Letters from the West
Posted by Rocky Barker on March 6, 2015
Leadore Republican Rep. Merrill Beyeler’s first act in his freshman year was to push for a memorial about the Boulder-White Clouds National Monument proposed in his district.
Nothing controversial about that place.
The Idaho House Thursday approved the memorial unanimously. Contrast that vote with another memorial that already has been approved by the Idaho Legislature that opposes an Idaho Yellowstone Caldera National Monument. Ten of the 13 Democrats opposed it and the Senate passed it on a voice vote.
Posted by Rocky Barker on March 5, 2015
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy that resolves violations of state hazardous waste laws for missing its deadline for emptying tanks of radioactive waste.
Posted by Rocky Barker on February 27, 2015
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed an agreement that will guarantee water rights for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation on the Nevada-Idaho border.
Posted by Rocky Barker on February 26, 2015
Identical bills to protect wilderness in the Boulder-White Clouds and head off a national monument proclamation were introduced Thursday in the House and the Senate.
Posted by Rocky Barker on February 25, 2015
The House Resources and Conservation Committee may get a third shot at giving domestic elk breeders access to eastern elk that may carry brainworm, which threatens moose, bighorn and elk.
Posted by Rocky Barker on February 23, 2015
Fisheries Chief Schriever was named Idaho Department of Fish and Game Deputy Director by director Virgil Moore.
Posted by Rocky Barker on February 12, 2015
Miners convinced a majority on the House Resources and Conservation Committee to send on a bill that would ended federal Clean Water Act restriction on gold suction dredges and open designated wild and scenic rivers such as the Middle Fork of the Salmon to miners without permits.