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Parks and Rec Month

by Christina Coats, photos by Jim Peterson Beginning in 1985, America started recognizing July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation month. With fun themes each year, Parks and Rec is excited to help families everywhere enjoy the outdoors. This ...

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Data storage change hits Idaho

Greatest thing since sliced bread! As the technology world advances businesses are beginning to migrate away from proprietary systems and becoming more aware of “open source” solutions, a non-proprietary option, and in our case this is storage. This solution is ...

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Men of Vision

The McLeod Family in Idaho By Mayor Jim Reynolds For three generations, the McLeod Family have been visionary leaders in the Treasure Valley.  Hailing from Scotland, Colin McLeod conceived a sheep ranch to dwarf those of his native land.  Colin ...

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The New Albertson’s

By Mayor Jim Reynolds Many of you will recall the original Albertson’s store on 16th and State Street in Boise.  Joanie and I moved back to Boise in 1982 and lived on La Mesita Way near the old Simplot mansion. ...

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THE AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

by Mayor Jim Reynolds One of the many things early American settlers escaped was the strict regulatory nature of European Guilds. An improvement over manor life, the Guilds grew increasingly regulatory toward creativity as craftsmen sought to protect their livelihood. ...

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The Holidays at Grandmas

An endearing remembrance of simpler times. The holiday season always meant going to Grandma’s house down at 13 Francis Street.  It was a two-story Early Craftsman style house with plenty of character.  Sitting well back on two acres, it had ...

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Eagle – Then and Now

From its inception, Eagle was a place of commerce.  Being right on the Boise River, it was always a trade route.  In the very early days, it was trade with the trappers, Native Americans, and later prospectors from the gold ...

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Life on Eagle Island

Truman and Polete stood on the bank studying the swiftly moving river. Heavy snowfall followed by a sudden warm spell had brought with it the threat of flooding to Illinois Island and its neighboring farms. Staring across the river, Truman ...

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Summer In Eagle

By Mayor Jim Reynolds As a kid, summer was always a special time for me. School was finally out and we looked forward to a precious few months of freedom. For me, that meant going to my Dad’s place at ...

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Eagle Magazine – Growing Up

By Mayor Jim Reynolds Recently, I was reflecting on how cities and towns develop personality and experience similar stages of development – infancy, childhood, teenager, young adult, maturity, and finally old age. I began looking at cities and towns with ...

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