8th Grader Wins NASA Patch Design Competition

Top 5 of 10,000

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LEWISTON, ID – A Lewiston 8th grader is helping NASA get to Mars.  Sacajawea Jr. High student Madison Morgan is one of five winners from around the world who competed in the Forward To The Moon Mission Patch Design Challenge.  Nearly 10,000 students designed and submitted patches, then animated them using the youth coding program at Tynker.com.

Seat Belt Campaign Starts Today

100 Deadliest Days of Summer Nearing

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LEWISTON, ID – This coming weekend starts the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.  That’s the time period during which people, especially teens, are most at risk of dying in a vehicle collision.  The Idaho Transportation Department’s getting a jump-start on things by reminding drivers to buckle up.

Lolo Pass Hosts Events

Raptors & Quilts

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LOLO PASS, ID – Now that the snow has mostly melted, events are starting back up at the Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center.  A guest speaker from Raptors of the Rockies will be there on the 31st with several feathered friends.  The talk begins at 9:30 am that day and is completely free.

Hatwai Creek Temperature Rising

Environmental Quality Dept. Seeking Your Comments

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NEZ PERCE COUNTY, ID – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is concerned about the temperature of Hatwai Creek.  A recent check shows it’s above recommended levels because of a lack of shade in the 32-square mile watershed known as Hatwai Creek Subbasin.

Flood Watch Continues

Grande Ronde River Expected To Flood

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LEWISTON, ID – Heavy rains will continue today and tonight.  The National Weather Service is continuing the Flood Watch through tomorrow morning.  They expect the rain to cause creeks and streams to rise across the inland northwest. 

Bomb Squad Headed To Lewiston

Homeowner Found Blasting Caps

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LEWISTON, ID – The 200 Block of 3rd Street is closed right now while LPD officers wait for the Spokane Bomb Squad to arrive.  A Normal Hill homeowner called police after he found a box of blasting caps in his shed.  Officers have closed the block off to traffic and alerted neighbors within 300 feet of the caps to stay in their homes or evacuate.

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