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U.S. Rare Earths, Inc., (OTCBB: UREE), a rare earths exploration company with mining claims located in Lemhi County, Idaho and Beaverhead County, Montana as well as the Powderhorn and Wet Mountain areas of Colorado, announced today that UREE is one of only four rare earth companies in the United States referenced in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Critical Materials Strategy Report officially presented today at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. Article from The Street.

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From the LemhiWeb development team:

As everyone is noticing, a new version of LemhiWeb has been rolled out this week. It has been quite an adventure, and was not without a few hiccups! 

Several people had links to the old site in their favorites that were delivering a squished up page with the columns in the wrong place. We eventually realized that removnig some specialized formatting, and freshly typing Lemhiweb.com into the address bar, cleared the problem up on most computers. Some of it still remains a mystery as to why it happened, but that is the nature of computers. They're complicated!

Several folks were confused by the login we provided in the right column and thought they had to log in to read the news.  Not so! The news on LemhiWeb is free, and always will be free. Obviously we will run advertisements in various places (and appreciate both the advertisers who support us and the users who support them). But we are not gathering emails for sales purposes and do not require a login.

The login form is for people who want to write for the site. So please, those of you out there who would like to contribute to Citizen Journalism.... make an account, fill in a good profile so we know who you are and to help us verify your account. Once you are verified you can start contributing useful and pertinent news to the site. 

Though it has only been one week since the new site rollout, we already have the good people over at the Salmon Public Library contributing articles, and want to give them a big thumbs-up for their contribution about the Winter Reading Program. Barb will be working with those of you who contributed before, but give her a little time - she's learning it herself. 

Stay tuned for more to come:


Hunters in the Wood River Valley are nearing the state-set limit on wolf harvest in the region, having killed 18 of an allowed 25 wolves. The Southern Mountains Region, which includes the Wood River Valley and extends east across the Pioneer, White Knob, Lost River, Lemhi and Beaverhead mountain ranges to the Montana border, is one of the few wolf management zones in Idaho to have a quota. Article from Idaho Mountain Express.

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First Book in Let’s Talk About It Series

Thefirst book in the Salmon Library Let’s Talk About It Reading and Discussion Program is Bless Me Ultima (1972) by Rudolfo A. Anaya. This work is a novel of childhood memory and magic and is the first novel created by the New Mexico writer.

It was published at a time when Mexican American writing was only beginning to “come of age.”  Anaya was born in New Mexico and is a descendant of the Spaniards who emigrated from present-day Mexico as early as 1598.  These early New Mexicans received land grants from the king of Spain and have lived on the land continuously since that time. The book was awarded the prestigious Premio Quinto Sol Award in 1972.

The novel deals with a sensitive seven year old, who from the earliest moments of his life is torn between two worlds.  The mother’s family represents the soil and the stable farmers, while his father is representative of the horseman who ranges over much of the territory.  It is Ultima, the village curandera, or folk healer, who guides the young man’s growth and who is a constant force present until the end of the novel. A calm novel of peace and desired harmony in an ancient tradition, the novel possesses an element of “magical realism” that has been used to describe much of Latin American literature.

This year’s Let’s Talk About It theme is Other Americas. As our country continues to grow more diverse, divisions remain in our society.  Despite the fragmentation, we also realize that there are things that unite us all.  The books in this series provide a window on how this has come to be historically, and how the future may be shaped.  

Each program will have a featured speaker who will set the stage for some lively group discussions. Participants are encouraged to read the book selection prior to the program, but all interested parties are encouraged to attend any or all programs that are scheduled for Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Salmon Public Library, 204 Main Street, Salmon.

The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced in October that it will distribute almost $91,000 among its second-year grant recipients.

            The 25 nonprofit recipients ranged from Coeur d’Alene to Salmon Assembly of God and Boise to Shelley, with grants that include bulk meat purchase in Coeur d’Alene, a walk-in freezer in Jerome, additional freezer storage space in Salmon and food purchases statewide.

            The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Food Bank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation opportunity was on the 2010 Idaho State Income Tax Form 40, which allowed taxpayers to designate a dollar amount for the Fund. 

            The Fund accepted grant applications between July 1 and July 31 from any Idaho nonprofit that provided hunger relief. The grant funds were targeted at projects that would expand existing food storage or distribution capacities or otherwise increase support services related to hunger relief in Idaho.

            Taxpayers’ generosity allowed the Fund’s Executive Committee to distribute $90,978.04, up from $78,100 last year. The stated purpose of the Fund allows food providers to request funding for emergency food purchases, assistance to expand capacities and funding for hunger relief services and programs.

            With the demand for emergency food at The Idaho Food Bank up 93% in the past four years, the resources of food providers large and small are stretched badly. In some cases, people are being turned away. The Idaho Food Bank Fund’s goal is to provide critically needed financial assistance and to provide immediate help to the nonprofits that our hungry Idaho neighbors need.


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