Stories tagged: U.S. Department of Interior
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Washington joins another suit against Trump administration, challenges coal leasing order
Washington sues Trump Administration over coal mining on federal lands.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
James Greiff: Zinke defies GOP on federal lands
Ryan Zinke grew up hunting and fishing in Montana and sees the value in making sure that what’s public stays public.
Mon., June 29, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
Spokane Tribe signs deal with Hard Rock
The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel on the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it gets the final go ahead.
Tue., June 16, 2015
Spokane Tribe’s casino proposal gets key federal approval
The Spokane Tribe has won approval from a key government agency in its drive to build a casino, hotel and stores near Airway Heights. The U.S. Department of the Interior …
Fri., June 13, 2014
Coeur d’Alene Tribe plans to buy back lands with $4.1 million federal settlement
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is preparing to use a $4.1 million federal settlement to buy back lands on its North Idaho reservation. The program targets parcels with “fractionalized ownership,” which …
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010, 5:21 p.m.
Wolf negotiations resume, but no consensus
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations today to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions.
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010
Feds delay decision on Idaho wolf killing
LEWISTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service won’t be able to respond to Idaho’s petition to kill wolves in the upper Clearwater River Basin as soon as hoped, an …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010
Gridlock on wolves alienates key allies
An impasse over wolf management in the Northern Rockies is alienating hunters and ranchers, groups whose support is crucial to the canny predators’ long-term success in the region, experts say. …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Idaho pulling back on wolves
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter ordered state wildlife managers Monday to stop arresting poachers and investigating illegal killings of wolves, saying the state is getting out of wolf management. Without the …
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010
Mont. lawmaker alleges non-protection of wolves in Idaho
MISSOULA – Idaho officials are disputing a claim by Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana that Idaho won’t enforce federal protection of wolves. The Missoulian reported that Rehberg on Thursday …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
Idaho, Montana propose wolf hunts
Documents released Monday show that Montana is seeking federal approval to kill 186 endangered gray wolves in a special “conservation hunt,” and neighboring Idaho wants permission to remove up to …
Thu., Sept. 23, 2010
Crapo, Risch sponsor wolf delisting bill
Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch introduced legislation Wednesday to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana, as well as portions of Washington, Oregon and …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
Wolf killings likely to expand as agencies seek broad authority
BILLINGS – Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions …
Sun., Sept. 5, 2010
Wyoming not apologetic for thwarting wolf plans
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming remains committed to classifying gray wolves as predators that can be shot on sight across most of the state despite complaints that its position will stop …
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010
Idaho adapts to wolf ruling, plans appeal
BOISE – Idaho’s top wildlife officials have agreed to appeal a federal judge’s decision placing wolves back on the endangered species list, but they’ve also agreed to work with the …