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My Hobo Dad

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Hopping a Freight Train to Idaho By Max Jenkins Photos Courtesy of Max Jenkins My dad, Wes Jenkins, loved farming. But to find his first paying job, he had to live through the Midwest Dust Bowl, overcome the
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February 2021 Map

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THIS ISSUE! Boise, Canyon County, Heyburn, Kellogg, Pocatello, Riggins, Silver Valley, Weiser This content is available for purchase. Please select from available options. Register & Purchase  Purchase Only

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A Goddess and the Commies

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Growing Up in Kellogg, Part One By John Vivian This is the first installment in an occasional series about John Vivian’s childhood experiences in Kellogg in the 1950s-‘60s. Roughly a decade ago, he emailed his reminiscences to friends
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Sin Tax

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Keep It Plane and Symbol By Steve Carr About this time of year my fascination with the abundance of Idaho snow wanes and I find myself with a book by the fireplace. We are book people in our
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My Brown Skin

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In a White World By Olivia Malmgren Photos Courtesy of the Malmgren Family The author, a high school senior in Boise, wrote the following piece last fall for an English class assignment. It is published here with permission.
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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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Dr. Squeeze Chute

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A Newcomer Learns Ranch Lingo By Bobbi Phelps Photos Courtesy of Bobbi Phelps In 1980, suburbanite Bobbi Phelps moved to the four-thousand-acre Wolverton family ranch in southern Idaho’s Twin Falls and Cassia Counties. Her book, Sky Ranch: Living
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Drifter

Posted on by Carmen Magart / Comments Off on Drifter

The Sorry Saga of Great-Uncle Darrell By Carmen Magart By the time you’ve achieved a ripe old sixty, there’s usually a long list of characters who’ve played special parts in your life. Some of the actors along the
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