BOISE, Idaho (November 30, 2023) – Bogus Basin announced plans to reopen for the December 2-3rd weekend, with operations expanding to include the Deer Point Express chairlift for access to the popular Showcase run. Area officials credit snowmaking for the early season offerings.
“Snowmaking has played a crucial role in providing early season operations as we await more natural snowfall. The weekend forecast looks very promising, and we are ready to open additional terrain as conditions allow.”
Jamie Zolber, Director, Skier Services
Bogus Basin Mountain Ops Crews have blown approximately 10 million gallons of machine-made snow onto the slopes since October 29th. The area launched its 2023-24 Winter Season on Saturday, November 18th, offering free access to The Explorer Terrain Park in the 2nd Annual Lowtide Bogus Event.
Storm activity is forecasted to bring as much as 28” of snow to Bogus Basin over the weekend. Winter recreation enthusiasts are encouraged to visit bogusbasin.org and the area’s social media channels for updates.
BOGUS BASIN’S WEEKEND OPERATING PLAN, DECEMBER 2-3, 2023
Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3
About Bogus Basin
Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin winter operations offer 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; eleven lifts – including four high-speed quads – and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho, and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is one of the largest non-profit recreation areas in the country. It is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Bogus Basin summer activities include a challenge course, mountain coaster, summer tubing, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, gem panning station, The Basin Gravity Park, cross-country mountain biking and hiking, free community events and educational programs, chairlift service to access hiking and biking trails, and guided nature hikes.
BOISE, November 30, 2023 - The Board of Directors of CSHQA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Bigham as the new Chief Operations Officer. Jonathan will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the firm and ensuring that CSHQA’s business strategies are implemented successfully. HehhHLKJLKDJSFLJLKJLKJLJL will focus on directing all internal affairs and communication policies to employees, while spearheading new initiatives and helping to build out core teams. He will work with CSHQA’s CEO, Ryan D. Martin, to expand the firm’s business development footprint nationwide and help guide the firm toward being more efficient and profitable while encouraging a supportive and engaging workplace culture. Jonathan will also work with the VP of Business Development, Shiloh Shaver, in forging strategic partnerships and relationships with clients, vendors, banks, and other key professional business partners.
Jonathan has extensive professional experience cultivating practices, policies, and procedures; for over 25 years, he has shown strong leadership skills and an ability to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the businesses for which he’s worked. Most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, he oversaw the day-to-day operations and worked with the executive team to develop new growth opportunities for Pembrooke & Ives, a leading interior design firm based in New York City. Prior to his time at Pembrooke, Jonathan served as COO/CFO of Coffee Digital, a multi-discipline creative agency based in lower Manhattan, now owned by Lagardere North America. He has held a number of different positions throughout his career dealing in operations and strategic finance in the publishing industry and has led growth initiatives for firms such as Rodale and American Media. During his career, Jonathan has helped facilitate M&A transactions amounting to over $700 million in value.
Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lynchburg, and his Masters of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has maintained an active presence in the CFO Leadership Council NYC as a Co-Chair and Advisory Board Member since 2014.
Jonathan’s proven success as a leader along with his knowledge of markets, competitors, and industries relevant to CSHQA is key to the firm’s continued growth and success. “The meticulous selection process by the CSHQA search team, where unanimous consensus was reached in selecting Jonathan, underscores his suitability for the role,” John Maulin, Architect Principal and Interim COO said. “I am confident his leadership will build upon our existing momentum and lead the company to greater success.”
“His remarkable track record of transforming organizations through streamlined financial management and strategic planning aligns perfectly with our goals,” Ryan D. Martin, CSHQA CEO said. “Jonathan's appointment is a crucial step in completing our Executive Team and advancing our Growth Transformation agenda. I am genuinely excited to have him as a partner in steering the firm's direction forward, and I look forward to benefiting from his unique perspective across all facets of our operations.”
David Koga of The Land Group Elevated to Prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated David Koga of The Land Group as one of 48 ASLA Fellows during a special investiture ceremony at the 2023 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Minneapolis. ASLA Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge and service.
“Landscape architects help build a better world for all of us, and ASLA Fellows represent the most respected and accomplished professionals in the entire field,” said ASLA President Emily O'Mahoney, FASLA. “This year's class of ASLA Fellows has made outstanding contributions to people's health, safety, and welfare; environmental sustainability and climate resilience; and stronger communities. Congratulations to the 2023 class of ASLA Fellows!”
“Naming a new class of ASLA Fellows is a joyful reminder of everything that landscape architects do to make our communities more equitable, more beautiful, and more resilient,” said ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen (@toreycarter). “We extend our warmest thanks to the new class of ASLA Fellows for all of their accomplishments and contributions to human flourishing.”
For forty years, David Koga’s enviable professional practice, remarkable for its breadth and high quality, has transformed places through a deep understanding of the region’s broad natural and cultural contexts. Throughout his career, David has been an advocate for and innovator in landscape architecture including successful efforts to authorize landscape architects to design and stamp grading plans and his leadership as the principal and lead consultant on complex multidisciplinary teams. His legacy will continue to define the Intermountain West’s future through the people he has connected with, the places he has created, the company he envisioned, and the impact he has had on the profession, including his mentorship for current and future landscape architects. His projects include: Barber Valley Master Plan, Barber Station Mixed-Use Community and Marianne Williams Park, Boise, ID, a mixed-use master plan that addressed the site’s pre-design condition which included polluted industrial settling ponds, a degraded side channel, highly erosive land cover, and spotty riparian vegetation along the Boise River; Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, Boise, ID, a biophilic design for a 54-acre reserve that repurposes a former gravel pit into a functional, aesthetic, and educational jewel in an underserved community; and Old Boise Placemaking Projects, Boise, ID, a multi-phase project addressing the utilitarian spaces of Boise’s alleys with a combination of green stormwater infrastructure and placemaking elements.
More information about the ASLA Council of Fellows is available here: https://www.asla.org/fellows.aspx. Fellow biographies are available here: https://www.asla.org/ContentDetail.aspx?id=63776.
Boise, IDAHO – Cranksgiving, the annual Thanksgiving-themed scavenger hunt on bicycles, returns for an eighth year on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Sponsored by Valley Regional Transit and ACHD Commuteride, the event features costumed teams of cyclists gathering items to fill Thanksgiving food boxes, which are given to St. Vincent De Paul for distribution to Treasure Valley families in need.
The event will start at 11:00 a.m. at Clairvoyant Brewing (2800 W Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702). The event will also finish at the brewery with entertainment and an awards ceremony. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Rather than paying an entry fee, riders should bring money to purchase food items. Some items are provided for free from generous supporting businesses. Cranksgiving teams are given a manifest of food items to collect and fun tasks to complete along the way. Trophies and prizes are awarded to the three fastest teams, the team with the biggest turkey, and the best team costumes.
Cranksgiving organizers will also accept food box donations at Clairvoyant from those who don’t want to ride bikes but would still like to contribute. Participants can register to drop off food items at the event’s registration page. A shopping list will be emailed the day before the event.
For updates and inquiries, visit the Cranksgiving Boise Facebook page at
facebook.com/CranksgivingBoise or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Register for Cranksgiving: https://tinyurl.com/CranksgivingBoise2023
• Register to volunteer: https://tinyurl.com/VolunteerCranksgiving
• Donate directly to St. Vincent de Paul: https://svdpid.org/thanksgiving/
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