Nov 13, 2016 The Yellow Pine Times

Nov 13, 2016 The Yellow Pine Times – Valley County, Idaho

Village News:

2017 YP Calendar

A reminder that its time to order the 2017 Yellow Pine calendar. Deadline to order is November 21st. There will be no extras. Send rrSue an email with “Calendar” in the subject line with your name and mailing address. Price: $20 per calendar plus $5 for shipping.
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Yellow Pine Tavern Winter Schedule

The Yellow Pine Tavern will be closed from 3pm Nov 13, 2016 until Jan 6, 2017. Upon re-opening The Tavern winter hours will be:
9am-10pm during the week with a break from 3pm -5pm.
9am-12am Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Thanks for all of your support. It has been a good year despite the difficulties with Buddy’s Illness. – Lorinne
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Thanksgiving Potluck at The Corner

This year the annual Yellow Pine Thanksgiving Potluck will be at The Corner. The Hubers will provide the turkey, please bring a side dish and/or dessert. Please call Heather at (208) 633-3325 to coordinate. The feast will start at 5pm and all are welcome.
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YP Fire Department News

First of all we would all like to thank Dave for all his years as Fire Chief and District 2 Fire Commissioner for Yellow Pine Fire Protection District. Dave’s tireless commitment to the Fire District will never be forgotten.

We would also like to thank Darwin for his years as Fire Commissioner. Darwin resigned his position for District 3 as well. Thanks to both of you for your years improving the Village of Yellow Pine.

Due to Dave’s and Darwin’s resignations as Fire Commissioners, Dan Stiff was appointed as District 2 Fire Commissioner, Tom Richter was appointed as District 3 Fire Commissioner and Jeff Forster is District 1 Fire Commissioner. Both Districts 2 and 3 Fire Commissioners will be up for election in November, 2017. We will be having Fire Commissioner meetings following each scheduled Village Association meeting beginning in 2017.

At this point Cecil and Jeff are co-secretary and treasurer. A meeting of the Fire Commissioners will be held in March 2017 to discuss a new Fire Chief.
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Radio Tower

The antennas were placed on the radio tower and the repeater set up in the YPFD. Once everything is working, it will allow responders to talk directly to Valley County Dispatch with portable radios within a 15 mile radius of the fire station.
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YPWUA News

Reminder – if possible please pay your 2017 water bill early, it will help with funding the completion of our water project.
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New Area Code

According to a story posted last week that says: “starting Saturday, residents will have to switch to 10-digit dialing to prepare for a new ‘986’ area code coming in August.” (http://www.therepublic.com/2016/11/05/id-new-area-code-seniors/)

I checked with MTE to ask if it would be a long distance call in Yellow Pine if we have to dial the area code. They said it would NOT be charged as long distance as long a we were calling a ‘633’ number inside of Yellow Pine.
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Wolves

Got a report of wolves howling up on the hill above Stibnite last weekend.
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Local Observations:

Monday (Nov 7) a light frost with heavy dew melting and dripping off the roof just before sunrise, high thin clouds. Filtered sun and warm, quiet day. Mostly clear by evening. Large low flying jet rumbling over during the night.

Tuesday (Nov 8) a light frost and almost clear sky this morning. Strong sun warming things up quickly this morning. Hawk in the yard just before 2pm. Sunny, warmer than average day. Peace and quiet! Bright half moon in the sky at dusk.

Wednesday (Nov 9) light frost and clear sky this morning. Stellar jay on the porch. Sunny warm day (above average.) Quiet, no traffic. Clear evening. Bright moon.

Thursday (Nov 10) light frost, partly clear sky (clouds look like fish scales) this morning.  Partly sunny warm day. Quiet evening.

Friday (Nov 11) Happy Veteran’s Day. Light frost, clear sky. Wood smoke hanging low over the village. Sunny and warm all day. No critters around. Clear evening, smoke hanging low.

Saturday (Nov 12) no frost, heavy dew and overcast this morning. Very short sprinkle after lunch. Pine squirrel on the porch. Later, breaks in the clouds. Gusty breezes at times. Mostly clear before dark. Bright moon rising.

Sunday (Nov 13) light frost, mostly clear sky this morning. Pine squirrel in the yard. Cloudy afternoon, light rain for an hour. Quiet day.
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Photo to Share:

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by Dave Putman – sent 11/12/2016

Idaho potato truck waiting for the Capitol tree at Kelly’s White Water Park.
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Idaho News:

Voting Results at a Glance

The Star-News Nov 10, 2016

Voter Turnout

Valley County: 82.5%
Adams County: 78.5%

Local Results

Valley County Commissioner District 2

Cruickshank 2,731/ 51%
Gould 2,599 / 49%

Adams County Sheriff

Zollman 1,384 / 64%
Watts 774 / 36%

Donnelly Water Bond

Yes 40
No 10

Idaho Legislature

District 8 Senate

Thayn 16,015 / 77%
Richardson 4,826 / 23%

District 8 House Seat A

Gestrin 16,746 / 74%
Plass 5,924 / 26%

District 8 House Seat B

Moon 18,297 / 87%
Prolife 2,666 / 13%

source The Star-News:

2016 Valley County Results by Precinct
2016ValleyCountyVotes.pdf
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McCall City Council changes restaurant code

KTVB November 10, 2016

New information on The Griddle restaurant’s efforts to open a new location in the city of McCall.

The McCall City Council has voted to modify its formula restaurant code to allow new businesses with five or fewer locations.

Previously the city only allowed restaurants with more than one location to make up 10 percent of those within the city.

The Griddle fell into that definition because it has three locations in Meridian, Eagle and Boise.

This new change will allow restaurant owners to move forward with a new location in McCall.

Copyright 2016 KTVB
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Trooper escorting Capitol Christmas Tree injured in crash

KTVB November 06, 2016

BOISE – An Idaho State Police trooper was injured in a crash while escorting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Valley County to Boise Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 12:20 p.m. on Idaho 55, just south of Banks.

According to ISP, Trooper Brandalyn Crapo was leading the official escort when a Dodge pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with Crapo’s patrol car. A photo provided by ISP shows extensive damage to the front and side of the patrol car.

Crapo was flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where she was treated for minor injuries.

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McCall, Cascade meetings to discuss changes in flood zones

The Star-News Nov 10, 2016

Meetings will be held next week to discuss what draft flood revisions mean for property owners.

Open houses are set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCall-Donnelly High School and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Cascade American Legion Hall .

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any year.

The maps cover flood areas along Lake Fork, Boulder Creek, Willow Creek, North Fork Payette River, Gold Fork River, Williams Creek, and Beaver Creek.

The maps help communities identify flood risks and, when adopted, will be used to determine flood insurance and land use.

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NM depot gets $900 grant for internet wiring

The Star-News Nov 10, 2016

The Adams County Historical Society has received a $900 grant from the Idaho State Historical Society for the historic PI&N Railroad depot in New Meadows.

The grant will be used to install Ethernet wiring in the restored President’s Room that is now a dedicated accessioning location and to purchase a small computer that will be dedicated to the accessioning process.

The society records details, photos of artifacts, identification numbering and cataloging museum items or those that are available by loan from the owner.

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Park users discover hidden cameras in New Meadows public bathrooms

Gretchen Parsons, KTVB November 10, 2016

NEW MEADOWS, IDAHO – Earlier this week Facebook users informed KTVB that there were cameras inside the public restrooms in New Meadows.

We spoke with the city’s mayor to find out why the cameras are in place.

It might appear to be an ordinary exit sign in the New Meadows public restroom, but if you take a closer look you will notice a small drilled-out hole with a video camera behind.

Mayor Tony Koberstein says the footage is only reviewed when bathrooms have been vandalized, which he says has been an ongoing problem.

“Over the years we have used the security footage to catch people who have created issues in there,” he said.

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Forest News:

Salmon River Helicopter Repeater Special Use Authorization Update

USDA Forest Service Nov 10, 2016

The Forest Service is seeking scoping comments for the proposed issuance of a Special Use Authorization (SUA) for a new term to Salmon River Helicopters for a radio repeater to continue to facilitate their helicopter communications in remote areas. The project is located on Bear Pete Mountain in the McCall Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. The enclosed scoping document provides more detailed information about the project. The scoping document is also available on the project’s webpage at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50476.

The Forest Service is contacting interested individuals, groups, and agencies to make them aware of the project and to gather pertinent feedback. To be most helpful, please submit your scoping comments by December 9, 2016, and make your comments as specific as possible.

To assist the Forest Service in meeting its goals of reducing our carbon footprint and to achieve a sustainable operation, we are transitioning to a web-based electronic comment system that allows all interested parties to receive project materials (scoping documents, updates, draft and final National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA] documents, and decisions) by e-mail. This new system gives you direct control over which mailing lists you are subscribed to and immediate electronic access to project documents as they are posted online. It’s easy, it’s good for the environment, and it gives “on-demand” access to projects.

To subscribe to this new system, go online to the project website listed above. On the project website, you will see a box titled “Get Connected” on the right hand side of the page. Click on “Subscribe to Email Updates.” When you click on that item, you will be prompted to provide your e-mail address and select a password in the GovDelivery program. When you have logged in, you will be able to manage your account by subscribing to projects by Forest, District, project type, or project purpose. You will also be able to change your e-mail address and password. If you no longer wish to follow the project(s), simply delete your subscription. Once you are subscribed, you will receive all project information via e-mail, unless you request hard copies.

To submit comments using the web form select “Comment on Project” under “Get Connected” on the right panel of the project website.

Only those who subscribe to the GovDelivery mailing list or submit comments will receive future correspondence on this project. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, without an associated name and address, receiving further correspondences concerning these projects will not be possible.

Webform submission is preferred but written, facsimile, hand-delivered, verbal, and electronic comments concerning these projects will be accepted. Comments for the project may be submitted to McCall Ranger District, 102 West Lake Street, McCall, Idaho 83638 or by fax to 208-634-0433. Hand delivered comment letters may be delivered during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be submitted electronically via email to comments-intermtn-payette-mccall@fs.fed.us or through the project web page listed above.

Comments received in response to this request will be available for public inspection and will be released in their entirety if requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Comments received in response to this request will also be available for public inspection on the “Public Comment Reading Room” on the project webpage http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50476.

For further information on this project, please contact Rebecca Havens, Lands Program Manager, at 208-634-0416 or rahavens@fs.fed.us.

Sincerely,
Lisa J. Klinger
District Ranger
Payette National Forest

20161109 Salmon River Helicopter Repeater SUA Public Scoping Document.pdf
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Boise and Payette National Forests begin Christmas tree permit sales November 19

News Release: November 10, 2016

The Boise and Payette National Forest (NF) vendors will begin selling Christmas tree permits Saturday, Nov. 19. On Monday, Nov. 21, permits will be available at Boise and Payette NF District Offices and the Interagency Visitor’s Information Center located at 1387 South Vinnell Way in Boise. All tree permits are valid to Dec. 25.

Each permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of three permits per family. For both Forests, the cost of a permit for one tree is $10, and the maximum height of a permitted tree is 12 feet. Permits are valid on both the Payette and Boise NFs.

All purchasers are provided with information about where a Christmas tree may be harvested, restrictions and helpful tips. A Christmas tree permit is for personal use only and the use of permits for commercial use is prohibited. Permits are not refundable for any reason.

In coordination with the “Every Kid in a Park” program, fourth-graders who are participating in the Every Kid in a Park program can receive a free Christmas tree Permit. The U.S. Forest Service is among several federal agencies that support the Every Kid in a Park initiative which is a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. The initiative provides a free pass to all fourth-grade students who first go to http://www.EveryKidinaPark.gov and complete the application process.

To receive a free Christmas tree permit, the fourth-grader and a parent must go to a Forest Service office in person with the “voucher” they received from the online website at: http://www.EveryKidinaPark.gov.

Commercial vendors will not be issuing a free Christmas tree permit to participants of the Every Kid in a Park program, and free Christmas tree permits cannot be sent through the mail or electronically. Participation in the Every Kid in a Park program also offers benefits at National Parks and on other public lands and facilities across the United States.

“Harvesting a Christmas tree is a fun adventure and often a traditional family event,” said Audrey Karpe, Boise NF Tree Coordinator. “Please review the Christmas tree brochure and map for optimal areas.”

If an unusually heavy snowfall occurs in southwest Idaho, and forest roads become a safety concern for the public, some areas may be closed early to Christmas tree gathering. Forest roads are not plowed. Call ahead and check websites for road conditions before heading out. Please do not block private or county roadways at any time. For further information call the Boise NF at: 208-373-4007 and check out our website for updates and closures at:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.

To provide for family safety, officials advise a few simple guidelines:

* Use the brochure with instructions provided.

* Practice winter survival and driving techniques.

* Bring the right tools, such as a saw and a shovel, so the tree can be cut to within 6” of the ground’s surface.

* Take along emergency equipment, plenty of food and water, and try to use a 4-wheel drive vehicle if you are planning to travel in snow country.

* Always advise neighbors and family friends of the route you intend to take, include a map of your destination, and the time that you plan to be gone.

* Be prepared for the possibility of a long hike or snowmobile ride while searching for the perfect tree.

* According to Idaho state law, any vehicle carrying a load that extends more than 4 feet past the tailgate, must display a red or florescent orange flag tied on the end of the load to caution other drivers.

Boise National Forest Offices
http://www.fs.usda.gov/boise

Interagency Visitor Information Center 208-373-4007
Sells permits for the Sawtooth, Payette and Boise National Forests
1387 South Vinnell Way
(BLM State Office – West of Wal-Mart on Overland Road, Boise)
Hours: M-F 7:45-4:30 p.m. (Vendors and offices closed Thanksgiving)

The Idaho City Ranger District 208-392-6681
3833 Highway 21
Idaho City, ID
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30p.m

Lowman Ranger District 208-259-3361
7359 Highway 21
Lowman, ID 83637
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Emmett Ranger District 208-365-7000
1805 Highway 16, Room 5
Emmett, ID 83617
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cascade Ranger District 208-382-7400
540 North Main Street
Cascade, ID 83611
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mountain Home Ranger District   208-587-7961
3080 Industrial Way
Mountain Home, ID   83647
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Boise National Forest Vendors

Idaho City Grocery (208) 392-4426
3868 Highway 21
Idaho City, ID  83631    Open: Everyday, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Mon-Thurs., – Open: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri-Sun, 8 a.m. -9 p.m.

Tom’s Service/Sinclair (208) 392-4900
243 State Highway 21
Idaho City, ID  83631
Open: Everyday, 5 a.m. -11 p.m.

Donna’s Place (208) 392-9777
200 Main Street
Idaho City, ID  83631
Open: Everyday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Donna’s Place (208) 392-9666
110 E Granite Street
Placerville, ID 83666
Open: Everyday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

East Cleveland Beverage (208) 459-6442
2518 E Cleveland
Caldwell, ID 83605
Open: Everyday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

B & W Fuels (208) 365-2291
1900 N. Washington
Emmett, ID  83617
Open: Sun – Thurs., 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 6 a.m. -10 p.m.

D & B Supply (208) 963-7035
111 State Highway 16
Emmett, ID  83617
Open: Mon – Sat, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Valley View Chevron (208) 793-4321
459 State Highway 55
Horseshoe Bend, ID  83629
Open: Everyday, 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Ray’s Corner Market (208) 793-2391
445 State Highway 55
Horseshoe Bend, ID  83629
Open: Sun-Sat, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Garden Valley Chevron (208) 462-3869
P.O. Box 447
Garden Valley, ID  83622
Beginning Nov.21 – open:  Everyday – 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Payette National Forest Offices & Vendors
http://www.fs.usda.gov/payette

All Payette National Forest offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact any of the District Offices. (Vendors and offices closed on Thanksgiving)

Council Ranger District Office
2092 Highway 95, Council, ID
208-253-0100

New Meadows Ranger District Office
3674 Highway 95, New Meadows, ID
208-347-0300

Weiser Ranger District Office
851 E Ninth St., Weiser, ID
208-549-4200

McCall Ranger District Office
102 West Lake St., McCall, ID
208-634-0400

Payette National Forest Vendors

Weiser:  Ridley’s Food and Drug    (208) 549-1332
652 E First St., Weiser, ID
Open:  Everyday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Cambridge:  Jay’s Sinclair   (208) 257-5000
Corner of Hwy 95 and Hwy 71, Cambridge, ID
Open: Everyday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Council:  Farmer’s Supply Co-op    (208) 253-4266
2030 N. Highway 95, Council, ID
Open:  Everyday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

McCall:  Albertsons     (208) 634-8166
132 E. Lake Street, McCall, ID
Open:  Everyday 6:30 a.m. -11 p.m.

New Meadows:  C & M Lumber   (208) 347-3648
3625 Walker Ln, New Meadows, ID
Open:  Mon – Sat 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Linda Steinhaus
Public Affairs
Forest Service
Boise National Forest
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Letter to Share:

Mystic Farm New Addition

11/13/2016

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As most of you know, it has been a very rough last few weeks at Mystic Farm. With the loss of five fawns to a pack of coyotes and then another loss from coyotes of my faithful sidekick of eleven years, Josh, my little Bichon, I have been having a hard time getting back on track. Well, let me introduce you to the latest addition and first employee ever to Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue (he promises to take kibble as his pay). He may not look like much now, but he will grow up to be our greatest weapon against coyotes – that is what he was bred for. Say hello to “Murphy McIsaac” – 8 weeks old, 18 lbs., 3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd. His parents are both proven guardian livestock dogs. We adore him already!

Dory McIsaac
mysticfarmrescue @ gmail.com
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Critter News:

Ready, aim, fine! Decoy animals catch unethical Idaho hunters

Nov 10, 2016 By Virginia Hutchins Twin Falls Times-News

Shortly after sunrise, a cow elk and her calf pause in a small clearing, looking toward the pair of hunters walking up Warm Springs Road. One man kneels on the edge of the road, aims his rifle and drops the cow with a single, perfectly placed shot.

She falls on one side with a thud, revealing that her other is nothing but plywood. Her head pops off, tumbling a few rolls down the slope.

And Alex Head, carrying a gun belt and handcuffs under his camo, steps out of the bushes.

Shooting from a public road will earn this hunter a citation.

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Reward offered for tips on deer poaching in Pend Oreille County

By Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Nov 9, 2016

A mule deer buck was killed illegally and left to waste in Pend Oreille County recently, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and local sportsmen are asking the public for help in solving the case.

The buck was shot Nov. 1 or 2 near milepost 3 on Forest Service Road 5015-020 near Cooks Lake and Mystic Lake, said wildlife police officer Severin Erickson.

Erickson said informants with tips can call him at (509) 671-0086, or use the state poaching hotline, (877) 933-9847, or by email at reportpoaching@dfw.wa.gov.

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Flathead Valley teens nailed for poaching spree

By Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Nov 8, 2016

Some people hate wolves because they kill big game. How then do we react to high school students who get a thrill out of poaching?

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) – The final person involved in a Flathead Valley poaching case has been sentenced for his role in the illegal shooting of 15 deer and a cow elk.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say nine young men were prosecuted on charges that they hunted out of season, used artificial lights and wasted game animals. The sentences, which wrapped up on Nov. 1, included more than $16,000 in fines and restitution and the loss of a total of 47 years of hunting, fishing and trapping privileges.

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Hunter impaled by antler of dead elk being dragged by ATV

By Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Nov 8, 2016

A bull elk is usually safe to be around once it’s dead. But an Oregon hunter found out otherwise last weekend.

A hunter from Bend was impaled in the back by the antler of an elk as he was dragging it back to camp behind an ATV in the Maury Mountains of Crook County on Saturday, prompting a rescue effort challenged by the steep, rugged and remote terrain, authorities said.

Gary Heeter, 69, was flown by Life Flight helicopter to a hospital in Bend, where a house supervisor told reporters he was in fair condition Saturday night.

An investigation and witness statements determined Heeter had been dragging the elk back to the hunting camp behind an ATV. Heeter began to drive up a steep hillside, which caused the front end of the ATV to come up. Heeter was impaled by the elk antler as the ATV rolled backward.

Cross-country use of ATVs and other motorized vehicles is prohibited in most areas of national forests, which limit their travel to designated roads and trails.

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Bison Range bighorns falling to pneumonia

By Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Nov 6, 2016

Breeding season is kicking into gear for bighorns at the National Bison Range, but an alarming number of the wild sheep are dying from disease.

An outbreak of pneumonia has killed at least 37 bighorn sheep on the federal wildlife refuge north of Missoula.

The disease has appeared in several other wild bighorn herds in Idaho, Washington and throughout western Montana. Pneumonia has killed at least half or more of the populations in the Bonner, Rock Creek and southern Bitterroot Valley in recent years.

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KWVR Oregon Wolf Education weekly Wolf Report

Second week of November 2016
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Wolf Education International

Newsletter Nov 9, 2016

Wolves: A Plain and Simple Predator

Wolf Population Booming In Oregon

Finland Wolf Culling

Children forced to arm themselves with axes to fend off WOLVES and BEARS in Russia

Wolf Packs in Romania Have Specialized in Killing
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Judge’s order revives movement to remove Snake River dams

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS – 11/6/16 AP

SPOKANE, Wash. — Conservationists and others have renewed a push to remove four giant dams from the Snake River to save wild salmon runs, after a federal judge criticized the government for failing to consider whether breaching the dams would save the fish.

The judge earlier this year rejected the government’s fifth and latest plan for protecting threatened and endangered salmon in the Columbia River system.

Agencies must take a new look at all approaches to managing the southeast Washington dams, including breaching, said U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon.

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Snake River dams vs salmon hearing in Spokane on Monday

By Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Nov 9, 2016

Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered salmon and steelhead fisheries.

Conservationists and others have renewed a push to remove four giant dams from the Snake River to save wild salmon runs after a federal judge criticized the government for failing to consider whether breaching the dams would save the fish.

Dam supporters also are promoting their stand that the dams are valuable for reliable power production, shipping agricultural crops and irrigation while still allowing fish passage.

In May, the judge rejected the government’s fifth and latest plan for protecting threatened and endangered salmon in the Columbia River system.

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Crazy Critter Stuff:

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Squirrel attacks people at Florida senior center, hurts 3

11/4/16 AP

DELTONA, Fla. — A squirrel attacked several people inside a senior center activity room, injuring at least three.

Multiple news outlets report that the attack happened Thursday at Sterling Court Gracious Retirement Living.

A 911 caller told dispatchers that the squirrel had gotten into the building and was jumping on people, biting them and scratching them. The caller said at least three people were bitten.

During the more than three-minute call, the animal was eventually tossed outside. An ambulance arrived to treat those who were injured.

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Squirrel attacks again at Deltona retirement home

By Emilee Speck – Digital journalist November 07, 2016

DELTONA, Fla. – A squirrel attacked another woman Monday morning at the same senior center where several others were attacked last week, according to management.

Sterling Court management told News 6 a woman broke her wrist trying to defend herself from the squirrel, which was biting and scratching her. She was taken to a hospital for treatment after the incident.

A staff member shot and killed the squirrel with a BB gun, spokesman Brian Fawkes said.

A Sterling Court employee called 911 after the attack.

“I have a mid-80s female who has fallen and has sustained a squirrel bite,” the caller said.

“A squirrel bite?” the dispatcher asked.

The Florida Department of Health will examine the squirrel for any diseases, Fawkes said.

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Squirrel ATTACK

Mar 11, 2008

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Fish & Game News:

News Releases

https://idfg.idaho.gov/press
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