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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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Revival Gold Inc. (NEX:RVG.H) (the "Company") announces the appointment of Steven Priesmeyer as Vice President, Exploration and Pete Blakeley as the Company's General Manager.

Steven Priesmeyer is an exploration geologist with over thirty years' experience managing and developing exploration projects. Mr. Priesmeyer was most recently responsible for delineating a 30 million ounce silver resource at Soltoro's El Rayo project located in Mexico. Soltoro was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in early 2015. Previously, Mr. Priesmeyer served as Exploration Manager for MinCore Inc. and in various positions with Yukon-Nevada Gold Corporation, A.C.A. Howe International Limited, Queenstake Resources Ltd. and Monarch Resources Ltd. In addition to the El Rayo project, Mr. Priesmeyer managed exploration on the advanced-stage Magistral gold deposit and the Tameapa copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit and was involved in exploration programs at the Jerritt Canyon mine property. Mr. Priesmeyer holds a B.Sc. in Geology and completed his M.Sc. in Geology at the University of Idaho. Mr. Priesmeyer is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

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Carmen Irizarry, a science teacher from Staten Island, has been chasing eclipses around the world. He has witnessed 20 solar eclipses in his 52 years, missing work, straining relationships and spending most of his life’s savings to chase the moon’s shadow across the globe. 

But it’s the Aug. 21 eclipse, the first in a century to cross the entire continental United States, that Kentrianakis has been looking forward to for a lifetime. As the moon races in its orbit around Earth, it will briefly pass between our planet and the sun, completely blocking out the sunlight for people standing in its 70-mile-wide shadow. Over the course of an hour and a half, that shadow will follow the moon’s path across the continent, beginning off the Oregon coast and sweeping down to South Carolina.

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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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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — US Cobalt Inc. (the “Company“) (TSXV:USCO) (Frankfurt:26X) (OTCQB:SCTFF) announces that the channel sampling program from within the underground adit at the Iron Creek cobalt project (the “Property“) in Lemhi County, Idaho, USA, is near completion.

The samples will be shipped to a nearby lab for assay and testing on a rush basis.  There are currently two drills operating on site and two additional drills have been requested, subject to availability, to be delivered in order to accelerate the summer drill campaign. Wayne Tisdale, CEO of the Company commented, “With the price of cobalt cresting 6 year highs, we feel that it’s of paramount importance to move our exploration along as quickly as possible in an effort to redefine our historical estimates and add value to our shareholders.  We will inform our shareholders as work progresses.”

Mr. Garry Clark, P. Geo., of Clark Exploration Consulting, is the “qualified person” as defined in NI 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content in this press release.

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Salmon Region Fish and Game will be holding two open houses to collect public input on the fall sage grouse season. In addition to information on sage grouse populations and season proposals, representatives from the BLM and NRCS will be on hand to discuss efforts to conserve sage grouse habitat and opportunities for sage grouse habitat projects on private land.
The meeting in Salmon will be at the Salmon Region Fish and Game office on July 19th from 4-6 PM. The meeting in Challis will be on July 20th at the Challis Community Events Center (411 Clinic Rd) from 4-6 PM. Please contact Bret Stansberry at the Salmon Region office (756-2217) for more information.
 

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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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Eight candidates have been selected for consideration to serve as a new Bonneville County Magistrate Judge.
     
    The last session of the Idaho Legislature created a fourth magistrate judge to reside in Bonneville County. 
     
    The list of nominees includes Dave Johnson, Steve Wetzel, Jordan Crane, Manual Murdoch, Steve Boyce, Tracy Gorman, Lindsey Romankiw, and John Cutler.
     
    The 7th Judiicial District Magistrate Commission will meet July 21 to interview each of the candidates. The public is invited to attend the interviews in 25-minute segments beginning at 9 a.m.
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    "Snowpocalypse 2017" may feel like a distant memory, but anglers and businesses that cater to them are still feeling the effects. 

    The swollen rivers resulting from the melting snow made the migration from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho difficult for Chinook salmon. This year's salmon return is less than half of the 10-year average. 

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