 and found with broken bones and other signs of torture three weeks later in the Snake River."
I just got back from the 2007 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference in Portland, Oregon. My colleagues and I spent three days in the downtown Hilton jetting from seminar to seminar learning about everything from writing more ethnic and racially diverse feature stories to making online listings more reader friendly and featuring more user generated content to Web and design development and I'm ready to implement it all. One great thing about the conference was that it was a little like I assume an AA meeting to be: I met so many people who face the same issues week after week that I do.
We ate amazing food at a place called Oba in the Pearl District and shopped at a sweet little vintage/new store called Magpie just blocks from the hotel.
Things I do know: Just one thing for now...check out a band called Point Juncture, WA. Melodic, dissonant rock + vibraphone = cool new fave. Mama Auto Boss is their 2005 release and so worth a listen.
Check out http://www.boiseweekly.com/.