Yes, Yellowstone Park in winter is cold. It’s snowy, and the roads are mostly closed to vehicles; however, people still visit, and they discover a wonderland sparkling, fresh, and breathtakingly different from other seasons.
Without birds, our world would be an impoverished place. And today, while some species have healthy populations, others are struggling. That’s where you come in: as a citizen scientist for the Backyard Bird Count on February 16-19.
Hard water fishing is easy as holding a line with a worm on the end and dropping it through the hole. By HOLLY ENDERSBY
When Brad “Coop” Cooper retired last spring from his alma mater as Minico High School’s legendary wrestling coach, he left behind display cases filled with trophies. By DIANNA TROYER
Winter in Idaho means outdoor adventures. Yearly, Nordic skiers and snowshoes traverse 180 miles of groomed trails and numerous un-groomed trails originating from Park N’ Ski trail systems in four regions. The Idaho Department of Park and Recreation (IDPR) provides plowed parking lots and trailheads with information kiosks and vault toilets. By NATALIE BARTLEY
Part of the fun of baking holiday cookies is having company in the kitchen to lend a hand. While adult-sized help is always appreciated, recruiting grandchildren may be best of all. By GAIL JOKERST
Minimalism is a style of extreme spareness and simplicity. Despite varying degrees along the minimalist spectrum, the bottom line remains: “Less is more” is better for your physical and mental health. By CARRIE STENSRUD
As Dana Jo Cameron unpacks her vintage Christmas decorations in early December, they spark childhood memories of comfort and joy.
by JEREMY WATTERSON
Big wheels met little wheels at the Wallace Founder’s Day parade. Photo by Danylle McLain
Town names throughout North Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Mining District more often than not pay homage to the men (or in one case, donkey) who first discovered the rich mineral lodes that made the communities destinations for generations of hard rock miners who followed in their boot tracks.
by JACK McNEEL
Janie Veltkamp has a large facility on her property near the south end of Coeur d’Alene Lake designed to care for raptors, also known as birds of prey.