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Refresher For ‘Yew’

By Sarah Busdon The Blaine County Commissioners unanimously passed a county ordinance last year declaring certain yew plant species as noxious weeds. This prohibits the...

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A FREE FICO CREDIT SCORE!

BY Lyle Hansen Discover Credit Card Company recently launched www.creditscorecard.com/registration, a website that allows anyone who signs up to check their FICO® Credit Score for...

What Does “Healthy” On A Food Package Mean?

BY SARAH BUSDON Which of the following foods can qualify for the word “healthy” on their packaging: a sugary, fortified cereal or a package of...

Boxelder Bugs

BY Sarah Busdon Boxelder bugs are a common nuisance pest in Idaho homes and yards. Although not particularly harmful, these insects can be aggravating when...

Frost Protection

BY Sarah Busdon Preventing frost damage as cooler weather approaches will not only extend your gardening season but will also protect your plants. Frost injures plants...

Eating Well

By Sarah Busdon Eating plant-based foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, is the basis of most healthy eating patterns. Here are...

Six Reasons to Visit a Farmers’ Market

By Sarah Busdon Nothing beats fresh produce, and nothing beats the produce from the farmers’ market. By attending your local farmers’ market, you are not...

Raspberry Cane Borer

An insect known as the raspberry cane borer has affected some Wood River Valley raspberries. Raspberry cane borers are slender, long-horned beetles measuring about a...

Common Tansy

(Tanacetum Vulgare) By Sarah Busdon Common tansy is found in nearly every state throughout the United States. Tansy was introduced from Europe in the 1600s and, because...

Plant Heat Stress

BY Sarah Busdon When a person is exposed to too much sun and heat, they can end up with a sunburn, feeling wiped out or...

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION UPDATES NUTRITION LABELS

By Sarah Busdon Nutrition labels give you a glimpse into how healthy your food is and, after more than 20 years, the Food and Drug...

GARDENING 101 EXPERIENCE, PART 2

BY Sarah Busdon Editor’s Note: Part 1 of this series was published in the April 13 issue of The Weekly Sun. Hardening off my lettuce plants...

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