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Idaho at 1:15 p.m.


BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. judge on Thursday delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades, saying he needed more time to consider if federal protections for the animals should be restored. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen left the fate of the bruins in and around Yellowstone National Park in limbo, more than a year after federal officials declared the population had recovered from near extermination. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 526 words. With AP Photo.


LEWISTON — Residents fear that agencies will have more authority over a northern Idaho river if it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.




Oklahoma State seeks its first major win with new QB Taylor Cornelius. Boise State would cement its status as a leader in the Group of Five with a nonconference win on the road against a ranked team. Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill and Boise State QB Brett Rypien could become serious Heisman contenders with big performances. SENT: 328 words.


YELLOWSTONE-CLIMATE: Report: Climate change impacting Yellowstone resources