October 17, 2021

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Record Boise July + Boy Scout Lawsuit + Wanted Ice

Hey, neighbors! It’s me again, John Braese, your host of the Boise Daily.

Boise cannot say the weekend was boring! Thunder claps, lightening, rain amounts seldom seen in this area-wild times for the final day of July. The wild day marked the end of the hottest July in history for Boise. Even with the heat, the search continues in Fruitland for a missing 5-year-old boy. An Idaho man has filed suit against the local Boy Scouts and the state’s task force is now looking at higher education. Finally, if you are having problems finding ice to cool down your drink, you are not alone.


First, today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High: 95 Low: 68.


Here are the top stories in Boise today:

  1. As you sweated through July in Boise and thought the month was unusually warm, you were correct. Ariana Pyper and CBS2 report the National Weather Service in Boise confirm this past month was the hottest July on record. (Idaho News)
  2. The search for 5-year-old Michael Joseph Vaughan continues in Fruitland, Idaho and beyond. The Fruitland Police Department provided an update on Saturday and again asked for the public’s assistance. (Boise Patch)
  3. An Idaho man has filed suit against the Boise Scouts of America, claiming the organization failed to warn him about an assistant troop leader who then sexually abused the man when he was 11 or 12 years old. KIVI-TV has the story. (KIVI-TV)
  4. IdahoEdNews and Blake Jones were present during hours of testimony for the state’s Indoctrination Task Force. Apparently done with K-12, the task force shifted focus to higher education. (IdahoEdNews)
  5. Depending on your interests, many have experienced a shortage in finding ammunition, canning supplies and computer chips. Now, ice may join the list. BoiseDev‘s Gretchen Parsons reports finding simple frozen water is becoming a problem with many stores limiting the number of bags available for purchase. (BoiseDev)

Today in Boise

  • Monday marks the first day of a week long band camp for Timberline High School. All members are to meet in the band room. (8:00 AM)
  • School is coming. The office at Hawthorne Elementary School opens on Monday. (8:00 AM)
  • The office at Jefferson Elementary School also opens for the school year. (8:00 AM)
  • Joining the above list, the office at Lowell Elementary School opens. (8:00 AM)
  • Pierce Park also opens the office for the fall. (8:00 AM)
  • Main office open to patrons – Adams Elementary School (8:00 AM)
  • Amity Elementary will also open the office to patrons. (8:00 AM)
  • The North Junior High 8th grade volleyball team is invited to open gym on Monday. (9:00 AM)
  • Following the 8th grade team, the North Junior High 9th grade volleyball team will have open gym. (11:00 AM)
  • The Garden City Design Review Committee will meet Monday. (3:00 PM)

Boise Patch Notebook

  • Boise State University: “Shout out to our Orientation Leaders! Every summer, our Broncos help incoming students and their families.” (Instagram)
  • Zoo Boise: “Our female penguin chick is growing and healthy. Soon she will start learning how to swim.” (Facebook)
  • #BoiseBucketList: “WAFFLEOLOGY This week’s #MarketVendorSpotlight is @waffleologyofficial.” (Instagram)
  • Boxer Lovers Rescue: “Meet George. He was just sprung from a shelter in Utah where he was picked up as a stray.” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Getting reports of heavy rain in Twin Falls and the Magic Valley area.” (Facebook)
  • Idaho Humane Society: “Zues has been described to us as friendly, active, independent and adventurous!” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Very heavy rain is approaching Boise from the southeast. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Bully Breed Rescue: “MAXIMUS IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION CONTACT: West Valley Humane Society, located in Caldwell, ID.” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Showers and thunderstorms are increasing across the area this evening.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Parks and Recreation: “Have you visited the MK Nature Center off the Boise River Greenbelt?” (Instagram)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Here are total precipitation amounts for the past 9 hours. #idwx #orwx” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “️Showers & thunderstorms possible again today. The highest chances will be in the areas in yellow.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Bully Breed Rescue: “HI FRIENDS! I’m Rambo aka Squishy, and I am available for adoption!!! I’m pretty much a favorite among staff.” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Parts of east Boise have seen 1-2″ of rain with street flooding.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Bully Breed Rescue: “SASHA IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION CONTACT: West Valley Humane Society, located in Caldwell, ID.” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “FUN FACT: Another interesting ring feature is seen when using different tilts of the radar.” (Facebook)
  • Downtown Boise Association: “Capital City Public Market is happening right now until 1:30pm Stop by each Saturday in downtown Boise to visit.” (Instagram)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “RECORD ALERT: Boise recorded the warmest July on record in 2021 by 0.7 degrees (Average 83.8 degrees).” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Another cool radar feature tonight: can you spot the train on the radar image, along the magenta line south of Boise?” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Here’s the HRRR model depiction of shower and thunderstorm development through late tonight.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Bully Breed Rescue: “Redding is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION He has graduated from the 8 week training program at the Givens Prison Dog Training.” (Facebook)
  • Boise State Public Radio: “President Biden is asking all federal employees to “attest” to their vaccination status.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Bully Breed Rescue: “Thank you to Volunteer Mike for taking Rhino on a 2 hour river walk. Rhino is AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “9:40 PM MDT radar update: Showers and thunderstorms continue to spread southeast to northwest.” (Facebook)
  • Zoo Boise: “Tickets are going fast! At Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie, guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening.” (Facebook)
  • US National Weather Service Boise Idaho: “Radar continues to show heavy rain across the region. #idwx #orwx” (Facebook)
  • Ballet Idaho: “Early access to The Nutcracker tickets available for a limited time only.” (Facebook)
  • Radio Boise: “Radio Boise is celebrating 10 years on the terrestrial airwaves in 2021! Our story goes back much farther of course.” (Instagram)
  • Boise Hive: “Live at The Hive – Featuring DJ TUGGY & JAMES RICHARDSON Powered by Restream https://restream.io/ Broadcast.” (Facebook)
  • Boise Baroque Orchestra: “For the last of our features from the conductor/soloist workshop is Alec Martin on viola directed by Jack Reynerston!” (Facebook)

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John Braese

About me: Welcome to the Boise edition of patch.com. I am the community editor in this exciting endeavor for the Boise area. I was born and grew up in Boise, attending Bishop Kelly High School before graduating from Borah High School more than a few years ago. I have seen Boise grow substantially in the last few years, but still maintain my hometown appeal. I want to hear about what is important to you and the stories you wish to see on patch.com. Feel free to reach out to me via email at [email protected] or drop me a phone call or text at 208 954-9585.