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Jack rabbits by the thousands were a constant plague for Idaho farmers

Jack rabbits were so numerous and did so much damage to farmers’ crops in early Idaho that they were often in the news. In July 1874, when W.H. Thurman’s son accidentally shot his little sister in the leg, the Idaho Statesman wrote, “The boy has been in the habit of shooting rabbits for some time, which troubled his father’s grain fields, killing a hundred or more a day.” W.H Thurman operated a grist mill about 5 miles west of Boise City where many area farmers brought their wheat to be ground into flour.

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Idaho wine judge Mary Cressler

Though Mary Cressler, a wine writer and consultant from Portland, had heard a bit and sipped some Idaho wine, the Idaho Wine Competition Sept. 20 at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse was her first time judging the Gem State juice. She was particularly taken by the depth and balance of the reds. In all, 169 Idaho wines were sipped by a panel of 10 judges.
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Idaho wine judge Mary Cressler 3:08

Idaho wine judge Mary Cressler

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