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Learning How to ASK defining questions

We set out on an unknown adventure on Monday when we started a six week program that would take students through the Design Process. We’re still unsure of our final destination, but Monday did bring some clarity to that overall goal. I tasked the students with learning how to ASK defining questions about their world. We began with a simple game of 20 questions as an ice breaker to trying to identify an object of my choosing within eyesight. With each time we played or asked, the students got better at narrowing down where or what the object was.

To refrain from being stale we moved on to a second activity I had set up in the Children’s Section. The students gazed upon what could be a crime scene. They had to use to phrases in which to identify what they saw, “I notice” or “I wonder”. From this they developed deeper investigative skills about asking defining questions. I was very impressed with the ability to observe and infer aspects of this complicated scene.... more

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Seventeen States , so far, will have runners in the Salmon Marathon 2017. Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Be the first from your State to register or join your State on September 9 in Salmon, Idaho

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On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. It’ll be the first to traverse coast to coast in nearly a century. There will be 69 total solar eclipses visible from somewhere on the planet in the next 100 years, but only a few will be visible from North America.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns between the Earth and the sun. The shadow directly under the moon, called the umbra, is a total eclipse. The moon will also have a penumbra, which is a lighter shadow around the umbra. This is viewed as a partial eclipse. The path of the moon’s umbra as it moves across Earth is called the path of totality.

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More than 500 lightning strikes in the last 24 hours, starting Sunday and into Monday, in the Bitterroot Valley started at least four fires on the national forest.

The largest is the Boulder Point Fire at three-quarters of an acre on the West Fork District just west of the Boulder Point Lookout. A helicopter is dropping water on the blaze, and firefighters were hiking to it Monday afternoon. It was expected to be contained soon.

The other three fires are less than one-tenth of an acre, and two already are either contained or out.

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A wildfire burning south of Bruneau ignited Sunday afternoon and grew rapidly overnight. Evacuations are in place and firefighters are dealing with high winds.

The Loveridge Fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. Sunday and was estimated to be around 4,000 acres by day’s end. In the overnight hours, the blaze grew tenfold to about 40,000 acres by Monday morning.

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Salmon, ID – The Salmon-Challis National Forest has contracted for road maintenance work (Magnesium-Chloride application) to portions of the Salmon River Road. The portion of the Salmon River Road includes the section between the Spring Creek and Corn Creek. The crews are expected to move to the area on the 10th of July. Tentatively, the Salmon River Road will be treated between July 11th and 12th. Expect heavy truck traffic and equipment working the roads during these periods. Short delays are possible. Roads may be very wet and slippery during the application process so please use caution as you travel through the project area. Slow speeds will minimize the amount of mud that vehicles pick up. These investments in priority road maintenance activities would not be possible without utilizing collected fees from the public and Forest users. The schedule is tentative and weather dependent. For more detailed information as the dates approach please call the Public Lands Center in Salmon at 208-756-5100.

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Strata Minerals Inc. (NEX:SMP.H) (the “Company“) has completed its previously announced name change from Strata Minerals Inc. to Revival Gold Inc. In connection with the name change, the trading symbol for the Company’s common shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange will be changed from “SMP.H” to “RVG” effective at the opening on Monday, July 10th 2017.

No action is required to be taken by shareholders with respect to the name change. Outstanding share certificates are not affected and do not need to be exchanged.

About Revival Gold Inc.

Revival Gold Inc. (previously Strata Minerals Inc.) is a growth focused gold exploration and development company. The Company holds rights to a 100% interest in the Arnett Creek Gold Project located in Lemhi County, Idaho.

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RIGGINS — Idaho County deputies now believe John "Randy" French and his vehicle went into the Salmon River.

According to a news release, a citizen reported to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office that he found the license plate to French's vehicle and evidence that the vehicle had gone into the Salmon River near milepost 201.5 on US Highway 95.


Idaho County deputies confirmed the information and stated they believe French and his vehicle are beneath the water near that location.

Water conditions currently prevent an attempt to recover the victim and his vehicle. The news release said the dive team estimates it will be about 30 days before the water conditions are safe enough for divers to enter the water to locate the vehicle.

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An environmental group and the U.S. Forest Service have agreed to a deal to help fish in the Salmon River. In 2016, the Western Watersheds Project sued the Forest Service in U.S. District Court in Boise, saying cattle grazing was hurting salmon, steelhead, and bull trout in the upper East Fork of the Salmon River. The group claimed the Service was violating the Endangered Species Act because grazing on two allotments were hurting spawning habitat. The 100 square miles in question are in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the new White Clouds Wilderness. The agreement, which resolves the lawsuit, says no domestic livestock can use the land this year and in 2018. The Forest Service will also reassess the future of grazing on the areas in question. Western Watersheds says this will allow the riverbank and vegetation to heal and help more fish survive.

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