I was inspired to write this column after reading, “The Summer Secrets of Songbirds,” by Jessie Barry and Marc Devokaitis in the Summer 2021 issue of Living Bird. This magazine from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology always has a wonderful combination of birding information and ornithological sc…

Since we’re in the middle of the rodeo season, my editor Jeanne and I thought it’d be a fun twist to talk about rodeoing today. As a kid I loved hunting, fishing and cowboying and threw it all together.

It has been a long time since Idaho has had a gold rush. There is a sweet purple gold rush going on right now. And if the color purple ever had a flavor it’d be huckleberry.

The narrow waterway leading from North Idaho’s Priest Lake to Upper Priest Lake is a paddling adventure that unfolds with dramatic mountain scenery unforgettable for touring kayakers and canoeists.

BOISE — It's all systems go as Treefort Music Fest releases its full schedule for Treefort 9 (finally) and puts all tickets on sale — while keeping an eye on health and safety precautions that may make this festival experience a little different from the eight before it.

Since we’re in the middle of the rodeo season, my editor Jeanne and I thought it’d be a fun twist to talk about rodeoing today. As a kid I loved hunting, fishing and cowboying and threw it all together.

It has been a long time since Idaho has had a gold rush. There is a sweet purple gold rush going on right now. And if the color purple ever had a flavor it’d be huckleberry.

The narrow waterway leading from North Idaho’s Priest Lake to Upper Priest Lake is a paddling adventure that unfolds with dramatic mountain scenery unforgettable for touring kayakers and canoeists.

BOISE — As lifestarts to return to normal for many, millions of American families and individuals continue to experience daily challenges that threaten their well-being. The back-to-school season can place a tremendous burden on families experiencing lost wages and looming evictions, as they…

BOISE — It's all systems go as Treefort Music Fest releases its full schedule for Treefort 9 (finally) and puts all tickets on sale — while keeping an eye on health and safety precautions that may make this festival experience a little different from the eight before it.

As if it’s not already hot enough here in the Treasure Valley, now we have Olympic fever.

We all know the difference between a “whole” and a “hole.” Entire doughnuts and bagels have both! For most things, if they get a hole, they’re not whole. This happens to me all the time with my socks (darn it!). I’ve always thought that “whole” milk must feel superior to other milks. It’s go…

Disney had great success turning the Pirates of the Caribbean ride into a very profitable film franchise, so it’s no surprise that they are back with another ride-based film in the form of “Jungle Cruise.”

BOISE FARMERS MARKET CELEBRATES FARMERS MARKET WEEK 2021

Idaho Public Television announced a partnership with Idaho Children’s Trust Fund and Optum Idaho to bring teachers, counselors, and other practitioners a three-part online professional development series centered on the recent documentary, “Resilience: Hope Lives Here.” The subject covered i…

Ted Kunz, who wrote his way to become one of Idaho Press' hot-ticket, widely read contributors, didn't start out that way. He (now famously) sent out an email query, wondering if there might be any interest in Idaho Press publishing monthly missives from the road as he attempted the feat of …

When I get together with my birding friends to go birding, either around here or at some exotic location, we all know how it goes. I’m sure we’re like members of any hobby group. You don’t have to read a bunch of rules or how-tos to know what’s expected and what’s not cool. We’ve been initia…

MERIDIAN — The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine announced in a press release it welcomed its fourth cohort of student doctors to campus on Wednesday, July 28, marking the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Climbing down into dark caves is not everybody’s idea of a fun activity. It’s dark, it’s wet — there may be bats — and you might get lost or stuck. Craters of the Moon is a great place to explore lava (caves) tubes without really needing any special equipment or training.

This week I was having a hard time trying to decide whether to write a Backpacking 101 article followed up by an article on Kolby’s and mine backpacking trip last week or Katy’s and my crappie fishing trip. But then while Kolby and I were backpacking we stumbled into a gold mine of berries.

Visiting a supervised shooting range for the first time can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Shooting ranges are designed for safe firearms practice for shooters of all abilities, and they can be a great place for beginners to learn more about responsible, safe shooting.

To many, Idaho’s 900-mile Centennial Trail from the Nevada border to Canada is an impossible undertaking.

As wildfires in the West burn during this hot summer, the Idaho Conservation League has created a worksheet to help protect you and your loved ones from wildfire smoke and poor air quality days. This worksheet helps folks understand their health risks and make a plan.

Just three months after closing in March 2020, the Kuna Senior Center became the first in the valley to safely reopen due to the dedication of volunteers, staff, and the center’s board president Guy DiTorrice.

IDAHO WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HONOR POSTHUMOUSLY

I’m a proud “word nerd.” I love words; I collect them like baseball cards. I like weird words, wonky words, witty words and even a handful of Welsh words (fun fact: the word for “carrot” in Welsh is “moron”). As a person prone to collecting things, I hoard words like a doomsday prepper stash…

Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with previously published “Woodward Classics” during the pandemic. This one originally ran in The Idaho Statesman in 1995.

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As if it’s not already hot enough here in the Treasure Valley, now we have Olympic fever.

Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with previously published “Woodward Classics” during the pandemic. This one originally ran in The Idaho Statesman in 1995.

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