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2021, Anniversary, Boise River, Boise Whitewater Park, community, History, Idaho, paddlesports -

In 1987 Jo, Stan and their firefighting buddy Jim Ciardelli incorporated Idaho River Sports. They began by running the business out of Jo's garage in Boise's North End neighborhood. Jo and Stan pretty quickly moved the shop to historic Hyde Park and were a mainstay of business in Hyde Park for over 20 years before purchasing the then Pleasanton Ave. location. Now the aptly named Whitewater Park Boulevard.  Even before Idaho River Sports was founded thirty-five years ago in Boise's North End, Jo and Stan were avid outdoors enthusiasts. Jo and her family began camping, rock hunting and rafting when she was young. From the...

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