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2008 Mom of the Year

2008 Mom of the Year

Your nominations came rolling in for our first-ever Mother of the Year contest. There are so many incredible women raising children here that it was difficult to single one out. But after much deliberation by the Southern Idaho Living editorial board, we chose a...

Jake Weimer

Jake Weimer

Photos and Story by Trent HowieThe son of a second-generation farmer, Jake Weimer grew up on a sugar beet farm. The Weimer family has a long history of working the soil in Rupert, but Jake’s idea of cultivating the dirt is a little different than his grandfather’s....

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Shardé Bement

Shardé Bement

Shardé Bement is in many ways a typical 14-year-old girl. She attends ninth grade at Kimberly High School, likes to write poetry and has tried her hand at sports such as softball and basketball. However, Shardé has discovered an activity that is rather uncommon for...

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Brenda Grogan, NMD

Brenda Grogan, NMD

Brenda Grogan, NMD, has been practicing health and healing for 33 years. She spent 15 years as a medical nurse and has spent the past 20 years in the alternative healthcare field. Today she is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor, practicing in her home-based...

Rick Neff

Rick Neff

Since 1987, Rick Neff’s business in the rural town of Malta had been named Neff Repair and Machine. But after two decades of serving the local farmers and ranchers, Rick changed the name of his business to also include what had evolved from a hobby to a steady...

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Tyler Shockey

Tyler Shockey

Freeskiing phenom Tyler Shockey finished last season ranked 18th nationally in slopestyle for his age group (16-19) by the USASA – the country’s premier amateur ski and snowboard association. What makes this feat most remarkable is that Shockey is from Burley – not...

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Cliff Johnson

Cliff Johnson

Behind his vibrant blue eyes and engaging personality, Cliff Johnson conceals the dark and gloomy path that eventually led him to becoming Filer’s police chief. “I learned early on that no matter where you come from, life is what you make of it. It’s all about...

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Dave Weber, A Teacher Who Does

Dave Weber, A Teacher Who Does

An old adage speculates that those who can’t do, teach. However, this saying is in no way applicable to David Weber. A rock climbing enthusiast and teacher of math and sciences at Shoshone High School for 20 years, he never lets his teaching get in the way of his...

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Brandon Craner

Brandon Craner

Brandon Craner’s construction company is currently paying most of his bills, but the Buhl resident’s second job is quickly taking over his life. As of May, Craner was ranked 58th overall in a field of 222 professional bass fishermen in the FLW Western Series. Not...

Southern Idaho Photos

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May 01, 2008

Minadoka Damn

Every spring the waters swell behind every damn along the snake river. About 10 miles up-river from my house is the...
Jul 01, 2007

Haggerman Windmills

These windmills are located just west of Haggerman Idaho. Every year more of them are added to the area. They are...
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Mar 01, 2012

Mini-Cassia Storm

I've witnessed some pretty crazy storms in the Mini-Cassia area but haven't always been able to capture them. I was on...
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Sep 01, 2010

Sun Valley

This beautiful pond is actually the back yard of a luxurious multi-million dollar home in Sun Valley Idaho. I was in...