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Note: July has been moved to November. 

With a food review on an ice cream joint and a main feature on farming, you'd think it was July in this issue of Boise Weekly.

Perhaps that's just wishful thinking on our part as we slog through the tough part of fall, when it gets dark too early to hit the trails after work and there's still not enough white stuff on the mountain to speak of.

So instead of talking about all the cool stuff people are doing outdoors now, we took a breather this week in Rec to catch up with the people who fetch us out of the wilderness when our outdoor adventures become misadventures--Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, the all-volunteer search and rescue team that turns 50 this year.

In Citizen, we chat up a Ketchum resident who just has a knack for being really good at whatever it is she does outdoors. Rebecca Rusch is an adventure racer turned world champion bicycle racer who took top honors in the Leadville 100. Read her story on Page 9.

As for those wistfully July pieces, a food review on Delsa's and Nathaniel Hoffman's main feature, "A Summer on the Farm," we have good reason. At Delsa's you'll find a full menu of hot food if the thought of ice cream just gave you an ice cream headache. And "A Summer on the Farm" is not the kind of piece Hoffman could have written in July. It's the kind of piece that could only be written in retrospect and the kind of piece that gets us back to one of the things alts have the luxury of doing now and again: publishing something with a sheen that's far more literary then newsy.

If you're reading the paper on Wednesday, Nov. 18, please join us for our annual Cover Art Auction. We'll auction off the last year of cover art, all created by local artists, and reinvest the proceeds into the local art community with a private grant. The auction doors open at 5 p.m. at the Idaho State Historical Museum.

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