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The mottled hills and green fields around Picabo seem an unlikely place for a commercial enterprise. The nearest town of any size is Carey (population 300), six miles to the east. The more populous towns of Hailey and Ketchum are half an hour away on a narrow country road. Picabo itself has a … Continue reading A General Store with Everything -in the Middle of Nowhere
The summer that officially ends this holiday weekend is the first in almost seven decades to pass without a couple of beloved Boise institutions. For the first time since 1953, a summer has ended without cannon balls, belly flops and squeals of delight at Lowell and South pools. Both are showing their age. … Continue reading Don’t Make Kids Wait Another Summer to Use City Pools
If this summer’s unprecedented drought, scorching temperatures and wildfire smoke aren’t reasons to get serious about climate change, nothing is. The extreme weather we’re seeing this summer, scientists say, wouldn’t be possible without climate change. What can we do about it? We can walk and cycle more and drive less, turn up the … Continue reading Bring back the Pioneer Route
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