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Idaho at 1:25 p.m.


BOISE — The U.S. government says it doesn't have to release information to an environmental group concerning investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho that can result in wolves being killed for preying on cattle and sheep. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. With AP Photo.


BOISE — Federal officials have given a Boise ski area permission to build a snow-making system. The U.S. Forest Service gave the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area permission to begin burying water and electrical lines on the Deer Point and Coach portion of the mountain. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.



TROY, Ala. — Boise State has ripped off 10-win seasons with regularity, and Troy has done it two years in a row. the two standout programs from outside the power conferences open Saturday at newly renovated Veteran Memorial Stadium, with both trying to make an early statement. And if a program is trying to establish itself as one of the best from the Group of Five conferences, facing one that's already well arrived has some extra significance. By John Zenor. SENT: 615 words. With AP Photos.


No. 22 Boise State (11-3 last year) at Troy (11-2), Saturday 6 p.m. ET (ESPNEWS)

Line: Boise State by 10.

Series record: Boise State 1-0.


Both want to prove they're among the top Group of Five teams. For Troy, that would mean upsetting a team that has made 16 straight bowl appearances. SENT: 299 words.


YELLOWSTONE OVERLOOK: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone overlook reopens after work