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A Ford On The Lincoln (On The Road Again)

Boiseans Bill and Linda von Tagen are attempting to follow the “Lincoln Highway” from San Francisco to New York. We will post periodic highlights of their trip on the GUARDIAN. You can read the details of their latest leg and catch up on past entries HERE.

Historic service station in western Iowa where they grow corn, not potatoes.

Two Wheel Death Abounds

At least five motorcyclists have perished on Idaho roads in the past week or so, prompting the GUARDIAN to issue a special alert.

A crash in Canyon County last week, two in Boise within the past two days (State St. near Sycamore, and Cole and Brentwood) a head-on on Warm Springs a few days ago and at least one more fatal bike crash in N. Idaho are cause for alarm.

You don’t need to be a trooper in a big hat to tell automobile drivers to “look twice” for motorcycles and also warn two-wheel drivers to be as visible as possible with daytime headlights, wear helmets, and obey traffic laws.

Combine those tragic, unnecessary deaths with the guy injured riding a skateboard at 11 p.m. down the South Roosevelt hill and crashing into a car and you have significant contributions to what coppers term the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.”

Citywide F-35 Panel Meet Set

A citywide meeting featuring a panel discussion on the topic of basing the F-35 jet at Gowen Field has been set for Tuesday June 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the Main Library on Capital Blvd.

Sponsored by Citizens For a Livable Boise, the group plans a panel discussion with representatives from assorted interest groups including the Idaho Air National Guard, Boise City, and various citizens with expertise on the issues.

In the past, officials from Boise and the military have refused to attend a neighborhood meeting, but appear at other venues with no citizen representation. This time we sincerely hope some government officials can see their way clear to hear citizens views.

UPDATE 6/22–Dan Marler, of the CLB group said airport director Rebecca Hupp has declined his invitation, asserting this GUARDIAN post appeared to convey the message the city had agreed to attend. The city has DECLINED to attend.

Based on what we have seen from opponents of the F-35 noise, this SOUND FOOTPRINT will be a central issue.

Sven Berg at the Idaho Statesman recently revealed plans are afoot at the Airport to conduct a “Noise Monitoring” survey funded mostly by the FAA. Unless the Air Force relents and brings some F-35s, the monitoring will be limited mostly to commercial aircraft and the quiet A-10s currently based at Gowen Field.

A Ford On The Lincoln (Iowa Roots)

Boiseans Bill and Linda von Tagen are attempting to follow the “Lincoln Highway” from San Francisco to New York. We will post periodic highlights of their trip on the GUARDIAN. You can read the details of their latest leg and catch up on past entries HERE.

A Ford On The Lincoln

Boiseans Bill and Linda von Tagen are attempting to follow the “Lincoln Highway” from San Francisco to New York. We will post periodic highlights of their trip on the GUARDIAN. You can read the details of their latest leg and catch up on past entries HERE. Today’s post is a “twofer” with a double entry…there is just so much to see and share! It gets kinda mushy as they celebrate 40 years of marriage and honeymoon in the same camp trailer. Check it out HERE.

The vonTagens, 40 years ago.

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