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Share Sightings of Monarch Butterflies and Their Milkweed Host Plants

By DIANNA TROYER Long cherished in Idaho for its magnificence, the monarch butterfly was named the state’s insect after Boise fourth-graders lobbied for the

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Try Both Nordic Track Ski Techniques

Nordic skiing provides refreshing outdoor exercise for improving balance and strength. If you’re new to the sport, cross-country skiing on a groomed Nordic trail is a gentle way to try this low-impact aerobic workout in crisp, snow-covered settings.

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Idaho Tribes Making A Comeback — Duck Valley Reservation

The Duck Valley Reservation is home to the Western Shoshone and Northern Paiute Tribes. The reservation is unique in that it splits in half between Idaho and Nevada. The walkway leading to tribal headquarters is on the state line, the 42nd parallel.

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The Last of Idaho’s Original Back-Country Volunteers

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

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Give Hard Water Fishing A Try

Hard water fishing is easy as holding a line with a worm on the end and dropping it through the hole. By HOLLY ENDERSBY

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Plan A Park N’ Ski Adventure

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

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