NEWS

September
29, 2020

US Forest Service purchases Maytag property

The US Forest Service now owns what was once a large private inholding in the Big Hole Mountains west of Driggs. The 960-acre property accessed from the end of Old Horseshoe Road was once owned by Marquita Maytag, the heiress to the Maytag fortune and a colorful local character. After her death the Beartooth Group purchased…

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September
28, 2020

Simpson, Fulcher introduce nuclear research bill

Idaho’s two congressmen introduced a bill Wednesday meant to encourage research into nuclear power at Idaho National Laboratory and the nation’s other national labs. Sponsored by U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, the Next Generation Nuclear Advancement Act of 2020 would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish an “Integrated Energy Systems Program,” whose…

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September
26, 2020

Idaho’s congressional delegation: There will be peaceful transition

All four members of Idaho’s congressional delegation said there will be a peaceful transition of power in 2021 should the presidency change hands. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election, the Associated Press reported. “We’re going to have to…

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September
25, 2020

Simpson, Fulcher introduce nuclear research bill

Idaho’s two congressmen introduced a bill Wednesday meant to encourage research into nuclear power at Idaho National Laboratory and the nation’s other national labs. Sponsored by U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, the Next Generation Nuclear Advancement Act of 2020 would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish an “Integrated Energy Systems Program,” whose…

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