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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

After a tumultuous summer of E. coli outbreaks, ponds in Boise are again dealing with tainted water. This time, algae found in pond water could be toxic.

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OK river rats, here’s the scoop: Ada County will open Barber Park services this Saturday where you can start your day on the river. The tube and raft rentals open at 10 a.m., and the first shuttle departs Ann Morrison Park at noon, where floaters can take out.

For those new to the summertime experience, you can expect the float to take about two hours.

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Renowned Boise State football coach, Lyle Smith, died Tuesday night at the age of 101. He left a legacy of dedication and victory within the Bronco athletics program.

 

 

Smith graduated from Moscow high school 1934 and attended the University of Idaho, receiving his bachelor’s in education with a minor in history. After teaching at Moscow High and serving in the naval reserve during WW11, Smith returned to U of I for graduate school.

 

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The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking input from the public on a proposed new bike trail at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake.

The 15-mile mountain bike trail would start along the southern shore of Lucky Peak near Lydle Gulch and stretch to the area around Chimney Rock.

The Statesman reports the trail would be designated for multi-use and open to more than just mountain bikers. Horseback riders, hikers, birders and picnickers would all be welcome to utilize the proposed pathway.

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The temperature is scorching and the Boise River is slowly dropping, but it's still not clear when float season will get underway. Officials say the river is nearly low enough to start pulling debris like logs and other hazards from the water.

With the river running well above flood stage for several months earlier this year, the annual job of removing debris is expected to take longer than usual.

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