U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is seeking to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is seeking to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Tong Wu McClatchy
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is seeking to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Tong Wu McClatchy
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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."