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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Federal land managers are asking for the public's help in studying various issues within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee will meet in Bozeman, Montana, on Oct. 28 and again in Cody, Wyoming next spring. The committee is made up of 11 federal land managers covering 15 million acres of public land in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in Montana that was seeking to receive relocated bison from Yellowstone National Park. Montana Wildlife Bureau Chief Ken McDonald said Wednesday the American Prairie Reserve near Malta was eliminated from consideration pending the adoption of a statewide bison conservation plan.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that Libertarian gubernatorial candidate and former Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak violated Idaho State Bar ethics rules. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the court did not order any additional penalty, since his law license was previously suspended.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho school district has cut hours for more than 150 workers to avoid having to provide health insurance mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The Times-News reports that the Twin Falls School District made the move after administrators concluded maintaining work hours would cost the district $1 million.