U of I Professor to Lead $2.7 Million Grant to Support Math Learning in Rural Districts

News Release | University of Idaho Communications

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COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — May 27, 2020 — A University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene faculty member has secured a $2.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to establish and study online professional development for math coaches in rural school districts.

Spokane's Historic East Trent Bridge Closing June 1 For Demolition And Replacement

News Release | Washington State Department of Transportation

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Four-year closure begins to replace 110-year-old bridge

SPOKANE – The historic East Trent Bridge, built in 1910 on State Route 290, is finally set to be demolished starting in early June. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews begin to remove and replace the structure.

Inslee Issues Updated Guidance For Outdoor Recreation In Phases 1 And 2

News Release | WA Gov. Inslee Press Updates

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance further clarifying outdoor recreation requirements in Phase 1 and 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 Firewood Permits Available June 1

News Release | Pacific Northwest Region Umatilla National Forest

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PENDLETON, Ore. – Umatilla National Forest personal-use firewood permits will go on sale Monday, June 1, and can be purchased at several local vendors or via mail by contacting the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Pendleton. The free firewood authorizations are still valid and available until June 1 but will no longer be offered past that date.
Firewood permits can be purchased for $5 per cord with a minimum purchase of four cords for $20. The maximum limit for personal-use firewood on the Umatilla National Forest is 12-cords-per-household-per-year. Any firewood that was gathered using a free firewood authorization does not count against the annual limit.

(Lewiston, ID) Motorcycle vs Deer Collision on Bryden Canyon

Press Release | Lewiston Police Department

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On 5/24/20, at about 1842 hours Lewiston Police and Lewiston Medics were dispatched to a motorcycle vs deer collision on Bryden Canyon west of the 8th St overpass.

Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Sgt Craig Roberts of Lewiston Police Department's Major Collision Investigation Team at 208-746-0171

Idaho Gas Prices Jump Another 12 Cents In A Week As U.S. Average Nears $2 Mark

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After biggest spike in the country last week, Idahoans see 4th largest this week

BOISE – (May 26, 2020) – After a turbulent week at the pump, Idaho gas prices jumped another 12 cents despite leading the nation with a 16-cent increase just the week before.  As COVID-19 restrictions ease in the Gem State and around the country, more people are getting behind the wheel, which continues to apply upward pressure on gas prices.

$1,000 Reward For Lost Dog "Jaxon" In Blue Mountains

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Lost dog Jaxon in blue mountains by 4309 foreservice road, turn off of west mountain road. Owners are offering $1,000 reward for anyone who can help bring him home safely.

"He can be unsure of strangers at first but he knows what the word treat is and he has to be hungry,cold and scared. Our hearts are broken. Thank you to everyone who has helped!" 

Possible last signting towards Cloverland where the gravel meets pavement.
If found please call Arica T. at 509-552-3624.

May 26: WSU Schnitzer Museum Presents Four Online Exhibitions

News Release | WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is proud to present four online exhibitions opening Tuesday, May 26.

During a time where museums’ physical spaces remain closed to the public, the Schnitzer Museum team is grateful to be able to reach out to visitors and stay connected through online digital platforms. Staff are working diligently to educate, uplift, and inspire through online exhibitions and social media content. In the spirit of sharing more ways to experience the museum from home, the Schnitzer Museum is announcing four new online exhibitions.

Request For Information On Bighorn Sheep Poaching

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Program

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Program is asking for your help in distributing the following request for tips involving the possible poaching of a trophy, eight year old Bighorn Sheep ram along the Grande Ronde River. Please contact WDFW Sergeant Paul Mosman at 509-710-5707 with information. 

(Lewiston, ID) - Vineyard Avenue Brush Fire

Press Release | Lewiston Fire Department

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At 1:30 pm the department was dispatched to a brush fire in the canyon between Vineyard Avenue and Hillcrest Drive. First arriving crews found a slow moving brush fire approximately 60 feet by 80 feet between the two roadways. No structures were threatened.
The fire was quickly extinguished and crews mopped up the area for any hotspots. The crews were on scene for approximately half an hour.
The department responded one structural engine, one brush truck and one fire inspector for a total of 5 personnel. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.
The fire cause was undetermined. This early brush fire should serve as a reminder that the dead grasses and brush underneath the new spring growth is still very dry and easily ignited.

ICYMI: Inslee Letter Requests Extension of National Guard Mission

News Release | Gov. Inslee Press Updates

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In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter today to the Trump administration requesting an extension of authority and additional funding for Washington National Guard employment in support of COVID-19 pandemic emergency response operations through July 31, 2020. 


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