Idaho Man Presumed Drowned In Hells Canyon

Baker County Sheriff's Office

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BAKER CITY - On Monday, January 17, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of an overdue angler in the Hells Canyon Area. 85-year-old Alberto Sillonis, of Weiser, Idaho, traveled to the Hells Canyon Visitor Center to go fishing on the morning of January 17th and failed to return home that evening as planned.

Death Notices for 01/20

Death Notices

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Stephen W. Moffett

Stephen W. Moffett of Kamiah, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at 69 in St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Malcom’s Brower-Wann Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Five Elk Die in the Wood River Valley After Eating Toxic Yew Plants

Idaho Fish and Game

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Despite a 2016 Blaine County ordinance restricting the planting of noxious plants, including exotic yew, three elk, two cows, and one calf, were found dead on Tuesday, January 18, after eating the toxic plant north of Hailey near the Valley Club. Two additional elk were found the morning of Wednesday, January 19, a calf just north of Hailey, and a yearling in Sun Valley.

Wasden and Idaho Tax Commission Issue Joint Alert over Tax Scam Targeting Idahoans

Office of the Attorney General Lawrence Wasden

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BOISE - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission are warning Idahoans about a scam targeting taxpayers. Individuals have reported receiving threatening letters from the so-called “Tax Processing Center” or “Tax Processing Unit,” claiming the State of Idaho will seize individuals’ property and garnish their wages for unpaid taxes.

Inslee Issues Green Crab Infestation Proclamation

Governor Inslee

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OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee issued an emergency order to address the exponential increase in the European green crab population within the Lummi Nation’s Sea Pond and outer coast areas on Wednesday, January 19. The European green crab is a globally-damaging invasive species that, if they become permanently established, will particularly harm endangered species, impact resources that are part of the cultural identity of the tribes and native peoples, and affect small businesses.

Whitman County one of 14 Communities to Receive Latest Washington Broadband Infrastructure Funding

Washington State Department of Commerce

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OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Broadband Office today announced funding for 13 construction projects that will deliver reliable, high-speed internet access in 14 communities when completed. The $145 million in Broadband Infrastructure Acceleration grants move Washington another step closer to its ambitious goal of connecting all residents of the state to broadband infrastructure by 2028.

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