Carole King, shown performing on NBC’s “Today” show in 2015, grew up in New York but takes pride in her adopted home of Idaho.
Carole King, shown performing on NBC’s “Today” show in 2015, grew up in New York but takes pride in her adopted home of Idaho. Charles Sykes AP
Carole King, shown performing on NBC’s “Today” show in 2015, grew up in New York but takes pride in her adopted home of Idaho. Charles Sykes AP
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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."