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Old Posted Sep 20, 2010, 9:45 PM
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Their fries cooked in duck fat with black truffle salt are the best!


http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...ar-on-the.html

Boise Fry Co.'s hand-cut fries are getting a special nod on Monday with a guest spot on Alton Brown’s “America’s Best.” The local fries won the best hand-cut fries in the U.S. in a Food Network magazine earlier this year

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz106mmSXoI

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Old Posted Sep 21, 2010, 4:33 PM
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http://www.usatoday.com/printedition...e21_st.art.htm

Energy states, Idaho leading comeback
By Dennis Cauchon
USA TODAY


Texas, North Carolina, Idaho and a handful of other states are leading the nation's crawl out of the worst recession since the 1930s, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

Since the recession officially ended in June 2009, a group of about 10 states that have outperformed the nation almost continuously for 25 or more years again is generating new income at a faster pace than the rest of the nation.

"Our pipeline of companies looking to expand or relocate here is the biggest it's been in a decade," says Bibiana Nertney of the Idaho Department of Commerce.
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http://www.usatoday.com/printedition...e21_st.art.htm

Energy states, Idaho leading comeback
By Dennis Cauchon
USA TODAY


Texas, North Carolina, Idaho and a handful of other states are leading the nation's crawl out of the worst recession since the 1930s, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

Since the recession officially ended in June 2009, a group of about 10 states that have outperformed the nation almost continuously for 25 or more years again is generating new income at a faster pace than the rest of the nation.

"Our pipeline of companies looking to expand or relocate here is the biggest it's been in a decade," says Bibiana Nertney of the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Bibiana Nertney?

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Old Posted Sep 27, 2010, 3:55 PM
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Whole Foods/Downtown hearing is next week with P & Z.


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The wild things are coming to get us

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...-of-boise.htmlHungry bear captured east of Boise Airport
Statesman staff - Idaho Statesman

A 2-year-old, 100-pound bear was spotted in an industrial area near Amity Road and Production Street Sunday afternoon.

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...#ixzz10kLgINNC
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2010, 7:57 PM
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Thanks for those links, andyroo. I hadn't heard a thing about either.

The Center on Main looks very interesting. It's a project of BSU's College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs. I took a good long look at the Center on Main's website. I can't wait to take a look at their exhibit. And I'm wondering what their agenda might be. This year's first Fettuccine Forum, which is also a College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs project, is titled "Growing a New and Sustainable Food System." In other words, community gardens.

In my opinion, community gardens are a waste of valuable downtown land. Take a look at the community garden on the vacant block owned by First United Methodist at 12th and Fort. It's poorly kept, thousands of goatheads, at best and is contributing nothing to the tax coffers. I thought they were going to make that a parking lot.
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In my opinion, community gardens are a waste of valuable downtown land. Take a look at the community garden on the vacant block owned by First United Methodist at 12th and Fort. It's poorly kept, thousands of goatheads, at best and is contributing nothing to the tax coffers. I thought they were going to make that a parking lot.
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Maybe some of you have heard of this site, but I came upon it recently, and it is absolutely amazing for looking at demographic data in GIS maps. I suggest getting the free trial so you can manipulate some of the variables more, but it is good without that too. I just figured some of you might like to check it out.

http://www.policymap.com/maps
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Community garden at 12th and Fort versus Hyde Park Place condo project right across the street. Property taxes collectively paid by the 29 unit Hyde Park Place Condos = $65,251/year (2010 estimated). Source http://www.adacountyassessor.org/pro...dressSearch.do (1207 W Fort)

Property taxes paid by the community garden = $0.00/year (2010 estimated).







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Old Posted Sep 30, 2010, 9:36 PM
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Mainstream media scooped again! Pleasanton Street Spur footbridge one giant crane lift away from reality. Stay tuned.





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The Aspen Lofts

The remaining units of The Aspen Lofts are apparently being auctioned off. Open House today from 11am-3pm if anyone wants to take a look around.
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The remaining units of The Aspen Lofts are apparently being auctioned off. Open House today from 11am-3pm if anyone wants to take a look around.
How many are left? Have these ever been sold?
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2010, 10:06 AM
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How many are left? Have these ever been sold?
There are 52 unsold atm, I think there were 70 units total, so only 18 sold. Not hard to see why, some units were over $800/sqft with HOA fees of $2.50/sqft annually. Some of the larger units would be paying $10-12k annually in HOA fees plus at least that much in taxes, so $2k/month or more to live in a condo you already own.

I read somewhere that construction has restarted on the Crescent Rim project, so that may have influenced the decision to auction the remaining units at the Aspen Lofts.
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A cool project but grossly overpriced. I believe the penthouse is $3mil +. Even in the best of times I don't know who would pay that in Boise.
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A cool project but grossly overpriced. I believe the penthouse is $3mil +. Even in the best of times I don't know who would pay that in Boise.
I bet there are some people who would pay that in Boise and be happy There have been and are multi million dollar homes and condos in Boise happily occupied before the Aspen was built. I think one of the penthouses has sold, or at least one of the top units that occupies a few floors...the lights are on at night.
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Then vs Now pics from Statesman article

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^^^looked through the pictures and read about the old Chinatown. It's interesting thinking about what could've been.

Still hopeful and looking forward to what's yet to come. I really want a big project to gain traction sometime soon.
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At one time, Boise had one of the largest China Towns in the West and the largest in the Intermountain West. Who would have thought....


http://www.boisestate.edu/history/ci...1_balcony.html
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BoiseTran, your avatar makes me sad! LOL!
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