Limited Access at Staffed Forest Service Fire Lookout Towers this Season

News Release | Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, Idaho (July 29, 2020) – Several historic fire lookout towers across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are still staffed every fire season to detect smoke from wildfires in remote locations and support the agencies’ wildfire response. In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure the health and safety of employees, visitors, and volunteers, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will restrict access at staffed fire lookout towers this summer. Members of the public are not permitted to access the top level of staffed fire lookout towers or use restrooms at these towers while these restrictions are in place.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy – Sports Rehabilitation

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Sports injuries are incredibly common as more people seek healthier lifestyles and encourage their children to participate in youth sports. One study finds 8.6 million Americans suffered a sports-related injury in one year. Many of these injuries can be treated at home while others require some hospitalization. If you are hospitalized for a sports injury, you will likely require physical therapy, too. 

(LEWISTON) City of Lewiston Advises Face Coverings Along With Social Distancing

News Release | City of Lewiston

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The advisory order was approved by the Lewiston City Council at its July 27th regular City Council meeting that Face coverings be required when in any indoor or outdoor public place where six foot physical distancing is not able to be maintained with non-household members. This is an advisory and not a mandate. 

D Street Closed Third Street Down to Levee Bypass Rd Due to Vehicle Collision at Sonoco Products

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*UPDATE* D Street is now open but traffic is very congested and moving slow at this time.

A vehicle struck a gas line near Sonoco Products Co. D Street is closed from Third Street down to Levee Bypass Road. Take an alternate route and avoid the area. We will update as we receive more information. 

Mysterious Seeds Arriving on Doorsteps Throughout the Country from China

News Release | USDA Farm Service Agency

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USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the country have received unsolicited packages of seed from China in recent days. APHIS is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection and State departments of agriculture to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and noxious weeds.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy – Risk Prevention

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While sometimes surgery is necessary, it can also be expensive and risky. Physical therapy can oftentimes prevent a surgery from needing to take place, depending on what the health issue in question may be. If you do need to end up having a surgery, participating in a physical therapy plan ahead of time will strengthen your overall health and may lead to a quicker recovery time after the surgery takes place.


Burn Ban in Effect for Asotin County

News Release | Asotin County Fire Marshal

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This summer is beginning to experience warm and dry weather resulting in extreme fire hazard conditions. The Asotin County Fire Marshal is authorized to determine when extreme conditions merit the closure of fires and open burning within the unincorporated areas of Asotin County. All fires and open burning in the unincorporated areas of Asotin County is suspended until further ordinance is adopted lifting the suspension.



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