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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Poll: Has Your Street Been Plowed?

We live in Meridian, and no our street hasn't been plowed, I didn't expect it to be. I know that most of the years there has never been this amount of snow. We've lived at this address 19 years and I've lived in the Boise area since 1978. Maybe once or twice have I experience amounts of snow like this year. Sure ACHD couple purchase equipment to try to handle side streets, but that would be a huge increase in TAXES and/or your vehicle registration.
Then people would complain about not being able to park on the street, or having their driveway entrance plowed full when the blow passes by. So chose what you want bu t don't complain about the consequences.
I choose to live with what we have, and don't want an increase in my TAXES and/or your vehicle registration.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Karl Fengler on 01/05/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Poll: Has Your Street Been Plowed?

People need to buy a shovel and stop complaining about how their street has not been plowed. ACHD is doing all it can.

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Posted by Pam Pereira on 01/05/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “The Imbalance of Power

For Idaho Democrat politicians to be elected and succeed they need to couple up with Idaho voters and uncouple from the national party.

Posted by idahoguy101 on 01/04/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

It's too late. They ruined it. The developers will never be satisfied and will build, build, build. The country and city governments will keep rubber stamping everything that comes down the pike, and will make phony "plans" that they then disregard. They will continue to make "best place to live" lists until it is no place to live at all. People will continue to move here, and tell all the people they know "how great it is" and half of them will move here too. People will, without any irony whatsoever, complain about how "this place was better when I moved here in 99," and women will continue to put county cow motifs in their suburbian kichens that sit in houses built on former farms. They will continue to bring people here, and then wonder why there's more crime, taxes are higher, roads and schools are crowded, and "there's just no room anymore." Then all these same people will move on and do the same thing yet again- somewhere else.

Posted by bear on 01/03/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Happy New Year: Offices Closed, Christmas Trees Kicked to the Curb and a Dozen DUI's

Most Expensive Fare In Doobie Kabb ?
$ 38.00

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mark Doobie Dewey on 01/02/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Official Ballot Recounts in Eastern Idaho Result in Zero Change

Considering our enforce state Constitution, Guthrie shouldn't even remain in our legislature for his "immoral behavior," not to mention that he has been a "failure" for years. In fact, I wrote our beloved Attorney General about the Constitution requirement and Guthrie's known behavior. The AG has yet to respond at all....

And, I must frankly admit, Nye is simply a pompous, arrogant fool.

Consider the basis of state governance failures: Our "simple majority voting concept" has over the years simply allowed an inept collection of an utter ship-of-foolish-hollow men and women. Our citizenry remains basically uninformed and quietly enslaved by blatantly embarrassing governance.

We sorely need a "Mr. Trump" within our state.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Ron Daugherty on 01/01/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Oh, The Places They Went: Boise Officials Racked Up Some Significant Frequent Flier Miles

Conference fees often include cost of banquets and luncheons allowing public employees to exceed cost per meal limits or god forbid, getting reimbursed on expense vouchers for meals covered in conference fees. Scrutiny of conference promotional literature is required to avoid these abuses.

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Posted by Bill Goodnight on 12/30/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Oh, The Places They Went: Boise Officials Racked Up Some Significant Frequent Flier Miles

"... each [Boise City Council member] also submitted reports for $180 in mileage reimbursement, indicating all six drove the 314 miles to Sun Valley in separate vehicles."

Carpooling is for the Little People!

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Posted by bikeboy on 12/28/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

A truly unremarkable building. I can't help but wonder whose pockets are being lined, given the unending downtown development. I lived in the Boise area from December, 2012, to January, 2016, and the detours and construction were a constant headache. I avoided the area whenever possible.

Posted by Rick Douglas on 12/28/2016 at 3:10 PM

Re: “On Seventh Anniversary of Massive Christmas Power Outage in Sun Valley, Plans For Second Transmission Line Still Being Debated

The Ketchum City Council is simply practicing politically correct ultra green obstruction.

Posted by Mick G on 12/23/2016 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

If not many people stay in these rooms that would be devastating for the local economy,but at least the homeless problem would be solved.

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Posted by bear63216 on 12/22/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

The city of Boise/Planning and Zoning appears to be miopically challenged. Parking in downtown especially Trader Joe's and parking garages is ridicuoulously limited and almost guarantees dings in car doors and fenders. Either build high-rise parking facilities for each addition or scrap the number of businesses. Personally moving my business as a consumer to the Bench and Meridian areas to avoid the car damage and parking issues.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by mams39 on 12/22/2016 at 8:55 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

As I recollect: in the 70's, there was a zoning rule in place that limited development to one home per 20acres of tillable land. The thinking at the time was to protect land in large enough parcels to be attractive to farmers. As the valleys' demographics changed and politics became more urbanized with folks from non-agricultural backgrounds the perceived value of farms and open space diminished. The urban outlook of that day sought a more urbane Boise and did not want to be perceived as "Podunk"or "back woods". Unfortunately the county commission changed as well, becoming overwhelmingly pro-development. At least there is a new discussion starting to push back, I hope. I agree with the previous statement that if we want to save some of what's left it had better happen quickly.

Posted by Arthur L Troutner on 12/22/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Prosecutor Says Dietrich High Assault Not Sex or Race Crime, Teen Pleads Guilty to Lesser Felony

He better not ever be seen in Texas again or they will hand out the punishment the courts should have. This type of individual should not be walking the streets freely. He left Keller, Tx because of behavioral problems and getting in trouble but yet the courts think probation can rehabilitate him. Good luck with that

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AC on 12/22/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Prosecutor Says Dietrich High Assault Not Sex or Race Crime, Teen Pleads Guilty to Lesser Felony

How can you write an article about a rapist that has received an egregiously inadequate sentence and not include even a single detail of the victims account or legal prosecution? This article is despicable. You should be ashamed of yourself for being complicit to an atrocious and racially charged assault on a mentally disabled child.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mariana Hernandez on 12/22/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

I'd like to add that Boise weekly has also been impeded almost impossible at one point to get to you

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/21/2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

The ugly disgusting truth is that nobody that is on this board that approves any of these products give a rat's butt about anybody or anything having to commute or move about in downtown Boise the first order of business is always to have safe passage for your pedestrians. None of us and let me repeat none of us that are regular civilians who live in this city care about these private projects that have usurped our sidewalks and I wrote it seems to me somebody better get on the stick because we are organizing a freaking protest we are sick of it

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/21/2016 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Plans Unveiled for Another New Boise Hotel...That Makes Five... for Downtown Boise

By far the ugliest thing I have ever seen. What the are they thinking or better yet not thinking. The truth that come here have come here in the past and always for the one thing they are taking away that is the beautifulness the smallness loveliness of our city that Boise has Let to ruin

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Posted by Tamike000 on 12/21/2016 at 10:27 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

The decision by the City of Meridian to designate 300 acres of farmland as "urban renewal" makes one wonder how serious anyone is about preserving agricultural land. The site is neither urban or in need of renewal. It was a subsidy for the developer - socialism for corporations - paid for by the tax payers.

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Posted by Mary Ollie on 12/21/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “How Agriculture in Ada County is Being Edged Off the Map

The Boise City Council already subverts its present and past comprehensive plans. What makes you think they will adhere to future plans? They bow only to pressure from developers and refuse to demand any level of planning or requirement from them. Make a rule, the City will disregard it.

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Posted by Chuck Woods on 12/21/2016 at 8:24 PM

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