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Fires raging across the west coast have left roughly four million acres burned, including one million in Oregon alone. Dry and windy weather conditions sparked blazes across that state, leading to millions of displaced residents and prompting firefighters from around the country to respond.

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For decades, Carter Niemeyer—wildlife biologist, avid hunter and former wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—has captured and collared gray wolves in Idaho and Montana. 

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The Badger Fire—located on the Sawtooth National Forest 20 miles southwest of Oakley—had grown to 23,500 acres Tuesday morning, more than quadrupling in size from the 5,500 acres reported Monday afternoon, according to InciWeb, the federal incident management system.

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Ever since 35 gray wolves were transplanted from the Canadian Rockies to central Idaho’s wilderness between 1995 and 1996, the native canids have made a steady comeback in the state—bringing along new challenges for livestock producers near Salmon and Challis.

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Paulette Jordan, a former Idaho state representative who is challenging Sen. Jim Risch for his seat in the U.S. Senate, is scheduled to speak on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. in a town hall event at Ketchum’s Town Square.

The U.S. military’s highest court last week narrowly denied Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s appeal of his guilty plea and sentencing in 2017 for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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Amid an ongoing dry spell in Blaine County, Magic Reservoir stood at just 5 percent capacity over the weekend—or around 9,950 acre-feet out of 191,500 acre-feet. Usually, the reservoir provides hundreds of surface water users with irrigation water well into September, but this year’s waterin…

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While on a recent hike in southern Idaho not far from the Wood River Valley, I stumbled upon a scientific discovery, a missing piece of the archaeological record that is also considered sacred to local Native Americans.

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The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has once again extended its health caution in Blaine County and seven surrounding counties due to degraded air quality from circulating wildfire smoke, largely from California.

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As part of its process to revise or amend its forest management plans, the Salmon-Challis National Forest will host an online public meeting and conference call on its reviews of current plans on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

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More than two dozen residents took to the streets in Ketchum and Hailey with handmade signs to participate in weekend “Save the Post Office” protests. Each demonstration was part of “Save the Post Office Saturday,” a grassroots effort to protest the Trump administration’s interference with t…

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The Muldoon Fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest was 100 percent contained as of 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the federal incident information system InciWeb. The site is about 20 miles southwest of Mackay and approximately half a mile from the Star Hope Campground.