Latest Lemhi County, Idaho Stories

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,...

2006-08-25 21:15:57

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A federal firefighter in Idaho is facing arson charges linked to least one blaze in an act that may have been motivated by a desire to produce some firefighting work, officials said on Friday. Levy Miller, 21, is in Lemhi County Jail charged with starting an August 13 blaze on the outskirts of Salmon, an area of thick forests and natural beauty, officials said. The half-acre blaze was snuffed out quickly by fire crews. Lemhi County Sheriff Sam Slavin said...

2006-01-05 07:39:19

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho wants federal permission to land helicopters in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness this winter to put radio collars on wolves that have roamed the remote mountain region since their 1995 reintroduction. The request to the U.S. Forest Service to allow motorized transport into a federally protected wilderness other than at established airstrips coincides with the state taking over management of the endangered predators from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service....

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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