Apr. 18, 2016

Built in Boise: Outdoors & Innovations

by Built in Boise

The passionate writers, photographers, designers, builders and business-owners over at Built in Boise have been cranking out more inspiring stories of Boise companies and the people behind them. From outdoors to innovations, here is a roundup of profiles from February, March and April... 

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Aug. 10, 2016

Experiencing Idaho’s Great Outdoors Through A New Lens

You can now explore Southern Idaho and the many adventures it has to offer through a virtual lens.

Idaho Tourism launched videos that allow people to feel like they are right there. A new virtual reality video series has been in the works for about six months and Idaho Tourism just unveiled the videos last week.

Idaho is on the forefront of utilizing virtual reality to give people an opportunity they may have never had before- and see for themselves how great the Gem State is.

The first installment of videos includes: Rafting the Payette, a Snake River Canyon Experience- paddle boarding to Shoshone Falls, zip-lining in the Snake River Canyon, and BASE jumping; Boise Summer Experience - floating the Boise River, Zoo Boise, Capital City Public Market, biking the Greenbelt, and boating at Lucky Peak; North Fork 

360-degree virtual tours of Idaho are an immersive experience that excites users.

The Gem State is home to expansive mountains, pristine lakes, whitewater rivers and endless miles of trails. Idaho Tourism, an office within Idaho Department of Commerce, wanted to showcase all of that by using virtually reality - or VR- putting people in the center of the action.

"When they were showing the rafting you can almost feel the water as it hits you," one Boisean said after watching the Payette Rafting video.

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Jul. 30, 2015

Idaho Outdoors Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner

Photo by Charles Knowles

Charles Knowles won the grand prize in Idaho Statesman's Idaho Outdoors photo contest with this shot.  

“I’m very proud of it,” he said. “I’ve taken a lot of pictures of Boise over the years, and it is by far the most unique picture of Boise that I have ever taken.” The window of opportunity for his photo was small. “There was nothing but fog,” he said. “I couldn’t see anything, and I was just hoping the fog would lift, and then it started to clear, and it was very quick. That scene only lasted about 15 seconds. I took about 20 photos in that time frame, and this is the one that worked. ... This was the one.” 
 

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Apr. 6, 2016

Albertson Family Foundation awards $3.5M to whitewater park

by J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation announced today a $3.5 million grant to finish the second phase of the Boise River Park, a gift that will further revitalize the whitewater recreation park area in downtown Boise’s West End.

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Nov. 11, 2015

Finding a Mountain Biker’s Haven at Boise Foothills

The outdoors is a huge part in the life of every resident of Idaho. The Boise Foothills offers among the most breathtaking views there is in the whole state of Idaho and gives you a good glimpse of the city’s nature and wildlife. Boise can also be considered as a haven to many mountain biking enthusiasts considering that it has among the best biking trails in Treasure Valley.

Anyone who wants to have the perfect mix of the living the life in the city while being to spend as much time in the great outdoors will find great value in Boise, Idaho. If mountain biking is something you live and breathe in, Boise is the most ideal city for you.

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