Sports & Recreation

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Marijuana dispensaries could soon be coming to Ontario, Oregon – right in the Treasure Valley’s backyard. Now, a pot shop might be coming in the orbit of the Magic Valley.


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Boise’s trail system might expand, and the Bureau of Land Management is looking for public input on the proposal.

The Boise Foothills Ridge to Rivers system might expand by almost 15 miles in different spots along existing trails. The BLM is looking for public input on the proposal, as some of trails would be on federal land.

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The Idaho Land Board unanimously approved a spending bump for public schools Tuesday, Aug. 21. Education funding will increase by $1 million in the next school year.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Summer in Idaho means escaping town for the state’s abundant backcountry offerings. One popular destination is Stanley. Campsites near the small town in the Sawtooths are getting upgrades.

CREDIT BOISE TWILIGHT CRITERIUM

The Twilight Criterium returns to Boise for its 32nd year. The high-speed street race promises lots of tight pelaton action and events for the whole family. Lynn Hightower of the Downtown Boise Association joins Idaho Matters to talk about the day's events.

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The 4th of July falling in the middle of the week allows for a range of travel options. Experts predict a record number of people will be on the move for Independence Day.

Will Reid / Boise State Public Radio

Most times of year, Barber Park is quiet, except for the chirping of birds and the slow, smooth swoosh of running water. But over the weekend, new sounds entered the mix: handpumps in the parking lot, rubber rafts scrapping on sand and the startled yelps of floaters dipping their toes in the frigid water. Float season is back.

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Author Scott Marchant joins Idaho Matters to talk about "The Hiker's Guide: Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise."

Henry Coffey / Boise Weekly

Boise’s latest major-league sports team made its debut last weekend at Ann Morrison Park against division rivals, the Salt Lake City Hive.   

 

 

National Park Service

This story takes you deep into one of the most magestic of wild areas – Glacier National Park. Glacier straddles the Canadian border in Montana and features one of the most dramatic stretches of the Rocky Mountains, where glaciers have etched the mountain range into sharp peaks and wide valleys. Reporter Michael May takes us into the park, with just what he could fit in his backpack ... and a microphone.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

This is the second year in a row the X Games qualifier is in Boise, two years after Rhodes Park reopened. More than 50 athletes are competing in skateboard, BMX and motorcycle racing events.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

The City of Trees has that nickname for a reason. Boise is home to the 29th most parks per capita of any city in the United States, according to the Trust For Public Land. The trust says that out of more than 4,100 acres of parks in the capital city, Julia Davis Park is the most visited in Boise.

Bikes are off limits in the nation's 100 million acres of wilderness. But a few members of Congress want that to change.

Idaho Parks and Recreation

If you were hoping to snag a last-minute camping spot for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have to look beyond Idaho’s many state parks.

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The unofficial start of summer is practically here. Thousands will hit the road Memorial Day weekend. Ahead of the holiday, AAA Idaho is suggesting travelers start packing two days before leaving.

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