Archive for January, 2015

Timing Is Everything For Horse Racing

Once again, Cynthia Sewell at the DAILY PAPER has shown the “power of the press.” Idaho Horse Racing Commission director Frank Lamb resigned his position following Sewell’s disclosure of his dual role as a regulator in Idaho while simultaneously acting as a paid lobbyist advocating the slot machines in Wyoming. Lamb’s job fell under the […]

Plenty of Wolves Says Idaho F&G Director

BY VIRGIL MOORE Director Idaho Fish and Game It’s important for state agencies to understand and respect differing points of view. But when a few advocacy groups try to grab headlines by skewing Idaho Fish and Game scientific wolf monitoring data in ways that simply aren’t true, it’s also important to set the record straight. […]

Bergdahl Will Likely Fade Away

When all is said and done in the Bowe Bergdahl case the GUARDIAN predicts there will be either some sort of secret agreement to dismiss charges or a simple reduction in rank and a “general discharge” from the Army. Neither Bergdahl or the Army stands to benefit from a “show trial” at court martial. Bergdahl […]

Horseless Racing Stumbles

What has been called, “historical racing, instant racing, and video parimutuel” is being questioned by lawmakers and investigators who claim it is nothing more than slot machines. Police in Post Falls and the Ada County Sheriff are investigating whether or not the machines are legal. The GUARDIAN has looked at the machines which sport cherries, […]

Would YOU Pay To Hear A Mayor Speak?

President Obama is headed for Boise in the next few days. His speech — a follow up to the “state of the union” — will be free, even if it doesn’t include the infamous “rubber chicken” or snacks. Imagine the uproar if the Governor or the President delivered a “state of the state” or “state […]

Ada Taxpayers Spent $138,241 To Defend Commishes

Ada County officials answered a GUARDIAN request and disclosed it cost $138,241 to defend former Ada County director of administrative services Rich Wright’s lawsuit against current Commishes Dave Case and Jim Tibbs. It was dismissed in Fourth District Court by Judge George Carey in the form of a summary judgement filed by the county’s attorney […]

Listening For 10 Years, Chief Leaves Peaceful Legacy

Serving the citizens of Boise and changing the culture of the Boise Police has been a goal of retiring Chief Mike Masterson. When he took command of the local coppers, shootings by coppers and other critical incidents were out of control. Masterson’s management style has included big doses of LISTENING. He has been a frequent […]

Tibbs New Chairman of Ada Commishes

Ada County elected officials were sworn-in Monday and Jim Tibbs was elected by his fellow commishes as the new chairman. Pictured L to R = Treasurer Vicky McIntyre, Coroner Dotti Owens, Prosecuting Attorney Jan Bennetts, Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre, Assessor Robert McQuade, Sheriff Gary Raney, Commission Chairman Jim Tibbs, Clerk Christopher Rich, Commissioner Dave Case.

Eagle-Fairview Center of Universe

Ada County Highway District car counters have rereleased their tally for 2014. No one is surprised there are more cars per hour and the center of the universe has moved to Eagle Road.

Judge Says Wright Was Wrong

Former Ada County director of administrative services Rich Wright’s lawsuit against current Commishes Dave Case and Jim Tibbs has been dismissed in Fourth District Court by Judge George Carey in the form of a summary judgement filed by the county’s attorney. Wright sued the county for unlawful termination claiming the county violated the “whistle blower […]

Indians Say Horsemen Speak With Forked Tongue

Leaders of four Idaho Indian tribes have written a letter to Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden calling for an immediate termination of what they claim is illegal gambling at race tracks, including Les Bois Park in Garden City. In their letter, the tribal leaders note the 2013 legislature passed House Bill […]

Some Needed New Year’s Resolutions

Here are some New Year’s resolutions we think are needed for 2015. Feel free to add your own. –Legislature should pass a law to ban discrimination toward ALL groups, race, gender, religion, age, etc. –Gov. Butch Otter stop spending our tax dollars to fight gay marriage. If you want to defend the Idaho Constitution, join […]

Uber Cars No-Risk Scam Hurts All

Imagine the GUARDIAN giving Boise City a shoutout on New Year’s Day! We have to give Team Dave an “attaboy” for telling the pushy folks at Uber Cars to stop playing taxi without proper insurance, license, inspection, etc. While some folks like the “app” appeal of hiring unknown drivers and cars over the internet with […]

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