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The end of June was busy in Hagerman; the Thousand Springs Culinary Center grand opening at Country Elegance, a BBQ at the Senior Center, the 25th Army Band Concert in the park, those spectacular fireworks, the sheepherder monument dedication, and even a lovely birthday garden party (Happy Birthday, Florence Mary Sandy!) with live music. I saw some people more often in three days than I’d seen all year. What a fun weekend! Gooding County celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a round of events in Gooding June 28 and 29. Events included the Western Heritage Days and Ranch Rodeo, Helping Hearts & Hands 5k & 10k Fun Run and breakfast, Fiddlers of Idaho State Championships, Cowboy Art Show, Centennial Parade, Draft Horse Show, Stick Horse Rodeo, Stock Dog Trials and entertainment by the 25th Army National Guard Band. Let’s hope the heat wave cools off at least a little so we can have some more fun outdoors in July.
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Wind Storm & Tumbleweeds Contribute to Irrigation Ditch Diversion Blowout A strong wind storm late in the evening on July 4th helped cause a huge tumbleweed pileup and subsequent blowout at the ditch diversion on 900 East in Hagerman. The concrete diversion that moves water to the Bell, Buckeye, and Big Bend ditches, thought to have been in use since the 1950s, was destroyed when water pressure from the weed pileup eroded soil holding it in place. Soil, rocks, sagebrush and sand gave way, the large concrete structure ended up in a big sinkhole, and water flowed everywhere. A few homeowners downstream worried about flooding as extra water flowed their way, while others were suddenly completely without the ability to irrigate. Pastures and crops were already stressed from long days with record high temperatures, and the immediate cessation of irrigation, along with thoughts of possible future feed, crop, and food losses resulted in quite a few drive-by site visits and a few raised voices. Construction and repairs started within a few hours and flows were restored to the Bell and Buckeye ditches on the 6th. Smalley Construction has several workmen and trackhoes on site and a temporary system to restore diversion capability and water to the Big Bend ditch may be operable by July 11th. Bud Huntley, president of the Big Bend Ditch Irrigation and Mining Company is looking into what the group’s insurance policy covers. The cost of repairs may need to be charged to shareholders. Many of us depend on irrigation water to keep our fields, food and feed alive. We can all do our part, and take some responsibility for ensuring the water continues to flow, by keeping an eye on the waterways we use, removing debris when we see it, and by relaying to those in charge potential problems.
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The weekend of June 29th was packed with events in Hagerman. Friday night was the well attended ribbon cutting at Country Elegance for the Thousand Springs Culinary Center, and then a short walk through the blazing heat to the Hagerman Valley Senior for hamburgers and socializing. After that it was just a hop across the street o Coltharp Park, where the 25th Army Band played music (complete with woodwind and brass ensembles) until dark. The fun day culminated with a spectacular fireworks display. Families and visitors spread their blankets on the grass, and children raced around. It was a fine end to a memorable summer evening. Saturday morning promised to be another scorching day. The sheepherder monument dedication attracted more than 200 people, despite the heat. Bill Jones and the Hagerman Historical Society were pleased to hold this dedication event marking the completion of a project conceived years ago. Jones and his wife Deloris visited a sheep operation in Argentina decades ago and were impressed by a monument to a gaucho and his flock- and the idea for Hagerman’s monument was born. The life-sized bronze statue depicting a sheepherder, his horse, dog, and several sheep that stands proud at the northern end of town was created by artist Danny Edwards of Twin Falls. Pinky Vader, Hagerman Historical Society President, led the introductions. Boy Scout Troops 107 & 108 presented the flags, Logan and Daniel Daily played the National Anthem, and Reverend Michael Holloman gave the prayer. Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor Brad Little spoke about Idaho’s and his family’s sheep ranching heritage. He said that the monument is a “wonderful tribute to the history of this valley”. Harry Soulen, President of Idaho Wool Growers, also talked about his family’s sheep ranching past. Florence Mary Sandy shared amusing anecdotes about spending summers in sheep camps with her family. Their families managed the sheep business from 1950 until about 1981. New to the monument is a sheep camp on display that was restored by Kim and Kathy Vader. Bill Jones said that there are many people in this valley with sheep ranching histories, and this monument honors them all. Everyone was treated to a lamb burger meal afterwards. Many volunteers worked hard to put together this weekend in Hagerman. Thank you to everyone that helped, and to the people at the Senior Center, Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Hagerman Historical Society.
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Florence Mary Sandy at center, and her daughter Cheryl to her left.
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Hagerman Historical Society The Hagerman Historical Society welcomes new members. The museum is located at the SW corner of State Street (US Highway 30) and Main Street in downtown Hagerman, Idaho. Open Memorial Day to October 1st Wed. thru Sun.1- 4pm (208)837-6288 www.hagermanmuseum.com firstname.lastname@example.org Below are excerpts from their website: PRE-HISTORY The museum has a fully formed replica of the 3M-year-old Hagerman Horse, as well as other fossils and information about the Pleistocene era in the Hagerman Valley. We also have a large collection of photographs of the Thousand Springs, other springs, and major Snake River waterfalls before the development of electrical power in the Valley. In the approximately 50 river miles between Twin Falls and King Hill, the Snake River plunges a thousand feet in elevation. As it descends, the river’s canyon is an exhibit of Pliocene and Pleistocene volcanic activity. Along the south side of the river, in the 3.5 million year-old lake beds, is the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, internationally known as one of the richest late Pliocene faunas in the world. As the Snake River eroded its canyons, it cut through the Snake River Plain aquifer, exposing the water pooled between lava flows as a remarkable series of springs. The most famous was the Thousand Springs which stretched for hundreds of yards as it cascaded down the northern canyon wall. The catastrophic Bonneville Flood thundered through the valley 1215,000 years ago, leaving enormous moraine-like fields of lava ‘Melon Boulders’ – some as big as cars – which were stripped from the canyon walls and tumbled for miles downstream. There are large fields of ‘Melon Boulders’ that can be seen in the countryside surrounding the City of Hagerman.
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NATIVE PEOPLES Come in and see our extensive arrowhead collections of tribes in the Hagerman Valley. We also have an important exhibit from the Crutchfield Garden Site in the City of Hagerman that yielded native American artifacts dating back over 7000 years. The museum has photographs of sturgeon caught in the Snake River that are of astounding size. The Hagerman Valley has a vibrant and exciting history because of the natural resources which drew both Indians and settlers. The Valley was the terminus of salmon and steelhead migrations from the Columbia River, and it supported Indian ‘tribes’ who resided in the valley or came to Lower or Upper Salmon Falls to fish. Some of the largest sturgeons on record were caught here, and these ancient fish still inhabit the river today. EXPLORERS AND ADVENTURERS Come in and view a large lithograph map of Fremont’s 1845 expedition, one of only five copies known to exist. Additionally, the museum has a copy of Fremont’s published diary of the expedition. A number of artifacts cast off by immigrant travelers along the Oregon Trail can be found in the museum’s collection Wilson Price Hunt and Ramsey Crooks were the first white men known to visit the area. They explored the valley in 1811 as members of the Astor Expedition. After 1816, during the heyday of the beaver trapping era, the valley was crisscrossed by hundred of trappers and mountain men. They were followed by missionaries traveling to the Oregon country in the 1830s. Major military–led expeditions by Bonneville (1833) and Fremont (1845) also visited the area. The 2000 mile Oregon Trail traveled through the valley from the mid1840s to late 1860s and brought with it thousands of immigrants who marveled at the Thousand Springs cascading out of the canyon walls, and who re-supplied food stocks with salmon purchased from the Native Americans fishing at Salmon Falls. SETTLEMENT There was no vestige of permanent settlement in the Valley by whites until the federal government began establishing mail and stage routes during the 1860s. The rapid expansion of transportation routes connecting the new transcontinental railroad in Utah with the mining communities of the Boise Basin brought increasing numbers of Euroamericans into the Snake River Plain. Come to the museum and see our collection of maps and photographs of the location of the Kelton Road and the stage stations and ferry crossings that made up this important transportation route through the Hagerman Valley. Placer mining for fine gold in Snake River bars became the area’s earliest industry. During the latter half of the 1800s, the four-mile wide Salmon Falls Mining District straddled the Snake River through the Hagerman Valley, known at that time as Gouger’s Bend. Prospectors began mining along the Snake in large numbers during the spring of 1870. Chinese miners also came to the Hagerman Valley to mine for gold, and records show that by 1870 the majority of miners in Idaho were Chinese. In the museum are maps and records from the Salmon Falls Mining District, as well as research papers regarding gold mining along the Snake River in the Valley. On the heels of placer mining, other commercial ventures were undertaken in the Hagerman Valley. Agriculture proved to be the most enduring. There was extensive sheep ranching in the valley in the early 20th century. The fertile volcanic soil, abundant waters, and mild winters provided good
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CoCoRaHS It rained 0.05 inches last night, with hope for more today – good news for the garden. I padded outside in bathrobe and bare feet to check the rain gauge as soon as I saw that the patio was wet, and sure enough – not only rain, but measurable rain! Mike and I are weather bugs. My first birthday present to him was a maximum-minimum thermometer. For the first half of our marriage we used a coffeecan to collect the rain and a calculator to determine how much had fallen, and kept our weather records on paper files for our own amusement. Then, in 1997, a devastating flash flood hit my brother’s home town of Fort Collins, Colorado, killing several people and flooding Colorado State University and surrounding neighborhoods. The National Weather Service has a network of official weather stations spread throughout the country, but because the country is so large, the network is thin. The storm that fueled the flood was extremely localized, amd fell between the local NWS stations to boot, so its severity was underestimated and no flood warnings were sent out. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network (CoCoRaHS) website was launched the next year as a Colorado State University “citizen science” project to fill in the gaps. Volunteers were recruited, trained and equipped throughout the spring of 1998, and an interactive website to receive, map and display data was built with the help of enthusiastic high school students. On June 17, 1998, CoCoRaHS was officially launched in Colorado. As the bugs were worked out, more and more states were added, with Idaho coming on board in 2009. For Christmas 2008, my brother sent us an official CoCoRahs rain gauge, we signed up as volunteers, and on January 1, 2009 we started posting our precipitation reports on the CoCoRahs website. There are now over 12,000 volunteers spanning all fifty states, and the amount of information that we provide is astonishing. It’s used for everything from water resource analysis and severe storm warnings to neighbors comparing how much rain fell in their backyards. Meteorologists and mosquito abatement districts use the data, as well as hydrologists (particularly interested in the snowpack information we provide), USDA, insurance adjusters, ranchers and farmers, and many others. What’s in it for the volunteers, who trudge out to their rain gauges and report in every day (even if the rain gauge reads zero – the zeroes are very important too)? For me, it’s a chance to make the data that we’ve collected for years available to everyone, and an opportunity to look at the broader weather picture. When I log on at 7 a.m., I see a national map with precipitation reports starting in the east, and gradually filling in westward as the various timezones report in. I can click on Idaho for a statewide view, or on individual counties for a more regional perspective. Twenty-five Idaho counties have at least one observer, with Ada, Kootenai and Bonner topping the list. Gooding County has one lonely observer. There are zero stations in Jerome County, two in Twin Falls, one in Elmore, and zero in Owyhee County. Canyon and Ada Counties each have a handful of observers, and I must admit my competitive spirit flares a bit when I look at their reports (so far this morning Canyon County observers are reporting 0.03” and 0.04”, and two other Ada County observers report 0.04” and 0.05” respectively. Gooding, Twin and Elmore haven’t reported in yet). More volunteers are needed – CoCoRaHS would love to have at least one observer per square mile across the entire country. CoCoRaHs also provides great training for volunteers and lots of meteorological information via a blog, a daily message, periodic webinars on all kinds of weather topics, a monthly newsletter, and more. The only two things a volunteer needs to provide are an official rain gauge (purchased through CoCoRaHS to be sure all volunteers are using the same kind, costs about $30) and an interest in reporting. And, because you’re a volunteer, if you go out of town or for some reason or another you can’t report in, you just skip reporting those days (or ask a neighbor to check your gauge, if you become as addicted as we are). So – if the thought of precipitation makes your heart beat a little faster, or you love storms, or you have any other symptoms of being a weather bug, check out CoCoRaHS. http://www.cocorahs.org/ Even if you don’t want to volunteer, the maps, data and educational information are available to all. Have fun! Chris is practicing Showing Up from her micro-farm in Boise, and is enjoying showing up in her old Hagerman stomping grounds more often these days.
Glenns Ferry Event Art – Guitar Music – Museum Tour In Glenns Ferry July 13th 7-9 pm The Glenns Ferry Historical Museum invites you to visit on Saturday, July 13th, 7-9 pm for a celebration and look at the life and work of Donald D. Black. A very hearty Thank You to Don’s life-long friend and patron, Steve Anderson, for driving the paintings to Glenns Ferry from Oklahoma City, where they are part of a much larger collection of Don’s work. Tour the museum, listen to the beautiful guitar music of Johann Helton and have a glass of lemonade! Thank you for supporting “Where Art and History Meet”.... at the Glenns Ferry Historical Museum! Glenns Ferry Historical Museum (GFHM) 161 W. Cleveland Ave, Glenns Ferry firstname.lastname@example.org www.glennsferryhistoricalmuseum.org
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If there is one thing I am known for it is the appearance of dozing through long and tedious meetings. When my kids were young and a full night’s sleep was rare, I suppose I had an excuse. These days, I just tell my critics that if they want me to stay fully engaged, they need to have more interesting meetings. I am in good company though. Virtually all animals sleep in some fashion. How much, why, how, and where they sleep is almost as interesting as what they do when they are awake. For instance, a brown bat may sleep for 20 hours a day hanging upside down. A giraffe sleeps for only three 30 minute power naps a day. When bottlenose dolphins sleep, half their brain is still awake, allowing them to swim and surface to breathe. Even fire ants have been documented sleeping up to 250 times a day in 1.1 minute intervals. Sleep is defined behaviorally as a periodic cessation of physical activity and less responsiveness to external stimuli. The animal assumes a characteristic posture such as lying down and closing eyes, and unlike hibernation, is easily aroused from sleep. Sleep is more complex than that though. Both birds and mammals have two kinds of sleep; slow-wave sleep (SWS) and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. During the REM phase of sleep, the brain is highly active and muscles relax, in what is called functional muscular paralysis. For humans, dreams occur in REM. REM sleep also supports cognitive abilities such as consolidating memories. A good night’s sleep with plenty of REM can improve memory of things learned that day by up to 15 percent. That should make college kids re-think all-night cramming sessions. While all mammals enter into a REM phase of sleep, research has determined that animals with larger brains for their body size need a higher percentage of REM sleep. The more intelligent the animal, the more REM is needed. Humans may have up to 120 minutes of REM a night, cycling between SWS and REM sleep every 1.5 hours. Birds, on the other hand, get much less REM, but appear to enter into that phase every 10-15 minutes. Although the exact role of sleep is still a mystery, it is clear that going without sleep can have dire consequences. Experiments with even simple creatures like fruit flies indicate that cognitive abilities, such as learning and memory, are impacted with sleep deprivation. A study conducted on rats found that cognitive impairment began quickly when the rats were denied REM sleep. Worse, within two weeks, the rats died, even though they had rest, just not REM sleep. A similar experiment with humans was terminated after several nights, because serious personality issues developed in the subjects. The number of hours an animal sleeps is variable. For instance, larger animals, such as elephants, bison, and zebras, tend to sleep much less than smaller animals. Predation risk also plays a role, not only in how much an animal sleeps, but how soundly as well. For instance, like marine mammals, many birds practice uni-hemispherical sleep, sleeping literally with one eye open to watch for predators. African lions, with little worry of predators, may sleep soundly even in the open. I was up early finishing this column and I’ll need to catch up with a nap sometime today. Maybe I will be lucky and find an exceptionally boring meeting.
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Riding Lesson Danny Hansing, an advisor with the Boys and Girls Club from Twin Falls, coaches a beginning rider during a recent visit to our ranch in Hagerman. A dozen children first listened carefully to a basic safety lesson from riding instructor Joe Bennett, and then eagerly took turns riding Jesse and Julie, our gentle team of Norwegian Fjord mares. For several of them it was their first time ever on a horse. The children also toured the Boer goat herd. -Ed.
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I come from two families, the Whites and the Deals. I just returned from a family reunion this summer with my mother’s side of the family, the White family. We had a lovely time together in Lake Tahoe, California. We visited, played sports and took boating tours. We enjoyed all the activities that families (most families) do together, except eat. I mean really EAT! I will admit to you now that I did not, in fact, play sports or boat. I stayed back at camp and worked on the meal our cabin planned to serve on Saturday. I asked my aunt and uncle to get the beef, ten to twelve pounds to be exact. (Aunt Alida brought the roasts to me as they arrived and said she thought they were the size of two small dogs.) I asked my Mom to get two large pork roasts and two chickens. My goal was to make a beautiful buffet of Mexican food with side dishes, salads and dessert trays! The family probably ate one quarter of the food I made. I had an epiphany driving home that I am not their kind when it comes to food and I have to stop trying to make them eat like the Deals. They eat to live, not live to eat and I need to quit attempting to make an appetizer out of a sow’s ear. (Although, come to think of it, if the ear would be marinated in a soy based sauce and......Sorry, I digress.) When I was a little girl, Grandpa White called my cousin, Vesta, and me the youngest of his grandchildren his “little lambs”. After Grandpa fried bacon a few times with me at his side, my name changed. Vesta remained his little lamb, but I was now his “little bacon hound”. And yes, the name fit very well indeed. Vesta would nap on the couch with my grandma and that was always my time to snack. Chocolate chips could be mixed with peanut butter, jello powder could be sprinkled straight from the package into my mouth and everything washed down nicely with a can of pop. It was pure paradise as I could sit down with my snacks and watch Julia Child on the television! I always felt that food was of much less interest to my other cousins. We sat at a smaller card table for holiday meals and while the family stood up to sing The Doxology, my cousins would feed their food to the dog, Spike. I remember looking at them like they were crazy! Why would you WANT to give your food to the dog? (The turkey and silky mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, the delicious ham and scalloped potatoes at Easter, and........Oops, digression times two!) It wasn’t until years later when I started going to reunions every other summer with the Deal family that things finally started to feel a little more familiar to me. The Deals hold their reunion at the same camp in Oregon every other year. The camp prepares our meals three times a day and we line up like little soldiers even before the meal is served. After a few reunions at meal times, I noticed other Deals discussing what we were going to eat at the next meal, how we felt about the last one and what snacks we had in our cabins if anyone wanted to know. Everyone talked about what was becoming scarce at the buffet as we ate. “Larry, you better get up there! The cake is almost gone!” We have an auction at the camp every year and at the last one we auctioned off the first place in line for every meal at the next reunion and it sold at a high price! I love both sides of my family, but my true love of food definitely comes from the Deal side. I laughed on my way home thinking about the differences between the two families. If a White family member went on a hunger strike, their point would probably be well made in a week. If a Deal member did the same thing it would most likely get them a, “Wow, your’e looking great! Going to the gym again?” Here is a cookie I came up with for the dessert tray, and believe it or not, the White family ate them!
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The Abedini Family Benefit Saturday, July 20, 2013
Noon - 4 pm
Family Day on the Rupert Square
Live Music Bounce House Craft Fair Kiddie Train Rides Auction/Raffle Face Painting Horse-drawn Wagon Rides Dunking Booth Balloon Animals Mayor Mike Brown Grilled Burgers & Hotdogs Senator Dean Cameron Barbecued Pork Hassan Shahjamili Ice Cream (former prisoner of Evin Prison) French Fries Possible “mystery” guest Donations will be received for food and for each activity. Proceeds will go to Saeed’s wife and children. Donated items for the auction are needed & welcome! (208)431-8007 Craft fair booths are still available. (208)431-8007 Contact information: Warren Snyder (208) 431-8002 Michele Snyder (208) 431-8007 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Springs (208) 650-1017 E-mail: email@example.com
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1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup pecans, chopped zest from one orange 1/2 cup dried cranberries powdered sugar for dusting
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Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and the vanilla. Cream these ingredients with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the flour, salt, and cinnamon and beat with mixer until combined. Stir in the pecans, orange zest and dried cranberries. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Dough will turn a very light brown in color. Immediately roll cookies in powdered sugar and place on a cooling rack. Roll cookies again in powdered sugar before serving.
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Hagerman Public Library
Blast on the Grass
Charlotte Rosen, Librarian
4th of July Volunteers Appreciated
Hagerman Public Library would like to say a very special thank you to all the wonderful people who in their own way assisted the library to have a very great fund raising event at the early 4th of July celebration. “We are pleased to announce we raised over $500 for the Library Building Fund,” Charlotte Rosen Director/Librarian said. She added “It could not have been possible if not for these great volunteers.” Rosen noted she is now in full throttle to find the funds needed to build a new library for Hagerman. “Last week , Hagerman IDEA and I met with the Boise and Twin Falls delegation from Senator James E. Risch office. Tim Petersen, State Project and Grants Coordinator, has agreed to work with me in this effort.”Rosen said. She explained that because of the outstanding support the library received several years ago in donations to purchase the land, Hagerman was two steps up the ladder on receiving grant monies for a new library.
Coming Up in Hagerman: 14th annual Blast on the Grass Car Show September 20 & 21, 2013
Event organizers are looking for artist vendors to attend the show. Contact Kris at 208-590-1839.
Grants News - Donations Sought for Matching Grant Rosen also announced the library received The Libri Foundation Grant she had applied for. “Under this grant, The Libri Foundation will double our matching grant funds. It is a must that we raise $350 from the community in order to receive $800 from the Libri Foundation.” She explained the grant would not allow the money to come from present library funds. “I have opened a special Matching Grant fund account at US Bank in Hagerman so that anyone who wishes to contribute may do so.” She added that donations can also be made or sent to the library. “This is just one of several grants that will require some matching funds in order for us to receive them,” Rosen said. She noted the Libri Grant will be used to purchase new, up-to-date books for young adults and children, and that the grant funds would allow the library to add close to 90 new books and a possible 80 more from another source for this fall. 25th Army Band Concert at Coltharp Park in June
LIVE - EAT - LOCAL Jane Deal and Idaho Preferred have put together this beautiful new cookbook featuring Idahogrown products. It is a quality publication, highlighting many small farms, ranchers, and producers of Idaho’s food. The Idaho Preferred 10th Anniversary Cookbook is available at Country Elegance in Hagerman, Rudy’s- A Cook’s Paradise in Twin Falls, and Cook’s Food Town in Gooding. Or call Jane Deal at (208) 308-7444
The new Hagerman Library will sit on this site just south of the fire station. This sign was made by the Hagerman High School shop class as part of their senior class project. The land is owned by the city and was purchased with donated funds.
From left; Charlotte Rosen-Librarian, and staff from Senator Risch’s offices; Kari Emond, Mike Mathews and Tim Petersen, State Project and Grants Coordinator.
Hagerman Valley Senior Center
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Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce NEW beautiful Hagerman area map: Get your copy at 1000 Springs Realty, City Hall, Hagerman Valley Inn or Country Elegance in Hagerman Join the Chamber for a meeting and lunch at noon on July 9 at Snake River Grill in Hagerman. $10 each. Interested parties welcome. (208) 837-9131 hagermanvalleychamber.com
Magic Valley Republican Women Monthly meeting in Hagerman at the Snake River Grill on July 17th....11:30am Our Speaker will be Bryan Smith candidate for congressional seat 2 presently held by the Honorable Mike Simpson. Get informed,the public is invited.
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RIGHT CHOICE Urgent Care and Family Medicine in Wendell SUMMER SPECIAL through July 15th: Only $15 for a sports physical! The Myers opened their practice in May this year. Gary has 12 years of family practice experience and Karen has been a nurse for 30 years. They have a bilingual medical interpreter too; Rosio Perez. The Myers own this business and they are not affiliated with any hospitals. Right Choice accepts walk-ins as well as scheduled appointments. They accept Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield and most major medical insurances. They are listed in the Idaho Physician’s network, which also lists many more insurance companies that they are affiliated with.
Let’s Talk About: All Things Unnatural
Courtesy of Julie Johnson © 2013 www.jjnourishme.com NourishMe Health Food Store & Cafe’ 151 N. Main St., Ketchum, Idaho There’s not a person among us who would choose to eat anything unnatural. Humans are not meant to eat plastics and chemicals. And yet, the American public consumes unnatural “food” items every day. Why? Because the Food and Drug Administration lets it happen, and the people - for some unfathomable reason - figure that this government bureaucracy must know best. But the FDA makes a habit of allowing such unnatural items in our foods as artificial colors and sweeteners, Bisphenol A, sodium nitrate, MSG, mercury in vaccines, herbicides, aluminum and chlorine. At the same time, the highly utilitarian, and protein-rich plant hemp is outlawed, as is natural, unadulterated, and unpasteurized raw milk. Consider these sugar substitutes: Acesulfame potassium, marketed under the names Sunett and Sweet One is found in soft drinks, gelatins, chewing gum, and frozen desserts. This nonnutritive artificial sweetener was first approved by the FDA in 1981. Approved by the FDA in 1991, Aspartame is marketed as Equal, and NutraSweet and is found in drinks, gum, yogurt, and cough drops. It has been accused of causing everything from weight gain to cancer. Found in soda, junk food and processed foods of all kinds, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is kind of like corn syrup on steroids. Though it’s made from corn syrup, HFCS is made via enzymatic processing to boost the natural syrup’s fructose content. HFCS didn’t even exist before 1957. Neotame is a newer sugar replacement on the market. Found in drinks, dairy products, frozen desserts, puddings and fruit juices, it’s between 7,000 and 13,000 times sweeter than table sugar depending on what it is added to. It’s produced by the same company that makes aspartame. Saccharin, or Sweet ‘n’ Low, is found in drinks, canned goods, and candy. Rat studies in the early 1970s found a link between consuming Saccharin and bladder cancer, prompting Congress to mandate in 1981 that all foods containing it bear a warning label, but not that it be taken off the shelves. Sucralose, or Splenda, is used in fruit drinks, canned fruit, and syrups. It was FDA approved in 1998, although one study showed it may negatively impact the immune system. Sucralose is produced by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups. Sucralose is not approved for use in most European countries, where national healthcare programs are prominent. Portland, Ore.-based nutrition instructor and therapist Kathy Eason explained, “Splenda is chlorinated sugar molecule that has been chemically heat treated with 19 chemicals, the last of which is gassed with an industrial pesticide.” The other most prevalent form of unnatural “food” items are of course, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) seeds. These corporately-conceived products are wreaking havoc with people’s health. Every single independent study conducted on the impact of GM foods shows it damages organs, causes infertility, causes immune failure, causes holes in the GI tract, and causes multiple organ system failure. “The whole concept of genetically modified organism is throwing a monkey wrench in the life of this planet,” says “The Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs. When people are made ill from a lifetime of consuming unnatural foods the most affective course of action is to detox the body. The body then must be nourished and replenished by real food - pesticide-free seasonal produce, and fruits, pasture-raised meats, pastured-butter, pure oils, fresh and fermented foods, to name a few. Taking pharmaceuticals to fix what is already an overabundance of unnatural chemicals in the body is not recommended. If you are taking a pharmaceutical drug, you are not in good vibrant health. Shop at Farmer’s Markets or NourishMe for fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs, seeds, nuts and grains and coconut oil, a healthy cooking oil. To your health!
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The Gardener’s Plot by Evelyn Simon
Watering, Weeding, Weeding, Watering July in the garden: Water, weed, weed, and water some more. This month I’ll be soaking the vegetable garden and planter boxes, irrigating the pastures (assuming the irrigation system gets fixed), hayfields, and orchard, and then starting all over again. The recent heat wave slowed down egg production in the henhouse, wilted the pea vines, and bolted the spinach. The fruit on the apple and pear trees was thinned by heavy winds, and there isn’t any fruit on the peach or apricot trees anyway thanks to a late frost. It’s too hot during most of the day to accomplish much in the garden, but early mornings are great. It’s cool, the birds are singing, and the greens are crisp and perfect for harvesting. Adding straw mulch will help keep soil temperatures down. I wilt in the heat of the day, just like the rainbow Swiss chard, so I’ll just daydream about adding compost to the flower beds. Maybe I’ll peruse my favorite catalogs and order some garlic for fall planting.
National Park Service News Release Judy Geniac Selected as Superintendent of Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Minidoka National Historic Site
SAN FRANCISCO – Judy Geniac has been selected as the new superintendent of Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Minidoka National Historic Site, both located in Idaho. She replaces Wendy Janssen who was recently selected as superintendent of Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
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“Judy has the breadth and depth of skills needed to manage these two sites. She has developed national geoscience partnerships, from which Hagerman has benefited. Among her colleagues and National Park Service partners, she is known for working collaboratively with people of many cultures to reach common goals,” said Pacific West Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. “She’s creative and resourceful. I’m very pleased that she has accepted this position.” Geniac is currently leading a servicewide training program, based within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. The program orients new employees to the National Park Service mission, operations, and leadership. While with the National Park Service’s Geologic Resources Division, she was instrumental in the creation and management of the Geoscientistsin-the-Parks program, which has placed many paleontology students in national parks, benefiting both park and students. She served with the U.S. Forest Service as a regional partnership liaison, where she was involved in the nation’s largest “Get Outdoors Day!” event. Geniac led the National Park Service Research Learning Centers across the U.S. to restore historic buildings, using them as centers to facilitate research and improve management decisions. Her career includes working with leaders both inside and outside the National Park Service to help manage mineral development within and adjacent to parks. She has helped write regulations and policy, worked within public affairs, and has done field work – including wildland fire fighting, guiding park visitors, wildlife habitat improvement, and invasive plant irradiation.
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Mail Bag Helping Heart & Hands in Hagerman Seeks Donations We are giving free snow cones to anyone that brings an item to the food bank for the month of July. Also we are in need of the following items: tuna fish, peanut butter, hamburger helper, cereal, salad dressings, etc. Also thank you so much for all those that have donated to Helping Hearts & Hands. In August we will be gathering school supplies (paper, pencils, markers, crayons, glue, etc.) Any and all donations are appreciated. God Bless, Kimberly White 539-0355 Helping Hearts & Hands 130 N. State St., Hagerman
“I’m honored to be entrusted with such nationally significant sites in Idaho,” said Geniac. “Hagerman Fossil Beds is a fascinating and scientifically important Pliocene site. Minidoka had an immense impact on U.S. citizens of Japanese heritage, and the site will forever be a sobering lens on U.S. civil liberties. I look forward to collaboratively preserving and sharing these meaningful sites, their stories, and the lessons to be learned from them.” Geniac earned her bachelor degree in biology from Lake Superior State College in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She holds masters credits in environmental management from the University of Denver in Colorado. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, skiing, and traveling with family and friends. She lives with her husband, Ronnie Walls, a retired NPS law enforcement and interpretive ranger. They have three adult sons with families. Geniac will begin her new assignment in mid-August 2013. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is a world class site, a scientific and historic asset, and a place to unearth one’s curiosity about Pliocene fossils: mammals that include America’s first true horses, giant ground sloths, and camels. Over 200 different species have been discovered, and research continues on this paleontological ecosystem. Paleontological research is an important focus in understanding changing climates. The Hagerman Horse Quarry is a National Natural Landmark, and this extinct horse is Idaho’s state fossil. The Oregon National Historic Trail crosses this 4,400 acre park, and the scenic Snake River adjoins it. To learn more, visit www.nps.gov/hafo .
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New Hagerman Wildlife Viewing Area interpretive signs installed in June at the rest stop on Hwy. 30 south of Hagerman The interpretive signs were installed in early June by Lytle Signs at the Hagerman Wildlife Viewing Area. The project was partially sponsored by the Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce. Five Hagerman High School youths participated in painting the rails. This was a a good community project that turned out great!The Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone for their hard work and patience during this project.
The story of Minidoka began shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the issuance of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 to relocate and detain western U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry. They were forced to abandon their homes, schools, and jobs. Minidoka National Historic Site stands in testament as the single largest such forced relocation in U.S. history. It is a memorial to U.S. citizens, a key history lesson, and enduring accounts of tragedy and triumph. It provides a pivotal opportunity to examine the civil rights of U.S. citizens and to focus on our future. A memorial on Bainbridge Island, WA is a unit of this national park. To learn more, visit www.nps.gov/miin. About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
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Published on Jul 8, 2013