As fans of the San Diego State University Aztecs and the University of New York at Buffalo Bulls gear up for participation in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, which takes place beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, the Boise Police Department is making it a little easier for tailgaters to warm their bellies.
In a press release, the BPD indicated that the 10-10 program, which opens a section of Julia Davis Park to tailgating activities including the consumption of alcohol in opaque containers from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., will be in full effect during the bowl game.
Apart from Boise State University property, the 10-10 Zone encompasses a section of Julia Davis Park that extends roughly between Broadway Avenue and the Friendship Bridge that crosses the Boise River between Boise State and the park.
The so-called 10-10 Ordinance was designed to make the boundaries wherein tailgating activities are permitted more intuitive to reduce confusion on Boise State game days, and according to the number of open container violations handed out early in the Boise State Broncos season, the effort has reduced the number of alcohol-related citations cut on game days.
Less than a month after seeing its bid to rejuvenate live horse racing at Les Bois Park rejected, Treasure Valley Racing is expected to be a top contender today in a new effort to grant a lease to operate the Garden City racetrack.
On March 15, Ada County Commissioners rejected a proposal from TVR based on an insufficient bond/deposit amount, the length of the lease and financial terms of the agreement. Unanimous consent was required from all three commissioners, and Commissioner Sharon Ullman made it clear that she would vote no. However, only two of the three commissioners are required to approve a deal from a live auction, which will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ada County Courthouse.
Treasure Valley Racing is an amalgam of horse racing operators and enthusiasts, including Harry Bettis, James Grigsby, Larry Williams, Linda Yanke and the Greene Group, which operates a simulcast facility in Post Falls. TVR has already reportedly hammered out a tentative agreement with the Idaho Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to run an abbreviated season, which could start as early as June. Les Bois Park has not seen thoroughbred racing since August 2008.