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Have room for 5,000 horses? The BLM wants to talk (access required)

The federal Bureau of Land Management is looking for fields to pasture 800 to 5,000 horses for up to four years as part of its mission to control the number of horses roaming the range. The BLM has a formal solicitation ...

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Money for sage grouse habitat set aside for landowners (access required)

Energy production. Home building. Ranching. Farming. The business of all would likely suffer if sage grouse were put on the endangered species list.   This year, the US Department of Agriculture has put more money into the pot to buy easements ...

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Boot camp will pump money and jobs into rural Idaho city (access required)

A boot camp program for high school dropouts could begin classes next summer in a former elementary school in a rural Idaho city.  The Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge is an academy that targets at-risk teens and high school dropouts ...

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Draft aquifer plan proposes conservation, cooperation, possibly more storage (access required)

A plan for managing southwest Idaho’s aquifer surfaced for the first time June 30, when a state-organized committee at work for more than a year released initial recommendations. The draft Treasure Valley Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan is intentionally general so a wide ...

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Mountain weed could mean cash for landowners (access required)

Some Idaho landowners could have patches of gold growing on their properties. That’s gold in the form of the corn lily weed, which a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company is searching for in the mountain meadows of Utah, Idaho and Oregon. Corn ...

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Report: Beef cow slaughter down 4.4 percent nationally (access required)

Nearly 13,000 head of cattle were sold at the Oklahoma National Stockyards this week, officials confirmed. Normally at this time of the year, the nation’s largest cattle market sees about 8,000 head move through auction, stockyards President Rob Fisher said. ...

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Rocky Mountain Power outlook: Coal on the outs, gas in (access required)

Rocky Mountain Power plans to crank down coal-fired power over the next eight years while ramping up on the natural gas side. The utility serving 70,000 people in eastern Idaho, along with 1.5 million more in neighboring states, plans to ...

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Seven Idaho cities will get federal grants for public works (access required)

Seven Idaho cities will get federal money to boost their infrastructure and other public projects. The Community Development Block Grants are competitive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants awarded though the Idaho Department of Commerce. This year, they come ...

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Water rush dampens early season whitewater profits (access required)

Above-normal river levels are washing away early-season profits for businesses that offer whitewater trips. Cascade Raft and Kayak, of Horseshoe Bend, has sidelined trips on rapids in the South Fork Payette. It continues to offer trips on the main Payette River ...

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