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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...

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...

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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....

2005-08-23 21:04:32

DONNELLY, Idaho (Reuters) - In separate incidents, two small planes wandered into restricted air space over the Idaho resort where President Bush is staying, but he was never in danger, the White House said on Tuesday. The planes committed a "minor violation of temporary flight restrictions" put in place to protect the president, White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters. "The president was never in any danger and the systems designed to protect him worked effectively," Duffy...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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