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It was a sad day for the Southwest Idaho Cycling Community, as well as all those who knew and loved local rider Jason Broome. Broome recently passed away due to complications related to cancer. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 23 at First Baptist Church in Boise. Idaho racers, all local cycling clubs and members of the community have joined together to form an education trust fund to help his wife, Christy, provide their infant son, Phillip, with a solid education. The fund is set up at US Bank. Donations can be made at any branch.



Stampede forward Sam Clancy registered a double-double, scoring 28 points and pulling down 14 rebounds Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Idaho's 118-112 loss to the Skyforce in Sioux Falls. The performance earned him votes for this week's Continental Basketball Association Player of the Week honors. Clancy (24.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg) earned the honor outright a week earlier, the fourth time this season he has done so. The Stampede (25-16) hit the road Sunday, March 6 to face the Yakima Sun Kings.

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A team of four scholars, represented Boise State recently in the regional College Bowl Tournament, held at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. The team placed sixth out of 12 teams, winning five of 11 rounds. The tournament, sponsored by the Association for College Unions International, was won by Montana State University. Participants included: senior Simone Billinge (Redding, England), majoring in criminal justice administration; senior Trevor Jack, mathematics; junior Trevor Farlow (captain), molecular biology; and sophomore Kersti Harter, anthropology.




The Idaho Steelheads and the local chapter of Project Linus have teamed up to help provide comfort blankets for hurting kids. Hockey fans will have a chance to win the Grand Prize of a game suite, team jersey and custom-made Steelheads wall quilt. Project Linus volunteers will sell the one-dollar raffle tickets during the Steelheads home games on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Every year over 2,000 blankets are hand-sewn by local volunteers and distributed to children facing overwhelming circumstances such as death in the family. All proceeds benefit Project Linus.

For more information or to purchase raffle tickets call Donna Aten at 250-2119, or visit



In cooperation with U.S. Lacrosse, the Idaho Lacrosse Association will be sponsoring men's and women's referee training clinics in Boise. Participants will be trained at the basic to advanced level and will be eligible to receive certification from U.S. Lacrosse clinicians.

The men's clinic takes place March 4-6 and includes classroom instruction as well as live game certification. Cost is $30 per entry. The women's clinic takes place March 11-13 and also includes classroom and live game certification. Cost is $10 per entry.

For more information on the men's clinic, call Alain Rodrigue at 426-2447, or e-mail For more information on the women's clinic, call Sue Lesica at 331-7871, or e-mail at

basketball camp

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp, offered by invitation only, gives boys and girls ages 10-19 the opportunity to train with talent from around the country, as well as 17 foreign countries. College basketball scholarships are possible for those who make the All-American Team. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Grant Hill and Vince Carter.

For more information call (704) 377-6387.

Idaho Fish and Game


Fish and Wildlife technician Allee Delsack rarely misses an opportunity to track Idaho's most infrequently seen carnivores. Secretive species such as lynx, wolverine, American martin and fisher are the target of Delsack's information-gathering techniques. These carnivores are priority for monitoring under the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. The Canada Lynx, federally listed as a threatened species, tops the list. In order to accomplish their goal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses snow track survey routes designed to track the creatures' movements. Detections of the animals along these routes helps researchers' understanding of where the species occur and whether certain geographic areas are frequented more than others. Gathered information enables department staff to better identify threats to habitat. Over the next several years, the department expects the snow track surveys will reveal more of the mystery of forest carnivores and their locations in Idaho.

For more information see Sports Listings on next page.


I understand Fish and Game is allowing hunters to take two moose in a lifetime instead of one. Under the new rules, if I get my first moose can I apply for a second tag the following year, or do I have to wait?

You have to wait. The new rules allow you to take a second moose of the opposite sex of the one you already harvested. However, as is the case with bighorn sheep, if you draw a tag one year, you can't apply (during the first application period) in the following two years. The exception is second drawings. If there are leftover tags available, you can apply for those leftover tags in consecutive years.

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