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Lemhi County says Boulder-White Clouds monument should not hurt Idaho roadless rule

Lemhi County added its voice to the debate over a national monument Monday, passing a resolution against President Obama taking action on the Boulder-White Clouds without collaboration. The commission approved the resolution saying any action should have local collaborative support

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Farm Bill forestry provisions get wide support

Provisions that will allow the Forest Service to expand logging, thinning and other forest restoration work supported by collaborative groups was included in the Farm Bill that passed Tuesday. The bill’s forestry provisions brought praise from timber land owners, loggers

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Idaho Sen. Schmidt on when not to pick a fight

Sen. Dan Schmidt is among four Democrats on the 20-member Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee who won praise from the committee’s GOP co-chairs, Sen. Dean Cameron of Rupert and Rep. Maxine Bell of Jerome, in my story Sunday about the heightened influence

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