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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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The Fires From Mountain Home

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A cluster of thunderstorms moved through the Mountain Home area on the evening of Thursday August 8th, 2013.  And being an extremely dry year, these thunderstorms ignited quite a number of fires in the mountains north of Interstate 84.  By Friday morning at 7:30am Highway 20 leading north out of Mountain Home was closed due to these fires.

  Aug 2013 Fire Photo from Mountain Home Idaho

By mid-morning fire born cumulus clouds (CU), tower cumulus (TCU) clouds and possibly even a cumulus nimbus (CB) were forming over the intense heat and strong updrafts from one these wildfires.  And they were quite visible from Mountain Home.


The map above shows the 2 wildfire areas visible from Mountain Home and in my photo.  By early Saturday August 10th, 2013 both the Long Tom and Mudd fires seemed to be under control per the fire service websites.  And Highway 20 out of town reopened on Friday evening (Aug 9th).

No need to say this but I's a tinderbox out there.  Watch what you're doing and be ready to take action if you see fire while you are out in the mountains of Idaho.


Last Updated on Saturday, 10 August 2013 06:30

History - Murphy, Idaho Courthouse Old and New

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On Monday June 21st 2010, we headed out to southwestern Idaho for some more exploring.  On the way home we drove through the town of Murphy, Idaho which is the county seat of Owyhee County. I wondered  how old the courthouse really was and found out it was built around 1935.   How about a before and after comparison?

Old Time Picture of the Murphy Idaho Courthouse
Picture of the Murphy, Idaho Courthouse in 1940

Picture of the Murphy Courthouse on 21 June 2010
Picture of the Murphy Idaho courthouse in 2010

Where is Murphy, Idaho you ask?
Here is a link to the map

Thanks for visiting and commenting on this picture and/or photo article article.

Tim Bondy
The Bondyweb.Com author

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 17:30

Early May 2009 Hail Storm

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Picture of the Week - Second Week of May 2009

Pea to Dime Size Hail in Mountain Home, Idaho
Pea-dime sized hail in Mountain Home
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 10:03

Doyle Mountain Pictures

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Here are some picture from a hike I took in the Owyhee Mountains south of Mountain Home. The full trip report can be viewed by clicking here


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 10:03

Mtn Home Gas Prices Drop Below $3.00

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Gas Prices Below $3.00?

Wednesday October 22, 2008 saw gasoline prices dropping below the $3.00 mark in Mountain Home for the first time in a long time.

Mountain Home Gas

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Time: 5:10 PM
Date 22 October 2008
Where: Intersection of Idaho's Highway 20 and Interstate 84

I'm sure the recent drop in gasoline prices is great news for a lot of people. With hunting season in full swing, I'm willing to bet breaking the $3 barrier (in the right direction) will result in a few more people heading up to the Danskin and Soldier Mountains. Good luck in finding those deer and elk. The weather looks like it will be pleasant through the end of October.

Does the price of gas affect your hunting activity? Let me know.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 10:24

Rumble and Roar Car Show in Mountain Home

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Here is a slideshow of just some of the cars and trucks on display at the Lions Club Rumble and Roar Car Show held at Carl Miller Park in Mountain Home, Idaho on August 3rd, 2008.



1. 1929 Model A Tudor Sedan - Roger Littleford
2. 1967 Chevy Chevelle - Jermey Burch
3. 1948 Lincoln Continental - Don and Val Morse
4. 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible - Jean Etter
5. 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner - Cliff Lewis
6. 1970 Dodge Charger RT - Tim Wiessner
7. 1935 English Rover Tourer - Doc Caspers
8. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T - David and Julie Pinkos
9. 1978 MGB Roadster - Dale Dixon
10. 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe - Bill and Dar Fuller
11. 1961 Dodge Seneca - Cheryl Barker
12. 1955 Buick Toon Special - Sandra Krahn
13. 3 Old Cars lined up in Mountain Home Car Show
14. 1965 GTO - Sid and Kim Wing
15. 1967 Chevy Camaro - Lee Bagley
16. 1946 Ford Coupe - Douglas Streeter
17. 1972 Chevy Blazer (Modified) - Trevor Lema

Sorry if I got some of the names or cars labeled wrong. Contact me if you would like your car or name changed in this photo slideshow.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 10:25

Mountain Home Idaho Historic Farm Equipment

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The following slideshow are pictures I took on July 13th, 2008 along the Mountain Home Idaho Biking and Walking Path. About half along this 1.2 mile path there is a nice display of historic farming and ranching equipment.

Some of the farm equipment you will see:
1. Oliver Chilled Plow from 1855.
2. Hay Press from 1905.
3. Van Brunt Grain Drill from the early 1900's.
4. Slip Scraper.
5. Lyle Drilling/Boring Machine from 1910.
6. Austin Corp Cement Mixer from 1910.

Distance from places in Idaho:
Boise, Idaho is about 42 miles away.
Twin Falls is about 87 miles.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 10:02

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