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Senator Jim Risch (right) talks with an unidentified man prior to the Nov. 24 public meeting on the Lochsa land exchange.

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Swap stopped

In a letter to Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell dated May 12, U.S. Senator Jim Risch formally ended his pursuit of a legislated end to one long, controversial saga: the Lochsa Land Exchange.

May 18, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Risch tackling Lochsa issue; comments due Dec. 11

Two years ago, three members of Congress signed off on a letter asking the Forest Service to put its Upper Lochsa Land Exchange plans on hold, marking the end of the years-long administrative process by which the federal agency was working to consummate a deal to consolidate public ownership of northeastern Idaho County.

December 9, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


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