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Washington State Patrol uses latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an accident

 

The Washington State Patrol released their newest edition of their Good to Know video series (view above), which features detectives using the latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an accident, ensuring driver and officer safety.

 

According to the WSP, the Trimble Laser Scanner does the work traditionally done by detectives, but in about half the time and with only one operator. The machine scans items at the scene in order to recreate a 3-D version of the surrounding area which helps investigators determine the cause of the collision.

 

WSP uses the Trimble to reduce road closure time while still conducting a thorough investigation of the incident. The device can also be used at other types of crimes such as homicides, to document the location of important evidence.

 

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Clarkston 5th grader surpasses school's fundraising record in honor of his mother

Clarkston 5th grader surpasses school's fundraising record in honor of his mother

 

The "Jump Rope For Heart" fundraising program in a longstanding tradition at Heights Elementary in Clarkston, WA. However, this year, the event was especially meaningful to one of the school's fifth graders.

 

Last year, Seth Brown lost his mother to a heart condition. In honor of his mother, Seth set out to beat the school's record for donations- and he did exactly that.

 

The American Heart Association encourages schools to participate in the Jump Rope For Heart program to help teach students and families how to take care of their hearts and the importance of staying fit. Students at participating schools raise money that supports the heart association's research and education initiatives. The Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser at Heights Elementary encouraged students in grades kindergarten through sixth to reach out to friends and family to earn pledges for jumping rope in PE class during the month of February 2015.

 

The goal for the school was to raise $5,200 total. As of today, Seth Brown has raised $1,200 in pledges - $200 more than any student at Heights has raised in nearly 23 years.

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office ask for public's help regarding vandalism

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office ask for public's help regarding vandalism

 

Update: The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office has been advised that the reported vandalism of the lower monument at the scenic overlook at the top of Old Spiral Highway did not occur.  Sheriff Joe Rodriguez was contacted by a private contractor who stated he was given permission by the Friends of the Airport Commission to remove the memorial, refurbish it and relocate it to the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport.  This information has been confirmed and the investigation discontinued.

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On March 1st, Nez Perce County Deputies were informed of a vandalism at the scenic over look at the top of the Old Spiral Highway. When the Deputy arrived, he found the lower monument at the overlook had been damaged, and the metal plate containing the engraved memorial was missing. The Deputy found the partial handrail around the monument site was also missing.

 

Anyone with information regarding the damage to the monument or missing memorial is asked to contact Deputy Dupea with the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Department.

LCSC and local high school students' work featured in exhibition at Center for Arts & History

LCSC and local high school students' work featured in exhibition at Center for Arts & History

Lewis And Clark State College's Center for Arts & History will present the 2015 LCSC and Regional Junior & Senior High Student Art Exhibition on March 6th. The exhibits will open to the public during an opening reception from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The exhibits will run through Saturday, March 28th. 

 

The LCSC Student Exhibition features the work of LCSC students working under the direction of Professor Ray Esparsen, with oil paintings and graphite drawings created during classes in Fine Arts.  The Regional Junior & Senior High School Student Art Exhibition includes digital photography, printmaking, oils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, mixed media, and much more from area schools.

 

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Off-duty deputy stops runaway car

Off-duty deputy stops runaway car

 

An off-duty Asotin County Sheriff's Deputy saved the day when he stopped an unoccupied car from rolling down hillside and into traffic on Clarkston's four-lane Fleshman Way.

Jef Polillo was traveling southbound on 13th Street just south of Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union when he noticed a woman running after the car.  At first, Polillo thought there was possibly an argument in progress. However, he quickly realized there was no driver behind the wheel.



"I look, and I was like, 'that's going to go over Fleshman. That's going to go right across the street and it's going to take someone out,'" Polillo said. "I was just thinking, 'it's going to kill someone down on Fleshman.'"
 

 

Traffic has been congested on Fleshman this week as crews work to place bird netting underneath the 13th Street overpass. Polillo said the car, which was traveling at about 15 m.p.h., went through a yard and took out a telephone box prior to being stopped by his Dodge pickup. He was not injured and the pickup sustained only minor damage.
 

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

 

Idaho residents interested in boating can take a Boat Idaho Course on basic boat laws and safety from the The Nez Perce Sheriff's Office. The class will be held on March 21st at 9:00 a.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

 

The class is expected to last about six to eight house, and will be instructed by Nez Perce County Marine Corporal Levi Frary. The Boat Idaho Course is free to the public, and open to residents of any state. Whether you are new to boating, a seasoned boat operator, thinking of purchasing a boat, or just like to recreate on the water, this course will teach about boating safety and the requirements and equipment needed.

 

Basic boating laws and rules of the river with regard to navigation and boater courtesy will be instructed. For more information, or to sign up for the course, email the Sheriff's Office Marine Division at levif@co.nezperce.id.us

Lewiston School district selects architectural firm for school construction decisions

Lewiston School district selects architectural firm for school construction decisions

On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Lewiston School District voted to name an architectural firm to work with the board on resolving issues surrounding the building or remodeling of the old high school.

The architectural firm of LKV/RGU was voted as the number one finalist. According to the Idaho Observer, school board member Dale Yochum said that educational persons familiar with LKV/RGU spoke highly of the firm. Besides that, Yochum felt it was a plus to have a local firm involved in any future plans of the school district.

"This is wonderful news. We have yet to hear from the District, however, I can speak for both LKV and RGU that we are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with the District and the community of Lewiston," Amber Van Ocker of LKV said in an email statement. "Educational facility design is a true passion for both of our firms and we are thrilled to be a part of the future educational design goals of the Lewiston School District".

Lewiston has been mired in a dispute over whether to rebuild or remodel the old school. Monday's action took a step in resolving that issue.