Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CuMo Exploration Project Moves Forward

to Provide Jobs in Boise County...despite Environmental Groups’ Complaint Aimed at U.S. Forest Service

Vancouver, Canada, July 27, 2011 – Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines (TSX.V: MSQ; US OTCQX: MQCMF - “Mosquito” or the “Company”) – wishes to announce that it has received notice that the U.S. Forest Service has been issued notice to litigate with the issuance of a Complaint by three Idaho environmental groups opposed to its approved exploration within approximately 2,900 acres of National Forest land, about 14 miles northwest of Idaho City, Idaho. In May 2011, the U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Region, rejected the same environmental groups’ appeal of the Environmental Assessment for the CuMo Exploration Project. CuMo plans to move forward with its approved exploration, beginning in August 2011.

“This complaint is simply another expected delaying tactic by environmental groups whose arguments have already been rejected by a thorough U.S. Forest Service Environmental Assessment,” said Shaun Dykes, CuMo project manager. “We are confident that the Forest Service’s environmental specialists and their consultants have done their job and the court will support the Service’s findings and dismiss the complaint.”

Since the summer of 2010, when the Environmental Assessment was released for public comment, the CuMo project team has held onsite information sessions with environmental groups, conducted public hearings with over 500 responses, coordinated in-depth studies on impact on water, vegetation and wildlife and has obtained all necessary permits. In addition, over $1.5 million has been spent on obtaining accurate and scientific data that supports the U.S. Forest Service conclusions. The U.S. Forest Service found that the exploration posed “no significant impact on the environment” and subsequently affirmed the findings, after carefully reviewing a 76-page appeal by the environmental groups, comprised of the Sierra Club, the Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Rivers United, and Golden Eagle Audubon Society. The Sierra Club is not party to this action.

“This is nothing more than a frivolous attempt by environmental groups to slow exploration that will lead to jobs and community resources, as well as restoration of an area impacted by mining as far back as a hundred years ago,” said Dykes. “It is unfortunate that these various groups refuse to work in co-operation with Mosquito but instead are attempting to stop a tremendously beneficial project for the local people. We are pleased to have overwhelming community support for this project and look forward to continuing the exploration to further examine the abundance of minerals that have the opportunity to strengthen the region’s economy.”

Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Limited is a mining exploration and development company with a diverse portfolio of high potential precious and base metals projects, located in low political risk environments in North America. The company’s primary focus is developing its Idaho-based CuMo project, one of the world’s largest molybdenum deposits. For more information about the company, please visit and

Tel: 604-689-7902 WWW.MOSQUITOGOLD .COM FAX: 604-689-7816Contact:

Doug Cole
Scott Peyron & Associates, Inc. (
211 Main Street, Boise ID 83702 Mobile: 208-841-4300

Shaun M. Dykes
Director and Exploration Manager
Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Limited
1616 West 3rd Avenue, Ste. 100Vancouver, BC V6J1K2
Office: 604-689-7902
Cell: 604-520-6511
Fax: 604-689-7816

John R. Moeller, Ph.D.
Forsgren Associates, Inc.
415 S. 4th St.
Boise, ID 83702Office: 208-342-3144
Cell: 208-863-7343
Fax: 208-345-7532
(Engineering consultant to Mosquito)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tonight, Thursday, July 21, 7 pm
 Garden Valley Syringa Club and Friends of the Garden Valley Library


Gretchen Anderson

This ain't just about Chickens Baby!
Come and have an enjoyable evening with friends.
Light Refreshments Served After the Chat
No admission fee

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Garden Valley Market Opens Its Doors !

It can't be helped--residents are now calling the new Garden Valley Market "The New Merc" and woe to them that try to do anything about that !

Meanwhile, the new Garden Valley Market opened its doors for business, today, Tuesday, July 19, with what the owners call a "soft opening".

It wasn't a grand party or an advertised celebration,  according to owners, Gerold Dennett and Greg Simione. They just "opened for business and will begin to work out the kinks". Customers will have a new experience, as they explore and get familiar with the setup. The owners estimate it will take about 3 weeks to work everything out and to stock to full capacity.

Simione says, "Crouch is hosting a Classic Auto Show
at the end of July, on that week-end, so we'll wait one additional
week for our Grand Opening! There will be mailers,
prizes, incredible specials and fun for everyone."

Simione goes on: "We have been so
excited during the set up,
we can hardly stand it. We look at our shelf designs and we just know
you will be excited too! Any touch up on
construction will also be happening during these first 3 weeks.
Our exterior sign might be a temporary banner until we get the lighting complete and the permanent sign hung."

Finally, we wanted to take some time
and remind folks why we're even at this
moment. 4 years have passed since we went public with our plans to move and
3 years have passed since our "ground breaking", so it's understandable
if urban legend and rumor have taken over and people have forgotten what this
is really about.

~ Greg and Gerold sent out a note to the
community, with a biographical timeline
on their business:

We moved here in 1995. We were low key, kept to ourselves and enjoyed life in
Garden Valley, with our friends and family. In 2002, we struck up a series
of conversations with Dick and Jan McDowell, who owned the Crouch Merc at that time. They indicated they were selling and we were actually frequent customers over the years, so we gave it some thought. By Memorial day of 2002, we did make the decision and we purchased the Merc.

We fell in love with the store. Always,
our goal was to grow the store from
convenience to full time grocery. We wanted to contribute to our community
and offer a choice of shopping locally or driving to Boise. To do that, we needed
 to expand our selection, work with vendors on pricing and align ourselves with a large distributor specializing in Independent Grocery Stores (Associated Foods).
Within a couple of years, we accomplished our goal and were quickly outgrowing
the space.

Excited, we moved ahead with plans to
finance and build a more practical space
if we wanted to offer a true quality choice for residents and visitors. As 2008 was
coming to an end, we secured an SBA Loan and we held a ground breaking.
Does anyone recall October of 2008? The funding was withdrawn as banks
rushed to pull back from the economic downturn that had just happened.
We had to start over one month after our "groundbreaking".

Les Bois Credit Union stepped up to
the plate and jumped through all of the
hoops and obstacles presented during the recession, to put a loan package
together. We were able to resume last year and now are nearing
completion. The new financing, however, was smaller
than the original amount and did not include the gas station and some other
original plans for the store. That is why you'll see us open in stages and not have the gas, first thing.

Bottom line,

The new space is beautiful, with a warm
inviting atmosphere.
 It’s convenient for our customers and does not negatively affect
our downtown retail core. In fact, it has become
common for visitors and residents to park
at the new store and walk into the core of downtown to shop
or dine.

What will happen to the Old Merc?

First of all, the name will stay so that whateve
r business happens to lease the space
in the future, the building will always be the Crouch Merc. We think enough said.
There is a lot of history with this building, so we did not want to even contemplate
taking the identity away from the building. 

Gasoline will continue to be pumped from
the Merc Building. We will staff until we are successful in moving the gas station or until the building leases. The hours of operation will be cut back in the
 beginning and expanded as we find a
 new use for the building. Hours of
operation will be communicated
 as they are established.
Of course, none of this would be
happening if it wasn’t for your continued
support and your choice to utilize our
services. We are just as committed as ever
 to make living here more convenient and
affordable and in line with the quality
of life we already enjoy in our Valley.

Thank you Thank you Thank you,
and we look forward to seeing you
this week at the new Market.

Gretchen Anderson at Garden Valley Library!

The Garden Valley Syringa Club and the Friends of the Garden Valley Library will be hosting Idaho author and humorist, Gretchen Anderson, on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m., at the Garden Valley District Library. The author will be discussing her latest book, The Backyard Chicken Fight. This is one funny lady--not to be missed!

There is no charge for this event and light refreshments will be served during Gretchen's book signing, in the Community Meeting Room. Gretchen will also be signing her book, Daily Erotica: 366 Poems of Passion, co-written with Elaine Ambrose, Rachel Hatch and Liza Long.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Idaho Author Produces New Book on the National Backyard Chicken Movement

Peek over your neighbor’s fence and chances are you’ll see chickens. The backyard chicken movement is fueled by the growing emphasis on eating fresh and local. Consumers want to know from where their food comes. As a result, more and more Americans are raising chickens, effectively reducing their carbon footprint.

Gretchen Anderson at author Elaine Ambrose's
'Write By the River' Writer's Retreat
Idaho author, Gretchen Anderson, has chronicled the stories of why people are so keen on these birds and how communities are “taking on city hall” for the right to keep a few simple birds, in The Backyard Chicken Fight (Mill Park Publishing/2011).

The Backyard Chicken Fight is available on It chronicles how keeping chickens in your yard is ruffling feathers across the country. Plus, there is a beginner's guide, with advice from national chicken expert, Mike “The Chicken Man” Stanton. “Simply said, the man knows his chickens and has delighted in poultry all his life," says Anderson. "He ‘gets’ what so many people are now just discovering.”

Anderson also talked with urban chicken farmers from around the country. Some of them keep hens on the sly—hoping their local municipalities will change current ordinances; many of them are embroiled in their own chicken fight. Others are happily and legally keeping backyard flocks and telling their stories. They benefit from a bounty of eggs, abundant organic fertilizer and natural pest control. Chicken keepers will also admit that the quirky birds provide hours of entertainment, companionship and pleasure.

Gretchen Anderson, award-winning humor columnist (Idaho’s Independent newspaper), is available for author interviews away from—or in her backyard, where she keeps her own little flock.

Anderson will be appearing at the Garden Valley District Library, on Thursday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m., to discuss her book, her chickens, and to make you laugh. Join the Garden Valley Syringa Club and Garden Valley Friends of the Library for an enjoyable evening with this funny lady. Refreshments will be served afterwards, during her book signing. There is no charge for this event.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New City Museum: Tools & Supplies Needed For Clean-Up!

Neighborly News
From Kim Bosse
Crouch City Clerk

We are fortunate to have 115-130 girls' time donated to us, for 4 hours, on Wednesday, July 20. They are going to help us clean up the “OLD” library and our future “MUSEUM”.  Although they have lots of time, we have no tools or cleaning supplies for all of them. We are asking the community if they would donate or loan tools, cleaning supplies or money (to purchase the same). The types of tools and supplies we need are:

Rakes, shovels, weeding tools, little wagons or wheel barrels, screw drivers, Phillips heads, paint brushes, rollers, hammers, vacuum, mops, scrub brushes, brooms, hedge trimmers…

Masking tape, drop cloths, 409, Pine Sol, toilet bleach, window cleaner and rags.

Perennial plant donations would be appreciated!

If you are loaning your tools, please be sure to mark them with your name and leave your name and phone number with me, so I can be sure to get them returned to you. You can bring the tools to the City Clerk’s office (back side of the Community Hall) and I will hold onto them until the 20th. If you prefer to donate money, please make your check payable to the City of Crouch Museum and send to 329 Village Circle GV Id. 83622, or call me to make arrangements: 208-462-4687.

We are going to need Display Cabinets for the artifacts and historic items we receive. If you know of where we can obtain some that cost next to nothing, please let us know. Also, if you have historic items you would like to donate or loan to the City Museum, please contact me. Everyone has shown great interest in the Museum and we are very excited as well. Let’s not lose our history.

 If you have knowledge of special events, please write them down and send them to me as well. Pictures would be awesome! The sooner we get the Museum cleaned up, the sooner we can start collecting and preserving the history.

Thank you all in advance!