Carey-area sheep rancher Diane Josephy Peavey is one of the recipients of the Idaho State Historical Society’s 2018 Esto Perpetua Awards.

     The award takes its name from the state’s motto, “Let it be perpetual,” and for the past 18 years, the Historical Society has recognized people and organizations that have preserved and promoted Idaho’s history through professional accomplishments, public service or volunteerism and philanthropy.

     Peavey’s essays on ranch life were heard weekly on Idaho Public Radio, and she is the author of “Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land,” a collection of her radio essays. She was also a co-founder of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival.

     Since the award was created in 1999, the Historical Society has recognized the efforts of more than 100 individuals and organizations from throughout the state.

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