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CYBER ATTACKS 8-15-2017 LMS

Cyber-attacks constitute the most challenging issue facing all cities and counties in the country as well as every internet using individual.

Lemhi County Treasurer Mary Ann Heiser recently returned from the annual National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers (NACCTF) Convention in Columbus, Ohio where she was one of two representatives for the state of Idaho. 

She told the Lemhi County Commissioners Monday, August 14, that one of his year’s topics focused on cyber-attacks, subsequent ransom ware data rescues and how to take cyber security precautions. She said the largest data attack to date involves 80 million clients of Home Depot. One of the country’s largest insurance companies has also been a target which means the release of all forms of private information and there are daily reports of data theft which compromise the privacy of many millions of people. The art of cyber-attacks has become a worldwide industry employing millions of workers.

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SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Forest rangers and fire managers across the U.S. West will be on high alert as motorists flock to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming for next week's total solar eclipse, clogging roads and straining scarce resources at the height of summer wildfire season.

The rare spectacle of the moon passing directly in front the sun, combined with the appeal of the West's great outdoors, is expected to draw tens of thousands of eclipse enthusiasts to rugged, remote national forests and rangelands from the Cascades to the Northern Rockies.

The Lolo Peak fire took another run of more than 3,800 acres Thursday night, jumping the containment line and burning structures.

On Friday morning, Public Information Officer Mike Martin said “today will be the most critical day of the fire to date.”

The fire is now estimated at 18,896 acres.

 

The number of burned structures, and whether they were homes or outbuildings hasn’t been released. Missoula County Rural Fire is assessing the damage.

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Of all the paddlers in this series, none has a more singular or spectacular story than that of Dr Walt Blackadar, the gun-toting, vodka-drinking country doctor who started kayaking in his mid-40s and, through sheer bravery bordering on lunacy, tackled first descents the likes of which the world had never seen.
By Steffan Meyric Hughes

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SALMON, Idaho- Being the center of attention isn’t unusual for Tater Tot, a 31-inch tall Miniature Horse who’s a part of Salmon, Idaho’s, Discovery Care Center’s pet therapy program. Wherever Tater goes, the little palomino and white horse attracts attention, whether visiting residents at the Care Center, entertaining youngsters at the Child Development Center or pulling his cart down Main Street during the annual Salmon River Days Parade. Almost everyone in town knows him, as he’s one of Salmon’s biggest celebrities. As a therapeutic equine with the Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association (WTRRA), Tater who, has been visiting the Care Center for over 14 years, is also a pioneer in his field, as he’s one of the first equines to actually go into a care center and make bedside visits with the residents.

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The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon completely obscure the sun for a few moments on Aug. 21. There's technically plenty of room for every American to pack into the narrow zone from Oregon to South Carolina where the total blackout will occur, shown on this eclipse map. But most of the country will be moored in a place where they will see only a partial eclipse, which occurs when the moon will block anywhere from nearly the entire sun to just a slice of it.

So we decided to create a simulation of the eclipse (above) that shows a view of the sky from any location in the U.S., allowing you to see what the eclipse will look like from anywhere. Here's what it will look like from Goreville, Illinois, a town of 1,067 lucky people where the eclipse will last for the longest period, over two-and-a-half minutes:...

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What's in your drinking water? Whether you're wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that could help. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its new Tap Water Database today (July 26), a searchable database that allows users in the U.S. to enter either their ZIP code or their local utility's name to learn what's in their tap water. The EWG is an independent advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that's focused on public health and environmental issues...

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The Salmon City Council has been invited to participate in creating a vision for future educational goals in the community.

At the August 2 meeting of the council Jenny Tracy said that last December a Community Educational Summit was attended by 60 community leaders. As a result, three committees were formed including the Education Community Committee which has developed a plan for county visioning sessions. She said the group is inviting graduating students, parents, teachers, business leaders and elected officials to any one of the several sessions to discuss where education is going and what the community’s vision of education in Lemhi County should look like.

Tracy said the visioning sessions will be proctored by Laurel York Odell and representatives from all the schools in Lemhi County will be attending. Tracy said it is important for elected officials to also participate. She invited members of the council to attend the August 15 session from 11AM to 1:30 PM in the Steele Memorial Clinic Conference Center.

The council then went on to unanimously waive the third reading of Ordinance 17-833, and pass the city’s fiscal year 2017-18 proposed budget on its second reading.

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VANCOUVERAug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - eCobalt Solutions Inc. (TSX: ECS; OTCQB: ECSIF) (the "Company" or "eCobalt") is providing an update on its Feasibility Study ("FS") and recently initiated pre-construction activities on its 100% owned Idaho Cobalt Project ("ICP") in anticipation of final FS receipt expected later in September.  The ICP is the only near term, environmentally permitted and primary cobalt project located in the United States.  In 2016 eCobalt commissioned the FS with Micon International Limited ("Micon") and SNC-Lavalin ("SNC"). 

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A Massachusetts federal court held its first hearing last week for a 2-year-old personal injury case in which a Glock pistol allegedly blew up in a hunter’s hands.

The plaintiff, Rodney MacDonald, of Chester, filed the case against the gun maker and three other defendants, but in their answers to his complaint, they all lobbed allegations against each other.

The lawsuit brings claims against various participants in the supply chain, including Georgia-based Glock; retailer Cabela’s, of Sidney, Nebraska; ammo maker Buffalo Bore, of Salmon, Idaho; and distributor Guns and Gear, of Agawam, Massachusetts.

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