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Christmas Morning in Mackay November 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

Since 1925, local elves have ensured that Santa visits this small Idaho town For nearly a century, children in the central Idaho town of Mackay have known Santa Claus will not only come to town on Christmas morning, but he...


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When in Doubt, Stick With the Basics November 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Kids are easy to buy for, adults not so much—especially if they are serious about their outdoor pursuits. It’s not that they don’t want or need anything. Rather, their wants and needs are very specific. They prefer a particular brand,...


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Photographing Fog November 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s gray or blue. It rolls. It crawls. It blankets. It’s annoying. It’s dangerous. It’s beautiful. It’s fog. While I understand the temptation to stay inside and curl up near a cozy fire on gray, foggy...


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Embrace the True Spirit November 25th, 2016 by Pam Blair

Abandon the holiday shopping madness and limit materialistic gift-giving Advertisements fill the airwaves, creating a spend-spend-spend and shop-’til-you-drop mentality that plays with our emotions and our budgets. Children clamor for the latest toy. Teens insist the newest electronic gadget is...


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Close to a Dream Fulfilled October 25th, 2016 by Scott Laird

Thirty years after his discovery of Woody Guthrie’s lost songs, Bill Murlin collaborates on recording Folk music has been a defining thread in the tapestry of Bill Murlin’s life. He started performing while in college in the 1960s. Today, at the...


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Old-Fashioned Color Theory for Anglers October 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

It was a family tradition to shop the day after Thanksgiving when I was a kid. That was before they called it Black Friday. My brother Dave and I always asked to stop at the hardware store, where we bought...


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Real-World Ranching October 25th, 2016 by Jennifer Brown

Guests and interns from around the world sample life on a working ranch Eric and Jean Schwennesen are the workforce behind Cold Creek Ranch, a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch in Arizona’s Mogollon Rim Country. Amidst the couple’s many chores and...


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Documenting Life’s Transitions October 25th, 2016 by David LaBelle

A chick pecks through a shell and emerges from its protective egg. A butterfly wrestles free from a cocoon and flies away. A college baseball player takes the mound for the last time in his career. A parent’s eyes are...


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Hard Copy to Hard Drive October 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

Gary Schorzman looks to digitize local newspapers Wearing white cotton gloves, Rupert historian Gary Schorzman painstakingly thumbs through fragile, yellowed news-paper pages to uncover stories for his latest book, “Rupert’s Fourth of July, 111 Years.” He hopes that soon will...


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The Value is in the Telling September 27th, 2016 by Jean Bilodeaux

It was a perfect day in 1945 when Gordon Ash and a high school friend set out to go fishing. The sky was blue, the ice-cold stream rushed down the mountainside and, best of all, the fish were biting. Fishing...