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Skydive Buhl

A rush of cool air whipped through the airplane as Paul Janes opened the door. Ten thousand feet below, the city of Buhl seemed small intertwined with the patchwork...

Things To Do

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CSI Rodeo Boxing Smoker

Everyone knows that cowboys are the toughest sonuva guns around. And cowgirls? Well, they’re tougher than a two-dollar steak. That’s why thousands crowd into the Eldon Evans Expo Center...
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The People of Southern Idaho

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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Keith Adams – Drug Free Pro

Keith Adams – Drug Free Pro

If our past can tie us down it can also free us. Keith Adams (59 years old) is living proof.  Professional Trial Bike competitor, educator and avid outdoors man, Adams uses his past to inspire the future of those around him. Using the power of sports and the great...

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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...

White Tiger Martial Arts

White Tiger Martial Arts

White Tiger Martial Arts is the only Idaho martial arts school teaching Doce Pares, a Filipino martial art that emphasizes stick and sword fighting. Brian Jensen established White Tiger in Rupert in 2003. Jensen has been a martial arts enthusiast since he took his...

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Biff Hutchison

Biff Hutchison

Sure, he catches big air and can perform full 360-degree back flips. When you find out Biff Hutchison is on a pogo stick things get interesting. Hutchison, an otherwise typical 16-year-old Burley High School junior, started riding years ago. Like many children...

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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Leah Pentland

Leah Pentland

To watch Filer High School music teacher Leah Pentland move around her classroom, you wouldn’t guess that she is legally blind. She moves with the confidence, grace and assurance of someone who does not let her impairment get in the way of life.  “I can do pretty...

Stephanie Armiger

Stephanie Armiger

Stephanie Armiger-Holman looks much like the mom next door. A simple glance and you wouldn't know that the single mother of four is an award-winning author and artist. One day, Stephanie says, her 18-song musical, "Bartholdi's Lady," may be a household name, a...

Southern Idaho Photos

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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Aug 01, 2011

Balanced Rock

Southwest of Buhl Idaho located in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon stands the natural phenomenon Balanced Rock. Over 48...
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Sep 01, 2007

Elba Valley

This is Elba valley and Elba canyon. Photo was taken near the top of Mt. Harrison. It's only about a 20 minute drive...
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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...