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On The Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • BLM headquarters moving to Colorado?
  • 1969: Astronauts land on Idaho’s Craters of the Moon.
  • Indian Relay at the Fort Hall Reservation.

-A Colorado Senator says the Bureau of Land Management is moving its headquarters to his state. Supporters say that will help decision makers be closer to the land they manage. Some conservationists oppose the idea. Idaho Matters takes a closer look.

-In 1969, sending lunar astronauts to Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument seemed like a no brainer. Its barren rock and surreal landscape were good practice for pilots headed to the moon. But it turns out NASA had a bigger goal in mind when it sent astronauts to Idaho. Idaho Matters explores a new documentary about the Gem State’s connection to the moon landings.

-It’s called America’s first extreme sport. It’s certainly old … and extreme. Mountain West News Bureau reporter Nate Hegyi takes us to the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, where Shoshone Bannock tribal members are gearing up for Indian Relay.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.