by: Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator – Canyon County Extension & Surine Greenway, FCS Extension Educator – Owyhee County Extension What measures can you make at home to prevent you and your family from getting sick from the food you eat? These five food safety tips described below, when practiced regularly, can help reduce your risk. Practice good personal hygiene. This may seem simple, but it is the single most important thing you can do to prevent illness. Washing your hands regularly for a full…Continue Reading “Preventing Food-borne Illness at Home”

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by Dave McCormack Karen and I headed south the first week of June. Utah has some fishing opportunities just not available in South West Idaho.  Willard Bay Reservoir just north of Ogden is an example of giving anglers more choice and better experiences for time spent on the water.  “Wipers,” a cross between a White Bass and a Striped Bass is a hybrid that’s fighting ability is top drawer. They are not ariel specialist; their savage strike and reel smoking runs make them as fun…Continue Reading “Dave’s Big Backyard”

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Hello again, this has been one of the nicest springs I can remember. But now it’s summer and July is upon us, so here comes the heat.  I’ve been writing this column now since February 2015 I believe column 39 or 40, as there were a few hiccups along the way. I once wrote a column on a plane bound for Italy and then wrote about the gardens and landscapes I saw there when I returned. I even wrote a column of how I found…Continue Reading “Local Dirt Perspective”

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by Wayne Cornell I began wearing glasses shortly after returning from Army Basic Training more than 50 years ago. If I had had glasses earlier, I might have had an easier time qualifying with the M14 rifle. It’s tough to hit a man-sized target 300 yards away when you can’t even see it. I was lucky to qualify at all. As time passed, I moved from single vision glasses to more powerful single vision glasses, to bifocals, to more powerful bifocals. Earlier this year, the…Continue Reading “Not Important…But Possibly of Interest! July 2018”

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