Monthly Archives: June 2013

Check those trailer tires, and double check your spare

Just came back from a trip up the Middle Fork of the Boise River and saw two vehicles stopped on the road side with flats. Trailers often sit for months and while the tread looks fine, the sidewalls can crack

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Idaho Power will depend on new power line, programs to cut demand during peaks

Idaho Power filed its Integrated Resource Plan with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission and asked the commission to judge if upgrading pollution controls at two of its coal plants in Wyoming is prudent. The resource plan, filed with commission every

Posted in Letters from the West

The latest from Nampa: District, union spar over insurance issues

Because the Nampa School District failed to reach an agreement on employee health benefits, district employees could now face millions of dollars in federal fines, the head of Nampa’s teachers’ union said Friday afternoon. During Friday morning’s failed contract negotiations, the

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Posted in The EDge

Amalgamated defends sugar loan program that keeps jobs in Idaho

Amalgamated Sugar responded to a Wall Street Journal story that criticized the loan program that has provided a safety net during periods of low prices for sugar farmers. “The purpose of the Farm Bill is to deliver a safe, reliable,

Posted in Letters from the West

North Fork in all its glory here.

The North Fork Championship II by River Roots from The North Fork Championship on Vimeo. Here’s the shortest 7-minute video you will see because it goes so fast with this awesome footage of kayakers during the North Fork Championships on

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise


When you aren’t braving the heat to gnaw some meat in Nampa … 1. GO BARE NAKED Don’t you wish! Especially now that temperatures are catapulting upwards of 100 degrees soon. Do the next best thing. Leave your shorts on

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Cruel shackles, shooting prize capture PBS attention at Old Idaho Penitentiary

The “Antiques Roadshow” crew was at the Old Pen Friday afternoon shooting the second of three field pieces for the popular PBS program’s first visit to Idaho. About 5,000 people are expected Saturday at Expo Idaho, hoping to be picked

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Posted in Idaho Politics

Crapo, Risch explain opposition to immigration reform bill

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch said the immigration bill approved by the Senate Thursday is flawed, with Crapo saying border security is inadequate and Risch calling the bill a “Band-Aid.” The Republican lawmakers issued two news releases as

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Idaho’s largest ag sector ‘disappointed’ by Crapo, Risch immigration votes

The Milk Producers of Idaho are lamenting that GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch were among the nay votes in Thursday’s 68-32 passage of a comprehensive immigration reform. “We are disappointed that Idaho’s two Senators chose to not join

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Protecting sage grouse core habitat strategy sound, study shows

Wyoming’s strategy of protecting the core habitat of sage grouse habitat got a scientific boost this week with a study published this week. The study, whose head author Holly Copeland comes from the Nature Conservancy, showed that Wyoming’s conservation strategy

Posted in Letters from the West