Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Have Put Travel Restrictions on FSR 492

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KAMIAH, ID - The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have put in place travel restrictions on Forest Service Road 492 which is also known as Santiam Road. The restrictions are for public health and safety due to winter weather conditions and logging operations on the Red River Ranger District.

From NP-CNF:
Due to logging operations on the Deadwood Salvage timber sale and slick winter driving conditions in the area, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests staff have closed FSR 492 from its junction with Highway 14 to its junction with FSR 1111. questions; (208) 935-4254.

Lewiston Police Investigating Double Homicide

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LEWISTON, ID - Two people were killed and another person is in serious condition at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with stab wounds to the back following an apparent double homicide in the 600 block of Preston Avenue shortly after 5:00 a.m. today. A person of interest in this case has been identified as 73-year-old Richard Carlin whose last known address is in Lewiston, but he has not been located at this time. 

Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

Today Rain, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 7am. High near 52. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight Rain, mainly before 10pm. Steady temperature around 50. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Offices Will be Closed on Thursday

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KAMIAH, ID - Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will resume on Friday.

From NP-CNF:
Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on Highway 12 at the Idaho–Montana state line, will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The visitor center is now operating on its winter schedule; regular office hours are Thursday through Monday, 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. (PST).

Kooskia Community Library Open House Nov. 29th

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KOOSKIA, ID - Kooskia Community Library is inviting the public to an Open House on November 29th from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. The library has new tables and chairs, Lego kits, improved 24/7 Internet service among other updates.

From the Kooskia Library:
Lisa Puckett, Tech & Education Coordinator for PRLD, will also be there to introduce Talking Books Service (TBS) for print-disabled readers and demonstrate the equipment.


Idaho's October Unemployment Rate is up to 2.9%

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BOISE, ID - Idaho's October unemployment rate is up to 2.9% according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

From the IDL:
While October’s one-tenth of a percentage point increase in unemployment was the first increase in eight years, the addition of 4,850 people to the labor force was one of the largest monthly increases on record and helped move the state’s labor force participation rate up to 63.5 percent.

WDFW is Opening Lower Snake River for Retention of Hatchery Steelhead

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening the lower Snake River to retention of hatchery steelhead measuring under 28 inches in length. This is in effect from tomorrow until further notice.

From The WDFW:
Snake River from the mouth of the river (Burbank to Pasco railroad bridge at Snake River mile 1.25) to the Washington/Idaho state line, at Clarkston Wash.: Daily limit of 2 hatchery steelhead; release all steelhead 28 inches or greater in length.

Public Tours of the All Saints Catholic School Campus on Sunday

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LEWISTON, ID - Public tours of the All Saints Catholic School construction on campus will be held on Sunday following mass at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

From All Saints Catholic School:
All Saints is the oldest continuously operating Catholic school in Idaho and is moving from its current location on the grounds of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to the church campus at 3330 14th Street in the Lewiston orchards.

In-Person Help Will be Available Sat. for “Get Covered WA”

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has announced that in-person help will be available this Saturday for “Get Covered WA”. This is a statewide effort to get people signed up for 2018 health and dental plans

From Washington Healthplanfinder:
More than 45 locations statewide staffed with trained navigators and brokers will host special hours of operation this Saturday to help guide customers through the process of signing up for coverage, including the 12 full-service enrollment centers and broker affiliate sites partnered with the Exchange.

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