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New Oil & Gas Board In the Works
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho may set up a new board to oversee its emerging oil and natural gas industry, a bid to put more-knowledgeable people with fewer conflicts of interest in charge.  The Idaho Statesman reports the Department of Lands is drafting the proposal for the 2013 Legislature.…
Board Names New Department Of Lands’ Director

The Idaho Department of Lands' new director takes over as the agency is under pressure from conservatives over moves it has made to broaden holdings to boost investment returns.  The Land Board on Tuesday named Thomas Schultz, who is currently a Montana Department of Natural Resources administrator,…
Idaho Schools Get Boost From Land Fund
Public schools will receive a $31 million boost from Idaho's land endowment next year.  But not every member of the state Board of Land Commissioners was happy with the distribution. The Spokesman-Review reports that public schools chief Tom Luna, who sits on the board with Idaho's fo…
State To Sell Off Cabins
Idaho officials have approved a plan to sell or trade away as many as 521 of the state-owned leased lakefront cabin sites. The Spokesman-Review reports that the Idaho Land Board approved the plan Tuesday. The cabin sites -- including more than 350 at Priest Lake -- are valued at $252 million, accord…