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?
Ok, first things first, while I am personally against the creation of another dam on our Idaho waterways, I also understand the plight of the farmer. This is a complex issue with so many contributing factors. However, when people like the above commenter, decide to chime in with the hopeful rhetoric that is obviously ignorant of any agricultural causes, and is disappointed because she can't walk her rescue dog over private lands/farms that have an irrigation canal. But yet cannot spell the word Irrigation, nor consider/worry about the feeding of a growing population through said agriculture. I worry about the future of the human race. . .
It is past time to address perpetual water rights in the state of Idaho! What God granted them? I want what water we have to be available to people equally. I don't want farming profits robing me of equal use or causing me great expense statewide getting nitrates out of drinking water because farmers refuse to change earagation practices and dump earagation back into the rivers in this state.
People matter, there will not be an opportunity like the Weiser River Trail again, we do not have a user friendly access state. There are highways, without bike lanes, few if any rural walkways, fenced fields, and farms crossed with earagation ditches, prohibit access at every turn.
Water is the most important item on the next WORLD adjenda, Idaho could be first to recognize this and reevaluate our total water use. Farming is not first in place, first is Nature & Wildlife, I include People at this point. We need access to Nature to Rivers to survive in this rural desert.
Right now, 427,000 acre feet of water is released for salmon health—coming from the Snake, Boise and Payette rivers. If the dam is built, that water could come from the new reservoir instead. The Snake River Plain is especially in need some help, according to Chase. He said there is a 250,000 acre feet shortfall every year in the Snake River to meet water rights. Letting the Snake retain more of its water would help stabilize that shortfall and recharge the dwindling Snake River Aquifer.
Know WHY we've got this problem? CAFOs in the Tragic Valley, that's why. NO ONE IS MONITORING THEIR WATER USAGE AND THEY JUST KEEP GETTING MORE RIGHTS-- and EVERY ONE OF THEM IS A JUNIOR WATER RIGHTS USER.
Yeah, screw the people so that the corporations can do whatever they want to do-- AT OUR EXPENSE! Anyone else see a pattern here?
There's no way in hell I'll let this happen so close to my hometown. Not only would this wipe out acres of beautiful land, but it would destroy the entire "feel" of Weiser. Not to mention, disturb all of the wildlife in the area. As the commenter above said, "...Dam[s] will not create more water or provide water security." The state needs to learn how to use our precious resources more wisely.
There used to be a myth that water followed the plow. Now there's a myth that mother nature provides more water when engineers build a dam. Building the Galloway Dam on southwest Idaho's only remaining free-flowing river or raising the height of Arrowrock Dam or Anderson Ranch Dam will not create more water or provide water security. Water security will come when we modernize our water use and distribution systems and make the best use of the water we have. Check out these short water efficiency videos produced by Idaho Rivers United. http://www.idahorivers.org/protectrivers/c…
Here is a link to a video produced for Idaho Rivers United by Mountain Visions titled "The Weiser River- Idaho's Free-Flowing Gem"
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