Sports & Recreation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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For the first time since 2014, the Broncos are Mountain West football champions. On Saturday, December 2, Boise State beat Fresno State 17 to 14 at Albertsons Stadium.

Chadd Cripe / Idaho Statesman

The Pioneer Fire scorched almost 293-square-miles near Idaho City in 2016. The Forest Service is still salvaging burned logs and recovering much of the Boise National Forest affected by the gigantic wildfire.


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Friday, the BLM will begin to close several recreation areas in the Wood River Valley to motorized vehicles. The goal is to reduce the stress put on big game animals.

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Ticket sales at Boise State football games have been declining for several years, and average attendance at games is flagging too. With numbers trending downward, the school’s athletic director says he’s concerned.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Eyes were on the sky this weekend in the Treasure Valley. 

Boise State University / via Twitter screengrab

Britta Closson adopted her dog Kohl about three years ago when the black lab was in pretty rough shape.

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