In a shameless attempt at self-serving friendly comments, we offer the following.
It was six years ago today when the GUARDIAN posted its FIRST STORY which just happened to be about the public being locked out of the City-owned Boise Depot most of the time. Things haven’t changed much.
Ironically, the Depot was purchased with public funds after the community joined forces, buying commemorative bricks, T-shirts, and posters to “save the Depot.” Then folks were locked out, save for some token visitor hours.
Last year on the fifth anniversary of the GUARDIAN the city announced plans to sell recently purchased foothills land to Idaho Fish & Game. They never made the sale, but have managed to once again lock out citizens from public property. That deal came after the public banded together to pass the “Save the Foothills” Levy.
Here we are–still at odds with politicos and officialdom–after nearly 1,800 posts and 18,000 reader comments. We all owe a special “THANKS” to BEN HAYS, our web designer, hoster, troubleshooter, and all around great technician. He was once a Boise kid, but is now an educated computer scientist who lives, loves, and works in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife and newborn son. Check out his SITE.
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