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Bravura Ventures Corp. (OTC: BRVVF) is a resources company with a primary focus on advanced stage gold projects in North America. The company holds an option agreement to acquire 100% interest in the Musgrove Creek gold property that consists of nine claims covering an area of 168.8 acres located in Lemhi County, Idaho.

On October 24th the Bravura Ventures Corp announced that it has entered into another option agreement with Golden Predator Mining Corp. to acquire up to a 90% interest in and to certain mineral properties, together with the surface rights, mineral rights, personal property and permits. The mineral property is located in the Watson Lake Mining District in southeast Yukon.

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Friday afternoon thunderstorms sparked five new blazes in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, according to a Forest Service press release.

The 3 Mile Fire, east of Anderson Mountain and north of Dahlonega Creek, was about 10-12 acres Saturday afternoon and threatened trail closures on the Continental Divide Trail, the release said. Eight firefighters and eight smokejumpers were fighting the blaze, with two crews en route to the fire. Because of its location, access was limited, officials said.


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The Wood River Baseball and Softball Association U-12 All-Star baseball team won the Salmon tournament last weekend in undefeated fashion.

    Wood River won its first games 4-1 and 5-4 over Idaho Falls and Bitterroot, and blanked Salmon 10-0. The champions didn’t allow a run in their final three games including a 12-0 semi-final victory over the Mini-Cassia Rookies.

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SALMON — A mother accused of poisoning her 6-month-old daughter with methamphetamine will stand trial.

Heather Elam of Salmon sobbed during most of the seven-hour preliminary hearing in which 7th District Judge Stephen Clark ruled there was enough evidence to proceed on a first-degree murder charge...

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Last night's election results are in and it will not be illegal to plan Kayak parks in the city of Salmon. According to results, 258 people did not think it would be a good idea to throw young folks in jail for Kayak-like activity in the City. Strangely enough.169 people did vote for Proposition 1, and will likely continue to rant their hateful retoric over recreation. 

Once again, Salmon's politics made for interesting commentary on Idaho Television. Carol Honas, of Idaho 8, was not able to keep a straight face as she reported our issues. She kindly called it "One of the more interesting items" on election day. 

We, in Salmon, can now safely take our Kayaks out of hiding and continue along with our lives. 


A vacant patch of ground at Idaho Fish and Game’s Salmon Outdoor Classroom was recently transformed into a haven for pollinating insects thanks to the efforts of Girl Scout Troop 575. Paige Rackham, Brooke Axtell, Brenna Fisher, Mariquita Andrews, and Cheyenne Ward braved rain, wind, and mud to plant wildflower seed and native shrubs that will provide important sources of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The planting project was a big step toward earning the girls a Silver Star Award, the highest award available to Girl Scout Cadets. The Silver Award gives girls the chance to show that they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their communities. To earn the award girls choose and work on a service project that provides a positive lasting impact on their community.

The Troop decided to focus their project on the garden because of pollinators’ importance in ecosystems and in pollinating 35 percent of the world’s food crops. Declining trends in pollinator populations (bees and monarch butterflies in particular) were concerning to the girls. By planting a pollinator-friendly garden, they would increase pollinator habitat while providing a community resource for teachers, students, and the public visiting the Salmon Outdoor Classroom on Bean Lane in Salmon.

With support from Troop 575 leaders Diane Wright and Shelly England and Idaho Fish and Game wildlife biologist Beth Waterbury, the girls selected a pollinator conservation seed mix and native flowering shrubs providing a wide variety of nectar and pollen sources that bloom from spring until late in fall. Wildflowers in the seed mix included Bigelow’s Aster, Black-Eyed Susan, Blanketflower, Blue Columbine, Golden Aster, Mountain Lupine, Prairie Coneflower, Rocky Mountain Beeplant, and Rocky Mountain Penstemon. The seed mix also included bunch grasses to provide habitat for ground-dwelling bees. Native shrubs planted were Chokecherry, Serviceberry, Golden Currant, Snowberry, and Syringa.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a mule deer doe in the city limits of Salmon. Idaho Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Tom Curet said the reward was offered by an anonymous donor in hopes of securing leads for Conservation Officers investigating the case. The adult doe, pregnant with fawns, was found dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday, April 4 in the 1600 block of Shoup Street. Senior Conservation Officer Dane Cook says he hopes anyone with information about this case steps forward so “this senseless and reckless crime” can be solved.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Citizen Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or contact the Salmon Region Fish and Game office at 208-756-2271. Information may be left anonymously. Callers may remain anonymous and still be eligible to receive the reward.


An investigation is under way in Lemhi County after the sheriff shot a rancher Monday.

Around 11:30 a.m., Sheriff Lynn Bowerman and Chief Deputy Steve Penner responded to the Leadore area, regarding an ongoing problem with local rancher Blair Kauer, the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office said.

Bowerman and Penner saw Kauer on a back road. They tried to pull Kauer over, but he wouldn't stop.

During this time Bowerman and Penner learned that Kauer had possibly threatened several individuals with a gun.

Kauer finally stopped at his home. Bowerman arrived moments later and saw him with a loaded 22-caliber rifle.

Kauer threatened Bowerman with the gun, and  Bowerman fired one shot, hitting Kauer in the wrist area, said the sheriff's office.

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