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4-15-15 LMS

Several changes to the agreement between the Salmon Valley Golf Association and the city of Salmon are being considered after being recommended by the city’s Parks and Recreation Team.

There are three recommendations the first being to shift the city’s total responsibility for replacement and repair of the 75 horse power (hp) irrigation pump to a 50-50 cost share arrangement. 

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Phlebotomy Class info below:

When: Thursday & Friday, June 4 & 5,  6pm-9pm and  Saturday, June 6, 9am-3pm

 Where: SVBIC, 803 Monroe St., Salmon

Cost: TBD (double checking on the cost)

Why: Prepare yourself for entry-level work drawing blood.

How: TO REGISTER: Wendy Knox @ (208) 932-5300

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College of Southern Idaho is returning to Salmon for a 15-hour
welding workshop at the Lemhi County Fairgrounds.

Only 8 spots are available in this class, reserved for the first 8 who register and pay in full!
(Cash or Check only, payable to Lemhi Education Project, at the
Innovation Center, 803 Monroe St., Salmon, ID 83467)

Dates - May 26-28, 2015 (confirmed)
Times - 4:00-9:00 pm (tentative, but likely)
Cost - $205 per student
Location - Lemhi County Fairgrounds

NOTE - Enrollment quota of 8 students must be met by May 10,
or the class will be cancelled.

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STATE CODE 4-15-15 LMS

A law requiring an automatic change to city codes, if those codes refer to state codes, will go into effect July1. As it stands now if state codes change, city codes that reference state codes have to go through an ordinance change process in order to comply. The Salmon City Council has voted to bring what differences currently exist into compliance by way of passing Ordinance 15-800 which was written to meet the current state requirements. 

The new law, passed by the State Legislature, will automatically make changes connecting city codes to state codes when state codes change.

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CRANE AWARD RECONSIDERED 4-20-15 LMS

According to a press release from the office of County Attorney Bruce Withers the Lemhi County Commissioners met on Friday, April 17, and voted to sustain an objection filed against the Commissioner’s March 23rd award of a crane contract bid. 

Withers said, “As part of the Rattlesnake Bridge project, the Board had requested bids for required crane work. The Board, working through Northwest Engineering Service, had received bids from four different crane companies, and accepted the bid of Mountain Crane Service of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Rappellers are wildland firefighters trained and prepared to operate in all the roles of helibase operations and as aerially delivered firefighters. During the week of May 11 through May 16 there will be 72 veteran rappellers from all over the nation, along with 30 additional support staff and four helicopters with flight crews coming to Salmon. 

The training will take place at the Salmon Air Base and Haynes Creek. Salmon Air Base will be hosting Spotter Emersion training during the week of May 13 through May 16. 11 Personnel will be participating in this training in order to prepare for becoming a qualified rappel spotter to deploy rappellers and cargo safely.

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BY LAURA ZUCKERMAN

A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, May 18, 2014.

(Reuters) - Wildlife advocates are suing the Obama administration to prevent the killing of protected grizzly bears that come into conflict with sportsmen over elk they kill or wound during annual hunts in northwest Wyoming.

The Sierra Club and Western Watersheds Project accuses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of violating the Endangered Species Act with a permit allowing four grizzlies to be killed over seven years during elk hunts in Grand Teton National Park, south of Yellowstone National Park.

The wildlife advocates argue that those anticipated grizzly deaths, combined with federal permits sanctioning the deaths of grizzlies elsewhere in the region, may mean that as many as 65 female bears could be killed annually.

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Two decades after restoration began, life returns to a stream sterilized by mining.

Ben Goldfarb

The first time Chris Mebane visited Blackbird Mine in 1992, polluted runoff from the mining site had created a toxic rainbow. Blackbird Creek was running bright red, Bucktail Creek was an eerie neon blue, and Panther Creek was nearly devoid of aquatic insects, never mind salmon. When Mebane dropped test cages full of rainbow trout into Blackbird Creek, the fish were dead within 48 hours. “It was about as lifeless as you can get outside of an autoclave,” he recalls. 

Two decades later, however, Mebane and his colleagues have published a new study demonstrating a dramatic turnaround. The damaged ecosystem has nearly returned to full health — a vindication of one of the West’s largest mine cleanups. 

The sordid saga of Blackbird Mine begins in the late 1800s, when mining companies first began digging tunnels and open pits to extract copper and cobalt. As production ramped up, so did the accumulation of acidic tailings — nearly 10 billion pounds altogether. The waste tainted surrounding creeks, forming a “chemical dam” in Panther Creek: a wedge of polluted water, impassable to fish.

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Its that time of year again for the Salmon Public Library "April Shower of Books"  BOOK SALE! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 17 from 4-7PM and Saturday, April 18 from 10AM - 5:00PM. You won't believe the fabulous selection of books we have this year! Please shop our sale and help us reach our goals for the New Library Building Fund!!

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