DEQ Reminds The Public To Avoid Flushing Wipes And Other Disposables

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) strives to be a full partner in the effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As more Idahoans stay home, DEQ is asking the public to only flush toilet paper to avoid costly damage to private and public sewer lines and treatment systems.

Men’s Basketball Lands Eight on Academic All-Frontier Conference Team

Athletics News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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WHITEFSH, Mont. – The Frontier Conference released the 2019-20 Academic All-Conference Men’s Basketball team on Friday, and Lewis-Clark State led the conference with eight honorees. To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at the school the previous two semesters.

Six Warrior Women Named to Frontier’s Academic All-Conference Team

Athletics News Release | Lewis-Clark State Gollege

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WHITEFSH, Mont. – The Frontier Conference released the 2019-20 Academic All-Conference Women’s Basketball team on Friday, and six Warrior women earned the honor. To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at the school the previous two semesters.

BDL Works with City of Lewiston to Deploy Temporary 10-Minute Parking Zones

Beautiful Downtown Lewiston | It makes it easier for customers to #SupportLocalSafely by ordering to-go!

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THANK YOU to the City of Lewiston who responded quickly to our request to place a series of 10-minute parking zones in front of downtown businesses to make it easier for customers to use curb-side to-go services! Less than 36 hours after BDL made the request, these quick-loading zones are available in front of Seasons Bites & BurgersJovinea CellarsBojacks Broiler PitThe Blue Lantern Coffee HouseBrava's

Studded Tire Removal Deadline Extended To April 30

Washington State Department of Transportation

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OLYMPIA – The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of Transportation is extending the deadline to Thursday, April 30, due to COVID-19 virus concerns and in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s guidance to help reduce the spread of the virus by limiting social interactions.

Girl Scouts Are Still Selling Cookies Online

Girl Scouts Of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

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As of March 16, 2020, Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, in order to ensure the health and welfare of our members, their families and the general public, are suspending the booth sales portion of the 2020 Girl Scout cookie program, which was scheduled to run March 27-April 19. Girls are still selling cookies online through Digital Cookie and we encourage you to support them. If you know a Girl Scout, reach out and to get your favorite cookie. If you need to find a Girl Scout in your area, please visit GSEWNI.org. Our goal is to begin delivery of cookies ordered during the first week of April, or as soon as community health conditions support it.

Tree Removal At The Orofino Airport Underway, With Impacts To US-12 Next Week

Idaho Transportation Department | Megan Sausser

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Starting Monday, March 23, crews will start removing trees between US-12 and the airport. They are expected to be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for up to five days. A helicopter will transport the logs to another part of the grounds for processing.

UPDATE - Lewiston Bypass Accident

Press Release | Lewiston Police Department

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On March 19, 2020 at approximately 12:18pm, Lewiston Police and Lewiston Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of Levee Bypass Road for an unknown injury, head-on collision. When officers arrived, they found a 2013 Ram Cargo Van and a 2016 Ford Explorer in the middle of the roadway. Both vehicles had severe front end damage. Lewiston Medics arrived on scene and began assessing injuries. The driver of the Ford Explorer, identified as 66 year old Howard Korn of Clarkston, had to be extricated from the vehicle. Both he and his passenger, 70 year old Marilyn Larson of Clarkston, were transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with apparent non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ram Cargo Van, identified as 25 year old Vasiliy Burunov of Spokane, was also transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The front and side curtain airbags were deployed in the Ford Explorer. All three subjects were wearing their seat belts.

University of Idaho Cancels Commencement

UofI Argonaut | Brianna Finnegan

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President C. Scott Green announced the cancelation of 2020 spring commencement ceremony due to concerns of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through an email Thursday. This comes after Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College announced the cancelation of their commencement ceremonies Monday. 

“The decision to cancel Commencement was especially difficult. Celebrating our graduates is one of our most important traditions and celebrations,” Green said in the email. “We hope all Spring 2020 graduates can return and participate in the Winter 2020 or Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies. We promise to make them special.”

University President Scott Green hopes graduates can return for commencement in winter 2020 or spring 2021

First Case Of COVID-19 In North Idaho Has Been Confirmed

Press Release | Panhandle Health District

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The Panhandle Health District (PHD) and Kootenai Health have confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a male over 60 in Kootenai County. The individual has been contacted and advised to self-isolate. He is experiencing only mild symptoms. This is the first case in the Panhandle and the twelfth in the state.

SCAM ALERT

City Of Lewiston Police Department

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We have been advised that citizens are getting calls from someone posing to be AVISTA Utilities saying that if they don't pay there power bill within 24 hours that power will be shut off. These are not legitimate, don't send money or give payment information to unknown sources. This is not how AVISTA does business.

With this current COVID 19 pandemic there are numerous scams that are coming to our attention. Please be wary of unsolicited calls. Always verify with known sources and use phone numbers you normally use, not ones given to you by unknown sources to verify their validity.

Online Hunter Education Temporarily Waives Field Day, Allowing Certification To Continue Uninterrupted

Press Release | Idaho Fish and Game

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In response to updated COVID-19 guidance from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for public events, Idaho Fish and Game has temporarily waived the requirement to attend an in-person field day for online hunter education certification.

The temporary waiver allows students who complete the online course the ability to gain certification and purchase a hunting license. The cost of the online course is $24.50 and can be taken at https://www.hunter-ed.com/idaho/. Classes are available to anyone 9 years or older.

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