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Then and Now

Posted on by Joshua Kiggins / Comments Off on Then and Now

This Town and Me By Joshua Kiggins Photos Courtesy of Joshua Kiggins As a teenager, I had fairly typical teenage angst about where I lived. By age sixteen I’d been to a few big cities, obviously knew it
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Pocatello—Spotlight

Posted on by Elise Barker / Comments Off on Pocatello—Spotlight

Ever-Changing amid the Unchanged Mountains Pocatello was IDAHO magazine’s Spotlight City in our December 2001 issue. Almost two decades later, it’s time to revisit. By Elise Barker I immediately loved the sound of the word “Pocatello” the first
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Hope for Redemption

Posted on by Lalove Foster / Comments Off on Hope for Redemption

In Memory of a Prisoner By Lalove Foster Dovey Smalls looked much the way I had imagined her from her name—small and slender, alert and watchful, like a brown dove. Her hands shook periodically during our interview, a
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The Rival

Posted on by Max Jenkins / Comments Off on The Rival

Good at Everything Story and photos by Max Jenkins “They’re a fantastic dance team,” people kept saying. I wasn’t the jealous type, but it was hard not to be a little worried. This was in the 1950s at
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The Portneuf Paddle

Posted on by Valerie Illguth / Comments Off on The Portneuf Paddle

One Way, No-Brainer Story and photos by Valerie Illguth Our family spent the summer of 2017 in Yellowstone National Park and then moved to Pocatello, where we rented a house that had the Portneuf River almost literally in
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The Vole’s Fate

Posted on by Faith Rudebusch / Comments Off on The Vole’s Fate

Eat or Be Eaten Story and Photos by Faith Rudebusch On hands and knees, I pulled the cheatgrass wedged against the garden fence, methodically checking for holes in the steel mesh. A hawk circled overhead, its eerie cry
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Speeders

Posted on by Bill Phoenix / Comments Off on Speeders

One thing people quickly learn about me is that I have “railroad blood.” My fascination with trains has been lifelong. When I was a toddler, my father Chilton Phoenix, a World War II vet, was studying law at Stanford University.

One day I wandered away from the student housing where my folks were living. Soon after, the search party my mother organized found me a few blocks away, in diapers, with my little red wagon, waving to a commuter train. Dad had once taken me there to see trains and wave at the engineer, so I knew the way. Continue reading

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