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Old Posted Jun 3, 2010, 1:15 PM
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Yikes. Perhaps this is why Boise can't attract new companies.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...lent-pool.html

I've been considering moving back to Boise but the economy still seems at a standstill.
Part of the problem is Idaho's hillbilly legislation and a lack of priority on education, but a bigger issue is lack of infrastructure (particularly power infrastructure) and being able to land larger operations. The NIMBY factor keeps delaying desparately needed high level transmission and extra generation facilities. It's sad to see the list of companies that have been turned away due to infrastructure issues...

Getting folks to move to place is easy if the job is already there. The bigger problem is growing the professional jobs rather than low-skill, low-pay service jobs...
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2010, 2:29 PM
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Yikes. Perhaps this is why Boise can't attract new companies.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...lent-pool.html

I've been considering moving back to Boise but the economy still seems at a standstill.
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.
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2010, 2:31 PM
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Here is a little somewhat good news:

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...i_popularIdaho in the top 5 in 2009 for number of new startups
Experts say history, culture and location make for a favorable environment for new businesses
BY SANDRA FORESTER - sforester@idahostatesman.com
Copyright: © 2010 Idaho Statesman
Published: 06/02/10


Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz0pngp8MkT
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Where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

What I was surprised to hear was cities in Cali that were comparable in size to Boise that have tremendous crime rates. i.e. Stockton
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
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2010, 4:02 PM
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Greek Food Festival today and tomorrow, Fri & Sat, 27th and Bannock, one of the bigger neighborhood festivals in town.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2010, 9:40 PM
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Tornado Warning in Boise today! Nothin came of it though :/
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Tornado Warning in Boise today! Nothin came of it though :/
Actually a Tornado did touch down at Arrowrock Dam just outside of town.

*edit* Nevermind...Weather Service retracted confirmed touchdown statement. grrr!

It was something to watch this develop outside my office window though (same basic view as the second pic but about 1/2 mile closer and 1/2 mile to the left).

Readers submitted pics from Idahostatesman.com

Doug Covey

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Can you see the hand in the picture?

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2010, 5:45 AM
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WOW..that's intense. The hand on the right is guiding safe passage...
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2010, 1:40 PM
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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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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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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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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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Old Posted Jun 11, 2010, 1:31 AM
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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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