Monday, July 14, 2014

Sawtooth Society's Sagebrush Soiree


The Sagebrush Soiree is the primary fundraiser for the Sawtooth Society and a tremendously fun evening. The 200+ guests will enjoy a scrumptious dinner, incredible views, enjoyment for all your senses and the chance to bid on both silent and live auction items that run the gamut from unique outdoor experiences, fine wines, dinners, art and travel.



Formed in 1997, the nonprofit and nonpartisan Sawtooth Society is the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting, preserving and enhancing the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (SNRA)
Comprises 756,000 acres of public and private land in Central Idaho and is used by outdoor enthusiasts and visitors annually who enjoy:
  • FISHING in three major rivers and hundreds of lakes and creeks.
  • HIKING on the hundreds of miles of trails viewing over 50 snow capped peaks above 10,000’ and countless lush meadows.
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING on designated trails and gravel roads
  • SKATESKIING / SNOWSHOEING on scenic trails
  • SNOWMOBILING on groomed trails.
  • VIEWING AND PHOTOGRAPHING the vast array of wildlife.
  • RIVER RAFTING on world-class rivers.
  • CAMPING in the many improved and designated camping areas.
  • ENJOYING the many historic reminders of our pioneer heritage.


Saddle up, mosey on over to the Central Region, and get your tickets for the event to support the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and maybe extend your stay and enjoy the many things that the recreational area has to offer.

Check out these great lodging options in the Central Region of the State:


Friday, July 11, 2014

The 99th annual Snake River Stampede

The 99th annual Snake River Stampede will take place July 15-19, 2014 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.



The Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho is one of the top 10 regular professional rodeos out of the approximately 800 rodeos in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. This is a long way from its humble beginnings from a small, local bucking horse competition in the early 1900′s to a major professional sports event.

Originally called the Rodeo and Buck Show in 1937, it was named the Snake River Stampede and became a professional rodeo.
Boasting a $400,000 payoff, the Snake River Stampede is one of the top 10 regular season professional rodeos in the nation.

The rodeo features bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies’ barrel racing, plus mutton busting for the kids and the famous Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team.

Attendance is approximately 60,000 for the five-day, six-performance event.


2014 Snake River Stampede Schedule of Events

Friday, July 11, 2014
- 6 pm: Rope & Run Competition at Ford Idaho Center Horse Park
- 6 pm: Idaho Truck Show and Shine kick-off party
Saturday, July 12, 2014
- 10 am: Rope & Run Competition at Ford Idaho Center Horse Park
- 11 am: Snake River Stampede Parade in Downtown Nampa
- 10 am to 5 pm: Snake River Stampede Community Festival at the Ford Idaho Center
- 1:30 pm: Idaho State Drill Team Competition at the Ford Idaho Center arena
Sunday, July 13, 2014
- 10 am: Rope & Run Competition at Ford Idaho Center Horse Park
Monday, July 14, 2014
- 7 to 10 am: Buckaroo Breakfast at the Ford Idaho Center
- 8 am: Slack Competition at the Ford Idaho Center (barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, and tie-down roping)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
- 7 to 10 am: Buckaroo Breakfast at the Ford Idaho Center
- 8 am: Slack Competition at the Ford Idaho Center (team roping, steer wrestling, and tie-down roping)
- 7:30 pm (pre-rodeo at 6:30 pm): Rodeo opening night, calf scramble
- Cowboy Corral after the rodeo
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
- 11 am to 1 pm: Pink on the Dirt Luncheon to support Stampede for the Cure and Miss Rodeo Idaho
- 7:30 pm (pre-rodeo at 6:30 pm): Stampede for the Cure Night at the rodeo – wear pink to show support for cowboys riding to raise funds for breast cancer prevention. Sponsored by St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus, Channel 7, Idaho Press Tribune, Wrangler, and Nash.
- Cowboy Corral after the rodeo
Thursday, July 17, 2014
- 7:30 pm (pre-rodeo at 6:30 pm): Patriot Night at the rodeo – we salute the men and women of our armed forces. Sponsored by Snake River Stampede Whisky.
- Cowboy Corral after the rodeo
Friday, July 18, 2014
- 7:30 pm (pre-rodeo at 6:30 pm): Hometown Hero Night at the rodeo – show your support for our civil service groups (police officers and firemen). Sponsored by Home Federal Bank. We’ll also be raising awareness about reducing domestic violence and promoting safe, healthy relationships through education, advocacy and funding community programs.
- Cowboy Corral after the rodeo, concert by Riverbilly
Saturday, July 19, 2014
- Noon (pre-rodeo at 11:15 am): Rodeo Matinee – Family Day. Alcohol-free. Free admission for children 12 and under.
- 2:30 pm to 7 pm: Idaho Lottery customer appreciation party at Entrance 1 with performance by Tim Rushlow of Little Texas. Free to the public.
- 7:30 pm (pre-rodeo at 6:30 pm): Rodeo Finals Night – Rodeo stars vie for championship and $400,000 in prize money. Sponsored by Les Schwab. Idaho Lottery national draw will take place at 8:59 pm in the arena.
- Cowboy Corral after the rodeo




Lodging Options for all you buckaroos, buckerettes and "stampeders":

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