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Omill–Spotlight

Posted on by William and Richard Norton / Comments Off on Omill–Spotlight

Many people have a place in their past that they hold dear in their hearts and minds, a place whose memory can restore the happiness, freedom, independence, and growth they experienced there. For nearly forty years, the all-but-forgotten sawmilling community of Omill has been that place for our family and close friends. Continue reading

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Bear Claw

Posted on by Dick Snell / Comments Off on Bear Claw

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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Gone Primitive

Posted on by Marco Horsewood / Comments Off on Gone Primitive

One evening in Los Angeles, Walter Weymouth took my mother for a walk and asked her, “If you could lie on your back in the grass and look at the stars in the heavens and make a wish that could fulfill a dream you had dreamed more than once, what would it be?” Continue reading

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Potential Unbound

Posted on by Megan Egbert and Morgan Gariepy / Comments Off on Potential Unbound

Since 2013, the library has utilized 3D printing through programs, classes, and one-on-one assistance. We have helped everyone from senior citizens to five-year-old children with projects ranging from duck call whistles to a 3D diagram of a beetle. Continue reading

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Finding Mr. Frawley

Posted on by Nicole Sharp / Comments Off on Finding Mr. Frawley

I feel a bit the way archeologists must as they brush away the dust of the past to reveal something treasured. You see, I stumbled upon a wonderful tale set in the early days of Boise, a gently mannered story with no blood and dust of the early West, but there is tragedy and scandal. Continue reading

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How Wild Is Wild?

Posted on by Marylyn Cork / Comments Off on How Wild Is Wild?

On a junket to the Priest Lake Museum to view a moonshining exhibit in the summer of 2014, I encountered my friend, Kris Runberg Smith, and asked how the book I knew she was working on about Priest Lake was going. She looked at me imploringly. “I just want it to be done,” she said. Continue reading

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Fire, Fire, Everywhere

Posted on by Khaliela Wright / Comments Off on Fire, Fire, Everywhere

Abnormally hot weather last June left land across Idaho and in much of the West parched. The daytime highs were above a hundred, unusual for a month that’s typically known for rain. By the first part of July, my parents and grandparents, all of whom live in Bonner County, were talking about the fire at Bayview. Fires don’t generally start that early and it promised to be a long, hot summer. Continue reading

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January 2016 Map

Posted on by Ann Hottinger / Comments Off on January 2016 Map

IN THIS ISSUE! Boise, Chamberlain Basin, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Kamiah, Meridian, Moscow, Omill, Redfish Lake, Sandpoint