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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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Weather is perfect for mountain biking in the Foothills

Spring MTB

Photo by Roger Phillips Every sport has its prime season, and it’s now if you’re a mountain biker. Trails are in great shape – dry, but not dusty. Firm and traction is good, but with occasional patches of sand and

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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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Volunteers build a new trail at Avimor

AVIMOR trail

Photo by Roger Phillips Crews from the Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, DaVita Dialysis, and many other volunteers put the finishing touches on a new beginner trail at Avimor on Sunday. While SWIMBA has built and maintained many trails, this

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Is Sun Valley going from snoots to roots?


Photo by Roger Phillips It’s interesting to see different perspectives about places you know, or think you know. Idahoans tend to view Sun Valley as a place for “those rich folks,” while Bogus Basin and Brundage are places for the

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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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Here’s your chance to be the Grand Poobah of Fish and Game

Think you can manage elk? How about wolves? Think you can make hunting, fishing and trapping better in Idaho. Think you have all the answers, or at least better ones? Here’s you chance if you live in Southwest or Southeast

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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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