P.O. 834, Carlton OR 97111
P.O. 2276, Boise ID 83701


land line (503) 852-0010
cell (208) 484-0460

Born December 8, 1955, Newport News, Virginia

Governing Idaho: Politics, People and Power (2005), with James Weatherby, Ph.D., Caxton Press, Caldwell, Idaho.
Camping Idaho (2004),
Globe-Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut.
It Happened in Idaho (2002)
, Globe-Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut.
The Idaho Political Almanac: a detailed reference to Idaho public affairs. (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002), Ridenbaugh Press, Boise, Idaho.  
Paradox Politics: People and Power in Idaho (1988), Ridenbaugh Press, Boise, Idaho. 
Editor, Justice for the Times: A Centennial History of the Idaho State Courts, July 1990, for the Idaho Law Foundation.

Edited books including Justice for the Times (1990), Boise Visions (1994), a long-term planning report for the city of Boise, and a series of instructional books for the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (2001-2005).


OWNER/PUBLISHER, Ridenbaugh Press, Boise, Idaho, April 1988 -.  
Wrote, edited and published books including Paradox Politics: People and Power in Idaho (1988), a history and analysis of politics in Idaho; the Idaho Political Almanac (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 editions), and The Snake River Basin Adjudication: The First 10 Years (1996). 
Editor/publisher of monthly newsletters: the Washington Public Affairs Digest, the Oregon Public Affairs Digest and Idaho Public Affairs Digest, digest and analysis periodicals on the Northwest states; the Snake River Basin Adjudication Digest, tracking/analysis of the water lawsuit.

REPORTAGE, Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune, contract coverage of the 2001 Idaho legislative session.
(Channel 2, CBS affiliate), Boise, Idaho, January 1990 - June 1990; news analyst.
POLITICAL EDITOR, Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, August 1986-January 1990. 
REPORTER, The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, July 1984-August 1986. Political and projects reporting.
EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR, Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, January 1983-July 1984. 
POLITICAL REPORTER, Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, March 1978-January 1983. 
REPORTER, The News-Tribune (Caldwell) and Idaho Free Press (Nampa), now the Idaho Press-Tribune, July 1976-March 1978.  

Activities  Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors, 1985-1990. 
Member, Idaho Press Club, 1976-1989. Board of Directors, 1978-1983. 
Workshop presenter and panelist, state and regional meetings of many organizations including League of Women Voters of Idaho (1987, 1988, 1989), Idaho Society of Social Studies Teachers (1988, 1989, 1991), Leadership Idaho Agriculture (1989, 1990), Boise State University/Association of Idaho Cities seminar series for city clerks (1991), Idaho Society of Association Executives (1990, 1992), Junior Statesman (1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997). 
Frequent speaker in classrooms on Idaho public affairs in public schools, at the University of Idaho, Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene College, College of Idaho and elsewhere. 
Editor, County Commentary, magazine of the Idaho Association of Counties, 1990-1995. 
Writer and editor, Visualizing the Future, extended report on the Idaho Centennial Commission Second Century Symposium, Boise, fall 1990. 
Member, Board of Directors, North End Neighborhood Association, 1988-92. 
Participant and Committee Co-Chair, Boise Visions, 1992-93.
Awards  More than two dozen regional journalism awards, including awards for editorial writing in 1984; 1st place, political column, Idaho Press Club (1983); 1st place, column, Inland Empire Sigma Delta Chi (1987); 1st place, investigative reporting, Idaho Press Club (1979). 
Book of the Year 1989, Idaho Library Association, for Paradox Politics.

Idaho Business IQ Magazine, 2005- , occasional articles.
Boise Magazine, influential Idahoans, spring 2004.
Pet Life magazine, August/September 1997, "Have Pets, Will Travel" (with Linda Watkins). 
Oh Idaho magazine, winter 1988, article, "Politics: Does it Pay?", on legislative pay in Idaho. 
Colliers Encyclopedia Yearbook, articles on western states, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993. 
Boise Magazine, December 1989, end of decade review, Idaho politics. 
Boise Magazine, July 1990, article, centennial review of the most influential Idahoans. 
The Advocate, Magazine of the Idaho State Bar, February 1991, profiles of all 44 Idaho Supreme Court justices; and September 1991 article on clerks of the Idaho Supreme Court. 
Newsweek, stringer, 1985-1995. Idaho contributor.
Occasional articles for regional newspapers and other publications.

Education  University of Idaho, 1974-1976, journalism major.  
Numerous professional conferences and educational events, including reporter/editor seminars at the American Press Institute, Reston, Virginia (1986) and national meetings and seminars of Investigative Reporters and Editors (1987-1990); and developing education and other programs for the Idaho Press Club (1983-1990).