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East-side Horsethief campground to remain closed

A popular campground on the east side of Horsethief Reservoir will remain closed indefinitely, even while the west side of the reservoir opens to camping on May 1, Idaho Fish and Game said. Fishing will remain open at the reservoir,

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Enjoy the quiet of the high desert


Drive out in the high desert of Southwest Idaho or Southeast Oregon, pull over on a dirt road and walk up a canyon or on to a table-top plateau, and just sit. Better yet. Camp out there and get up

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See the plan for more features in the Boise River Park


River and park users will get a chance to see a revised concept plan for Phase II of the Boise River Park at 6 p.m., April 30, at the AGC Building, 1649 W. Shoreline Drive in Boise. The plan includes

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Rafting – Main Payette’s coming up


Go Left Rapids’ waves were churning in all directions with white foam splashing everywhere and  a few washing machine holes trying to pull the raft in their direction. The first run of the season is always a challenge. You never

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Boise park restrooms to open April 12


Spring is definitely here. A sure sign is the opening of restrooms. Restrooms in Boise parks will open April 12 for the season, Boise Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday. In early April, Boise Parks and Recreation crews begin checking pipes,

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Gear: See cell calls while biking


If you have a hard time digging around for your cell phone while bicycling, the Timbuk2 Goody Box top tube pack comes in handy. You can use it to stash your phone and other small items and you can get

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Roger and Zimo to talk outdoors on April 15


Where’s the best crappie fishing? What trails are best for kids? What’s your favorite backcountry road trip? You can come and talk about Idaho’s outdoors with Idaho Statesman outdoors editor Roger Phillips (left) and outdoors columnist Pete Zimowsky (right), from

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Natural wonder? Snow pea eating marmots

Marmots are fun to look at and photograph. But, when they start eating your snow peas, that’s it. As you know, I’ve gotten some pretty good photos on my critter cam. The other day I was wondering what was  digging

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Bogus Basin extends season again

Bogus Basin has extended its season for a second time with a new closing date of Sunday, April 13 because of new snow. The ski area made the announcement Thursday. Bogus has had 127 days of skiing and snowboarding this

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Brundage plans annual spring fling, discounts


Brundage Mountain is gearing up for its annual spring fling this weekend, but it will not be the last chance for snow lovers to hit the slopes.  Brundage plans to operate seven days a week through Sunday, April 6. After

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