UPDATE on Snake River Fire

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POMEROY, WA - The Snake River Fire is approximately 2,500 acres in mainly grassland.  Just downriver from Chief Timothy Park and east of Pomeroy, it is mainly being handled by hand crews due to steepness of the terrain.  Bulldozers completed 1/4 of the perimeter yesterday.  The fire is believed to have been caused by lightning and was reported at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Update on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Starts

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KAMIAH, ID - Several lightning-caused starts have been detected across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests due to a late afternoon isolated thunderstorm on July 14th.  The are currently 18 fires on the Lochsa/Powell, Moose Creek, and Red River Ranger Districts with additional possible starts continuing to be reported.

Lightning Starts Several Fires in the Region

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CLARKSTON, WA - State fire assistance was mobilized today under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Snake River Fire located in Garfield County about four miles downriver from Chief Timothy Park.  The last estimate was 3,000 acres.

Meanwhile, the Craig Mountain area has two new fires.  The Corral Creek Fire is approximately 600 acres, while a second fire is about 20 to 30 acres.

Idaho Closes Out Budget Year With More Money Than Projected

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BOISE, ID - The State of Idaho's economy produced $29 million more than projected in state tax revenue in June and almost $94 million more than economists expected for the fiscal year that ended June 30th.  Officials say this enabled the State to meet the constitutional requirement for a balanced budget while beefing up its rainy day fund.

Disability Action Center NW Will be Hosting a “Going to the Dogs” Event

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LEWISTON, ID - Disability Action Center NW will be hosting a “Going to the Dogs” event that celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a free family event that will be held Friday, July 21st. It will take place at Kiwanis Park from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be resource vendors, face painting, a wheelchair obstacle course, door prizes, free pet portraits, and a free BBQ.

Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley Palouse & Camas Prairie

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie

Today Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

LPD Warns of Scam

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Police Department is warning area residents of a scam that is hitting the area.  Over the last two days, the officials have received three phone calls from residents who use the website “plentyoffish.com" reportedly being contacted by someone identifying himself as an LPD detective.

Slime Eels Create Slimy Mess For Drivers & Rescue Personnel

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LINCOLN COUNTY, OR - A collision in western Oregon at around noon today created a slimy problem for drivers and law enforcement.  The Oregon State Police says a 1993 Mitsubishi truck driven by 59-year-old Salvatore J. Tragale of Lincoln City was traveling northbound on US Highway 101 when he was unable to stop for construction.  The truck was loaded with hagfish (also known as slime eels).


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