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Thursday January 29, 2015

Simpson reveals "SNRA Plus"
Rep. Mike Simpson on January 23 made public his new wilderness bill, a simplified version of CIEDRA that still carries that official name but is nicknamed "SNRA Plus" (SNRA+) since boundaries and management of the existing Sawtooth National Recreation Area and surrounding lands would not change.The new Central Idaho Economic Development and ...

Reaction to Simpson wilderness bill split
Reaction to Rep Mike Simpson's latest wilderness bill, "SNRA Plus," is split down the middle.Both conservation groups advocating for a Boulder-White Clouds National Monument, Idaho Conservation League (ICL) and The Wilderness Society (TWS), still prefer a monument over Simpson's latest wilderness bill. Former CIEDRA opponents, most notably Custer ...

Judge gives jail time for probation violations
Judge Alan Stephens January 21 ordered Tracy John "T.J." Hadzor, formerly of Clayton, to serve six months of discretionary jail time with work release in Ada County for violating six conditions of his probation in connection with felony convictions for domestic assault or battery and witness intimidation.Last March, the judge had given Hadzor four ...

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