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Idaho’s Labrador: Nevada rancher battling BLM should have paid his bills

In another example of his keen political instincts, Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador distanced himself from Sen. Rand Paul and others championing Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Labrador is a tea party favorite and friend of the Kentucky senator eying a

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Even Idaho militia leader can’t justify armed march on Nevada

How you view Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management depends a lot on your politics. For most people with a basic understanding of how grazing is managed on public land the issue is simple. Bundy

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Idaho’s Ellis becomes BLM deputy officially

It’s official. Steve Ellis is the BLM’s Deputy Director for Operations. The veteran land manager who began his career in the agency as a forester in Burley,  and until recently was state director for the BLM in Idaho, has been

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Idaho delegation urges public comment on Gateway West powerline

The first of nine Idaho hearings begins in Boise Monday on the environmental impact statement for the 1,100-mile, 150-180 foot high-foot-high, 500-kilovolt power line from Glenrock, Wyo., to Murphy to be built by Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power. Idaho’s

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