A resident of Meridian, Carol Joyce is not alone in transforming gourds into works of art or objects with a practical purpose, like bowls or vases. By DIANNA TROYER
Roger Burnham has an amazing 42-year history of volunteering his time, knowledge, and energy with the Sheriff’s Department in such programs as Search and Rescue, the Dive Team, and Back Country Medical Rescue. The hours he has spent helping people in Idaho’s back country are astronomical, and all are performed without pay. By JACK McNEEL
If you’re going to be in the vicinity of Lewiston, Idaho, and have interest in Native history, the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center should be on your “to do” list.
Retired electrician Richard Kossman said he was fortunate to have worked in northern Iraq, touring cultural sites there before they were destroyed by millitants. In 1990, the Malta, Idaho, native was based in a Syrian border town, Rabia, about 70 miles northwest of Mosul. By DIANA TROYER
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
With painstaking precision, Hymas stirrs a steaming, bubbling mixture of sugar, butter, water, and corn syrup in a pressure cooker to make another 8-pound batch of toffee, a two-hour labor of love. Every October, he begins filling orders for his popular Christmas gift.
As Dana Jo Cameron unpacks her vintage Christmas decorations in early December, they spark childhood memories of comfort and joy.
When he is not writing or tending to his hops, Bob Hubler is brewing a new batch of beverage. His latest project is fresh hop pale ale.
January and February days are dark, and spring seems a long way off. Solution to the deep winter doldrums? Why festivals, of course! By HOLLY ENDERSBY
by ERIC GRACE, Kaniksu Land Trust Executive Director
Land Trusts provide conservation options to landowners who want their land to remain undeveloped for future generations.