• Issue of
  • Jun 13-19, 2007
  • Vol. 15, No. 50



Food & Drink

Odds & Ends

  • Home Sweet Home
  • 3034 Grover St.

    It wasn't a star but a hot air balloon that led me to this house in my own neighborhood. The balloon ran out of hot air, and landed on the street in front of 3034 Grover. I thought at first it was a marketing gimmick. After joining other bystanders in helping the crew pack the balloon, I pulled the information sheet for the house and discovered the home backs up to the Ridenbaugh Canal.
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Arts & Culture


  • Cobweb
  • Another Summer Music Festival?

    Boise's own Built to Spill is on the lineup of a new summer music festival with the likes of Modest Mouse, Thievery Corporation, Spoon, Gotan Project, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, M.I.A., Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and a number of local Bay Area bands and musicians.
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  • More News For Boise State Radio

    ...Which means, of course, less jazz, on its AM stations.

    Boise State announced this morning it would be cutting back on its jazz offerings on its two AM stations, and focusing those stations on news.

    "The AM side of the dial is where many people look for news and talk radio," said John Hess, general manager.

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  • About those roads...

    Now is your chance to have your say about the future on the Ada County Highway District and transportation across the valley.

    Members of the Urban Land Institute will be in town next week to talk to Ada County residents about how the current roads system is working, or in some cases, not working.

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  • Greenbelt Closure

    Anyone planning that ride to the Lucky Peak Dam better make some alternate plans. According to Ada County officials, a break in a canal along the Greenbelt path has forced a closure.

    Officials said they'll have it repaired within a few days.

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  • Play Nicely

    Next time you’re stuck in traffic, consider taking a deep breath rather that cutting that guy off and speeding through a red light so you don’t have to stop.

    Boise Police are targeting aggressive drivers with special patrols through June 23. Since the program started just four days ago, officers have issued 150 tickets.

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  • Alive After Five Backlash

    Some local music enthusiasts say they're fed up with the out-of-town bands showing up for Alive After Five.

    The list of bands might be comprehensive, but these folks—mostly local musicians—aren't impressed. Instead, they're all but ready to boycott the popular midweek event, until they start hearing more local tunes.

    We talked with Karen Sander, from the Downtown Boise Association, which organizes Alive After Five.

    "We wanted to offer something new and different after 19 years," Sander said.

    We'll feature the entire exchange inside.

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  • David Iglesias on "Mischief"

    I finally got to ask former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias a question I'd wondered about for years.

    Iglesias, who is at the center of the storm over fired U.S. attorneys, spoke at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies convention that BW staffers attended.

    Aside from his fascinating speech, which I'll report on soon, I wanted to ask him about a statement he made waaay back in 2004, when I was a reporter in New Mexico.

    Blame The Hobbit, he said.

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  • Candidate with a Cause?

    Boise has its first non-incumbent candidate for city council.

    Shaun Stamper filed paperwork earlier this spring allowing him to collect and spend money on a campaign for seat no. 1 on the council. The seat is currently held by Alan Shealy, who is not seeking re-election.

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  • Big Money Search

    The City of Boise is getting serious about finding a new airport director—$30,000 serious.

    The City Council will consider a resolution on Tuesday night authorizing the city to pay $30,700 to ADK Consulting, Inc. to conduct an executive search to help fill the top spot at the Boise Airport.

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