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Hammer Flat reopens to gliders

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A veritable kerfuffle grew out of what seemed a relatively routine purchase of open space as part of the city of Boise's decadelong campaign to preserve the Foothills. First Boise bought the land, then sold it to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which told legacy paraglider and hanglider users their activity might not return to one of the best flying locations in the state. This year, after months of negotiations with IDFG, gliding returned to the hillside above Ben's Crow Inn, leaving sports enthusiasts free to fall once more.

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