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Wed., July 9, 2014, 3:12 p.m.

Chmelik on BLM: ‘They want to help us’

A pickup truck heads into a long-used shooting range area on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property north of Riggins; new congressional legislation would transfer the land to Idaho County for an official shooting range.  (BLM)
A pickup truck heads into a long-used shooting range area on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property north of Riggins; new congressional legislation would transfer the land to Idaho County for an official shooting range. (BLM)

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador introducing legislation today to transfer 31 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in Idaho County to the county for a gun range – a move the BLM supports. Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik said the county has been pushing for the range for at least six years, since before he took office. “I think it’s a good thing for the county,” he said. “I don’t always see eye-to-eye with the BLM on a lot of issues, but when we do see eye-to-eye, I’m going to try to work together with them and work things out. They want to help us.”




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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