Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter News

Idaho Governor Visits State’s Flooded Central Region

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he’s ready to offer assistance to flooding communities in central Idaho. The Idaho Mountain Express reported that Otter visited with residents, emergency management officials and local government representatives Saturday in Hailey. Otter says 31 out …

Idaho Governor Issues Warnings over Potential Flood Disasters

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says residents facing possible flooding in some areas of the state aren’t taking what he calls a potential disaster seriously. About a dozen state and federal officials at a news conference Wednesday in Boise described …

Idaho Governor Orders Cybersecurity Improvements for the State

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed this week creates a director of Information Security position, with that person reporting directly to the governor. The …

Cameron Named Idaho Department of Insurance Chief

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed state Sen. Dean Cameron of Rupert to oversee the Idaho Department of Insurance. Otter announced that the 13-term Republican lawmaker will be the new director effective June 15. Cameron is co-chair of the Joint …

Climate Change Considered by Idaho Leaders

Despite the uncertainty over the scale and the speed of climate change, Idaho leaders are working on how to adapt and how to reduce its impacts. Boise law firm Holland & Hart held a workshop for its Idaho clients and …

Otter Declares Disaster for Idaho Wildfire Areas

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has issued a disaster declaration for areas on southern Idaho ravaged in recent weeks by wildfires. The declaration announced Monday specifically targets Elmore County, where two large, complexes of fires have scorched thousands of acres and …