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A woman vanished from a home in the California desert in June and hasn’t been seen since – East Idaho News10.08.21

(CNN) When New Jersey native Lauren Cho moved to California late last year she dreamed of a fresh start.

The cross-country trip came at the right time, friends say, because the pandemic was wearing on her. A change of scenery was enticing and the 30-year-old was excited about the chance to work as a pastry chef. Her Instagram page is filled with her baked creations.

Cho, whom friends call El, had been staying at an Airbnb home in the Yucca Valley, which is about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and about 12 miles from Joshua Tree National Park, when she vanished in late June.

She hasnt been seen or heard from since.

The national attention on other missing person cases has renewed interest in the mystery surrounding her disappearance and the search has intensified.

Family and friends want answers. A spokesperson for San Bernardino Sheriffs Department told CNN it has conducted multiple searches in the last three months. Yet, despite the renewed interest in her case, they havent gotten new substantive leads. Heres what we do know.

The investigation

The sheriffs department said Chos ex-boyfriend reported her missing about three hours after she disappeared on June 28.

She was staying at the home in the Yucca Valley with friends, including her ex-boyfriend. Friends reported that she was upset and presumably walked away from the resort, leaving behind her personal belongings, according to San Bernardino Sheriffs Department.

Cho is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a yellow T-shirt and jean shorts when she left the home.

As the sheriffs department and volunteers scoured the area, so did Chos friends.

We have gone thousands of miles and tirelessly went to gas stations and pasted up flyers in the low desert, the high desert, a friend, Jeff Frost said. We went out to San Diego because she said in the week before she disappeared that she just wanted to go to the beach.

Investigators say the ex-boyfriend indicated she was suffering from mental distress.

Although the family told CNN that they have no official statement, they have created a Facebook page to post updates on the investigation and raise awareness. The page also asks the public to refrain from speculation about the case and Chos mental health at the time of her disappearance.

In recent weeks, law enforcement have come under scrutiny for the extensive resources used to search for Gabby Petito and her fianc Brian Laundrie. Cho was among several other people who disappeared this summer. But Chos family posted a statement in mid September citing that the cases are different.

We realize that on the surface, the public information for both cases share some similarities. We understand the frustration many of you have expressed about how and why certain cases receive national coverage.

Ultimately, these two cases are NOT the same and the differences run deeper than what meets the public eye.

Who is she?

Chos sister told CNN that Cho is a dynamic, firecracker of a person who is creative and funny.'

Shes super caring, very loving and just a really loyal and good friend, her friend Len Gherardi said.

Before she moved to California, Cho worked at Gherardis tattoo studio in Flemington, New Jersey.

The plan was I was going to teach her how to pierce so she was my apprentice, Gherardi said.

Its been three months since anyone has heard from Cho, and the family just wants information on whereabouts. They continue to post on the Facebook page at least once a week.

El is many things a talented musician, an incredible baker, a hilarious and loyal friend, a strangely intuitive gift giver, and probably the coolest sister one could hope for. But this is where El really shines: as an aunt, the family said in a Facebook post last month.

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Amber Alert Issued for Two Children Who Could be Passing Through Idaho – KPVI News 608.23.21




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Section 25-2810 Idaho State Legislature07.25.21




25-2810.dangerous and at-risk dogs. For purposes of this section:

(1)A person commits the crime of maintaining a dangerous dog or at-risk dog if the person owns, possesses, or harbors a dangerous dog or at-risk dog as described in subsection (4)(a) or (b) of this section unless otherwise in compliance with the provisions of an order pursuant to subsection (7) of this section. In all judgements rendered under this section, if the dog in question is still living, its disposition shall in all cases be determined in the same proceeding in accordance with this section to provide restrictions for the keeping of the dog or alternatively for its destruction.

(2)Anyone who owns, possesses, or harbors a dog found to be a dangerous dog or at-risk dog under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor unless otherwise in compliance with the provisions of an order pursuant to subsection (7) of this section.

(3)The court may also, in its discretion, order any individual found guilty of violating this section to pay the victim restitution related to medical expenses, property damage, property repair and replacement costs, if any, incurred as a result of the individuals violation of the provisions of this section.


(a)"At-risk dog" means any dog that without justified provocation bites a person without causing a serious injury as defined in this section.

(b)"Dangerous dog" means any dog that:

(i)Without justified provocation has inflicted serious injury on a person; or

(ii)Has been previously found to be at risk and thereafter bites or physically attacks a person without justified provocation.

(c)"Justified provocation" means to perform any act or omission that a reasonable person with common knowledge of dog behavior would conclude is likely to precipitate a bite or attack by an ordinary dog.

(d)"Physically attack" means an aggressive action upon a person by a dog in which there is physical contact between the dog and the person.

(e)"Serious injury" means an injury to a person characterized by bruising, laceration, or other injury that would cause a reasonably prudent person to seek treatment from a medical professional without regard to whether the person actually sought medical treatment.

(5)No dog may be found to be a dangerous or at-risk dog when, at the time an injury or damage was sustained, the precipitating cause constituted justified provocation. Justified provocation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a)The dog was protecting or defending a person within the immediate vicinity of the dog from an attack or assault;

(b)The person was committing a crime or offense upon the property of the owner or custodian of the dog;

(c)The person was at the time, or had in the past, willfully tormented, abused or assaulted the dog;

(d)The dog was responding to pain or injury or protecting its offspring;

(e)The dog was working as a hunting dog, herding dog, or predator control dog on the property of, or under the control of, its owner or keeper, and the damage or injury sustained was to a person who was interfering with the dog while the dog was working in a place where it was lawfully engaged in such activity, including public lands;

(f)The dog was a service animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability; or

(g)The person was intervening between two (2) or more animals engaged in aggressive behavior or fighting.

(6)If a court finds that a dog is dangerous pursuant to the provisions of this section, in addition to any other penalty or liability provided in this section, the court may order the dog to be humanely put to death.

(7)If a court finds that a dog is dangerous or at risk pursuant to the provisions of this act, the court in its discretion may order the owner to comply with one (1) or more of the following restrictions and requirements:

(a)When outdoors, the dog shall be confined to a secure, locked enclosure from which it cannot escape and that unauthorized persons are prevented from accidental entry, and for which entrance and exit are controlled by the owner of the premises or owner of the dog;

(b)When off the property of the owner and not confined in a secure enclosure, the dog shall be kept on a secure leash by a competent adult physically capable of controlling the dog. The court shall have the discretion to order that the dog wear a muzzle capable of preventing the dog from biting if the dog is in any public area in which contact between the dog and the public is likely to occur;

(c)The dog shall be permanently identified by means of a color photograph in a file maintained by the court and local enforcement agency and by a microchip or tattoo used for the identification of companion animals at the expense of the owner. Microchip registration shall be reported in a timely manner by the owner of the dog to the local agency responsible for the control of such dogs. Upon demand, the owner shall provide access to the dog to any such agency or local law enforcement entity for the purposes of verifying microchip implantation or tattoo; and

(d)The premises on which the dog is kept shall be posted with clearly visible signs stating "Beware of Dog" and may also require posting of signs with a warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dog that may be dangerous. Signs shall be visible from the closest roadway.

(8)Any owner of a dog designated as a dangerous or at-risk dog shall notify any local agency responsible for the control of such dogs upon the transfer of a dangerous or at-risk dog to another person within thirty (30) days of such transfer. In order to transfer ownership of a dog designated as a dangerous or at-risk dog, the current owner shall notify the new owner of any order issued by a court pursuant to the provisions of this act and provide a copy of such order prior to such transfer. All sanctions and restrictions placed upon the keeping of the dog by the court shall transfer to any person taking custody of such dog, and such person shall comply with all such sanctions and restrictions and be duly registered as the owner of a dangerous or at-risk dog by the local agency. Any owner relocating a dangerous or at-risk dog to another jurisdiction served by a different agency responsible for the control of such dogs shall notify both the previous agency and the responsible agency in the new location within thirty (30) days of such relocation.

(9)In the event a dog designated by a court as at risk does not subsequently act in a manner consistent with the definitions of a dangerous or at-risk dog, and providing that the owner and keeper of the dog has complied with all the provisions of this act, for a period of two (2) years, the restrictions and requirements imposed by the court shall be waived and the dog shall no longer be classified as at risk.

(10)During the pendency of a case to have a dog found dangerous or at risk, a law enforcement officer or officer of a local agency responsible for the control of such dogs shall be authorized to take the dog into custody and place the dog in a suitable place at a customary and reasonable expense to the owner pending final disposition of the charge against the owner. In lieu of keeping the dog at such facility, officers shall have the discretion to impose reasonable temporary restrictions upon the keeping of the dog at the property of the owner such that the dog is controlled and prevented from contact with others pending the final disposition of the case. Upon notification that an action pursuant to this subsection has been initiated by an officer authorized to enforce such action against a dog, the relocation or transfer of such dog to another shall be prohibited and constitute a violation of this section. The court may also, in its discretion, order any individual found guilty of violating this section to pay the law enforcement or animal control agency or animal shelter additional restitution related to impoundment costs, medical, and veterinary-related expenses, and any costs related to the care and keeping of the animal including costs of destruction and disposal of the animal.


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I let my 15-year-old daughter get a tattoo and I dont care what other people say about it… – The US Sun06.29.21

PARENTS can be apprehensive to let their teens get piercings or even dye their hair, but one mum shunned the rules and let her 15-year-old daughter get a tattoo.

Diane Register, from Idaho, United States, explained why she let her daughter Kaitlyn get a tattoo at the age of 15 and she doesnt care what anybody has to has about it.


Writing for Kidspot, Diane said that documenting important events by capturing them in the form of a tattoo is no new trend.

Kaitlyn had told Diane that she wanted to get a very small, very appropriate tattoo to honour her dad, who passed away from cancer when she was 13.

Her husband, Chad, had passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dianes older daughter Savanna had previously got a tattoo of the Roman numerals, I IV IX (149) which the mum says was her husband, police badge number.



She said: I couldnt think of a more beautiful tribute.

To the family, the numbers had a deeper meaning for them as they became synonymous with strength, courage and hope.

Kaitlyn had stayed with Chad in his last hours, holding his hand as he took his last breath.

As time went on, Diane saw how her daughters honoured their dad, so when they came to the decision of getting a tattoo in honour of Chad, she said she couldnt stand in the way of them.

For Diane it was an easy decision and doesnt care what other people think about it.

She said: As for me, the day before he died, I asked for a copy of his ECG.

I have his real heartbeat tattooed on my foot so every time I look down I know hes with me. Its part of him that is still alive.


The family share a mutual bond over their tattoos and Diane says that when her kids look at theirs she is reminded that they can survive any obstacles life throws at them.

Diane said: So yes, I let my 15-year-old get a tattoo and no, I dont care what anybody has to say about it, because they have shown me, you, and anybody else who will listen what surviving looks like.

They get to show that off however they damn well want to.

Theyve earned it.

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Woodward classics: Dinner with Morley and a regular gal – Idaho Press-Tribune06.29.21

Tim Woodwards new columns are alternating with previously published Woodward Classics during the pandemic. This one originally appeared in The Idaho Statesman in 2010, following the death of actress Lynn Redgrave.

Occasionally, not often because there arent a lot of them in Idaho, readers ask me what its like to interview famous people.

The answer depends on the famous person. A few are arrogant jerks, but most are just regular people who happen to be famous.

I like regular people. Im comfortable with them. Thats why, on the night I had dinner with Lynn Redgrave, the famous actress, I was looking for a regular person to hang out with instead.

The occasion was the 10th anniversary of the Morrison Center. Velma Morrison was hosting a $250-a-plate dinner at her home. The newspaper paid $250 for me to go and write about it.

For someone whose idea of dressing up is wearing my best pair of jeans, it was unnerving. Some of the men were wearing tuxedos, and most of those who werent were sporting suits that cost more than my car. The women were wearing formal gowns and expensive jewelry. No jeans anywhere.

The guest list included corporate presidents, university presidents, congressmen, society mavens, a governor or two . You could have thrown a boomerang and not hit anyone who frequented a tavern or a tattoo parlor.

I was looking for someone Id feel comfortable having dinner with and not finding anyone when my attention was drawn to a regular looking guy wearing a corduroy jacket and a string tie, sitting alone at a table for 12. Figuring that he may have felt as uncomfortable and out of place as I did, I pulled up a chair next to him.

And thats how I met the world famous raptor expert Morley Nelson.

Anyone sitting here? I asked him.

I dont think so, he said.

Considering that no one was sitting in any of the other 11 chairs, I thought he was joking.

Until a big shot asked if he and his wife could join us.

No, Nelson replied. Thats where Lynn and her family are sitting.

Lynn was Redgrave, who was appearing at the Morrison Center that evening in a one-woman play shed written. Searching for regular folks, Id stumbled into the last seat at the VIP table.

You can imagine my surprise when Redgrave herself sat down beside me, so close our elbows were touching, and introduced herself.

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As if she needed an introduction. This was a member of one of Britains preeminent acting families Sir Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson to name a few. Shed become a household word in the title role of the movie Georgy Girl, won two Golden Globe Awards, was nominated for two Academy Awards and was critically acclaimed on both stage and screen,

As if that werent enough, she was then omnipresent on television in a series of Weight Watchers commercials. I might as well have been sitting next to Oprah.

Normally the situation would have left me tongue tied. It probably did, in fact, until I realized something surprising. I was sitting between two of the most regular folks in the room. Nelson was one of most down-to-earth people you could meet, and Redgrave couldnt have been nicer.

In the unlikely event that you didnt know who she was, youd never have guessed that she was a star. It wasnt just that she was utterly lacking in attitude; she had a way of effortlessly putting you at ease. It was like talking to an old friend over a beer. She was funny and genuinely interested in what you had to say. In two minutes, you felt as if youd known her for years.

We spent the evening talking about acting, Morleys birds, population control and other subjects that interested them. Ive seldom enjoyed an evening more.

Its hard to believe theyre both gone now two people who made it to the top of their professions, received worldwide acclaim and had the good sense not to let it go to their heads.

Ive been missing Morley, who later became a friend, since his death a couple of years ago. Now Im feeling the loss of both of my onetime dinner companions. Landing at their table was one of the luckiest accidents Ive had.

The $250-a-plate lasagna wasnt bad, either.

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Nampa Newbie: Life in the Treasure Valley – Idaho Press-Tribune06.12.21

I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said that only two things in this world are certain, death and taxes.

If that is the case, why do we spend so little time preparing for the inevitable?

Especially in America, it seems we have a hard time facing death. It always surprises me when I hear about someone dying, especially someone close to us, or someone we just saw the other day.

In Indonesia, death was in our faces all the time, a part of everyday life. I remember standing in front of my house with a Papuan friend as we watched one of the almost-daily funeral processions making its slow mournful way up our road to the cemetery. Papuans like to die, she said ruefully, a sad commentary on the high death rates due to diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

I remember another time in Indonesia when a beloved friend and coworker passed away. We went straight to the hospital and were directed to the morgue. I remember shrinking back at the door, not wishing to be so close to death. But when I saw our friends wife, now his widow, a look of shock on her face, I was moved to tears. I went over to her, put my arm around her and wept as my husband joined the other men by the body of our friend, some wailing aloud and falling over the body, overcome by their sorrow.

It felt foreign yet also right, to be so open and demonstrative with our grief. It seemed a healthier way to deal with this unexpected death, rather than stuffing our feelings or acting like its never going to happen to us.

Our time in Indonesia taught me that its okay to be angry about death, to lament the loss, to cry openly and to cling to those around me for support.

More recently I have learned other lessons about death, about how it can be faced with grace, courage and peace.

Rhoni, a friend from Mission Aviation Fellowship where my husband and I work, received a terminal cancer diagnosis several months ago. A few weeks before she died, a small group of us from MAF visited her. She was set up in a hospital bed in her home, in front of a picture window overlooking the Boise foothills. She was smiling and upbeat. She knew what was coming and spoke of the peace she had. She didnt believe in YOLO (you only live once). She believed in YOLF (you only live forever), and her faith in God gave her peace about the future.

As we talked, I noticed she had a tattoo on her arm, and we asked her about it. It was a bird, she said, and reminded her of a favorite poem by Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

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Or help one fainting robin

I shall not live in vain.

She told us this poem inspired her to make the most of every opportunity to make an impact, even in small ways. She had the gift of time, she said, of knowing the number of her days and she was intentional about connecting with different loved ones.

There are echoes of the poem in this Facebook post she wrote on May 9, of a revelation she had when she knew her days were few: And I realized that if nothing else came from my life, I wanted people that crossed my path to know that they were loved.

Right up to the end she was texting with friends, responding to girls in her church youth group and receiving visitors. When we asked how we could pray for her, her concern was for her children and her husband, that they would have peace.

Thank you, Rhoni, for showing us how to face the inevitable with grace and peace, and for reminding us to take every chance to love others well.

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‘Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist & Chyler Leigh Look Back on the Danvers Sisters and Ahead to the Finale – Idaho County Free Press04.22.21

When it comes to TV sisterhood, Supergirls Kara and Alex Danvers played affectionately by Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh fly a little higher than the rest. Whether fighting side by side or drinking wine on Karas cozy couch, these two women are the heart of the CW hit. Now the action drama is kicking off a two-parter that explores the roots of their bond even more.

In Prom Night on April 27 and Prom Again! on May 4 (the second half was directed by Leigh), heroic Nia Nal/Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and the data-crunching Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) travel back in time to prom circa 2009. Their plan? To see if the teenage Danvers siblings (Izabela Vidovic as young Kara; Olivia Nikkanenas young Alex) hold the key to locating present-day Kara aka National Citys savior Supergirl within the Phantom Zone. Shes been trapped in that parallel dimension since the first episode of the sixth and final season, a storyline that fortuitously accommodated Benoists maternity leave. Leigh calls the throwback episodes an origin story of the Danvers sisters.

Here, the fan favorites behind the adopted alien from Krypton and her warrior sis prove that family is all just relative.

At what point during shooting the series did you begin to feel like sisters?

Chyler Leigh: It was pretty instantaneous. And it was a surprise, I think, for both of us to look at each other and go, Wait a minute. Im made for you!

Melissa Benoist: Our first couch scene [Season 1, Episode 3, Fight or Flight]. I threw a pillow at Chyler and thought she was going to catch it. It smacked her in the face and we couldnt stop laughing.

Leigh: The [couch scenes] are such special moments. It brings a reprieve from all the actionand theres so much of Mel and Chyler in there, I think that makes it even more special. I would say the vast majority of those scenes that we have done,its all improv by the end.

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Alex has officially taken on her own super moniker, Sentinel, after a long journey as a lesbian field agent turned director of the secret agency the Department of Extranormal Operations (DEO) and, later, a vigilante. Melissa, how was it knowing Chyler would be joining the Arrowverses heroes to pick up the slack while you were on maternity leave?

Benoist: To me, Alex was always a superhero, so it only made sense that she got her suit and her Hand of the Soldier gauntlet [which transforms into any weapon she desires]. Like, its about time. And with David Harewood [Martian Manhunter] the three of us are the OGs from the very get-go its so solid that any of us can step out and the show is in good hands.

Leigh: Khakis and an Under Armour shirt [Alexs DEO uniform] will only help you survive for so long, you know?

Chyler, you were a mom first, and Melissa, you directed the show first. Did you two trade notes on either?

Benoist: Ive gotten to see what a wonderful mom Chyler isshes such a mama bear to us on the show. I learned by watching her.

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Leigh: To see Mels eyes twinkle, I have no doubt shes going to be a phenomenal mom. From a directing standpoint, I had a much different experience [from Benoist]. Im not in [Prom Again!]. But I think we can both say we did a pretty damn good job.

The midseason finale airs May 11, and then youre on hiatus until summer. Whats in store for the Danvers sisters in the remaining 13 episodes?

Benoist: Oh, good question! [Laughs]

Leigh: Well, eventually Supergirl has to come out of the Phantom Zone, so maybe another Danvers couch scene is in order!

Is there a Danvers sisters tattoo yet?

Leigh: [Laughs] No, but weve talked about it!

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Do you hear from fans or sisters who see themselves reflected in Kara and Alexs relationship?

Leigh: Oh, yeah. [Fans are excited to see] that you dont have to have sisters that are catty. These girls have each others back, and they fight to the death for each other, which has happened pretty much every season.

Have there been discussions about Kara flying off into the sunset as the show wraps up?

Benoist: The ending that was pitched I was really happy with. Of course, Im not going to give anything away, but I am very happy with the strength and the empowerment that comes with the way were ending the series for Kara.

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Scientists Found the Oldest Known Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone – Gizmodo01.31.21

A grizzly bear roams near Yellowstone National Park.Photo: Jim Urquhart, File (AP)

Scientists found a 34-year-old grizzly bear in southwest Wyoming, identifying him by a mark on his lip made by biologists in 1989. Thats the oldest grizzly ever known in the Yellowstone region that includes parts of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Respect your elders.

Theres no telling if there are older grizzly bears currently roaming Yellowstone, since hundreds of the creatures are completely unmarked by scientists. But this one is by far the oldest one on whom there is scientific documentation.

Sadly, though, biologists had to put the bear down. He was captured last summer after he got caught preying on calves on nearby ranches. After euthanizing the creature last July, biologists found an identifying tattoo on its lip that read 168a mark given to the creature in 1989.

The bear was a male, which is notable, as female grizzlies generally live longer than males by a few years. One of the best known grizzlies in Yellowstone is bear 399, a 24-year-old female (who has her own Wikipedia page), while the oldest known grizzly mom reached 27.

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When caught, 168 had just three teeth left, and they were ground down to nubsa sure sign of old age, and an explanation for why the animal was going after easy prey like calves. He was also quite emaciated, weighing in at just 170 pounds (77 kilograms), which is nothing for a grizzly. When he was captured in the Shoshone National Forest in August 1991, records show he weighed 450 pounds (204 kilograms).

Yellowstone biologists consider grizzlies bodily health based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being in the worst shape and 5 being the worst. When he was captured, 168 was rated a zero. Because of his failing physical condition, Fish and Wildlife Service biologists made the call to euthanize the animal last July instead of relocating him to a more remote part of Yellowstone.

It was sad that we had to put him down, but ethically there was nothing else that could be done, Dan Thompson, a biologist with Wyoming Game and Fish told the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Pour one out.

Researchers know quite a bit about the bear from past records. Grizzly 168 was first captured when he was three years oldthats when scientists gave him his identifying tattooand then captured again in Fremont County, Wyoming in spring 1996. Over the next year, he lost his radio collar, so scientists arent totally sure what he was up to, but DNA tests show that he likely fathered three kids in the mid-2000s, and may have had some more kids in later years when he was 23 and again when he was 31.

Conditions are hard for grizzlies, which makes 168's life all the more remarkable. There are only 1,800 grizzlies left in the contiguous U.S., including roughly 700 in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Thats just a small fraction of the 50,000 who roamed the land before Anglo-Americans colonized the West in the 1800s. The bears have faced pressure due to threats including hunting and habitat degradation. Climate change has increasingly played a role since the bears rely on seeds and berries for nutrition and fattening up for winter hibernation as well as reproduction season. Rising temperatures have increased the likelihood of droughts that can curtail fall seed crops. Research on Alberta grizzlies also found that certain berry crops could pop up earlier in the year, creating a whats called a phenological mismatch for bears need the nutrients the most.

Despite the risks, its not all bad news for grizzlies. The creatures numbers have been increasing since they were given federal protection in the 1970s, with the Yellowstone population rebounding from just over 100 in the 1970s. Fish and Wildlife Service removed Yellowstone grizzlies from the Endangered Species List in 2017, but they were placed back under the federal protections after a court ruling last year. So hopefully, 168's kids will have a shot at a bright future.

Correction, 1/26/21, 8:45a.m. ET: This post misidentified bear 399 as the previous oldest grizzly in the region and also said that she had passed away. Bear 399 is still around and kicking. In addition, she is 24 years old, not 27 years old. Apologies to bear 399's fans and bear 399, who doesnt look a day over 20.

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Sing Along Forever: The Bouncing Souls Enter Their Fifties And FatherhoodTogether – Forbes12.14.20

The Bouncing Souls, 2020COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

Bryan Kienlen and his wife, Nicole, have a new routine. When they first wake up, they give bottles to their babies, Cora and Layla. And before taking on their daily tasks, they dedicate quality time for cuddling, crawling and playing.

All four of us have this really beautiful morning, 51-year-old Kienlen says. Its how I start every day. Its the coolest thing.

Twenty years ago, The Bouncing Souls bassist often spent his golden hour stumbling home from a night of partying in New York City, groggy and regretful as commuters drank coffee and made their way to work.

Bryan Kienlen walks on the boardwalk with his family. New Jersey, November, 2020

But decades removed from his period of downtown debauchery, the domesticated punk has found stability and serenity through his 30-year musical journey, as a successful tattoo shop owner and as a family man. He says being a father and giver is the greatest thing hes ever done.

You find how rewarding it is, Kienlen explains. Theres such a stark difference from being a band guy. When I was a young, single maniac writing songs and touringI didnt realize until I could see things from my current perspectivebut I was more self-centered. Everything revolved around me. Now, that stage of my life is over and Im here to serve and take care of my kids and my wife. And Im so happy with that. Its not all about me anymore, in a good way.

A lot has changed for The Bouncing Souls, the cult-followed New Jersey punk band which formed when Kienlen, vocalist Greg Attonito and guitarist Pete Steinkopf were high schoolers in Basking Ridge, NJ.

In the 90s, the band lived in chaos at a series of punk houses, each complete with a revolving door of ill-behaved 20-somethings, drunks and miscreants.

The Bouncing Souls, 2001 (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

Today, Kienlen and Steinkopf have settled down in New Jersey, whereas Attonito set up shop in small-town Idaho. And miraculouslyas all three musicians have entered their fiftiestheyve all, almost simultaneously, become fathers.

But much has stayed the same, too. Last year, the band celebrated its 30th anniversary by touring North America and England, performing songs from the guys 10 full-length albums and newest EP Crucial Moments. Three of the four original members remain, save for the role of drummer. George Rebelo, from popular Florida rock band Hot Water Music, joined in 2013.

And 2020, with its own unique set of circumstances, has encouraged the Souls to appreciate the past while embracing the new in both their musical and personal lives.

In October, the band released Volume 2, a record of reimagined songs ranging from the groups newest single, appropriately titled World on Fire, back to fan-favorite Gone, from the 2001 album How I Spent My Summer Vacation. And on Saturday, December 12, the band will be hosting a livestream performance of the album in a digital concert called Live at Studio 4.

While the group didnt expect an internet broadcast to replace its annual Asbury Park Home For The Holidays residency, Volume 2 itself was born under precarious timing.

Bouncing Souls, Live At Studio 4, Saturday December 12, 8PM ET

Recorded in March during two one-week sessions in Philadelphia, the band completed the record just as America was blindsided by COVID-19. As time passed in the studio, the threat of the oncoming pandemic quickly went from negligible to worrisome.

When we first went in the studio, Id just heard the murmurings of coronavirus, 50-year-old Steinkopf says. I was like, What the f*** is that?

The second week was more intense, 50-year-old Attonito adds. The restaurant above the studio closed on our last day. The crazy thing about it was, we were having such a positive experience. We were joking about how we were spontaneously creating from our old songs that we love and the world simultaneously was cinching in with dark gloom. Those last couple of days, we didnt want to leave our bubble of happiness. We knew we were walking into this chaos of the unknown.

The Bouncing Souls with producer Will Yip, March 2020, Philadelphia

Even the week that things were getting really weird, we were hyper-focused and trying to stay off our phones, Steinkopf says. But every now and then, someone would be like, Did you see this!? What the f*** is happening?!

Despite the impending doom, the Souls found the studio sessions to be fruitful. The band was able to recompose classic tracks, breathing new and unexpected life into staples and providing previously underappreciated songs with a second chance.

Attonito was able to sing from a more mature and controlled vocal perspectiveleaving the guttural belting for the next fast-paced punk recordallowing him to put a new spin on songs hes chanted thousands of times.

Steinkopf was able to give a nod to the 80s tunes that inspire him, drawing energy from bands like The Cure, rather than focusing on a checklist of sing-a-longs and woah-oh-ohs.

The band was even able to squeeze in some silly instrumentation, using a cheesy 80s Casio keyboard and toy instruments on the song Hopeless Romantic. At Kienlens burning request, they even incorporated a french horn into Favorite Everything.

But as the recording sessions wrapped up, the band scrambled to make travel arrangements to get home to their families.

Everybody said goodbye, Kienlen says. And the world was never the same.

The guys returned to their homes in New Jersey, Idaho and Florida. They kept in touch, but were just as anxious as the rest of the country.

Steinkopf and Kienlen, Anchors Aweigh Tattoo Studio

Kienlen, like many other Americans, was forced to close his tattoo shop in Bradley Beach, NJ, Anchors Aweigh Tattoo Studio, for three months as the battle against COVID-19 took a stranglehold of the Northeast.

In the mountains 100 miles north of Boise, Attonitos small resort town felt seemingly unchanged at the onset of the pandemic. But in the red state of Idaho, many remained resistant to masks, even as a surge of tourists in RVs flooded the area and caused a spike of positive cases.

Early on, Attonito felt depressed that band-life was on hold. Eventually, he started becoming conscious of mask-wearing in his dreams. And Steinkopf began to realize how much he missed the things he used to take for granted.

Someone sent me a Souls show from a long time ago, Steinkopf says. I was watching it and I got real emo about it. Theres a lot of stuff I dont go out and do as much these days, and now Im like, Man, Im gonna go do everything when I can again!

But, in the meantime, the band adapted and found creative outlets to keep the spirit of the Souls alive. They started holding weekly Zoom meetings to catch up and launched the Can You Remember? podcast via Patreon, an endeavor they wouldnthave pursued otherwise.

And along with their new projects, the guys are beginning to see a tentative semblance of new normalcy. Steinkopf is back producing in the studio again and Kienlen is booked up with tattoo appointments well into 2021.

While the band is glad to feel productive and are eager to return to live music, they recognize what a unique opportunity the pandemic has offered them as new fathers.

Kienlen and his wife adopted their first baby, Cora, as a newborn in December of last year.

Bryan Kienlen with his wife, Nicole, and daughter, Cora December 2019

At the time, I had one new baby, whom I hadnt had the chance to bond with because we adopted, Kienlen explains. One day, you go from no baby to baby in your house, real fast. I still had touring through the end of the year and was booked out with [tattoo] appointments every other day that I wasnt on tour. We never had a paternal leave or hardly a maternal leave, either. It was pretty difficult. When the lockdown happened it was a blessing for us because we got to stay home with her and truly bond every day.

Then Kienlen went from having one baby to two babies just as quickly. In October, less than a year from Coras adoption, the couple was contacted with the opportunity to adopt a second child: a seven-month-old who they named Layla.

Kienlen and his daughter, Layla October 2020

We got that call on a Wednesday afternoon out of the blue, he explains. We picked her up that Friday. Talk about no time to plan! We scrambled to play catch-up a little. But I think were finally settling into a groove.

While the couple were definitely hoping to adopt a second child so Cora would have a sibling, they were pleasantly surprised by the timing.

We expected to wait a year or two, Kienlen says. Thats generally how long it takes. But Im glad that it happened this way because theyre gonna be in the same grade. It couldnt be better.

Attonito and Steinkopf have also enjoyed their time home with their children. At the end of their conference call interview with Forbes, Attonito was adorably approached by his son, asking to say hello to Uncie Pete.

If youre gonna be locked down in a pandemic, Attonito says. You may as well be in a period where your child is under two or three years old, the most valuable moments to be with them all the time. In that sense, the timing is pretty good for all of us.

Uncle Bryan & Lux 2019

Fortuitous timing is just one example of the kindred connection between the members of The Bouncing Souls. Not only did they all enter their fifties togetherAttonito and Steinkopf just days apartbut fatherhood, too.

Around three years ago, Attonito and his wife, Shanti, welcomed their baby boy, Ever. A few months later, Steinkopf and his wife, Keira, birthed their son, Lux.

Serendipitous is a good word, Kienlen says. It describes the entire existence of our band. None of us had brothers growing up. Maybe on some deep level we found each other and bonded into a family and stayed together for life as brothers.

Theyre already growing together as parents, too, both in their capacity to love and overcome their fears.

You could say a million things about having a child, Attonito says. But it pushes your capacity to look outside yourself and take care of someone. It pushes you to those limits in a way that, I dont think, you can possibly experience without having a child.

Greg Attonito with his wife, Shanti, and son, Ever

He continues: Im so glad I waited until I was in my late forties. The idea of having a child terrified me to no end. I felt like I would never be there for them. Id be on tour all the time, that would be the worst. I wouldnt be able to enjoy one or the other. Im so glad it worked out the way it did. The fact that were all sharing this at the same time has been super special.

I was always the most terrified to have a child, Steinkopf agrees. I dont know if it was the people I was with, my relationships or just being a selfish young guy. I wouldve been a s*** dad [laughs]. At this point in my life it just felt totally right. You spend your whole life being introspective and learning about yourself, but as soon as you have a kid, thats magnified by a thousand. You think about your past, how you dont want to impose stuff on your kid. Its heady, but your heart is so f***ing full all the time. The most frustrating day now is like the best day Ive ever had.

Shanti, Ever & Greg Attonito Pete, Lux & Keira Steinkopf

And the punks are embracing full-blown adulthood with sarcastic charm. Steinkopf insists hes never felt better, as he and the singer offer a collective tongue-in-cheek, F*** you, Im 50!

Its the same self-assured confidence that the band tapped into while reconstructing classic Souls songs. While many were picked fairly arbitrarily, the group did make an effort to develop tracks on the basis of lyrics they felt were overlooked.

Take Argyle, off the 1996 album Maniacal Laughter, which was written by Attonito, but admired by Kienlen for its words. While the singer calls it a personal song that was definitely written from the perspective of a mid-20s-year-old person, hes glad his bassist pushed to include it.

Another throwback featured on Volume 2, Say Anything, dates back to the bands 1997 self-titled record. The Bouncing Souls was released just as the bands collective lifestyle of punk house squalor came to a close.

Attonito, 1995 (Photo Steve Eichner)

Its well romanticized because it had moments of glory and moments of pure annoyance, Attonito says laughing. Theres a motivation there thats sortve unexplainable. Once you hit your forties, youre like, How did I hold up?

Steinkopf adds: Its just like chaos, but it was chaos in a way that we were so f***ing motivated to do everything. We were gonna print shirts. Do this, do thatall together. It was intoxicating.

Looking back, Attonito sees the era as a wave of energy and focus that propelled the band into a lifetime of performing. The first decade of insanity and perseverance allowed for an actual career in music.

Bryan Kienlen (L), Greg Attonito (R) of The Bouncing Souls, 1995, Wetlands in New York City (Photo ... [+] by Steve Eichner)

While most of The Bouncing Souls may have taken a step back from the craziness in 1997, it took Kienlen a few more years. As all the members moved to New York, then moved on, their bassist remained and kept the party going the longest.

While recording Volume 2, he was able to revisit three songs he wrote during a tumultuous time, a rough patch that served as the blueprint to the bands beloved 2003 release, Anchors Aweigh.

Highway Kings, Kids and Heroes, and Simple Man, all made the new recordand reignited feelings in the studio. They were also given a second chance musically.

Simple Man was written in a pretty dark place for me, Kienlen says. It was a prayer to the universe for simplicity back in the middle of what was a bit of a storm in my personal life. To revisit some of those lyrics, I felt more like the returning conqueror. Id survived. Now I can face these songs from a happier place.

But when Kienlen first penned many of the songs to Anchors Aweigh, he wasnt just experiencing love-life woes, but a major life turn.

A whole reality was ending basically, he says. It wasnt just a relationship, it was an entire reality that I had built around the relationship. It all just ended instantly and I was set free. But it was just me and my demons all of a sudden and no governing force.

The bassist describes it as the perfect storm of a single guy whos going through changes with nothing but time and cash in Manhattans Lower East Side. He went out and partied every night until the following day. Hed get going around 10:00PM, then leave bars and afterparties as the sun came up, feeling like a ghoul.

It was the darkest Ive ever felt, Kienlen explains. I was the most depressed Ive ever felt in my life. Then, the following night it would just start again. Any happiness was produced by substances and all the other shallow crap that goes with that life. Night after night. Youd get so high and so happy, but not really. Not real happiness. When you heard that first bird chirping, thats when you realized you f***ed up again.

Bryan Kienlen of The Bouncing Souls plays before several thousand at the Vans Warped Tour, 2001, ... [+] Ventura, CA (Photo by Carlos Chavez/Los Angeles Times)

He continues: And the things I was doing were definitely gonna get me killed. I was riding my motorcycle up the FDR [Parkway] going 120 miles per hourthat f***ing highin the middle of the night with whoever on the back that I couldve killed. It was just insane.

Kienlen frequently hosted afterparties at his own apartment, too. As clich as it sounds, he usually felt alone in a room full of people.

All the good stuff was gone, he explains. All my friends were just fellow ghoulsnightlife people. I felt pretty alone. Being apart from Greg and Pete during this was also part of the despair that I was feeling. Thats when I wrote Simple Manprobably about six in the morning on a park bench. Just one of those nights.

Bryan Kienlen, 2006 (Photo by John Shearer)

After 15 years of living in New York City, from squatting to a city-subsidized apartment in Alphabet City, Kienlen decided to abandon the F Train and return to New Jersey living.

Hed fallen out of love with his gentrifying neighborhood and was sick of his own behavior. He also mourned the loss of the Old New York punk scene he once so enjoyed. The days of brown-bagging beer on his BMX bike and bouncing from CBGBs to Coney Island High to The Continental were over.

For years, the Jersey-born transplant never imagined leaving New York City, but his Anchors Aweigh turning point was critical to an end-game he never imagined: a house, a wife, two kids, a dog and his own business. The albums cover, as always designed by Kienlen, is symbolic: a ship sailing off into the dark distance, marking the end of a chapter.

In that regard, its suitable that so many tracks from the album populate the ranks of Volume 2. The bands following release, The Gold Record, marked a new golden age for the Souls. The 2006 record also established that after years of noodling across the Hudson River, the bands homebase would forever be the Jersey Shore.

Greg Attonito crowd surfs at Bamboozle Left, 2008, Irvine, CA (Photo by Noel Vasquez)

Despite Attonitos choice to commute from the sticksand a drummer change or twothe rest, as they say, is Jersey history. It may be generational, but there are few acts that evoke an association to New Jersey quite like The Bouncing Souls.

Bruce Springsteen requires no explanation. Bon Jovi isnt far behind. The Misfits are, for some reason, inextricably connected to their hometown of Lodi. The New Brunswick boys in The Gaslight Anthem (with a co-sign from The Boss) have become hometown heroes. My Chemical Romance has immeasurably left its mark on the world, but somehow holds down its Garden State credibility.

But, for Gen X and Millennials, only The Bouncing Soulswith tracks as indicative as East Coast, F*** You! and the aptly-titled So Jerseycan conjure the feeling of the boardwalk under your feet, the smell of the Atlantic Ocean and the buzz of The Stone Pony.

The Bouncing Souls performs at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI, 2013 (Photo by Scott Legato)

In a year as uncertain as 2020, at least fans have the consistency and renewed spirit of The Bouncing Souls31 years into distract them, if only for a few minutes.

Call it nave, but we committed to doing this for our whole lives, Kienlen says. I guess we took that commitment seriously. But we didnt know what this meant, we didnt have a picture in our head. Im glad we made every decision from our hearts.

Luckily, his bandmates are equally as enthused.

It just gets better all the time, Steinkopf says. We have more fun as we get older. Were in such a cool place. Turning 50 and feeling that way, Im pretty f***ing stoked.

Attonito adds: Once you make it to 50, you can see the world and understand the value in having relationships that lasted this longwith each other and the audience. This is so incredible that we can do this. We love it. And because of the pandemic, when we get back, were all gonna appreciate things even more.

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