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Judge Winmill has denied defendant Midas Gold Corporation’s motion to stay the Nez Perce Tribe’s Clean Water Act lawsuit against the company. In his denial, Judge Winmill rejected Midas Gold’s attempt to delay the lawsuit, stating that “the Tribe has presented evidence that there will be real, tangible harm if the discharge of pollutants continues.” […]

By Governor Brad Little Activist federal judges overstepped yet again in a case involving an Idaho transgender inmate seeking gender reassignment surgery. If upheld, taxpayers will foot the bill down the road for more lawsuits and medically unnecessary procedures for prisoners. Adree Edmo is a transgender prisoner serving time for sexually abusing a 15-year-old child. […]

On Aug. 8 the Nez Perce Tribe filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho against Midas Gold Corporation, a Canadian mining company, and its wholly-owned subsidiary corporations (“Midas Gold”). The lawsuit, filed under the federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”), claims Midas Gold is illegally discharging arsenic, cyanide, mercury, […]

In response to Nez Perce Tribe’s threat of lawsuit, mining company says environmental damage was done before it took over site near Yellow Pine The head of Midas Gold Idaho said June 6 that discharges of heavy metals into streams and rivers at the Stibnite Mine in central Idaho are related to historic mining activity […]

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By Carlos Martinez Kooskia Public Works Superintendent Over the last couple of weeks there have been some letters and articles in the paper that have been very one sided and are not totally factual about Mayor Charlotte Schilling. Furthermore, they do nothing but attempt to erode community trust and support for the Mayor with lies […]

By Roger Phillips Idaho Fish & Game Public Information Supervisor      The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Dec. 7 approved an agreement to keep most steelhead seasons open, but steelhead fishing in two areas closed effective on Dec. 7. “I’m glad our anglers and outfitters can continue steelhead fishing,” Fish and Game Director […]