Thousands of trees burned in Woodhead Fire harvested quickly to help fund Idaho schools

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(McCall, Idaho) Trees blackened by the Woodhead Fire near Council, Idaho still have value in the timber market, but not for long. That’s why Idaho Department of Lands forestry staff began evaluating the potential for selling the burned trees as salvage sales even before the fire was contained. Logging is already underway in the snow-covered area and began in late October.

Could Idaho be in for Another Big Earthquake After March's 6.5 Shake-Up

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BOISE, ID - Last March, from Boise to Cascade and Challis, people felt the effects of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Last week, a research professor with the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University named Lee Liberty, released what scientists discovered since that earthquake shook things up north of Stanley. 

NRA to seek bankruptcy reorganization, move from New York to Texas

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square

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(The Center Square) – The National Rifle Association announced on Friday it seeks to file for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. It’s part of a move the pro-Second Amendment rights organization is taking to restructure as a Texas-based organization and leave New York, where it has been incorporated for about 150 years.

Public Comment Period for the Draft 2020 Transportation Capital Improvement Plan Opens

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The City of Lewiston 2020 Transportation Plan is in the works, but your input is crucial in the prioritization and
overall implementation of projects. This plan will help guide improvements in Lewiston’s transportation system
for the next 20 years by establishing goals and objectives, consolidating projects from other existing transportation plans and studies conducted over the past decade, and identifying new projects based on analysis of existing conditions.

Statement of the Nez Perce Tribe on Midas Gold Settlement Agreement with EPA and Forest Service

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Lapwai, Idaho – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Forest Service (“USFS”) announced a settlement agreement with Midas Gold despite strong opposition from the Nez Perce Tribe and numerous requests that the agencies allow pre-decisional public comment and evaluation by the incoming Biden Administration. In exchange for agreeing to perform very limited cleanup activities at the Site, Midas Gold received through this settlement agreement—known as an Administrative Settlement and Order on Consent—a glide path toward constructing its proposed, huge, open-pit gold mine at the historical Stibnite Mine Site (“Site”). The Tribe is deeply disappointed by this political decision.


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