Snowmobiling is an important part of the Valley County economy, and access to the county trail system is sometimes across private land. Valley County is in the process of buying land for a parking lot and trailhead from a company owned by two Texas billionaires.
Snowmobiling is an important part of the Valley County economy, and access to the county trail system is sometimes across private land. Valley County is in the process of buying land for a parking lot and trailhead from a company owned by two Texas billionaires. Pete Zimowsky Statesman file
Snowmobiling is an important part of the Valley County economy, and access to the county trail system is sometimes across private land. Valley County is in the process of buying land for a parking lot and trailhead from a company owned by two Texas billionaires. Pete Zimowsky Statesman file
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Texas billionaire brothers reach out to Idaho leaders; one sale for access in the works

January 23, 2017 01:19 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."