Scott Graf http://kplu.org en UW Hires Boise State's Petersen as Next Football Coach http://kplu.org/post/uw-hires-boise-states-petersen-next-football-coach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Washington has announced that Boise State’s Chris Petersen will be the Huskies’ next football coach. Petersen leaves Idaho after 13 years, during eight of which he served as the Broncos' head coach.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Washington made the announcement official with a press release Friday morning. It marked the end of the first successful effort to lure Petersen out of Idaho. His name had been linked to numerous other jobs the last few years. Two undefeated seasons and three national coach of the year awards helped raise his stock nationally.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Scott Graf 11481 at http://kplu.org UW Hires Boise State's Petersen as Next Football Coach Firefighting planes battle wildfires and old age http://kplu.org/post/firefighting-planes-battle-wildfires-and-old-age As wildfires continue to burn in the West, the U.S. Forest Service is going to battle this summer with fewer air tankers. The number of planes that drop retardant on fires has shrunk significantly over the past 12 years.<p>In Boise, Idaho, the shortage of air tankers has led to some unexpected repurposing of aircraft.<p>"This particular aircraft was used as Air Force One at one point," explains pilot Lyle Ehalt, standing next to his shiny white-and-green tanker at the Boise Airport.<p>Ehalt, who flew the air tanker over a nearby grass fire, says the plane used to carry President Gerald Ford. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 23:01:16 +0000 Scott Graf 5464 at http://kplu.org Firefighting planes battle wildfires and old age