Dear Friends, I need to bring your attention to a shocking development happening in Idaho schools. The state Health and Welfare Department has backdoor-ed a program into Idaho High Schools to teach sex education. This is no birds and bees biological introduction to human sexuality or anatomy. If you were to show children some of […]
Author: Darr Moon
Is there a Geologist in the House?
I stumbled across a map of Idaho’s Mining Districts and couldn’t help notice the multitude of Districts and their coverage across our minerally endowed state. You might as well be surprised to discover that the lands encompassed by the Salmon-Challis National Forest are among the most prolifically populated with mining districts. Who would have guessed? […]
A Republic If You Can Keep It!
The United States Constitution guarantees every State in the Union a Republican Form of Government (Article IV, Section 4). This simple promise to the States is only vaguely apparent in the operations of the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho or within any federally managed lands across the nation. The omission of this Constitutional mandate may […]
My uncle was an engineer for the Forest Service, he helped design and build the Yankee Fork road we used to access our summer gold camp. He was a proud employee of an organization that was regaled as America’s keeper of the Forests. Throughout the 1960s the USFS provided wood products for a growing nation […]
Salmon-Challis Wilderness News
Hot off the press, courtesy of the Challis Messenger. The news story below was printed about a month after the December 13th meeting sponsored by the Forest Service to present their findings regarding areas under consideration for additional Wilderness designation. According to the 2012 Planning Rule, Forest Management Act and the Wilderness Act this analysis, in […]
Confessions of an Angry Villager
I’m much obliged to the USFS for their accurate and compelling description of those local residents who attended a USFS sponsored meeting held in Salmon, Idaho last Spring to discuss the Salmon-Challis Draft Assessment for a new Forest Plan as “Angry Villagers”. The mediator for the forum, without hesitation or forethought of consequence, summed up […]
The architects of Idaho’s future are working hard to create a “no-man’s land” carved out of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The plan is an excuse to further “Wildernize” Idaho via the “Wilderness Act of 1964”. The central planners have taken a broad-brush interpretation of those characteristics that are required for Wilderness designation. The brush strokes […]
Idaho’s on Fire
There is no doubt that interests have long planned to control the federally managed lands of Idaho. Many have scoffed at the idea that World Government and its brainchild Agenda 21 could make its way all the way here. This conspiracy aimed to separate people from their traditional ways of life and herd them to urban centers […]
The League of Women Voters of Pocatello, Idaho, have sponsored an essay competition for all students enrolled in Idaho public schools grades 9 through 12 to write an essay on “Climate Change”. Interesting topic for students to ponder and a great moment to advance important precepts of a well-rounded education by teaching students how to […]
The Bundy Saga Continues
Our thanks to Darr and Dorothy Moon for sending this to us. Dear Friends, I encourage all to make the trip to Las Vegas to meet the Bundy family and their supporters during this continuing trial (hopefully after last week not for much longer). Today it appears the prosecution’s case is unraveling with Judge Navarro’s decision to […]
News on the third trial for Scott Drexler and Eric Parker meets us with sad realization of our government’s heavy hand and hollow heart. Scott and Eric will be tried a third time with the Bundy’s tier-one trial scheduled for October 16th in Las Vegas. Many Idaho legislators signed the attached letter with the hope […]
Trout Unlimited, or just another fish story?
My fish story begins as a boy with a willow pole fishing the headwaters of Jordan Creek, a tributary of the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. With only rudimentary gear, I’d catch my limit of native cutthroat within a quarter mile from camp dipping holes and pulling pan size keepers. Not today however and […]