Update on Knotgrass & Malden Fires

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POMEROY/MALDEN, WA - The 500-acre Knotgrass Fire, about 12 miles southeast of Pomeroy, is in mop-up.  The fire started at about 4:00 p.m. yesterday and is believed to have been caused by farming equipment.  Meanwhile, the 350-acre Malden Fire, located a mile north of Malden in Whitman County, is 0% contained at this time.  It started at about 3:40 p.m. yesterday.

Knotgrass Fire Southeast of Pomeroy Receives State Assistance

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POMEROY, WA - State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Knotgrass Fire located approximately twelve miles southeast of the town of Pomeroy in Garfield County.  The fire is burning in grass, brush, and standing wheat; it is estimated at 500 acres and growing.  It started this afternoon at about 4:00 p.m. and the cause remains under investigation.

Avista Corporation's Net Income Down During Second Quarter of the Year

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SPOKANE, WA - Avista Corporation today reported net income was down $5.5 million for the second quarter of 2017.  Income was $21.8 million compared to $27.3 million for the same period last year.  Meanwhile, for the six months that ended June 30th, net income was $83.9 million compared to $84.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

Fiscal Year Ends With Strong Performances in Endowment Land & Fund Management

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BOISE, ID - Managers of Idaho's land grant endowment assets closed out Fiscal Year 2017 with strong performances, yielding more money to support Idaho's public school system, higher education, and other State of Idaho institutions.  The Idaho Department of Lands reports that revenue generating activities on endowment lands coupled with proceeds from sales of residential cottage sites and commercial real estate properties during the fiscal year ending June 30th amounted to about $125.8 million. FY17 gross land revenues were nearly $74.7 million, up slightly compared to the previous year.

BPA Says Heat Wave Could Break its Summer Peak For Electricity Use

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PORTLAND, OR - The Bonneville Power Administration's electric power and transmission experts are working together to keep the electricity flowing to millions of Northwest consumers and businesses during this week's heat wave.  The agency predicts that it will break the record for peak summertime electricity consumption.  Meanwhile, Avista is undertaking temporary changes to power line operations in its Washington and Idaho service area.

LCSC's Diversity Abroad Class Will Host its First Annual Princess Tea Party Aug. 12th

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewis-Clark State College Diversity Abroad class will be hosting its first annual Princess Tea Party on Saturday, August 12th, at the Lewiston Community Center. Events will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In addition to tea and refreshments there will be a princess boutique, a sing-a-long, and a chance to take pictures with a princess.

Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, & Camas Prairie

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie

Today Areas of smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 69. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

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