Jim Risch Not a Done Deal to Replace Craig; Neither is Craig’s Resignation

A funny thing happened about Larry Craig’s resignation from the U.S. Senate.

Story by Jill Kuraitis, New West. Risch Not a Done Deal to Replace Craig; Neither is Resignation.

Larry Craig Might Not Actually Resign. Courtney Lowery. New West.

If you do a Google or Yahoo News Search, there are many other stories speculating whether Craig will not really resign and fight to hold onto his seat.

This will create an enormous disruption in the Republican Party in Congress, further weakening them for 2008.

Meanwhile word was out that the “go-to” guy for the timber industry, livestock industry, mining industry, etc. is going to be Republican Senator Gorden Smith of Oregon (up for reelection). With Sen. Craig disgraced, lobbyists turn to Smith. Oregonian. By Jeff Mapes.

Salmon numbers remain low. Only four sockeye swim to Redfish Lake (Idaho) from Pacific

Four sockeye swim to Redfish from Pacific. By Greg Moore. Idaho Mountain Express Staff Writer.

1,549 of the more numerous chinook salmon having been counted at the Sawtooth Hatchery near Stanley as of Sept. 4. Sept. 6 will be the last day of counting.

Returning salmon numbers are down throughout the vast Columbia river system.

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Fire closes Idaho 55 to Banks. Castle Rock Fire near Ketchum is 100 percent contained.

Fire closes Idaho 55 to Banks. The Castle Rock Fire near Ketchum is 100 percent contained. By Cynthia Sewell. Idaho Statesman.

The new Chief Parrish Fire has closed 14 miles of Idaho 55, a major route north to Cascade and McCall, Idaho.

The relatively new Grays Creek Fire to the north of Chief Parrish is threatening the high end Tamarack ski area and real estate development.

The perimeter around fires in Idaho this year is 1.6 million acres so far. This is about twice that of last year.

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