When I get together with my birding friends to go birding, either around here or at some exotic location, we all know how it goes. I’m sure we’re like members of any hobby group. You don’t have to read a bunch of rules or how-tos to know what’s expected and what’s not cool. We’ve been initia…

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MERIDIAN — The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine announced in a press release it welcomed its fourth cohort of student doctors to campus on Wednesday, July 28, marking the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Climbing down into dark caves is not everybody’s idea of a fun activity. It’s dark, it’s wet — there may be bats — and you might get lost or stuck. Craters of the Moon is a great place to explore lava (caves) tubes without really needing any special equipment or training.

Visiting a supervised shooting range for the first time can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Shooting ranges are designed for safe firearms practice for shooters of all abilities, and they can be a great place for beginners to learn more about responsible, safe shooting.

As wildfires in the West burn during this hot summer, the Idaho Conservation League has created a worksheet to help protect you and your loved ones from wildfire smoke and poor air quality days. This worksheet helps folks understand their health risks and make a plan.

When I get together with my birding friends to go birding, either around here or at some exotic location, we all know how it goes. I’m sure we’re like members of any hobby group. You don’t have to read a bunch of rules or how-tos to know what’s expected and what’s not cool. We’ve been initia…

MERIDIAN — The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine announced in a press release it welcomed its fourth cohort of student doctors to campus on Wednesday, July 28, marking the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Climbing down into dark caves is not everybody’s idea of a fun activity. It’s dark, it’s wet — there may be bats — and you might get lost or stuck. Craters of the Moon is a great place to explore lava (caves) tubes without really needing any special equipment or training.

This week I was having a hard time trying to decide whether to write a Backpacking 101 article followed up by an article on Kolby’s and mine backpacking trip last week or Katy’s and my crappie fishing trip. But then while Kolby and I were backpacking we stumbled into a gold mine of berries.

Visiting a supervised shooting range for the first time can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Shooting ranges are designed for safe firearms practice for shooters of all abilities, and they can be a great place for beginners to learn more about responsible, safe shooting.

To many, Idaho’s 900-mile Centennial Trail from the Nevada border to Canada is an impossible undertaking.

As wildfires in the West burn during this hot summer, the Idaho Conservation League has created a worksheet to help protect you and your loved ones from wildfire smoke and poor air quality days. This worksheet helps folks understand their health risks and make a plan.

Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with previously published “Woodward Classics” during the pandemic. This one originally ran in The Idaho Statesman in 1995.

IDAHO WWII VETERAN RECEIVES HONOR POSTHUMOUSLY

Just three months after closing in March 2020, the Kuna Senior Center became the first in the valley to safely reopen due to the dedication of volunteers, staff, and the center’s board president Guy DiTorrice.

Supply chain disruptions are causing problems for even the most prepared roofers. Consumers should consider these questions to set realistic expectations and find a transparent business they can trust.Supply chain disruptions are causing problems for even the most prepared roofers. Consumers…

BOISE — The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives announced in a press release it has awarded Paul Fleming of the Boise Metro Chamber with the Dana Ketterling Lifetime Sales Achievement Award. The award recognizes career sales achievement, with awards based on the total number or tot…

Chris Theil new hire at First Interstate Bank

You may recall the story of Joe Bell, a grieving father who vowed to walk from Oregon to New York in 2013 in the hope of raising awareness about teen bullying. His own son, Jaiden, died of suicide after being tormented at school for being gay.

I love my life but sometimes it gets hectic. I was in South Dakota for two and a half weeks, flew down to Tennessee for the Professional Outdoor Media Association Convention on Tuesday, flew home Friday at midnight, grabbed Katy and headed over to Oregon to the Silvies Ranch Sunday after Chu…

In my previous two columns on the Breeding Bird Survey, I covered the background of this continental bird population monitoring program and looked at some of the species that have been increasing in Idaho since 1966. But the survey has been most important in identifying species populations t…

It’s a trip of a lifetime — Floating Idaho’s 100-mile, 100-rapids Middle Fork of the Salmon River through heart-racing whitewater, rich and fascinating history and geology, and immense wilderness landscapes that range from forests to craggy canyons.

Unfortunately, living with smoke from wildfires has become a way of life for us in the Treasure Valley. This year, we’re seeing smoke earlier than normal. There is predicted to be a substantial increase in the number of days with smoke in the air, so it’s important that people who are at ris…

TREASURE VALLEY — Genesis Community Health announced in a press release it is accepting new patients for its free medical, dental, and mental-health counseling clinics. With a second Treasure Valley location recently added and the current high availability of openings, now more low-income re…

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Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with previously published “Woodward Classics” during the pandemic. This one originally ran in The Idaho Statesman in 1995.

It’s safe to say I don’t know much about cars. I don’t just mean I can’t change a carburetor or even the oil, I mean I couldn’t point out a Chevy truck from a Ford unless I’m reading the words on the tailgate. The details of cars elude me, unless it’s something like a funny bumper sticker or…

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