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A few strong storms are possible Wednesday evening from Salmon, Idaho eastward to the Butte and Bozeman areas. Otherwise, isolated showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday, with dry conditions most of the time. Variably cloudy with lows in the 40s to lower 50s and highs Thursday in the 60s in Butte and Bozeman to the 70s in Missoula and Kalispell. Dry and warmer Friday with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. A slight chance of a shower Saturday with partly sunny skies and highs in the 80s. Sunny and very warm Sunday through the 4th of July and Wednesday with highs in the 80s.

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American CuMo Mining Corporation (TSXV: MLY) (OTC Pink: MLYCF) (“CuMoCo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a decision from the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) that the surface management notice for the Company’s Calida Gold project, located in Salmon, Idaho is complete and the reclamation cost estimate has been approved. The notice will remain in effect until June 13, 2019, unless the Company notifies the BLM Salmon Field Office beforehand that operations have ceased and reclamation is complete.
 
The BLM reviewed the reclamation cost estimate and determined that the estimate of US$39,207 is sufficient to meet all anticipated reclamation costs for the notice. CuMoCo has submitted a financial guarantee of US$39,207 with the appropriate form to the BLM Idaho State Office and has received written notification from that office accepting and obligating the financial guarantee, thereby allowing the Company to commence operations immediately at Calida Gold, pursuant to the notice.
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PROCESSING THE PROCESSES 6-21-17 LMS

Acting City Planning and Zoning Administrator Teresa Morton informed the Salmon City Council at its June 21 meeting there were some errors in the technicalities pertaining to the vacation of Cooper Street. She said that in reviewing the Plats and Record of Survey, issues were found in the legal description and that no Amended Subdivision Plat had been filed indicating changes in the Benjamin Addition and the Highland Addition subdivisions.

Morton said she has spoken with Steve Frazee who originally requested the vacation and that he is happy to provide the legal documentation needed.

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PUBLIC WORKS IN THE WORKS 6-21-17 LMS

Salmon Valley Hospice representative Cindy Clark has requested a Special Use Permit for property located at 120 State Street. Clark is proposing that the property, now known as the Salmon River Apartments, be granted a Special Use Permit so it can be used as a Hospice Care Unit. The Building Department sent her to the Public Works Team to check on the availability of city utility lines. 

According to Public Works Team Chairman and City Council President Jim Baker the team provided Clark with information on the existing city utilities. He said Public Works Superintendent Harry Shanafelt will check into the size of the existing water main on State Street and its present static main-line pressure. Baker said the location and size of the existing sewer line will also be checked. Building code requirements for the intended services will dictate the size requirements of sewer and water line service.

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CITY DRAIN SYSTEM 6-21-17 LMS

By the year 2021 the Environmental Protection Agency and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will be mandating that waters collected in city storm drains be treated before being released.

The city’s Public Works Team has been discussing ramifications related to the pending regulations as well as a growing list of downtown requests to hook into the city’s storm drain system. 

At the June 21 meeting of the Salmon City Council Public Works Team Chairman and Council President Jim Baker reported on topics the team has discussed so far which include creation of a graduated fee structure based on the amount of water discharged into the system from heating and cooling units and how to measure it. According to Councilman Ken Hill, a ten ton heat pump will discharge two tons of water. The amount of discharge is directly related to the size of pump which is why a graduated fee seems appropriate.

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Two out of five Idaho children receive federally subsidized health care, and in some counties the figure is nearly half, according to a state health coalition lobbying against efforts to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act and cut its health care subsidies. Close the Gap Idaho’s numbers come from a national report on Medicaid reliance in rural parts of the United States. The Idaho report notes that reducing health care tax credits and cutting back on Medicaid payments to states — two components of Republican-led health care proposals now in Congress — would reverse declines in the rates of uninsured adults and children Idaho has seen under the ACA, or Obamacare. Lemhi County has a percentage of children who receive Medicaid or are covered under the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, with numbers ranging from 46 percent to 53 percent. The 10 counties with the lowest percentage range from 30 percent to 33 percent, including Ada County, at 33 percent. Canyon County is at 40 percent.
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IDAHO FALLS — A documentary exploring the disappearance of DeOrr Kunz and four other children is now available.

“Missing 411” examines five American kids who vanished from forests or national parks under similar circumstances over several decades. DeOrr Kunz, an Idaho Falls toddler who vanished while on a camping trip at Lemhi County’s Timber Creek Campground in July 2015, is a prominent focus of the 90 minute documentary.

“We decided this was a case that definitely needed to be featured in our film, not only because of the mysterious aspects of DeOrr’s disappearance but also the social media outburst that accompanied it,” Benjamin Paulides, co-director and producer of “Missing 411,” tells EastIdahoNews.com.

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - According to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho’s Hispanic population grew 3.3 percent between mid-2015 and mid-2016. That is up from a 2.9 percent increase the prior year and brings total Hispanic residents to 297,740. The Hispanic population has increased 18 percent since the 2010 census which is an additional 31,833 people. Since 1981, the first year the Census Bureau began tracking Hispanic population, Idaho’s lowest annual growth rate for Hispanics was 2 percent between mid-2011 and mid-2012. Nationally, the Hispanic population grew by 2 percent to 57.5 million people over the year.

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I love a good fish story. Even if the fish tend to grow a few inches over time or the drama increases with each retelling, it’s always fun to hear about other anglers’ memorable adventures.

Because fish stories typically are passed along by word of mouth, there is a lot of room for lines to blur and details to become fuzzy. And as the years go by, some stories lose all or part of the truth behind them.

Thus, fishing myths and legends are born. When I talk to readers, students in my fishing classes, friends and other anglers, I’m always surprised by the amount of misinformation that gets around. So it’s time to end the speculation once and for all with some fishing myth busters.

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