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A Gunslinger’s Confession

Posted on by Shirley Moon / Comments Off on A Gunslinger’s Confession

George Dunning and the Cattle War By Shirley Moon Photos Courtesy of Shirley Moon For those who like exciting or even shocking Old West stories, here’s one: last summer, I learned that my great-uncle, George Dunning, of Owyhee
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December 2021 Calendar

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on December 2021 Calendar

By Les Tanner Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended. Northern Idaho 2         The Well~Read Evening Book Club:  6:00 –  7:30 PM, The Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene 2,9,16    Pre-school Storytime: 10:30
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Love Letters from Big Creek

Posted on by Karlene Bayok Edwards / Comments Off on Love Letters from Big Creek

1935-1939 By Karlene Bayok Edwards Photos from the Joe and Marcella Bayok Collection ’ve often wondered how my parents got together. They were so different. Mother was tiny, fine-boned, and quick. Dad was tall, big-shouldered, and steadfast. She
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Armadillo Eggs/Pumpkin Rolls

Posted on by Amy Story / Comments Off on Armadillo Eggs/Pumpkin Rolls

By Amy Story Larson Armadillo Eggs INGREDIENTS 1 lb. sausage meat (mild, spicy, breakfast, honey garlic, etc.) 5 jalapeno peppers (or, if too strong for some members of household, Poblano peppers will suffice) 1/2 brick cream cheese (4
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Glory Days

Posted on by David E. Metcalf / Comments Off on Glory Days

When Game Birds Were Plentiful By David E. Metcalf The colorful bird flew fast and low, directly toward me. “This will be an easy shot,” I thought. In a situation like this, sometimes I was right and sometimes
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Shotgun on the Schoolbus

Posted on by Gary Oberbillig / Comments Off on Shotgun on the Schoolbus

A Normal Thing Back Then By Gary Oberbillig When I was a high school kid in  rural Idaho in the 1950s, several times each week during the pheasant hunting season I would take up my twelve-gauge shotgun from
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Sliced and Diced for Christmas

Posted on by Steve Carr / Comments Off on Sliced and Diced for Christmas

By a Budding Femme Fatale By Steve Carr I spent three days in band class. Before my first day as a bussed seventh-grade student at O.E. Bell Junior High in Idaho Falls, I guess I was supposed to
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December 2021 Map

Posted on by Ann Hottinger / Comments Off on December 2021 Map

THIS ISSUE! Big Creek, Caldwell, Clark County, Elmore County, Gem County, Ketchum, Meridian, Owyhee County, Rigby, Roberts, St. Joe River, Twin Falls, Wallace This content is available for purchase. Please select from available options. Register & Purchase  Purchase Only

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Wilkins Speedway [read this free]

Posted on by Michael Vogt / Comments Off on Wilkins Speedway [read this free]

A Lot of Cars Totaled By Michael Vogt Photos Courtesy of Michael Vogt The author, who compiled an oral history of a horse racing track near Caldwell in the 1940s (“Sage Acres,” IDAHO magazine, January 2021) now does
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Roberts—Spotlight

Posted on by Amy McClellan / Comments Off on Roberts—Spotlight

A Town Tailored to Its History By Amy McClellan My family has a long-standing personal connection to Roberts—a town of about six hundred and fifty residents fifteen miles north of our home in Idaho Falls—through our frequent visits
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