The March to Arizona

The March to Arizona

Getting the Boise State marching band to the Fiesta Bowl
The Blue Thunder Marching Band watched the Dec. 6 Boise State Broncos football game against Fresno State with fervor. By the end of the game, they would know whether they'd soon be on the road to the Fiesta Bowl.

Rec News

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Air Force vs. Western Michigan

Saturday, Dec. 20
Watch another kind of Bronco on the field as Western Michigian faces off against the Air Force Falcons.

Boise Holiday Lights Trolley Tours

Runs through Saturday, Dec. 27
Tour area light displays from the comfort of a vintage trolley.

Rhodes Park Gets $1.25 Million 'Christmas Present'

Albertson Foundation to revamp downtown skate park
"With more than $1 million, they have the latitude to create a world-class design."

Santa Express

Runs through Tuesday, Dec. 23
Southern Idaho's Polar Express.

Bogus Basin Ski Patrol Hosts Wax N Beer Nights

Continuing Thursdays, Dec.18 and Jan. 8 and 22
Get tuned along with your gear at Sockeye Grill and Brewery.

Healthier Holidays

Use those drumsticks this Thanksgiving
Too much food and too much shopping can do a number on a person's health, but there are some more salubrious things to do during the holidays. Here we've taken the liberty of putting together a list of a few that may help you feel less ho-hum and a little more ho-ho-happy.

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Local Hiker Treks Span of Pacific Crest Trail

Comparing notes with famous author's journey
Clay Jacobson's time on the PCT was not without challenges; he hiked through 300 miles of snow, struggled up icy peaks and tried to eat five pounds of pancakes in one sitting.

USFS Rethinks Film and Photography Permits

Original rules stepped on First Amendment rights
Most of the Idaho Public Television show Outdoor Idaho is filmed on U.S. Forest Service land. That's been the case for almost 30 years, and hadn't been a problem until four years ago. Then, a fight began.

Local Outdoor Gear Stores Compete Against Online Giants

Store owners work to convince customers not to "showroom"
Local outdoor retail businesses are seeing customers visit their brick-and-mortar shops, try on products, get details from the sales associates and walk out the store only to order the product online from their iPhones in the parking lot for cheaper. The practice is called "showrooming."

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Holiday Season Activities for Kids

Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 27-31
Enjoy some activities for the young and the restless.

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