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PAY DIRT – A Gardener’s Column, Thumbing Through the Catalogs

PAY DIRT – A Gardener’s Column, Thumbing Through the Catalogs

By Mark Barnes This time of year gardeners are keeping warm and looking through the dozens of seed catalogs that fill their mailboxes. With their green thumbs stained with ink,…

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – The Ultimate in Passenger Discomfort

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – The Ultimate in Passenger Discomfort

I fly a lot of miles on a lot of airlines, My best estimate is that I have boarded over 2,500 different flights over the years.…

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – The Food Age

ON THE EDGE  OF COMMON SENSE – The Food Age

According to a food scientist at the University of Arizona, more than 100,000 plant and animal varieties have become endangered over the last quarter century.…

Kitchen table politics

By Sharon Fisher It may be only December, but this is shaping up to be the most interesting primary season in years.…

Kuna VFW Awards Essay Winners

Kuna VFW Post 7019 Senior Vice Commander, Ernie Smith, presented certificates and prizes to our entries in Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests at our meeting Wednesday, December 11,…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, A big THANK YOU goes out to the Melba Fire Department. The Melba Senior Center catered their annual Christmas dinner. You all generously brought the salads and desserts,…

ON THE EDGE OF COMMON SENSE – Animal Husbandry?

By Baxter Black, DVM Somewhere in the annals of land grant colleges, the ag departments converted from offering a degree in Animal Husbandry to a degree in Animal Science.…

Richard B. “Rich” Mangum

Richard B. “Rich” Mangum

Richard B. “Rich” Mangum of Nampa, Idaho, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013.…

Guest Opinion

By Tina Townley   OK, so like most people I had a hard time sleeping last night, so many lives were changed forever yesterday, so much sadness. My heart still…

Don’t get unwrapped by these package scammers

By Robb Hicken A package delivery at the holiday season didn’t seem too unusual to Idaho Falls resident Charles Smith.  It was the urgency in the caller’s voice that seemed odd.…