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(19 April 2014)  My name is Tim Bondy and the owner of this website.  As of Jan 1st, 2014 we moved to a different domain.  Please head over to the Bondy Blogs Website at  Different address, different system but same type of great articles, photos, stories and information. 

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What does fishing mean to local businesses

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Fishing is big business but not just Cabela's, REI or Big 5 Sporting Goods stores. Attracting fishermen to a city can increase business and in some cases attract big money. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game conducted a survey of about 26,000 fishermen in 2003. This survey determined that the average fisherman in Idaho spends about $150 a day.

What's in your wallet and fishing net

With so many great fishing spots right in Elmore County, we ranked 14 out 44 counties surveyed in Idaho. Fishermen spent over $11 Million in Elmore County during 2003 on things like food, supplies, transportation and a place to sleep.

Below you will find some of the statistics from the 2003 Idaho Department of Fish and Game survey. The top graph is for Elmore County and the second graph is for the whole State of Idaho. I also provided the raw numbers.


Not all categories were included in the statistics, graphs and raw data.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:01

How Long at Mountain Home AFB

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With the The Gunfighter Skies 2008 Air Show being held on September 13 and 14, 2008 on Mountain Home Air Force Base, I decided to include some base statistics. As a retiree from the USAF, I often wondered how long Airmen stayed at any one place. I found the answer for our Enlisted members:

How long do they stay at Mountain Home AFB

The Numbers


Years on Station How Long Have They Been at Mountain Home AFB %
0-1 Years 1902 52.5%
2-3 Years 978 27.0%
4-5 Years 441 12.2%
6-7 Years 153 4.2%
8-9 Years 88 2.4%
10-11 Years 37 1.0%
12-13 Years 19 0.5%
14-15 Years 8 0.2%
Total 3626 100.0%

Air Force Personnel Center

As you can see by the graph and raw data, military personnel seen to move away from Mountain Home AFB starting around their third year. It appears that only a lucky few get to remain in Idaho 6 years or longer.

I wonder how many Airmen come back to MHAFB for a second or even third tour. I have talked to a number of folks who have come back to Mountain Home at least once. I guess the only way assure a longer stay is to do what I did. Retire and move here permanently.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:42

Mountain Home Website - J.E. Bailey Photography

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I discovered this Mountain Home, Idaho unique website a few days ago.

JE Bailey Photography Website in Mountain Home

See some interesting photo's from around Mountain Home by visiting:

If you like what you see, you can buy prints from this individual.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:01

Rumble and Road Car Show

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August 3rd 2008 brought the Lions Club Rumble and Road Classic Car Show to Mountain Home, Idaho. This Car Show was held at Carl Miller Park on a beautiful day with light winds and warm temperatures. There were probably 50 plus cars on display and a few local businesses also had their car related products on display.

Carl Miller Park Car Show in Mountain Home

I was surprised to see a rock climbing wall set up at the back of the park. The kids seemed to really enjoy this feature.

Rock climbing wall at car show

Here are just a few of the cars on display during the Loins Club Rumble and Roar Car Show in Mountain Home. Want to see more pictures???? Click here for a slide show of 17 different cars taken at the car show.

Dale Dixon Award Winning MGB
Dale Dixon's MGB at Rumble and Roar Car Show

1960 Ford F100 Truck at Mountain Home Idaho Car Show
1960 Ford F100 Truck

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:09

War Eagle Speedway Update

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What happened to the War Eagle Speedway in Elmore County

Have you been wondering when construction will start on the War Eagle Speedway in Elmore County Idaho? A project with such grand plans in our own backyard should be in the news more and more each day. But I haven't heard anything about this project since August 2007.

Ask and You Shall Receive
I decided to ask around at the Mountain Home City Hall and the Elmore County Court House to see if our officials had any news. The news I received was that the developers, Northwest Motorsports Inc had let their Conditional Use Permit (Cup) on the land off Simco Road expire. From what I understand, once the CUP expires the land reverts back to the original owners.

Other Information on Northwest Motorsports
I decided to do some checking with the State of Idaho and ended up on the Idaho.Gov “Business Entity Search” website. It looks like Pamula K. Dugger and Robert P. Walker are still a business entity under the name of either Northwest Motorsports Llc or Northwest Motorsport INC.

Document Northwest Motorsports in Idaho

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Idaho Documents Northwest Motorsports
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My Guess
My guess is the War Eagle Speedway in Elmore County plan has been put on extended hiatus or the speedway plan is dead. That is not to say that that we will not have a NASCAR Race track near Mountain Home. But I do think it will be a long, long time before we see any construction on Simco Road or the roar of 750 horsepower cars circling the asphalt in Elmore County.

Any News
If you have any additional information about the War Eagle Speedway, please contact me and I will post it right here so interested people can get the news.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 12:02

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