A Shepherd’s Life
by Kust Caswell
Peruvian sheep herders Hector Artica and Walter Luya are among twenty who work for the Weiser-based Soulen Livestock Company. They contract for three years to herd sheep in the United States for $750 per month. They stay out with the sheep 365 days a year, and don’t see friends or family back home for the duration of the contract. Theirs is a life of solitude, of “contented readiness.” This is the must-read story of that life.
by Jon P. Brown
Four words sum up the spirit of Homedale: football, rodeo, demolition derby. This month’s Spotlight City, population 2,528, is located thirty-seven miles west of Boise. Although it is experiencing an influx of new residents, Homedale maintains its small-town appeal, and its signature events provide enough rough-and-tumble entertainment to keep the folks at home. The town boasts fifty years of winning Friday night Trojan football games, a Basque heritage, and a tightly knit community that takes care of its own. As they say–there’s no place like Homedale.
by Kelly Kast
Musician and former WCW wrestler Mike Clair followed his good friend Chet Atkins’ advice: “Share what you’ve been given,” when he created a film school in the unlikeliest of places: Gooding, Idaho. He fell in love with the town, bought the Schubert Theater there, and restored it to house Western States College. The school has produced two feature-length films in addition to numerous documentaries and commercials, and holds a film festival in November. Idaho is definitely on the map in the independent filmmaking world, and Clair’s college is helping to make silver screen dreams a reality.
One Spud Short: How to Duck a Goose, by Shirley A. Lund
Who We Are: The House That Epi Built, by Margo Aragon
Hidden Heroes: The Teddy Bear Lady, by Todd Adams
Studebaker Says: As Spring is Springing Toward Sprung, by William Studebaker
Profile: Mystery Author Joanne Pence Uncovers Idaho’s Allure, by T.L. Cooper
Good Reads: Chocolate & Fireflies, Reviewed by Kitty Fleischman
Tale Blazers: Along the Book-Signing Trail; It’s incidents like these that make it fun, by Bill Corbett
Farewell: A Century of Service; Melvin J. Snook
Inquisitive Kids: Knowledge is Power; Idaho Power education reps teach electricity basics, by Lynette Berriochoa
Northern Exposure: The Four Season Farm; A farm for all seasons, by Cecil Hicks
2005 Recipe Contest: Irish potato soup; First Place, General Recipe, by Tom Kelley and Refrigerator rolls, by Kay Kelley
Historical Snapshot: A Narrow Town, by Arthur Hart
IN THIS ISSUE!
Bennett Hills, Boise, Burke, Challis, Custer County, Gooding, Homedale, Little French Creek, Meridian, Orofino, Pocatello, Priest River, Rathdrum, Salmon, Soda Springs, Twin Falls