From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Mountain Express is central Idaho’s major weekly newspaper. It is published in the Wood River Valley, where a fair number of fairly rich people live amongst the larger population. This makes the area a target for “populist conservatives” who think that wealth means liberalism.

At any rate, here is their local look at the […]

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IDFG produces map to show wolf tag quota and zone, plus current tags filled-

The URL is

Unfortunately, so far they are not keeping it up to date. We expect that they will (meaning should be required to).

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Seems to have been a fairly successful demonstration in this far northern Idaho town-

Sandpoint, Idaho protesters decry wolf hunt. Bonner County Daily Bee

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I wonder if music could be composed that elk enjoy? More likely would be wolves-

Wired Magazine. Monkeys Don’t Go For Music — Unless It’s Made for Them. By Hadley Leggett

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Any Utah Latter Day Saint knows the story how the Pioneers made the Utah desert “blossom as a rose,” but the real story is more complex-

Grass was so deep in the early years where Tooele, Utah (Ta WILL ah) now stands that livestock were frequently lost in it. It was named Grass Valley. Anyone […]

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September 2009


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey