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President Dad

Posted on by Gary Randall / Comments Off on President Dad

From Sod-Roof Cabin to Boardroom By Gary Randall Midway through my dad’s senior year at Moscow High School in the mid-1920s, he and one of his renegade friends decided to drop out and go to Bolivia to herd
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Trade You a Fence Post

Posted on by Tom Loucks / Comments Off on Trade You a Fence Post

A Clearwater County Economy By Tom Loucks In the early 1980s, when I served as pastor of St. Catherine’s Parish in Kamiah, I met two retired men who had operated businesses in Kooskia and who also had something
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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 Mystery of the Ledger

Posted on by Jay Karamales / Comments Off on The Mystery of the Ledger

And the Remarkable Life of Cyrus Jacobs By Jay Karamales In late summer last year, our volunteer-operated Dry Creek Historical Society in the community of Hidden Springs, a few miles north of Boise, came into possession of an
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Cowgirl Style

Posted on by Jessi Roberts / Comments Off on Cowgirl Style

A Down-Home Mom Goes to Town By Jessi Roberts with Bret Witter In her new book Backroads Boss Lady, New Plymouth resident and mother of four, Jessi Roberts, describes how economic adversity prompted her to start a clothing
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The Cobalt Kids

Posted on by Russell Steele / Comments Off on The Cobalt Kids

A Mine, Memories, and Electric Cars By Russell Steele Last August, my wife Ellen and I joined our longtime Salmon friends, Bob and Alberta Wiederrick, for a rock-hunting expedition that would be capped with a view of the
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Cops I’ve Known

Posted on by Bob Bailey / Comments Off on Cops I’ve Known

A Salesman’s Story By Bob Bailey In the 1990s, I worked for a police supply store, selling weapons to law enforcement agencies in Idaho, which meant I got to demonstrate the guns.
     Once, when I had some
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The Sirens’ Song

Posted on by Link Jackson / Comments Off on The Sirens’ Song

It started out innocently enough. I enjoyed day trips in my youth with friends on the Payette River in rented rafts and our kayaks. Then came the South Fork of the Payette River. Then the Salmon River. When I was about eighteen and got a permit for the Middle Fork of the Salmon, the sirens’ song of whitewater began to engulf me. Continue reading

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Mary Jane’s Farm

Posted on by Carol Price Spurling / Comments Off on Mary Jane’s Farm

Growing Organically and Cultivating Fame in Rural Moscow (Idaho, Of Course) By Carol Price Spurling Nestled at the base of Paradise Ridge, in the rolling Palouse hills eight miles south of Moscow, lies a small organic farm, a
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