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Aug. 27, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
Rafters are being pulled off the Salmon River in Idaho in an unprecedented nearly 18-mile river closure upstream from Riggins due to the approaching Tepee Springs Fire.
April 14, 2015, midnight
BOISE – The water level at Lake Pend Oreille won’t drop until mid- to late September under an agreement reached by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bonneville Power Administration. Talks about the water level in Idaho’s largest lake started last year with a proposal to release water from the lake in late summer to help federally protected bull trout downstream. Thousands of people signed petitions asking federal agencies to reconsider, and Otter wrote to BPA and Army Corps of Engineers officials asking for a plan to protect recreation and tourism.
March 11, 2015, midnight
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers voted Tuesday to spend another $400,000 in state tax funds next year to kill wolves under a year-old program. The vote came a day after the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced that 19 wolves were killed in the Lolo zone in February as part of the effort.
July 15, 2014, midnight
After two dogs were killed in North Idaho traps this winter Idaho’s Fish and Game Commission has agreed to look at new rules to restrict some trapping practices. “The tragedy of those two dogs is just that, an absolute tragedy,” said Brad Corkill, the Panhandle representative on the Fish and Game Commission.