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2008-10-07 09:00:27

By Associated Press BOISE, Idaho -- A massive public lands bill scheduled for a vote in Congress next month would add more than 300 miles of rivers and streams in southwestern Idaho to the nation's Wild and Scenic river protection system. Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo is the leading advocate among Idaho's congressional delegation for the Owyhee Public Land Management Act of 2008, which would establish a 807-square-mile wilderness area in the state's southwest corner. Crapo's bill also...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By Bill Lee The Seattle Times, Sept. 30: Retired Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez and his wife Holli stand to provide valuable assistance in efforts to encourage more minority students to attend college and steer at least some of them toward a teaching career. The Martinez Foundation has two goals. First, to get more minority students, particularly Latinos, to choose college by offering scholarships and other help. The second, which is equally important, is to diversify the teachers corps...

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...

2008-08-05 09:00:00

By Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 5--STANLEY -- For the first time in years, Idahoans have a good opportunity to see the state's most endangered fish alive. So far, 63 sockeye salmon have made the nearly 900-mile trip from the Pacific Ocean, through eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers and finally to the Sawtooth Valley. Every morning at 9 a.m., the Idaho Department of Fish and Game empties its trap at the Sawtooth Hatchery, less than 6 miles south of Stanley,...

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 26--The first sockeye salmon of the year returned to the Sawtooth Valley on Friday, and fisheries biologists are hoping hundreds more will follow. So far, 814 sockeye have been counted at Lower Granite Dam near Lewiston and are heading for Redfish Lake and the Sawtooth Hatchery near Stanley. Last year at this time, only 52 sockeye had crossed Lower Granite, and four eventually returned to the Sawtooth Valley. The run of sockeye...

2008-07-25 21:00:21

By ERIK ROBINSON The federal license for Merwin Dam and three other Lewis River power projects has been renewed for 50 years. Pacific Power will get into the fish transportation business by the end of 2012. For 77 years, a 313-foot-high concrete plug has stopped the migration of salmon and steelhead in the North Fork of the Lewis River. That will change under a set of new hydroelectric operating licenses issued by federal energy regulators. The old licenses expired in 2006, and the...

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...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Andrew Weeks, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 18--If you're like me, you're fairly new to south-central Idaho. And that means, if you're like me, you've been itching to get out and explore the area's great outdoors. A recent journey took me along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway, a leisurely drive from about Buhl to Bliss, where rolling hills and farmlands, corn fields and cow pastures come into view. Boring? Depends on your frame of mind. I was trying to get to know the...

2008-07-12 18:00:14

BUILDING work at fish-friendly houses next to the River Usk is getting under way now that wildlife-safe foundations have been laid. Pilings, concrete supports driven into the ground, which had to be in place before the rest of the work could begin, are now all in place. The pilings are vital as they allow precious spawning salmon, shad and lamprey to swim, undisturbed, to spring breeding grounds up river. Now the first phase of the development is under way and with plenty of one and...

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...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.