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Boise, Idaho via the Idaho Statesman. We're excited and thankful to announce we've been voted as the "Best Local Outfitter" by Idaho Statesman readers; and we were also selected as runner-up for "Best Whitewater Outfitter" behind our friends at Cascade Raft and Kayak! This year the Best of Treasure Valley was expanded to include 107 people, places and things that Idaho Statesman readers could vote for in their annual survey of all things Treasure Valley. Click here to see all the winners  As Steve Stuebner, one of our favorite local outdoor authors, puts it, "Boise is the best base camp in America. I...

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E. coli, Esther Simplot Park, Quinn's Pond -

#quinnspond Tweets June, 2017 test results indicated high levels of E. coli bacteria in Quinn's Pond and the ponds at Esther Simplot Park. June 30, 2017 the City of Boise has reopened Quinn's pond with restrictions for dogs. Esther Simplot Park ponds to remain closed until further notice.  Check out the June 30th Idaho Statesman article for more by clicking here. E.Coli Background & Info According to experts in the science of water borne bacteria, the only way E. coli can make you sick is through oral ingestion. According to plasmidology experts, the contamination likely originates from a multitude of...

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Reported May 11th by Dale Keys  We headed up to run the South Fork Boise today at 8500 CFS.  A group that ran it yesterday sent us a photo of a log to look out for (LogMay10) that would be fairly easy to miss. We hiked out across the mesa above Neal Bridge to get a look at it on the way up and there was a new strainer (LogMay11) all the way across the river.This is about a mile below Buffalo Creek. Needless to say we bagged the trip. This is a deadly strainer. You can't see it until...

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Boise, Boise Whitewater Park, Kayak, SUP, Surf -

Boise Parks & Recreation and McMillan Jacobs Associates held an open house on November 2, 2016 to discuss the updated design of Phase II of the Boise Whitewater Park. Also in attendance was Scott Shipley of S2O Design. The original conceptual design was presented in 2014. The concept plan outlined in-river construction and replacement of the Farmers Union Canal diversion downriver from the pedestrian bridge below the existing Phase 1 Harry Morrison Dam and our surf/kayak waveshapers. Development of the Boise Whitewater Park has been tied closely to planning and permitting for the new Esther Simplot Park and will be...

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Anniversary, Boise, Idaho, News -

Idaho River Sports is kicking off their 30th anniversary celebration in May with fun events and a first look at the improvements to the shop, Quinn's Pond, new Greenbelt spur, and a peek at the new Esther Simplot Park. IRS has also added a new rental shop building, a patio and more. They will be looking back at their history over the next year and the people that have helped them along the way while keeping an eye on the future of paddlesports and surfing in Idaho.  Even before Idaho River Sports was founded in 1987 in Boise's North End, Jo Cassin and Stan Kolby were avid outdoors enthusiasts. Jo and...

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