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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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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 7-12)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL Cody Reilly, Mountain View: The senior second baseman registered at least two hits in each of Mountain View’s three victories last week. Reilly went

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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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Boise High basketball standout chooses Seattle Pacific

Boise High’s Sam Simpson, the reigning 5A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year, recently committed to play men’s basketball for Seattle Pacific starting this fall. The 6-foot-8 senior forward averaged a league-leading 18.5 points and 10.8 rebounds during the

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Risch implores U.S. Secretary of State to help free Abedini

In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Jim Risch urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to increase pressure on Iran to release Boisean Saeed Abedini. Abedini was imprisoned in September of 2012 for his involvement in Christian home

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42,000 trout coming to a body of water near you in April

Trout

Photo by Roger Phillips Idaho Fish and Game’s Nampa Hatchery will be release more than 42,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during April. Boise River – above Glenwood Bridge, April 7 and 21, 1,500/700. Boise River – below

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The outrage, the horror, Boise didn’t make a top 25 list

I was shocked and deeply offended by Boise’s unjust exclusion from “The Active Times” (I hadn’t heard of it, either) list of the America’s 25 Fittest Cities, and America’s 10 Fittest Small Cities. We’re the king of all Top 10

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Fulcher’s state campaign HQs grand opening Saturday, statewide stops next week

Supporters of Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher’s gubernatorial campaign will gather to build signs and make phone calls from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Fulcher, a Meridian Republican challenging two-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20 primary,

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Help Foothills trails by volunteering Saturday, March 22

AV trail

Photo by Roger Phillips SWIMBA and Broken Spoke Cycling are having a trail repair/work day starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Avimor subdivision, north of Boise off Idaho 55. Work crews will fix multiple sections throughout the trail system. Volunteers

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (March 10-15)

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL J.T. Williams, Eagle: The senior shortstop/closer and University of Washington signee got the Mustangs off to a 3-0 start in the 5A Southern Idaho

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