Hunter’s Help Needed To Avoid Spreading Chronic Wasting Disease

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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With the late deer season wrapping up, a reminder that there are rules on how to safely bring meat and mounts home if you harvest a deer, moose or elk outside of Washington State. These rules are in effect to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) that can infect wild cervids. CWD is always fatal, there is no cure for it, and over time it can severely reduce cervid populations.

A bull elk suffering from chronic wasting disease. Photo courtesy of Melia Devivo

Operation Safe Holiday: Don't Drive Impaired

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)

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The holidays are here and while celebrations may look different this year, keeping our communities safe remains a top priority. That is why law enforcement agencies are working together to keep impaired drivers off Idaho roads. 

The ITD Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is partnering with 53 law enforcement agencies statewide to increase impaired-driving enforcement and education from Dec. 11 to Jan. 3, 2021, surrounding the holiday season. The statewide campaign is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. 

Accident On Highway 11 Near Weippe, ID

Clearwater County Sheriff's Office

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On 12/10/2020, at approximately 1118 am, Clearwater County Deputies and Weippe Ambulance responded to the area of mile marker 9.8 on Highway 11 for a report of a two-vehicle accident. Angel J Heath, a 51 yr. old female from Weippe, was driving her 2013 Chevrolet Traveller East on Hwy 11 when she crossed center lane of travel. The driver's side of Heath's vehicle contacted a 2007 Western Star Log truck being driving by Jackson W Greenburg, a 33 yr. old male from Grangeville. Heath and her son, a 17 yr. old juvenile, were transported by Weippe Ambulance to Clearwater Valley Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. Greenburg sustained no injuries in the crash. Heath was cited for Inattentive Driving pursuant to Idaho Code 49-1401(3).

Approximately 600 Graduate from University of Idaho; Virtual Commencement Dec. 12

University of Idaho Communications

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MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 10, 2020 — More than 577 University of Idaho students statewide applied for 592 degrees for the fall semester, which ends Dec. 18.

Winter 2020 graduates will be celebrated during a Virtual Commencement Ceremony that will go live at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, accessible online at In-person ceremonies were canceled earlier this year because of COVID-19.

Each graduate will also receive a “Celebration in a Box” in the mail that includes the diploma cover they would have received at this month’s ceremony, as well as an event program and other Vandal-themed gear.

Women’s Basketball Inks Spokane’s Sides

Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information

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Lewiston, Idaho – Head Coach Brian Orr announced the third signing of the 2021 class on Thursday in Spokane’s Jaimyn Sides. The forward out of Mt. Spokane High School helped the Wildcats to the 2019-20 Greater Spokane League title and a fourth-place finish at State.

“We feel very lucky to be adding Jaimyn to our women’s basketball program,” Orr said. “For several years we thought she was probably too good, but circumstances and fate have worked in our favor. Even if she isn’t able to play her senior season in high school, we see Jaimyn as someone who will be college-ready from day one.

Holiday Impaired Driving


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The holidays are a time for friends, family and co-workders to come together in celebration.  Wherever you are, it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends.  To help spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving, Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Idaho Office Of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives.  The high-visibility enforcement campaign runs December 11th through January 3rd.  There will be zero tolerance for driving under the influence of any substance.  We would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season.  

Opening Run Propels Warriors to Second Straight Victory

Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information

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Lewiston, Idaho – A 22-2 run that spanned the first nine minutes of the game gave the No. 5 Lewis-Clark State Men’s Basketball team the momentum to claim its second straight win over Yellowstone Christian in the Activity Center on Saturday. It was a combined team effort, with every Warriors scoring in the contest. Damek Mitchell led the was with 18 points, followed by Trystan Bradley with 16. Both seniors drained four 3-pointers, with Bradley going a perfect 4-for-4. 

Atkin Hits Olympic Standard – Runs Fourth-Fastest 10k in British History

Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – Sam Atkin, former Warrior Cross Country and Track and Field standout and current assistant coach, became the fourth-fastest British runner ever in the 10,000 meters on Saturday night when he hit the Olympic standard with a time of 27:26.58. His time shattered his previous personal-best by three minutes and earned him fourth place in the event at The Track Meet. To make the event even more special, Atkin did it all while wearing his old LC State jersey.

Warriors Bested by No. 20 Carroll in Helena

Alisha Alexander | Sports Information Director

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LEWISTON, Idaho – The Warrior women faced off against a familiar foe in No. 20 Carroll College in the final game of the Carroll Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, and fell 99-48. Kiara Burlage led the Warrior scoring efforts with 15 points.

“This is the kind of game you want to forget about,” Head Coach Brian Orr said. “We got our tails kicked by a really good team. I think that is probably the best Carroll team we have seen. They outplayed us in every aspect. We couldn’t match their effort or their physical play.”


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