Eye On Boise archive for July 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

It was 20 years ago today...  

Today marks my 20th anniversary with The Spokesman-Review. Though things have changed quite a bit since I joined the newspaper as its Idaho editor in 1991, we’re still in the same business - reporting the news. We just do it in a lot of new...

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Guv takes on feds over Lake Lowell recreation

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, on behalf of the State of Idaho, has submitted comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with the state's "strong opposition" to the proposed new management plan for the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, which would restrict some longtime recreational...

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Two more mini-megaloads get permits 

ITD has issued two more permits for modified megaloads to travel from Lewiston up through Moscow to Coeur d'Alene, then take I-90 to Montana and Canada. The two permits, issued Thursday, allow for travel beginning Saturday night for one load, and Sunday night for the...

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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011


Idaho sets wolf hunting, trapping seasons

Idaho's Fish & Game Commission, meeting today in Salmon, has set the state's wolf hunting season for 2011-12. As planned, the season will lack limits in several zones, to encourage more taking of wolves. Commissioners today made a few tweaks to the original proposal from...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011



TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011


Wolf issue back in court in Montana

Even as Idaho's Fish & Game Commission prepares to set this year's wolf-hunting season at its meeting this Thursday in Salmon, the wolf issue is back in court in Montana. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy held a two-hour hearing in Missoula today, the AP reports,...

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Idaho Olympian to fight DUI charge

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. aerial freestyle skier from Idaho has pleaded not guilty to speeding and drunken driving charges after his arrest Friday. Through his attorney, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson filed paperwork indicating he'll challenge his...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011





Redistricters quibble over rules, process

Returning from their break, redistricting commissioners actually got locked in a 3-3 partisan split over which rules manual they should be following, Mason's Manual or Robert's Rules of Order. GOP Co-Chairman Evan Frasure ruled it should be Mason's; the Democrats objected, but their objection failed...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

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