CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2001
So, Idaho has brought suit against the Department of Interior for its plan to place 25 grizzly bears in government-owned but uncontrolled land in east-central Idaho and western Montana (Jan. 22). Perhaps the people of Idaho, like me, are a bit old-fashioned. I am opposed to any increase in the number of rattlesnakes, mosquitoes, skunks, house flies and grizzly bears in my environment, even though their species may be dwindling in number. LAWRENCE U. GRAY La Verne
February 20, 2009 |
Walt Minnick, the new Democratic congressman from Idaho, doesn't think much of President Obama's economic recovery plan. "I think it's a horrible idea to try to appropriate large sums of taxpayer dollars to programs that have never been debated or authorized," Minnick wrote recently. Obama staked his presidency on the sprawling legislative package, and the administration fought hard for its passage. But if anyone at the White House was unhappy with Minnick for his opposition, they never let on.
September 2, 1997 |
Idaho running back Joel Thomas will sit out the entire season because of a dislocated right knee which occurred during Saturday's 14-10 loss to Air Force.
July 24, 1988
Idaho doesn't have skateboards? Not the typical errancy one would expect from The Times. Idaho has skateboards! So many in fact, a Coeur D'Alene city ordinance prohibits skateboarding on downtown sidewalks. Next time Lamb visits Duane Hagadones' office, I suggest that he turn his chair around and look out the western window. There, three seasons out of the year, he would see kids in the park skateboarding. GLENN HAP FEHRMANN Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
September 10, 2009 |
With four gray wolves having been killed in Idaho since Sept. 1, a federal judge has cleared the way for legal hunting of the once-endangered predators to proceed. U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in Montana found that there would be no irreparable harm if the limited hunt in that state and Idaho were allowed to go forward. But the judge also wrote that the Fish and Wildlife Service, in continuing to list Wyoming wolves under the Endangered Species Act while delisting them in the two neighboring states, "has distinguished a natural population of wolves based on a political line, not the best available science."
October 22, 2012
Idaho fired football Coach Robb Akey with the team 1-7 and coming off a blowout loss. The school announced the move Sunday and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Gesser to interim coach. Gesser, a former Washington State quarterback, has been on the Idaho staff for two seasons. Akey was 20-50 at Idaho since taking over in 2007. He had one winning season with the Vandals, going 8-5 in 2009 and beating Bowling Green, 43-42, in the Humanitarian Bowl. Idaho lost, 70-28, to Louisiana Tech on Saturday and gave up 839 yards.