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“Is That A Lizard In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?”

This press release is what police NEWS used to be about! It appears that kidnapping lizards is a felony rather than simple shoplifting when the lizards are of high value. WHO carries a lizard in their pocket? The official police account: This afternoon the Boise Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Unit worked with the Caldwell […]

Growth Still Raises Its Ugly Head

More than 15 years ago the GUARDIAN coined the term “growthophobe” in an attempt to wake up folks about the cancer spreading throughout the valley. As the property assessments which are used as the basis for our taxes are being prepared and the Assessor is warning of “sticker shock” we offer a rerun of an […]

Motorist’s Hat Reminder Of Road Rage

A Pocatello man owns a baseball cap worthy of future fishing trips and visits to the casino. Idaho State Police report that a Utah man is in jail following a road rage incident on I-15 Tuesday. The Utah driver approached the Pocatello driver’s car at a high rate of speed and fired several rounds at […]

Tourists Come See The Rusty Iron Trees

A pair of Idaho legislators have spawned a letter campaign by Boise City’s arts department to seek support for a move to kill House Bill 311. Introduced by Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger and Sen. Regina Bayer, HB 311 would require public art costing $25,000 or less be approved by a simple two-thirds majority vote from […]

What Does That Mean In English?

A reader sent us this excerpt from the IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW regarding a new hire in the office of Mayor Lauren McLean We don’t know if the weekly paper wrote the story or if the text came from a City of Boise press release, but it is one of the better examples of obfuscation we […]

Sky Is The Limit For “Ludwig Tower”

We don’t have a TRUMP TOWER in Boise, but if things go right for a former City Councilor we could have a “LUDWIG TOWER”. Scot Ludwig, the former city councilor and CCDC member, is proposing to build a tall building in Idaho at 5th and Broad Streets. If approved, it could be 19 stories tall […]

Bar Staff Must Cover Nose, Mouth, But Little Else

The GUARDIAN has to admit we “had a vision” when the Torch 2 on Vista, Boise’s answer to a (almost) topless bar, received a warning from the Central District Health Department because the “mask mandate” was not being enforced. Think about it. The girls have to wear a mask to cover their nose and mouth, […]

Boise’s Subtle Marketing Logo Change

With rules for anti COVID-19 masks, new police and fire chiefs, and budgeting taking center stage, it takes the scrutiny of a GUARDIAN reader to notice Mayor Lauren McLean has placed her own stamp on the “Boise Brand.” We are no longer seeking to be the “Most Livable City In The Country.” Today Boise’s vision […]

Editor Recalls First Encounter With Chloroquine And A President

By David R. Frazier, editor Excerpt from his book, “DRAFTED! Vietnam at war and at peace” President Donald Trump’s advocacy for the drug Chloroquine brought back memories from 52 years ago for Frazier who was prescribed the “malaria pill” following his Vietnam service in the Army. In July of 1968 while working at the Ypsilanti […]

Education Over Enforcement

Idaho is getting more difficult to understand as time goes on. Apparently the politicos think we are all pretty stupid. They pass laws, but work to EDUCATE us rather than enforce the laws they pass. Perhaps they should pass a CURRICULUM. For instance, it is illegal to hold a phone or other device–even at a […]

We’re Not Prisoners Or Hostages

The GUARDIAN has tried to “do the right thing” during these rough times, but knowing just exactly what is proper has become a blur. We talked to a fishing buddy who told us the Fish and Game boat ramps are closed at C.J. Strike as well as the Idaho Power parks. However the Black Sands […]

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 […]

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