The U.S. Forest Service will get an additional $14 million to battle bark beetles in Idaho, where the bugs have chewed through 1.3 million acres, reports S-R reporter Becky Kramer; you can read her story here at spokesman.com. The beetles leave mountainsides covered with red and dying trees. Here’s a link to a joint press release from Idaho Reps. Walt Minnick and Mike Simpson about the new funding.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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