NWRP Press Release for Final Environmental Impact Statement

Press Statement | Port of Lewiston - Idaho's Seaport

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Final Environmental Impact Statement
Completes Four Year Federal Process; Settles Debate on the Value of the Lower Snake River Dams

Northwest RiverPartners Commends Thorough & Holistic EIS Process; Advocates Greater Efforts Around Climate to Support Salmon Recovery

Northwest RiverPartners today welcomed the much anticipated Final Environmental Impact Statement(FEIS) released by federal action agencies as part of the Columbia River System Operations (CRSO) process.

Injury Crash SH7 Near Ahsahka


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On August 2nd 2020, approximately 1600 hours, ISP responded to a two vehicle serious injury crash that involved a pickup pulling a boat and a motorcycle with one rider at the intersection of SH7 and A Road in Ahsahka, Idaho.  The rider was transported to Clearwater Hospital in Orofino, Idaho, and then airlifted to St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho with serious and possibly life threatening injuries.  The occupants of the pickup were not injured.  The crash is still under investigation.

Idaho Highway 8 To Be Resurfaced Starting Tuesday

Idaho Transportation Department | itd.idaho.gov/news

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Idaho Highway 8 will be resurfaced from Bovill east toward Elk River over the next two months, with work set to begin Tuesday, August 4. Resurfacing seven miles of the highway from its intersection with Idaho Highway 3 and Ruby Creek will provide a smoother ride for drivers.

Crews will work 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. During working hours only, the highway will be reduced to one lane.

A nearby project to fill in cracks and resurface 13.5 miles of ID-9 between Harvard and Deary is expected to wrap up in mid-August.

Visit 511.idaho.gov before traveling to see what impacts you may encounter on your route.

(Lewiston, ID) - Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Press Release | Lewiston Police Department

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On 8/3/20, at about 1250 AM, Lewiston Police and Fire were dispatched to the intersection of Main St and 9th St for a motorcycle vs vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Patrick Dalton 38 of Lewiston, had been north bound on 9th St. Dalton failed to stop for the red light and ran into a 2017 Dodge pickup being driven by Christian Davis 28 of Pasco WA. Davis had been east bound on Main St. Dalton was transported by ambulance to St Joseph Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Davis was not injured.

(Lewiston, ID) - Manhunt In The Waha Area

Press Release | Nez Perce County Sheriff

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We are asking a press release be issued for a vehicle that was found crashed on Zaza Rd in the Waha area, the vehicle was involved in a pursuit earlier todays date. It is possible that a subject is on foot in the area, as no one was located inside or around the vehicle. We want to remind everyone to please not pick up any hitch-hikers in the area, and to please call us if you see any strange individuals or notice anything unusual in the Waha area. Our phone number is 208-799-3131 Ext 1.

Saturday Morning Assault and Stabbing Outside of Pullman

News Release | Whitman County Sheriff’s Office

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Colfax, WA- At approximately 2:20am on Saturday morning, law enforcement officers from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, Pullman Police Department and Washington State University Police Department responded to the report of an abduction and stabbing near the intersection of Whelan and Kitzmiller Roads. 

29th Annual Bighorn Sheep Lottery Tag Drawn

News Release | Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation

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The Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation held the 29th Annual Bighorn sheep lottery tag drawing on July 29th at the MK Nature Center and, Mr. Aaron Neilson out of Boise, Idaho is the lucky recipient of a hunt of a lifetime. Two alternates were also drawn in case Mr. Neilson is unable to make the hunt. The winning ticket this year was drawn by Idaho Fish and Game Director, Mr. Ed Schriever and announced by Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation President Mr. Jim Warner. 

Nez Perce Tribe Calls for Leadership on Lower Snake River Restoration

Press Release | Nez Perce Tribe

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Restoring the lower Snake River and its salmon, steelhead, and lamprey could not be more critical for the Nez Perce people, given the location of the Tribe’s homeland and treaty-reserved territory, and the central role of salmon, steelhead, and lamprey in Nez Perce culture.  The dams on the lower Snake River and the mainstem Columbia have had—and continue to have—an enormous impact on salmon and steelhead, and the Nez Perce people.  The Nez Perce Tribe has long publicly supported restoring the lower Snake River by breaching the four dams there and investing in affected local communities.


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