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River groups present petition against new dams on Boise, Weiser

Members of Idaho Rivers United, led by staffer Liz Paul, and other groups like the Idaho Wildlife Federation, met with Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s natural resources aide Stephen Goodson to present a petition with 675 signatures of people opposed to

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Posted in Letters from the West

Wildlife officials seek info about poached elk near Paddock

A bull elk was poached near Paddock Reservoir east of Weiser sometime on or near Dec. 8, and Idaho Fish and Game is offering a reward for information. People can call the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at (800) 632-5999 24

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Posted in Into the Outdoors

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (March 11-16)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com BASEBALL Robby Degen, Bishop Kelly: The junior pitcher/center fielder played a key role in two BK wins last week. In a 13-0 win over Emmett, which lasted just five innings because of the 10-run mercy

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Posted in Varsity Extra

Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Feb. 18-23)

Please email nominations to rroberts@idahostatesman.com. BOYS BASKETBALL Nate Woods, New Plymouth: The fourth-seeded Pilgrims battled their way to the 2A District Three Tournament championship last week with a 45-44 win over North Star Charter. Woods was instrumental in the victory,

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Posted in Varsity Extra

Weiser: U.S. 95 bridge replacement work starts next month

The Idaho Transportation Department will start work replacing a 78-year-old bridge over the Weiser River south of Weiser on March 4. Work on $4.8 million project on U.S. 95 should be done by the end of this year. Traffic on

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Posted in Our Towns

Weiser: Capital for a Day on Feb. 15

Gov. Butch Otter will head to Weiser on Feb. 15 for Capital for A Day. Once a month, Otter brings state government to Idahoans living outside Boise by making a different town in Idaho the state’s Capital for a Day.

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