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Eye On Boise idaho archive

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012



MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011

Sunrise, Boise, Idaho, 10/28/11 (Betsy Russell)

A 'Boise, Idaho rainbow sunrise'... 

When my daughter, now 21, was little, she used to call this a "Boise, Idaho rainbow sunrise," and to this day, the phrase comes to mind when I see one. This morning's is gorgeous; it's chilly, just 34 degrees, but something to see.

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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

Idaho wolf hunting season opens tomorrow

Idaho's second-ever wolf hunting season opens tomorrow, running from Aug. 31 through Dec. 31 in the Island Park and Beaverhead wolf management zones, Aug. 30-June 30 in the Lolo and Selway zones, and Aug. 30-March 31 in the remaining nine zones. Click below for Idaho...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011



Idaho sets wolf hunting, trapping seasons

Idaho's Fish & Game Commission, meeting today in Salmon, has set the state's wolf hunting season for 2011-12. As planned, the season will lack limits in several zones, to encourage more taking of wolves. Commissioners today made a few tweaks to the original proposal from...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Wolf issue back in court in Montana

Even as Idaho's Fish & Game Commission prepares to set this year's wolf-hunting season at its meeting this Thursday in Salmon, the wolf issue is back in court in Montana. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy held a two-hour hearing in Missoula today, the AP reports,...

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

Rain on a window turns the Boise spring landscape into something like an impressionist painting; Idaho precipitation is well above normal this spring and keeps coming. (Betsy Russell)

Water, water, everywhere...

There's even some snow mixed in this morning here in the Boise foothills, in this spring that still doesn't seem to have sprung. Here, the rain on my window yesterday afternoon turned the green Boise spring landscape into an impressionist painting. According to the Natural...

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Two lawsuits challenge wolf de-listing

The AP reports that two lawsuits have been filed today in U.S. District Court challenging the congressional legislation that de-listed wolves as unconstitutional. Here's the item from AP in Billings: BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging as unconstitutional Congressional legislation that took gray...

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Wolves now officially de-listed

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced it's reinstating its 2009 decision to remove the gray wolf in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the endangered species list - a decision that affects Idaho, Montana, and parts of Oregon, Washington and Utah, but excludes Wyoming,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

Otter on wolves: Negotiations still on

Here is a statement from Jon Hanian, press secretary for Gov. Butch Otter, on the wolf de-listing negotiations between Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior:“The Governor was encouraged to hear that Secretary Salazar continues to share our belief that wolves are...

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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Wolf meeting: 'A path forward'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joined Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at a meeting this morning in Lakewood, Colo. to discuss the status of wolf management in the three states - a meeting Salazar called. Afterward, the...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

Wyoming won't change stance on wolves 

Wyoming has no plans to alter its stance on wolf management - classifying the animals as predators that can be shot on sight across most of the state - despite a court ruling that Wyoming's position means wolves are again on the endangered list and...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010


FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

Former Congressman Bill Sali, left, endorses Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, right, for the 1st District congressional seat on Friday. (Betsy Russell)

Sali's announcement: He endorses Labrador

Former Congressman Bill Sali has made his announcement - he's endorsing Raul Labrador in the GOP primary for the 1st District congressional seat, the seat he formerly held. Sali said he didn't inform Labrador of his decision in advance - he just asked him to...

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