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SALMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Firefighting crews are battling the "Dump" fire in the Dump Creek drainage about 3 miles from North Fork south of the Salmon River.  The Salmon-Challis National Forest discovered the fire at about 2 p.m. Monday.
 
The forest responded with a medium helicopter for water drops, 4 heli-rappellers, and a 10-person hand crew.  The fire is burning on the lower third of the slope in heavy grass, brush, and scattered timber.  The cause of the fire was not reported.
 
As of Monday, it was estimated at 3 acres with 14 firefighters.  There was zero containment, although fire crews expected to contain the fire Tuesday.
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Rural Idaho towns don't have quite the access to entertainment as some of the bigger cities, especially when it comes to live theater.

But this weekend Challis and Salmon get to see a quality play thanks to the Artists Repertory Theater of Idaho Falls, better known as ARTI.

The group packed up their costumes and props to take their comedy , “Tuna Does Vegas”  to Challis and Salmon.

"This will be the third year we're hitting the road and going to Salmon., “ARTI board member Melanie Senneff said. “This year we're going to Challis too and it's a donation to help their arts council. Arti's on the road."

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The possibility of severe thunderstorms in southwestern Montana has forecasters nervous.

The National Weather Service in Missoula has circled an area that includes Salmon, Idaho and Hamilton and Dillon, Montana, for scattered thunderstorms today and maybe again Saturday.

The strongest storms are expected to develop from Lemhi County, Idaho north and east into southwest Montana Friday afternoon, July 14.

NOAA Advised:

  • The areas with the best chance for strong downburst winds to 60 mph include Lemhi County in Idaho and Florence, Drummond and Butte in Montana. Other areas including the Missoula and Mission Valleys could see wind gusts between 30 and 50 mph. Another threat will be lightning for outdoor events and possible new fire starts. Expect storms to develop by 1 pm MDT over Lemhi County while southwest Montana will see activity develop by 3 pm and afterwards.
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    Learning How to ASK defining questions

    We set out on an unknown adventure on Monday when we started a six week program that would take students through the Design Process. We’re still unsure of our final destination, but Monday did bring some clarity to that overall goal. I tasked the students with learning how to ASK defining questions about their world. We began with a simple game of 20 questions as an ice breaker to trying to identify an object of my choosing within eyesight. With each time we played or asked, the students got better at narrowing down where or what the object was.

    To refrain from being stale we moved on to a second activity I had set up in the Children’s Section. The students gazed upon what could be a crime scene. They had to use to phrases in which to identify what they saw, “I notice” or “I wonder”. From this they developed deeper investigative skills about asking defining questions. I was very impressed with the ability to observe and infer aspects of this complicated scene.... more

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    High pressure is going to be directly over the northern Rockies through the weekend, meaning dangerously hot days and relatively warm nights across western Montana. Daytime highs will be in the 90s to around 100 degrees!

    Fire weather concerns: The hot temperatures will continue to dry fuels around western Montana. An increase is fire danger is possible. From time to time, in the afternoons and evenings, there will be a slight chance of an isolated shower or thundershower. The best chance will be across southwest Montana around the Butte and Dillon areas southwest to Salmon, Idaho. Little rain is expected.

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