Monthly Archives: July 2013

Schmeagle Smash

On the menu: H.J. took Schmeagle to Smashburger for a cheeseburger and French fries. Notable: Like all the other pitty’s rescued from Oneida County Schmeagle didn’t find the fries appetizing! H.J. enjoyed lunch with Schmeagle on the covered patio at

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Labrador’s forest trust bill clears House panel

Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador got his forest trust pilot program through the first hurdle in Congress Wednesday as a part of a larger House bill aimed at increasing the timber harvest on federal forests. The House Natural Resources Committee

Posted in Letters from the West

K12: Talk of hiring Idaho’s Luna ‘just ridiculous speculation’

Sen. Branden Durst’s claim that Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is scheming to get a job with the nation’s largest provider of online primary and secondary education prompted push back from the company Wednesday. “I read that a

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Zimo’s official Boise River temp: 56 degrees

Wow, the temperature has warmed up a few degrees since last week. It’s so surprising that the Boise River can run so cold in the summer but that’s the way it is when the water’s coming from the bottom of

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Boise State announces color schemes for football games

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2013 Idaho Statesman A note about Thursday: At 10 a.m., the USA Today Coaches’ Poll will be unveiled. At the same time, Brian Murphy and I will be holding a live chat. So be sure

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Play tax-reformer: Idaho Legislature offers new interactive tool for online noodling

The Idaho Legislature’s performance auditors have produced what they call the first-ever guide to comparing business tax policies, along with another innovation: a web-based interactive tool for anyone who’d like to play around with adjusting tax rates. Gov. Butch Otter,

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F&G announces fish-stocking report

       More than 28,000 pan-sized rainbow trout at the following locations during August:    Location                                                    Week Stocked                          Number Of Trout    Boise River – above Glenwood Bridge           August 12                                 3,000   Boise River – below Glenwood Bridge           August 12                                

Posted in Into the Outdoors

Columbia system gets hotter and deadly for salmon and steelhead

Idaho’s salmon face many obstacles and dangers as they live their amazing lives starting at 6,500 feet above sea level and almost 900 miles from the Pacific. They leave the Salmon, Clearwater and Snake rivers, are swept by the current

Posted in Letters from the West

The superintendent’s race: resetting the rumor mill

It didn’t take long for the speculation to begin. Shortly after Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna named Idaho Leads Project co-director Roger Quarles as his chief deputy, the rumor mill got going. Is Luna planning to step aside, paving the

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Sen. Durst: Don’t believe Luna; he’ll bow out, Quarles to run

Democratic Sen. Branden Durst of Boise is disputing GOP Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna’s statement Monday that he plans to run for a third term next year. Rather, Durst says in an op-ed submitted to the Statesman Tuesday afternoon,

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