More Videos

Hutchison after loss at Nevada: 'We're still hungry.' 5:15

Hutchison after loss at Nevada: 'We're still hungry.'

A wolf near Boise? Foothills homeowners describe sighting 1:47

A wolf near Boise? Foothills homeowners describe sighting

First Mexican bakery opens in Boise 1:47

First Mexican bakery opens in Boise

Auto repair shop worries State Street construction will affect business 1:49

Auto repair shop worries State Street construction will affect business

'No workplace is immune' to harassment, says former state worker behind tort claim 2:33

'No workplace is immune' to harassment, says former state worker behind tort claim

Pranking Brad Paisley on the air is this radio host's specialty 1:23

Pranking Brad Paisley on the air is this radio host's specialty

Take an aerial tour of destruction in Mosul with this drone footage 2:09

Take an aerial tour of destruction in Mosul with this drone footage

Valley County's new coroner says Idaho laws on handling bodies are vague 1:12

Valley County's new coroner says Idaho laws on handling bodies are vague

St. Luke's uses 'friendly, four-legged' staff to calm upset patients 0:32

St. Luke's uses 'friendly, four-legged' staff to calm upset patients

Boise's MLK march is for remembering — and for action 2:20

Boise's MLK march is for remembering — and for action

  • Sally Jewell Stands Up For Public Lands

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a speech April 19 where she took on those who would sell or dispose of national public land.(Rocky Barker)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a speech April 19 where she took on those who would sell or dispose of national public land.(Rocky Barker) rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gave a speech April 19 where she took on those who would sell or dispose of national public land.(Rocky Barker) rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Letters from the West

Letters from the West

Energy and environmental news from across the West

Land-transfer agitator Chmelik loses in Idaho County

May 19, 2016 05:23 PM

More Videos

Hutchison after loss at Nevada: 'We're still hungry.' 5:15

Hutchison after loss at Nevada: 'We're still hungry.'

A wolf near Boise? Foothills homeowners describe sighting 1:47

A wolf near Boise? Foothills homeowners describe sighting

First Mexican bakery opens in Boise 1:47

First Mexican bakery opens in Boise

Auto repair shop worries State Street construction will affect business 1:49

Auto repair shop worries State Street construction will affect business

'No workplace is immune' to harassment, says former state worker behind tort claim 2:33

'No workplace is immune' to harassment, says former state worker behind tort claim

Pranking Brad Paisley on the air is this radio host's specialty 1:23

Pranking Brad Paisley on the air is this radio host's specialty

Take an aerial tour of destruction in Mosul with this drone footage 2:09

Take an aerial tour of destruction in Mosul with this drone footage

Valley County's new coroner says Idaho laws on handling bodies are vague 1:12

Valley County's new coroner says Idaho laws on handling bodies are vague

St. Luke's uses 'friendly, four-legged' staff to calm upset patients 0:32

St. Luke's uses 'friendly, four-legged' staff to calm upset patients

Boise's MLK march is for remembering — and for action 2:20

Boise's MLK march is for remembering — and for action

  • Boise River flood damage could cost millions along Greenbelt

    As the Boise River flood waters recede, city managers in Eagle, Garden City and Boise are now assessing the damage to greenbelt pathways. Eagle director of parks, pathways and recreation says portions of the greenbelt are still closed because of a real da

About Letters from the West

@rockybarker

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."