Marti Jenkins, propagation manager at The Peregrine Fund, takes us behind the scenes at the California condor breeding facility south of Boise. See how she keeps an eye on the juveniles and parents in their nests, and accompany her as she distributes dinner so condors don't associate humans with food. Viewer beware: It's not gory, but condors are carnivores, and they eat meat.
Guess what's for dinner? It's a condor asking.
Wanna make an old-fashioned fruitcake? It's easy. Really!
A fluffball with wings: Watch this 42-hour-old California condor, born in Boise
California condor in Boise has a cool role in the history of wild condors
Wingtags, check. Weighed, check. Boise California condors get ready to be released.
California condor is released at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
His World War II experience led to a 71-year marriage
Video: Singers find — and bring — joy to people in hospice and assisted living
He dances and plays the violin at the same time. And he's good.
Battling cancer, Boise senior artist reflects on his life
Shelia Lincoln bakes. The first thing she makes for the holidays is fruitcake, because it needs to soak in brandy for three weeks. That's the most difficult part of the process — and surely you can handle that. So make some with her — and have plenty to give away, too. Instructions and ingredients are in this video, but find the entire printed recipe at IdahoStatesman.com/heart.
While the parents are away, biologist Marti Jenkins, propagation manager at The Peregrine Fund in Boise, sneaks a peek at a 4-day-old California condor chick, just for a second. Then she leaves the parents to raise it. "They've been doing this for more than 10,000 years, and they kind of know what they're doing," she says.
One of the California condors you can see on display at the World Center for Birds of Prey south of Boise, started life as an egg laid by the last two wild condors in the world, before his parents were captured to become part of a captive breeding program to save the species. He's played a role in the growth of the condor population, and he's got a new one soon. His name is Nojoqui, pronounced "Nahoy."
The public doesn't get to see this: At The Peregrine Fund in Boise, propagation manager Marti Jenkins and crew get juvenile condors ready for their journey to be released in Arizona and California. The Peregrine Fund shares this unique peek video.
The Peregrine Fund releases juvenile condors into the wild at Vermilion Cliffs near the Grand Canyon, and, each year, biologists trap the condors, tests and treats them for lead poisoning. The Peregrine Fund provides a close-up video look as a condor is released.
Don Lytle was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. After his recovery, he was sent to Paris and Versailles, where he met a cute little French girl who became his wife, 71 years ago. Here's their story.
Boise Hospice Singers are dedicated to singing for people in hospice care, sometimes at a moment's notice when necessary. But they also do concerts for people in assisted living, like Brookdale, for the simple pleasure music brings to all people.
“I’m not afraid of letting my true talents show, and I can just truly be myself down (at the market),” says Josh Emara, who plays for tips most Saturdays at Boise's Capital City Public Market. “I get to do what I love.”
The short answer: Training. Check out a class as Brenda LaLonde, owner of K9 Education Center in Garden City, helps owners train their service dogs. Service dogs must pass the Canine Good Citizen class and a public access test.
Cindy Wilson, government teacher at Capital High School, often talks to students about placing her daughter for adoption — and reconnecting with her 30 years later. She encourages students to reflect on experiences that color their lives as well.
In words and song, Gary Eller tells the story of Mary Hallock, one of the most famous woman artists of the time, and her husband, Arthur Foote, who planned the Boise irrigation system. They lived near Lucky Peak Dam in the late 1800s.
Paul Goldy likes to get outside and walk. Last summer, he walked “next to history” on the 84 miles of Hadrian’s Wall Path from coast to coast across England. “Walking really lends itself to long-term reflection,” he says. “In today’s fast-paced world, it’s a great change.”