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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.

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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.

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

14 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by friartuck on 07/28/2014 at 7:48 PM

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: “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

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.

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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.

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Posted by Sapper on 07/16/2014 at 9:34 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

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Posted by Julie Steinberg on 07/01/2014 at 6:06 PM

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: “Idaho Airsoft Teams Take Aim

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

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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

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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

Re: “Idaho Airsoft Teams Take Aim

Does anyone have a way to contact these teams??

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Posted by Ryan Holmes on 06/11/2014 at 2:32 PM

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

We have our first pair this year! I hope they drive out the grackles.

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Posted by Kat Erickson on 06/06/2014 at 7:00 PM

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

I like these birds as well. One thing I HAVE noticed is that when they are around, starlings are NOT! and I HATE starlings. Given the fact that they seem to be less destructive and are good to eat. I will welcome the dove on my property. Perhaps fish and game should do a study on that... JMO

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Gary Vander Giessen on 05/18/2014 at 8:38 AM

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.

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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.

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Posted by Rob on 04/14/2014 at 2:04 PM


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