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Press Release   Candace Bilbrey, a kindergarten teacher at Van Buren Elementary, smiles for the camera as she and her teaching team play Duck-Duck-Goose with the Caldwell Police Department. Van Buren Elementary hit the pavement in downtown Caldwell to hide painted rocks for the Caldwell students, one of the tasks of a teacher scavenger hunt the week before school started. The team building activity sought to bring the school and community together with a fun spin. The entire Van Buren staff met at the Caldwell…Continue Reading “VAN BUREN ELEMENTARY ON THE HUNT IN DOWNTOWN CALDWELL”

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By Jackie Amende, FCS Extension Educator, University of Idaho Extension – Canyon County Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you sit? Is it 6 hours, 8 hours, or even 10 hours? Many of us work a sedentary job where we are sitting all day long with very limited breaks to get up and move. Research is showing that these long hours of sitting are having large impacts on our health. Studies show that the more time you spend sitting still, the…Continue Reading “SITTING TOO MUCH IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH”

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By Judy Boothe We welcome all to visit the Indian Creek Museum at 1122 Main St. This building is unique as we volunteers try to preserve its history and story. The basic building was built in the early 50’s by Dr. Finck who practiced medicine there, including surgeries, taking x-rays and doing lab work. There were two additions to the building, one that housed what Dr. Finck thought would be another family doctor, but ended up being Dr. Gulley, a dentist, with his wife Opal,…Continue Reading “WELCOME TO OUR MEMORIES INDIAN CREEK MUSEUM”

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By Wayne Cornell We have family on Hawaii’s Big Island. Any time I mention that to people they say, “Boy are you lucky. You have an excuse to go to Paradise.” When the plane landed at the Kona Airport, I was sitting near the back. While we waited to exit at the far end of the aircraft, the service people opened the back door to restock the galley, As soon as the door opened, the humidity rushed in. It made me feel like I would…Continue Reading “NOT IMPORTANT…BUT POSSIBLY OF INTEREST1”

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By Angela Matlashevsky Becoming a professional artist/illustrator is a lifetime commitment that can, at times, feel impossible to achieve. There are, however, shortcuts that I’ve used to make the task easier, one of which is learning to use circles and lines. Circles and lines are, simply put, tools artists use to block in a drawing subject. A circle is a line that is closed (both points meet up at the same place) and a line is a connection between two points. When anyone asks me…Continue Reading “THE “ART”ICLE: CIRCLES AND LINES”

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By Larry Gaukel For years my wife suggested we should get another dog to keep our ten year old beagle/schnauzer mix company. She wanted a small breed female. I, on the other hand, said with the usual macho answer, “No! We don’t need another animal to clean up after.” So move forward to April of 2016. I was going to the pharmacy at my favorite super market, the one between two major streets and across from out latest tattoo shop. As I was walking in…Continue Reading “SWEET PEAS GROW IN CARDBOARD BOXES”

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By Dave McCormick In the 1960’s I was a teenager praying for a dry September.  A dry September ushered in a great Sage Grouse hunt.  A wet September made them as hard to find as a Sasquatch in a shoe store.  Dry conditions forced them to keg up around water holes.  Humans can display this same trait as well, though water is probably not the preferred thirst quencher. Guy Pilote’s grandparents Fred and Millie Ross had knowledge of several of these water holes.  We would…Continue Reading “THE GREAT SAGE GROUSE HUNT”

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Press Release Two local artists will be holding an art exhibition at the Rubaiyat Bookstore, located 720 Arthur Street, on September 15thduring the Indian Creek Festival. Amber O’Brien, heavily influenced by Beatrix Potter, Georgia O’Keefe, Ron Burns, and Brian Transeau (aka BT), has been drawing since she was a little girl. Animals are her favorite subject and her six pets are her everyday inspiration. Her work has a very versatile style and features vibrant colors and whimsical elements with a cheerful presence. Amber earned her…Continue Reading “ART EXHIBITION ON THE INDIAN CREEK”

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By Pat King I love tropical plants, their odd shaped, colorful and vibrant flowers and unique leaves of all shapes and sizes. Some leaves are so big you can get shade on a hot day. They shimmer in the sun and water rolls right off them. You can even make roofs out of them. For plants that are in the hot windy sun all day that are very sturdy plants. Of course they don’t like our winters, they are usually zone 8 or higher but…Continue Reading “LOCAL DIRT PERSPECTIVE”

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by Amy Stahl, Community Relations Manager, St. Luke’s, Nampa Dozens of motorcyclists hit the road in Canyon County on June 16 to raise funds for the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute patient assistance fund. The fifth annual event hosted by the Treasure Valley UMF in honor of the late Linda Bearrs raised $4,000. Gifts to the Patient Assistance Fund help cover costs such as meal vouchers, gas cards, temporary housing, medication and other needs of patients and their families. The fun run featured a dinner,…Continue Reading “LINDA’S LEGACY”

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