Report: Oregon numbers wolves up

The wolf OR-7 is seen on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. A report released Tuesday showed the number of wolves found in Oregon continues to rise. At the same time, the number of confirmed cases of wolf attacks on livestock is down.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An annual report finds that wolves continued to grow in numbers and spread across Oregon in 2014, while livestock attack cases were down.

Madison FFA scores gold at districts

Courtesy of Whitney Tuckett
The Madison High School FFA Chapter participated in Monday’s district championships. Front, from left are adviser Logan Miller, adviser Val Johnson, Kaylie Rasmussen, Chelsey Halford, Shaloni Wilcox, Emi Ryland, Shakalah Brown, adviser Jason Bair and adviser Shane Wetzel. In back, from left are adviser Whitney Tuckett, Halle Newhouse, Owen Wetzel, Faustin Wood, Alex Hartline, Randy Clements, Marcus Roberts, Randy Ball and Kansas Klinger

REXBURG — The Madison High School FFA Chapter brought home two team championships and six individual championships Monday when they participated in the North Upper Snake River District FFA competition in Rigby as part of National FFA Week, according to a news release.

Idaho submits plan to protect grouse habitat

Two sage grouse roosters challenge each other for hens near Rockland. The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act.

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Lands has put forward a draft plan to protect sage grouse habitat on state endowment land as part an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act.

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