A $475,000 grant will form a news partnership between six different public radio stations in the Mountain West.
The collaboration, led by Boise State Public Radio, will report on the unique issues of the urban and rural areas of the Rocky Mountain West, with a focus on land and water resource management, regional growth, issues in the rural west and western culture.
"A partnership like this will allow us to get our stories from Boise, Nampa and Meridian out into the world -- the greater world -- or national networks more frequently," said Tom Michael, General Manager of Boise State Public Radio.
This collaboration, funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, will include stations from Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana.
The grant will support the hiring of six journalists at the participating stations for two years.