Otter Proclaims October as Earthquake Awareness Month

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Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter today signed a proclamation designating October 2015 as Earthquake Awareness Month. Thirty-two years ago this month the Borah Peak earthquake killed two schoolchildren, injured a number of others and caused more than $12 million in damages. The Governor’s proclamation encourages Idahoans to be prepared and recognizes the important role emergency managers and others play in public safety in times of disaster.

Fatal Accident off Bryden Avenue

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Today, September 30th, 2015 at approximately 12:17 pm Lewiston Police Department and Lewiston Fire Department responded to a report of an unknown injury collision in the 1600 block of Bryden Avenue. It was reported that a vehicle had traveled eastbound on Bryden Avenue down a gravel extension from 16th street at an extremely high rate of speed. The vehicle drove through a fence, across a pasture, through another fence and into a ravine where it came to rest on its top.

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