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Re: [snowkiteidaho] Paragliding Boise is in trouble!!!

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  • Jon Bolt
    Eddy... Might be powerful to direct council members attention to the page on the Boise City website that advertises the foothills levy. Ton of language on
    Message 1 of 20 , Mar 14, 2011
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      Eddy...

      Might be powerful to direct council members' attention to the page on the Boise City website that advertises the foothills levy.  Ton of language on there describing it's purpose to acquire & protect "public open spaces".

      Why is that money being spent to purchase land that is not "public open space"???

      WTFO??

      Jon


      On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:
       

      Actually that is one of IF&Gs hold outs, as I've been told. If there is no hunting permitted they are loosing interest in running the area. 

      But yes they are calling it a "winter range" for deer, elk, birds, and snakes!!!  I will attach the letter later today. 

      Eddy Petranek 


      On Mar 14, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Brian Kerr <bkerrmd@...> wrote:

       

      Hi Eddy,

      Please use my name and email, on your petition.   Just to clarify.  I don't think that the fish and game are interested in the ground for its hunting potential as there are probably very few deer that stay in the area during the hunting season but rather  the land is important winter range for deer and possibly elk.

      Brian Kerr
      Susie Kerr

      On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 10:35 PM, geardaddyllc <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:
       

      Hi all, Eddy here and I need to beg help of all friends of outdoor recreational activities.

      Recently, Boise city purchased the land of Hammer Flats Area in SE Boise. This area is one of my favorite Paragliding sites in the Boise area. This purchase includes all the land East of Ben's Crow Inn(restaurant) East to Lucky Peak. In the Purchase of this property Boise used the Foothill's Recreational Levy Funds to buy the land. Now they are secretly trying to hand the land off to Idaho Fish and Game. Idaho F&G says they will turn it into a wildlife sanctuary (AKA a Breeding ground of Hunter's Game).

      Tuesday 3/15/2011 at 6pm the city is holding a low key public hearing to ban everyone from the area for 1 year so it can be studied by a "Biologist". The city has not told anyone of this ban and this information has leaked out. The majority of the Paragliding and Hang gliding community working with the city are out of the State this week, which is convenient for the state. We are not asking for much, we just want the Right to hike and fly this hill at minimum, we also think that existing trails should be left open for public recreation.

      I learned to Paraglide there 10 years ago and it is a great little spot that does not affect the area and hardly anyone knows that we are there. If the local population of Boise Paraglider pilots lose this spot, another fun sport in the Valley "DIES". Because we are such a small group, very few know or understand our usage of the area. Hence we are invisible, but the fact is the hill has been used for 30+ years for flying. We need to get more people involved and get a fire lit under the city's Kiester. This ban is against everyone (Hikers, Bikers, recreationalist, but if your a hunter then you sorta win and will have a close population to shoot and kill) and the city used every recreation-ist tax monies to buy this land. Our sport does not hurt anyone or anything just like kiteboarding, but here we go again.

      Please let me know if we can use your name and email contact in our petition to fight this ban. This is just like the deal we had to put up with at Lake Lowell and that battle is not over. We need help and anyone that can show up at the meeting on Tuesday and raise your voices and concerns please do so. I'll be there and I hope not alone.

      Please forward this email to any other groups or friends that can help.

      Thanks,
      Eddy Petranek
      epetranek@...
      208-863-6966



    • Jason Brickner
      Hello Eddy, Use my name.. -JBrick _____ From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of geardaddyllc Sent: Sunday,
      Message 2 of 20 , Mar 14, 2011
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        Hello Eddy,
         
        Use my name..
         
        -JBrick


        From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of geardaddyllc
        Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:35 PM
        To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Paragliding Boise is in trouble!!!

         

        Hi all, Eddy here and I need to beg help of all friends of outdoor recreational activities.

        Recently, Boise city purchased the land of Hammer Flats Area in SE Boise. This area is one of my favorite Paragliding sites in the Boise area. This purchase includes all the land East of Ben's Crow Inn(restaurant) East to Lucky Peak. In the Purchase of this property Boise used the Foothill's Recreational Levy Funds to buy the land. Now they are secretly trying to hand the land off to Idaho Fish and Game. Idaho F&G says they will turn it into a wildlife sanctuary (AKA a Breeding ground of Hunter's Game).

        Tuesday 3/15/2011 at 6pm the city is holding a low key public hearing to ban everyone from the area for 1 year so it can be studied by a "Biologist". The city has not told anyone of this ban and this information has leaked out. The majority of the Paragliding and Hang gliding community working with the city are out of the State this week, which is convenient for the state. We are not asking for much, we just want the Right to hike and fly this hill at minimum, we also think that existing trails should be left open for public recreation.

        I learned to Paraglide there 10 years ago and it is a great little spot that does not affect the area and hardly anyone knows that we are there. If the local population of Boise Paraglider pilots lose this spot, another fun sport in the Valley "DIES". Because we are such a small group, very few know or understand our usage of the area. Hence we are invisible, but the fact is the hill has been used for 30+ years for flying. We need to get more people involved and get a fire lit under the city's Kiester. This ban is against everyone (Hikers, Bikers, recreationalist, but if your a hunter then you sorta win and will have a close population to shoot and kill) and the city used every recreation-ist tax monies to buy this land. Our sport does not hurt anyone or anything just like kiteboarding, but here we go again.

        Please let me know if we can use your name and email contact in our petition to fight this ban. This is just like the deal we had to put up with at Lake Lowell and that battle is not over. We need help and anyone that can show up at the meeting on Tuesday and raise your voices and concerns please do so. I'll be there and I hope not alone.

        Please forward this email to any other groups or friends that can help.

        Thanks,
        Eddy Petranek
        epetranek@...
        208-863-6966

      • Jason
        EdD, Feel free to slap my anti-authoritarian credentials to the petition. Damn the man and his master plan. Jason Mac
        Message 3 of 20 , Mar 15, 2011
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          EdD,

          Feel free to slap my anti-authoritarian credentials to the petition.
          Damn the man and his 'master' plan.

          Jason Mac


          --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, Jason Brickner <jasonbrickner@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hello Eddy,
          >
          > Use my name..
          >
          > -JBrick
          >
          > _____
          >
          > From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com]
          > On Behalf Of geardaddyllc
          > Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:35 PM
          > To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Paragliding Boise is in trouble!!!
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > Hi all, Eddy here and I need to beg help of all friends of outdoor
          > recreational activities.
          >
          > Recently, Boise city purchased the land of Hammer Flats Area in SE Boise.
          > This area is one of my favorite Paragliding sites in the Boise area. This
          > purchase includes all the land East of Ben's Crow Inn(restaurant) East to
          > Lucky Peak. In the Purchase of this property Boise used the Foothill's
          > Recreational Levy Funds to buy the land. Now they are secretly trying to
          > hand the land off to Idaho Fish and Game. Idaho F&G says they will turn it
          > into a wildlife sanctuary (AKA a Breeding ground of Hunter's Game).
          >
          > Tuesday 3/15/2011 at 6pm the city is holding a low key public hearing to ban
          > everyone from the area for 1 year so it can be studied by a "Biologist". The
          > city has not told anyone of this ban and this information has leaked out.
          > The majority of the Paragliding and Hang gliding community working with the
          > city are out of the State this week, which is convenient for the state. We
          > are not asking for much, we just want the Right to hike and fly this hill at
          > minimum, we also think that existing trails should be left open for public
          > recreation.
          >
          > I learned to Paraglide there 10 years ago and it is a great little spot that
          > does not affect the area and hardly anyone knows that we are there. If the
          > local population of Boise Paraglider pilots lose this spot, another fun
          > sport in the Valley "DIES". Because we are such a small group, very few know
          > or understand our usage of the area. Hence we are invisible, but the fact is
          > the hill has been used for 30+ years for flying. We need to get more people
          > involved and get a fire lit under the city's Kiester. This ban is against
          > everyone (Hikers, Bikers, recreationalist, but if your a hunter then you
          > sorta win and will have a close population to shoot and kill) and the city
          > used every recreation-ist tax monies to buy this land. Our sport does not
          > hurt anyone or anything just like kiteboarding, but here we go again.
          >
          > Please let me know if we can use your name and email contact in our petition
          > to fight this ban. This is just like the deal we had to put up with at Lake
          > Lowell and that battle is not over. We need help and anyone that can show up
          > at the meeting on Tuesday and raise your voices and concerns please do so.
          > I'll be there and I hope not alone.
          >
          > Please forward this email to any other groups or friends that can help.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Eddy Petranek
          > epetranek@... <mailto:epetranek%40gmail.com>
          > 208-863-6966
          >
        • Tonyswilliams
          Does anyone know how the snow is out on the camas I m thinking of going out tomorrow?
          Message 4 of 20 , Mar 17, 2011
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            Does anyone know how the snow is out on the camas  I'm thinking of going out tomorrow?
          • Darrel Thomas
            The Camas Cr Divide sensor says 38 . It was about 36 during the kite soldier event. It was up to 41 last week. I might be up for it tomorrow afternoon.
            Message 5 of 20 , Mar 17, 2011
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              The Camas Cr Divide sensor says 38". It was about 36" during the kite soldier event. It was up to 41" last week. 

              I might be up for it tomorrow afternoon. Sunday might have some potential too. 

              Darrel Thomas
              Sent from my iPhone

              On Mar 17, 2011, at 3:12 PM, Tonyswilliams <tonyswilliams@...> wrote:

               


              Does anyone know how the snow is out on the camas  I'm thinking of going out tomorrow?

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