:Management or Asset Resorse Allocation:
If a ski area snow fall is short one year, does that mountain owes us more snow next year??
Perhaps it's the "attitude" behind resources and management.
We didn't hear from the native Americans in the artical, possably because they might be so aware that an argument based on "who owns it,or who needs it,and who wants" has been arroumd sinse 1492.
Perhaps to "manage" the last free flowing "asset" is to let her take care of herself as it's been since the last ice age,..We all might learn a great deal from her a "Freedom" this country seems to be so quick to defend and protect.
Boise Weekly: Thank you for representing concerned cyclists in Ada County in the past several years in reporting on bike infrastructure. However, Boise is a Bronze Minus as best, with a string of bicycle fatalities.
Is The City of Boise or Ada County actually considering safety in their infrastructure planning?
There has been a recent study in Ada County and the City of Boise that may influence the safety aspect of the recent League of American Bicyclists rankings. Up until now there has been very little (if any) analysis of the bicycle accidents in relation to bike infrastructure done by these governing agencies. Within this crash data there is significant evidence that the infrastructure in Ada County and the City of Boise are simply political window dressing doing little to improve public safety.
It's called a "trespass" to perform an illegal action on public land...i.e. starting a fire, littering, etc. They're not saying that you're "trespassing" on public land.
I would much rather watch the incredible skill of kayakers doing amazing tricks in a wave than watch people fall off of surf boards. But, Sam got it right, it's their event and they can do what they want with it. But I think they cut the wrong half.
Samuel Goff says "They're really not all that fun to watch, you go sit at a freestyle event and you have a bunch of people who don't even know what's going out there. It gets boring quick."
So Mr. Goff you think people would rather watch people fall off SUPs? I for one think that watch freestyle and 8 Ball Kayak competitions is way more fun than watching SUP.
PRG is such a cool event, it's a shame they cut out kayaking. I truely hope they reconsider and put kayaking back in the mix next year.
Floods, droughts and ever increasing population growths all over the world are screaming that massive water control and transfer projects must be built to sustain human life on earth regardless of what the causes of warming or drought might be; people and food production require water.
North America's water shortages are so serious that huge portions of everything west of the 100th meridian from the North Pole to the Equator from Dodge City, Kansas west to the Pacific Ocean can not survive without massive volumes of water transfers.
For the last 50 years costs and concerns for potential environmental impacts have prevented the construction of new projects that water managers knew in 1962 would need to be in place by 2012 to avoid a self inflicted Armageddon caused by the lack of water.
If we are going to have water where people live and farm today environmental objections will need to be set aside that have blocked construction of needed water transfer systems for over 50 years.
Engineers have shown us what is needed and with this drought nature is showing us what will happen if we do not use the problem solving skills available to us.
Hold your horses boys. Wait until the water park is completed here in Boise. There will be amazing kayaking competitions.
IMO, our community is still severely lacking in any formal effort at "rider education" (although Boise Bicycle Project is making a valiant effort to fill the gap). And "enforcement of bicycle-friendly laws" is essentially nil. Unless it has recently changed under the direction of Chief Bones, the stated position of the Boise Police Department is, "Bicycle violations are not a priority for the Department." They are happy to ignore the bicycle component of our community transportation, unless an accident is involved.
But, perhaps the recognition as a "Silver City" will be a motivator to make things better.
(The infrastructure and "culture" keep getting better.)
Great stuff! Way to go, Boise!
OH LGM1 it's people like you that have helped take the charm out of Boise!
Yahoo! Thanks to the mayor, the city of Boise, BBP and all of the other bike orgs., and the ACHD!
Man this is awesome news! The Downtown needs MORE resources. To hell with the actual neighborhoods in Boise. Bench residents, build your own damn parks!
Live armadillos are hard to come by, but they abound as road kill in Texas!
Last year biked the Weiser River trail through the canyon for the first time. We were very impressed with the wildlife (deer, black bear, osprey, golden eagles) and landscape. Another warm water reservoir smothering this river would be tragic.
It is big business, and that is why the players and support staff should be paid!!!
@ A M Donovan...have you ever ridden a bicycle, especially on some of the roads in Boise? It would certainly help if this city, and the residents who have houses, could take action to control and eradicate the plethora of goatheads/puncture vines that proliferate on the sidewalks and barrow pits around the city. Sometimes riding in the lane is the ONLY way to avoid a tire full of thorns and a flat tire.
It's sad when common sense needs to be 'legislated'. But with so many selfish, witless, and clueless drivers (and cyclists) on the roads we sadly need to clarify rules that everyone should already practice.
In regards to the six months jail and/or thousand dollar fine for reckless bicycling...that may be extreme, in my opinion. Why would a bicyclist need jail time? How often does a cyclist cause a fatality when hitting a car(other than their own)?
FINALLY MORE LAWS THAT DRIVERS IGNORE AND BOISE POLICE FAILS TO ENFORCE.
Another dam? Really?
College football being big business isn't news. If it is a problem, what is the proposed solution and how will it solve the problem?
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