Clarkston Fire department Responds to Vehicle Fire at old Bi-Mart Parking Lot

The fire has been put out.

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CLARKSTON, WA - The Clarkston Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire at the Bi-Mart Parking lot in Clarkston on Tuesday at around 11 AM. As fire crews arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, but the fire has since been put out. 

***UPDATE***

I spoke to Clarkston firefighters at the scene and they told me it was likely an electrical fire, as the fire started from underneath the dash. There was also a medical crew on standby in case the owner of the vehicle required medical attention. 

Daily Fly will update this post as more information is made available. 

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Notable Calls for 4/5/21

KCSO

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The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office received the following notable calls on 4/5/21:

In one of those calls: A Deputy responded to a report that a 12-year-old male had threatened his grandparents with a knife because they told him to go to bed and took his X-Box away from him. The Deputy arrested the juvenile for aggravated assault. 21-14192

Idaho Team Develops DNA-Based Forecasting Framework to Assist in Species Recovery

U of I News

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MOSCOW, Idaho — April 6, 2021 — A University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University study published in Restoration Ecology demonstrates how genomic data could be used in conservation efforts, specifically translocation, or the moving of plants and animals from one location to another. Translocation is a key component of many conservation plans.

Happy New Beers Eve!

Tonight, grab your favorite drink with friends in celebration of this special day!

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From 1920 to 1933, alcohol was prohibited in the United States. Truly a sad time for lovers of all brews everywhere. Thankfully, in 1933, President Roosevelt decided to lift the prohibition on alcohol. 

So on this date, April 6, 1933, Americans all across the United States lined up at their favorite bars or favorite public houses to have their first (LEGAL) alcoholic beverage in 13 years. Ever since that night, this day has been affectionately named, 'New Beer's Eve', a precursor to 'New Beers Day'. 

WDFW plans Eastern Washington prescribed burns to improve habitat, reduce wildfire risk

WDFW

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WDFW: Annual prescribed burns on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) lands in eastern Washington are planned to start in April, as conditions allow. Controlled fire reduces the risk of wildfire and improves habitat for animals such as deer, elk, and bighorn sheep. 

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Trail Closed Due to 'Near-Misses' by Target Shooters

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Press Release

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POCATELLO — Due to rising safety concerns, effective immediately, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Westside Ranger District is implementing an emergency trail closure for the Lead Draw Trail #109, from the Lead Draw trailhead to the confluence of Walker Creek and Crestline Trails. The closure will remain in effect until a viable and safe solution can be identified.

Olsen Named USTFCCCA West Region Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Collins Tabbed Coach of the Year

LCSC Athletics

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NEW ORLEANS – Though there is still work to be done for No. 8 LC State Men’s Cross Country, awards are already rolling in from the USTFCCCA. After an undefeated regular season and victory at the Cascade Conference Championships, Cole Olsen was named the USTFCCCA West Region Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year on Monday. Head Coach Mike Collins was honored as the regional Men’s Coach of the Year.

Reading Royalty's Scavenger Hunt Brings Fun for the Kids over Easter Weekend

I spoke with Ellisa Dilling over the phone to talk about the event.

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LEWISTON, ID - On Saturday, Reading Royalty, whose mission is to get books in the hands of children and promote early literacy and family togetherness, held its Reading Royalty Scavenger Hunt. Ellisa Dilling, the event organizer, sent in some wonderful pictures through Daily Fly's Facebook page, so I called her up asking how the event went as a whole.

Recreationists, homeowners and hunters are reminded grizzly bears are emerging from dens

Idaho Fish & Game

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reminds the public to remain vigilant as grizzly bears emerge from their dens this spring. Most grizzly bear conflicts can be avoided by practicing the basic bear safety guidelines below. Feeding, approaching, or otherwise disturbing grizzly bears not only poses a significant threat to humans and bears but is also a federal offense under the Endangered Species Act.

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