June July 2022 Issue

Articles Found in This Issue

Pencil sketching of western artist James Castle, from Garden Valley, Idaho
Image courtesy of The James Castle Collection and Archive in Boise, Idaho
Idaho Artists Bringing the West to Life - Many artists have been celebrated for their vivid depictions of the landscapes and history of the West. Here are a few Idaho artists.
Photo of a forest on fire
© Lumppini, Bigstock.com
Wildfire Myth Busted  - We need to change how we think about wildfire myths. Managing wildfires, reducing fire risk, and protecting communities has to be a public-private partnership.
Photo of a gadget that helps tee-up a golf ball without having to bend over
Golf Gadgets for Older Golfers - A wide variety of adaptive golf gadgets can actually help older golfers who struggle with injuries, arthritis, or loss of mobility.
Two men standing in the Snake River in Idaho, holding a 10-foot White Sturgeon
Photo courtesy Idaho Fish & Game
White Sturgeon: Monsters of the Snake - White Sturgeon this size are the stuff angler dreams are made of. Check the regs, get out there, and try your hand at catching one of the monsters of the Snake.
Close-up photo of a senior's hand holding a fork and twirling spaghetti from a pasta bowl.
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Kidnapping Grandad: Sometimes It’s OK to Lie - I knew my stubborn Grandfather better than anyone, so I made a bold initial move and opted for the white lie — I had a strong sense that it would work.
Illustration for an obituary pirate
Beware of Obituary Pirates - SCAM ALERT: Pirates sail the internet seas, looting and plundering treasure from a surprising source: obituaries. 
Photo of Iris Apfel, 100-year-old fashionista
Fashion forward: 100-Year-Old Iris Apfel Intersects Textiles, Fashion, History - Metropolitan Museum of Art called Iris Apfel one of America’s quintessential stylemakers when it showcased her costume jewelry and clothing collection.
Mel Bartholemew teaching seniors Square Foot Gardening — a method for growing more in less space.
Photo courtesy of the Square Foot Gardening Foundation
Upgrade Your Garden Mojo with Square Foot Gardening - Mel Bartholomew came up with Square Foot Gardening in 1975, to make gardening more accessible, efficient, and successful for every level of grower. 
Photo of Bob Hunt, publisher of the Idaho Senior Independent
Publisher Letter: Fix It Yourself with YouTube - Choose to revitalize things yourself. You will feel the pride of accomplishment upon completion, and you’ll save money and, perhaps, a 13-mile tow into town.
Clara dancing with the Nutcracker Prince
Nutcracker Keeps on Giving - Jennifer Sager was determined to produce the beloved holiday ballet The Nutcracker as a gift to southeastern Idaho decades ago. 
Holiday chocolate
© State Point Media
Holiday Chocolate Treats - Impressive holiday chocolate desserts don’t need to be tricky or time consuming to prepare. You can make fun creations to savor and share.
Winter Decorating
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Winter Decorating - Winter doesn’t have to be dull. Step outside on a sunny day and gather branches, twigs, berries, and cones to use for winter decorating.
Base Ward cutting a tree.
Base Ward Carries on Family Tree-Cutting Tradition - Base Ward understands the quest and unhurried pleasure of picking the perfect Christmas tree — not too plump or skinny, too tall or short.