Airport Manager Search Underway

Last Night's Board Meeting

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LEWISTON, ID – The search is underway for the new Manager of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport.  At last night’s Airport Authority Board meeting, the group selected Gary Peters to head the hunt for the best-possible person for the job.  The board is considering hiring a professional firm to do the searching.  A figure of $35,000 was thrown out as a potential cost to hire someone else to do it.  Other board members were vocal in their agreement that it’s worth the money to search the country. 

Asotin Home Fire

Loss Of Service Dog

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ASOTIN, WA – Asotin Firefighters rushed to the 800 block of 3rd Street yesterday to report of smoke in a family’s home.  When they arrived, firefighters found smoke coming from the windows and eaves. 

Bennett Lumber Now Hiring: Machinist

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Bennett Lumber Products, Inc. is a family owned and operated sawmill with locations in Princeton, ID and Clarkston, WA.  We are seeking a full-time machinist for our Princeton, ID facility.  The successful applicant must be capable of precision machine work.  They must be able to interact with all departments to build new or replacement parts for the mill.  They must be able to operate shop equipment (lathes, horizontal and vertical CNC mils, drill press, band saws, cranes, etc.).  We prefer but don’t require sawmill experience.  CNC experience is required.

New Lewiston Library Director Chosen

Lynn Johnson

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LEWISTON, ID – The Lewiston Library has a new Director.  Yesterday the Library Board of Trustees voted to appoint Lynn Johnson as the new head of the library. 

Johnson is the District Librarian for the Mountain View School District.  That covers school libraries in Grangeville, Kooskia, and Elk City. She is also a member of the second cohort of Lilead Fellows, a national fellowship for the development of leadership in school librarians.

One Drug Bust Leads To Another

Yesterday | Quad Cities Drug Task Force

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CLARKSTON, WA – One drug bust led to another yesterday in Asotin County.  Quad Cities Drug Task Force detectives say they executed a search warrant in the 2200 block of Appleside Boulevard yesterday afternoon.

A press release says they found more than 52 grams of methamphetamine that had been packaged into 15 separate baggies for individual sale, glass meth smoking pipes, meth smoking water bongs, scales, and packaging material.

Airport Meeting Today

4pm | Airport 2nd Floor

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LEWISTON, ID – The Airport Authority Board is beginning their search for a new Manager.  This afternoon the Board for the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport gathers at a special session to form an Airport Manager hiring committee. 

Fentanyl Overdoses Rising In Washington

30-50 Times More Powerful Than Pure Heroin

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OLYMPIA, WA – Overdoses from fentanyl are rising in Washington State.  The Department of Health reports they’re finding illicit fentanyl in new forms and that’s causing an increasing number of overdose deaths.

In the first half of this year there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl versus 48 deaths in the same time last year.  That’s an increase of 70%.

BOLO - Christmas Ornament Theft

29th St. Near 8th Ave.

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LEWISTON, ID – A 5-year-old girl is sad this morning because someone stole her inflatable Christmas ornaments last night.  The family put them outside their house and footprints in the icy grass show that someone walked in from the street and stole them during the night.  They live on 29th Street near 8th Avenue.  If you know anything about them, contact the LPD.  The girl’s mom has filed a police report.

Local Author Hopes Book Will Help Inmates

The Great Escape: Redeemed For Life

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CULDESAC, ID – A local author is hoping she can help inmates have a better Christmas.  Kathleen Marchant wrote a book called “The Great Escape: Redeemed For Life”.  The Bible study details the struggles of people both behind bars and people struggling from what she calls metaphorical prisons.  Marchant says ministering to people in these prisons has become her “purpose”.

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