Category Archives: Features

Returning Home

Mark and Jenna Walton wanted to live the outdoor life.  In the summers, Mark and Jenna like to ride 1,000 to 1,500 miles on their horses and mules into the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness and Hells Canyon.  Mark was used to … Continue reading

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Going Native

Jacie Jensen, dressed in a fleece hat and gardening gloves, looks up from her hoe to gaze at the view.  She gestures to one field and says they planted blue rye there.  Another field, she says, is full of yarrow.  … Continue reading

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Fishing With a Pink Fly

When Charlene Douglas was just two weeks old, her mother died of metastasized breast cancer.  As a result, Charlene was elated when she heard a nonprofit that benefits  breast cancer survivors needed to set up a program in Northern Idaho/Eastern … Continue reading

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The Power of Yoga

Over twenty years ago, Erika Greenwell was working at the Moscow Food Co-op when she heard through her aerobics class about a woman who was offering a noon-time yoga class.  She signed up.  Erica was stressed out and needed a … Continue reading

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A Resurgence in Wine Making

Even though the vines Mike Pearson and Melissa Sanborn purchased had only produced grapes for one chardonnay, the new land owners were undaunted as they cleared sumac, blackberry, poison oak, and cut each grape vine down to the root.  The … Continue reading

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Hobby Blooms Into Business

Jim Maxwell says he’s been gardening since he was a kid wandering around in his grandparents’ large garden, but he started taking it more seriously when he was out of work and wanted to expand a hobby garden to make … Continue reading

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Following the Lewis and Clark Trail

In a photograph, John Fisher holds his .47-caliber air rifle. He’s sure it impressed the Indians.  His gun is one of only four or five in the country and one of fifteen in the world.  The original, he says, “is … Continue reading

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We Have Liftoff

People think the man on the moon was made in Hollywood.  I can vouch they are 100% wrong,” says John Myers, who worked for a company that made heat tiles for space shuttles for 32 years.  He worked as an … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Town

With its array of books, DVDs, Xbox games, and mural of local history, the Weippe Discovery Center, which houses both the public library and the visitor’s center, is a nexus of activity for the young and old. The Weippe library … Continue reading

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The Past In Pieces

Having my morning cup of coffee, I open The Lewiston Tribune to an article on a public archeology day at the excavation of a former Japanese internment camp. Over the past ten years of hiking, soaking in hot springs, and … Continue reading

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