• Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival

      There's a fine line between playing the harmonica and nails scratching on a chalkboard. Hand any 8-year-old a brand new harmonica and you'll hear what I mean. But in the hands of a master, it can be one of the most versatile instruments around. And to fully appreciate the diversity of the instrument, it's time to take a daytrip to the Yellowpine Harmonica Festival.
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  • Salmon Spawning in Sawtooth Valley

    See wild Chinook do the wild thing
      The return of wild salmon to Idaho's lakes and rivers has marked an important natural and cultural event for centuries in this state. Every summer, Chinook and Sockeye salmon battle their way upstream through the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean to return to their birthplace to spawn. After the deed is done, the salmon die.
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  • The Hills are Alive

      With as much rain as Southwest Idaho has received in recent weeks, it's amazing to see the green hills instead of the pale brown most Treasure Valley residents are used to.
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  • A Trip Through Basque Sheep Country

      One of the things associated with Basques in the Great Basin over the last century is sheepherding. Throughout Eastern Oregon, Northwestern California, Central and Northern Nevada, Utah and Southern Idaho, Basque men have been tending to their flocks in the mountains in summer and driving them to lower elevations in the winter.
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  • Cyclocross Hits Eagle Island

    Saturday, Nov. 17
      Boise riders can crank up their gears and participate in the last race of the 10th annual series. The track consists of a one- or two-mile course that includes everything from sand and dirt to grass and pavement. Riders from every level of experience are encouraged to participate and races are divided into categories for pros, masters, juniors and first-time riders.
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