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2011-05-22 00:02:19

Amidst regional controversy surrounding wolves, Idaho based wolf center opens for 15th consecutive season. Winchester, ID (PRWEB) May 21, 2011 The Wolf Education and Research Center (WERC) opens on Memorial Day 2011 weekend for it's 15th consecutive season, offering visitors and tourists the unique opportunity to view living wolves on their three hundred acre sanctuary. Located in the pristine North Central Idaho wilderness, WERC greets thousands of visitors each year who travel to the...

2009-05-30 13:36:48

Twenty families in a roadless wilderness in Idaho say they've convinced the U.S. Postal Service to keep bringing their mail via airplane. Service to the scattered residents on the Salmon River costs about 10 times the average cost of delivery -- $46,000 a year for plane service as the Postal Service faces a $6.5 billion budget deficit, The New York Times reported Saturday. The families reside in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness -- the Postal Service's sole remaining air route...

2009-02-06 07:20:00

OUTDOOR DEFICIT DISORDER (ODD) is a rapidly growing disorder quickly becoming this country's #1 problem affecting our youth. BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Children today prefer watching TV, playing video games or talking on their cell phones rather than going outdoors and exploring the wonders of nature. This lack of interest and knowledge about our environment has far reaching negative ramifications. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2008-09-08 21:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, +1-202-514-2007, TDD: +1- 202-514-1888 WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abner J. Schultz, a resident of Lake Havasu, Ariz., was sentenced today in federal court in Pocatello, Idaho for a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to unlawful dredge and fill work along the Salmon River, the Justice Department announced. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill for the District of Idaho ordered Schultz to pay...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 31--Blowouts create new Middle Fork Rapids Heavy thunderstorms earlier this week along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River sent a bunch of debris crashing down several tributary streams, creating three new rapids on the wilderness river. The U.S. Forest Service says the river is still open, but floaters should scout the new rapids. --At mile 13.1, just downriver from Sheepeater Camp, an unnamed creek on river right flooded and the river is backed...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Peter Ottesen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 22--What are the two most-asked questions of California State Parks officials? "Where can I go to take a hike?" and "Do you have a trail map?" Now the answers can be found on a new trail guide available on the state parks Web site: parks.ca.gov/trailsearch/. The guide is organized by region to make it easy to find a close-to-home hiking opportunity or locate a never-before-discovered state park to visit. More than 150 hiking trails are...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Bunderson, Gaye Since 1969, happy campers have been the norm at a White Bird, Idaho, campground now known as Hells Canyon Jet Boat Trips & Lodging. The campground is run by Heather and Les Killgore, who own Killgore Adventures, LLC along with their son Kurt. Heather Killgore, in a phone interview, said the campground area was originally built for travelers in campers and trailers but now has been fixed up to accommodate RVs. "I've changed the electrical boxes three times," she...

2008-06-18 12:00:00

The federal government has approved a proposed cobalt mine west of Salmon in central Idaho, subject to conditions. The U.S. Forest Service approved Formation Capital Corp.'s plan to mine cobalt -- used in jet engines, batteries for hybrid and electric cars and other machines -- in the Panther Creek drainage of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. "As we have firmly believed, a sustainable, responsible mine plan can be designed without compromise to the environment," said Bill Scales,...

2006-01-17 07:37:45

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho -- Northwest loggers are worried British Columbia may be forced to harvest as much as 21 million acres of forests to stop the mountain pine beetle, flooding the market and driving down timber prices. The infected forests in British Columbia make up an area roughly 40 percent the size of Idaho. To combat the beetles, the province is increasing allowable timber cuts 78 percent; big trouble for mills throughout the Northwest. "They're going to bury us in the sand," said Dick...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'