Halloween Fire Safety

OLYMPIA, WA

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Olympia – Scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts, and dried cornstalks all show that it’s time for Halloween once again in Washington. Unfortunately, Halloween decorations can become truly scary if they catch fire. By planning ahead, you can help make this Halloween a fire-safe one.

Avista Crews Continue Restoration Efforts Following October Snowstorm

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The majority of customers expected to be restored by Sunday evening

Spokane, Wash. Oct. 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m.: Avista crews continue to make progress restoring power following Friday’s snowstorm. As of 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Avista has restored power to 19,834, or approximately 90%, of the 22,000 customers who lost power at the height of the snowstorm. A remaining 2,166 customers are without power.

Nez Perce Tribe Completes Conservation Easement at Head of Wallowa Lake

Joseph, OR

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Joseph, Oregon- The Nez Perce Tribe and key partners and donors have completed a Conservation Easement (CE) with the Wallowa Lake Lodge LLC to permanently protect riparian land at the head of Wallowa Lake.  The Tribe worked closely with the Lodge beginning in 2016 to design a CE that would protect land and water resources surrounding the historic Lodge property.   Fundraising began in 2018 and was accomplished in 2020 through the outstanding generosity of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation, Collins Foundation, Healey Foundation, Pacific Power Foundation, and Meyer Memorial Trust.

Avista Assessing and Responding to Outages Caused by October 23 Snowstorm

Spokane, Wash. Oct. 23, 2020, 10:00 p.m.

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Spokane, Wash. Oct. 23, 2020, 10:00 p.m.: Substantial snowfall across Idaho and Washington that began the afternoon of Oct. 23 and that continues tonight has caused power outages across Avista’s service area, primarily due to heavy, snow-covered branches and trees coming into contact with lines.

Falls Point Road #443 Now Open To Off-Highway Vehicles

KAMIAH, Idaho (October 23, 2020

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KAMIAH, Idaho (October 23, 2020) – After an extended closure to all vehicular traffic due to a landslide, Forest Service Road #443, commonly known as Falls Point Road, is once again open for vehicles 50 inches wide or less. This popular route on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek Ranger District was repaired this year thanks to assistance from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and the Valley Cats ATV Club, who volunteered their time, equipment, and expertise to help make it possible for the route to be repaired this fall.

U.S. Attorney Davis Encourages Idahoans to Partake in DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday: 38 Collection Sites Across Idaho Designated for Disposal of Prescription Drugs

BOISE, ID | Department of Justice

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BOISE – U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis wants to ensure that Idahoans are aware how to rid their homes of unused and unwanted medications.

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