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McLean Supports Bieter And Community Press

Former Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has struck it rich with a development being built by his new employer, the Gardner Co. Under the plan, Gardner will receive CCDC urban renewal loans of $10.2 million for a 110 unit apartment building downtown with a single “affordable rent” apartment. Sounds like the other 109 units are not […]

Enough To Wipe Out An Entire City

The Clearwater Paper mill at Lewiston is a major asset for Idaho during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mill isn’t in the gold mining business, but its Lewiston mill manufactures a product as valuable as gold–toilet paper. The plant is listed as an “essential service” by Gov. Brad Little. When shown this photo, one reader commented, […]

Idaho’s Well Trained Wildlife

The GUARDIAN took advantage of the sunny day Tuesday and made a wildlife viewing journey to Garden Valley. It has been a while since we visited the area in spring and we were surprised at the way the deer and elk have been trained by Idaho Fish and Game biologists. The two big game species […]

Non-Partisan Mayor Race Turns Right

When we got our Friday mail at the Boise GUARDIAN world headquarters it was a bit of a shock and a bigger amusement to see Donald Trump supporter and self-proclaimed “CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN” David H. Leroy supporting Dave Bieter in what has jokingly been called a “non-partisan” mayor race. Leroy is a fixture in Republican politics […]

Dr. Busted Selling Fake Falsies

Ok. We admit the only reason we are posting this press release from the U.S. Attorney is to use the headline. However, we do have some questions. Like, what is a “sample sizer?” The Dr. was also charged with offering patients fake boobs with sizes switched in their records. Shoe salesmen used to switch sizes […]

Bieter Targeted By Foes As Mayor Race Intensifies

The GUARDIAN: has been inundated with biting comments on the Boise Mayor’s race today. Our limerick-loving Anonymous poet offers this ditty: If what some coppers say is true Then crime in Boise has grew Now there is talk Of extending the Basque Block Will it be safe for me and ewe? Don Day at BOISEDEV […]

Politics Prompts Poetic Piece

A well publicized confrontation at a recent forum for Boise Mayoral candidates prompted our contributing poet, Mr. Anonymous, to put pen to paper. The Mayoral Candidates all sat in a row Then Bieter put on quite a show He took so many moments To attack his opponents That he sounded like General Franc-O

More BS Than A Simplot Feedlot

After we posted the story about Boise City Councilors authorizing the mayor to spend up to $150,000 for “sustainability” with no specific plan, readers jumped on the internet to share even more information. A note indicating the office of “Community Engagement” caught our attention when it revealed the agency within the office of the mayor […]

Library Study: Boiseans Are Fat, Poor

Included in the $12 million design fee for an $85 million library is a $40,000 study completed by Boise-based Vitruvian Planning. We note Chris Danley is the founder of Vitruvian Planning and is a former member of Boise City’s Planning and Zoning Commission. In an unbiased report, IDAHO PRESS reporter Margaret Carmel offers some results […]

Urban Renewal Takes Aim At Vista Neighbors

After Tuesday’s City Council meeting which saw councilors accept the “eligibility report” to form an urban renewal district along Vista Avenue, the GUARDIAN made a startling discovery. Boise City officials are conspiring with the urban renewal agency, the CCDC (Capital City Development Corp.) to map out an assault weapon-shaped attack and commercial property on Vista […]

“Do As We Say, Not As We Do”

Boise Fire officials have warned citizens to stay out of the Boise River With high snow melt causing the river flow at seasonal high levels. For the past week the airwaves and news columns have been full of danger warnings. Tuesday afternoon three guys wrapped an expensive jet boat around one of the Broadway Bridge […]

“Independent Body Corporate And Politic”

Urban renewal agencies were originally created to insulate federal finances from municipal finances. It was mandated by the Feds so cities didn’t commingle funds intended to fight blight with tax revenues intended to cover expenses like libraries, fire stations, and other municipal structures. Under Idaho law urban renewal agency membership prohibits the city council from […]

Flood Season Means New Dope Reporter Awards!

Misty Inglet of KTVB-7 is the newest winner of the coveted GUARDIAN “DOPE REPORTER” award. She was caught Tuesday wading up to her ankles in the flooded Weiser River. Each year, especially during high water season, the GUARDIAN gives Dope Reporter awards to the newsies who insist on donning a pair of boots and standing […]

More Baseball For Franklin School Playground

The GUARDIAN has learned Boise City’s aggressive urban renewal expansion will include the site of the former Franklin School Playground. City spokesman Mike Journee claimed the purchase using CCDC urban renewal funds will be a “win-win” for citizens and business alike with condos, cultural events, and affordable housing. Final cost has yet to be determined, […]

“Boise Kind” Is Brilliant Campaign Theme For Bieter

The GUARDIAN has often noted Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and his “Team Dave” to be the most adept politicos in Idaho. Not to disappoint, he has launched Boise Kind, which a city press release claims, “is a community-wide initiative that highlights, protects and promotes the community’s core values and helps to ensure Boise remains kind […]

Woman Injured By Dinosaur That Scootered Away

It finally happened last Sunday in Boise, not Jurassic Park. The first injury accident with one of those e-scooters took place at 6th and Front Streets in Boise. Witnesses said it was a hit-and-run dinosaur. Here is the official police report: Boise Police and the City of Boise continue to monitor E-Scooter use across the […]

Trash Talking Boise Scooters

Long-time reader Steve “Bikeboy” Hulme is a full-time bicycle commuter and obviously not a fan of motorized scooters or bikes, even with electric motors. He has shared his thoughts with the GUARDIAN. He opens with a memo from the Downtown Business Association. Hello! Boise will soon join a growing number of cities offering E-bikes and […]

BSU To Use A “Forced Out” For Baseball Field

Even with the home team advantage, Boise State University has been unable to get to first base with several property owners over attempts to build a baseball field. Owners of properties at the following locations have loaded the bases during negotiations: A)–1104-1108 South Grant Avenue, the current location of an eight-unit apartment complex, owned by […]

Boise Needs a “NO TEXTING” Ordinance

NOTICE TO CITY COUNCILORS. PEOPLE ARE WATCHING YOU! Polite society doesn’t text at the movie theater, the Shakespeare Festival, or at church. Most parents don’t let their kids text at the dinner table. Teachers don’t allow texts during class, and it is suicide to text while driving. Boise City Councilor Holli Woodings got busted by […]

The GUARDIAN is Baaaack

The GUARDIAN has returned to duty and unfortunately we don’t have a lot of cheery news to report after covering 1300 miles of Idaho, Yellowstone, and vicinity. Great time spent with 14-year-old grandson and a chance to learn the addictive qualities of those “smart” phones. Amazing how fast and readily available information can be obtained. […]

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