Hello, people of Boise! John Braese here with the Friday Boise Daily.
Welcome to the Friday edition of the Boise Daily. A local high school principal has warned parents of a potential armed protest on school grounds and a local hospital is suing a candidate for governor. Local fitness buffs have a new owner of their local gym and law enforcement is urging motorists to look out for motorcycles after purchasing some new ones of their own. Finally, the county wishes to thank all of you for sitting in the box.
First, today’s weather:
Cool with periods of sun. High: 62 Low: 48.
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Here are the top stories in Boise today:
- The Boise High School principal notified parents of a potential armed protest on school grounds via email on Thursday. CBS2 news staff report Robb Thompson said in the email gun rights activists, “some protestors may be carrying firearms”, may protest on school grounds against the safety policies set by the district. (idahonews)
- Boise’s St. Luke’s Hospital filed a lawsuit against Ammon Bundy, Diego Rodriquez and the People’s Rights Network after a March 15 protest forced the hospital into a lockdown. The Idaho Capital Sun’s Audrey Dutton writes the local hospital chose to sue after “a coordinated campaign of harassment and intimidation against St. Luke’s and its team members”. The protest took place after a child was removed from a local family and placed into foster care after hospitalization for malnutrition. (idahocapitalsun)
- If you are working out at Axiom Fitness, new owners have taken the helm. BoiseDev editor Don Day explains VillaSport of San Rafeal, California, purchased the formerly-locally-owned chain of four gyms. (boisedev.com)
- With the warmer weather comes motorcycles sharing the road with cars and pickups. The Meridian Police Department, showcasing their new Harley Davidson motorcycles, is urging drivers to be alert during Motorcycle Awareness Month according to KIVI-TV’s Kelsie Rose. (Idaho News 6 Boise Twin Falls)
- Friday marks the end of Juror Appreciation Week and Boise Patch carries a statement by Ada County thanking all of you who not only served, but also to those who did not serve but responded to their summonses. (Boise Patch)
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Today in Boise:
- The Creative Space is teaming with Recycled Minds Comedy to present The Comedians Guide to the Galaxy Friday evening. (8 p.m.)
- The La Crepe Food Truck will be serving at the Indian Creek Winery on Friday. (Noon)
- Artists, jewelers, and others will gather on Friday afternoon at 2nd Sundays. (1 p.m.)
- The Lounge at the End of the Universe presents a night of improvisation on Friday. (9 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Nextdoor Neighbor, SW Ada County Alliance – South: “Hi neighbors! – I graduate from CWI this Friday and my regalia gown is HUGE. I cannot find someone to take it in for me. Anyone available to take it in a couple inches? Help!” (Nextdoor)
- Nextdoor Neighbor, Morris Hill: “Boise bench area: I am looking for recommendations for pest control. – Specifically small ants. Thank you” (Nextdoor)
- Nextdoor Neighbor, West Bench – Valley View: “Hello. – Does anyone have a humane cat trap I could borrow? There is a group of feral cats living around my house and I wanted to bring them to the humane society to be fixed.” (Nextdoor)
- Nextdoor Neighbor, Columbia Village: “Fat Guys Fresh Deli took over this space. – Go grab a sandwich and support a local business. Their hours are limited right now. Open until 6 PM and closed on weekends.” (Nextdoor)
- Nextdoor Neighbor, SE Boise – Ivywild Park: “I am looking for someone to help with my yard work. – Lots of weeding right now getting it “spring cleaned” and then weekly mowing, trimming, weeding. I have all the equipment, or they can bring their own.” (Nextdoor)
That’s it for today! See you tomorrow morning for another update.
— John Braese
About me: Welcome to the Boise edition of patch.com. I am the community editor in this exciting endeavor for the Boise area. I was born and grew up in Boise, attending Bishop Kelly High School before graduating from Borah High School more than a few years ago. I have seen Boise grow substantially in the last few years, but still maintain my hometown appeal. I want to hear about what is important to you and the stories you wish to see on patch.com. Feel free to reach out to me via email at email@example.com or drop me a phone call or text at 208 954-9585.