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Old Posted Jun 6, 2010, 1:29 AM
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Here it (something) is as it passed over West Downtown at 2:56 PM. Rotation around a vertical axis is not apparent but there was lots of turbulence and horizontal axis rotation of wispy clouds in nearly every direction. There are many great pics and youtube vids but I wish people would list the time and location. I was also amazed at how few people showed any concern, I was ready to run for the basement Auntie Em.


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That is insane and would have been insane. I don't think people take a threat of a tornado seriously in the Boise area. Has there ever been one in the history of this city? I would be interested to find the answer on that.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2010, 4:39 AM
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That is insane and would have been insane. I don't think people take a threat of a tornado seriously in the Boise area. Has there ever been one in the history of this city? I would be interested to find the answer on that.
I believe there has been one in the past.

As someone from the south, seeing people freak out over a funnel cloud is kinda funny to me.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2010, 5:09 AM
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http://www.ktvb.com/news/New-solar-p...-95415494.html
Multi-million dollar solar power plant to be built in Boise

Nice project I love the fact that some of the panels will create covered parking!
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2010, 7:53 PM
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Boise has been attracting companies the past few years of the recession, they have just been small ones that do not create a huge buzz at the Statesman because they are not the types of companies that employ hundreds of people but rather a few dozen to a hundred or so employees. Attracting huge companies is of course what everyone wants to see, but then what happens when those huge companies do mass layoffs? I know of another city/metro near us who has attracted a good number of companies with great fan fare, but then many of those companies have already layed people off or have not even set up shop yet in that city/metro. The smaller companies are where its at and hopefully Boise continues to attract them. They are the backbone of the economy in any city.
This article is about high tech jobs....are you looking for a high tech job boi2socal? If so there is a lot of competition.
The article actually stated the opposite. A lot of local people are entering the race but they can't compete. So it really isn't competitive for high-tech.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2010, 8:34 PM
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As usual, Boise has a lot of major events for the summer:

http://www.ironmanboise.com/
The course will utilize a variety of Boise's scenic areas including: Lucky Peak Reservoir, Sandy Point Beach, the Boise Greenbelt and the downtown area.

Ironman 70.3 Boise will serve as one of more than 26 worldwide qualifying events for the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater Florida.





http://www.idahoshakespeare.org/
Welcome to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater & Reserve. As you enter our outdoor amphitheater and habitat reserve, you'll be embarking upon a theatrical experience like no other!









http://www.boiserecfest.com/
Idaho’s first annual recreational celebration is
June 26th and 27th, 2010 in Ann Morrison Park.
At Boise Rec Fest attendees can experience Idaho recreation firsthand — for every season, inside or out, human powered or motorized. Whether you’re an avid recreationalist or a “newbie,” you will find great recommendations and instruction on taking advantage of Boise’s outdoors.

Specialists in recreational sports, equipment, and apparel will be available to demonstrate their wares. Workshops, interactive booths and fun activities will be available — creating the perfect environment for families to hang out and stay healthy together. Live music, Idaho wines, beers and local food vendors will be on hand.




http://www.boisemusicfestival.com/
July 24, with over 40 bands on 5 stages, it's a fun-filled family event with free live music, food and craft vendors, a BBQ Cook-Off and more. Enjoy a day in the park with great live music, delicious food, shopping and kids entertainment all in a family-friendly environment.







http://www.boisetwilightcriterium.com/
July 17
Now, over 100 cyclists from around the world, including former Olympians and National Champions compete for the $20,000 purse in cash and merchandise. Today more than 20,000 boisterous spectators flock to the streets of downtown Boise to enjoy what has become one of Boise's major summer attractions, making it the 3rd best Criterium in the U.S. (ranked by VeloNews).






http://www.newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat
Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering through 13 western cities spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle.









http://jaialdi.com/wordpress/
http://www.basquecenter.com/events.asp?id=159
Jaialdi 2010
7/29/2010 - 8/1/2010: Jaialdi 2010
Jaialdi.com is the website for the Jaialdi International Basque Cultural Festival. This festival is held every 5 years in Boise, Idaho, USA. Euzkaldunak Inc. the Basque club of Boise sponsors the event.



Anyone know of another major event?
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2010, 6:06 AM
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I love how vibrant this city is! For a city of its size, there is really no competition in the country. Looks like another fun summer for the City of Trees.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2010, 6:54 PM
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Wasn't Apple opening a store in Boise? Thought I read they were hiring. Any news?
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2010, 6:39 AM
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Apple was/is opening a store at the Mall. I just got back from the mall and the guys at Foot Locker were saying the store isn't coming for another year. Not good sources obviously so take it for what you will, but there is not an immediate Apple Store opening in Boise.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2010, 9:14 AM
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I see Boise won the battle in keeping TRACON here at the airport. That is some good news!!
     
     
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Hey all. I have a question. I am doing a project that involves researching funding opportunities for transit (buses, light rail, rail, taxi, van pool, pedestrian, bicycle, etc.) in the state. I have found a lot of information on federal funding for transit opportunities, but I'm looking for information regarding private funding for transit. These can be in the form of grants, loans, etc. Any ideas?

I'm thinking of things like the trolley downtown. Since we did not receive TIGER funding, where are they planning to get their funding? Private investments?
     
     
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Sorry for the delay.. That would be Santa Cruz CA..

It's becoming very violent here. Ever since "operation knockout" came (enforced by the police) the hornets nest has been stirred..

Now we have cops dressed up like soldiers running through the streets. It started in Salinas, but now it is moving to other cities. Like mine... These gang members are spreading out to other communities throughout CA.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...ate&id=7400810
Just got back from Salinas/Monterey. Some sketch parts, but a lot like canyon from the looks of it.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2010, 2:50 PM
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NIMBYS and Eagle NIMBYS are the worst.
Boo Hoo you old hooches who live in Island Woods, you may live by the Boise River but it is not your personal river. It is not called the Eagle River so get over yourselves.


In today's paper:

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...sh-launch.html
Crosby, Stills and Nash launch Eagle River Pavilion
Unless Ada County allows future concerts, Thursday's could be the venue's last

BY MICHAEL DEEDS - mdeeds@idahostatesman.com
Copyright: © 2010 Idaho Statesman
Published: 06/11/10

Maybe it was the cottonwoods swaying peacefully behind the stage along the Boise River. Maybe it was the sunshine breaking through the sky just as the crystalline harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash began to float across the green grass.

Whatever it was, 3,200 fans at the grand opening of the Eagle River Pavilion on Thursday appeared smitten, if not downright rapturous, with the Treasure Valley's newest outdoor concert venue.




----------and the snippit from the article below is the pathetic part of it all----------- (Isn't Island Woods the same housing development that blames everyone else when the spring runoff from the river floods their homes when they live IN A FLOOD ZONE and their ponds full of Koi are swept away?)


Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz0qYWxSIxl

Some, such as Lois Wisner, submitted letters to Ada County. The 13-year resident of Island Woods is against the concert series. She said Thursday that neighbors are concerned about quality of life.
"Traffic. Noise. Congestion. The crowds," she said. "The people that live across the river are basically concerned about noise."



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Old Posted Jun 11, 2010, 7:47 PM
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Other Treasure Valley NIMBY associations may also file a class-action suit IF Gowen gets the F-35's. I guess protecting a few $$$ on their property values (which, by the airport, are not that valuable) is worth declining A BILLION DOLLARS a year and 3000 high-paying jobs...
     
     
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What property value? They live next to the airport and I guess they forgot about the F-4Gs when they were stationed there. Those are much louder than any F-35 variant.
     
     
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Other Treasure Valley NIMBY associations may also file a class-action suit IF Gowen gets the F-35's. I guess protecting a few $$$ on their property values (which, by the airport, are not that valuable) is worth declining A BILLION DOLLARS a year and 3000 high-paying jobs...
I'm afraid it will be a continuing problem. Boise should have taken Denver's advice and moved the airport way east before they decided to remodel it. That way everyone's ears would have been spared..
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2010, 2:04 PM
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We do have an airport way to the east. Mountain Home Air Force Base. Why can't they locate there? I'm guessing Air Force personnel (the Colonel's wife) don't want to live in Mountain Home.

And, there is a big difference between commercial jet engines and military. Commercial jet engines have been engineered to be much quieter. If you're old like me, you'll remember commercial jets were much much louder back in the late 60' early 70s. Ever taken off from Orange County, CA? Ever landed at San Diego? It's especially ridiculous considering SD has a perfect replacement for Lindbergh Field with Miramar. But no, rich folks in La Jolla put the kibosh on that.

Noise pollution is a legitimate gripe. Have you all seen the new noise barriers on I-84? It's really no different than water pollution. What was it, just a month or two ago oil was coming out of a storm drain by Americana and the hazmat team was there along with the MSM sensationalizing it. Back in the day, the Boise River was a dump site for cars and appliances. There was even a slaughterhouse dumping their liquid waste into the river. We've changed our ways regarding water and air pollution, so why do obnoxiously loud engines get a pass? What about the emissions? We are already nearing non-obtainment.

I really get a kick out of comments at the Statesman that say they like the sound, that it sounds like freedom. No, the sound of freedom is the silence of an ICBM MIRV nuke sitting in a silo in North Dakota.

Those same people don't want to spend a dime of tax money on education or roads or parks but human operated jet fighters, let 'em rip. Drones are much cheaper and will replace humans within a decade, mark my words. We should be clamoring for a drone manufacturing and testing facility, not a legacy weapon squadron that's really just a spend it or lose it gig.

Did you know there were horse mounted Cavalry units as late as WWII? This from wikipedia:

The last horse cavalry charge by an Army cavalry unit took place against Japanese forces during the fighting in the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines, in the village of Morong on January 16, 1942, by the 26th Cavalry Regiment of the Philippine Scouts. Shortly thereafter, the besieged combined United States-Philippine forces were forced to slaughter their horses for food and the 26th Regiment fought on foot or in whatever scarce vehicles were available until their surrender.

I guess old habits die hard, and tasty too.

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I totally agree BoiseCynic. I grew up around Orchard and I84 back when fighters were operating out of Gowen. It is definitely a quality of life issue when numerous times a day the whole house shakes and you have to stop talking because it's too loud to hear. This isn't something that should be operated out of a major city.

I made the same prediction about drones a few pages back on here. Just recently the military has started offering degrees in flying drones where before it was just a specialty.
     
     
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I'm torn on the F-35s. I can understand the concern for some. Hell, I live pretty much in the landing path for the airport. I also feel like it is a great opportunity for the area though. So I can see how it is a major issue between both sides.

But lately there have been F-15's cranking it up around town so I'm not sure I see the difference. I was helping my dad build a fence yesterday at his house and we say them flying all day long in and out.
     
     
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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...tals-wont.html
Barber Park raft rentals won't open until river level is down -- next week or later
By KATY MOELLER - kmoeller@idahostatesman.com
Published: 06/14/10


Boise River reservoirs are 98 percent full, so water releases will continue this week -- making the river treacherous for those eager to float the river.

As a result of the high water levels, Barber Park raft rentals won't open until next week or later.

The Boise River is running at about 5,500 cubic feet per second at Glenwood Bridge. Safe floating level is close to 1,000 cfs, said Brian Sauer, a hydraulic engineer for the Snake River Area Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation



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Anyone who complains that the F-35s will make too much noise apparently doesn't remember the F-4s that used to be stationed at Gowen Field. Those were significantly louder than the F-35s will be.
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