Land http://nwpr.org en Natural Gas Industry Eyes Mineral Rights In Idaho Wildlife Reserve http://nwpr.org/post/natural-gas-industry-eyes-mineral-rights-idaho-wildlife-reserve <p>The natural gas industry is interested in mineral rights in a Northwest wildlife area. Aaron Kunz explains.</p><p>This month, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission authorized the state to auction off the mineral rights for nearly 400 acres in the Payette River Wildlife Management Area. The auction could take place in late July.</p><p>Suzanne Budge is with the Idaho Petroleum Council. She explains why the company, Snake River Oil and Gas, is interested in the mineral rights.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:22:07 +0000 Aaron Kunz 8790 at http://nwpr.org Sun Setting On Sunset Falls? http://nwpr.org/post/sun-setting-sunset-falls <p>SKYKOMISH RIVER, Wash. -- The Skykomish is one of the only major rivers in Washington that has not been dammed for hydropower. The river runs from the Cascade Mountains and empties into Northern Puget Sound. It&rsquo;s a hot spot for wildlife and outdoor recreation. It could also be a hotspot for hydropower. Ashley Ahearn reports. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:43:13 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 3174 at http://nwpr.org Sun Setting On Sunset Falls?