Monthly Archives: December 2013

Potato Drop column mashes some lyrics

In my column earlier today praising Dylan Cline’s initiative for the Idaho Potato Drop this evening to commemorate New Year’s in Boise, I seem to have set myself up as the defacto clearinghouse for potato jokes, Drop Song lyrics and

Posted in Hello Idaho

Eagle Island snow park ready to rock in the New Year

Photo by Roger Phillips Sliders got a chance to check out the new snow park at Eagle Island State Park on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and free tubing will continue until 8 p.m. The tubing hill will officially open with a

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Posted in Into the Outdoors

F&G still plans trout stocking in January

      The Idaho Fish and Game’s Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 4,400 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during January:       LOCATION                                          WEEK STOCKED             NUMBER OF TROUT   Boise River – above Glenwood Bridge         Jan.

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Here’s your daily megaload update

The megaload left Cat Creek Summit Monday night and traveled 123 miles. It’s now at junction of U.S. 20/26 & Idaho 33, 6 miles east of Arco. It will resume travel on Thursday (weather permitting). The map of the entire

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Posted in Our Towns

Save the date: Popkey to finally be jailed

Yes, dear reader, I’ll be incarcerated on Jan. 10, as part of an annual fundraiser to benefit the Idaho Foodbank and the Idaho State Historical Society. I’ll be joined by my Statesman colleague, Anna Webb, who participated last year. Webb,

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Posted in Election Central, Idaho Politics

Bryan Harsin adds four to Boise State football staff

By Chadd Cripe © 2013 Idaho Statesman New Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin has added four more assistants from his one-year stint at Arkansas State to his staff at Boise State, the school announced Monday. Eliah Drinkwitz will

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Posted in Bronco Beat

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Dec. 23-28)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to for performances based on the previous week. GIRLS BASKETBALL Kyla Jewett, Rimrock: The Raiders claimed the Rolly Lincoln Memorial Christmas Tournament title at Wilder High last weekend. Jewett, a senior shooting guard, led

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Posted in Varsity Extra

Treasure Valley high school signings list

Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2014 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university. The information was provided to the Statesman

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Idaho PUC, FERC settle and Idaho Supreme Court backs PUC in wind case

Two decisions earlier this month end a legal dispute between federal and Idaho power regulators and put a period on a 2010 fight over wind power. A U.S. District Court in Boise has accepted an agreement between the US Federal

Posted in Letters from the West

Field test: Sealskinz Ultra-grip gloves

Photo by Roger Phillips At first glance these gloves seem pretty similar to any other knit gloves. They appear fine for basic warmth, but not something you’d want to trust keeping your hand toasty on a cold morning duck hunting.

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