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(19 April 2014)  My name is Tim Bondy and the owner of this website.  As of Jan 1st, 2014 we moved to a different domain.  Please head over to the Bondy Blogs Website at  Different address, different system but same type of great articles, photos, stories and information. 

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Mountain Home Idaho News and Adventures

Fronton - Pelota Court Picture of the Day


This picture was taken at what I call the "Basque Park" in Mountain Home, Idaho on July 20th, 2008.  From what I understand, the concrete court you see in this picture is called either Pelota or Fronton.  This game is similar to American handball or maybe jai alai???

Mountain Home Idaho Pelota or Fronton Court

If you have more information about this feature in Mountain Home, let me know.

Mountain Home Walking/Bike Path



On July 13th, 2008 I rode my bike on the Mountain Home Walking/Bike Path. Along the way I took a video and some pictures.
Click the Arrow on the Video.



As you can imagine, riding a bike and trying to shoot a video results in a very shaky movie.
This biking/walking path runs along Interstate 84 in Mountain Home, Idaho. The path is about 1.2 miles long and is completely paved.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:09

Update on the Daniel Dopps Rodeo


Here is an update on the Daniel Dopps Rodeo held in Mountain Home, Idaho at the end of June, 2008.

In Memory of Daniel Dopps

As a result of the generous people of Idaho, volunteers and the contestants of this rodeo much good will come from the tragic death of a young 19 year old gentleman from Mountain Home in August 2005. I quote Ramona Dopps:

“Truly this [Rodeo] is a labor of love for our family, friends and supporters and we love to hear when someone has a good time.

As a charitable rodeo, our only purpose is to raise funds to donate back into the community and state. I am happy to report that as a result of this year's rodeo, there will be donations close to $11,000 made. All of these donations will directly go back to organizations that support youth activities, care for children and their families and educational scholarships right here for Elmore County.”

I want to remind you why there is a Daniel Dopps Memorial Rodeo. This information comes from the following website:

Daniel died on August 7, 2005 from injuries
sustained at a PRCA rodeo on August 6. He was
The night before he died, he lived one of his
dreams. He had drawn Crossfire Hurricane at the
Idaho Falls PRCA Rodeo. Just to have the chance
to put his rope on this great bull had him on Cloud
9. Though he did not ride Crossfire for eight
seconds, he sure gave him heck for about five. He
told a television reporter that night while he was
being interviewed on television, “I just want
everyone to know that this is what I do. I'm going
to keep doing it until I can't do it anymore.”

Barrel Racing Results Not Published in My First Post
1 Katie Davis - Adrian, OR - Time - 17.818 - $600.00
2 Bobby Jean Colyer - Bruneau, ID - Time 8.009 - $450.00
3 Christina Pierce - Time 18.086 - $300.00
4 Rheanne Meyers - Time 18.183 - $150.00

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:10

War Eagle Speedway Update


What happened to the War Eagle Speedway in Elmore County

Have you been wondering when construction will start on the War Eagle Speedway in Elmore County Idaho? A project with such grand plans in our own backyard should be in the news more and more each day. But I haven't heard anything about this project since August 2007.

Ask and You Shall Receive
I decided to ask around at the Mountain Home City Hall and the Elmore County Court House to see if our officials had any news. The news I received was that the developers, Northwest Motorsports Inc had let their Conditional Use Permit (Cup) on the land off Simco Road expire. From what I understand, once the CUP expires the land reverts back to the original owners.

Other Information on Northwest Motorsports
I decided to do some checking with the State of Idaho and ended up on the Idaho.Gov “Business Entity Search” website. It looks like Pamula K. Dugger and Robert P. Walker are still a business entity under the name of either Northwest Motorsports Llc or Northwest Motorsport INC.

Document Northwest Motorsports in Idaho

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Idaho Documents Northwest Motorsports
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My Guess
My guess is the War Eagle Speedway in Elmore County plan has been put on extended hiatus or the speedway plan is dead. That is not to say that that we will not have a NASCAR Race track near Mountain Home. But I do think it will be a long, long time before we see any construction on Simco Road or the roar of 750 horsepower cars circling the asphalt in Elmore County.

Any News
If you have any additional information about the War Eagle Speedway, please contact me and I will post it right here so interested people can get the news.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:02

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