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Boise No. 9 For Practicing Yoga

In what top-10 ranking does Boise join nine other much-larger cities from across the nation, from the San Francisco metro area (No. 1) to Seattle-Tacoma (2),  Philadelphia (3), New York City and Washington D.C. (tied for 4), Baltimore (6), Boston (7), Portland (8) and San Diego (tied for 9th)? The answer: Yoga. Forbes Magazine reported Friday on the “Top 10 Cities for Yoga in the U.S.,” and while the S.F. Bay Area was tops with its population 59 percent more likely to practice yoga than the general U.S. population, Boise made the list, tied for ninth place with San Diego, with the residents of both rated as 21 percent more likely/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you practice yoga? And/or: Why do you think Boise ranks so high for practicing yoga?

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Wolf ‘Emergency’ Tops Society ‘11 List

Gov. Butch Otter cried wolf by declaring the predators a “disaster emergency” in Idaho last year, according to The Wildlife Society, the international organization of wildlife professionals. The group's newsletter editors ranked that story No. 1 in their list of Top 10 Wildlife News Stories for 2011. Other top stories include white-nose syndrome in bats plus stories on wolves, pronghorns and my column in The Spokesman-Review about a Wenatchee-area trail-cam that caught eight cougars in one photo. (Unfortunately, the Wildlife Society linked to a watered-down rewrite by somebody else)/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors. More here.

Question: Is there any wildlife story brewing now in Idaho that could make The Wildlife Society's Top 10 list in 2012?

Letterman’s 10 Great Things About West

  • 9. Alaska - I wonder if their new governor can see Russia from his house.
  • 8. Nevada - 24-hours-a-day-gambling, fabulous entertainment, and free cigarettes for the kids! (Shows the much-watched Internet clip of a Sumatran toddler smoking).
  • 7. Montana - I never get tired of Gov. Schweitzer’s old joke about helping that sheep over the fence.
  • 6. Arizona - Gov. Jan Brewer couldn’t be here, she’s too busy rounding up gardeners.
  • 5. Idaho - Home of the endangered species Butch Otter.
  • More here (via Twitter from Shea Andersen)

Question: What would you add to Letterman’s Top 10 list (re: Top 10 Great Things About the West)?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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