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Magic Valley Republicans vying for Cameron’s seat

Among those expressing interest: Rupert City Administrator Kelly Anthon; Clay Handy, a former Cassia County commissioner and owner of a trucking company; John Stokes, who co-owns several grocery stores; Wayne Hurst, a farmer from Burley and former president of the National Association of Wheat Growers; Wayne Schenk, a farmer from Rupert; Bruce Burtenshaw, the former owner of Kodiak America; Harold Mohlman, of Rupert, who unsuccessfully challenged Cameron in 2010 in the primary; and Charlie Creason of Rupert, who was president and CEO of Project Mutual Telephone for 23 years.

Brown reports that Doug Pickett, a rancher and Cassia County GOP chairman who ran for the seat in 2012 and for the state Republican chairmanship last year, also is weighing whether to apply. The GOP committee for the legislative district is scheduled to meet Friday night to recommend three nominees for the post to Gov. Butch Otter; Brown’s full report is online here. Betsy Russell, EOB

PM: Rocker Sixx Has Idaho Roots

Did you know that Nikki Sixx is an Idaho native? Not only does columnis Steve Crump of the Twin Falls Times-News report that Motley Crew rocker grew up as Frank Ferrana in the Magic Valley, but he also has a new line of high-end men's and women's clothing. Writes Crump, of the Royal Underground brand: "How high-end is Royal Underground? A men’s military-style leather jacket will set you back $1,245. A gray T-shirt emblazoned with crosses and fleur-de-lis goes for $115, and there’s a women’s linen trench coat for $895. And my personal favorite: a pair of straight-legged jeans with — quoting here, “light distressing” — priced to move at $335." You can read Crump's column here.

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PM: Long Butte Fire Is USA’s Largest

An employee of the Half Moon Ranch moves cattle on Monday, southeast of Hagerman. The Long Butte Fire ignited Saturday in a lightning storm in an area 35 miles south of Glenns Ferry. But strong winds Sunday and Monday fueled its growth, making it the nation’s biggest active wildfire. Twin Falls Times-News story here. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith)