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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Culture

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

Bella's Grove Rocks!

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Posted by woventear on 06/29/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Potions and Paganism in Boise

Bella's Grove is a wonderful place, full of wonderful people.

Satori

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Posted by Satori2 on 06/27/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

Umm...and I quote, "It's important that those items sit in the dirt. Once it gets out of the dirt, if it's not recovered adequately, it's just a thing on the shelf. It has no importance to history."...This statement is the most preposterous statement I've heard in a long time. Let me get this straight, a 100-year old belt buckle 16" in the ground is somehow supposed to be admired and studied by the public? Huh? Where did these idiots get their degree's from? Museums around the world have been obtaining historic artifacts and items from private collectors for hundreds of years! In fact, the curator at the The Acropolis Museum in Athens states, "Private collectors are vital to the longevity and sustainability of museums worldwide. As much as we would personally like to find every item for all current and future exhibits, we just don't have the manpower or resources. It takes a cooperation between private collectors and history enthusiasts to put a successful exhibit together." Seems pretty straight forward to me...but then again, we do live in Idaho.

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Posted by Keoni Hokule'a Lima on 06/24/2015 at 1:11 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

Often times it is only when a detectorist like myself takes the time to locate it, dig it up, study it's history, and then have it framed as a educational conversation piece for my clients, friends, and family, is when it can be truly admired and shared. Kirk Halford and Jeff Altschul, I hope neither of you ever run for an elected office...it would be a huge waste of time and money since your "Big Government" ways of thinking would lead to the demise of your campaign. Instead both of you should attend the annual program that I hold at my son's elementary school where I share and educate our youth about the wonderful items that I have collected over the past 20 years. Trust me, I've done more "sharing" of our state's history with grade school kids than either of you have. The answer is not "Big Government," but these two bozo's wouldn't know the difference between a pull-tab and a 1901 Morgan Dollar. That's right boys, both of those items are archaeological finds...LOL!

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Posted by Keoni Hokule'a Lima on 06/24/2015 at 12:58 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

Just another example of "BIG Government" finding a way to wrap it's massive hands around the throats of it's citizens! I don't see the BLM or NFS throwing up arms when the utility companies install a dam, pave a new road, or sell land to a development company to build a ski resort or golf course! Nope, only when their financial interests are on the line, do they come out of the woodwork hiding behind the excuses of "history" and "archaeology." Since when does the BLM or NFS give two s*@(! about "archaeology?" Stealing from history? Excuse me, but a 100 year old horseshoe buried 12" in the ground cannot be admired or studied by the public!

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Posted by Keoni Hokule'a Lima on 06/24/2015 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Boise PrideFest 2015

Sounds FAB-U-LOUS!!!

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Posted by bikeboy on 06/18/2015 at 9:18 AM
Posted by Jewels in Boise on 06/14/2015 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Downtown Boise's Olympic Hotel Gets New Life

It's great to see something we all thought of as a dead thing of the past come to life like this.

obviously from what I see the whole team practiced their trades with great pride, quality and flair.

Awesome!

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Posted by Stephen A. Weiss on 06/13/2015 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise's Olympic Hotel Gets New Life

I (Patrick McKeegan) am the architect for the project. Chris Holladay at AHJ Engineers did the structural design, DC Engineers did the mechanical and electrical. For some reason the planning and design team never gets mentioned. Complex fun project, Ryan did an excellent job of coordinating all the pieces. Glad you show the old painted bulilding signs on the adjacent structure were preserved, one of my favorite features.

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Posted by Patrick McKeegan on 06/12/2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise's Olympic Hotel Gets New Life

Like the other residents of the Classic Design, bricolage, Ming Studios and Strategos community, Wil is an artist and asset for Boise. We are lucky to have such creative and civic-minded folks. This is gonna be fantastic.

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Posted by boisecitizen on 06/11/2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise's Olympic Hotel Gets New Life

I am thrilled. I am so happy about this rebirth of a place I have known (and loved) since my youth. Deep red and sunflower yellow! So perfect for the new (old) sign.

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Posted by boi22toy on 06/11/2015 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise's Olympic Hotel Gets New Life

I totally want to see this.

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Posted by slfisher on 06/11/2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Downtown Boise's Olympic Hotel Gets New Life

Yisssss

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Posted by Julia Green on 06/10/2015 at 10:12 AM

Re: “African Summer Night Ball

Looking forwards to a fun night.

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Posted by Travis Margaret Goss on 06/03/2015 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Mixed Media: Measuring the State of the Arts Economy

Way to go, Carissa Sindon​! Art is one way to measure the quality of life in any community. Thanks for contributing towards ours! I hope to see continued growth in the livability of Boise for local artists... art feeds our souls!

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Posted by Joey Schueler on 04/30/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Mixed Media: Measuring the State of the Arts Economy

To a capitalist everything looks like capital.

Human capital is one of the more odious terms in the capitalist lexicon. The phrase advances a couple of key confusions: First, that human value arises from an ability to produce wealth (it does to parasites); second, that there is no distinction between labor (the work that humans do) and capital (sources of wealth that passively generate income).

Economist Branko Milanovic explains:

If “human capital” and “real” capital are the same thing, how can there be a conflict between labor and capital? If profits and wages are the same thing, why should we fight about distribution? You have your form of capital (which just happens to look like labor), and I have mine, which just happens to look like T-bills and stocks.

In a world measured by greedy capitalists and their accountants, everything must be assigned a number, so it will flow through the accounting routines programmed into the computers. Thus the perceived need to create the concept of human capital and to maximize it.

What say we take a ‘Creative’ step to break free of corporate/capitalist-speak and break free of the need to assign an economic value to everything under the sun?

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Posted by watcher on 04/29/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “One Man's Treasure

It's funny how the BLM and USFS actively burn 100 year old log cabins to the ground. Then fine you and arrest you for sifting through the ashes of cabins they've burned. Like half of the cabins in Stibnite, Cinnabar, Roosevelt and Thunder Mountain burned by the Payette NF

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Posted by Scott Amos on 04/13/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Radio Boise Founder and Director Jeff Abrams Signs Off

Kudos to you good friend - a job WELL DONE!

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Posted by Andy Agardy on 03/06/2015 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Radio Boise Founder and Director Jeff Abrams Signs Off

We will miss you Jeff. Good luck man.

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Posted by Hen Tooth on 03/05/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Curtis Stigers: Capital High School Jazz Benefit Concert

Why are you showing a story that over a year old? This year, 2015, the concert was on Feb. 9th

Posted by David Habben on 02/21/2015 at 8:00 PM


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