Northern Highs

Up Scotchman and Illinois Peaks Story and Photos by Alice Schenk The author is nearing completion of her efforts to climb the high point in each of Idaho’s forty-four counties, which she has chronicled in these pages. Here, she takes on two more mountains. A few years back, my husband Wayne and I traveled to …

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Two Selway Legends

Ernie Bohn and His Biographer By Lorie Palmer Russell I first met John Crawford early this year, when he bounced into the Idaho County Free Press office in Grangeville where I work. I use the word “bounced” because John has an amiable personality that seems effortlessly achieved, and he exudes happiness. For more than an …

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One by One

The Best Way to Make Scientists By Mike Turnlund I recently retired after teaching for many years at Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School in Clark Fork, which has a population of 536. During my time as a teacher, I learned that students have different reasons for being in school. Most just want to get through …

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Peck—Spotlight City

A Piece of Heaven By Robyn Bonner and the Students of Peck Elementary School At Peck Elementary School, where I teach, I recently shared with my students in grades three to six the idea of collaborating on a story about the community for IDAHO magazine. They were enthusiastic, and we began to search for our …

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Boys Gotta Fish

Spring and Summer on the Water By David E. Metcalf I was about ten when I first went fly fishing. We traveled from our house, which was a short distance from the Snake River near Homedale, to the North Fork of the Boise River. I went with my older brother Ferris, his family, my mom, …

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August 2021 Map

THIS ISSUE! Boise, Boise River, Caldwell, Coeur d’Alene, Council, Idaho Falls, Illinois Peak, Kellogg, Nez Perce National Forest, Peck, Pingree, Pocatello, Scotchman Peak, Snake River, Wallace This content is available for purchase. Please select from available options. Register & Purchase  Purchase Only

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Trainspotting

Growing Up in Kellogg, Part Six By John Vivian This is part of a series of previously unpublished excerpts from the author’s reminiscences of his youth, which he assembled for friends and former classmates. For a kid who loved things that moved, there could be no better place to live in Kellogg than Railroad Avenue. …

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Chasing Vardis Fisher

In a Beleaguered League of Writers By Amy McClellan Photos Courtesy of Idaho Writers’ League In 2016, the once-mighty Idaho Falls chapter of the Idaho Writers’ League (IWL) vanished. It happened so abruptly that some members were stunned by the email notification that the chapter was gone. For many years, nearly all those members had …

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Magic Salad/Chip S’mores

By Amy Story Larson Magic Salad INGREDIENTS 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 can black beans 1 can sweet corn 1 small purple onion, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 6-oz container feta cheese 1 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 c. red wine vinegar 1/3 tsp. powdered garlic 1/4 tsp. onion powder (optional) Salt and pepper to taste …

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