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Forest Service looks to streamline operations

The U.S. Forest Service is looking to trim the time it takes to analyze some timber sales and other projects by revising its rules that guide implementation of the National …


Then and Now: McGoldrick Lumber

James P. McGoldrick, born in 1859, started in the timber business in Minnesota. Seeing that most of the lumber he sold came from the Northwest, he moved to Spokane in …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

Lawmakers seek task force to protect timber communities

APNewsNow. LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – Southwestern Washington lawmakers are advocating for a task force to ensure protections for the endangered marbled murrelet do not cause economic harm to communities reliant …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Idaho ramps up ‘Good Neighbor Authority’ to boost logging in federal forests

Idaho’s state lands department says it has a new mission: Increasing active management – and logging – on federal forests in the state.


Colville Tribes receive $3.9 million for reforestation of wildfire-raked lands

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has received $3.9 million in federal appropriations for reforestation work across its sprawling reservation.


Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’

The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.


Judge rules federal laws don’t protect Oregon in lawsuit

The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit.


Oregon timber counties struggle to provide services as aid dries up

So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County’s library system is on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

Idaho timber sale plan for state lands in 2018 draws praise from logging firms

Idaho’s top elected officials on Tuesday approved a logging plan for state lands next year aimed at selling 252 million board-feet of timber, in line with the levels of the …


Timber companies sue over expansion of Oregon monument

Two Oregon lumber companies are challenging the legality of former President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.


New wood technology may offer hope for struggling timber

D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Oregon is one of two U.S. timber mills making a new wood product that’s the buzz of the construction industry. It’s called cross-laminated timber, or …


Bob Boeh: Diverse interests support Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act

Conservationists and timber representatives have slowly come together to find solutions to preserve the wildest areas that we all love to hike, hunt, fish and horseback ride in while also …


Fate of Oregon’s oldest state forest is examined

Oregon’s top elected state leaders heard at times heated testimony on Tuesday about the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest, whose lumber proceeds help fund the state’s schools, to …


Lower lumber prices resulted in lower profits for Potlatch Corp.

A strong U.S. dollar contributed to lower lumber prices, which created a challenging year for Potlatch Corp., company officials said Tuesday.


Field Reports: Fire threat closes private timberlands

FORESTS – More than a million acres of private timberlands are being temporarily closed to public access in the Inland northwest because of extreme fire danger. Stimson Lumber Company has …


Roleo queens: New documentary captures log-rolling glory days

Barbara Peterka Newbry’s past is no longer hidden away in boxes, a faded memory worth only a passing mention to grandkids who couldn’t comprehend that their grandmother was a world-class …


Earnings: Potlatch Corp.

For 07-25-2013


Weyerhaeuser adds to timber holdings

ASTORIA, Ore. – Weyerhaeuser Co.’s takeover of a competing landowner for $2.65 billion means the timber company is betting big on its foremost asset. The company has struck a deal …


Harvest of timber planned by Rathdrum

The city of Rathdrum is planning a selective timber harvest on 575 acres of city-owned land on Rathdrum Mountain that could bring in between $300,000 and $400,000. City Administrator Brett …


Collaboration offers suggestions for Panhandle Forests

For four decades, truckloads of logs rolling out of the woods were Bob Boeh’s primary interest in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. No surprise since his employer, Idaho Forest Group, …


Lack of sawmills an issue for forests

Bark beetles have ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres of Colorado’s forests, yet that state has only one large sawmill left to bid on federal timber sales. That’s a problem …


Priest Lake timber plans withdrawn

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has rescinded plans for harvesting timber on thousands of acres near Priest Lake pending additional environmental review. In a news release Monday, the Montana-based Alliance …


Hart pulled from tax panel

Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …


Hart takes tax argument to court

BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is going to court over state income taxes he owes, charging in 1st District Court in Kootenai County that Idaho’s state income tax …


Hart makes timber fund ‘donation’

BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, sent a check as promised to the state’s school endowment for $2,450, but he called it a “voluntary donation” to the permanent …


Hart says he’ll pay state for timber

BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart announced Monday that he’s sending a check to the state for logs he took from school endowment land in 1996 to build his …


Vestal: Hart doing little to earn sympathy

John McHone has a beef with Phil Hart. McHone thinks anyone who steals timber from public lands – as Hart did to build a log home in Athol – ought …


Timber association will disband after 75 years

A longtime advocacy group for Idaho’s timber industry will close at the end of the year. Members recently decided to disband the Intermountain Forest Association at the end of December, …


2009 a terrible year for Western lumber production

The Western lumber industry had its worst year in 2009 since records have been kept and the outlook for this year is even more dismal.


Film details alliance at Colville National Forest

A new documentary about collaboration on the Colville National Forest will be shown tonight at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., in Spokane.