Why I Live in Cascade

A friend once made a great observation.  You don’t just choose property, you choose a community.  I’ve lived in Cascade for 36 years and appreciate it more all the time.  It feels like I’m living in a lovely oasis, separate from the craziness of the rest of the world.  There is a warm, welcome feeling in Cascade – a step back in time to the Norman Rockwell America.

We’re getting a new bridge!

It’s like wP1080254atching a very complicated, perfectly choreographed dance. Time lapse footage of the construction of our new bridge would be amazing. They are replacing the old bridge that crosses the Payette River on the north end of Cascade just below the dam, near Water’s Edge RV Park and the turnoff to Warm Lake.  It was built in 1950 with only two narrow lanes, and for the past year there have been signs at either end instructing big trucks to cross the bridge one at a time.

The progress each day is impressive and traffic is almost never stopped. First they are constructing a whole new section on the east side side of the bridge.  Soon traffic will be diverted to the new lanes and the old bridge on the west side will be torn off and replaced. They expect to have the whole thing completed in the next few months – and they just started in May!P1080257

The new bridge will have two new lanes, shoulders, and sidewalks – which will excite all those fishermen and women who spend hours fishing from the bridge.  The cost will be about 5 million dollars.

 

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

P1060903It happens every year, but it is always sad.  Forest fires end up burning so much beautiful countryside, cost a fortune to control, and they put lots of lives and treasured properties in danger.  Monday night a lightning storm blew through igniting 3 fires in the Garden Valley area.  Since then the skies have been filled with smoke and with helicopters – lots of helicopters.

Command Center is set up at the Cascade Airport where helicopters are dispatched with their long cables and dangling water buckets, ready to dip water from the body of water nearest the fire.  It is an amazing thing to watch. Continue reading

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The Roxy gets a facelift!

Shiny and New. 3D Movies!!!!

I’ve always thought of The Roxy Theater as one of the truly special gems of Cascade.  Luckily I’m not the only one.  Jason Speer, her owner, has partnered with Mark and Kristina Pickard to breathe new life into this treasure.  Yes, you might recognize the Pickard name.  Mark and Kristina are the benefactors of Kelly’s Whitewater Park here in Cascade – another recent local gem.

The Roxy Theater, which was first built in 1939, is better than ever.  It is new both inside and out, without compromising the plush feel and looks of its original self.  In the past couple of months her exterior has been redone – refurbished sign, freshened stucco and paint, and roof work.  On the inside there is new digital projection, new sound, new heating, new (very fancy) restrooms, AND BRAND NEW SEATS!

Lots of Repairs

This newscast from KTVB is fun to watch   http://www.ktvb.com/news/The-Roxy-189763971.html

Repairs Inside Too

Check The Roxy’s web site for historical photos and movie schedules  http://theroxyidaho.com

 

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Thunder Mountain Days – July 4th!

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July 4th is the biggest weekend of the year here in Cascade.  People come from all over the place to celebrate the small town way.  The parade is always a hoot, the Lion’s BBQ a tasty treat, and the fireworks … Continue reading

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Have you met Mrs. G??

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Most communities have someTHING special.  Well, Cascade has someONE special in Mrs. G, The Pie Lady.  She makes some mean, State Fair Prize winning beauties that bring hundreds of dollars at worthy fund raising auctions.  Even KTVB honored her this spring.  … Continue reading

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Can You Find These Cascade Landmarks?

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When you visit Cascade, do a little exploring!    Can you find these landmarks?  

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