Nearly 100 people gathered for the official opening of the Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility.
Nearly 100 people gathered for the official opening of the Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility. Boise City Photo
Nearly 100 people gathered for the official opening of the Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility. Boise City Photo
Letters from the West

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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."