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Shameless Pandering For Christmas Gift Idea

If you want to give a very limited edition book to a parent, friend, or veteran that will never be on the NY TIMES bestseller list, consider DRAFTED, VIETNAM at War and at PEACE. “DRAFTED!” is GUARDIAN editor Dave Frazier’s behind-the-scenes account of the mostly involuntary Army of the 1960’s and his personal quest to […]

NNU Nighthawk Mascot Is a Goatsucker

Local media was alight with announcements Monday that CRUSADER has taken on a negative connotation, so the new mascot is a NIGHT HAWK for Nampa’s Northwest Nazarene University. But did the well-intentioned deciders at the Christian institution of higher learning not have at least one staffer who had a passing interest in ornithology? Night hawks, […]

Fast And Low Gowen Thunder

We haven’t heard anything official yet, but the dire predictions of massive crowds and potential traffic jams could easily have been similar to the eclipse hoopla…or just good planning. Even so, the Canadian Snowbirds and the USAF Thunderbirds roared around Boise Saturday drawing white hearts in the blue sky as they performed aerobatic feats over […]

Will Guns Really PROTECT You?

In the wake of the tragic and senseless massacre in Las Vegas there is the usual call for limiting guns, large ammunition magazines, automatic weapons, and crazy people. These high profile shootings invariably prompt citizens to arm themselves for “protection.” There are no doubt legal gun toting folks who justify (rationalize) frequently carrying a weapon. […]

NFL Rules Demand Honoring Anthem (Maybe)

Football is a game of rules. For instance if a ball carrier’s knee touches the ground, play stops at that point. Well…the GUARDIAN’s chief legal counsel examined the NFL Football League rules and came up with a rule on pages A62-63 of the official NFL rule book: “the National Anthem must be played prior to […]

Ratings Plummet For BSU TV Production

By DAVE FRAZIER, editor Blue turf and a dog chasing the kick-off tee only go so far when it comes to Boise State football. The GUARDIAN freely admits to a certain degree of apathy when it comes to being a citizen of the so-called “Bronco Nation.” It is nice when they win and the country […]

Air Force Chickens Out On GUARDIAN Challenge

We recently applauded the U.S. Force decision to “answer the GUARDIAN challenge,” to bring in an F-35 so Boiseans could see and hear it. According to the IDAHO STATESMAN, they will have a pair of the reputedly noisy birds on silent static display at the GOWEN THUNDER AIR SHOW, but not fly them after arrival […]

Andrus Had Bearing, Stature, Class

By DAVID R. FRAZIER, GUARDIAN editor Whenever former Gov. Cecil “Cece” walked into the room, you knew he was there. He owned the place. My newspaper editor grandfather would have said, “He was a man of bearing.” Andrus, who died Thursday one day shy of his 85th birthday, was equally at home in a trim […]

P.U.C. Should Hang Up On Landline Subsidy

With the dwindling number of people using traditional “landline” telephones, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission has doubled a nearly 30 year old surcharge on phone lines to subsidize the Idaho Universal Service Fund (IUSF). The fund was created in 1988 to tax what used to be “The Phone Company.” Back in the day, the company […]

Conservative Speaker Draws Cheers And Jeers

A story of national import surrounding an August 26 conservative banquet speaker’s penchant for stirring emotions and a local hotel’s desire to stay out of the political fray is unfolding in Boise. In a nutshell, the Idaho Freedom Foundation has invited Charles Murray to speak at the conservative group’s annual banquet. Apparently based on Murray’s […]

D’em Bones, D’em Bones Need DNA Test

When human bones were found in a badger hole recently, a major investigation by the Elmore county Sheriff’s office was triggered. Turns out the bones are old. Really old. Like, before settlers, pioneers, or explorers. Members of the Shoshone-Piute tribe of Native Americans (Indians) are seeking to obtain the bones from the Bureau of Land […]

Pup Poop Pollutes Park Pond

DNA results of water sample testing have revealed dog poop is the primary cause of dangerous e-coli levels at the Esther Simplot pond in the new park of the same name. Goose poop was also identified as a contributing factor. As a result, dogs will be banned from the park. Geese tend to avoid canines […]

A Ford On The Lincoln ( Pa.)

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 (Ohio)

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 (Indiana)

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 (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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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