Update on Body Found in the Snake River

News Release | Garfield County Sheriffs Office

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On July 3rd, 2020, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Whitcom who advised of a dead body in the Snake River near 21 Wawawai Grade Rd in Garfield County.  Whitman County deployed their marine unit and recovered the body.  Garfield County Coroner and deputies responded, and the coroner pronounced the person dead at the scene.

Body Found in Snake River

News Release | Garfield County Sheriffs Office

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On July 3, 2020 Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a body found in the Snake River.  Both Whitman County and Garfield County Sheriff’s Offices responded to the scene near the Lower Granite Dam, on the Garfield County side of the river.  The body has since been recovered and turned over to the Garfield County coroner where identification will be made, and notification to next of kin can take place. 

ISP has Extra Patrols Looking for Impaired Drivers on Fourth of July

News Release | Idaho State Police

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Idahoans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends. Some celebrations will undoubtedly look different this year in response to Covid19 safety concerns. And members of the Idaho State Police are asking the public's help to keep the holiday weekend safe in another important way; by keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Nez Perce Tribe and Forest Service Working Closely to Protect Sensitive Resources

Joint News Release | Nez Perce Tribe and U.S Forest Service

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The Nez Perce Tribe and Forest Service have been working closely to identify and protect sensitive resources near Riggins, Idaho as the Rainbow Family of Living Light congregate near Race Creek to hold their annual gathering. Currently about 500 people are in the area, and more are expected to arrive for the July 4th weekend.

Forest Service to Install Updated Restrooms at Selway River Camping Areas

News Release | Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, Idaho – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will begin work this month to replace and
update four restroom facilities at camping areas along the Selway River. New facilities at Boyd Creek Campground, O’Hara Campground, and the 20 Mile dispersed camping area will replace old, deteriorating buildings and meet modern accessibility standards to better serve visitors recreating on the forest’s Moose Creek Ranger District.

Whitman County Corrections Officer Sent to ER After Being Assaulted by Inmate

News Release | Whitman County Sheriffs Office

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COLFAX, WA- Thursday evening a Whitman County Corrections Officer was transported to the Colfax Hospital after being assaulted by an inmate.  Officer Morgan Scharff was conducting meal service in the jail when he was assaulted in a commons area by an inmate.

Sound Downtown Summer Concert Series Begins Next Week

Beautiful Downtown Lewiston

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Lewiston, ID—The Sound Downtown summer concert series returns to Brackenbury Square in Beautiful Downtown Lewiston on Friday, July 10. The free, family-friendly concerts will be held five Fridays in a row beginning July 10 and including July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. Concerts begin at 6:30 PM and attendees are invited to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Public Asked to Protect Honey Bees by Reporting Sightings of the Invasive Asian Giant Hornet

News Release | Washington State Department of Agriculture

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As summer gets into full swing and people spend more time outside, state and federal officials and local beekeepers hope the public will keep their eyes open and report any sightings of the Asian giant hornet.

Amazon Scam Alert

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The Amazon scam is not new, but it looks like it may be making its rounds again. We have received a few reports stating that they received a phone call from a person claiming they were from Amazon and that they owed money on their account.

Just a reminder; Amazon will NOT contact you for money. If you do receive a call requesting money please do not give them any of your information and report the number to the link below. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909130&fbclid=IwAR0n_NKYnM46_LxOi0OC0Tg3iTahut0f09FOqBTtmYI11lxdJ3OSEuVPmt8#:~:text=Report%20Suspicious%20E%2Dmails%2C%20Phone%20Calls%2C%20or%20Webpages&text=If%20you%20receive%20a%20correspondence,mail%20you%20suspect%20is%20fake

New Idaho Law Requires Electronic Smoking Device Retailers To Obtain a Tobacco Permit

News Release | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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It is a criminal offense to sell tobacco products or electronic smoking devices in the State of Idaho without a tobacco permit.  In order to legally sell any substance containing, made of, or derived from tobacco or nicotine; or electronic smoking devices, components, parts, or accessories to the public in Idaho, retailers must have an Idaho tobacco permit, issued by the Department of Health and Welfare's Idaho Tobacco Project.

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