Saturday Stuff-To-Do

Events In And Around The LC Valley

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LEWISTON, ID – The Valley Collective is hosting “Cocoa and Carols” at their location at 419 Snake River Avenue.  It starts at 10:00 am and runs until 7:00 pm.  Artists will have their hand-made wares for sale, Santa will be there for pictures from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, and a ticketed event from 5:00pm until 6:00pm features the Lincoln Middle School Choir.  The proceeds of the event go to Lincoln Middle School.

Swim With Santa

Aquatic Center | 6:30pm | Tonight

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ASOTIN COUNTY, WA – You can swim with Santa at the Aquatic Center tonight.  From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, you can swim with the jolly old elf at the cost of $5 per family.  If you bring a toy donation for Toys For Tots, you’ll get a pair of passes to the indoor pool. 

Casino Intersection Fix Coming Next Winter

ITD Working For Temporary Solutions Until Then

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LEWISTON, ID – The Idaho Transportation Department is creating a team to do a road safety audit on highway 95 at the Aht’wy Plaza near the Clearwater River Casino.  The intersection has been plagued with fatal and non-fatal accidents as drivers turn onto the highway.  The most recent fatality resulted in the death of the Lapwai Mayor.

Casino Evacuated For Bomb Threat

Yesteday | 10am

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LEWISTON, ID – The Clearwater River Casino was evacuated yesterday in response to a bomb threat.  The casino received it through email around 10:00 am.  Nez Perce Tribal Police, Clearwater River Casino Security, Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI conducted a thorough search of the entire building. 

Local Businesses Receive Bomb Threats

If They Don't Pay $20,000 in Bitcoin

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LEWISTON, ID – Lewiston Police Detectives are investigating threats to bomb local businesses.  Several Lewiston businesses have reported getting threatening emails asking for $20,000 in bitcoin, or the sender will have their “mercenary” bring a bomb into the business.  Police haven’t found bombs at any of the locations, and they’ve told the owners to stay on the lookout for anything suspicious.

Finance Workshop Coming Up

$20 | Jan 18th

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LEWISTON, ID – If you’re a new business owner or would like a finance refresher, there’s a basics of accounting and record-keeping class coming up.  The North central Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis Clark State College is offering a workshop.  It will cover records, decision making, language of money, report analysis, building wealth, taxes, and financial tools.

Lincoln Middle & Heights Elementary Schools Evacuated

12:15 | Bomb Threat

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***UPDATE***  The school district says there was no bomb found in the building.  There are no after-school extra-curricular activities today, and school will resume at the normal time tomorrow.  Kids will not be allowed back into the school today to retrieve any personal belongings.

CLARKSTON, WA – Students were evacuated today from both Lincoln Middle and Heights Elementary Schools.  They were taken straight to the future Asotin County Fire District building on Appleside where parents could pick them up for the day. 

The Clarkston School District sent out a message to parents that said the decision to evacuate came after they found a bomb threat.  It hasn’t been confirmed by the school district or the Sheriff’s Office yet, but one student walking several blocks with his mother to their car said that the threat is likely connected to the threat that came yesterday in which a student told others that they should stay home from school today.  This morning the School District sent out a press release assuring parents that there was no need to worry about yesterday’s threat. 

Holiday Zero Tolerance

Law Enforcement in Idaho and Washington

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LEWISTON, ID – If you decide to drive home drunk or drugged from a holiday party this year, you’re likely to get caught.  Sheriff’s deputies, police officers, and state troopers on both sides of the river are increasing patrols to find people who made a bad choice and keep them from hurting or killing other drivers and pedestrians.

LMS Students Report Possible Threat

Yesterday Afternoon

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CLARKSTON, WA – The Clarkston School District staff wants to assure the community that “there’s no threat to the safety of students, staff, or the community.”  Yesterday afternoon students at Lincoln Middle School advised staff that another student had advised kids “to stay home”. 

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