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Jake Putnam
Boise, Idaho
Reporter, photographer, producer, writer, I do it all
Interests: Tournament Tennis, baseball, college football, history
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Center and Main, Pocatello, early summer 1958...Downtown Poky was a vital hub those days, the business, rail, and shopping hub for SE Idaho. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Download PODCAST 4-AG BUDGET-SHEEP Herders trail sheep to the shearing sheds at Soulen Livestock near Emmett. More than 7,000 sheep were sheared this year at the ranch. (Ritter photo) Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Download Farmland Podcast#2 Farmland: The Movie, Documentary film director James Moll interviews a farmer for the movie Farmland. Related articles FFA members can win Washington D.C. trip with USFRA Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Jake Putnam's blog
Download TRADE PODCAST- 3_11_14, 12.33 PM Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Jake Putnam's blog
The Voice of Idaho Agriculture podcast with Jake Putnam Download PODCAST NUMBER1 - 3_6_14, 3.29 PM Related articles The Farm Bureau radio show August 3rd Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Jake, Playing Indian Wells, US Hardcourt Championships, November 4th 2013 Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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This photo comes from my Mom in Pocatello, JoAnn Kington. Its a photo of the great storm that hit on Tuesday. I made some edits, but what a striking photo...looks like a Winslow Homer painting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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The combines were rolling this week in Teton County...afternoon thundershowers threated to shut down the harvest a few times. Harvests are spectacular affairs, the dust, the clouds, machinery, its large scale and exciting! I shot hundreds of photos! Barley: U.S. barley production was lowered by 1 MBU to 21 MBU... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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From the firelines 1992--August means fire in Idaho, in this photo I was working for KTVB. Photographer Dan Goicoechea and I were dropped behind lines on a mountain top on the Countyline fire. As the the day heated up the fire started rolling, in less than an hour this viewpoint... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Idaho Yogurt Boise--Idaho Dairy farmer Vernon Teunissen got good news just a week ago. Schools across the state will serve Idaho-made greek yogurt this school year. “Chobani is creating a market share,” said Teunissen. “They’re new here but have large plants on the east-coast. They’re expanding this market share and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Idaho Farm Bureau radio show, Aug 3rd USDA Buys Sugar for $6.9 Million On Wednesday, the Agriculture Department announced additional information about the sugar exchange results purchased on July 26. USDA bought 15,504 metric tons of sugar from domestic sugarcane growers for $6.9 million to reduce the oversupply and cost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Sometimes the beauty of the moment blindsides the soul. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Gem County Farm Tour Emmett--The Gem County Farm Bureau hosted 6 Idaho Lawmakers for their annual Farm Tour. Lawmakers and farmers harvested the last of the 2013 wheat crop. The tab above is audio story. The photo below I shot in the dust and failing light. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Rising above the trees of Boise, Tablerock watches over the Boise skyline Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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I love this photo, I shot it at Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. We kept getting hit by sucker waves like this monster. This one knocked my down and I lost my sunglasses forever. Doak Bailey dove gracefully into the curl, but I was knocked on my ass. We all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Idaho Farm Bureau radio show, March 9th Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Olympic podium ceremony I'm in training for the US Senior Games. The Games are in Cleveland this year in late July... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Shot this photo in early November, before it got cold...now the leaves are gone but the snow remains... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Dawn breaks in Boise, Idaho...this is a skyline blessed with a clash of color and light and it changes by the hour. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Hard at work, playing practice matches, lifting weight, dieting...down 25 pounds since December...tennis world...look out! Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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This is the one photo that defines my photography. A cold train station at sunset. A day at the end, but the beginning of an exciting journey through the night...steam rising, tracks clacking, the smell of coal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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The weekend was cold, Saturday morning it was 6-degrees, I reached a point where I couldn't get warm. It was the same feeling this Sunday night, bittercold and colder by the second. Nightfall is quiet on Quail Ridge, when this photo was taken I heard sound of a lonely dog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog
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Darby Sparks, Boise's hottest new model Darby Sparks is working on a new portfolio and asked me to shoot it. We picked a chilly afternoon and decided that urban scenes fit the weather. Darby is one of the finest models I've worked with, she's natural doesn't have to try hard.We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Jake Putnam's blog