Local Woman Named Ms. Idaho Plus America; Will Take Part in National Competition

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LEWISTON, ID - A local resident has been crowned Ms. Idaho Plus America and will be competing this summer in the Miss Plus America Pageant.  Since 2011, 50-year-old Karly Rose is the only Lewis-Clark Valley resident who has been crowned with one city, four state, and four national titles.

The public can help Rose with part of the national competition by going to her picture and clicking on "like." https://www.facebook.com/MissPlusAmericaPageant/photos/a.10155449501178969.1073741839.23987263968/10155450474103969/?type=3&theater.

Avista Requests Electric & Natural Gas Rate Changes in Washington for Recovery of Costs for Power Supply & Investments in Infrastructure

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SPOKANE, WA - Avista has filed two requests with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to recover costs related to power supply as well as infrastructure, system maintenance, and technology.

"Our customers expect their energy to be there when they need it, and so do we. To meet these expectations, we're continually investing in our systems in an effort to maintain reliability and deliver value, at a reasonable cost for customers," according to Avista Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris.

Three-Fourths of Idaho’s Cities Grew in 2016; Lewiston Grew by 0.7%

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BOISE, ID - Three-fourths, or 148, of Idaho's cities grew in population last year according to estimates released today by the Idaho Department of Labor.  The fastest-growing city was Meridian with a population increase of 4,122.  Only 30 communities lost population, although the losses were minimal, officials say.  Grangeville experienced the largest drop with 19 fewer people.  Lewiston's population grew by 0.7% - 231 people - to 32,872.  The remaining 22 communities saw no change.

Lewiston Man Seriously Injured While Trying to Stop Runaway Pickup & Trailer

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LEWISTON, ID - A 44-year-old Lewiston man was seriously injured this morning when he was run over as he attempted to stop his runaway pickup and utility trailer.  The owner, identified as Keith Wassmuth, tried to jump onto the pickup and get it stopped as it was traveling toward the intersection of 25th Avenue and 8th Street.  He is currently listed in serious condition.

Improved Salmon Counts Could Allow Reopening of Some Chinook Fishing

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LEWISTON, ID - Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commissioners will meet on June 2nd to review fish counts and consider fishing seasons for Chinook salmon.  Officials say migration conditions in the lower Columbia River and a late run have challenged the agency's normal process for setting seasons.  Fisheries managers closed the spring/summer Chinook season as a precaution on May 24th on all rivers, except Hells Canyon, due to low numbers of Chinook counted at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

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Today Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 51. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Reward Offered For Information About Shooting of Pelicans in Clarkston

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CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Sportsman’s Association is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the unlawful poaching of three American White Pelicans in the Clarkston area.  The birds were found in shallow water of the Snake River near the Red Wolf Crossing Bridge on May 1st.

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