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Take a Kid Fishing—Safely June 25th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

The Hole. The nickname always sent shivers down my spine when Dad said that’s where we were going. The Hole was a prime fishing spot, but it was also treacherous to get to. Anglers had to scramble down a steep,...


Coming out of the Dark June 25th, 2019 by Claire Sykes

Survivors shine a light on the opioid epidemic When Michelle Frizzell broke her foot in 2000, her doctor prescribed the powerful narcotic Vicodin. It was Frizzell’s first introduction to any kind of opioid pain killer. “I really liked the way...


Stay Clear of Electrical Hazards June 25th, 2019 by Pam Blair

Whether at work or play, be aware of electrical safety risks when outdoors Warm summer weather draws people outside. Whether taking a dip in a pool, boating, playing outdoors, planting flowers or tackling home improvement projects, it is important to...


Salute to Parades! June 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

“Where are the floats and the marching bands?” the editor asked the newspaper photographer. “Readers expect to see a grand view of the parade.” The photographer had documented the parade for years. This time he ignored the predictable overall picture...


A Tasty Reward May 25th, 2019 by Brandon Pomrenke

Turn your kitchen into an herb garden Large, sprawling gardens may be a great home for a plethora of tasty greens, savory root vegetables and myriad herbs, but what if large unused space is difficult to come by? For those...


An Idaho Town’s Little Clinic That Could May 25th, 2019 by Lori Russell

In early 2014, when the global commodities market softened, the tiny central Idaho town of Challis braced for massive layoffs at the local mine. As the largest employer in the area, the mine provided health insurance for about 400 of...


Landscaping for Energy Efficiency May 25th, 2019 by Derrill Holly

Proper plants in the right locations can save money for years to come The approach of summer has many gardeners turning their attention to planting plans. If your goal is energy efficiency, landscaping can not only beautify your home, but...


Painting With Light May 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Ever thought about light as a beautiful, God-given paint to be gently applied to your pictures? We can learn much about light by standing quietly and watching nature’s artistry. Think of light as a glaze carefully applied to a ceramic...


Eating On the Run (and Walk) May 25th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

Many of us don’t have the time, space or inclination to pack a meal before setting off on a run, hike, bike ride or fishing trip. If anything, we prefer to grab a snack and go, a proclivity that has...


A Life-Changing Legacy April 25th, 2019 by Ginger Meurer

At 74 and 76, Patty and Stu Wineman aren’t likely to camp out in line to buy concert tickets or the hottest new toy or video game. But there is something the couple is eager to wait all night for:...