Sports & Recreation

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

The City of Trees has that nickname for a reason. Boise is home to the 29th most parks per capita of any city in the United States, according to the Trust For Public Land. The trust says that out of more than 4,100 acres of parks in the capital city, Julia Davis Park is the most visited in Boise.

Bikes are off limits in the nation's 100 million acres of wilderness. But a few members of Congress want that to change.

Idaho Parks and Recreation

If you were hoping to snag a last-minute camping spot for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have to look beyond Idaho’s many state parks.

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The unofficial start of summer is practically here. Thousands will hit the road Memorial Day weekend. Ahead of the holiday, AAA Idaho is suggesting travelers start packing two days before leaving.

Idaho Transportation Department

Idaho’s backcountry airstrips provide a unique service for pilots flying in and out of remote areas of the state. There are no towers and no record of who comes in or out of those spots. And that can be a problem when it comes to keeping the strips operating. But now one man has an idea on how to fix that oversight.

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Boise will again be a part of this year’s X-Games. Tickets for BMX biking and skateboarding qualifying rounds are now on sale.

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

Athletes looking to make their mark on the X Games qualifying competition in Boise this summer have been announced. Dozens of women and men will skateboard at Rhodes Park June 15-16, the second year in a row the competition has been held at the Treasure Valley park.

Mick Thompson / Flickr

Officials at Idaho Fish and Game are coming up with guidelines for a proposed grizzly bear hunt later in the fall.

The grizzly – an icon of the American wilderness – was first listed as an endangered species in 1975 when fewer than 150 of the creatures roamed the area around Yellowstone National Park. Their numbers having increased to over 700, the Interior Department delisted the Yellowstone population last year.

Photo courtesy of Francesca Fenzi, KNOM

Every year, Alaska’s frozen tundra calls to dog mushers for the Iditarod – the iconic 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome.

 

But if you head up to America’s last frontier a bit earlier, you’ll see people biking, skiing – and even walking – the same trail in a punishing ultra marathon course.

AP

March Madness is sweeping the country, but the fever is especially pronounced in Boise. Several NCAA basketball games were held at Taco Bell Arena on Thursday and Saturday. It was the first time the City of Trees hosted the tournament since 2009.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Fish and Game sells almost two million hunting and fishing licenses every year. Since 2007, they’ve contracted with Active Network, a vendor based in Texas. According to Administration Bureau Chief Michael Pearson, the department began looking into other options a couple years ago.

City of Boise

Good news for those of you eager to hop on your bike and enjoy Boise’s Greenbelt this President’s Day weekend: Another section of the path has reopened.

AP

Filmmaker Warren Miller died on January 24, 2018, at age 93 at his home on an island in Puget Sound. He made his name in Sun Valley, Idaho, as the master-creator of ski films and as a pioneer of sports movie-making. 

Chadd Cripe / Idaho Statesman

Good news for skiers: The Bogus Basin Ski area plans to reopen on Friday after being closed for four days.

via Jayme Moye

It seems like every day there are new allegations of sexual misconduct in politics or media. But what about sexual harassment or assault in the outdoor industry?


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