Gov. Butch Otter speaks to reporters and Chinese investors in Beijing in June 2010 with Raymond Ku to his right.
Gov. Butch Otter speaks to reporters and Chinese investors in Beijing in June 2010 with Raymond Ku to his right. Sheila Zhao For the Idaho Statesman
Gov. Butch Otter speaks to reporters and Chinese investors in Beijing in June 2010 with Raymond Ku to his right. Sheila Zhao For the Idaho Statesman
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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."