Owyhee mascot idea uninspired
I read, with some disappointment, your story about the suggested mascots for the new Owyhee High School. Let me suggest what I think is the coolest mascot I have ever heard of: the Nimerigar.
The Nimerigar is, according to Shoshone legend, a race of cannibalistic dwarves inhabiting the Owyhee Mountains. Details are here: http://www.native-languages.org/cannibal-dwarves.htm, as well as many “haunted Idaho” sites you can find using Google.
I know if I were a student, I would love having a cannibalistic dwarf as my mascot. You can also imagine the artwork you could put on football helmets, and how you might dress a mascot character. Finally, every story that covers a game involving the Nimerigar would basically have to describe them...”The Owyhee Nimerigar defeated the Boise Braves 21-14. Nimerigar are a mythical race of cannibalistic dwarves inhabiting the Owyhee Mountains.”
I urge the West Ada School District to reconsider their tentative mascot choice, and allow voters to select the nation’s baddest mascot...the Nimerigar.
—Chris Garvin, Meridian