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Old Posted Aug 29, 2010, 2:26 AM
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I don't mind the design at all, even if it doesn't flow. The sharp edges are better on this than on other projects I've seen before. Too bad they didn't include a parking garage attached to it or close by at least.
I agree, the stands are still symmetrical looking north and south and look good in my opinion. It actually kind of gives the stadium a throwback baseball field feel to it as opposed to the cookie cutter stadiums of the 60's. Granted it's not a baseball field but it gives off that vibe to me which has been very successful as of late.
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Sweet! Good for Boise and BSU. But something no one has mentioned. How are they going to get another 20,000 in and out of the area? What about parking? Time to widen the Broadway bridge?

I tried riding the shuttle bus to the game from downtown once. It was already full when it got to 10th St location where I was waiting.

I think downtown would be able to handle a significant percentage of the additional fans for parking since most of the games are on Saturday or late in the evening. Downtown employs 40,000 people, most of whom drive alone, whereas people typically go to games with numerous people so the numbers somewhat work out. Due to 9th, Myrtle, and Front having so many lanes they could make a designated bus lane on game days that looped to Broadway and back. Broadway is definitely where things get ugly though and people would still need to walk a bit, but that could probably be improved with further thought. Should the offices along ParkCenter Blvd desire, utilizing all the parking lots along there would be a good option too.
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2010, 10:58 PM
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I really like this design, and I am excited to see how much of this can be done. I have plenty of friends who hate on BSU's football because they think it detracts from academics. But I think that this is great for BSU. The more seats there are means more money made for the university as a whole. Add in some publicity from a more respectable football program, and you get attention that BSU deserves. And you also get money from outside sources, since the state doesn't like giving it out to BSU
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Sweet! Good for Boise and BSU. But something no one has mentioned. How are they going to get another 20,000 in and out of the area? What about parking? Time to widen the Broadway bridge?

I tried riding the shuttle bus to the game from downtown once. It was already full when it got to 10th St location where I was waiting.
Broadway bridge should have been widened a long time ago. The school, the city, and ACHD should focus on a bypass of the intersection of University and Broadway to create a better flow of traffic coming from the I-184.
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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...on-halted.html

Developer moves forward on halted Boise condo project
By Sandra Forester - sforester@idahostatesman.com
Published: 08/31/10



For more information, visit www.crescentrim.com.



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Old Posted Sep 2, 2010, 2:50 PM
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Regarding the proposed north end zone and its lack of symmetry: I finally realized this: The Stueckle Center extends north past the current stands and this might be a problem for installing raker beams like they did for the south curve.
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So, anybody else stoked for this Monday night's game?
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Old Posted Sep 2, 2010, 11:22 PM
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So, anybody else stoked for this Monday night's game?
Definitely! GO BRONCOS!
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Never been this nervous for a football game. Not that I don't have faith, but there is just sooo much riding on this game. I'm more nervous for this than I was both Fiesta Bowls....GO BRONCOS!!!
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Broncos will win against VT...
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Broncos will win against VT...

Like I said.. BSU won...
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AMAZING Game!!! Go Broncos!
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It is that time of the year again, the largest art fair in the Northwest and one of the finest outdoor art in the park type events I have ever been to.






http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/events/AIPinfo.php


http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/56t...nt?oid=1767252
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It is that time of the year again, the largest art fair in the Northwest and one of the finest outdoor art in the park type events I have ever been to.






http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/events/AIPinfo.php


http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/56t...nt?oid=1767252

Mrs Conquistador and I will be there Friday!
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I heard about this a few months ago. Seems like Boise is becoming the organic capital of the Mountain West taking into consideration this, and what we already have in place in the valley as far as local organic products.


http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...-delivery.html
Organic and natural products delivery service of opens store in Boise
By Sandra Forester - sforester@idahostatesman.com
Published: 09/09/10

Brown Box Organics Co., a grocery delivery service with certified organic produce in the Treasure Valley, expanded in late August with the opening of its first store at 36th Street and Hill Road in Boise.

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Soooooooo......Anyone know what is going in at the corner of Vista and Kootenai where that cool little Moxie Java used to be?
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I heard a fast food place is going in there....Jack in the Box if memory serves me correct. Pretty sad when you come to think about it. Trade a historic building with totally unique architecture for another national box. I'm all about private property rights, but the owners of Vista Village deserve any bad press they got when they tore that place down.
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Thanks for the info. And I totally agree. There goes my hopes that they would redeem themselves....but it's much better than nothing.

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Old Posted Sep 19, 2010, 6:35 PM
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Soooooooo......Anyone know what is going in at the corner of Vista and Kootenai where that cool little Moxie Java used to be?
Jack-in-the-Box appears correct.

http://pdsonline.cityofboise.org/pds...01131252379140
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College Game Day is coming to Boise

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The ESPN College GameDay crew jokingly helped Boise State football coach Chris Petersen select blue carpet for his home during a promo for the popular pregame show.
Now the GameDay folks can help Petersen with a much more serious issue.
College GameDay will originate from Boise State for the first time Saturday morning. Later that night, No. 3 Boise State (2-0) will face No. 25 Oregon State (1-1) in a game that will air at 6 p.m. on ABC in a full national broadcast.
The exposure - and the Broncos' performance on that stage - could have a major impact on the Broncos' pursuit of a spot in the BCS National Championship Game.
The Broncos walloped Wyoming 51-6 on Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium. ESPN immediately informed the Broncos of its plans for next weekend.
"About time, is all we got to say," Petersen said. "We've been waiting for them."
Boise State's championship worthiness likely will be a hot topic during the 3-hour pregame show, which is one of college football's signature TV events.
The broadcast on ABC should be valuable, too. The Broncos haven't appeared on ABC since moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1996.
"We've got Oregon State, GameDay - it's a big one," senior nickel Winston Venable said. "Hopefully we'll just get it done."
The Broncos certainly did that in Laramie, where they never gave the Cowboys any hope of pulling an upset.
The Broncos took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter for the second straight game and led 31-0 early in the second quarter. At that point, they had outgained the Cowboys 280 yards to minus-2.
"That's one of the things we always talk about is starting fast," Petersen said. "The kids did a great job of preparing - we took this team very serious. We came out with great energy, great emotion."
The Broncos' effort countered the emotional edge the Cowboys should have had. They had a near-sellout crowd and were playing at home for the first time since the death of freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse.
The Broncos had struggled in two previous trips to Laramie, in 2002 and 2006.
"One thing that's good about our guys - they always hear what we have to say," Petersen said. "That doesn't always mean that we get it done, but they know this is a tough place to play, they know that if we keep them in it and the crowd gets into it it's a whole different ballgame. So they came ready to play."
The Broncos dominated the game in the trenches.
Their offensive line cranked out 275 rushing yards, including 105 and a touchdown by junior tailback Doug Martin, and didn't allow a sack. Boise State racked up 648 yards - the fifth-most in school history.
Martin, who broke countless tackles, also had 40 receiving yards. He averaged 7.6 yards per touch.
"That's what he does - he's a physical runner," Petersen said. "I thought our O-line did a nice job in the run game of being really physical. I thought that was a physical game by us."
The defensive line also controlled the action. The Cowboys rushed for minus-21 yards and finished with 135 total yards - the lowest total by a Boise State opponent in nearly three years. The Broncos recorded four sacks.
"I would think we have one of the best defensive lines in the country," Venable said. "We're deep at that position and there's some big, physical, mean guys."
Wyoming coach Dave Christensen, whose team lost 34-7 a week earlier at Texas, said the Broncos have "good power on both lines."
"But that's not their only strength," he said. "I'm still trying to figure out where a weakness might be."
His team never found one.
The Cowboys only stopped the Broncos' first-teamers twice - one Kellen Moore interception and one punt.
Moore was 20-of-30 for 370 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with Austin Pettis on a 58-yard touchdown pass on a flea flicker and Titus Young on a 49-yard scoring strike.
The Broncos added scoring drives of 11 and 13 plays in the third quarter.
"They're style points, but they're not necessarily for the nation," Moore said. "It's for us to feel like we're taking care of business and we're able to execute the way we wanted to."
The Broncos will need to execute precisely next week.
Their doubters will be watching.
"We're already talking about (Oregon State)," senior defensive end Ryan Winterswyk said. "Everyone's so excited to play at home right now."


Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz100WeQVq8




Great publicity for the city! Lets go Boise State!!! I'll be down at the game!
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