Letters from the West
Posted by Rocky Barker on July 3, 2015
Anglers will be casting pale morning dun flies on the waters of Last Chance this weekend in Island Park. Kids and parents will be lining up for square ice cream cones at the Swan Valley Store in Eastern Idaho.
Paddlers will be canoeing across Redfish Lake in the afternoon sun. Rafters will be bouncing off rocks on the South Fork of the Payette. Boaters will ski the refreshing waters of Palisades Reservoir on the Wyoming state line, of Lucky Peak and of North Idaho’s Priest Lake, where an afternoon thunderstorm might get everyone wet.
Families will sit around campfires, from Henry’s Lake to Baumgartner Campground on the South Fork of the Boise to Pine Tree Campground on the St. Joe. Four-wheelers and motorcyclists will ride the roads and trails of the Caribou-Targhee, Salmon-Challis and Payette national forests.
Posted by Rocky Barker on July 1, 2015
77-year-old lawyer had experience working around the world
Posted by Rocky Barker on June 29, 2015
Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and other conservation groups filed administrative protests today against 14 federal sage grouse plans, spanning 10 western states saying they don’t adequately protect the birds.
Posted by Rocky Barker on June 26, 2015
Tea party founder Debbie Dooley came to Idaho this week to take on Idaho Power and other utilities she says are fighting individual rights and the free market.
Posted by Rocky Barker on June 24, 2015
The adding of “Sagebrush Focal Areas” to BLM plans to help sagebrush has brought a sharp rebuke from Idaho Gov. Butch Otter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. They will meet Wednesday in Reno.
Posted by Rocky Barker on June 23, 2015
Law allows miners to work claims made prior to the 1980 designation of the wilderness area.