Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell discusses plans Thursday in Cheyenne, Wyo., to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for the greater sage grouse. (Associated Press)

Sage grouse rules would affect 10 states

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government’s biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. The proposal would affect energy development. The regulations would …

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The Grande Ronde River in extreme northeast Oregon is a great place to escape modern civilization for a few days.

Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde a respite

The Grande Ronde River slices through the landscape of northeastern Oregon. Its headwaters lie in the Blue Mountains, southwest of La Grande, Oregon, and it flows northeast until joining the Snake River upstream of Lewiston. At 182 miles long, the Grande Ronde is speckled with …

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Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly Fishing There is a lot of bug activity now on area rivers, so a double dry rig of a drake pattern and a caddis trailer would be a good choice. The North Fork Coeur d’Alene is getting so low the riffles are nearly too …

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