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UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

State eyes revival of Lochsa land exchange

The Idaho Department of Lands may retool a failed land exchange that could bring private timber holdings in the upper Lochsa River basin into federal ownership and see other property …


‘This is now a crime scene’: Trail steward recalls finding illegal ‘gingerbread house’ filled with child porn

Inside the cabin illegally built on federal land, Jones immediately spotted framed, sexually explicit images of girls affixed to the walls. Jones’ discovery sparked a monthslong investigation by the FBI …


Bundy insists US can’t own land, no matter who’s president

The Nevada rancher who had his charges dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents insisted Tuesday that it’s up to the states, not the federal officials, how to …


Bundy friends, family protest federal monument decision

Supporters of cattleman and anti-federal government figure Cliven Bundy are protesting a presidential decision to give national monument protection to public land where Bundy grazes cows near his southern Nevada …


Attorneys general cast doubt on Utah land push

A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions …


Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Some 600 square miles of U.S. Forest Service land burned in Idaho in 2015 in one of the most destructive summers ever for the cash-strapped agency that for years has …


Sue Lani Madsen: Benefits could outweigh the costs in transferring federal land to the states

Transferring large areas of western land from federal ownership to willing states and counties is a disruptive idea, and one that generated lively comment on last week’s column. But that …


Froma Harrop: Federal land benefits, belongs to the public

The federal government owns large chunks of the West. It owns 65 percent of Utah, 69 percent of Alaska and 83 percent of Nevada. Some Westerners see unfairness in that. …


Idaho wants to manage federal land, help counties

Idaho’s rural counties want Washington, D.C., to let the state manage federal land as a way to boost their finances amid threats to a program that has propped up local …


Idaho eyes broader land management

BOISE – Idaho state lawmakers have approved a resolution that calls for looking into the feasibility of the state taking over management of some or all federal land in Idaho, …