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Comment Archives: stories: Rec & Sports

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

We're a few miles from Jump Creek and a couple of years these guys took residence in our yard. I love birds but their incessant cooing is driving me over the edge. If I have anything to do with it they will end up on our table.

12 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by FrustratedBirdLover on 05/16/2014 at 12:27 PM

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

A few years ago, I protected a breeding pair from the crows, and now I have a pair in every big tree on the property. I like them as well, they're fun to always have around. It's like having pet birds without cages.

16 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rob on 04/14/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Hikers Do Expensive Damage To Muddy Trails

It's the same issue with motorized and non-motorized users alike. ATVs tear up the place when the ground is wet, but often do minimal damage when the ground is dry (I'm from the Lake Superior area, so I'm not talking about Boise). 4WD vehicles do the same to many roads. And, hikers and mountain bikers are widening trails in areas where the soil is clayey, creating mudholes, parallel routes, and resource damage.

The solution is not to keep people off of trails. The solutions involve rerouting trails to stabler locations, trail surface hardening, and closing trails when the ground is wet. Simply suggesting that folks stay off of trails when the ground is wet is not likely a good solution.

Posted by Doug Welker on 03/28/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Take a Hike to Tablerock

Is it OK to go up there now? Was thinking of going tomorrow.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mindy Ward on 03/13/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Prana Mamas

VERY INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE ARTICLE. WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR BABY AND MAMA TO STAY HEATHLY AND GET EQUIPPED FOR CHILD-BIRTH. ANOTHER ENPOWERING TOOL FOR US WOMEN ON THIS WONDERFUL JOURNEY OF LIFE. KEEP SHARING THIS GOOD NEWS OF YOGA !!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by maxine jones on 02/25/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Hikers Do Expensive Damage To Muddy Trails

So your verdict is to ban all folks from trails?

Posted by Bscan on 02/25/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Paradise is 45 Minutes from Boise

Hi Jessica.

One simply cannot go wrong with:


1. Hot Water
2. Port
3. Antler Chandeliers

And if you can experience all three at once - life is sublimely complete.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Forest Martin on 02/05/2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Olympians Demand Change to Dangerous Snowboard Course

Early reports of subpar preparations, including unfinished hotels, and now this!

Posted by ajax on 02/04/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Hell Hasn't Iced Over Yet

While it's true that many drysuits cost $1000 (or more), they are readily available for $600 or so. My new company, Mythic Gear (mythicdrysuits.com) has broken the price-point by offering drysuits starting at $225, making cold-water kayaking affordable for the first time to many who could not previously afford a drysuit.

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Posted by Bob Holtzman on 01/26/2014 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Hell Hasn't Iced Over Yet

i dunno ... as a winter time kayaker myself i can say that sounds like some real ass clownery.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by biggb on 01/22/2014 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Hell Hasn't Iced Over Yet

Nicely done Jessica... glad Jeff survived!

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Posted by Dave Green on 01/22/2014 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Hell Hasn't Iced Over Yet

As a winter time kayaker myself I can say, great article, well done.

Posted by Jon Coulter on 01/22/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Us Against Phlegm

You have to be not very intelligent or at least less intelligent than someone who does not spit .You should be aware that it is at least disgusting or leaves whatever you spat upon less sanitary. It is in my mind an indication of whether the person is worthy of any respect.

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by rick on 01/20/2014 at 3:07 AM

Re: “St. Luke's $10,000 Weight Loss Challenge

Want to manage your weight?

Here's a good start:

Eat a moderate amount of animal protein, preferably raised without GMO feed.

Eat very little carbohydrates and this includes anything containing sugar or starches, and this includes, but is not limited to, refined sugar,honey, maple syrup, agave, and other slightly refined sweeteners, fruit, cereal, breads and grains and their derivatives, and starchy vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and squashes.
Carbohydrates are the only macro-nutrient that the body has no requirement for.
There's a strong message here.

Eat very small quantities of fruits and nuts and only when in season north of the equator (if you live north of the equator).

Eat as much good fats as you want, to satisfy your appetite; and this includes fats associated with animal and seafood protein, butter, coconut oil, small quantities of olive oil and excludes trans fats and vegetable oils.

The most important step here is to drastically reduce your consumption of sugars and starches.

Do the above and you will not only manage your weight, but you will also improve your health.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by watcher on 01/14/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Teeing Up To Play Quail Hollow

Nobody gets "locked out"! Season pass holders just make tee times like anyone else. Every course does it--it's just one way to manage the business efficiently. 125 golfers are a drop in the bucket...maybe a few players who play a little more often. Don't worry! It's not an "exclusivity" conspiracy--we'll all get to play!

Posted by will m on 12/28/2013 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Snow Stomp

I am looking forward to trying out the new sport of snowshoeing. Never to old to try something new

Posted by lilnelly on 12/23/2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Teeing Up To Play Quail Hollow

So how does this 'Season Pass' program work, where individuals "own a share in the (public) golf course", and have the opportunity to "lock out the public"?

Synonyms: Lock Out & Exclusion

Oh, that's right, I keep forgetting, being owned by the city doesn't mean the 'public' courses can't allow private season pass course owners to lock out other members of the public from using the course.

This is looking a lot like the famous 'trickle down' program that was championed by the Reaganites before the 'trickled on' saw through that smoke screen.

And it also looks like a great way to provide some of the 'public' with exclusive (Get it? Lock out/Exclusion of others) use of a 'public' course.

Club Talk: "We've got to make sure there's enough slots (trickle down) for the "occasional" non-owning citizens, so our exclusive position isn't threatened."

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by watcher on 11/27/2013 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Backcountry Planning

So, by the last two sentences, it seems the author is not only encouraging skiing in the backcountry alone, he is also berating experienced ski professionals who offer common sense safety advice. Perhaps Mr. Wickham, is more confident than he should be, even if he may be prudent and aware in the snow. He is not prudent nor aware journalistically. How many inexperienced skiers will look forward to skiing alone thanks to the article, and go out half cocked.

Wow BW! How responsible of you to print this.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chuck Woods on 11/22/2013 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Trials and Tribulations of Canyon County Duck Hunting

There is no guiding whatsoever in Hevi Hitters. No helping members set decoys, digging in their layout blinds or calling the ducks for them----much like it sounds the brothers did for the author. All you get is plain and simple access to a LOT of land ---minus the crowds, occasional knuckleheads and the hassles of public hunting. Much like knocking on a door and getting permission the old fashion way, except the access is gained with a pre-season check to sub-lease property. That's what it has come to in this valley if you want to avoid crowds and painful encounters. Some can afford it, some can't. Some whine about it, some don't, but the bottom line is it's no different than the author's "CORN HUNT" on private land. Access can be gained with a knock or a check. Quote from Randy's pal: "I was paying a lot of money, before the economy went bad, for some hunting rights," said Leon. "Some of his former leases are now being run by duck hunting clubs," was the unsubstantiated assumption made by Randy. There is only one club in the valley and Randy's assumption (reaches) that Hevi Hitter's now leases Leon's former honey holes. That is incorrect. There are choices for all. Save your money for leases, knock on some doors, fight the crowds at the launches, sit 20-yards from someone at a WMA or burn gas$$$ scouting miles of water and roads for that gem no one has found yet. Everyone has a choice, but be glad that 20-30 capable hunters belong to Hevi Hitters and they are not competing with you in todays crowded 2C landscape.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tired of the belly aching on 11/18/2013 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Traveling the Dalton Highway

Thanks for the article. I enjoy reading stories about driving up Dalton or Dempster as at one time I considered doing it myself. But my vehicle would thank me for the harsh 6000 mile round-trip wear-and-tear I decided not to place on it, and Google Street View has since alleviated the curiosity of seeing the surroundings. I was very surprised that any rental car company would allow their vehicle to be taken up Dalton, and the insurance fees of the ones that do must be astronomical.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Red October on 11/06/2013 at 2:21 PM


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