Idaho Park N Ski Yurt
Photo by Natalie Bartley

Plan A Park N’ Ski Adventure

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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

Wallace Street Parade, Idaho Senior Independent

A Wallace Welcome

Big wheels met little wheels at the Wallace Founder’s Day parade. Photo by Danylle McLain
Town names throughout North Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Mining District more often than not pay homage to the men (or in one case, donkey) who first discovered the rich mineral lodes that made the communities destinations for generations of hard rock miners who followed in their boot tracks.

Janie Veltcamp, Idaho Senior News

A Voice for Raptors


Janie Veltkamp has a large facility on her property near the south end of Coeur d’Alene Lake designed to care for raptors, also known as birds of prey.

Jaimz Lucero, Idaho Senior Independent

Comic Books Still Thrill Collector Jaimz Lucero


A comic book collector since childhood, Jaimz Lucero said it was kismet 16 years ago when he was randomly assigned a phone number for a comic book store that had gone out of business in Boise. “Fate threw me a bone, so I ran with it.”