Governor Otter Awards Community Development Block Grants

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LEWISTON, ID - Idaho Governor Butch Otter has announced that 18 Idaho Community Development Block Grant awards will be distributed to benefit community and economic development, and improve senior centers in cities and counties throughout Idaho.  In this region, the City of Stites will receive $375,000 for a wastewater improvement project while the City of Grangeville will receive $400,000 for construction of a new Kids Klub facility.

Two Clarkston Men Injured in UTV vs. Pickup Collision South of Asotin

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ANATONE, WA - Two people were injured in a collision between a pickup and utility task vehicle on State Route 129 about 16 miles south of Clarkston.  According to the Washington State Patrol, 35-year-old Johnathan Gettys of Clarkston was southbound approaching milepost 22 on a 2010 Polaris 800 UTV when he attempted to turn left at 7:48 a.m.  A southbound 2005 Dodge R25 pickup driven by 26-year-old Chance Schaeffer of Wallowa, Oregon attempted to pass the UTV in the northbound lane and the UTV struck it.

Body Located in Salmon River Near White Bird

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WHITE BIRD, ID - A deceased male was found in the Salmon River in the area of milepost 220 along US 95 yesterday morning at about 10:20 a.m.  Dave Olson reportedly located the unidentified man approximately 10 feet into the river, caught on debris.

"Olson’s son Derek went missing on March 20, 2017 after a vehicle accident and his father has since been searching the river for him," according to a press release from the Idaho County Sheriff's Office.

Woman Arrested in Clarkston on Federal Drug Charges; Two Others Were Also Indicted

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CLARKSTON, WA - A 30-year-old woman wanted on federal charges related to the alleged use of Facebook to sell drugs in north-central Idaho was arrested at Bridge and 6th Streets at about 12:35 a.m. yesterday morning.  Robin J. Rose is one of three people indicted by a federal Grand Jury in February.

In addition to Rose, Brice S. Heimgartner and Salvador D. Saucedo were also indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and several counts of Use of Communication Facility.  The location of the offenses is listed as Lewis County in the indictment.

Clearwater Paper Reports 1st Quarter Financial Results

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SPOKANE, WA - Clearwater Paper Corporation today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2017.  The company had net sales of $437.5 million for the period, essentially flat with net sales of $437.2 million for the first quarter of 2016. Net earnings were $7.5 million compared to net earnings of $18.4 million for the same period a year ago.

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