(Another) Six Reasons No One Should Be Moving To Boise
Thousands are moving here to the Boise area and why not? It's beautiful, we have four seasons, hiking, biking, floating, skiing, a gorgeous downtown, and food that is pretty much second to none. I get it... I get it. But do you know the other side of Boise? Do you know WHY you shouldn't move here?
Idaho gets small to medium earthquakes all the time. Seismologists say an 8.0 or larger earthquake should hit the Northwest sometime in the next three years and "The Big One" will most likely strike sometime within the next 50 years.
The Powassan virus is deadly and its spread by ticks. There's no known cure for the Powassan virus so reducing the risk of being infected needs to be a top priority for all of us. Powassan is spread by the same deer tick that carries Lyme disease and once you've been hit, it'll attack your nervous system and cause your brain to swell.
Powassan is mostly found in the northeast but we're not immune here in Idaho, and with so many of us enjoying the outdoors on the greenbelt, hikes like table rock, hunting, jogging, biking, etc... we all need to be a little more aware of what's out there.
In just one day we had 105 slide-offs, 124 stalled (or stuck) vehicles, and 73 crashes (9 with injuries). And that's just Ada County. Snowplows couldn't keep up stranding most vehicles at home shutting the Boise area down for long periods of time.
Weizer had both a bowling alley and their one and only grocery store cave in from snow that continued to come and come and come.
Parts of Idaho get completely invaded by what are called 'Mormon Crickets' every year. Swarms of millions of these nasty little insects ruin crops, overtake homes, and cover streets, buildings, and anything and everything in their path.
It feels like Idaho is one of the last places on earth where all forms of marijuana are still illegal. Although it seems the majority here would like to see that change, it doesn't seem like that's going to happen anytime soon.
Let's face it. Idaho drivers flat outrank very high on the list of BAD drivers across America and unfortunately, we keep proving this with more than 100 fatal accidents every year between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It's a sad truth that hopefully will improve.