Partnership Advances Water Supply Efforts to Benefit Snake River Steelhead

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BOISE, ID - The Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nez Perce Tribe, Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District, and the Lower Clearwater Exchange Project are working together to develop innovative ways to address system-wide water supply challenges. These efforts will benefit Snake River steelhead.

From the Bureau of Reclamation:
In 2014, the Parties entered into an agreement to pursue the Water Exchange and Title Transfer Project as a comprehensive solution to those challenges. Since that time, the parties have completed environmental compliance and the construction of a pilot well to test whether the deep regional aquifer could support the additional water supply and flow needed.

33rd Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 22nd - 25th

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LEWISTON, ID - The 33rd Annual Festival of Trees, which is a four-day event benefiting the Tri-State Hospital Foundation, takes place Wednesday, November 22nd, through Saturday, November 25th, at the Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion.

From the T-SHF:
The Festival of Trees started in 1985 as Evergreenfest, an outdoor tree auction held in the parking lot of Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus, and has grown to become one of the Valley’s biggest holiday events.

Orofino Shooting Threat Arrest

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OROFINO, ID - The Orofino Police Department has made an arrest in the case where a student had threatened to do a school shooting at Orofino Junior/Senior High School. The student was arresting Saturday evening at the Police Department after a three-week investigation.

From the Orofino Police Department:
The student was arrested on a charge of Threatening Violence on School Grounds and was placed into the Juvenile Detention Center in Lewiston.

31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Will Take Place Dec. 2nd

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CLARKSTON, WA - The 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place December 2nd beginning at 4:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Backcountry Christmas." The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce is requiring a $25 registration fee in order to offer cash prizes.

From the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce:
Immediately following the parade, there will be a lighting ceremony in Vernon Park on 6th Street.

Harvest Christmas Trees in Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, ID - The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests invites families to harvest Christmas trees in their forests. Permits for Christmas tree cutting are now available at NP-CNF offices, as well as several local vendors. Free permits are available to all fourth graders through the Every Kid in a Park program.

From the NP-CNF:
Standard Christmas tree permits are $5.00 each, and are limited to three permits per family. A permit is required for each tree you are going to cut.

Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Rain, mainly between 10am and 4pm. High near 52. Southeast wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Catalyst Medical Group: Lewiston Orthopaedics, Moscow Family Medicine, Valley Medical Center—Hiring.

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Why work for Catalyst Medical Group?

Catalyst Medical Group’s employees consider each other as family.  Each division cares about their employees and the community they serve. A full benefits package is offered to employees, and competitive wages are paid. 

With over 300 employees and 70 providers, Catalyst Medical Group is the largest physician owned multi-specialty group in the state of Idaho. They value compassionate, high quality care, and provide just that to improve the lives of our patients, staff and providers.

Public Works Dept. Would Like Comments Regarding Transportation Projects

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LEWISTON, ID - The City of Lewiston's Public Works Department has updated and developed transportation projects including pedestrian, bicycling, street improvements, transit, and corridor planning or studies for the 2019-2023 Lewiston Transportation Improvement Plan. The PWD would like the community's opinion and comments.

From the PWD:
This 30-day public comment period is the community’s opportunity to comment on transportation projects. Written comments are encouraged and may be mailed to Public Works, P O Box 617, Lewiston, ID 83501 or emailed to publicworks@cityoflewiston.org no later than 12:00 p.m. on December 11, 2017.

Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Rain likely, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 48. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Light southwest wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Rain likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 52. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight A chance of rain before 10pm, then a slight chance of rain after 4am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Investigation Continues Following Four Recent Bomb Threats at Orofino Jr-Sr High

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OROFINO, ID - The Orofino Police Department continues to investigate several bomb threats at Orofino Junior-Senior High School on Monday and Tuesday.  There have been four bomb threats this school year and all of the threats consisted of words located in the rest rooms at the school.

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