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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,...

2008-06-18 00:00:22

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jun. 17--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 â´ used in jet engines, batteries for hybrid and electric cars, and other machines â´ in the Panther Creek drainage of the Salmon-Challis National Forest....

2008-06-17 15:00:24

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 17--Back to court, again. Environmental groups will sue the federal government over its latest plan to balance imperiled salmon with the operation of hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River basin. Save Our Wild Salmon, a coalition of conservation groups, announced on Monday its intention to mount a legal challenge against the Bush administration's latest effort. This time, however, conservation groups won't have the support of...

2008-06-16 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson By Scott Richardsonsrichardson@pantagraph.com A recent survey found that nearly three out of four Americans would change their driving habits when gasoline hit $4 a gallon, a mark reached last week. One-third (33 percent) changed habits at $3 a gallon and two- thirds (67 percent) changed at $3.50 per gallon. The initial driving to go will be non-essential trips. About one out of four (26 percent) will cut back on travel or recreational driving as a first step....

2008-06-13 21:00:10

By ALLEN THOMAS Closed for a month, summer steelhead fishing in the lower Columbia River reopens on Monday. Washington and Oregon officials agreed Thursday to open angling for hatchery steelhead and hatchery summer chinook jacks from Interstate 5 downstream to the ocean. A run of 326,400 steelhead headed for upstream of Bonneville Dam is forecast. Fishing was supposed to open May 16, but has stayed closed to avoid incidentally catching spring chinook salmon. The non-Indian harvest of...

2007-08-31 21:05:56

By KATHIE DURBIN A development in a riparian area directly above Husum Falls appears to violate the buffer required under state shoreline rules and the river's management plan. Rafters ride Husum Falls on the Lower White Salmon River on Thursday. A five-mile stretch of white water above the falls is part of the 7.7 miles Congress designated as a wild and scenic river in 1986. Top: Signs of development. Land along the lower White Salmon is in high demand for recreation and retirement...

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2007-07-29 06:20:00

In his 49th year of life, veteran miner Jeff Kilgore feels increased kinship with the original 49ers who long ago worked the same frigid river high in the Sierra Nevada. It's different now. The Gold Rush is gone. Kilgore uses modern equipment -- a gas-powered gold dredger -- to vacuum precious flecks from the cobbled rock beneath the Yuba River. And the takings are slim. On good days, thanks to high gold prices, Kilgore says he recovers enough gold to earn $100 selling minuscule pieces and...

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...

2006-01-27 08:15:38

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Mary Smith used to consider it charming when she saw the occasional mule deer traipsing through this small Idaho town. That was before herds of the long-eared animals native to this remote mountain region began camping out in her yard, eating everything in sight. "They practically ring the doorbell," Smith said of the bucks, does and fawns that have laid waste to thousands of dollars of landscaping. Smith's experience is mirrored in...

2005-09-13 10:27:55

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An overflow of volcanic ash, rocks, water and ice from Mount Chiginagak was the cause for a puzzling absence of fish in King Salmon River this season, scientists said. A 1,300-foot-wide crater lake near the summit gushed through its glacial rim earlier this summer, said volcanologist Janet Schaeffer. The water remains so acidic that it would kill fish and be unrecognizable to salmon looking for home, said state commercial fishing biologist Paul Salomone, with the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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