“Mexican Oxy” is Cause of Overdose Situation

PRESS RELEASE | Nez Perce Tribe

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Lapwai, Idaho- On the evening of May 18, 2020, Nez Perce Tribal Police Department (NPTPD) officers were dispatched to respond to reports of a potential overdose situation. Upon arrival, officers discovered two unconscious individuals. One of the individuals was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The other individual had labored breathing and at times would gasp for air. Narcan, a nasal spray that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, including respiratory depression, was provided to both individuals.  They were revived and transported to a local medical facility.

LCB to Increase Enforcement at Liquor-Licensed Establishments that Defy Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order

Media Advisory | Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

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The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) wishes to extend its appreciation for the continued cooperation of the vast majority of liquor-licensed businesses statewide which remain in compliance with Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive. While the LCB has provided some allowances to liquor-licensed businesses to help them generate income during this period, the financial impact to these businesses has been significant.

Clearwater River Casino & Lodge to Reopen Friday

Press Release | Nez Perce Tribe

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Lewiston, Idaho- The Clearwater River Casino & Lodge (Casino) ceased operations on March 18, 2020 as a safety precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, staff have been working diligently to prepare to welcome back customers to the gaming floor by completely sanitizing the facility and initiating new safety measures.  Collective mitigation efforts in this region appear to have minimized the threat of COVID-19 in the community as there has been a decline in COVID-19 cases. In addition, the Casino has met all of the recommended standards set forth by Nimiipuu Health and the Nez Perce Tribal Emergency Operations Command Center to safely reopen.  As a result, the Casino will be reopening on Friday, May 22, 2020. 

WDFW Invites Public Comment On Target Shooting Rule Update

NEWS RELEASE | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invites the public to submit written comment on a proposed target shooting rule update by June 10.

The proposed rule update defines recreational target shooting, identifies when and where target shooting is allowed or prohibited, and describes allowable and prohibited targets for use on WDFW-managed lands.

Inslee Issues Additional Guidance For Real Estate And Fitness Operations In Phase 2

News Release | WA Gov. Inslee Press Updates

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance for resuming real estate and fitness operations in Phase 2.

Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.

Umatilla National Forest To Re-Open Day-Use Sites

News Release | Pacific Northwest Region Umatilla National Forest

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Developed campgrounds and cabin rentals will remain closed

PENDLETON, Ore. – The Umatilla National Forest is reopening day-use sites on the Forest, as part of a phased approach to align with Oregon and Washington Governors’ gradual restoration of some outdoor recreation. Beginning Friday, May 22, all Umatilla National Forest trailheads, Sno-Parks, boat ramps and day-use areas will be re-opened. Forest roads, trails, and general forest lands are also still open for public use. At this phase, the Forest will not be re-opening developed recreation sites intended for overnight use, therefore campgrounds and cabin rentals remain closed.

Fishing Heats Up Just In Time For Memorial Day Weekend In The Clearwater

Idaho Fish and Game

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As the water heats up, so does the catch rates at most of our local lakes, reservoirs and ponds.  Despite COVID-19, Idaho Fish and Game continues to stock the same locations in the Clearwater Region that have traditionally received fish. Check the historical fish stocking page for more information. 

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