Prairie Pulse


Golden not altogether lost, as thought

COTTONWOOD – Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” I have often felt there were times in my life where I sensed the man upstairs had a sense of humor. That events evolved in a manner just right so as to bring a spark ...

By Laurie Chapman

September 24, 2016 10 p.m. read more..

On the trail for Golden, Idaho

GOLDEN – I began my search for information on Golden, Idaho, online as I typically do with most of my research. I thought surely I would find at least the basic information – when the town was founded, population, etc. Zero. Nothing located on the Idaho State Historical Museum site, ...

By Laurie Chapman

September 17, 2016 1:31 p.m. read more..


Hard work evident, valuable experience

COTTONWOOD – Growing up I was on the periphery of showing livestock at the fair. My cousins raised pigs, and every year they would show and sell a pig while I watched. I wasn’t around for the hard work they put into raising the pig. I only saw the end ...

By Laurie Chapman

August 20, 2016 9:49 a.m. read more..

Building memories, skill at the fair

COTTONWOOD – My family and I moved to Idaho County from a community the size of Lewiston. When we looked at purchasing a house, it seemed logical to move to Cottonwood since my husband – Shane – teaches at and our kids attend school in the Cottonwood School District. Cottonwood ...

By Laurie Chapman

August 19, 2016 11:21 a.m. read more..

Don’t forget money for a burger at the fair

COTTONWOOD – For starters, I should preface this blog by stating this is my first Idaho County Fair. It’s also my first attempt at a blog. So why write a blog? The impetus is keeping my feet on the ground, getting to know area residents, and sharing fair stories. I ...

By Laurie Chapman

August 18, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

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