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2021, Anniversary, Boise River, Boise Whitewater Park, community, History, Idaho, paddlesports -

In 1987 Jo, Stan and their firefighting buddy Jim Ciardelli incorporated Idaho River Sports. They began by running the business out of Jo's garage in Boise's North End neighborhood. Jo and Stan pretty quickly moved the shop to historic Hyde Park and were a mainstay of business in Hyde Park for over 20 years before purchasing the then Pleasanton Ave. location. Now the aptly named Whitewater Park Boulevard.  Even before Idaho River Sports was founded thirty-five years ago in Boise's North End, Jo and Stan were avid outdoors enthusiasts. Jo and her family began camping, rock hunting and rafting when she was young. From the...

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Idaho River Sports is kicking off their 30th anniversary celebration in May with fun events and a first look at the improvements to the shop, Quinn's Pond, new Greenbelt spur, and a peek at the new Esther Simplot Park. IRS has also added a new rental shop building, a patio and more. They will be looking back at their history over the next year and the people that have helped them along the way while keeping an eye on the future of paddlesports and surfing in Idaho.  Even before Idaho River Sports was founded in 1987 in Boise's North End, Jo Cassin and Stan Kolby were avid outdoors enthusiasts. Jo and...

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