Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson has cited the Wilks’ purchase and closure of other North Idaho lands as an example of what could happen if the federal government sells off its public lands, as presidential candidate Ted Cruz proposed. The Wilks brothers were among the biggest supporters of Cruz, giving a pro-Cruz PAC $15 million. During a speech at Boise State, Cruz urged federal government to transfer most public land in the West to states and private citizens.
Ted Cruz Says Feds Should Dump Public Land
Watch the sun disappear into smoke over Boise in this time-lapse video
'We've been managing salmon wrong for about 125 years'
Northwest fish hatcheries: 'A very valuable use of the public trust'
Tour an Idaho fish hatchery
Here's what Idaho's air quality will look like Thursday and Friday
When will wildfire smoke clear up? Not anytime soon, according to forecasts
Wildfire spreads in the Boise Foothills above Hill Road and Pierce Park Lane
The hydropower posse promotes the dams' importance
How the dams have changed Lewiston
How to protect your family from potential dangers of lead poisoning
Boiseans can now have their yard waste converted to compost
Fast-moving brush fire chars over 100 acres on Kuna Butte
Lance Hebdon, salmon and steelhead manager for Idaho Fish and Game, talks about the purpose of the state's hatcheries program and about trying to help provide fishing opportunities to the public in tough years.
Will Hart, who represents 130 Idahoans who get their power from the federal dams in Oregon and Washington, explains how important they are to the municipal utilities and rural co-ops that buy their power from the Bonneville Power Administration.
Dustin Aherin of Lewiston tells how the dams changed the community he grew up in and how the unfulfilled dream of economic bounty from shipping to the Pacific Ocean has hindered the northern Idaho community's development.
Boise residents can now toss their yard waste and organics into green-lidded bins provided by the city. The program keeps added waste from entering the landfill. Republic Services transports the material to a composting facility south of Boise at Twenty Mile South Farm in a partnership with Boise City. The organic material is processed for 55-60 days and should be available this fall to city residents.
Firefighters create a fire line and use an air attack to contain a brush fire southwest of Kuna Thursday, July 13, 2107. The Murphy Lane Fire threatened several homes in the area while BLM crews bulldozed a fire line. Helicopters, small planes and a tanke
BLM researcher Miranda Crowell releases an endangered pygmy rabbit in southeast Oregon in August of 2016. Dozens of the rabbits were relocated in Washington State this July after a wildfire ravaged their breeding ground.
The connection between saving salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers and preserving killer whales in Washington state and British Columbia is bringing together advocates of both imperiled species, who want to see four Snake River dams in Washington removed.