Greater Sage Grouse

Nevada Seeks Change in Sage Grouse Mining Rule
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The governor of gold-rich Nevada is pressing the Obama administration to alter its sage grouse protection plan to free up thousands of mining claims by shrinking the restricted area in exchange for making other unprotected areas off limits.
Commentary: New Respect for Governor Otter
A great many conservatives and conservative Republicans in Idaho often tell me they’re greatly disappointed in their elected leaders, however.  While I may not always agree 100 percent of the time (and who does?) with our most politically powerful Republicans I’v…