SIGN UP FOR SPRING LEAGUE
The Ridgecrest Men's Golf League is a two-man, best ball match play league. League will be played on Wednesday nights starting on April 6, with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun. After the first week we will go to a 6 p.m. shotgun start throughout the rest of the season. The league will last for 13 weeks. The first nine weeks are a head to head match play and the final four weeks will be a single elimination tournament. We will be accepting the first 30 paid teams into the league. The cost for the league is $287 per person. This fee includes the RMGA association fee, handicap fee, League fee and 13 weeks of twilight green fees. The tournament will take the top eight teams from each flight. If your team does not make the tournament, the last four weeks of green fees will be refunded. The team must consist of two men with a handicap difference of seven or less. If the seven or less difference is not met, an adjustment to the higher handicapped player will occur. We are currently accepting signups now.
For more information, call 468-5888.
Boise Parks & Recreation
VOLUNTEERS EARN HONORS
Glenn Compton, Tammy Ferguson and Bill White have been named 2004 Volunteers of the Year by the Boise Parks & Recreation Department. They were honored in March at a meeting of the City of Boise's board of Parks & Recreation commissioners.
Achievements of this year's Volunteer of the Year winners are: Glenn Compton-Compton is the Recreation Volunteer of the Year. He got involved with the department's AdVenture program in fall 2003 after moving to the Treasure Valley from Coeur d'Alene. AdVenture provides recreational and social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Tammy Ferguson-a volunteer at Zoo Boise, Ferguson is an electrical engineer employed by TenXsxs Inc., an engineering firm that provides telemetry systems for remote monitoring. She has been volunteering at the zoo since April 2002 and has contributed 631 hours to Zoo Boise. Bill White-the Resources Volunteer of the Year, White has been involved with the Community Forestry Unit's Tree Steward program for three years and has put in many hours pruning trees in the parks and along street rights-of-way.
For information about volunteer programs at Boise Parks & Recreation, contact Jerry Pugh at 384-4240 or at www.cityofboise.org/parks.
AGENDA PACKETS NOW
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation April 2005 board meeting agenda packet is now available at the IDPR Web site: www.parksandrecreation.Idaho.gov. You may access the agenda packet by clicking on "park board" button located on the lower left side of the home page. You may download the entire agenda packet or click on the specific information from the index.
For more information, call Jan Johns at 334-4187.
HEATH TAKES THIRD AT RED BULL EVENT
Pyrotechnics and man made obstacles mixed with Mother Nature herself turned the industrial urban enclave at Milwaukee's old Pabst Brewery into a Hollywood-like stage set of flying snowmobiles Friday night. Despite rainy skies, the fourth annual Red Bull Fuel + Fury freestyle snowmobile event entertained a capacity crowd, christening a new superstar of the young sport. Chris "Big Air" Burandt, 26, of Kremmling, Colorado scored 93 points on his second of two runs by connecting on a large variety of tricks such as a Rock Solid, Indian Air, Superman seat grab and riding the 8-foot-high, 40-foot-long rainbow rail. Burandt outscored defending champion Justin Hoyer, 23, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin (90.3 pts.) and Heath Frisby, 20, of Caldwell, Idaho (86.7 pts.), earning him the $4,000 first-place prize. Three other top professional U.S. riders and two international riders from Canada and Sweden completed the elite eight-rider field. While Burandt wowed the crowd with his big air tricks, it was the backflips of Frisby, Hoyer and Jimmy "Blaze" Fejes that drew the biggest applause. Frisby connected on four total backflips and Hoyer added one to his trick repertoire this year. Televised for national broadcast, Red Bull Fuel + Fury will air on NBC's Jeep World of Adventure Sports on Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m. EDT and will be featured on the Slednecks 8 film release later this year. RESULTS (best score of two runs): 1. Chris Burandt, Kremmling, CO, 93 pts. 2. Justin Hoyer, Ellsworth, WI, 90.3 pts. 3. Heath Frisby, Caldwell, ID, 86.7 pts. 4. Lee Stuart, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 75.7 pts. 5. Daniel Bodin, Malung, Sweden, 68.7 pts. 6. Kourtney Hungerford, West Yellowstone, MT, 66.3 pts. 7. Jimmy Flood, Wolfeboro, NH, 56.6 pts. 8. Jimmy "Blaze" Fejes, Anchorage, AK, 50 pts.
track and field
The 2005 Outback Track & Field Invitational takes place April 29 and 30 at Boise State University's Ed Jacoby Track & Field Facility. The event is open to high school and middle school athletes from around the state who have met event standards set by the organizing committee. Qualifying marks are available at the event Web site at www.runnercard.com or by e-mailing Tim Severa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is also available on the Web site.
Friday, April 29, 5:30 p.m., through Saturday, April 30. For more information, call Tim Severa at 344-5501 or e-mail him at the above address. Early entry deadline is Monday, April 25.
Idaho Fish and Game
RAINBOW TROUT STOCKING REPORT
Personnel from Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery will be releasing more than 19,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during April.
Boise River (Boise) 4,000
Boise River (Eagle to Middleton) 2,000
Caldwell Pond #1 400
Caldwell Pond #2 400
Eagle Island Pond 1,000
Ed's Pond 250
Greenbelt Pond (Payette) 500
Lowman Ponds 500
Marsing Pond 500
McDevitt Pond (Meridian) 500
Merrill Pond (Eagle) 500
Mill Pond (Horseshoe Bend) 500
Park Center Pond (Boise) 1,000
Quinn's Pond (Boise) 500
Riverside Pond (Boise) 500
Rotary Pond (Caldwell) 500
Sawyer's Ponds (Emmett) 1,000
Settler's Pond 500
Veteran's Pond (Boise) 1,000
Visitor Center Pond (Idaho City) 500
Wilson Spring (Nampa) 600
WILSON SPRING PONDS (Nampa) 2,000
The number of trout actually released may be altered by weather, water conditions, equipment problems or schedule changes. If delays occur, trout will be stocked when conditions become favorable.
I see that wild turkey regulations allow me to take three birds this year. Can I take them all this spring?
You can only take two in the spring and one in the fall, or vice versa. If you fill your general tag, you can use an extra tag after May 1 for a total of two spring turkeys. If you don't get your second turkey this spring, you can use the extra tag in the fall. You can harvest a third turkey, but if you take two this spring, you'll have to wait for the fall season to take turkey number three.