by Chris McGill
Great wheels of fire! Summertime may have multiple meanings, but for a lot of Idaho bicycling enthusiasts, it means the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium–a July race in downtown Boise that attracts top national cycling talent. In this feature (which also tells about other competitive events and recreational bike trails statewide), see how a native Idahoan aspires to win this year’s men’s division race at the Criterium.
by Angela Nielson
Located in Idaho’s far southeastern corner, Preston has gained recent attention with the in-town filming and ensuing box office success of the offbeat teen movie Napolean Dynamite. It’s apparent, however, that there’s much more to Preston that the picture the movie industry paints.
Classic Mack’s Inn
by Lynna Howard
Mack’s Inn is an old-time eastern Idaho resort with its own spot on the map. Yet the 89-year-old resort is actually within the city of Island Park. What’s the difference between the two entities? Our writer looks in the history of Mack’s Inn, its legal status and what makes it tick. Mack’s Inn may well be a state of mind.
Music Makers: Lawrence the Luthier; Making Stringed Instruments at McCall
by Ryan Peck
Idaho Raptor Viewing: Eagle Eyes
by Gordon Rich
One Spud Short: Free Love
by William Studebaker
Vintage Publications: Idaho magazines before IDAHO magazine
by Arthur Hart
Gold Rush Days: The Allure of Florence; Former Mining Camp Shares Her Secrets Via Kiosk, Brochure and Self-guided Tour
by Lorie Palmer
Fiction Contest 2005: Pip; Senior High Division Winner, by Skye Williams and Annaconda; Junior High Division Winner
by Hailey Smith
A Spouse’s Angle: McGrin’s Way; Sequel to June’s The Covert Fraternity of Fanatical Fly-Fishermen
by Shirley A. Lund
Letter to the Editors: Letter from Iraq
by SPC Bill Arsenault, City of Nampa Firefighter/Paramedic
Historical Snapshot: When the Circus Came to Town
by Arthur Hart
IN THIS ISSUE!
Boise, Eagle, Florence, Kuna, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Lake Pend Oreille, Island Park, Mack’s Inn, McCall, Nampa, Pocatello, Preston, Soda Springs, Twin Falls