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31st Annual Art Under the Elms April 24-26 at Lewis-Clark State College for Dogwood Festival

31st Annual Art Under the Elms April 24-26 at Lewis-Clark State College for Dogwood Festival

 

The 31st Annual Art Under the Elms (AUE), a signature event of the Dogwood Festival, is next week, April 24-26, on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. The event, which began in 1984 and has become one of the largest outdoor festivals in the state, is also in need of volunteers.

 

Art Under the Elms has something for all ages with over 100 of the region’s finest artists, regional entertainers on two stages, and family-friendly activities and attractions spanning three days. The festivities begin on Friday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and wrap up on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Admission is $3 for all three days and includes entry to the Artisan Green, the Dogwood Tea Fairy Tent, and the Family Fun Fair. Admission to the international-style food court and SUB Amphitheatre is free. All proceeds benefit personal enrichment continuing education programming at LCSC.

 

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Snake River spring Chinook fishery starts April 19

Snake River spring Chinook fishery starts April 19

 

Two sections of the Snake River, below Ice Harbor Dam near Pasco and below Lower Granite Dam, will open to fishing for spring Chinook salmon Sunday, April 19th. Two other sections of the river – below Little Goose Dam and Clarkston – will open Thursday, April 23rd.

 

Each section of the river is scheduled to be open three days per week. Waters below Ice Harbor Dam and below Lower Granite Dam are scheduled to be open Sunday through Tuesday each week, while the Little Goose Dam and Clarkston area sections will be open Thursday through Saturday each week.

 

All four sections will remain open until further notice.

 

Jeremy Trump, district fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said the fishery will likely remain open from four to six weeks.

 

“We have a strong run-size forecast for Columbia River spring chinook this year, so we will likely be able to sustain fishing into late May,” Trump said.

 

Life Flight helicopter to participate in LCSC's disaster drill April 13

Life Flight helicopter to participate in LCSC's disaster drill April 13

 

The Lewis-Clark State College Nursing and Health Science Division will simulate a disaster drill on Monday April 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the LCSC Administration Building lawn just east of the Library.

 

A Life Flight medical helicopter is scheduled to participate in the drill. The helicopter is expected to touch down at 2:00 p.m. After a demonstration of the equipment on board is given to students, the helicopter will simulate the transport of a patient as it heads back to Life Flight headquarters.

 

The semiannual drill, which has occurred once per semester for the past 16 years, is part of LCSC's Community Health Nursing course taught by Dr. Tracy Flynn and Susie Blunt, professors of nursing at Lewis-Clark State.

 

"It's meant to prepare students to respond to any disasters that may occur in the region and it's a terrific experience for the students," Flynn said. "They generally enjoy the drill and it gives them a good idea of what to expect in a mass casualty situation."

 

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.

 

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Spring exhibits, final Local Artist Spotlight to open Friday April 10 at LCSC

Spring exhibits, final Local Artist Spotlight to open Friday April 10 at LCSC

 

The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History (CAH) will open its final Local Artist Spotlight of the 2014-15 academic calendar along with two other exhibits on Friday and will feature the work of Joel DeTray and the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit.

 

DeTray’s “Off the Press” will be displayed in the Main Gallery of CAH, accompanied by “DRAMATIC MOMENTS: Frederic Remington, Early Engraving, 1982-1983” in Gallery III. And upstairs, the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit will be shown in Galleries V and VI, accompanied by the “Pet Portrait Project” by Grantham Elementary Grizzlies’ Arts Program in Gallery VII.  

 

The opening reception for all four exhibits is from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. throughout the building. They will run from April 10 until May 23, 2015. All galleries are open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Docent tours can be scheduled by calling the Gallery at 208-792-2243.

 

Police investigating Wrangler Bar shooting in Lewiston

Police investigating Wrangler Bar shooting in Lewiston

 

Lewiston Police officers responded to a shooting at Wrangler Bar at approximately 10:53 p.m. Thursday. It was reported that one person had been shot. When officers arrived they determined an adult male was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the stomach or chest area. According to police, the subject was being assisted by fellow bar patrons.

 

As soon as the scene was determined to be safe, Lewiston Fire Department Medics were summoned to the scene. The medics immediately transported the victim, identified as 49-year-old Benjamin F. Phares Jr. of Lewiston, to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for treatment. The suspect remained on scene and was immediately contacted by officers inside the bar.

 

Lewiston police investigate shooting in Wrangler Bar

Lewiston police have arrested a man for shooting another man inside the Wrangler Bar. 

Police were called to the bar around 11 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting. Inside, they found a man who had been shot with a small caliber pistol. The other man involved was still on scene and taken into custody for further questioning. 

Police are now reviewing cell phone footage captured of the incident by someone who was in the bar at the time.