Idaho’s Water Supply Outlook is Above Average

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BOISE, ID - Idaho's water supply is above or well above average across the state according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's fifth water supply outlook report for the 2017 water year. Precipitation since the water year started on October 1st shows the lowest amount is in the Clearwater basin at 123% of average and the highest is in the Little Wood and Big Lost basins at 182% of average.

Flood Damaged Jerry Johnson Hot Springs is Improving

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KAMIAH, ID - A recent visit by Forest Service officials to the Jerry Johnson recreation site, located along US 12 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, shows some improvement to the condition of one of the lower hot springs pools.  Following a high water event in late March, two of the three pools at the site filled with silt and debris.

Idaho Parents Have New Resources for ISAT Assessments

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BOISE, ID - Idaho parents can learn more about state tests and their child’s performance using a new interactive website available from the Idaho State Department of Education.  Students in grades 3rd through 8th, as well as 10th, wrapped up ISAT testing this morning and the reports will soon be available from local districts to parents.

NWS Pendleton: More Stormy Weather Headed Our Way

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PENDLETON, OR - The National Weather Service in Pendleton says showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue ahead of a north-south oriented cold front moving slowly to the east through the area through this evening. A few storms in Wallowa County may approach severe limits this afternoon with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and hail up to 1 inch in size.  Southeast Washington may receive small hail, brief gusty winds, and locally heavy rainfall.

More Than 2,000 Juvenile Salmon & Steelhead Killed by River Debris at Little Goose Dam

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DAYTON, WA - A juvenile bypass system orifice at Little Goose Lock and Dam became plugged early yesterday because of abnormally high seasonal debris from the lower Snake River.  As a result, the US Army Corps of Engineers says an estimated 2,240 juvenile salmon and steelhead perished.

Lapwai Woman Allegedly Hid Drugs in Her Body, ISP Says Three Plastic Baggies Found During Jail Search

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LAPWAI, ID - A 30-year-old Lapwai woman who allegedly tried to hide three baggies containing drugs in one of her body cavities was arraigned this morning in Lewiston's Magistrate Court.  Bond was set at $5,000 for Allie P. Bybee, who was booked into the Nez Perce County Adult Detention Center yesterday evening following a traffic stop for reportedly speeding on US 95 just north of Lapwai.

IDOC Investigates Assault on Correctional Officers & Inmate at Maximum Security Prison

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BOISE, ID - An inmate armed with a padlock wrapped in a t-shirt injured three correctional officers and another inmate today at Idaho Maximum Security Institution.  Officials say the incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. (MDT) in a recreation area at the prison. The officers received injuries when they attempted to intervene with the inmate-on-inmate assault.

Mountain Lions Seen Around Winchester, IDFG Reminds People to Use Caution

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WINCHESTER, ID - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says recent mountain lion sightings near Winchester should serve as a reminder to residents and visitors that they can expect to see the animals anywhere in the state.  In the past few weeks, they have been spotted outside of the community of Winchester.

Idaho Power Requests Slight Increase to Power Cost Adjustment for 2017-2018

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BOISE, ID - Idaho Power Company has requested an increase of nearly 1% to the portion of its rates that changes every year due to streamflows and the variable costs of providing power to its customers.  If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the change to Idaho Power’s annual Power Cost Adjustment would lead to an increase of about 59 cents per month for the typical residential customer.

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