Payette River Games are this weekend!

2013
06.18

If you are near Idaho this weekend the place to be is Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho. With a $40,000 purse, there is going to be some stiff competition. I’ll be posting updates when I can on Twitter – follow me @rapidpirate or look for #payetterivergames

Kayak Championship Purse:

MEN’S Kayak Championship Purse
Sprint / Cross
Freestyle
1st
$  4,000
$  4,000
2nd
$  3,000
$  3,000
3rd
$  1,500
$  1,500
4th
$  1,000
$  1,000
5th
$     500
$     500
TOTAL
$10,000
$10,000
WOMEN’S Kayak Championship Purse
Sprint / Cross
Freestyle
1st
$  4,000
$  4,000
2nd
$  3,000
$  3,000
3rd
$  1,500
$  1,500
4th
$  1,000
$  1,000
5th
$     500
$     500
TOTAL
$10,000
$10,000
Check out more info on Twitter @kwpid or Kelly’s Face Book Page or PayetteRiverGames.com

GoPro River Guide for Payette SF Staircase Run

2013
05.22

Heading to the Payette for some paddling over the long weekend? Check out our GoPro River Guide for the Staircase Run on the Payette’s South Fork.

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Idaho Hwy 55 reopens as Spring Fire continues to grow

2012
08.09

BANKS, Idaho — After three days of closures, Highway 55 from Banks to Garden Valley reopened Thursday morning, according to the Idaho Dept. of Transportation.

However, officials say the Springs Fire between Banks and Crouch continues to slow traffic on Valley County’s busiest roadway.

Read more HERE….

Fire on Payette River continues to grow…

2012
08.08

A spot fire that jumped out of the 2500 acre Springs Fire near Banks has put more homes in danger as fire crews continue to battle flames and searing hot summer weather in Boise County.

The Springs fire jumped the South Fork of the Payette River late Tuesday night and lit up the other side, putting a

handful of homes in the Phillips Creek area in danger, Boise National Forest officials say. Those residents were given notice that they may have to leave their homes but no official evacuation notice had been given as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.

 

 

Wildfire on Payette SF – May Hinder Boating today.

2012
08.07

BOISE COUNTY – A wildfire burning along the highway between Banks and Crouch is causing delays for motorists traveling in that area.

Read more HERE

Boise River Park rapidly becomes lure

2012
08.06

Venue’s instant popularity shows its potential as an economic development tool

By SVEN BERG — sberg@idahostatesman.com

A good wave lifts all boats.

It also lifts the businesses that rent those crafts and the spirits of people who play in them.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/08/06/2218989/boise-river-park-rapidly-becomes.html#storylink=cpy

 

Nationals info released for KWP in Idaho – July 7-8 2012

2012
02.25
July 7-8 2012
Classes: This is a stand alone NATIONALS and separate from the point series.National Champions will be crowned in the following classes:
K1M Pro, K1W Pro, K1M Open, K1W Open, K1M Jr, K1W Jr, C1, OC1, and Cadet
Community Service: TBD
Registration: through morning of July 6 , 2012
Activities: Free concerts on site over the festival weekend. Bands TBA.
Awards:Prizes & Purse Total $15,500
Pro class    K1 Women & Men’s purse
1st       $2000
 2nd      $1,750
3rd       $1,500
4th        $1,250
 5th        $1,000
 C1 Unisex
1st            $300
2nd            $200
Visit: www.kwpid.com for more info.

 

World Championships of Surf Kayaking Getting Ready to Crank Up Later This Week

2011
09.27

DSCF0685 (Large)The World Championships of Surf Kayaking will be getting cranked up Thursday with safety checks and opening ceremonies. Then the action starts Friday. Everyone is starting to show up now. Jeannette’s Pier is seeing a lot of activity with new competitors showing up every day.

Devon Barker and the rest of the team have been working with Troy – getting him dialed in on the surf. The transfer from river to ocean seems to going well since the team has been very helpful.

The comp has been moved from Waves to Nags Head after Hurricane Irene and it seems to be a great venue for the event. The event organizers did a FANTASTIC job of getting the event moved and arrange housing for all the athletes and their families. Nice work!!

Will update as things get cranked up. Here are some pics of Troy and Devon during training this afternoon.

Nationals At KWP Start Saturday

2011
07.07

usafk-logoI’ll be at KWP Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will try and tweet updates during the event. You can follow @Rapidpirate

Getting Ready for Nationals at KWP this weekend!

2011
07.04

P6252087 (Large) Looking forward to Nationals at KWP in Cascade Idaho this weekend. Weather is looking hot for the week and there will be no shortage of water! Cascade dam is releasing 4060 cfs currently and the reservoir is still rising.

Above is one of the awesome paddlers you will have a chance to see this weekend, Boise local Alec Voorhees.