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Lost in the Sprawl

Posted on by Sue Newcombe / Comments Off on Lost in the Sprawl

From Too Small to Too Big By Sue Newcombe “Where’s the rest of the store?” I asked the lady behind the counter at the department store in downtown Boise. The lady’s eyes widened in surprise. “What do you
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Where They Lie

Posted on by John J. O'Hagan / Comments Off on Where They Lie

Secluded but Not Forgotten Story and photos by John J. O’Hagan As I travel up Mountain Cove Road into the Boise foothills, a cemetery suddenly looms to my left on a desolate hillside. Its brooding presence demands a
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The Silver Spur

Posted on by Nicole Sharp / Comments Off on The Silver Spur

More Than Just a Dance Hall By Nicole Sharp Photos courtesy of the J.D. Smith Family Do you remember? The good old days when we danced all night at Ruby Creek, Horseshoe Bend, Mayfield, etc., to music with
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The Cold War in Idaho

Posted on by Ed Marohn / Comments Off on The Cold War in Idaho

Uncle Sam Calls a Six-Year-Old By Ed Marohn Photos courtesy of Ed Marohn I stared at the framed certificate hanging on the wall with the other mounted items in my office—a sunny windowed room in our empty-nester home
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The Cartee Grand

Posted on by Mike Winter / Comments Off on The Cartee Grand

A Piano Restored, A Pianist Rediscovered By Mike Winter “I  can feel her presence, Mike,” said my friend, Steinway technician Paul Schiller, as he surveyed numerous parts of a big old grand piano he was restoring that were
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Standing Up to Hate

Posted on by Dan Prinzing / Comments Off on Standing Up to Hate

How a Vandalized Memorial Brought Idahoans Together By Dan Prinzing In 2017, I was taken aback when a national reporter covering an attack on the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial asked if that act of hate represented
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Here I Am

Posted on by Jane Falk Oppenheimer / Comments Off on Here I Am

Battling through Polio By Jane Falk Oppenheimer as told to Arthur “Skip” Oppenheimer Photos courtesy of the Oppenheimer family. This story is offered to readers free in its entirety. The prominent business ventures and charitable work of the
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Bob the Bird-Saver

Posted on by Peter D. McQuade / Comments Off on Bob the Bird-Saver

To the Rescue Again By Peter D. McQuade If you frequent Boise’s Ridge to Rivers trails, you just might encounter Bob. He’s the one who’ll stop at some quiet spot and just stand there, silently watching and listening
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