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#ThrowbackThursday What Kind of Community Will We Be?

I volunteered as a coach for several years for the Challenger Division of Little League. I loved working with all of these precious humans, filled with equal dignity and intrinsic worth. People with special needs only require special love. What kind of community will we be? #ThrowbackThursday

Rick Hogaboam City Council Fried Chicken Fundraiser Dinner at The Tower Grill

September 6, 6-8pm @ The Tower Grill (105 Municipal Dr., Nampa, ID 83687). Come enjoy some of Nampa’s finest fried chicken at The Tower Grill, meet Rick Hogaboam and other supporters, and contribute to his city council campaign. $15 per person (includes meal). Cash or checks only. Donations over $15 will help benefit Rick Hogaboam’s Read more about Rick Hogaboam City Council Fried Chicken Fundraiser Dinner at The Tower Grill[…]

The Hogaboam campaign strongly denounces the hatred exhibited in Charlottesville tonight

August 12, 2017 Nampa, ID: The Rick Hogaboam campaign strongly denounces the hatred exhibited in Charlottesville tonight. Hogaboam: “My grandpa volunteered to fight in WWII to defeat Nazism. He taught me to love and embrace others, and he modeled it in his personal life. While we’re a country that protects free speech, I absolutely hate and Read more about The Hogaboam campaign strongly denounces the hatred exhibited in Charlottesville tonight[…]

Rick Hogaboam Receives Support From Idaho Representative, Greg Chaney

The Rick Hogaboam Nampa City Council Campaign received the endorsement today from Idaho Representative, Greg Chaney: “I’ve always known Rick to be an advocate for families. On the city council, he will make sure that Nampa continues to be a fantastic place to raise a family.” Hogaboam, “Representative Chaney has done a great job representing Read more about Rick Hogaboam Receives Support From Idaho Representative, Greg Chaney[…]

What Food Trucks Tell Us About Land Use and Human Flourishing

The owner of the Lamai Thai food truck is making great use of overbuilt parking space off the boulevard. (BTW, congrats to Myatts for the move.) She also spent thousands of dollars to tap into water and electricity. She told me something like $10,000 for water. That’s a large investment for a food truck! And Read more about What Food Trucks Tell Us About Land Use and Human Flourishing[…]

Why Roundabouts Are a Good Option Until Signals Are Absolutely Necessary

As Nampa continues to grow and experiences more use of existing intersections, we’ll look at various options for accommodating the increased traffic demand. One of the options often discussed is a roundabout.  I know good folks can disagree and get passionate about roundabouts, but I try to be objective when it comes to them. Here’s Read more about Why Roundabouts Are a Good Option Until Signals Are Absolutely Necessary[…]

Thanks to Everyone For Making the Snake River Stampede a Success…Again

The Snake River Stampede is Nampa’s pride and joy. And it takes the work of hundreds to make this a successful community event year after year. It never ceases to amaze me how so many individuals rally together as a community to assure success every single year. Our family has participated in and enjoyed the Read more about Thanks to Everyone For Making the Snake River Stampede a Success…Again[…]

Vietnam Veteran, Bill Roscoe, Joins Hogaboam Advisory Board

Vietnam veteran, Bill Roscoe, who also serves as CEO for the Boise Rescue Mission, will join the advisory board for Rick Hogaboam as he seeks to find ways to assist and encourage the veteran and military community.  Rick Hogaboam, “Rev. Bill Roscoe has done a tremendous job as CEO for the Boise Rescue Mission. One Read more about Vietnam Veteran, Bill Roscoe, Joins Hogaboam Advisory Board[…]

Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council Adds Steve Ackerman To Advisory Board

The Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council campaign has announced the addition of Steve Ackerman to its advisory board. Steve Ackerman is a political and economic analyst with more than 18 years of college and university teaching experience including at Boise State University, College of Idaho, Northwood University, the University of California and California State Read more about Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council Adds Steve Ackerman To Advisory Board[…]

Idaho Senator Lori Den Hartog Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council

Hogaboam has received the endorsement of Idaho Senator Lori Den Hartog. Sen. Den Hartog is a graduate from Nampa Christian High School and currently sends her and her husband Scott’s three children to Nampa Christian. As Senator, she’s emphasized the sanctity of life, local control of education, economic growth, and the importance of our agricultural Read more about Idaho Senator Lori Den Hartog Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council[…]

Rick Hogaboam Lands Endorsement From the Man, the Myth, the Legend, the One and Only, Cosmo Zimik

Cosmo Zimik owns and operates Empty Hand Combat. Cosmo is known for reaching out to troubled youth in the community and providing an opportunity for them to learn discipline and honor and respect. His wife Sarah works for the Boise Rescue Mission. They are a bright light in the Nampa community.  Hogaboam, “Cosmo has a Read more about Rick Hogaboam Lands Endorsement From the Man, the Myth, the Legend, the One and Only, Cosmo Zimik[…]

Don Brandt Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council

The Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council campaign has received the endorsement and support of Don Brandt. Hogaboam is humbled by the support of Don Brandt and deeply appreciative of everything the Brandt family has done for Nampa throughout the years: “You can’t really talk about Nampa without also discussing the Brandt family. I love Read more about Don Brandt Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council[…]

Some Thoughts on The Declaration of Independence, Equity, Solidarity, and Standing for the Other

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. I want to offer some July 4th thoughts based on this familiar statement from the Declaration of Independence.  “Truths” – Read more about Some Thoughts on The Declaration of Independence, Equity, Solidarity, and Standing for the Other[…]

Rep. Robert Anderst Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council

Idaho Representative Robert Anderst has endorsed Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council. Rep. Anderst represents much of Nampa as the D12 Representative in the Idaho House.  Elect Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council I write this letter of support for Rick because I believe he will be a strong addition to the Nampa Council. I Read more about Rep. Robert Anderst Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council[…]

Sen. Russ Fulcher Supports Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council

Rick Hogaboam has received the support of Sen. Russ Fulcher (currently running for ID -1 U.S. Congress) for his Nampa City Council bid.  Hogaboam, “Sen. Fulcher has been a stalwart for the values that we in the Treasure Valley more broadly, and in Nampa more specifically, cherish. He’s been a supporter of liberty and virtue Read more about Sen. Russ Fulcher Supports Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council[…]

Why the Supreme Court Trinity Lutheran Ruling Matters for Nampa and All of Us — And My Promise as a Councilman

In the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 (Sotomayor and Ginsburg dissenting) that the state cannot restrict a program of distributing recycled tire parts for playground surfaces from a daycare because it’s operated by a church. This is an important ruling Read more about Why the Supreme Court Trinity Lutheran Ruling Matters for Nampa and All of Us — And My Promise as a Councilman[…]

Small Change and Real Estate Crowd-funding in Nampa?

Check out this website, Small Change. There are some pretty cool things happening with project developments through crowd-funding. Technically, it’s more like crowd-financing, crowd-investing.  Ideas like this, which can bring change through private investment, are just some of many innovative ways we can make make progress in Nampa. We must think outside the box about Read more about Small Change and Real Estate Crowd-funding in Nampa?[…]