Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update

Fire Update | Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, Idaho (September 1, 2020) – The Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center reports no new fires on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests as of the morning of September 1. Precipitation yesterday moderated fire activity across much of the forest. The National Weather Service is forecasting a shift to warmer temperatures and a low chance of precipitation over the coming week.

Whitetail Loop Fire Update

Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information

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(Ahsahka, ID) Cooler temperatures and Monday night's rain aided in fire suppression efforts on the #WhitetailLoopFire. Crews made substantial gains on lining the fire perimeter with both hand and dozer line. With more than 140 personnel assigned to the fire ground forces were able to accomplish more than 1.75 miles of line. 

Snake River Fishing Rule Change

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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The 2020 Columbia River preseason forecasted return of upriver steelhead was 95,500 (85,900 Group A and 9,600 Group B). Based on in-season tracking, Snake River stocks appear to be returning at or slightly above the forecast. Therefore, Steelhead fishing is open effective September 1st, 2020. 

Officers Investigating Shot And Wasted White-tailed Deer Near Kamiah

News Release | Idaho Fish & Game

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Conservation officers are investigating a case regarding a shot and wasted mature 4x4 whitetail buck found on August 18. The deer was likely shot the evening of August 17, off Harrisburg Road near Kamiah.  If you have any information on this incident or any other poaching activity, contact the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

Students Can Continue Receiving Meals At No Cost

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended several waivers that allow school districts to serve nutritious meals to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s statement is below.

OLYMPIA—August 31, 2020—Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended waivers that allow children ages 0–18 to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost through the end of December 2020.

With these waivers, schools can continue providing healthy, nutritious meals at no cost to all students who need them. Schools can continue using the processes they developed last spring, which resulted in more than 28 million meals being served to students who were learning at a distance.

Hurricane Laura, Labor Day Run-Up Push Fuel Demand and Gas Prices Higher

AAA | 2020 Idaho Gas Price News

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Gem State prices jump two cents in a week, U.S. average up a nickel

BOISE – After weeks of relative calm at the pump, gas prices are on the move in Idaho and across the country.  AAA says that Gem State prices are up two cents in a week and that the U.S. average jumped a nickel as Hurricane Laura and end-of-summer road trips motivated more drivers to fill up.  And with 97 percent of travelers choosing their car over other modes of transportation for a summer getaway, gas prices could continue to climb heading into Labor Day.


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