$8K Street Mural in Downtown Boise Flaking Away, Will Be Removed

photos courtesy of BoiseDev.com

Boise (670 KBOI News) – It was an $8,000, tax-funded experiment, and two months after it was started, it has to be cleaned up.

In August, a mural was painted on the pavement at the intersection of 8th and Fulton…it was supposed to have been a one-year project to see how well it held up to vehicle, bike and foot traffic.

But Don Day with BoiseDev.com says they’re now trying to figure out how to take it up…and who’s going to pay for it.

“Three agencies are involved here,” said Day.  “The Ada County Highway District owns the road bed, the Capital City Development Corporation put up the funds, tax dollar funds, through their tax increment financing, and then the City of Boise Arts and History Department actually went about procuring the artist and getting the work done.”

The rain of the last week is being blamed for the mural’s deterioration, but Day says he saw it three weeks ago, and it was in bad shape then.

 

There is no custom code to display.

Blogs

Nevada, UNR, Nevada-Reno; Whatever, lets beat them all.

Nevada, UNR, Nevada-Reno; Whatever, lets beat them all.

I like the way Idaho has named its institutions of higher learning.  There are four four-year colleges or universities, and each has a unique name.  The one in Moscow is called the University of Idaho.  The one in Pocatello is called Idaho State University.  The one in Boise is called Boise State University.  And the…

Don’t count out the Broncos!

Don’t count out the Broncos!

The Boise State Broncos had the table set for a nice win on Saturday afternoon against Mountain West Conference rival San Diego State. The fourth largest crowd in the history of Albertson’s Stadium was still settling in their seats at kickoff and the Broncos appeared ready. Appearances can be deceiving as BSU failed to move…

Worthington BLOG: Who Deserves Due Process?

Worthington BLOG: Who Deserves Due Process?

Worthington BLOG: Who Deserves Due Process?   I don’t know what is going to happen with the Kavenaugh investigation. If the FBI finds he has lied about anything, I personally would not vote to confirm him. On the other hand, if there is no new information, I really don’t see how he won’t be confirmed.…