Yearly Archives: 2009

Today I learned that Idaho Entertainment has made its $75,000 annual 2010 lease payment to the County for the use of the horse racing facilities and Turf Club on the Expo Idaho fairgrounds. Hopefully, an agreement will soon be reached between Idaho Entertainment and the race horse owners so racing […]

They’re Serious

On Wednesday, the Ada County Air Quality Board voted 5-to-4 in favor of reducing the frequency of required emissions testing to every other year starting January 1, 2010. The adopted change also exempts vehicles that are four years old and newer, and exempts pre-1982-model-year vehicles. I have been advocating for […]

Changes Will Save $Millions for Drivers

We can probably all agree that we want clean air to breathe. How we achieve this worthy goal is subject to some difference of opinion, however. On November 12, the Ada County Air Quality Board held a public hearing for the purpose of soliciting input on a proposal to change […]

Air Quality Board

It’s going to take a little more luck and a lot more action to get the situation at Idaho Downs (formerly known as Les Bois Park) resolved. Yesterday, I attended a meeting of the Idaho State Racing Commission, the group that oversees live and simulcast horse racing in the state. […]

Lotsa Luck

Shortly before noon today, I headed over to the U.S. Bank building where members of the Idaho Press Club were meeting. Idaho Senator Dean Cameron, Representative Scott Bedke and former candidate for Idaho’s First Congressional District Andy Hedden-Nicely and I had all been invited to serve on a panel called […]

Turning the Tables on the Media

Although I have ridden in a downtown Boise parade in the Boise Tour Train (the old tourist attraction, not the $65 million in-ground-track boondoggle) it was different being in my “own” vehicle for today’s Veterans’ Day Parade. I was chauffeured by Johnny Leedy in what he says is the fastest […]

Honoring Our Veterans

A couple of Ada County’s finest – Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Olson and Sergeant Joe Wright – both ran into a burning building in order to save the man and woman inside. They performed CPR on the elderly woman until paramedics (those would be from Ada County as well) […]

Hometown Heroes – Take Two