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Re: “Wolf Conservation in the Foxlight

Other good ideas might involve devices with motion sensors and smart responses to what they detect passing by.

Posted by Scott Slocum on 10/16/2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Wolf Conservation in the Foxlight

Good idea: foxlights. And there are more good ideas out there to be tried. Not necessarily new ideas; a lot of livestock operations haven't even given the old ideas a fair try yet.

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Posted by Scott Slocum on 10/16/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Round the World: Part III

That's impressive... and maybe a bit crazy! I've ridden from Boise as far as Minnesota and Iowa, but never in such a compact amount of time, and on a larger motorcycle. And based on my much-more-limited experience, I'm thinking the "deadline" traveling would steal a lot of the allure of motorcycle travel. (I enjoy it most when I have to cover less than 400 miles in a day... and preferably 300 or less. Gives me time to stop and smell the roses.)

I have a daughter and son-in-law in Providence, just down the beach from Boston. I've told 'em I'm someday gonna ride out there to visit. But I can't do it in six days! (Well... maybe I could, but I won't.)

Yeah, I hate the superslab, too!

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Posted by bikeboy on 10/15/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Loathsome Dove: Open Season on Eurasian Collared Doves

I have done very well hunting collared doves in Oregon. Check out my youth hunting blog which provides a summary of each state's regulations for Eurasian collared dove hunting -http://www.growinghunters.com/eurasian-collared-dove-hunting-endless-opportunity/

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Posted by Nick Myatt on 08/24/2014 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Growing the Greenbelt

It will be nice to have that area cleaned up.

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 08/23/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Growing the Greenbelt

Since they're going to be working near the firefighter memorial, how about they remove the chunk of steel there from one of the 3 demolitioned buildings in the World Trade Center. That chunk is a despicable reminder of the many firefighters who died on 9/11 and those that are still dying from the fallout generated that day by the controlled demolition of those buildings, while the truth about what actually occurred that day still remains covered up.

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Posted by gwinston on 08/21/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Murky Waters

The quote about the Natatorium having only 2 guards is false. That quote is extremely misleading. Also, I would challenge Councilwoman McLean to let go of her sentimentality regarding Lowell. It's run-down, with potential hazards, and not even very well attended. The new design would be fine with some elements of history, but as a modern facility, such as a below ground pool for starters. McLean's suggestion sounds costly and inefficient.

Posted by sha on 08/14/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Murky Waters

Ivywild has diving boards now?! Hmmm...

Posted by asdf on 08/13/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Summer Skiing in the Sawtooths

As a volunteer EMT and past guide in this region, I'm excited to see your coverage, but extremely disappointed to see your lack of helmets and proper gear in ascending such a steep and dangerous slope, let alone to be skiing down without safety gear (especially when you position the two employees of Backcountry Pursuit - a retail store - as if they're professional guides..."no backcountry gear needed" to ski the Sawtooths, huh?). There is a long history of guiding in this region, so I think your approach is appalling and irresponsible. What would you have done had you fallen and started sliding on such a slope, let alone a million other things. Snow is thin and rocks are everywhere. These mistakes kill! This is a popular spot and adventure, but most go more prepared for the risks. Were something to happen, you are very far from help, where no helicopter can land and no ski patrol can dream to help, and you put all your rescuers at risk because you wanted to have a good time without preparing properly. Now you're putting your readers at risk by making it seem like no big deal. If it took you 4 hours to hike, imagine rescuers with gear going up and down again to help. VOLUNTEERS!! If you only knew how many rescues there were in this region every year; How many people have lost their lives in adventures that started off fun but end in tragedy due to lack of preparation (including a close friend of mine). Do your research and understand your risk folks. Everyone thinks it can't happen to them, but it happens to the experts. Mother Nature is not forgiving and it's all fun until someone gets hurt. The boy scouts had it right...Be Prepared.

Posted by Zack Nundo on 08/11/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

I have a nice home in the north end on a corner with plenty of grass. Its private property and I clean up feces constantly and step in it from time to time. Its all kinds of sizes and colors and I have seen many different offenders stop drop a log and walk. I'm done being mad about it but its apparent that people are great with letting their animals poop on their neighbors and could care less.

Posted by Shane Blair on 07/29/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Loathsome Dove: Open Season on Eurasian Collared Doves

I live in NorthWest BC. These things are all over the place, their cooing is incessant and aggravating. I would like to see them eradicated.

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Posted by friartuck on 07/28/2014 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

Dog parks are probably a necessary evil in a city the size of Boise, especially since the foothills have become so restrictive. The 'feces' is the easiest part in my opinion. Most dog owners do not understand when their dog is being an asshole vs playing, so a few dogs 'play' and many others are terrorized. Good dogs learn a lot of bad behaviors in a small tense area. That isn't a problem politics can solve, but it's why I wouldn't take my dogs to one. I think the rest is just ridiculous shit. (Yes! LITERALLY!) Share the parks and quit whining about your babies touching 'feces'. I've seen their hands. I'd be more worried about the poop.

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Posted by katy on 07/28/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

As a dog owner I take responsibility to pick up after other lazy owners, and alert those who may not see their dog's 'business' in action. It's not difficult, but I see the frustration. Stiff fines could easily solve the problem.

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Posted by pappasquat on 07/28/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

Problem with the dog poop argument is that it doesn't matter if the dog is on or off leash... dog poop is a problem regardless...This is a problem with owners not cleaning up not dogs being off leash..

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Posted by Kim Ernstrom on 07/28/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

Just create separate dog parks. All a dog park requires is ground and a place for owners to put their dog poop. Keep kids and dog poop separate.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 07/26/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

I'm a dog owner and am always happy to see more places for my guy to run. But pooping and peeing in the morning followed by children playing on the grass in the afternoon, is just plain not a good plan. Even if people are picking up most of it, there is plenty of fresh residue in a designated dog play zone.

It is commendable of the city to try and accommodate everyone, but this is a good intention with bad results.

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Posted by Chuck W on 07/24/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

Obviously what this dude is able to do is amazing, the fact that he is doing these things makes the inspiration self evident. This piece retains journalistic integrity and reads like any other story about any other event. In any other issue, projection of the author gushing about how amazing, inspirational, or unbelievable something was would be unwelcome. My guess is that this is what other commentators are expecting, and missing, in order to elicit such oddly outraged responses. People with disabilities don't need don't need the sympathy or "good try buddy" that many people feel compelled to spew. The dude is doing his best, is trying hard, and is an inspiration for that. Murri treated this athlete like any other athlete, disability or not. That is FAR from being insensitive. Rabelo doesn't need a participation medal, an over-inflated saccharin story of overcoming adversity, or asterisk of "...which is great for someone like him" tacked onto his accomplishments. It's inappropriate to wax outraged on behalf of people who can defend themselves just fine.

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Posted by clintron on 07/24/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

I appreciate that this isn't a fluff piece of "inspirational" BS. Obviously what this dude is able to do is amazing, the fact that he is doing these things makes the inspiration self evident. This piece retains journalistic integrity and reads like any other story about any other event. In any other issue, projection of the author gushing about how amazing, inspirational, or unbelievable something was would be unwelcome. My guess is that this is what other commentators are expecting, and missing, in order to elicit such oddly outraged responses. People with disabilities don't need don't need the sympathy or "good try buddy" that many people feel compelled to spew. The dude is doing his best, is trying hard, and is an inspiration for that. Murri treated this athlete like any other athlete, disability or not. That is FAR from being insensitive. Rabelo doesn't need a participation medal, an over-inflated saccharin story of overcoming adversity, or asterisk of "...which is great for someone like him" tacked onto his accomplishments. It's inappropriate to wax-outraged on behalf of people who can defend themselves just fine.

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Posted by clintron on 07/24/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Debating Dog Parks

With apologies to the 'few' dog owners who do clean up their dog's feces, the majority of owners fail to do this very basic chore, and thusly put the whole idea of 'dog parks' in jeopardy.

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Posted by ajax on 07/24/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

Wow! What an incredibly ignorant article!! I'm embarrassed for the Boise Weekly for publishing this and Jessica Murri for writing this insensitive and plain rude article. It's almost like you chose to put him down instead of building him up with your poor choice of words. "Eyes like opals", "Rabelo clumsily dipping his paddle blades into the water, oblivious to a near miss with the shoreline", "he managed to stand up and ride the wave, but only for seven seconds--a fraction of the time of the other surfers"... that last one is 100% not true. I was one of the competitors in the event and many didn't stand up at all! It's amazing how ignorant some people are. Anthony Vela

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Posted by Anthony Vela on 07/23/2014 at 2:43 PM


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