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Ditch Rider

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The Ground Squirrel’s Scourge Story and Photos by F.A. Loomis I recall my grandfather, a founder of a farm cooperative in Valley County called the Gold Fork Irrigation Company and a ditch rider in the 1920s, telling me
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Stace

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A Defender of the Wild By John Davidson I met Stacy Gebhards in the summer of 1981, when his daughter, Sandy, and I worked together at a small pub in Old Boise. I’d been invited on a float
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Doctor, Doctor

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Homage to a Medical Couple By F.A. Loomis A dog-eared supply of magazines (Good Housekeeping, Boy’s Life, Saturday Evening Post, Readers’ Digest) decorated a glass coffee table and bookshelves, a gurgling aquarium featured angelfish and goldfish, checkerboard linoleum
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She Made a Difference

Posted on by Marylyn Cork / Comments Off on She Made a Difference

My friend Diane Mercer was a little bit of a thing, a petite bundle of energy and know-how, as busy as a hummingbird. From the time she took up residence in my hometown of Priest River in 1986 until she died twenty-eight years later, the projects and activities she took on for the betterment of the community, while also operating a business of her own, were truly amazing. Continue reading

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Leather Man

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A few summers ago, I rented an SUV and made arrangements to spend five days in Idaho on a work assignment. The second-to-last stop on my trip would be with Jerry Van Amburg, and after a couple of enthusiastic calls between us, I got the niggling feeling that his story would make the whole trip. Continue reading

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Bear Claw

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We met through a mutual friend in Kamiah. He said his name was Bear Claw. He was a mountain man, dressed in brain-tanned buckskin clothes that he made and a round-brimmed hat to withstand the wet weather as well as for shade during warmer days. Continue reading

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The Real Deal

Posted on by Merri Melde / Comments Off on The Real Deal

My friend Regina and I hang back a bit from Owyhee County rancher Paul Nettleton and his hands. As long-time endurance riders, we don’t quite fit in with the ranching crowd: we’re riding Arabians, and our horses wear endurance saddles. Continue reading

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