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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

Vaagen Brothers wins state contract for restoration work on the Colville National Forest

Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. was the successful bidder on a timber sale aimed at making 604 acres of the Colville National Forest more resilient to wildfires.


Idaho Forest Group in talks to buy Athol mill

Idaho Forest Group is in negotiations to buy a 115-acre mill owned by Merritt Brothers Lumber Co.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game will net about $907,000 from logging cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille

Logging a cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille will net about $907,000 for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. High prices for cedar logs prompted the agency to move …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Skilled-labor sawmill jobs going unfilled; industry teams up with colleges to train workers

About 200 sawmill workers will be trained at North Idaho College and Lewis Clark State College over the next two years. The training will help them advance in an increasingly …


Push to turn over federal lands to the states may be losing steam

A Utah congressman’s abrupt reversal on a proposal to sell 3.3 million acres of public land across the West is significant, and may be part of a shift in the …


Risch introduces legislation to protect Scotchman Peaks as wilderness area

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, but scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area.


Heavier loads proposed for U.S. Highway 95 from Canadian border to Coeur d’Alene

Bigger trucks with heavier loads are proposed for U.S. Highway 95 and several other highways in North Idaho.


Logging error saddles elderly Idaho man with legal bills; ‘It is a tragedy,’ justice says

When Kenneth Eyer decided to log part of his Sagle property to raise money for his wife’s chemotherapy bills, he never dreamed he’d end up owing more than $100,000 in …


Idaho Forest Group to buy assets of closed sawmill

Idaho Forest Group will purchase the assets of a closed sawmill in Kamiah, Idaho, officials announced Monday.


Idaho Forest Group to make cross-laminated timber

A super-strong engineered wood product popular in Europe is coming to America under a joint venture involving a Coeur d’Alene-based lumber producer. Idaho Forest Group, which operates five mills in …


Collaboration offers suggestions for Panhandle Forests

For four decades, truckloads of logs rolling out of the woods were Bob Boeh’s primary interest in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. No surprise since his employer, Idaho Forest Group, …


Clearwater to sell mill to Idaho Forest Group

Clearwater Paper Corp. has agreed to sell its Lewiston sawmill for $30 million to Idaho Forest Group of Coeur d’Alene. The deal includes a supply agreement requiring Idaho Forest Group …


Possible loss of public lands in N. Idaho criticized

An Arizona developer wants to swap a Boise Foothills ranch for 9,000 acres of federal timberland in the Idaho Panhandle. The proposed trade enjoys strong support in Southern Idaho, where …


Developer proposes swap for N. Idaho timberland

An Arizona developer is proposing a land swap that would trade about 8,000 acres of federal timberland in North Idaho for a ranch in the Boise Foothills.


Lumber industry trims work force as housing industry falters

ATHOL, Idaho – Every hour that it’s running, the Chilco sawmill spits out enough lumber to build three suburban tract homes, plus a fancy gazebo or bandstand at a nearby …