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ITD drops police escort rule for megaloads

The first Nickel Bros. megaload on scenic Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, which crossed into Montana late Monday night, traveled without any state police escorts – and the Idaho Transportation …


Idaho issues permit for pulp mill megaload

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department announced late Wednesday that it had issued a permit for Nickel Bros. transportation company to take its first megaload across U.S. Highway 12 in …


ITD lets Highway 12 megaload roll tonight

The Idaho Transportation Department announced shortly before 5 p.m. today that it had issued a permit for Nickel Bros. transportation company to take its first megaload across U.S. Highway 12 …


Hearings denied on pulp mill megaloads

BOISE – Idaho’s transportation director refused Friday to allow hearings that could delay a new proposal to send megaloads of equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. Several …


ITD says no hearings on new megaloads proposal

Idaho’s transportation director refused Friday to allow hearings that could delay a new proposal to send megaloads of equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, including several wide …


ITD issues final order for Exxon loads on Hwy. 12

The Idaho Transportation Department issued a final order allowing Exxon Mobil to transport oversized oil equipment on U.S. Highway 12 through north-central Idaho.


Megaload protest leads to 3 arrests

Three more protesters were arrested early Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as a megaload shipment of oil-excavation equipment passed through the Lake City. Law enforcement officers confirmed that the Idaho State …


Three more megaload protesters arrested in Cd’A

Three more protesters were arrested early Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as a megaload shipment of oil excavation equipment passed through the Lake City.


At least 4 arrested at Moscow megaloads protest

Officials in Latah County say at least four people were arrested as they protested the movement of a so-called megaload through the city of Moscow.


Company plans to resize, reroute megaloads through Spokane

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil on Monday announced a new route for the company’s Canada-bound, Korean-made oil field equipment: right through Spokane on U.S. Highway 395 and Interstate 90. ExxonMobil’s initial plan to …


Mini-megaloads could rumble through Spokane

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil has announced that some of its controversial megaloads, instead of traveling a scenic route in Idaho, may instead rumble through Spokane on U.S. Highway 395 and I-90.


ITD approves overlegal ExxonMobil shipments

The Idaho Transportation Department issued two new permits Thursday for transporting Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil refinery equipment up U.S. Highway 95 and Interstate 90.


Idaho megaload foes lose a round, vow more

Idaho hearing officer and retired district Judge Duff McKee today rejected a motion for reconsideration from opponents of megaloads of oil equipment traveling on U.S. Highway 12, but the opponents …


ExxonMobil beefs up megaloads security for conference

ExxonMobil has hired off-duty police in Lewiston to provide extra security for its refinery equipment during an environmental conference taking place in north-central Idaho.


Foes appeal hearing officer ruling on megaloads

A group of North Idaho residents has asked a hearing judge to reconsider his ruling in favor of ExxonMobil’s plans to haul dozens of oversized loads of equipment along U.S. …


Eye on Boise: Megaloads may take both route options

It’s possible that megaloads of oil equipment bound for the Kearl oil sands development in Canada could take both identified routes through Idaho – scenic U.S. Highway 12, where the …


Ruling favors megaloads

BOISE – More than 200 megaloads of Korean-made oil equipment bound for Canada should be given the go-ahead to roll across northern Idaho’s scenic U.S. Highway 12, an Idaho state …


Hearing officer recommends OK for megaloads

Retired Judge Duff McKee, a state hearing officer, has issued a 63-page ruling on the proposed Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil megaloads on Highway 12, recommending they be permitted.


Loads permitted for CdA

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department has issued the first two permits for modified megaloads of oil field equipment to travel up U.S. Highway 95 to Coeur d’Alene, then turn …


Modified megaloads to roll through CdA

The Idaho Transportation Department has issued the first two permits for modified megaloads of oil equipment to travel up U.S. Highway 95 from Lewiston to Coeur d’Alene, where they’ll turn …


ITD board drops 10-minute rule for future megaloads

BOISE – Idaho’s top transportation officials voted unanimously Thursday to eliminate the state’s 10-minute limit on traffic delays from oversized loads traveling Idaho roads, including megaloads. The Idaho Transportation Department …


ITD eases traffic-delay rules for megaloads

The Idaho Transportation Board has voted unanimously to eliminate the 10-minute limit on traffic delays from oversized loads traveling Idaho roads, including giant megaloads.


Mini-megaloads may enter CdA

After longer-than-expected delays on U.S. Highway 12 and opposition from area residents, huge oil equipment shipments traveling to Canada could be cut down in size and sent through Coeur d’Alene, …


Eye on Boise: North Idaho representation on redistricting panel down

BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission is gearing up to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, and this time around there’ll be just one North Idaho member: businesswoman …


Megaloads could skip U.S. on rail-truck Canada route

BOISE – What if giant loads of oil field equipment didn’t have to enter the United States to get from Asia to the Alberta oil sands project in Canada, and …


Eye on Boise: Six receive state Medal of Honor

It was an evening last June when an EMS crew from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department was dispatched to a scene where a vehicle had crashed into a home. Firefighters …


Megaloads hearing wraps up; decision due in June

After three weeks, testimony in the contested case hearing on more than 200 proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 wrapped up today with disputes over how much the giant loads …


Definition of ‘15-minute limit’ at issue

BOISE – A hearing over plans for hundreds of megaloads of oil equipment to travel through a scenic Idaho river canyon will stretch into a third week, after a full …


ITD, oil company happy with megaload test run

BOISE – A “test module” for proposed oversize loads on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho made it to Montana this week, but it took weeks to arrive and caused …


ITD calls test megaload a ‘success’

A “test module” for proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho that made it into Montana this week took weeks to arrive and caused a five-hour power outage …