Category Archives: Journalism

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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Mapping the Hi-Line

Colorado writer David Mogen grew up in small towns along Montana’s Hi-Line, an area below the Canadian border and east of the Rockies, as his father moved the family from one rural town to the next.  The book begins with … Continue reading

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Cities and Nature in Context

In Cities and Nature in the American West, scholars dissect what land, water, and urban existence have meant throughout the last century and what they continue to mean to today’s Western residents.  In the introductory essay, editor Char Miller, a … Continue reading

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