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.

Students protest proposed restrictions on racism, sexism in Idaho school curriculum

Idaho Education News

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Forty or so Idaho students marched through downtown Boise Friday night in protest of legislation that would restrict education on racism and sexism in public schools throughout the state. 

The students — predominantly from Treasure Valley high schools — took aim at RS28866, a proposal that would prohibit public schools from teaching “racist or sexist concepts.” By the proposal’s definition, those concepts include teaching that Idaho or the U.S. is fundamentally racist, that individuals are inherently oppressive by virtue of their race or sex or that someone should receive “favorable treatment” because of their race or sex. Public schools violating the curriculum constraints could face a 10% funding holdback from the State Board of Education along with legal action from the public. 

Moses Lake Fire Crews Battle 40-Acre Blaze over Weekend

No injuries or damage to structures were reported.

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MOSES LAKE, WA - Fire Crews battled a blaze that spread over 40-acres within the city limits of Moses Lake over Easter weekend. The fire was initially reported Saturday, April 4th at around 1:45 PM. 

Moses Lake Fire Fighters and Grant County Fire Fighters both fought the blaze and were able to bring it under control. 

Lewiston Police Department Raise Awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lewiston Police Department

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Police Department released a short video Monday morning, discussing how April is National Child Abuse Month. In the video, detective Jason Leavitt, discussed how the Lewiston Police Department has responded to 166 total cases of child abuse in 2019, and 2020. "The abuse complaints ranged from neglect to severe cases of physical abuse or sexual abuse," Leavitt said. 

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