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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.

I’m a proud “word nerd.” I love words; I collect them like baseball cards. I like weird words, wonky words, witty words and even a handful of Welsh words (fun fact: the word for “carrot” in Welsh is “moron”). As a person prone to collecting things, I hoard words like a doomsday prepper stash…

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.

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.

I’m a proud “word nerd.” I love words; I collect them like baseball cards. I like weird words, wonky words, witty words and even a handful of Welsh words (fun fact: the word for “carrot” in Welsh is “moron”). As a person prone to collecting things, I hoard words like a doomsday prepper stash…

Boise has played the waiting game several times in its history. Citizens have waited for a promised project for decades while staring into a hole or across a dusty gravel parking lot.

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.

This Friday, July 23, Disney+ has the riveting documentary "Stuntman" available to stream. The film follows a pivotal moment in Idaho daredevil history for veteran film and television stuntman and actor Eddie Braun. He capped his decades-long entertainment career by attempting the 1974 Snake…

The Olympic Games may be starting a bit late — off by one whole year, that is, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an anomaly reflected in the official title: Tokyo 2020. But without much further ado, the summer Olympics are finally slated to begin Friday. 

For 43 years, Lester and Mary Peck have been holding “A Patriotic Barbecue,” sometimes on the Fourth of July, but always in the vicinity thereof. The Pecks are self-described “staunch democrats” and their barbecues with 100+ people in attendance are fundraisers for the Canyon County Democrat…

BE OUTSIDE, IDAHO ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-2022

It’s been 25 years since Michael Jordan teamed up with the Looney Tunes characters for an intergalactic basketball game that was chronicled in the movie, “Space Jam.” It was an international hit, and perhaps most importantly to Hollywood producers, the kids that loved that movie have now gro…

Ken Palmrose, a new author at 75, joins a long list of writers who came to the page later in life — Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, J. R. R. Tolkien all started after age 40. Raymond Chandler was in his 50s. Bram Stoker, famous for “Dracula,” was 64. Laura Ingalls Wilder of “Little House on the P…

Carrington College nursing instructor Dr. Betzi Quiroz has been working with Peruvian sheepherders in Idaho for 28 years. Today, there are more than 200 in charge of a couple thousand sheep throughout Idaho. On June 16 Quiroz took some of her students on a field trip — to visit a sheepherdin…

IDAHO CTE STUDENTS BRING HOME 8 MEDALS FROM NATIONAL COMPETITION

Kids love to tell you precisely how old they are. Adults, on the other hand, treat age like a tightly guarded state secret. With kids, the “half” in their age makes all the difference. My son isn’t merely “seven;” he’s “seven-and-a-half.” You’d better get the “half” in there, or he’ll take i…

Gardeners around the Northwest are distraught by the damage suffered by their plants during the recent heat wave.

It’s summer and that means it’s the perfect time for canned wines. Canned what? Wine. Sound like an oxymoron? Not if you’re looking for an easy to enjoy wine that’s as convenient as it is tasty.

Plants adapted to your local climate and soils will help your garden be successful. This month’s article focuses on plants most suitable for Idaho’s Treasure Valley. In general, our soils are alkaline, having a pH higher than 7, and are either sandy, a sandy loam, or have a high clay content…

You’ve got to love the character of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), also known in the “Avenger” movies as the Black Widow.

If you’ve ever gotten the chance to fly first class, you know there’s nothing quite like it. On the rare occasions I’ve gotten bumped up, I feel like I’ve won the lottery, sitting up in the front of the plane, nibbling an exclusive snack and sipping my drink as the plebians file past me to c…

A favorite story from the life of Jesus happened hours before He died. After the Last Supper, Jesus “took a towel, and girded Himself.” He poured water into a basin and carefully washed and dried His disciples’ feet. Moments passed slowly but significantly as He carefully washed the dust of …

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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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