Idaho native recalls ski icon Warren Miller

In this undated photo provided by the Warren Miller Co., Warren Miller is shown posing for a photo with a film camera. A World War II veteran, ski racer, surfer and sailor, Miller produced more than 500 films on a variety of outdoor activities. Courtesy Warren Miller Co. via AP

Five years ago, Dan Herby was having dinner at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky Montana after a day of skiing when he saw ski-icon and movie mogul Warren Miller eating dinner.

Outdoor filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

In this undated photo provided by the Warren Miller Co., Warren Miller is shown posing for a photo with a film camera. Miller, the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at his home on Orcas Island, Wash., his family said. He was 93. A World War II veteran, ski racer, surfer and sailor, Miller produced more than 500 films on a variety of outdoor activities. However it was his ski films for which he was most known. (Warren Miller Co. via AP)

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Warren Miller, the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93.

Taking a fat chance

A fat tire’s 3-inch wheel is seen at Idaho Mountain Trading. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

For some, flying down a steep slope on a set of skis or a snowboard might not provide the adrenaline rush one needs. Sometimes, it takes a set of wheels to take the adventure to the next level.

Wyoming’s push for dams goes against the flow

Swan Falls Hydroelectric Dam on the Snake River in Ada and Owyhee counties, is 107 feet tall and 116 years old. Fish passage built into this dam was a failure, making it the first dam on the Snake to block migrating salmon and steelhead. Terry Thomas / news@postregister.com

A recent e-copy of WyoFile had an article on a new proposed irrigation impoundment for south-central Wyoming. Unlike most impoundment projects that are justified through multiple benefits to society, this proposal will serve about 100 irrigators and will not generate electricity or provide drinking water, and most of the recreation will be privately controlled.

Choosing the right water course

The North Fork of the Clearwater River is among dozens of streams and rivers the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest officials are studying to determine if it is suitable for Wild and Scenic River designation. Eric Barker / Lewiston Tribune

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest officials are studying dozens of rivers to determine if they are suitable for protection under the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

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