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TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Travel Council distributed more than $4.5 million in grant funds for tourism marketing this week, including more than $300,000 for Southern Idaho Tourism.

Each year, 45 percent of Idaho’s lodging tax collections is distributed back to communities through the grant program. The council met this week in Lava Hot Springs and awarded money to eligible tourism development organizations to be used toward marketing and promoting tourism.


With additional grant money available this year, Southern Idaho Tourism got more than it had asked for.

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Scientific Metals Corp. ("STM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STM) (FRANKFURT:26X) (OTCQB:SCTFF) wishes to clarify certain information regarding the historical estimates disclosed in its press release earlier today relating to the Iron Creek Cobalt Property in Lemhi County, Idaho, USA (the "Property").

A substantial amount of historical exploratory work has been completed on the Property, including approximately 30,000 feet of diamond drilling, and the mining of 1,500 feet of underground workings. Exploration by several companies since the 1940s, including Hanna Mining, Noranda Exploration, Inc. and Cominco, has identified a number of significant cobalt, a key component in Lithium-ion batteries, and copper targets on the Property. The Property is located in the most prolific trend of cobalt mineralization in the USA, the Idaho Cobalt Belt. The Property shares similar geology and structure with other deposits in the 40 mile long Idaho Cobalt Belt, including the Blackbird Mine and the proposed Idaho Cobalt Mine (Formation Metals)....

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BOISE - It' has been nearly a year now since 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. went missing while on a camping trip with his family near Leadore, Idaho. It's a story that's garnered national attention, especially with last week's People Magazine article in which the toddler's parents outline what happened that day, and what they've done since.

On Thursday, Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman told KTVB he thinks the parents are hiding something. Sheriff Bowerman says he, along with other agencies, have searched from air to ground, turning over logs, digging holes, checking mine shafts and the rivers and reservoirs in that area, and still have no trace. 

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SALMON — Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman said 2015 was a difficult year for law enforcement in Lemhi County.

The year’s events began with a shootout between the sheriff and a local rancher in April and continued with the missing person case of 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. in July.

Though it’s not even March yet, 2016 is also proving to be a tough year for authorities in Lemhi County. Earlier this month, a 32-year-old man was fatally shot on US Highway 93 North in Lemhi County.

To say that the recent wave of violence is unusual in Lemhi County would be an understatement. But Bowerman said it has reaffirmed his decision to retire from law enforcement when his term ends....

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BOISE, Idaho—September 22, 2015—Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Gina Knudson as the Region 7 representative on the Idaho Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

“We are thrilled to have Gina join a vibrant group of dedicated servants on the Economic Advisory Council.  She will be an important voice representing the needs of Central Idaho, and her background in economic development, city government and the non-profit sector will play a crucial role in furthering the economic vitality of our state,” said Idaho Commerce Director Jeffery Sayer. 

Gina Knudson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Salmon Valley Stewardship in Salmon, Idaho.  A native of Mountain Home, Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, Gina has 25 years of experience working in marketing, journalism and non-profit organizations.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to two teenage children, Carly and Ty.

The Idaho Economic Advisory Council advises the Governor and the Idaho Department of Commerce on goals and objectives that further economic development within the state. The council makes recommendations to the Governor on applications for block grant funding and reviews industrial revenue bond allocations.  Additionally, council members advise their regions on economic development opportunities and represent their interests to state government.  

Beginning July 1, 2014, the EAC also gained statutory oversight authority for the new Idaho Tax Reimbursement Incentive. The council reviews and grants final approval for refundable credits on income, sales and payroll taxes of up to 30 percent for up to 15 years to qualifying new or expanding Idaho businesses.  

This year has flown by for the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market.  Yet there is so much more FUN planned for the last month of the 2015 season. Look what is happening at the Lemhi County Farmers' Market....
Sept 12:  Salmon Marathon.  This year the marathon will be ending at the pavilion in the Town Square Park.  Sponsored by Whitewater Therapeutic Riding Association.  Fruits and veggies will be in adbundance this week and artisaans have a few surprises for you as well.
Sept 19:  There is always time for one more Flea Market.  Bring your items to the market (must meet market standards)
Sept 26:  This is our last day for the market and what better way to end the season than to bring to the community the 4th Annual Apple Festival.  Idaho Heritage Tree Project started the ball rolling for this festival and we intend to keep it rolling.  Apple Pie competition were the winner takes all, apple pies for sale, kids games…….The fun goes on!  Looking for those who would like to help in organizing this event.  Please call Julie at 993.1198.
You can change your world and make it a better place by visiting the Lemhi County Farmer’s Market every week and supporting our local farmers and artisans.  Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and visit our website at  If you would like more information on how you can participate in the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.993.1198 or via email
See you at the market!
The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market is gearing up for Salmon River Days for their annual Farmers’ Market and Flea Market.  Extra booth spaces are available for the 2 day event of July 3, 9am to 4 pm, and July 4, 9 am to 1 pm.  This is a great time to show case a business that does not have a store front on Main Street.  Maybe you are thinking of opening your own business but don’t know where or how to start.  For example, FeaT Skateboard features local artists who have their original paintings on the boards.  We also have Perfectly Twisted Knots, owned by Brandon Charlton, who creates everything from bracelets and collars to key chains and electronic covers all made out of a variety of cording and design.  Plus Rustic Knives owner Robert Klich who produces antler handled knives made from elk sheds that are found locally.  Each hunting, fishing or carry knife is made of high quality carbon steel and comes with its own handmade sheath.
There is nothing more rewarding than watching a young person turn into a young entrepreneur.  There is a level of self-confidence that is visual on their faces as they strike up a conversation with you describing their items that they have created.  This year the market welcomes the return of 2 such girls to the Flea Market with their face painting talents. Romi & Keena will be on hand this weekend, July 27, and for the 4th of July festivities.
Let’s face it food is what catches the attention of the nose and the market is sporting several booths to do just that.  Dawn Nardella focuses on tamales complete with a side of beans and Spanish rice.  The Kitchen, owned by Shannon Weaver, will continue to bring her famous breakfast burritos. And don’t forget about her wonderful mustard.  The Parkers, owned by Brian & Julie Parker, will feature fresh baked cream biscuits and gravy.  Breads, cookies, pies, jams and jelly all made by local artisans can be found all through the market.
This week’s market on June 27 will be such a great source for food and art.


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