Last fall, a committee of 23 hikers, trail runners, trail users with disabilities, mountain bikers, equestrians, parents, and representatives of five land-management agencies and three nonagency partner organizations sat down together. Our assignment: to hash out a plan for guiding the Ridge to Rivers trail system in the Boise Foothills for the next 10 years. Bringing varied backgrounds and interests to the table, we were united by one common thread: a deep love and appreciation for the Foothills and the trail system, which, we believe, makes the city of Boise and the Treasure Valley the best place to live in America.
Rocky Mountain High senior Michael Slagowski became only the ninth high school runner to finish the mile in under four minutes last week, and he did so against high-school only competition. His nation-leading times in the 800, 1,600 and mile this outdoor season could get even faster against top competition.
Accepting a promotion was the death knell for Zella Bardsley’s career at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in 1986. Instead of working with special-needs patients as a disability specialist, Bardsley found herself stuck behind a desk as an administrator. It bored her.