August 25, 1988 |
Offers of food, lodging, money and equipment continued to pour in Wednesday for a group of Iowa farmers who have come to Idaho to cut free hay for their drought-starved livestock. Organizers of the hay harvest had worried there wouldn't be enough machinery to keep the Iowans busy, but offers of equipment began pouring into the Farm Bureau office here Tuesday after a Farm Bureau official appealed on television for donations.
January 5, 1988 |
A battle is boiling in eastern Idaho for the hearts and dollars of anyone who has ever seen, eaten or even heard of Idaho's famous potatoes. Three towns all want a bit of potato power to fire up local tourism, and some seem prepared to mash the opposition in their rush to open a spud center celebrating the state's most important crop.
September 24, 2006 |
Hunters have fanned out across eastern Idaho in pursuit of about 100 selectively bred elk from a commercial game farm that officials fear could spread disease and introduce genetic defects among wild Rocky Mountain elk, including a prized herd in Yellowstone National Park, just eight miles away. Idaho's governor recently authorized a "depredation hunt" of the escaped elk, the first time such a hunt has been ordered, according to state wildlife officials.
July 13, 2004 |
The Bush administration proposed new forest rules Monday that could lead to logging, mining and oil and gas development in remote country that had been protected under a policy issued in the waning days of the Clinton presidency. The regulations would replace a January 2001 rule that banned road building and timber cutting on 58.5 million acres of roadless terrain in national forests with a policy giving state governors a say in the backcountry's management.
June 7, 1987 |
Cattleman Bob Jahn has survived a time when many ranchers decided that a home on the range wasn't worth singing about, when discouraging words were heard all too often and the financial skies were downright stormy all day. "Right around here, we're about the only ones left in the cattle business," said Jahn, who will be 70 this summer. "Oh, there's a few, but quite a few have given up." His son, Brad Jahn, is among the latter.