Over the weekend, the Lewiston Tribune published this profile of House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise: By William L. Spence BOISE - When Mat Erpelding says he's been to the mountaintop, he's not echoing Martin Luther King or offering hope for the difficult days ahead. He means it literally. Erpelding, 43, is completing his first term as House minority leader and third term overall representing Boise's 19th Legislative District. He has also been a professional guide and outdoor educator for nearly 25 years. He owns his own business now, but he spent much of that time as an itinerant guide-for-hire, leading excursions all across the country. Erpelding's resume includes five trips to Alaska for the American Alpine Institute, guiding...
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Just another day on the mountain: House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding faces challenge of literal and figurative heights