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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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    SALMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says a fire near Salmon was started by fireworks. The Hot Springs fire started Sunday afternoon about 4 miles south of Salmon, east of the airport on BLM land. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service dispatched 4 engines, a federal helicopter, and the Lemhi Fire Protection District. The fire was fully contained at 25 acres at 9 a.m. Monday. The Buffalo Jump Fire started June 25. It was controlled at 6 acres. The cause of that fire is under investigation. The Salmon-Challis National Forest controlled two lightning-caused fires. The "K Fire" was located near K Mountain southeast of Salmon and was held to one-tenth of an acre. The "Deadwater" fire, near Deadwater on the North Fork Ranger District, was out at .20 of an acre. Fireworks are prohibited on all public land year-round. No fireworks of any kind may be possessed or discharged anywhere within the Salmon-Challis National Forest or the Salmon and Challis Field Office of the BLM, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Violators can be subject to a citation and fine with a maximum penalty of $5,000 or up to six months in jail.

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