Musician Curtis Stigers, one of Boise's better-known and best musical exports, is back in his hometown this summer, and busy. He describes his activities and the reasons for them in an op-ed piece in today's Idaho Statesman, and what he has to say makes good sense - all of it save one point.
He talks first about a benefit concert for Victor Pacania, the long-time host of a long-running local Saturday morning music program (much enjoyed by us, among many other listeners) called "Private Idaho." Pacania is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, is without benefit of health insurance, and needs what help he can get.
Stigers goes on to talk about another benefit concert set for this weekend, on quite a different subject: a proposed cyanide leach mine in the mountains northeast of Boise at Atlanta. (more…)