I found this link on ChessCafe's "Daily Chess News Links".
Pocatello, Idaho. Around 50,000 population, in the middle of nowhere, USA.
You city slickers who've never lived in the boondocks have no idea how small town reporters operate. Sometimes to fill column space, they really have to beat the bushes for a story.
OK, so a nice writeup of a local player, who has a good pedigree. Five decades as an avid chess player, the last ten years in organized tournaments. President of the Idaho Chess Association. Local tournament director.
Out of idle curiosity, I wonder what his rating is. Someone with that history, I figure at least 1500, probably more like 1800 or 2000. So I look him up on the USCF rating page...
USCF regular rating 693 (quick rating a bit better at 751). This guy clearly isn't in the hobby for an ego boost. He must truly love the game. And I respect him for that.