Irrigation Pump for Lewiston Levee Breaks; Corps Makes Plans for Replacement

News Release | Army Corps of Engineers

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Clarkston, Wash. -- Maintenance staff from the Lower Granite Natural Resources Management Office, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps), have discovered that the irrigation​ pump responsible for operating the irrigation system along the Snake River section of the Lewiston Levee, has stopped working.

Whitman County Currently Falls in High Risk Category Which Would Prevent In-Person Instruction this Fall

News Release | Whitman County Department of Public Health

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As of today, Whitman County falls in the High Risk category for in-person classes as defined by the State Department of Health and released by the Governor on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  Whitman County has had 84 new cases/100K population/last two weeks, to be classified as Moderate Risk they need to be at or below 75. As their population is approximately 50,000 that equates to approximately 19 new cases a week

Deer Creek Motorized Closure in Unit 10A North of Pierce Now in Effect

Press Release | Idaho Fish and Game

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Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) in cooperation with Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and PotlatchDeltic Corporation recently revisited a long-standing agreement for a motorized closure surrounding the Deer Creek Reservoir in game management unit 10A north of Pierce, ID. Approximately 4,820 acres are included in the road closure agreement originally signed in the late 1980’s.

USDA Offers Annual Installment Deferral Option for Farm Storage Facility Loan Borrowers

News Release | United States Department of Agriculture

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To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering a one-time annual installment payment deferral option. No fees or prepayment penalties apply for borrowers who choose this FSFL loan flexibility option.

Inslee Announces Education Recommendations for 2020–2021 School Year

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced this week new recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health for resuming in-person instruction in public and private K-12 education for the upcoming 2020–2021 school year. Similar to the state’s county-by-county phased approach to reopening, the plan allows local health departments and school districts decide if and how they will allow students back in the classroom.

Forest Service to Repair Roads in North Fork Area

News Release | Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, Idaho – Contractors will be mobilizing equipment into the North Fork area of the Clearwater River on Aug. 10 to begin prepping for dust abatement and surface stabilization.  U.S. Forest Service officials said to expect delays and slow speeds as the road crews water and grade the road prior to and during application of material that lessens dust, but can be kicked up by traffic and stick to vehicles after application.

Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office Searches for Donald W Joyal and Susan M Lopp

News Release | Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

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UPDATE: The Nez Perce County Sheriff Office would like to thank the public for their assistance, we have located both subjects and they are of no further interest to the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office


The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the where abouts of Donald W Joyal and Susan M Lopp. If you have any information on either of these subjects please contact the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office at 208 799 3131 x1

City of Lapwai Launches Investigation into Suspected Theft of Public Funds

News Release | Nez Perce County Prosecutor's Office

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The City of Lapwai has recently identified evidence suggesting theft of public funds. The Lapwai Mayor and City Council take these types of allegations seriously and immediately reported this to law enforcement. An investigation has been opened by Detective Nicholas Woods at the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office and is ongoing at this time.

Idaho is Part of the Nationwide Outbreak of Salmonella Recently Linked to Consumption of Red Onions

News Release | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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Public health officials in the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) are urging Idahoans to be aware of a national outbreak of Salmonella involving onions that has sickened 26 people in the state, and possibly more. 


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