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Rick Poisel, Idaho state service officer, will be conducting an outreach from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in rooms 515 and 516, building five, of College of Eastern Idaho, 1600 S. 25th E.

All veterans, family members and widows or widowers of veterans are encouraged to attend. He will work with veterans one-on-one, answering questions on pension and compensation and assisting with the filing of all claims with the VA Regional Office in Boise. In addition, he will address VA health care eligibility and assist with the application process.

He will provide information on both of the local facilities which provide medical services to eligible veterans: George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City and the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Pocatello, Ammon and Salmon. His services are free of charge.

This is not in Salmon, but local veterans can contact the county veterans representative in your area or call Rick at 208-235-7890, for information.

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Idaho Safewise-Safest Cities has ranked Salmon among the top ten safest cities in the state.

The ranking is based on cites in Idaho that reported fewer than ten crimes per 1,000 people during the last year. A statistic of ten crimes per 1,000 people is 50 percent less than the Idaho average and it’s 70 percent less than the national average. ‘Violent’ and ‘Property’ are the two categories of crime considered in the community safety rankings. Violent crimes are listed as aggravated assault, murder, rape or robbery. Property crimes are identified as burglary, arson, larceny/theft or motor vehicle theft.

Based on the lack of crime numbers, Salmon came in as the 5th safest place to live in Idaho.

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As Westerns go, the movie was a good adventure story without being great. Perhaps the main attraction was that it was Marilyn Monroe's only real Western in her collection of movies.

We must discount "Ticket To Tomahawk" in which she had a very minor role and "The Misfits," although set in today's West not a legitimate entry in the Western genre.

"River of No Return" is noteworthy on several counts. Besides being Marilyn's only Western, it was also director Otto Preminger's only foray into making a Western.

The producer actually wanted William Wellman, Raoul Walsh or Henry King to direct (all of whom had experience directing Westerns). However, Preminger had a contract with 20th Century Fox and was intrigued by the screenplay and the casting of Monroe opposite Robert Mitchum.

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Salmon Hockey Snack Shack has posted a new update about the progress of the building. Here's the latest from Michelle Tucker:

We have windows, walls and measurements have been taken for the cabinets. We still need help meeting our goal. Please share the news with your friends. The new restrooms and Snack Shack is going up!;

There are two ways that you can help. 

  1. Donate some money! https://www.gofundme.com/salmon-hockey-snack-shack
  2. Pass the donation page along to your friends.

One of the reasons that Gofundme is such a popular place to donate is because it is very easy to share with your friends. Go to the page (yea... make a donation first) and then use the share buttons that are available. You can share it on your Facebook page, you can share it with individual friends. You can also email the link to people you know.

Another good idea is to print out a flyer to post or hand out at your church. We've made one for you! 

Click the PDF link below, print and share! 


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