Lewis Clark Valley Chamber and Local Businesses to Establish The LC Valley Small Business Recovery Fund to Help Aid Local Businesses


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The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with local businesses and
generous community members have established the LC Valley Small Business Recovery
Fund, held at Innovia Foundation. The Fund creates a tax-free mechanism for businesses
and individuals to contribute critical funds to struggling small LC Valley businesses on the
edge of closure due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent membership
survey revealed that 7.26 percent of LC Valley businesses that responded are closed,
and 21.77 percent are open but with limited operations.

Pool Exercise Programs Are Beneficial

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Pool exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion of your body weight making it easier to move in the water and improve your flexibility. The water also provides resistance to movements, which helps to strengthen muscles.  Pool exercises can also improve agility, balance, and cardiovascular fitness. Many types of conditions greatly benefit from pool exercise, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, joint replacements, neurological, and balance conditions. The pool environment also reduces the risk of falls when compared to exercise on land.

Wildlife Express: Redband Trout Are Idaho’s Native Resident Rainbow

Idaho Fish and Game | Wildlife Express Publication

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Wildlife Express Cover: Redband TroutRedband trout are found in a variety of stream habitats in Idaho, from some of the warmest streams in the Owyhee desert, to the smallest mountain streams in remote alpine settings of central and northern Idaho.
This month’s Wildlife Express will have anglers itching to catch these native gems known for their fighting and jumping abilities once they’re hooked.

Marching Band Online

Press Release | Clarkston High School

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In these trying times of school closures, the Clarkston High School Band has taken it's case online. Usually the marching band has drum major and percussion auditions as well as registration by mid-May...in person.
This year that's all gone online.

Farmers and Ranchers in Idaho Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

News Release | United States Department of Agriculture

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Online Tools and Toll-Free Number Available to Assist Producers

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation.


U of I Professor to Lead $2.7 Million Grant to Support Math Learning in Rural Districts

News Release | University of Idaho Communications

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COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — May 27, 2020 — A University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene faculty member has secured a $2.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to establish and study online professional development for math coaches in rural school districts.

Spokane's Historic East Trent Bridge Closing June 1 For Demolition And Replacement

News Release | Washington State Department of Transportation

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Four-year closure begins to replace 110-year-old bridge

SPOKANE – The historic East Trent Bridge, built in 1910 on State Route 290, is finally set to be demolished starting in early June. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews begin to remove and replace the structure.


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