ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Eye On Boise

Governor’s statement to Congress about floating green way off on numbers

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter testified to Congress this week that more people play the floating green hole at the Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course in a day than visit the state's largest wilderness area in a year, while arguing against more wilderness, but Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker reports today that the governor's statement was way off. “There are more people in one day, probably, that play golf on the floating green in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, than visit the Frank Church-River of No Return (Wilderness) in a year,” Otter told U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. “And that’s just a par 3.”

Barker checked the numbers, and found that the golf course can handle up to 280 golfers a day; the 2.3 million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness attracted more than 33,000 visitors in 2010, just counting river floaters, hunters and anglers  alone. You can read Barker's full report here.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Boise.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here