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2008-09-01 10:10:00

Ranchers in the rugged, remote backcountry in the northwestern United States began receiving new satellite telephones this spring from the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security.  The phones are intended to allow these families to act as a high-tech advance warning system against potentially destructive wildfires. For ranchers such as Paul Nettleton, who runs 1,200 head of cattle, the phones come as a welcome relief.  The Idaho cowboy is...

2008-08-13 09:00:48

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFMI) welcomes all existing and prospective shareholders and other interested parties to an informational meeting to be held in the business conference room at the Sleep Inn, in Nampa, Idaho, on Saturday, September 27th, 2008, at 2 p.m. local time (MT). Note: Management would like to remind existing shareholders that this is NOT a proxy vote meeting. A complete update on the War Eagle project will be presented, followed by a visit to our mill in...

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Joe Estrella, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 5--Hewlett-Packard dodged a question about layoffs at its Imaging and Printing Group in Boise again Monday after a published report said 300 furloughs are planned at plants in Oregon and Washington state. A former HP employee said the buzz at the Boise plant is that the company plans to limit its local jobs cuts to middle managers. "What people there are being told is that it won't be the peons that are affected," said Billy Knorpp, who...

2008-08-05 09:00:46

By Anna Webb, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 5--Zoo Boise soon will welcome 36 animals of 17 different species to live in the Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Wilmot African Plains Exhibit -- now a construction site of bare stucco walls and roofs waiting to be thatched. When the exhibit opens this fall, the animals -- including lions, giraffes and others brand new to Boise -- will live around a life-sized model of an East African village, the largest public art piece in town. Here's a quick...

2008-07-30 15:00:52

As a physician concerned about injuries, avoiding these accidents involving airplanes in mountainous terrain is more important than discussing how to treat them. For Lester, it is about returning to the basics of flying and making good decisions. Here are some tips for keeping pilots, passengers and airplanes safe in mountainous regions: ARE YOU QUALIFIED? What is your training and how much experience do you have? If you have to think about this, then consider getting some additional...

2008-07-24 12:00:37

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 24--CAMPING CAMPGROUNDS REOPEN: The Lowman Ranger District has reopened and completed the work in Bear Valley and Fir Creek campgrounds, but Bull Trout Campground remains intermittently closed. The campgrounds, located between Lowman and Stanley, were temporarily closed for public safety because of logging activities. The intermittent and temporary closure will continue to be in effect for Bull Trout Campground through Aug. 30, or until the project...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Pete Zimowsky, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 17--Ever wonder where the money generated by the registration fees for your outdoor toys ends up? The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has approved $6.8 million in grants to fund recreation projects statewide. The projects include a variety of improvements -- from boat docks at Lucky Peak Reservoir to new toilets near Sagehen Reservoir. Each year the state agency awards grants from several programs for development and...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

BOISE, Idaho, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DBSI Acquisitions, a nationwide buyer of investment-grade commercial properties, is pleased to announce that it has recently completed four transactions. The company closed on the purchase of residential land ideally located in the current and future paths of growth. The primary focus of DBSI Acquisitions is on well-positioned real estate opportunities. These recent dealings fall under that approach as the company is aggressively buying finished lots,...

2008-07-10 09:00:00

By Katy Moeller, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 10--Idaho Humane Society officials said Wednesday that a dozen emaciated horses and a donkey that were seized in early June have been fattened up to healthier weights -- and four are ready for adoption. Three Canyon County horses that came into the Idaho Humane Society's care before the large June influx have been adopted. "I found two wonderful homes for three horses," said Pat Vance, director of operations at the Idaho Humane Society....

2008-07-03 12:00:49

By Stephanie Eddy, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 3--Trading Places Home Consignment, a furniture consignment store, has opened at 1322 W. Main St., in a 4,000-square-foot location near the Linen District in Boise. A grand-opening celebration and sale will be during First Thursday. "The Linen District is becoming a great place for style, art and unusual finds in Boise, so we are very happy to be here," said owner Carrianne Recla. "Our furniture is stuff you just can't find in a mass...


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Boise National Forest
2013-11-22 10:50:09

The Boise National Forest is a US National Forest located north and east of the city of Boise, Idaho. The forest is made up of about 2,654,000 acres in size and ranges in elevation from 2,600 to 9,800 feet. The mountainous landscape developed through uplifting, stream cutting, and faulting. The majority of the land lies within the Idaho Batholith, a large and highly erodible geologic formation. The major rivers that run through the forest include the Boise, the Payette, and the South and...

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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