Tag Archives: Idaho

New Strategy Aims to Save Sagebrush in Western States

Plan includes triage system with limited resources     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, ...

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Bill to Ban Exploding Targets on State Lands Fails in Idaho

Narrow vote rejects stopping use of devices that have caused fires     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to ban exploding targets on state lands in Idaho during wildfire season has failed in the House. Lawmakers voted 35-33 Tuesday to ...

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Idaho Owes $20M for 2018 Wildfire Season

202 wildfires were caused by humans     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday ...

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Idaho Reviews Inmate Fire Crews after Rape Accusation

Officials begin scrutinizing which inmates are allowed to serve     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged ...

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Idaho Halts Inmate Firefighting after Rape Accusation

One charged with rape at base camp in Utah     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inmates sent to help fight wildfires are back behind bars in Idaho after one inmate was charged with raping ...

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Evacuation Orders at Idaho Wildfire

Wildfire is 31 percent contained     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents along a stretch of a heavily traveled north-south highway in Idaho have been told to evacuate due to a wildfire. Fire officials say ...

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Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Fuel Breaks Planned in Idaho and Oregon

Creating a safer firefighting environment     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More fuel breaks are being constructed as part of a plan by federal officials to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management ...

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Wild Horses Return to Idaho after Wildfire

BLM rounded up over 200 horses after 2015 wildfire     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some of the wild horses rounded up in southwestern Idaho after a giant wildfire burned up forage will be returned to the area this month. ...

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Idaho Fire Lookouts Eyed as National Historic Places

Both lookouts are in Idaho County   BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are taking public comments on the possible listing in the National Register of Historic Places of two Idaho fire lookouts. The National Park Service is considering the ...

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