Idaho

The fire season by the numbers
The fire season by the numbers
Fire agencies are preparing for the eclipse hordes, in the midst of a large fire season.
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The West braces for a “cosmic traffic jam”
The West braces for a “cosmic traffic jam”
Hordes of travelers have filled up campsites and hotels in preparation.
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
As the climate changes, dams face new challenges for water rights and releases.
Crime-fighting squirrels; an undead columnist; voracious jackrabbits
Crime-fighting squirrels; an undead columnist; voracious jackrabbits
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Inside a ‘drive-thru wildlife park’
Inside a ‘drive-thru wildlife park’
In eastern Idaho, Bear World takes the wild out of bears.
Your guide to August’s solar eclipse
Your guide to August’s solar eclipse
Totality, traffic, telescopes: How ready are you for the event of the century?
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
Let the floodgates of protest open over Bears Ears
96 percent of public comments defend national monuments.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Wyoming can have cyanide bombs — but Idaho can’t
Wyoming can have cyanide bombs — but Idaho can’t
One state moves to protect livestock while another wants to use them on predators.
Latest: Oil equipment shipments won’t hit scenic Idaho road
Latest: Oil equipment shipments won’t hit scenic Idaho road
New size restrictions will keep “megaloads” off the road.
West Obsessed: Nature on the brain
West Obsessed: Nature on the brain
Journalist and author Florence Williams discusses her new book, The Nature Fix.
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy
Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy
A new book documents a catastrophe in Silver Valley.
Malheur occupation impacts linger throughout the West
Malheur occupation impacts linger throughout the West
Sagebrush Rebellion flareups cooled off after Bundy arrests but the standoff’s effects ripple out.
How to share a dammed river
How to share a dammed river
Boaters are joining wildlife advocates, farmers and power companies to parcel out each cubic foot of Western rivers.
States propose scaling back safeguards for grizzlies
States propose scaling back safeguards for grizzlies
New information surfaces about how Idaho, Wyoming and Montana would manage the bears after a delisting this fall.
The land transfer movement’s great public-lands hoax
The land transfer movement’s great public-lands hoax
Idaho has sold off 40 percent of its state lands. Why would it do any different with formerly federal lands?
As delisting looms, grizzly advocates prepare for a final face-off
As delisting looms, grizzly advocates prepare for a final face-off
The Yellowstone grizzly population is poised to lose its endangered status, leaving protection in the hands of the states.
Science trumps politics for wolverines
Science trumps politics for wolverines
A court ruling may force wolverines onto the endangered species list, and open the door for other animals threatened by climate change
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A new exhibit in Denver, Colorado, looks at happiness in the rural West, focusing on Bliss, Idaho.
Menace at the edge of sanctuary
Menace at the edge of sanctuary
In “The Animals,” a wildlife rescuer faces his ugly past.