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Know the West

The Snake runs through it


Lewiston and Idaho Falls stand like bookends at either end of the Snake River's path through Idaho. Those two ends will converge Nov. 28-29 in Boise, Idaho, at Snake: the River Between Us, a conference about the future of Idaho's largest river. The meeting grows out of a series of articles written in tandem by the Idaho Falls Post Register and the Lewiston Tribune. Those articles explored a range of issues, including recreation, wildlife, hydropower and pollution, that will be covered by panels including Dan Beard, former commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation; Idaho Gov. Phil Batt and former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus, whose Andrus Center for Public Policy is helping to sponsor the event.

Registration costs $90; contact the Andrus Center for Public Policy, P.O. Box 852, Boise, ID 83701 (208/385-4218).