SEL To Begin Construction On A New Health And Well-Being Center In Lewiston

Press Release | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

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PULLMAN, Washington—Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will break ground today on a new health and wellbeing center in Lewiston, Idaho. The center will replace the health clinic currently operating in the company’s Lewiston facility at 2811 Juniper Drive and will continue to serve SEL employees and their families.

The new two-story center will be located at 2857 Juniper Drive and will provide 15,460 square feet of space for services including primary care, physical therapy, mental health services and physical fitness. The project is scheduled to be completed mid-2021.

Washington Traps Male Asian Giant Hornet Weeks Earlier Than Anticipated

News Release | Washington State Department of Agriculture

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has trapped a male Asian giant hornet – the first male Asian giant hornet to be detected in the United States.
 
The hornet was caught in a WSDA Asian giant hornet bottle trap near Custer, Whatcom County, where a mated queen was found dead earlier this year and a suspected bee kill was reported in 2019. The trap was collected on July 29 and processed in WSDA’s entomology lab on August 13.

Police On Heightened Alert For Impaired Drivers Through Labor Day

News Release | Idaho Transportation Department

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BOISE - Police Departments throughout Idaho will be dispatching extra patrols looking for impaired drivers as the end of the 100 Deadliest Days approaches. 

As part of this high visibility enforcement, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) provides grants to pay overtime for police officers conducting patrols dedicated to apprehending impaired drivers.

Patrols will begin today, Aug. 17,  and continue through Sept. 7.

(Clarkston, WA) Wildfire Near Chief Timothy Park

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Crowds are gathering along US12 for a view at the fire.
There is no official or further information at this time.


UPDATE: Posted on Facebook by Asotin County Fire District #1

"Whitman County Fire District #14 and Asotin County Fire District # 1 crews battled a wildfire about 5 miles west of Clarkston along Wawawai Road. The fire was started by a motorhome that had caught fire and then spread to nearby grass and brush along the road. Whitman County brought in a helicopter from Leading Edge Aviation to help suppress the fire. Numerous firefighters, engines and wildland vehicles were on scene..."

CAF-Idaho Launches State’s First All-Inclusive Cycling Club

Challenged Athletes Foundation

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Idaho cyclists of all ages and abilities can now connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for cycling and a desire to support adaptive sports across the state.


BOISE, Idaho (August 10, 2020) – The Idaho chapter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation launched the first statewide, multi-discipline, all-inclusive cycling club, August 8 at the Ada-Eagle Bike Park here, and in Ketchum, Idaho.

Prime Nursery Grounds For Hells Canyon Bighorn Sheep Permanently Protected Along The Snake River

Press Release | Idaho Department Of Fish and Game

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A piece of the Northwest’s most important habitat for bighorn sheep was protected this week, thanks to a partnership between Western Rivers Conservancy and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game

On Wednesday, partners placed a conservation easement over the 2,920-acre Ten Mile Creek Ranch along the Snake River. Western Rivers Conservancy then sold the protected ranch to a private buyer who shares the partners’ conservation vision for the property. 

Changing Hazards of Residential Fires

Press Release | Washington State Patrol

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Olympia – The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office advises residents that home furnishings have changed over the last few decades from natural materials to synthetic materials. Synthetic fabrics, padding, glues, and resins in newer furnishings burn hotter, faster, and produce more toxic gases and smoke than natural materials.

(Lewiston, ID) - Sheriff's Office Is Seeking Any Witnesses To Tammany Creek Road Collision

Press Release | Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

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On August 9, 2020 at approximately 1730 hours Nez Perce County Deputies responded to an injury collision at the intersection of 21st Street and Tammany Creek Road. A 1989 Ford Bronco II, being driven by Sarah Boesen, 51 of Lewiston, was traveling East on Tammany Creek Road turning left onto 21st Street, when Bror Borjesson, 41 of Lewiston was also traveling east at a high rate of speed attempted to pass the Bronco as it turned. Borjesson was trapped under the Bronco until bystanders assisted in removing him. Borjesson was transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center by Lewiston Medics with serious injuries. The Sheriff's Office is seeking any witnesses to this collision. If you have any information about this collision please contact the Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 208-799-3131 extension 1, for Deputy King. 21st Street was blocked for about 2 hours for the investigation. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Idaho State Police on scene.

F&G Commission Approves 2020 Fall Chinook Salmon Season

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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Fall Chinook fishing on the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers will open Aug. 18, and Sept. 17 for the North Fork Clearwater River. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the season during their meeting in Idaho Falls on Thursday, July 23.

Idaho Fish and Game fisheries managers expect 18,150 adult fish to return to Lower Granite Dam in 2020, compared with 16,508 that actually returned last year.

(Idaho) - Nez Perce County Manhunt Continues

Press Release | Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

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On August 3, 2020 the Sheriff's office received information that a male subject closely matching the description of the subject that had fled the scene of a stolen vehicle crashed in the Waha area was seen near Soldiers Meadows Road and Webb Ridge Road. 

The suspect is believed to be 49 year old Jerry Glass Jr.. Glass is a white male, 6' 2" tall and approximately 200 pounds. Glass is bald on the top of his head and was last seen wearing tan shorts and a short sleeve camo t-shirt. Glass is known to frequent the LC Valley and the Pullman, Spokane areas.  

If anyone sees anything suspicious in the Waha area or has any information regarding these cases please call the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office 1-208-799-3131 ext 1.  The public is urged to not confront Jerry Glass but to notify law enforcement. 

NWRP Press Release for Final Environmental Impact Statement

Press Statement | Port of Lewiston - Idaho's Seaport

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Final Environmental Impact Statement
Completes Four Year Federal Process; Settles Debate on the Value of the Lower Snake River Dams

Northwest RiverPartners Commends Thorough & Holistic EIS Process; Advocates Greater Efforts Around Climate to Support Salmon Recovery
 

Northwest RiverPartners today welcomed the much anticipated Final Environmental Impact Statement(FEIS) released by federal action agencies as part of the Columbia River System Operations (CRSO) process.

Injury Crash SH7 Near Ahsahka

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE

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On August 2nd 2020, approximately 1600 hours, ISP responded to a two vehicle serious injury crash that involved a pickup pulling a boat and a motorcycle with one rider at the intersection of SH7 and A Road in Ahsahka, Idaho.  The rider was transported to Clearwater Hospital in Orofino, Idaho, and then airlifted to St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho with serious and possibly life threatening injuries.  The occupants of the pickup were not injured.  The crash is still under investigation.

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