🌱 Casino Plans + Boise Balloon Volunteers + Vintage Plane Show

Hello everyone ! I’m back in your inbox on this hot summer morning to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town these days. Keep scrolling for the scoop.

Our reader question of the day involves our first story in today’s newsletter. What do you think of a casino near Mountain Home? Good for the region and people passing through Wooded? Email your thoughts to john.braese@patch.com.

Welcome to the Saturday edition of Boise Daily. If your weekend plans involve a trip to Jackpot or Pendleton, those plans could involve a much shorter commute in the future, as noted in our first story. A condemned rapist has been refuse a new trial and will be sentenced next week. We provide you with information on upcoming help from Boise hot air balloon party and you could start working for the Boise School District without being a teacher. Finally, to keep flying in the sky, vintage planes will be visible in the sky this weekend.


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First, today’s weather forecast:

Partially sunny. High: 87 Low: 53.


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Here are the top stories in Boise today:

  1. Boise residents could soon have a short drive to “hit a soft 17” or throw cash on a “daily double run in the fifth.” BoiseDev Senior Journalist Marguerite Carmel broke the news that two Native American tribes were watching build casinos, one located in Mountain Home. The Shoshone Bannock the tribe bought 157 acres of land in 2020 near Mountain Home and has plans to build a $311 million, 500,000 square foot casino, featuring a 250-room hotel, six restaurants, a 15,000 square foot event center, an 8-lane bowling alley, two movie theaters and an arcade. Plans also include a horse racing track. Tribal members will vote Sept. 23 to move forward with the plan. The tribe currently operates a casino near Pocatello. A second tribe, the Shoshone-Paiute tribe, also expressed interest in building a casino near Mountain Home, but did not purchase land. (boisedev)
  2. Conviction will go ahead on August 31 in an Ada County courtroom for old state Representative Aaron von Ehlinger after his request to be acquitted or receive a new trial on his rape conviction has been refuse. Idaho’s Capital Sunshine Kelcie Mosely-Morris reports that von Ehlinger’s attorney, Jon Cox, filed a motion in Ada County Court in early August stating that new evidence was available and that Ehlinger’s Constitutional rights under the Sixth Amendment were violated because that he had no opportunity to cross-examine or confront his accuser. The former Republican Representative was convicted after a four-day trial of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern. (idahocapital)
  3. Do you have a dream of holding a giant balloon to keep it from flying off into the heavens? Do you want to get up at 4:30 a.m. to help dispose of the nylon yards? CBS2 news staff carry the information about how you can be a volunteer see you next time Spirit of Boise Classic Hot Air Balloon. The spirit of Boise starts Wednesday Morning. For the sake of transparency, I volunteered many years ago for Scott Spencer, one of the founders of the event, and had a blast. (Idaho News)
  4. The Boise School District is looking to hire for a number of positions and if you’re thinking teachers, you’re wrong. woody patch conveys the news that you can now apply for Special Education Paraprofessionals, Just for Kids Child Care Providers, Title I Tutors, Computer Systems Analysts, School Support Assistants, Interpreters in sign language, school custodians, field technicians/equipment operator, HVAC technicians, warehouse delivery driver and more. (Boise patch)
  5. The Boise Daily is always there to provide information on weekend activities. KIDO Kevin Miller gives an overview of the year Birds of War Overview will take place this weekend in Nampa at Warhawk Museum. vintage planes will take off towards the sky of the valley from 9 a.m. and the pilots will be available for a meet and greet during the day. (kidotalkradio)

Today in Boise:

  • Boise’s first outdoor market, the Capital Public Market, opens Saturday morning with fresh produce and more. (9:30 a.m.)
  • The Boise Public Library will hold a Library Clothing Swap Saturday morning. (10h)
  • Wear thick gloves and join the 2022 Boise Goathead Festival at Cecil D. Andrus Park in Boise. (10:30 a.m.)
  • Tickets are now available for the Boise Water Lantern Festival. (5:30 p.m.)
  • The Boise Contemporary Theater sponsors Read on the mountain Saturday night. (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Boise Parks and Recreation: “Celebrating Boise’s newest outdoor playground and gym at Franklin Park. This futuristic design is meant to spark imaginative play and encourage kids of all ages (OK and maybe a few adults…) to explore !” (Boise Parks and Recreation via Instagram)
  • Idaho Humane Society: “Tiger has been waiting to find his forever home since May. We have given him medical attention, including a recent dental check-up and treated him for urinary issues. He is healed and ready to return to his home!” (Idaho Humane Society via Facebook)
  • Wooded Zoo: “Help us welcome our new vet, Dr. Melissa Cavaretta! Dr. Cavaretta has a biology degree from the University of Pittsburgh and attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois. (Boise Zoo via Facebook)
  • Boise Fire Department: “Wildfire response is a multi-agency effort. Boise Fire currently has three members assisting with wildfire efforts in California and four more at the Four Corners Fire in Cascade, Idaho.” (Boise Fire Department via Facebook)
  • Boise Police Department: “BPD’s Refugee Liaison Program has been recognized nationally and internationally as a model for safely and successfully welcoming refugees into our community. This week, we officially welcome Officer Travis Buffi to this role.” (Boise Police Department via Facebook)

You are now in the loop and ready to start this Saturday on the right foot. I will see you soon!

John Braese

About me: Welcome to the Boise edition of patch.com. I’m the community editor at this exciting endeavor for the Boise area. I was born and raised in Boise, attended Bishop Kelly High School before graduating from Borah High School over a few years ago. I’ve seen Boise grow significantly over the past few years, while still retaining my hometown appeal. I want to know what’s important to you and what stories you want to see on patch.com. Please feel free to email me at john.braese@patch.com or give me a phone call or text at 208 954-9585.

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