New F&G Licensing System Gives Buyers More Options And Features

News Release | Idaho Fish & Game

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Licensing system is more customer friendly and provides new features

Idaho Fish and Game has launched a new licensing system with a new contractor, and hunters, anglers and trappers will see new and more customer friendly services and options when buying licenses, tags and permits. 

Inslee Announces Technology Investment For Washington Students And Staff

WA Governor’s Office |

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$24 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds has been allotted to purchase the technology.

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the allocation of $24 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to purchase approximately 64,000 computing devices for students across the state. These devices will enable students to receive their education in the new COVID-19 remote learning environment. The first shipment of 20,000 devices is expected in the coming weeks.

Avista Crews Continue Restoration Efforts Following October Snowstorm

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The majority of customers expected to be restored by Sunday evening

Spokane, Wash. Oct. 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m.: Avista crews continue to make progress restoring power following Friday’s snowstorm. As of 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Avista has restored power to 19,834, or approximately 90%, of the 22,000 customers who lost power at the height of the snowstorm. A remaining 2,166 customers are without power.


by Clark Corbin,

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West Ada School District abruptly canceled school for Monday due to a massive sick day organized by the teachers union in protest of the district’s plans to continue in-person classes under the highest COVID-19 risk category.

Even with a school closure, the situation was far from resolved Friday evening. The West Ada Education Association urged its members to put in for an additional sick day on Tuesday.

School district officials announced the sudden closure in an email sent to parents shortly before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. A district spokeswoman shared the email with Idaho Education News shortly after sending it to parents.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update – October 16, 2020

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, Idaho (October 16, 2020) – More typical seasonal weather on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests over the past week has resulted in very little or no activity on the forest’s existing wildfires. The Bryan Mountain fire near Pollock continues to show some smoke, but has not grown, and activity is minimal. No smoke, fire activity, or fire growth has been observed on any other wildfires on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests over the past week. Fire managers remain engaged to respond to any increase in fire activity until a wildfire is officially declared “out.” Local firefighting resources are also assisting with the national wildfire response as large–scale wildfires continue to burn elsewhere across the west.

New LC State Schweitzer CTE Center Is Like A Living Textbook

Official News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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LEWISTON, Idaho – At first glance, the inside of the new Lewis-Clark State College Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center building appears far from finished.

Ceilings are open, exposing the ductwork in several rooms. Computer cables, boxes and wiring are visible throughout rooms. The list goes on.

The key, as the old saying goes, is that there is more than meets the eye with this 86,000-square foot structure that will serve the needs of both students and industry in the region. The inside of the building was designed with many things exposed on purpose so it can be used as a living textbook, allowing students to both see how things operate and how to work on them.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Christmas Tree Permits Available Online This Holiday Season

News Release | United States Department of Agriculture

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KAMIAH, Idaho (October 16, 2020) – Harvesting a Christmas tree on National Forest System lands is a popular annual tradition which, for many, marks the beginning of the holiday season. This year, the Forest Service is offering permits to harvest Christmas trees online through Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Christmas tree permits are now available to purchase online at

IDL Fire Burn Permits Not Required After Oct. 20

News Release | Idaho Department Of Lands

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(BOISE) – State burn permits from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) are no longer required for burning activities outside of city limits beginning Oct. 21.

The burn permit from IDL is required for any burning (excluding recreational campfires) outside of city limits during closed fire season, from May 10 through Oct. 20 annually.


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