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The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA) responded to one human caused fire on July 6. The fire was suppressed by crews at one-tenth acre in the Freeman Creek area.

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Officials from Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) would like to remind parents about Idaho’s life jacket law for kids. According to Idaho law, kids 14 years and younger are required to wear a life jacket on all vessels 19 feet or less, when the vessel is underway.

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The Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests, in coordination with PotlatchDeltic Corporation and the Idaho Department of Lands, will be replacing culverts along Forest Service Road (FSR) 247, Beaver Creek Road, starting on Monday, July 8.

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Clearwater County Road & Bridge employees Rudy Knapik and Ted Brown reported on the road crew work at the July 1 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting. The County projects were updated. Chipsealing on Grangemont Road, starting at MP12 to MP24, is scheduled for July 9, 10 and 1…

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We’re well into the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” and the roads are heating up. During the months of June, July, and August, there are 26% more fatal car accidents involving teens, according to We Save Lives. Idaho is no stranger to teen fatalities. In the most recent data collected by the …

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Idaho Department of Lands sold North Town timber sale on June 28, 2019 at Orofino, Idaho. This sale is located within Section 36 Township 40N, Range 4E B.M., Clearwater County, State of Idaho, and was purchased by Empire Lumber Co.

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Unlike many other summers, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) has had one fire reported since June 17, according to Fire Warden Len Young. Crews responded to a large tree struck by lightning near the Boehl’s area.

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Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho/Montana state line, has a busy month planned for July. Lots of fun–filled, family–friendly activities will be taking place at the visitor center over the next several weeks.

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Idaho Fish and Game is proposing new rules and rule changes to be considered by the Fish and Game commission, and people have until June 26 to comment. Proposals could affect youth turkey hunting, use of WMA permits where pheasants are stocked, certain deer and elk tags, wolf trapping equipm…

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Hunters have a second chance to win a Super Hunt tag this year. The entry period for the second drawing goes through August 10. Tags for two elk, two deer, two pronghorn, one moose, and one Super Hunt Combo will be drawn.

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The C-PTPA responded to one lightning caused fire on Monday, June, 17. The fire, which was in the northern part of the district (Boehls), was a single tree with minimal ground fire.

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Over 43,700 catchable- sized rainbow trout will be stocked at the following locations during June.

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, July 10 at the Fenn Ranger Station (831 Selway Road) to discuss the planned summer prescribed burning on the Coolwater project east of Lowell. The meeting will be open–house style with Forest Service sta…

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Saturday, June 8 marked the 31st year in which Wilkins’ Pond hosted events for Idaho’s Free Fishing Day. 53 kids registered for the event and enjoyed a morning spent fishing for bass and trout with their families. The breezy, brisk morning managed to produce intermittent warm spells in uniso…

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Drum roll please! Bert Williamson will demonstrate traditional techniques for making a Nez Perce Drum be at Nez Perce National Historical Park two Saturdays in July. In addition to this demonstration Jewie Davis will give a talk about preserving the Nez Perce language. July events are as follows:

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Look at all of those pretty cats! The 4-H Cat kids have been working hard with their cats to train them for the big day, the 4-H Cat Show. The show was held on the 8th of June, with all the cats looking as nice as ever and ready to be judged. Madison Colwell, Alia Coil, Brittney Krahn, Danie…

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A fire reported to Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association on June 1, was at last discovered on June 5, near Elk Mountain. A single tree was burning, believed to have caused by lightning.

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Clearwater area hunters are encouraged to attend deer management plan open house in Lewiston, June 11.

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Garret Visser, a Conservation Program Coordinator with the Idaho Wildlife Federation (IWF) spoke to Chamber members at their general meeting June 5.

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The Salmon River Ranger District and Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will open several roads for access to personal use firewood starting June 15.

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On May 20 a high wind event blew down numerous large trees on the Heart of the Monster trail in Nez Perce National Historical Park. The trail was damaged and temporarily closed due to safety concerns. Park staff worked with local contractors, Herco Inc. Asphalt, to remove the fallen trees an…

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Full white-tailed and mule deer plans will be available in early June. Idaho Fish and Game is asking deer hunters to look at its draft management plans for mule deer and white-tailed deer and provide feedback to the department on the overall concepts of the plans and whether topics are missi…

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Fish and Game will host statewide events to help beginners get started Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a…

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The Ecological Forest Management Field tour will be held Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will view alternative forest management strategies that reference natural disturbance patterns and emphasize historic forest structures and species composition for enhancing biodiversity as w…

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The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the award of a wastewater planning grant in the amount of $32,500 to the city of Elk River in Clearwater County.

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Fishing can be a fun sport for kids and parents. Besides spending quality time together outdoors, families can get away from their hectic schedules and enjoy a sun-filled day laughing, talking and enjoying the fresh air.

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With the arrival of warmer spring days Idaho’s 65 different species of noxious weeds are emerging into our landscapers. These damaging non-native invasive plants annually attack Idaho’s lands and waters, and now is a great time to start the fight against early invasions.