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Letters from the West

Letters from the West

Energy and environmental news from across the West

Solar eclipse totality in Stanley takes gazers’ minds off of the world’s troubles

August 21, 2017 06:40 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."