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Small West

Posted on by Keith Knight / Comments Off on Small West

History in Wood and Nails By Keith Knight Photos by Lillian Baumgart A neighbor stopped by for a visit at my home shop in Hayden one afternoon and as we sat around shooting the breeze, he mentioned that
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For Love of the Small

Posted on by Sue Buchel / Comments Off on For Love of the Small

The Passion of Miniaturists By Sue Buchel, Kathy Mouser-Hickman, and Rebecca Wright Photos courtesy of the Mini Les Bois Club. Three of the Mini Les Bois Club’s members tell personal stories of their fondness for little things. BY
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One Cast

Posted on by Dave Hall / Comments Off on One Cast

By Dave Hall A slim, beautifully produced volume of paintings by the author, who lives part-time in Idaho, was published late last year. Moving Water: An Artist’s Reflections on Fly Fishing, Friendship, and Family (Blaine Creek Press, 2018)
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Sticks and Strings

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Sticks and Strings

Tension Tied with Integrity Story and Photos by Les Tanner What’s this thing?” I asked. I had glanced at the object and was about to move on until I realized it deserved a second look. “Interesting, isn’t it?”
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The Right Name

Posted on by Kennie Lyn Klingback / Comments Off on The Right Name

For A Folk Art Treasure Story and Photo by Kennie Lyn Klingback In 1991, the Sweet-Montour Syringa Club engaged the help of our community to purchase the old Grange Hall in Sweet. As the club’s historian, I remember
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Tipi of Steel

Posted on by Kathleen Mckevitt / Comments Off on Tipi of Steel

Walking with my dog on a cold Saturday in March on a path that led through the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, I smelled burning wood. Ages ago, this very place where I was walking would have held many tipis with wisps of smoke ascending above their high poles from warming fires within. Continue reading

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How to Engineer Magic

Posted on by Michael Brandt / Comments Off on How to Engineer Magic

Like other children, I once dreamed of the possibilities of magic and fantasy worlds, of faraway places to visit, and fantastical wonders to see.

I dreamed of the amazing careers I’d have as a spy, a jungle explorer, an astronaut. With age, I realized such dreams are not easily grasped and that I would have to travel across continents to places of mystery, unless I used an entertainment medium to take me to far-off places. I began to seek ways to live out my dreams without leaving home. Continue reading

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Two Boards and a Passion

Posted on by Charles Lauterbach / Comments Off on Two Boards and a Passion

When I arrived in the spring of 1971 at what was then the Boise State College campus to be interviewed for a position in the recently formed theatre arts department, I hid my disappointment upon first viewing the Subal Theatre. I had taught classes and directed plays for five years at the University of California, Riverside, which had a state of the art theatre facility. But I wanted to escape both the southern California smog and what I felt were declining resources at the time for that state’s higher education system, so I accepted the Boise job when it was offered in spite of my unspoken reservations. Continue reading

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