Posts Tagged ‘Boise’

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

 

New Whitewater Event in Boise Area This July!


2011
06.07

Check it out – new event, and it sounds like a blast :  The Boise Whitewater Festival. July 16, 17

Please join us in ushering in the inaugural Boise Whitewater Festival. The event is designed to showcase some of the great opportunities that Boise offers the whitewater community. This years events will include a 6 mile time trial down the Boise River for rafts, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards. At the finish line we will party in Ann Morrison Park with bands and the Payette Brewery Beer Garden. On Sunday, July 17th there will be a class IV boater cross on the Payette River with head to head action for kayaks, canoes and rafts. This will be the premier event of the United States Boater Cross Association.  CHECK OUT MORE INFO –> HERE!

The event is also looking for a bit of help on safety for the Saturday and Sunday events.  Contact  info@paddleboise.com and find out how you can help. Likely you can both participate in an event and help with safety.

AW article by Boise’s Sean Bierle


2010
09.09

Check out article in American Whitewater by Boise’s Sean Bierle. This a great read about new paddlers and getting youth off the couch/computer and getting them  outside.

Link HERE

Final Throwdown for 2010 for Idaho is this Saturday


2010
09.07

P8061562 (Medium)We are headed to Cascade Idaho and Kelly’s Whitewater Park for our 8th and final Idaho Hometown Throwdown for 2010. This Saturday, September 11th, meet us at KWP. Rides will start at Noon. As always we will be drawing for lots of fun prizes after the event – so come show-off what you have learned this summer!

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Alzar School Fundraiser


2010
04.19

We would like to invite you to attend a free fundraiser breakfast in Boise, Idaho from 10-11AM on Saturday, May 1st.  This informative breakfast will be at the Microsoft Conference Center, which is in the 4th floor of the Idaho Independent Bank Building (401 W. Front).  A large portion of this event is to educate more people about what our nonprofit is achieving, and there is no minimum donation for attending.

As a 501c3 nonprofit, the Alzar School relies on the financial contributions of our network of supporters to enable us to achieve our mission of developing and educating teen leaders. Because we are in need of a “boost” (one translation of our Spanish name “Alzar”) to get the school to the next level, we are recruiting a “Founding Class” of donors, which you could become a member of.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to contribute to our school, you can do that directly online at: http://www.alzarschool.com/DonateNow.html

You can also help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and encouraging them to subscribe to our newsletter. We thank you for your support!

Boat Swap Saturday April 17 In Boise


2010
04.09

Boat SwapAlpenglow is having its annual used kayak and raft gear swap.  Starting at 8 am, bring your used gear to Alpenglow to register it for sale.  Volunteers from the Idaho River Kids will be on hand to help price equipment.  Items being accepted but not limited to include.  Kayaks, Rafts, I.K’s, Canoes, Drift boats, paddles, pfd’s, frames, coolers, dry boxes, paddle clothing, helmets, dry gear, etc.

Selling begins at 9am and runs through 4 pm.  All un-sold gear must be picked up by 5pm or it will be donated to the Idaho River kids.

It’s dry in Idaho- Think Snow!


2010
01.13

brooke_monstarWhile we do have snow at our house in Horseshoe Bend, we don’t have much. River levels may be a little more ‘normal’ this year unless precip picks up… You can also check out the Snow-Water Equivalent graph for Payette Basin HERE.

by Associated Press

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM

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TWIN FALLS — A report from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service shows that snowpack levels across Idaho are lower than normal, but could still recover if precipitation picks up.

The Times-News reports that the numbers from the Conservation Service show most streams and rivers in south-central Idaho could run at just half or 70 percent of their average flows this spring and summer.

According to the National Weather Service, Idaho was one of only four states in the contiguous U.S. to get below-average rain and snow in December.

6th And Final Boise Throwdown of the Season is Friday!


2009
09.01

Alec Voorhees at a Boise Hometown ThrowdownOur LAST Hometown Throwdown of the 2009 season is FRIDAY, Sept 4th at the Gutter.

5:30 for registration and hit the wave at 6pm. I’ll bring my grill, so bring you favorite grill food for after the event if you would like to stick around! As usual we will draw for prizes after the event.

Want to test out a new ‘10 Star series boat?? You can at the Throwdown! We are teaming up with Alpenglow Mountainsport in order to add Jackson Kayak Demo-Daze to the mix. Alpenglow will provide a slew of boats for you to test out during the evening including the 2010 Star series. Alpenglow also has all 2010 Star models in stock and available for Demos including the new MonStar!

If possible, please register for the event online at http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/ (then click on the link for Boise Throwdown #6). If you have ANY problems creating a login, registering, etc – let me know. I can fix you up pretty fast.

Hope to see you there!

Boise Throwdown #5 is Tonight


2009
08.20

Our 5th of 6 Hometown Throwdowns is tonight at the gutter. 5:30 to register – 6pm get wet!

Check out pics from last weeks Throwdown HERE!

Boise Throwdown #5 Thursday, August 20th


2009
08.17

cj2.jpgOur next Throwdown is Thursday August 20th at the Gutter.

5:30 for registration and hit the wave at 6pm. I’ll bring my grill, so bring you favorite grill food for after the event if you would like to stick around and enjoy the warm evenings that are here! As usual we will draw for prizes after the event.

Want to test out a new ‘10 Star series boat?? You can at the Throwdown! We are teaming up with Alpenglow Mountainsport in order to add Jackson Kayak Demo-Daze to the mix. Alpenglow will provide a slew of boats for you to test out during the evening including the 2010 Star series. Alpenglow also has all 2010 Star models in stock and available for Demos including the new MonStar!

If possible, please register for the event online at http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/ (then click on the link for Boise Throwdown #3). If you have ANY problems creating a login, registering, etc – let me know. I can fix you up pretty fast.