Carp were once highly desired by fisherman and consumers alike. But, in Lake Lowell, one of Idaho’s largest reservoirs, these fish are now muddying the waters. You can read the story here. Advertisements
Commercial fisherman-turned-fertilizer-entrepreneur Thomas Lansing wants to clean out the carp from Lake Lowell to improve water quality and habitat for birds and wildlife. You can read the story here.
Jobs in manufacturing are becoming increasingly specialized. In this piece, read about how two welders in Idaho’s most productive agricultural county are adapting to the demands of food processing companies. You can read the story here.
“It’s important for my community because it symbolizes the resilience and the passion and the pride…and being in a town that’s majority Latino, I think it’s important to recognize that heritage.” Ismael Fernandez speaking from his hometown of Wilder, Idaho, where he was a member of Idaho’s first-all Latino City Council. You can read the story here.
Connie Greener said the best way to catch carp is with a net — not a fishing line. And she should know. She and her former husband Nephi Grasteit would catch around 4,000 pounds of carp on Lake Lowell in the 1950s with the Cascade Fishing Company — on a good day — and drive them to Los Angeles to sell at the market. You can read the story here:
There’s an old joke: the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day they bought the boat and the day it’s sold. But, for Rusty Strange, who built a Chinese Junk, by hand, and lived on board for nearly three decades it’s more complicated. This piece was produced at the Transom story workshop. A version aired on WCAI and was distributed by PRX Remix.