Times are changing for custom saddle makers

Touring Cary Schwarz’s saddle-making shop in Salmon are, from left, Caroline Stivers, Salmon Arts Council; Steven Hatcher, Idaho Commission on the Arts; Shep Hermann, Hermann Oak Leather, Schwarz; Louis Grace, Hermann Oak Leather; Gary Winckler, saddle maker; Karron Harwood and Dale Harwood, saddle maker. Ilona McCarty for the Post Register

SALMON — Idaho saddle makers who met earlier this month in Salmon puzzled over the riddle of pursuing a profession that values modesty but requires salesmanship.

Breaking the cycle of violence and addiction

Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com Jereme Ogren graduated in August from Bonneville County’s Domestic Violence Court. Ogren credits the court program for helping him turn around his life. He said he’s been clean and sober for one year and has reconciled with his girlfriend and two daughters. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Jereme Ogren’s life fell apart in 2013.

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