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Boise Hometown Throwdown #3 Moved to June 10th


We have changed our June Throwdown to Wednesday June 10th. 5:30pm : Registration 6:00pm – Get Wet!

We moved the event in order to participate in the kickoff party for the new Boise River Recreation Park .

So we will see you at the Throwdown on June 10 and the kickoff party on June 11!


New Site For Your Photos On The Main Payette


This weekend started taking pics at MixMaster, so check ‘em out :-) I believe it is mostly a weekend/holiday schedule.

Idaho:Cascade Whitewater Park Gets $500,000 Donation


Got this great news from Devon Barker

This has been a great week for Idaho. The Friends of the Cascade Whitewater Park have been given $500K donation by Mark and Kristina Pickard to design and build a whitewater park in Cascade, Idaho. Damon from Gear and Grind, JK Dealer, is located just 30 minutes away. We are all very excited in Idaho. Here is a link to the article.

Riggins, Idaho has also completed a feasibility study and I am hosting, as Co-Chair with the Mayor, Bob Crump, a state wide meeting this Thursday. I will be presenting a film I made that highlights the types of improvement that can be made by building a whitewater park in Riggins. You can view the feasibility study and the video at Come paddle in Idaho! Devon

Raffle for First Descents Ends Friday 1/30


Raffling includes a Bliss-Stick kayak of choice and many other prizes to raise money for First Descents. First Descents offers programs for young adults with cancer.

100% of the proceeds go directly to First Descents to fund the 2009 camper season. I appologize for the short noticeas the raffle ends Friday (1/30/09), but there still is time. Please take a few moments to read through the First Descents website and see for yourself what an amazing program they offer to young adults with cancer.

For more info go HERE and check out the First Descents website to learn more about the program at

Boise’s 2nd Throwdown


We had our 2nd Hometown Throwdown last night under a hot sun and lots of water. Check HERE for details!

Payettes Bladder Dam Deflated Friday May 16th.


I talked with the manager of the Horseshoe Bend Power plant tonight and he said they are going to deflate the bladder dam Friday morning. This means that the gutter is not surfable and the bladder wave will
NOT be in. He was not sure when they would re inflate the dam on Friday afternoon and said it could be down for several days. Here is a link to their page with info on deflation schedules Go to the bottom of the page! :

As of about midnight this is how it reads :

“Very high flow conditions are predicted for the Payette River for the
next days. In order to prevent the plant structure from being sanded
up the hydroelectric plant operation will be momentarily stopped.

Please note that the Rubber Dam of the HBHC power plant will be
lowered tomorrow May16th, 2008 and could be down for the next couple
days. Most of the river water will flow in the main river channel
over the deflated rubber dam.”