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

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

Today A slight chance of sprinkles. Widespread haze. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight Widespread haze. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Idaho Firefighters Working on Two New Fires in the Region

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Department of Lands and other agencies are working on two new fires in the region today.  The Kruze Fire is located 2-½ miles west/southwest of Soldiers Meadow Reservoir.  It is estimated to be about 12 acres and is approximately 70% contained.  The Mile Marker 16 Fire is located at State Highway 13 near Harpster and is estimated to be about three acres.

Spalding to Arrow Bridge Construction Update

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SPALDING, ID - The first layer of the US 12 Spalding to Arrow Bridge portion of the project is scheduled to be completed on Sunday.  The contractor for the $9.1 million project, Knife River Corporation of Boise, is working tonight and tomorrow night, and possibly Sunday night in the vicinity of the US 12 Spalding Interchange to reduce wait times and congestion in this area.  The Idaho Transportation Department says drivers should be aware that this will be a change in what they have experienced due to the confined nature of the work.

Idaho Housing & Finance Association Office is Moving

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Housing and Finance Association office is moving. The office will open in its new location at 2338 Nez Perce Drive in Lewiston on Monday at 8:00 a.m.

From IHFA:
IHFA services provided in the Lewiston office include: application and distribution of rental assistance vouchers; a Family Self-Sufficiency Program that works with families to set and attain education, employment, and financial goals; and housing counseling to help local residents with housing questions and issues.

Officials Investigating Untying of Three Beamers Tour Boats From Clarkston Dock

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CLARKSTON, WA - The Asotin County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident during which three boats owned by Beamers Hells Canyon Tours were untied from the company's dock at the Port of Clarkston on the Snake River.  According to a press release, officials received a call at about 6:17 a.m. this morning requesting assistance in retrieving the loose boats.

WSU Student From Seattle Critically Injured After Falling Out of Second Story Window

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PULLMAN, WA - An 18-year-old Washington State University student was airlifted to a Spokane hospital after reportedly falling out of the window of his dormitory room early this morning.  A WSU Police official says the unidentified male from Seattle fell from the second story window at Duncan Dunn Residence Hall at about 1:50 a.m. and suffered critical head and facial injuries. 

Warnings Lifted at Chestnut Beach in Clarkston

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CLARKSTON, WA - Public advisories to not swim in or drink shoreline river water at the Chestnut Recreation Area in Clarkston have been lifted.  The Walla Walla District of US Army Corps of Engineers says laboratory results received today from water samples taken on Monday showed no indication of high levels of fecal bacteria in shoreline river water.


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