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Historic Powerhouse on the Snake River

This photo shows the scrub and sage brush that covers most of the land around the Snake River in western and south-central Idaho. If anyone is going to grow anything, they need lots of water! 64 more words

N. American Watersheds

Hard Working Man Wins $50,000 on Labor Day

Cory Hollingsworth, Ririe, works hard as a truck driver for a mining company that operates about eight months out of the year in Nevada. He drives his 80,000 pound truck (that’s unloaded – it’s 250,000 pounds loaded) two weeks on and then one week off.  194 more words

Idaho Lottery

Fat Biking Harriman State Park

Idaho is chuck full of great off road riding.

We chose our fat bikes for this micro adventure.  I’m always amazed how capable these wide tires are and how well they handle the off road stuff.   227 more words


Penstemon of the day: Penstemon glandulosus var. glandulosus

Penstemon glandulosus is a member of subgenus Saccanthera. There are two varieties: var. glandulosus, featured here, and var. chelansensis. The latter is distributed along the eastern slope of the Cascades in Washington and across the Columbia River in northern Hood River County, Oregon.  267 more words


Over the River and Through the Woods

And while we didn’t actually go to Grandmother’s house, we did use part of Labor Day weekend to drive to McCall. Boasting mile-high elevation, we followed the Payette River through Boise National Forest where brightly-colored life vests dotted the winding river with kayak and white-water enthusiasts. 117 more words

Laurie Buchanan

The Irish and the Potato

The Irish and the Potato


Between 1845 and 1855 more than 1.5 million adults and children left Ireland to seek refuge in America. Most were desperately poor, and many were suffering from starvation and disease. 414 more words

Monarch Butterflies - This breaks my heart...

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for the Monarch Butterfly

I like to say butterflies are flying flowers. I have been working on a story that will be coming out in the Fall issue of Big Sky Journal Magazine. 171 more words