ACL & Humanities Washington Invites the Community to a Conversation with Cornell Clayton

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CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Library and Humanities Washington would like to invite the community to a conversation with Cornell Clayton, a member of the 2017-2018 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event will take place on Tuesday at Basalt Cellars beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Corps Issues Another Closure Warning For Chestnut Beach

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CLARKSTON, WA - The public is again advised to not swim in or drink shoreline river water near the Chestnut Recreation Area after routine weekly testing results showed elevated levels of fecal bacteria in shoreline river water.  As a precaution, the US Army Corps of Engineers is posting warning signs at the popular Clarkston beach.

Lions Club Donates $500 Toward Purchase of New Prescription Drug Drop Box at PPD

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PULLMAN, WA - The Pullman Lions Club has donated $500 toward the purchase of a new prescription drug drop box at the Pullman Police Department. The previous box lacked sufficient security to prevent unauthorized access, according to officials. The Lions Club donation made the purchase possible for a replacement drug drop box that features an anti-tamper element.

Uncle Cited After Young Boys Were Found Wandering Juliaetta Streets

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JULIAETTA, ID - A 24-year-old Juliaetta man was cited for two counts of Misdemeanor Injury to a Child after two small children were found without adult supervision on the streets of Juliaetta Sunday evening.  Philip Bunch reportedly told officials that he had fallen asleep while watching his 1- and 3-year-old nephews and the children wandered away.

With Steelhead Fishing Season Closed Due to Low Fish #'s, Chamber Working on Options For Annual Derby

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CLARKSTON, WA - With the Idaho Department of Fish and Game closing the fall steelhead fishing season beginning tomorrow due to low returns of fish, the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce says it has been notified that it will not be granted the permits required to host its annual Rogers Dodge Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby in November.  Officials say the Chamber will adapt to the restrictions and announce changes as soon as they are finalized.

8th Annual LCSC Native American Alumni Chapter Golf Scramble is Aug. 26th

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LEWISTON, ID - The 8th Annual Lewis-Clark State College Native American Alumni Chapter Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, August 26th, at the Bryden Canyon Golf Course. Registration for this event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start will follow at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per person which includes lunch and a gift bag.

All proceeds from this event is used to provide scholarships for Native American students at LCSC.

ID Land Board Increases Payouts for Public Schools

New record set for all endowments for FY19

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BOISE, ID - The Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners today approved a 6.4% year-over-year increase in the fiscal year 2019 payout from the eight endowment funds that support Idaho's public school system, universities, and other beneficiaries.  Idaho's public school system will receive $50,325,600 in FY19 which is 7% more than the FY18 distribution.

IDFG Closing Steelhead Fishing on All Rivers Due to Low Numbers

Closure takes effect at midnight Thursday; catch and release angling still allowed

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is closing all rivers to harvest for the fall steelhead season due to an extremely small number of the fish returning to Idaho so far.  Through yesterday, about 400 steelhead have crossed Lower Granite Dam about 30 miles downstream from Lewiston. The 10-year average for that date is approximately 6,000 steelhead.

Firefighters on Scene of New Fire Southeast of Lewiston

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LEWISTON, ID - Update from IDL: The Flatiron Fire was reported at 10:54 am.  It’s on the border of Craig Mountain Fire Protection and the Nez Perce Tribe Protection areas. It is Located about 11 miles south/southeast of Lewiston and three miles north of Lake Waha.

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Regional firefighters were dispatched to a field fire near Flatiron Road southeast of Lewiston at about 10:50 a.m. this morning.  The Flatiron Fire is estimated at about five acres at this time.

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