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Eye On Boise archive for June 17, 2009


Caine Center head relieved of duties

The University of Idaho announced today that as it continues its investigation into testimony by the head of its Caine Center for Veterinary Medicine that there's no evidence of disease transmission from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep - despite research at the center showing such…

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New USFS chief started in Idaho

Tom Tidwell has been named chief of the U.S. Forest Service by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, replacing Gail Kimbell, who has headed the service since 2007. Tidwell, currently the head of the USFS Northern Region based in Missoula, started his career 32 years…

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Gov. Butch Otter announces the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, which will take place in Boise in July and address cross-border issues in the region between the U.S. and Canada that affect the region's global competitiveness. At left is Roy Eiguren, co-chair of the conference host committee, and Rep. Bert Stevenson, R-Rupert; at right is PNWER Executive Director Matt Morrison. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Boise confab to address U.S.-Canada issues

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region, a consortium of state and provincial officials from the U.S. and Canada along with government and business leaders from both nations, will hold its 19th annual "summit" meeting in Boise this year, July 12-16, the first time the organization has…

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In our delegation's words... 

A new project that tracks word usage in the Congressional Record shows that the most-used word by our current senior senator, GOP Sen. Mike Crapo, in the past year was "energy," followed by, in order, "Idahoans," "stories," and "prices." For 2nd District GOP Rep. Mike…

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Flowers and mementos mark the spot where 37-year-old Kevin Pavlis of was struck and killed by a turning motorist while riding his bicycle along Hill Road in Boise, which has a bike lane. Pavlis was the third cyclist struck and killed on Boise-area roads in the past month. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Be careful out there...

I returned today from my furlough/vacation of a week and a half to the troubling news that a third experienced adult bicyclist has been struck and killed on Boise-area roads, this time in a bike lane just blocks from my home. That's three in a…

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