Local & Regional

Local Idaho Land Board considers Tamarack ski area lease Idaho Land Board considers Tamarack ski area lease
But first a majority of the five-member Idaho Land Board will have to be persuaded at the special meeting that Tamarack can afford about $278,000 annually to use the 2,100 acres of state-owned land the ski area is built on.
Local Boise company to pay $14,000 in EPA fines
EPA inspector Pat Stoll says the company did not install the anti-pollutants measures it promised when applying for the necessary permits for the construction project.
Local Former Sen. Craig ordered to pay for misused funds Former Sen. Craig ordered to pay for misused funds
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that Craig illegally converted campaign money for personal expenses while attempting to withdraw his guilty plea to one count of disorderly conduct.
Local Forecasters even more confident in a milder winter in the Pacific Northwest Forecasters even more confident in a milder winter in the Pacific Northwest
If you've been following my blog here over the past few months, you've seen the forecasts that show a greater than average odds of a warmer-than-normal winter.

The forecasts were based on an expected El Nino event to develop this winter, along with warmer-than-normal water temperatures in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Local Idaho legal fees for fed land takeover $61,000
Republican Rep. Lawerence Denney is co-chairing the Legislature's Federal Lands Interim Committee that is looking to take over federal public land statewide.