Risch not ready to let bygones be bygones

Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, speaks with Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing May 11. Risch made national headlines Friday after he tried to hold up the federal spending bill in an effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A central Idaho wilderness area will be renamed after late Gov. Cecil Andrus, despite a last-minute attempt to block it by Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch.

BYU-Idaho group to host sand dune cleanup day

A Bureau of Land Management employee recently discovered thousands of nails at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. The nails are the results of the illegal burning of pallets. Brigham Young University-Idaho students and other volunteers will go to the dunes to clean up debris Saturday. courtesy Bureau of Land Management

A news release sent out by the Bureau of Land Management last week sparked a wildfire of internet discussion of litter at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.

Gov. candidates talk economic views at Blackfoot forum

Republican candidates Tommy Ahlquist and Lt. Gov. Brad Little shake hands during the 2018 Gubernatorial Economic Development Forum at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Thursday. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

BLACKFOOT — Four of the five main major-party candidates for governor outlined their views on economic development-related issues at a forum on Thursday.

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