Spring Cleanup Boise

The City of Boise kicks off Spring recyclable pick up in or around April of every year! The information below is as current as we’ve found. Click the links to find the official information as needed! This is your opportunity to get rid of those extra leaves, trimmings and other yard waste left over from…

#Idleg Education & Climate Science

In February, 2017 the Idaho legislature, led by members of the Republican Party declined to allow climate science to be part of the state’s education standards. Many who had contacted the legislature in support of science, were disappointed. Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett was contacted about the vote. In his response to the Spokesman Review’s Betsy…

Ada the Elk #RIP

Wildlife in stress, Ada takes up residence in the North End. Cover photo by Michael Smith Update on Ada’s passing on March 17, 2017 by Sitka Koloski. “Clearing up misinformation since I spoke to them twice during: Ada was blocking traffic so the BPD were trying to feed her and give her water and she…

North End Wild Turkeys

The ongoing travels of Hazel and Bella, the North End wild turkeys! Cover photo by Mark Goforth. Update! Check out the great article by Anna Webb in the Idaho Statesman – click here. Beginning with a reported sighting in March of 2016, two female wild turkeys have taken up residence in Boise’s North End. The…

#Resist

I have been contacted by the author of the original post. His name is Thomas Gray, and he is the undersigned. He also wanted to communicate to everyone the original work we first saw was the result of plagiarism. At Thomas’ request I have re-posted the piece, added what had been added by Northenders, signatures included,…

Sanctuary Boise

Our Refugee Roots UPDATE 02/01/2017: The Boise City Council passed a resolution on January31, 2017 reaffirming Boise as a ‘Welcoming Community’ on a unanimous vote. The North End Neighborhood also passed a resolution naming the North End a “Welcoming Neighborhood” at their regular monthly meeting. “Inspired by our city leaders, the North End Neighborhood Association…

Women’s March on Idaho

An Historic Event – The Women’s March on Idaho (Cover photo courtesy of Harrison Berry at the Boise Weekly) On January 21, 2017 between 5,000 and 7,000 people participated in the Women’s March on Idaho in downtown Boise joining more than 670 women’s marches around the world. Other marches in Idaho included Driggs, Idaho Falls,…

#snowmageddon 2016/2017

Featured image of Boise River by Jocelyn Pulver One of the great anecdotes that has characterized Boise’s weather over the years is Boise is where “you can ski in the morning, then play a round a golf after lunch.” And then there’s #snowtato turned #snowmaggedon – Winter 2016/2017 will be one to remember. Snowmageddon 2017 has…

North End Arts

Boise, the second city in Idaho to pass a percent-for-art ordinance, has demonstrated great community leadership through its sponsorship of numerous public artworks. Capital City Development Corporation and private developers have also generously supported art that contributes to the beauty and interest of our civic spaces. In a very short time, Boise has accumulated over…

Bicycle Safety

About New Bike Laws Boise High School class of 2012’s Kyle Swanstrom’s Boise Bicycle Pamphlet is available by clicking here. From Mayor Dave Bieter prior to the passing of the new bike safety laws…. The City Council last week approved a set of new and revised ordinances designed to improve safety for bicycle riders on…

Northend.org Website

The original Northend.org website started taking shape in 2000 and consisted mostly of plain HTML pages linked together into a working website. It was really good by the standards of the day and it got a lot of notice across the country. Very few neighborhoods had their own website, and those that did and who shared our…

Add the Words Idaho!

Standing for equality for all Idahoans Originally posted on February 10, 2012 Photo credit Devin-Ferrell & Arbiter Online Jan. 2015 A View from The North End Add the Words Legislation Voted Down Along Party Lines In another show of dubious, unaltered socially conservative power, the Idaho Senate State Affairs committee voted NO to print the “Add…