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Perseverance, Commitment & Lifestyle

Tren Long to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics Story and Photos by Nicole Christensen Pettinger Passionate intensity is how Tren Long approaches all aspects of his life. Whether you are watching him compete and run in the NWSC Northwest Submission ...

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Changing Lives

Mother’s Day cards give local refugees a chance to succeed. By Liza Long This Mother’s Day, one Eagle-based non-profit social enterprise will make a real difference in the lives of local refugees. Full Circle Exchange hired more than 60 refugees ...

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These Hands

1. Color 2. Shape 3. Nature 4. Commitment 5. Adrenaline Flow Story and Photography by Nicole Christensen Close your eyes for a moment and recall back to a drive into the woods. You smell the abundance of beautiful forest pines, ...

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The Persistence of Nellie

Seven years ago, the Dry Creek Historical Society hosted a gathering for residents and former residents of Dry Creek Valley. This picturesque little valley lies below Stack Rock between Bogus Basin Road and Highway 55. Since the 1800’s, this valley ...

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Local Libations

Beat the heat with these summer drinks Story and Photography by Pete Grady With temperatures rising all of us start climbing out of our dens to thaw out and get a good stretch. It’s time to call up a couple friends ...

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The Emerging Arts Scene in Eagle

Sculpting a Plan for a Summer of Arts Immersion Story and Photography by Pete Grady Over the last twenty years the valley has seen a steady expansion west from Boise.  Back then Eagle was barely a stop sign along Hwy ...

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Rod Blackstead

Idaho native home builder for almost 30 years. By Emily Fonnesbeck Photography by Jeremy Erickson When you’re looking to build a house, you probably look at many different options. Rod Blackstead, the president of Blackstead Building Co. Inc. isn’t interested ...

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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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The Ultimate Passport

A creative plan of endless activities for kids to enjoy this summer. By Amy Larson Photography by John Webster When two like-minded dads with novel ideas come together and start a business, good things come to the Treasure Valley. Eric ...

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Bricknowlogy—Lego Heaven

A retail store that’s also a sanctuary and school for builders. By Laura Wolstenholme Photography by Candace Sweet When my two Lego-maniacs were younger, they yearned for a Lego play-land closer to home than the official one in Carlsbad, California. ...

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