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Reducing fire threat through clearing around homes and thinning forests

The Chief of the Forest Service Tom Tidwell made clear when he was in Boise last month that longer fire seasons and hotter summers, which last year brought yet another season of record low fuel moisture, are expected to continue.

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Posted in Letters from the West

Idaho’s Labrador: When wildland fires flare, ‘watch your wallet’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is misrepresenting the impact of spending cuts on resources for summer firefighting and warns that the Obama administration may use fire to play a “political blame game.” While visiting

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Posted in Idaho Politics