A snowmobiler plays on West Mountain overlooking Cascade Reservoir accessed by Valley County’s snowmobile groomed trails which will be shut off by new owners of the private forest there.
A snowmobiler plays on West Mountain overlooking Cascade Reservoir accessed by Valley County’s snowmobile groomed trails which will be shut off by new owners of the private forest there. Pete Zimowsky Idaho Statesman file
A snowmobiler plays on West Mountain overlooking Cascade Reservoir accessed by Valley County’s snowmobile groomed trails which will be shut off by new owners of the private forest there. Pete Zimowsky Idaho Statesman file
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Texas billionaires limit snowmobile access on Idaho land, reverse course on logging

September 02, 2016 01:24 PM

UPDATED September 08, 2016 10:26 AM

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