Events this week

Statesman staffMarch 2, 2014 


Film screening: ‘A Place at the Table’: 7 p.m. The film looks at hunger in America through the lives of three people who live without knowing where their next meal will come from. Dessert and discussion will follow the film. Trinity Lutheran Church sanctuary, 8 S. Midland Blvd., Nampa. 466-2173.

Steven Wolf lecture: Noon-1 p.m. Steven Wolf of Cornell University will speak on “Payments for Ecosystem Services and U.S. Agri-environmental Policy: Opportunities and Constraints” at this brown bag lunch. Boise State Student Union Lookout Room, 1910 University Drive. Free.


Film screening: ‘Top Secret Rosies’: 6:30-8 p.m. In 1942, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. This free documentary tells their story. Boise State Student Union Hatch D Ballroom, 1910 University Drive. Call 426-4259 for more.

Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day: 1 to 5 p.m., Idaho State Capitol. Participants will ask legislators to support efforts to promote research, care and support. Residents will also share their stories of how Alzheimer’s has affected them.

Red Cross Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Idaho State Capitol. Interactive displays, refreshments in the rotunda to help mark the American Red Cross Greater Idaho chapter’s 100th year anniversary.


Idaho honors Mothers of the Year: 1 p.m. Gov. Butch Otter will honor several Idaho women in a special ceremony at the Idaho State Capitol Building.

‘Bronco Billy’ Reunion at Boise Depot: 3:30 p.m. An informal ceremony to install a poster and plaque from “Bronco Billy,” filmed in the Treasure Valley in 1979 at the depot, 1701 Eastover Terrace. All are welcome.


Idaho Bird Observatory Symposium: 8 a.m.-noon. The 2014 annual meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Idaho Bird Observatory hosts a symposium titled “Working Together: Understanding and Leveraging Gender Differences in the Wildlife Profession.” Boise Centre, 850 W Front St. Register at Free with conference registration or $25 for symposium only.

Fettuccine Forum: 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Boise State community and regional planning professor Amanda Johnson Ashley presents “Pop-Up Art: The Temporary Phenomenon of Transforming Place.” Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. Visit Free.


Idaho Senate to honor Idaho Fallen Servicemen: 10 a.m. The ceremony on the State Senate floor at the Capitol will honor the four servicemen who died in Afghanistan in 2013. A reception will follow in the governor’s ceremonial office.

Agendas this week


City council

Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, third-floor Council Chambers, City Hall, 150 Capitol Blvd.

• First reading of a law that would establish new rules for special events.

• Public hearing on a proposal to require a $40 fee for firefighter applicants.

• Public hearing on a proposed rezone of 80 acres between the Boise River, Main Street, 23rd Street and I-184 from general, service and planned commercial to central business district with Downtown design review.

Planning & Zoning

Meets at 6 p.m. Monday, third-floor City Council Chambers, City Hall, 150 Capitol Blvd.

• Reconsideration of a permit for a public charter school to expand into an 83,000-square-foot building on the 400 block of East ParkCenter Boulevard.

• Request for permits to build 14 single-family homes on 1.28 acres at 2705 W. Malad St.

• Request for preliminary plat for 97 buildable lots for single-family homes at 4450 E. Warm Springs Ave.


Planning & Zoning

Meets 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane.

• Rezone from rural-urban transition to mixed use with development agreement 4.89 acres at 430 and 450 W. Chinden Boulevard.


City council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 763 W. Avalon St.

• Emergency operations plan.

• Testimony of ACHD Commissioner Mitchell Jaurena.


City council

Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave.

• Update to the development impact fee capital improvements plan and the revisions to impact fee ordinance.

• Property exchange between Meridian Dairy and Stock Shows and the city of Meridian at Storey Park. Star

City council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 10769 W. State St.

• LifeSpring Church conditional use permit.



Meet daily at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St. For complete agendas, go to Monday 10 a.m. Pending legislation discussion.


9 a.m. Open business meeting.

3 p.m. Misdemeanor probation quarterly report.


9 a.m. Parks and waterways department meeting.

11:30 a.m. Budget kickoff.

3 p.m. Barber Park raft and tube rental vendor update.


City Council

Meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, 411 3rd St. S.

• Amend 2007 and 2013 community development block grant action plans.


City Council

Meets Monday at Caldwell Police Station, 110 S. Fifth Ave.6 p.m. Council workshop on bike lanes on Cleveland Boulevard and city dog park. 7 p.m. Regular meeting.

• La Bella Vida request to rezone from low density residential to residential estates for 59 homes at the northeast corner of Midland and Lincoln roads.

Canyon County


Meet daily at the Canyon County Courthouse, 1115 Albany St., Caldwell. For complete agendas, go to

Road work this week

Interstate 84

• Gowen Road interchange intermittent restrictions through late 2015.

• Broadway Avenue interchange intermittent restrictions through late 2015.

boise/garden city

• 11th Street southbound from Main to Grove streets closed through March 14.

• 40th Street from Chinden Boulevard to Adams Street closed through March 7.

• Boise Avenue from Eckert to Holcomb roads restricted through May 23.

• Five Mile Road from south of Fairview Avenue to Franklin Road restricted through Oct. 15.

• Franklin Road from El Blanco Drive to west of Five Mile Road restricted through May 13.

• Maple Grove Road from Victory to Amity roads closed March 4.

• Maple Grove and Northview St. restricted through June 25.

• Ustick Road from Cloverdale to Five Mile roads closed through March 15.

• Ustick from Leslie Way to Yellow Peak Way restricted through July 30.


• Locust Grove Road from Summerheights Drive to Ustick Road restricted through July 30.

• Ten Mile Road from Chinden Boulevard to McMillan Road closed through March 7.

Canyon County

• Nampa: East Amity Avenue and South Powerline Road intersection closed through March 10.

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