North Fork Championship is a ‘magical feeling’ for top kayakers in the world

Every year the top paddlers in the world come to the Payette River’s North Fork for a three-day event. And to some, the experience is all they need to be satisfied. BANKS, IDAHO, Idaho — The top competitive Kayakers in the world are dropping into the Payette River this weekend for the North Forks Championship, … Read more

The unwritten rules of the Greenbelt: ‘It’s kind of the Boise way’

The Greenbelt is a playground of official and unwritten rules but all connect to the principle of common courtesy. BOISE, Idaho — With temperatures routinely in the 90’s this time of year, many are leaving the house and enjoying the outdoors, including the Boise Greenbelt. Boise Parks and Recreation maintains 25 miles of the Greenbelt … Read more

Fish and Game Commission amends wolf hunting and trapping seasons to start on July 1

The amended seasons will take effect on July 1. That’s consistent with the effective date of Senate Bill 1211 approved by the Idaho Legislature. BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved some changes to the wolf trapping and hunting seasons. The commission met Thursday during a conference call to amend the … Read more

‘Fish salvage’ issued for Magic Reservoir due to drought conditions

The order was issued due to irrigation water being shut off following drought conditions at the Big Wood River. IDAHO, USA — Editor’s note: the original version of this story included a description of the area of salvage which was inaccurate. The story has been updated with specific details of the area of salvage provided … Read more

Family says teen stomped by bull at Idaho rodeo recovering well

POCATELLO, Idaho — Family members of a Utah teen who was stomped by a bull at the Idaho High School Rodeo Association State Finals over the weekend say he is recovering well and likely to be back in the arena within six months.  The Idaho State Journal reports 17-year-old Brock Hansen of Hyrum, Utah was … Read more

‘Fish salvage’ issued for Magic Valley reservoir due to drought conditions

The order was issued due to irrigation water being shut off following drought conditions at the Big Wood River. IDAHO, USA — Idaho Fish and Game (F&G) announced Monday that a ‘fish salvage’ for the Richfield Canal and the Big Wood River below Magic Dam is in effect. The order was issued due to irrigation … Read more

Solar power and drought impact water flows in Hells Canyon

This year, the water flow in Hells Canyon has dropped to about 6,500 cubic feet per second from the usual 20,000 to 50,000 cfs. BOISE, Idaho — After a year of the coronavirus pandemic, many Idahoans are itching to enjoy a “normal” summer, which includes a whole gambit of outdoor activities, from hiking, fishing and … Read more

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