Archive for January, 2020

Boise School Posts “Wanted Dead Or Alive” Posters For Historic Explorers

The topic of early world explorers as it is taught in a 5th grade class at Whittier School is likely to fall along generational lines as distinct as Republican and Democratic politicos. GUARDIAN reader Nate Murphy sent us a set of “wanted posters” from a 5th grade class at Whittier school which pretty much listed […]

Developers Should Pay For Prisons

For the past five years Growthophobes have been fed a steady diet of proud proclamations that Idaho is the fastest growing state in the country, #1 place to retire, most bike friendly, etc. Looks like we are also in the top ten when it comes to spending to put away criminals. But rather than tax […]

There May Be Hope

After reading her statement of purpose and intent on the Boise City website, we have hope for some actual changes at the office of Mayor Lauren McLean as “Clan McLean” takes over the big corner office on the third floor. Here are the main points of her message: Public Online Calendar: My calendar will be […]

Ludwig Steps Down From CCDC

Former Boise City Councilor Scot Ludwig stepped down from the CCDC, Boise’s urban renewal agency in order to give newly elected Mayor Lauren McLean to a chance to appoint someone who shares her vision for downtown. Ludwig suggested in his letter of resignation that McLean appoint a current City Councilor to fill the vacancy he […]

Clan McLean Staff Changes Announced

You may not be able to choose your relatives, but if you are Clan McLean you can choose your clan members. Here are some roster changes in the office of Mayor Lauren McLean, courtesy of Margaret Carmel at the IDAHO PRESS Since Tuesday, four of former Mayor Dave Bieter’s employees left the city’s payrolls, including: […]

“Clan McLean” Arrives At Boise Mayor’s Office

With police bagpipes wailing and drums beating, Lauren Mclean and “Clan McLean” marched into the city council chambers Tuesday night as Boise’s first elected female mayor took office in front of a standing room only crowd. McLean exchanged a very brief arms length handshake from former Mayor Dave Bieter as he strode across the dais […]

Schools Takeover “Be Kind” Scheme

Despite spending $80,000 for ad agency services, the Boise “Be Kind” program is shifting to the Boise School District. KBOI TV NEWS reports the scheme touted by Dave Bieter during his ill-fated run for reelection will be run by the schools in the future. Team Dave awarded Spark ad agency $80,000 for an annual contract […]

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