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Federal judge upholds Payette bighorn sheep protections

A federal judge upheld the decision by the Payette National Forest to close 70 percent of the forest to domestic sheep grazing to protect wild bighorn sheep. U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima denied a motion by the Idaho Wool

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Idaho doesn’t do fracking, but residents express concerns anyway

The term “fracking” has been turned into an epithet against everything people don’t like about the current natural gas boom that has echoed across the United States. It specifically refers to the practice of hydraulic fracturing, the process of drilling

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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (April 22-27)

Please email nominations to by Monday morning for performances based on the previous week. BASEBALL Makena Simis, Capital: The senior pitcher/outfielder was strong at the plate in the Eagles’ sweep of Meridian last week. Simis went 4-for-4 with a

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