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News For The Week of June 30, 2016
Donations sought for construction of firehouse/community center Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

Carrot Ridge FD looking to build 'home base' at Woodland

     Wildfires in the Woodland area last summer proved how desperate the community’s volunteer firefighting force needs equipment. But as urgent as that need is, having a place to store it is even more critical.

     The Carrot Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is seeking donations to build a 50’ by 70’ firehouse/community center. Or in the words of volunteer firefighter Vince—“a place people can come together.

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New drug dog at Kamiah gives police fast response to drug calls Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

Kamiah's top dog 

     She tips the scales at just 50 pounds but drug sniffing K-9 Ruthie and her handler Eric Dodge plan to make a big impact in the fight against drugs in Lewis County.6-30-16-eric-and-ruthie-tes

     Ruthie is a two-year-old Dutch Shepherd trained to detect narcotics. She was acquired by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office just a couple weeks ago from a vendor near Albuquerque, N.M. She will also be trained in article retrieval, which entails finding evidence at a crime scene that a person has attempted to hide.

Lewis County officer Eric Dodge and his new K-9 partner, Ruthie, enjoy a tug of war contest in downtown Kamiah. The two will be stationed at Kamiah giving law enforcement a powerful tool in responding quickly to drug cases. Ben Jorgensen/Progress

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Kamiah City Council Print E-mail

City approves low bid for water distribution project

     A favorable bid from Cascade Pipeline for water distribution projects around Kamiah received the nod from city councilors last week.

     Cascade Pipeline offered $962,700 for Kamiah’s projects whereas  ML Albright & Sons  bid $1.379 million and Western Construction bid $1.45 million.

     David Witthaus of TD&H Engineering informed the council that he contacted Cascade to find out why their bid was so much lower and if they were able to make money on it. He also contacted references, which reported a positive rating.

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Just say no to fireworks Print E-mail


Fireworks banned from Kooskia City Park

     The Kooskia City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting fireworks in the Kooskia City Park. Fireworks may also be banned within the city limits like last year depending on weather and fire danger. This is in response to last years’ extreme conditions. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

IDL, Forest issue warning Print E-mail

Don’t let fire ruin your Independence Day

     The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Idaho Department of Lands (Maggie Creek Supervisory Area) wish everyone a safe 4th of July. State and federal firefighters want to remind citizens that fireworks are prohibited on National Forest and State of Idaho lands.

     Fireworks often start fires in the critical area between homes and timber. Remember, individuals responsible for starting wildland fires can be billed the cost of suppressing the fire.  When the guilty party is not identified, the cost of firefighting often falls upon the Idaho taxpayer.

     Thank you for your cooperation and have a great holiday.

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