CONSERVATION -- Cecil Andrus, Idaho’s longest-serving governor, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Democrat, hunter, angler and champion of wilderness and the Idaho outdoors, died late Thursday after a battle with cancer, the night before his 86th birthday.
“This is one of those times when you can really say it marks the passing of an era,” Marc Johnson, Andrus’ former chief of staff and press secretary, said on Facebook. “And I fear they aren’t making them like this any more…a great, great man.”
See today's story by S-R Boise reporter Betsy Russell.
See my story about "Eye of the Caribou," an insider's book detailing the Andrus commitment to conservation.