It’s rare to get fiction and nonfiction all in the same book, but Stuart Scott artfully manages to do both. His book includes 13 short stories, ranging from well researched accounts of actual events, like the “The Easter Massacre Mystery” that occurred in Pullman, Washington in 1949 to fictionalized accounts of events using characters loosely based on parolees he supervised over the years, like “Pinky and the Piper,” the story of a botched bank robbery in Priest River, Idaho. Continue reading →
Looking for spine chilling ways to amuse your family during this time of social distancing? My article, “Grizzly Ghosts: Tales of the Hoodoos” was published in the April 2020 edition of IDAHO Magazine. The article covers ghost stories new and old that have been passed around campfires by decades of scouts attending Camp Grizzly as well as some mysterious happenings that occurred elsewhere in the Hoodoos. Continue reading →
My article, “History of the Camp Grizzly Area, 1900 to 1942” appears in the December 2019 edition of the Latah Legacy.
Did you know that before Camp Grizzly was a Boy Scout camp it was used by the Camp Fire Girls?
And before that it was the site of a mining camp?
And, despite the rumors you may have heard, it was not a logging camp? Even though the property was owned by Potlatch Lumber Company for many years, managers William Deary and Allison Laird refused to log the property owing to its natural beauty.
My article, “History of the Camp Grizzly Area, 1859 to 1907” appears in the December 2018 edition of the Latah Legacy. The article focuses on the Hoodoo Mining District and discusses how Camp Grizzly got it’s name. Anyone wanting a hard copy of this issue can pick up a copy from the Latah County Historical Society.
My story, The Ravages of March: A Far-Flung Family Struck by Floods, appears in the May 2017 issue of Idaho Magazine. This story covers flooding that occurred near Potlatch, Idaho, as well as flooding that affected Bonner and Boundary Counties. Copies of the magazine are usually available from BookPeople of Moscow and if they sell out, you can always buy a copy directly from Idaho Magazine.
Sasquatch is on the move in Latah and Whitman Counties . . . In the days following the SFCC Pullman Center’s move to the Washington State University campus, Bigfoot was sighted in nearby Latah County where a motorist swears she saw Bigfoot chasing deer along the highway just north of Potlatch. Perhaps Skitch invited a few friends over to check out his new digs and they tried grabbing some food on the way.
Skitch’s new stomping grounds will be the Math Annex located on the WSU campus. Approximately 200 students will start classes in the new building on April 3, 2017. Being on the WSU campus will expose SFCC students to university life and enhance their college experience. There isn’t enough classroom space in the Math Annex, so some students will have classes across campus in Krugal Hall. Continue reading →
The bridge on Rock Creek Road was damaged during ice flows in February 2017, compromising it's structural integrity. The county to close the road,out of safety concerns. Because of high water levels and excessive stream flows, they have been unable to repair the bridge. Motorist were encouraged to use the Flannigan Creek Road detour. 3/18/17
This shows a picture of horse pastures along Highway 95 near Potlatch, ID. At shortly after 8 AM this morning the water was less than a foot from covering the railroad tracks and only 2 feet from crossing Highway 8 near the county shop. 3/16/17
Thanks to a blown gasket I had to stop in at Bagott Motors, Inc. in downtown Palouse, WA this morning. The mechanics were kind enough to take me in back so that I could get a look at the water in the alley. The stick on the light pole shows that the water is just over 3 feet deep in the alley. www.bagottmotors.com 3/16/17