September 4, 2007

  • Here is still another Idaho fire, apparently so new it isn’t on Inciweb yet. It’s the Red Bluff Fire. Lynne Stone of Stanley, Idaho took these photos of its plume yesterday from highway 21, north of Stanley. Photos copyright © Lynne Stone.

  • There’s plenty of game out there this season — you just need to find it. By Roger Phillips. Idaho Statesman. I guess this contradicts, “the-wolves-have-killed-all-the-game story” told by unsuccessful hunters. Of course, every year more and more ride ATVs up and down the roads and the trails looking for a shot. I suppose the folks…

  • Male Deer Are Born To Live Fast, Die Young. From Science Daily. Based on the academic article Juan Carranza and F. Javier Pérez-Barbería, “Sexual selection and senescence: male size-dimorphic ungulates evolved relatively smaller molars than females”, The American Naturalist (2007) volume 170:370–380. DOI: 10.1086/519852.

  • The next battleground. By Dustin Bleizeffer. Casper Star-Tribune energy reporter. Story: the next battleground. This my be a battle of epic proportions. It shows the oil and gas industry wants it all — all of the West’s undeveloped spaces.

  • Idaho Fires: Fire Near Tamarack Grows, Crews Get Handle on Fire Near Ketchum. By Courtney Lowery. New West. Tamarack is a relatively new, posh, ski area and real estate development west of Cascade and McCall, Idaho. Note: the huge East Fork and Cascade fire complexes are east of Cascade and McCall. More on Idaho fires…

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