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Comment Archives: stories: Rec & Sports

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.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
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..

7 likes, 2 dislikes
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.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
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.

8 likes, 1 dislike
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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
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.

9 likes, 1 dislike
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

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Vela on 07/23/2014 at 2:43 PM

Re: “It's Not About The Fish

Jessica, this is a great story. Idaho Veterans Network is always looking for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who want to join us for hunting, fishing, car races, and of course our peer to peer group every Thursday. This group is the place they meet and make new friends, establish bonds and form a new brotherhood where they live now. Please call us or send an email via our website if you are one of these veterans and would like to join our family.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marnie Adamson Bernard on 07/16/2014 at 12:46 PM

Re: “It's Not About The Fish

Thanks for writing this Jessica. Veterans are thankful for those that begin to understand some of the struggles and are overjoyed to see our brothers get back to semblance of normalcy.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sapper on 07/16/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Take a Hike to Tablerock

Tablerock would such a great icon and backdrop for Boise except for it's similarity to a pin cushion with all the antennas and especially the lighted cross that shouts, "Beware of living here if you are not my religion. Maybe you could sponsor an antenna count, or get folks to guess the height of the cross and how many light bulbs it takes to cast that glow over what it defines as a provincial city.

6 likes, 50 dislikes
Posted by Chuck Woods on 07/09/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

'Eyes like opals', really?? Nice. I had the pleasure of meeting Derek and watching him surf. River surfing is difficult at first and different than ocean surfing. Your lack of knowledge about the sport is only surpassed by your lack of humanity.
Julie Steinberg

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Julie Steinberg on 07/01/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Payette River Games

With the second Payette River Games in the books, it may be appropriate for the author to issue a retraction for the use of the word "gimmicky" when describing what is now the one of the largest, richest and most competitive surf/kayak/SUP events in the world.

Posted by Waterman on 06/27/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Inspiring on the Payette

I can only imagine experiencing the river without the sense of sight. Right now, I couldn't get an "only" 7-second ride on the wave... kudos to Derek for being bold. I know his story inspires many people.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sean Bierle on 06/27/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Transworld Tour Rides On in Singapore

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Posted by AndersonSmith on 06/26/2014 at 11:54 PM

Re: “What SUP?

almost 1500 cfs not 15000.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Victor Myers on 06/25/2014 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Idaho Airsoft Teams Take Aim

The teams interviewed are a part of the PRNW airsoft club which is collectively on MAGAirsoft.com

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by S.D. on 06/24/2014 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Whitewater Women

PART 1:

YES, David Green ~ we've all known someone who has died in whitewater, but looking at it from a safety record ~ it's less than the number of deaths during a year than Air travel, and it happens to be less than the number of Men drowning in their own bath tubs!!!

This is not a GENDER Issue, People!!!
http://www.facebook.com/whitewater.madness

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Patrick Martin on 06/24/2014 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Whitewater Women

Some will recall the loss of Julie Wilson in 1974 when she was paddling the Bruneau with Walt Blackadar. The events are discussed in a landmark essay entitled "The Wrong Side of the Edge" by Ron Waters, Professor Emeritus of Outdoor Education at ISU and author of "Never Turn Back" about the life of legendary Idaho wildwater pioneer Walt Blackadar. http://www.isu.edu/outdoor/thinedge.htm

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dave Green on 06/18/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Tour de Rad

Quite the adventure, Andrew! I'm glad you're submitting the story from back at base camp, rather than it being a "dispatch from the field" sent in on the satellite phone, while you survive by eating a thawed-out winter-kill deer carcass. (A long and deep snow field will almost turn me back... I guess I'm just a city slicker at heart.)

Posted by bikeboy on 06/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

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