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The work crew started on Wednesday. Here are a few photos to show that the crew is "raising the roof" for sure. The tin appears in wonderful condition.

We hope to bring back all the space in the building to be used by the community and hope a place all of you want to visit frequently. We are looking to push grocery and retail store fronts on the downstairs, a group of offices upstairs and a dance hall venue for live music events on the old dance floor. I will begin to update this site more as well as get our website established so you can all keep track of our progress. The tin ceiling will be coming back for sure. The upstairs windows reopened as well. If anyone is looking for retail or office space please contact myself at or message me on here. I hope that you all will enjoy what is coming to Salmon down the road. 
Very respectfully,
Frederick Snook


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Lance Pekus may be the best athlete you’ve never heard of.

But the strapping, young Idaho cowboy, who runs cattle at his father-in-law’s ranch in Salmon and works seasonally for the U.S. Forest Service, is making a name for himself on the TV sports competition “American Ninja Warrior.”

Now in his sixth season on the show, Pekus is known as the “Cowboy Ninja.” His sexy signature look highlights his brawny physique: Shirtless, jeans and black cowboy hat. His Twitter bio says he’s “powered by beef.”

The TV competition is a spinoff of the Japanese show Sasuke. Competitors try to get through a series of complex obstacles with names like Salmon Ladder and Warped Wall that require tremendous strength, agility, balance and timing.

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We have received several inquiries recently asking, " Does the Salmon Marathon benefit a charitable cause?".

ABSOLUTELY. All proceeds benefit the participants and horses of the local non-profit Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association, a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center, serving in Salmon for 23 years. There are no paid marathon staff members. Whitewater is also supported by volunteer staff. Your legs, heart and effort in this race makes a difference for others and you will have a wonderful experience.

Off Site Article: has links to great maps of fires and also to an interactive Eclipse map. 

Come to the site any time and you'll find the block with the links on the right side of the page (scroll down with a phone and it's under the articles). The fire maps show all current incidents, and there are also great daily satellite shots so people can track the smoke.

The Interactive Eclipse map will zoom in and around so you can pick the best local spots to view the eclipse. 

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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