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Clark Fork Delta on the mend

CLARK FORK, Idaho – Katherine Cousins motored a small boat through the Clark Fork Delta’s back channels this week, pausing to watch a belted kingfisher swooping over the water near a stand of young willows. The natural-looking scene is the result of $6 million worth of construction at one of Idaho’s most important wetlands.



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Feds plan big investment in sage grouse, with or without listing

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states, regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. Vilsack told The Associated Press...




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An encounter with David Letterman 

Fellow Ball State University graduate David Letterman and I crossed paths once. Just once. I was a freshman in 1968 and Dave was a senior. I lived in Waggoner Hall, which at that time was a dorm for men only and was often referred to...


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