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13th ANNUAL PARKING LOT SNOWBOARD VIDEO PREMIER OCTOBER 6th 7:00PM SHOWING:

FORUM’S “F *CK IT” & ABSINTHE FILMS “NOWHERE”

RAFFLE TICKETS $1.00 DONATIONS GO TO THE BOGUS PARK

1021 BROADWAY AVE BOISE ID (208) 385-9300

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THE FRONT CLIMBING CLUB

3235 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-336-7625, frontboise.com

Rock jocks far and wide can celebrate the addition of a spankin’ new bouldering gym in Garden City, but what we particularly like—besides the constantly rotating routes—is the gym’s commitment to youth programs. Nothing like bringing in the next generation of climbers, one handhold at a time.

BEST TRACK TO NOWHERE

LES BOIS RACETRACK

Aaaannnndd coming around the corner is … absolutely nothing! It has been more than a year, and the owners of the horse racing track formerly known as Les Bois, Ada County and horse owners still can’t come to an agreement on how to bring live racing back to Boise. Until such a time as the ponies are running again, may we suggest urban gladiatorial fights? Or perhaps some jousting?

BEST REASON TO BE PATIENT

BEST CROSS-DRESSING

ANIMAL DRESS-UP AT THE WESTERN IDAHO FAIR idahofair.com

Picture rabbits in gingham dresses, chickens in tiny Boise State football uniforms, miniature goats dressed like cowboys, dogs in business suits and annoyed cats wearing tiaras and tulle. Prizes are on the line. It’s pretty much the best thing you’ll see all summer.

BEST PIPE DREAM

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FREESTYLE AT BOGUS BASIN MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” When it comes to the much-anticipated whitewater park in the heart of Boise, the answer is “almost.” Work has started on the first phase, and while fundraising is ongoing, we’re hopeful that by this time next year, we’ll be too busy splashing in the standing wave to have time to write this.

The demise of Tamarack Resort left a giant void in the world of freestyle skiing and boarding—a void that, logically, Bogus Basin could step in and fill. Alas, despite the presence of a terrain park at the popular ski hill, true freestyle is still a pipe dream. Here’s hoping mountain management pulls a 180.

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Best of Boise 2010: Staff Picks