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Fantasy land

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 12:00 am

JEERS ... to Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz. He gave House Natural Resources and Conservation Committee Chairman (formerly "Boss") Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, and Senate Resources and Environment Chairman Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, just what they wanted.

Denney and Pearce are infatuated with Utah legislator Ken Ivory's plan to demand Uncle Sam turn its lands over to the Gem State. But there's always been one hitch: Last year, the feds spent $528 million managing national forest and Bureau of Land Management holdings in Idaho, a sum that would sink the state budget.

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