Emily Schwing http://kplu.org en Rocky Mountains have less snow more warmth http://kplu.org/post/rocky-mountains-have-less-snow-more-warmth <p>Idaho isn&rsquo;t the only state in the west that&rsquo;s been dry for more than a month. Most of the Rocky Mountain region is experiencing lower than normal snowfalls and higher than normal temperatures.</p><p>The general lack of winter forced the cancelation of Idaho&rsquo;s State Special Olympics Winter Games. Boise&rsquo;s local ski area, Bogus Basin, isn&rsquo;t even open yet. In 69 years, Bogus Basin has never seen such a snowless season.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:33:47 +0000 Emily Schwing 3699 at http://kplu.org Rocky Mountains have less snow more warmth The art of trapping Idaho’s wolves http://kplu.org/post/art-trapping-idaho%E2%80%99s-wolves <p>Idaho is the first state outside of Alaska to regulate a trapping season for wolves. It came after the animal was removed from the Endangered Species List this spring. Trappers who are hoping to snare a gray wolf are required to take a mandatory class.</p><p>If anyone can tell you how challenging it is to trap a wolf, it&rsquo;s Rick Williamson.</p><p>Williamson is a carnivore biologist with Idaho&rsquo;s Department of Fish and Game. He recently retired from his position as a wolf management specialist with the federal government. He&rsquo;s is teaching a class of about 25 people how to set a foothold trap.</p><p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Emily Schwing 3261 at http://kplu.org The art of trapping Idaho’s wolves