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A group tour outfitted by ROW Adventures rafts a multi-day trip on Idaho’s Salmon River, an undammed waterway through the River of No Return Wilderness.

A group tour outfitted by ROW Adventures rafts a multi-day trip on Idaho’s Salmon River, an undammed waterway through the River of No Return Wilderness.

Idaho’s Salmon River, a famous wilderness whitewater experience known as the River of No Return, will flow lower than normal this year, with snowpack around 70 percent of normal, Grubb said. “If it gets really low, it won’t be as splashy. But when you’re on a four- or five-day trip like that, you have the beach camps and campfires, the geology, wildlife and history – whitewater is a small portion of the total experience.

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A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a mule deer doe in the city limits of Salmon. Idaho Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Tom Curet said the reward was offered by an anonymous donor in hopes of securing leads for Conservation Officers investigating the case. The adult doe, pregnant with fawns, was found dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday, April 4 in the 1600 block of Shoup Street. Senior Conservation Officer Dane Cook says he hopes anyone with information about this case steps forward so “this senseless and reckless crime” can be solved.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Citizen Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or contact the Salmon Region Fish and Game office at 208-756-2271. Information may be left anonymously. Callers may remain anonymous and still be eligible to receive the reward.

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PUBLIC WORKS TOPICS 4-15-15 LMS

Whether or not a crosswalk is needed at the west end of the Salmon River Bridge was one of the topics discussed at the April 8 Public Works Team meeting according to Team Chairman Fred Waidely.

He told the April 15 meeting of the full City Council that the consensus was a crosswalk is needed because that is the only pedestrian path from area motels which provides access to downtown shops and restaurants. Waidely said the southern end of the crosswalk is American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant but the north side only has a cut in the curb which leads to a gravel path and the Stage Coach Motel parking lot. It is not ADA compliant. 

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4-15-15 LMS

A sure sign of Spring is Docent training at the Sacajawea Center and it is in full swing according to a report by Fred Waidely, chairman of the Salmon City Council’s Sacajawea Center Team.

Waidely said at the team’s last meeting Sacajawea Center Director Lin Gray outlined the duties of volunteer docents. She said each docent takes one four-hour shift per week from Memorial Day to Labor Day during which time they answer questions, provide information about Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, take admissions and sell items in the gift shop. 

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By Laura Zuckerman

A bighorn sheep stands atop a pile of rocks near the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, Montana August 24, 2011.  REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight Thomson ReutersA bighorn sheep stands atop a pile of rocks near the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park in Montana

(Reuters) - Montana has closed the hunting season on a wild herd of bighorn sheep, with pneumonia suspected of killing dozens of the animals whose seasonal mating rituals attract scores of wildlife watchers.

The emergency closure came after the disease-related deaths of more than 90 of the animals from a herd in northwestern Montana, where just 18 bighorns were counted earlier this month during a helicopter survey by state wildlife biologists. That is the lowest count since the herd was reintroduced to the area in 1979, they said in a statement.

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RIGBY, Idaho -

A judge ruled Monday afternoon Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen's jury trial will not be in Jefferson County.

District Judge Gregory Moeller said several locations would be considered. Blair's defense attorney Gary Cooper, filed a motion to change the venue for the jury trial, saying the local jury pool is tainted. An out-of-the-media district location would be preferable but Judge Moeller says Lemhi or Teton county courts could be a possibility, but Twin Falls is also an option.

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Formation Metals Inc. (FCO-TSX) ("Formation" or the "Company") is announcing that positive economics have been reported in a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for the Company's Idaho Cobalt Project ("ICP").  The ICP is owned 100% by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Formation Capital Corporation, U.S. 

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The high cost of operating a pharmacy in rural areas of the country are forcing some to close.  It happened in one Idaho community and staff at the ISU Bengal Pharmacy stepped in remotely provide pharmaceutical services for residents -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

 

Dr. Rex Force is the Associate Dean of Research for the Division of Health Services at ISU. He was involved with bringing the Bengal Pharmacy to rural areas of Idaho.

 

“Arco was losing its only pharmacy, similar to the situation in Challis, and what we did was we partnered with Lost River's Medical Center and created the first full-service telepharmacy in the state,” said Force.

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POSTED BY  ON WED, MAR 25, 2015 AT 10:03 AM

With more than 10,000 Chinook salmon waiting, Idaho anglers will be happy to hear that Idaho Fish and Game has officially set is spring Chinook season—opening Saturday, April 25—on parts of the Clearwater, Salmon, Lochsa, Little Salmon and Snake rivers. The IDFG Commission formally accepted the fishing season proposal from department officials March 24.

The season limit will be 20 adult Chinook salmon for seasons prior to Sept. 1. Adult Chinook salmon are defined as those 24 inches and longer.
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March numbers were reported to the Salmon City Council’s Finance Team earlier this month and according to a report by Team Chairman Jim Bockelman all expenses are looking good so far. He said the annual Auditor’s Report was also discussed along with the upcoming city budget process.

Team member, Councilman Jim Baker, said he would like to see a preliminary closeout a minimum of 30 days after the fiscal year end along with a departmental performance evaluation. He said he would also like to hear, during that time frame, an opening discussion on what the council would like to see accomplished in the upcoming budget.

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