Architect Selected for Asotin County Fire District #1 New Station Project

Chief says project is approximately a year away from completion

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CLARKSTON, WA - A Clarkston architect was chosen out of four proposals for the new fire station project for Asotin County Fire District #1.   The Board of Fire Commissioners selected Brotnov Architecture & Planning to design the plans to renovate a Clarkston Heights church building into a fire station. The District purchased the building with plans to turn it into a larger fire station to serve the needs of the community for the next 60 years.

Refresh the Valley Set For Saturday

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LEWISTON, ID - The annual "Refresh the Valley" cleanup effort will take place on Saturday.  Volunteers will gather at 8:00 a.m. in two locations - Brackenbury Square between Main and D Streets in Lewiston and Granite Lake Park in Clarkston for coffee and donuts.  They will then disperse to different areas and projects throughout the valley.

Traffic Stop Results in Two Arrests & Discovery of More Than 17 Grams of Methamphetamine

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LEWISTON, ID - Two Lewis-Clark Valley residents were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in North Lewiston yesterday afternoon.  Officials say after a K-9 search, more than 17 grams of methamphetamine were discovered inside the vehicle.  The driver was identified as 37-year-old Jesse Friedley of Lewiston and a female passenger was identified as 41-year-old Tami Reuter of Clarkston.  They were booked into the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver.

Two Men Arrested For Alleged Assault and Robbery Last Night in Clarkston

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CLARKSTON, WA - Two men were arrested last night following an alleged assault and robbery in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street at around 9:00 p.m.  According to court records, 27-year-old Justin C. Lewis was booked into the Asotin County Jail on charges of 1st-Degree Assault, 1st-Degree Robbery, 2nd-Degree Theft, Weapons Capable of Producing Bodily Harm, Dangerous Weapons, Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Conspiracy.  28-year-old David L. Rickman was charged with 1st-Degree Assault, 1st-Degree Robbery, 2nd-Degree Theft, and Criminal Conspiracy.  He also had a Failure to Appear warrant for Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer.

According to Probable Cause Affidavits, Lewis and Rickman allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old man and stole his backpack.  The alleged victim told investigators that he had been walking when two males rushed him and proceeded to assault him with what he believed was a metal baseball bat.

Bond Set at $100,000 For Man Who Allegedly Shook 3-Month-Old Baby

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LEWISTON, ID - Bond was set at $100,000 for a 21-year-old Asotin man who reportedly admitted to shaking a 3-month-old boy, causing critical injuries.  Derrick Tietze is being held in the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center on a charge of Felony Injury to a Child.  The baby is being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

21yo Asotin Man Arrested For Allegedly Critically Injuring 3-Month-Old Baby

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LEWISTON, ID - A 21-year-old Asotin man is being held in the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center for allegedly shaking a 3-month-old baby while he was babysitting.  According to the Lewiston Police Department, the child was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at about 12:30 a.m. Monday and later flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane with life threatening head injuries.  During an interview, Derrick Tietze reportedly admitted to shaking the baby on Sunday and other occasions after becoming upset.

Representative Mary Dye Calls on Lawmakers to Restore Funding For WA State Fairs

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OLYMPIA, WA - A move to eliminate $4 million in funding for Washington State fairs faced vocal opposition in the state House of Representatives late last week. Many lawmakers, dumbfounded by the action of House majority budget writers, pressed for an amendment that would restore financial support.

Nez Perce Tribe Declares Tuesday as National Service Recognition Day

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LAPWAI, ID - The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee recently approved a resolution declaring tomorrow "National Service Recognition Day."  The day will acknowledge and thank all of those individuals who serve their communities and to also encourage others to become involved in service to their communities as well.

Senator Schoesler Supports Senate’s Capital Budget; Includes Nearly $100 Million for WSU & Other Area Projects

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OLYMPIA, WA - The new capital budget adopted today by the Washington State Senate would provide $1.16 million for a new sewage disposal system and restroom facility at Fields Spring State Park.  Washington State University would receive $75 million for two new buildings on the Pullman campus.

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