Why pack goats are the ultimate backcountry companion
Aaron Hill
Popularized by biologist John Mionczynski in the 1980s in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, goat packing can help you boldly go on any backcountry adventure in comfort and style. [...]
Idaho’s Anthony Doerr delivers another tour de force
Jill Kuraitis
“Cloud Cuckoo Land” is an ambitious novel, one that transcends the boundaries of time and space to leave readers transformed and, more importantly, hopeful about our shared human experience. [...]
Pros and cons of dam removal on the lower Snake River
Brent Lawson
The Snake River dam removal has been one of the hottest environmental and energy debates in the western United States. [...]
Ghosts stories of the Wood River Valley
Bryant Dunn
The early history of the Wood River Valley is colorful and well-documented, but what became of those early settlers? Legend has it the ghosts of men and women who lived and died in the local boom towns continue to haunt local watering holes and ghost towns to this very day. [...]
The powerful connection between food and memory
Paulette Phlipot
In Sun Valley, many local restaurants have been created out of a desire to share love of childhood memories and favorite foods that have brought comfort to the owners and chefs for many years. [...]
Ski conditioning on the ViPR
Michol Dalcourt
It started with a simple question: “If a farm kid wrestled a city kid, and you were a betting person, where’s [...]
Historic North Fork Store finds new purpose and location
Kate Hull
It's been a general store, a gas station, and a trailer park—and even made its way to the silver screen alongside Marilyn Monroe in the 1956 film, “Bus Stop.” Now, the North Fork Store is in yet another chapter as a stunning single-family home. [...]
New site at Quigley Canyon gets high marks
Karen Bossick
Nathan Kolar watched as a great blue heron winged its way above freshly turned dirt at the edge of a 1,200-acre conservation easement out Quigley Canyon. He stopped at a weathervane planted at the edge of what will become The Sage School’s new campus. [...]
Ketchum Fire Department’s fierce female firefighters
Hayden Seder
Ketchum’s fire department is an exception to other locations where men dominate their force—one-third of the Ketchum Fire Department is female. Here, we meet some of the brave women who protect and server our community. [...]
Family-Grown and Milled Artisanal Flour
Hayden Seder
Family-Grown and Milled Artisanal Flour [...]
Salmon River steelhead, lesser known than salmon, face equally difficult challenges
Brent Lawson
While the plight of wild salmon is often the subject of great debate and policy fights, the challenges Salmon River steelhead face are less well known, though equally formidable. [...]
Sun Valley nuptials and a memorable day of love and family
Kate Hull
Emily and Douglas Manchester said “I do” on a picture-perfect summer day at Trail Creek Cabin, an intimate affair shared with their family and closest friends. [...]