AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.
Idaho at 8:30 a.m.
BOISE — Two conservation groups say the federal government violated environmental laws by approving a Canadian company’s plan to search for gold in key wildlife habitat in eastern Idaho. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 471 words.
WILDFIRES-WHAT CAN BE DONE
BILLINGS, Montana — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West. By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 937 words. With AP Photos.
STATE SOFTWARE CONTRACT
BOISE — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters to the State Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, scolding them for interfering with a state contract for computer software. SENT: 545 words.
SEA LIONS VERSES SALMON
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon wildlife managers on Thursday received federal approval to trap and kill California sea lions that eat protected fish. The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s request to trap and euthanize up to 93 animals a year on the lower Willamette River. SENT: 404 words.
BC-FBC--T25-BOISE STATE-NEW MEXICO PREVIEW
When Boise State was sitting at 3-2 for the second straight season, the idea of being in position to host the Mountain West Conference title game seemed far-fetched. Yet the 23rd-ranked Broncos only need wins over New Mexico on Friday night and No. 14 Utah State next week and the conference title game will be decided on the blue turf. By Tim Booth. SENT: 768 words. With AP Photos.
BC-FBN--COWBOYS-EMERGING VANDER ESCH
FRISCO, Texas — Leighton Vander Esch said it almost felt weird to have the ball in his hands again on the first NFL interception for the Dallas Cowboys linebacker. The rookie from Boise State who used to play every down — offense and defense — for his eight-man high school team never said anything about it feeling strange to diagnose a screen pass before it was in the air, slip past a pair of blockers and make a critical open-field tackle for loss. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 785 words. With AP Photo.
POCATELLO — Ajare Sanni nailed a 3-pointer to give Pacific its first lead of the game midway in the second half and the Tigers held on to beat Idaho State 83-76 on Thursday night. SENT: 182 words.
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND: Human remains found a N. Idaho construction site
IDAHO EARTHQUAKE: No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake
GRAND TETON-HIDDEN FALLS: Rock buttress falls above popular Grand Teton overlook
YELLOWSTONE VISITATION: Yellowstone passes 4 million visitors for the year