Friday, August 15, 2003

Vaqueros: The First Cowboys of the Open Range

Vaqueros: The First Cowboys of the Open Range

Jonathan Haeber
National Geographic News
August 15, 2003


View a gallery by photographer Kendall Nelson from her new book, Gathering Remnants >>
"As to the Spanish stock of our Southwest, it is certain to me that we do not begin to appreciate the splendor and sterling value of its race element. Who knows but that element, like the course of some subterranean river, dripping invisibly for a hundred or two years, is now to emerge in broadest flow and permanent action?"—Walt Whitman


Open Range, directed by Kevin Costner, opens in theaters today. The movie sheds light on the life of the cowboy, after what critics consider an 11-year drought in the genre of Western movies.



Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Cinematography Meets Geography in Montmartre







Cinematography Meets Geography in Montmartre: "HIS is the period of pilgrimage in Paris to familiar shrines like the Eiffel Tower (newly garlanded with 20,000 blinking lights) and the Louvre (with an annual summer amusement park in the Tuileries Garden next door). Then there are newer shrines, like a cafe and a greengrocer in the shadow of Montmartre, all because of a mischievous but do-good 23-year-old film heroine named Amélie Poulain."

Wired News: Luxury Loo: The Seat Also Rises


Wired News: Luxury Loo: The Seat Also RisesToto's Jasmin model toilet seat offers a massage feature, dual-action spray, a heated seat and "gentle aerated front and rear warm water cleansing feature activated by a convenient remote control," according to the company. The SoftClose seat is made of antibacterial plastic and eliminates annoying "toilet seat slam."

Sunday, July 27, 2003

EFF: RIAA Subpoena Database

EFF: RIAA Subpoena Database: "Subpoena Username Query Form
Concerned that information about your file-sharing username may have been subpoenaed by the RIAA? Check here to see if your username or IP address is on one of the subpoenas filed with the D.C. District Court. This information is drawn from the court's publicly available PACER database and will be updated when that system is updated. "

Saturday, July 26, 2003

National Fire News



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Friday, July 25, 2003

Tropical Isle on Burbon Street









Yah, we'll stand on the corner and wave in August:)

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New Orleans. In August. The off season. weather:)

Monday, May 12, 2003

Where can I get an Idaho License Plate

> if you could find me a little license plate(like the ones that have your
name
> on it)that looks like an Idaho plate so I can give it to her.

http://www.google.com/search?q=license+plates&cat=gwd%2FTop%2FBusiness%2FMar
keting_and_Advertising%2FAdvertising%2FPromotional_Items&hl=en

might help you.......

I think the county Department of Motor Vehicle guys will just sell you one
and ship it to you.

try: http://www2.state.id.us/itd/dmv/vehicleservices/registr.htm

but they might not sell you one w/o a car to go with it.

try: http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/usa/US_IDXX.html

or
http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/general/GE_LINK.html#USID

for alternative sources.

I think the plates off dad's old truck are still out there. but I'm not
partin' with them:)



Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Kirkham and Pne Creek

> Heather
>
> I am looking for information on Kirkham hot Springs and Pine Creek
campgrounds.

nice place, but it's been years since I've been there:(

try: http://www.idahohotsprings.net/
(but you have to know george's dog's name to get directions:)

or: http://www.trails.com/explore/tcatalog_trail.asp?TrailID=HGW056-072

I can't remember the name of the campground near Kirkam though. Pine Creek
Campground is over by the tetons...

http://www.travelbooksusa.com/id09.htm

It's a state campground, but I couldn't find (readily) the official state
index.






Traveling via Motorhome

> We are planning a trip to Idaho (via motorhome) in early fall and
> would like to get some information on places to see and things to
> do; also, to get a > current map of Idaho, if possible.

Idaho is a great place to visit and I've found most areas to be very RV
friendly. Maps and itenerary planning services are available through State
offices at:

http://www.visitid.org/Planner/index.html

mailto:tourism@idoc.state.id.us

I didn't find a clear, easily available index of RV camp sites though. There
are many out there, but I used as my metric the "Scenic Six RV campground"
in Potlatch. I found it at:

http://www.visitid.org/Database/search_camp.html

but I had to know what I was looking for....:(

It might be best if you review the results of the google search:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=idaho+rv+parks

and find the directory you like best.

Have a safe trip!! The trip from Maine TO Idaho is, in itself, quite an
adventure!! I like it best after one gets this side of the Missisippi:)




Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Travel Information

> LESLIE STRONG
> Please mail me info on your state. I will traveling there soon.
> thanks
> Lesle

The folks at The state dept of commerce can help you out:

check out: http://www.visitid.org/Planner/index.html

I hope you enjoy your visit!!



Monday, May 05, 2003

Moving to your State

>Is there some info you could send me about moving my family to
>your beautiful state?

To get info on different towns/cities check here:
http://www.bestplaces.net/html/citycompare.asp

The official state site is at: http://www.state.id.us/ most of the
information you need is probably there.

The state's visitor section covers a wide range of items on the
state: http://www.visitid.org/

And of course there are the Real Estate links on idaho.com
http://www.idaho.com/realestate/

thanks for your inquiry,

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

State Benefits for Disable Veterans

> I am considering moving to Idaho and would like to find out about the
> options and veteran benefits provided by the state to disabled veterans.


I think most of the vet benifits are federal, but -

http://www.state.id.us/

would be the starting point - search for "disability" - that will start you
out. But I think the veteran part is federal (and there is a VA hospital in
boise).

http://www.state.id.us/health_safety/disability.html

http://www.state.id.us/dds/





Thursday, April 17, 2003

Hotels near Maridian

On Behalf Of: Susan Watts

> Looking for listing of hotels for Meridian Idaho
> near Roaring Springs water park located on West Overland Road.
>
>Sue

I don't think there are any hotels in Merridian. There are motels:

http://reservations.lodging.com/servlet/reservations.HotelSearchXML?garea=&s
tate=ID&remote=idotcom&city=Meridian&country=US&es=

Or: http://www.idaho.com/resorts/lodgingCom.html

As to near the overland overpass over on the south side; check mapquest and
coorelate with the above:)

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&addtohistory=&address=&city=
Merridian&state=id&zipcode=&homesubmit=Get+Map

zoom in to merridian and you'll see what you want near the intersection of
overland and south merridian road, just off the interstate.

spud


[Spud] Planning a Twin Fals Visit


> On Behalf of: Silvia Osthues
>
> hi, im going to travel to twin falls and it would be very nice
> if you send me a city map and other informations about twin falls.

I didn't find, in a quick search, a very good city map, though the mapquest
one would be:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&addtohistory=&address=&a
mp;city=Twin+Falls&state=Id&zipcode=&homesubmit=Get+Map

or:

http://www.visitid.org/Regions/region_4.html

I did find:

Twin Falls: http://www.tfid.

Places to Visit:
http://www.idoc.state.id.us/irti/irti.html

Airports: Twin Falls: http://www.tfid.org/airport/
Boise: http://www.cityofboise.org/transportation/airport/

general:

http://www.twinfallschamber.com/index.cfm?display=21&cocContentId=76&cocTopi
cList=3


Hope these help and enjoy your visit:)