Stopping Racism, Bigotry, the so-called Alt Right starts at Home

Again? Or is it truly a case of fighting forever. The so-called Alt Right – Nazis, white supremacists, religious zealots and politics of hate and prejudice – is raising its ugly head across the country. It seems each generation is faced with the challenge of pushing back hate in all of its ugly forms. The…

Spring & Wildflowers

Being surrounded, as we are in the North End, by Boise’s beautiful foothills, we tend to measure our urban landscape by the hills and plants that surround us. We are resistant to non-native plants, environments that require too much water, and the tendency is to plant native species when possible. Native Plant Appreciation Week is…

Ada the Elk In Memoriam

About Ada, her obituary, memorial and fundraiser plus links to and Idaho Statesman story about Ada by the North End’s Anna Webb. Photo courtesy of Nancy DeWitt Northenders are great people. Many of us followed and got to know ‘Ada the North End Elk’ during here almost 3 month stay in the North End, (see the original…

Indivisible Confronting Bias & Racism

This following is a letter written by Tracy Olson in response to a comment made by Rep. Mike Simpson’s communication director Nikki Wallace on March 15, 2017 at Mr. Simpson’s Boise office. During the meeting with Ms. Wallace and Boise Indivisible members Tracey, Nancy, Kristiana, Rutty and Lynn, comments were made that needed “to be…

#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…

Community Gardens

The following is a list of Community Gardens in and near the North End. Because the information is subject to change, please let us know if there are corrections needed. Sunset Community Garden 2332 N. 36th Street, Boise, Idaho 83703 Jennifer Harrington & Sherilyn Orr http://www.sunsetgarden.org | 208-484-3676 & 208-871-0112 3030 W. Bellamy, Boise, Idaho…

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…

National Night Out (NNO)

National Night Out (NNO) is a unique event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is held the first Tuesday in August. The National Night Out campaign has involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities…