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DOWNTOWN PARKING 7-5-17 LMS

In the opinion of the Salmon City Council the lack of convenient downtown parking is an issue that directly affects the business future of Salmon. For that reason an Executive Session to discuss the acquisition of currently vacant property was part of the council’s July 5 agenda.

Following the executive meeting discussions regarding the importance of parking space continued. Councilman Jim Bockelman expressed the opinion that the city should consider buying vacant property for that purpose. Councilman Russ Chinske said he was torn between letting the market be the market and the need for parking, With the thought there are a lot of other beneficial ways to use the money it would cost to buy property, he urged his fellow council members to be economically prudent, 

In Councilman Neal James’ opinion the parking space the city lost when the downtown corner aprons were built should be replaced. Council President Jim Baker said he favors purchasing downtown core property for parking and that he would be amenable to expending taxpayer money for the city’s future benefit. Councilman Ken Hill agreed.

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A man who allegedly built a bomb capable of demolishing the Nederland Colorado police station in order to avenge the vigilante murder of a fellow member of a 1970s era hippie gang will plead guilty to an attempted bombing charge.

Ansberry, intent on avenging his buddy’s death, left his home and traveled to Salmon, Idaho, where on July 20 he bought Haxamine tablets at Murdoch’s Home and Ranch Supply store. He constructed an improvised explosive device with a cell phone, a silicon control rectifier attached by wires to a 9-volt battery, powders, and a Mason jar containing a small automotive light bulb and Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine. Hexamine tablets are precursor chemicals for the HMTD. He placed the bomb inside a backpack along with four plastic bags of powder that were later determined to be explosive material.

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IDAHO FALLS — Like many other agencies throughout the region and state, Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) is busily planning and preparing for the total solar eclipse, which is set to appear on August 21, 2017.

All EIPH office locations except for Lemhi County will be closed on August 21. Our planning efforts revolve around some of the core public health services we provide the community including food and drinking water safety, proper disposal of sewage and solid waste (trash), and personal preparedness. This health and safety information is valuable to local community members, businesses, and individuals coming into the region to view the eclipse.

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IDAHO FALLS — Around 50 people gathered at a pavilion at Freeman Park Monday evening to pray, remember, light candles and release balloons in honor of DeOrr Kunz.

The Idaho Falls toddler vanished two years ago today while on a camping trip in Lemhi County with his parents, great-grandfather and a friend of his great-grandfather. There has been no sign of DeOrr since that day, and nobody has been charged in connection to his disappearance.

DeOrr’s mother, Jessica Mitchell, and other family members, including his aunt, Tanisha Tompkins, shared memories of the child during the 30-minute vigil. Carol Dodge led the group in a prayer and then dozens of blue balloons were released into the sky with several people saying, “Come home, DeOrr.”

“I feel like it’s people showing their support for little man,” Mitchell told EastIdahoNews.com. “That’s what this is all about. It’s not about me, it’s not about his dad, it’s really not about anybody except my son.”

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Cobalt Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV:USCO) (Frankfurt:26X) (OTCQB:SCTFF) is pleased to announce the mobilization of work crews to commence the 2017 exploration program at the Iron Creek cobalt project (the "Property") in Lemhi County, Idaho, USA. 

The Company will mobilize two drilling rigs and mapping and sampling crews this week.  The core drilling rigs are scheduled to arrive and commence drilling the No Name Zone this week and will drill around the clock.  A total of approximately 30,000 feet of drilling is planned for 2017.

Adit Number One has been rehabilitated in preparation of underground geological mapping and channel sampling programs.  The results of these programs will contribute to guiding the drilling campaign.  Over 1,000 feet of underground channel sampling and over 5,000 feet of surface rock sampling are planned and will also contribute to guiding the drilling campaign.  Surface and underground mapping programs will also contribute to the understanding of the cobalt mineralization in the No Name Zone.

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FOLLOWING COUNCIL DECISIONS 7-5-17 LMS

Even though the Salmon City Council voted to not impose the usual facility rental fees for the recent Preparedness Fair held at the Sacajawea Center on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, a refundable deposit of $500 for unforeseen expenses or damages was still required. Due to the organizers’ not abiding by the specific days originally reserved, not all of the deposit will be returned.

Members of the Salmon City Council, Mayor Leo Marshall, Sacajawea Center Director Lin Gray and City Clerk Mary Benton discussed the situation at the July 5 council meeting. 

Benton reminded the council they and the event organizers had first agreed to Thursday, June 29 as the day the vendors would set up their wares in advance of the start of the Fair. The organizers then decided they wouldn’t need the advance time therefore the set up time was rescheduled for Friday the 30th. . Benton said when participants started driving stakes in the ground to anchor the vendor tents on Wednesday the 28th, even though the center director told them they weren’t scheduled for that day the set up continued and Gray didn’t want to ask them to leave.

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ANIMAL HOUSING 7-5-17 LMS

In the last 12 months the Lemhi County Humane Society Animal Shelter has given refuge to 220 dogs and 130 cats according to an annual report given the Salmon City Council by Humane Society President Cindy Phelps.

Phelps broke down the numbers as to origin of residence at the council’s July 5 meeting. She said 20 percent of the dogs come from the county therefore that means about 80 percent of the canines are city residents. Only about two percent of the cats are brought in from the county and the rest come from the city. The shelter has a successful rate of home finding due to a network of other rescue organizations, one in Boise and two in Missoula. When the staff is unable to find a local home the animal is sent to one of the other organizations where Phelps said placement is usually achieved in a day or two.

She said the Humane Society runs the Animal Shelter and is able to supply Spay and Neuter coupons from grants as well as its own funds.

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HELENA — A salmonella outbreak across the country has hit 14 people in Montana and is linked to contact with live poultry.

The Department of Public Health and Human Services said Monday that the new cases in Montana have been reported in 11 different counties. Those infected are from the counties of Cascade, Gallatin, Glacier, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Mineral, Missoula, Powder River, Ravalli, Roosevelt and Yellowstone.

The Centers for Disease Control said 372 people in 47 states have contracted the disease this year.

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Editor’s note: Research, tenacious advocates and $16 billion have lifted Columbia salmon from the brink of extinction. But the Northwest has yet to figure out a sustainable long-term plan to save the fish that provide spiritual sustenance for tribes, food for the table, and hundreds of millions of dollars in business and ecological benefits. This is part of a special series of reports exploring whether salmon can ultimately survive.

Just one of the three pods of endangered southern resident killer whales has shown up this year in the Salish Sea near the San Juan Islands northwest of Seattle, their summer home as long as researchers have followed them since 1976.

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