Power poles located about nine miles south of Kuna off Swan Falls Road, running through the Morley Nelson-Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
Power poles located about nine miles south of Kuna off Swan Falls Road, running through the Morley Nelson-Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Idaho Statesman file photo Shawn Raecke / Idaho Statesman
Power poles located about nine miles south of Kuna off Swan Falls Road, running through the Morley Nelson-Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Idaho Statesman file photo Shawn Raecke / Idaho Statesman
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Gateway West power line runs through the lives of Westerners

April 14, 2016 11:43 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."