High school football live Friday night blog

Final score

9:45 p.m. — Mountain View 6, Centennial 0: Mountain View finally beat Centennial in its ninth try since opening its doors in 2003. The eight-game losing streak included five regular-season game and two in the postseason.

Kicker Zach Richardson scored the game's only points.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets go on sale next week

Headbanging holiday tradition Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make its annual Treasure Valley appearance Nov. 10 at the Idaho Center.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at ICTickets for $39.75 and $49.75.

TSO, which delivers a symphonic rock event of lasers, metal guitars and Christmas spirit, drew nearly 10,000 fans to Nampa last year.

An Internet pre-sale through area radio stations beings at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Visit www.magic931.com, www.96-9theeagle.com or www.670kboi.com.

Predicting the Boise State-Bowling Green game

One note to add to Thursday's blog about schedules — and this was pointed out by at least one commenter. The Broncos have an opening in their 2011 schedule that athletic director Gene Bleymaier could use to schedule a heavyweight game on the road against a BCS team.

Payette Forest bighorn sheep decision expected out soon

The Payette National Forest is finishing up a draft environmental impact statement on how to protect bighorn sheep and it should hit the streets soon.

You might remember in 2007 District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered ranchers to move their sheep off of five allotments on the Payette National Forest in Hells Canyon to protect the wild sheep that are among the most valuable wild animals in the state for hunters and for wildlife viewing. The Forest Service was ordered to complete an environmental impact statement on sheep grazing in bighorn habitat.

Salmon still swimming at nature center

There are still kokanee salmon swimming around the MK Nature Center and this may be the last weekend to see them.

I was at the Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Days Alaskan Salmon Barbecue last night and saw some of them and they still looked like they were spawning. It's a cool display.

By the way, the grilled salmon, sauted new potatoes and green salad hit the spot, too.

Keep the barbecue in mind for next year. It's a fund-raiser for Salmon and Steelhead Days, a week-long program that teaches school kids about the importance of salmon and the ecosystem.

The campaign starts ... right about now

Ada County hasn't launched its aggressive drive to encourage absentee voting,
but chief deputy clerk Christopher Rich has already heard some second-hand
grumblings.

He says he hasn't heard from candidates directly, but some supporters are
worried about how an early vote will affect campaign plans. Once the county
mails out cards to more than 180,000 registered voters, inviting them to
request absentee ballots, will thousands of voters weigh in before
candidates even have a chance to ramp up their campaigns?

Idaho Newsreader - 09.12.08

Transitioning in Sandpoint • Ranchers closer to getting money for livestock killed by wolves • Monitoring wine temperatures makes good sense • Washington, Oregon and Idaho duke it out for onion king title • Get ready for leaf peeping • Study hopes to help with state’s water shortage

Fresno State amps up non-conference schedule with BCS conference teams; Should Boise State do the same?

Fresno State unveiled its future nonconference football schedules — and Boise State fans should be very envious.

Here's the story from the Fresno Bee.

Fresno State has home games against Mississippi, Cincinnati, Colorado, Nebraska and Rutgers lined up in the next decade. Plus, a 2010 home game against a still undisclosed BCS-conference team.

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Odds and ends: Angels & Airwaves, Rhythm & Blues

Angels & Airwaves, the alt-rock band fronted by former Blink-182 singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge, has been booked Oct. 8 at the Knitting Factory Concert House in Boise. Tickets are $24 at TicketWeb.

—Yo, blues fan: The Tommy Castro Band, Kenny Neal, Magic Dick and Deanna Bogart will perform Sept. 30 at the Egyptian Theatre as "The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue." Local teenage blues-rock singer Denae opens. Tickets are $25, $30 and $50 at Select-a-Seat.

—"'Death Magnetic' isn't quite awesome by Metallica standards. But it's a pretty awesome try for a bunch of rich, spoiled babies in their 40s." Here are the rest of my feelings. For those of you who can't read the piece because you don't have an account at Washingtonpost.com, I'll post the full review text on this blog Monday.

—Uh-oh. 3 a.m.? Sixth and Main? Can you say "Jagermeister?"

Meridian at Eagle voted football Game of the Week; submit questions for Nick Symmonds

GAME OF THE WEEK

Not surprisingly, fans voted this week's matchup featuring Meridian (1-0) at Eagle (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday as the Statesman's Game of the Week.

The game is the only Friday matchup featuring two 5A teams without a loss. Borah (1-0) and Capital (1-0) play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bronco Stadium.

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