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The route of the Sand Ship Discovery - 1966 CJ-5 Jeep
The Discovery crossing the Rio Tuira at Balsal, Darien Gap, Panama
A Guinness Book of Record Jeep Please join the Upton's on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the Salmon Library for an inspirational slide presentaton of their five year, 56,000 mile world circumnavigating expedition in a 1966 CJ-5 Jeep, christened the Sand Ship Discovery. The presentation chronicles Loren and Patty Upton’s expedition to take one American made vehicle around the world on a north / south course, all on land except for the South Atlantic Ocean, road end to roads end. There was tragedy, corrupt officials, accidents, life-threatening breakdowns, and a Guinness Book of Record entry for the first all land crossing of the Darien Gap of Panama and Colombia by vehicle. Bring the whole family and enjoy a night of high adventure and the true story of how failure is not an option. Donations gladly accepted and light refreshments will be served.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued an Air Quality Advisory and Stage 1 Air Quality Forecast and Caution to notify residents of Lemhi and Custer counties of degraded air quality. Due to wildfire smoke, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. Air quality is currently in the GOOD category and is forecast to vary from Good to Unhealthy.

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If you havent driven by the rink lately you need to. The new Snack Shack is going up quick. We have had such a tremendous and generous response from the community and local contractors, that the Board and Snack Shack Subcommittee agreed we could build a second story for viewing and warming. 
This addition has added a small cost to the overall construction. While we have fully funded the main floor, we only have enough to finish the 2nd story shell.
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Salmon, Idaho:  Many of our neighbors have noticed and asked, why are so many of our buildings in such bad shape? Specifically, the white paint on many of our buildings has been chipping and flaking off for several years.  Most of those buildings are in good shape in general, but their appearance has been lacking.  This has not gone unnoticed! Forest building managers have been caught between a rock and hard place, with very old buildings, tight and reduced budgets, and government regulations that are designed to keep people safe and the environment clean. 

What is the common thread with all these issues? Lead-based paint! Lead has been used in paints for centuries.  Some of our buildings were built before 1910, and many were built in the 1930s and 40s.  Lead in paint usually makes for a long-lasting and durable paint that both looks good and protects the buildings.  Unfortunately, lead is also toxic.  Lead was banned from use on residential and public building in 1978. So, many buildings built prior to 1978 have lead-based paint on them.

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Of all the paddlers in this series, none has a more singular or spectacular story than that of Dr Walt Blackadar, the gun-toting, vodka-drinking country doctor who started kayaking in his mid-40s and, through sheer bravery bordering on lunacy, tackled first descents the likes of which the world had never seen.
By Steffan Meyric Hughes

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SALMON, Idaho- Being the center of attention isn’t unusual for Tater Tot, a 31-inch tall Miniature Horse who’s a part of Salmon, Idaho’s, Discovery Care Center’s pet therapy program. Wherever Tater goes, the little palomino and white horse attracts attention, whether visiting residents at the Care Center, entertaining youngsters at the Child Development Center or pulling his cart down Main Street during the annual Salmon River Days Parade. Almost everyone in town knows him, as he’s one of Salmon’s biggest celebrities. As a therapeutic equine with the Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association (WTRRA), Tater who, has been visiting the Care Center for over 14 years, is also a pioneer in his field, as he’s one of the first equines to actually go into a care center and make bedside visits with the residents.

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The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon completely obscure the sun for a few moments on Aug. 21. There's technically plenty of room for every American to pack into the narrow zone from Oregon to South Carolina where the total blackout will occur, shown on this eclipse map. But most of the country will be moored in a place where they will see only a partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon will block anywhere from nearly the entire sun to just a slice of it.

So we decided to create a simulation of the eclipse (above) that shows a view of the sky from any location in the U.S., allowing you to see what the eclipse will look like from anywhere. Here's what it will look like from Goreville, Illinois, a town of 1,067 lucky people where the eclipse will last for the longest period, over two-and-a-half minutes:...

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What's in your drinking water? Whether you're wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that could help. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its new Tap Water Database today (July 26), a searchable database that allows users in the U.S. to enter either their ZIP code or their local utility's name to learn what's in their tap water. The EWG is an independent advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that's focused on public health and environmental issues...

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