Vardis Fisher: An Idaho Treasure
by Bill Ryan
Perhaps the most notable Idaho writer the state has produced, Vardis Fisher was, by turns, cantankerous, suspicious, and purposely provocative. His novels and newspaper columns, always meticulously written, offered a view into the mind of a very talented, and yet interestingly conflicted, writer of significant and enduring merit.
by Karen Bossick
Sitting in the heart of south central Idaho and located adjacent to Craters of the Moon, Carey is a small town with big aspirations. While its economy has always been based on farming and the sheep industry, Carey’s proximity to SunValley and other recreation areas makes it a gateway to the great outdoors.
June Purcell: Straight Shooter in a Skirt
by Dean Worbois
At a time when the idea of women working outside of the home was controversial, June Purcell was competing in shooting events nationwide—often against men—and winning. Her story is one of perseverance, grace, courage, and character, all wrapped up inside a personality that is a true Idaho original.
Family Matters: Deja Vu, by Ann Clizer
Wind and Wave: Seaplane Flying in North Idaho, by Mike Kincaid
The Natural World: The Bonneville Flood, by Les Tanner
Western Exposure: Nobel Peace Prize Winner with an Idaho Connection, by Richard Holm, Jr.
Outdoor Sports: Canoe Trip, by Rebecca Squires
Studebaker Says: The Tote-Goat, by William Studebaker
2007 Fiction Contest: Sagebrush Schoolhouse, by Erin Fanning
Whitewater Ways: In the Company of Devils, by Susan Reuling Furness
The Learning Curve: Downhill Fall-ies, by Dene Oneida
One Spud Short: My Survival Tool, by Merle Kearsley
Recipe Contest: Tortilla Wrapped Wahoo, by David Knickrehm & Tortilla Blintzes, by David Knickrehm
IN THIS ISSUE!
Annis, Boise, Carey, Cold Mountain Lookout, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Gooding, Hayden Lake, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Island Park, Meridian, Pocatello, Rigby, Sandpoint, Twin Falls