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The SmileMobile is coming to Clarkston June 8-19

The SmileMobile will be in Clarkston to offer free dental services to children who might not otherwise have dental care from June 8th to 19th.

The SmileMobile is a brightly painted, 38-foot dental clinic on wheels. It travels around Washington all year to provide services ranging from exams and preventative care to fillings and minor oral surgery. It is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant and local volunteer dental professionals.

Examinations will take place on June 8th, 9th and 10th. Follow-up treatment will be provided though Friday, June 19th. The SmileMobile will be parked at the Clarkston Boys & Girls Club on 1414 Highland, Ave.

Children ages birth through high school with limited access to dental care can be scheduled for appointments by calling Washington Dental Services Foundation at 1-888-286-9105. Medicaid (Apple Health) and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services.

Clarkston educators will not participate in state wide teacher walkouts

The Clarkston School District announced Wednesday their educators will not participate in the state wide teacher walkouts.

"I am proud of our staff members who continue to put students first," said Clarkston Superintendent, Tim Winter. "I hope that the choice to keep schools open sends a message to the legislators that we want them to follow our lead to support student learning and meet their obligation to fully fund education in the state of Washington."

School will remain open as scheduled for all schools in the Clarkston School District for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. The last day of school for Clarkston students is Friday, June 5.

Defendant admits to murder on Nez Perce Indian Reservation

Defendant admits to murder on Nez Perce Indian Reservation


Raymond Antoine Scott, Jr., 38, of Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to second degree murder, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Scott was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on March 18, 2014.


According to the plea agreement, Scott admitted that on July 9, 2013, he intentionally struck William Reich, who was known as Bear on the reservation, on the left side of the head with a sharp object. That blow resulted in a fracture to Reich's skull that damaged his brain and caused his death. After the defendant struck Reich, he went to several residences where he admitted to killing Reich. The case was in federal court because the defendant and the victim are both enrolled members of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe, and the crime occurred on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.


The charge of second degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to five years of supervised release.


Sentencing is set for July 28, 2015, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

Lewiston man dies of injuries sustained from drunk driver

Lewiston man dies of injuries sustained from drunk driver


The Lewiston Police Department reports that 19-year-old Lewiston resident Russell Raschka passed away at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center on Wednesday April 29th as a result of injuries he sustained in a two vehicle accident that occurred on April 21st, 2015.


Lewiston PD say 26-year-old Jordan E. Fuller of Lewiston had been charged with Aggravated Driving while Under the Influence of Alcohol or of Drugs a Felony. Fuller has been in custody at the Nez Perce County Jail since April 22nd.


As a result of Raschka’s passing, the charge against Fuller has been amended to Vehicular Manslaughter.


Fuller was the driver of a silver Scion that failed to stop at a stop sign on 17th Avenue and collided with a red Honda Prelude that had been traveling Northbound on 17th Street at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21st. The Honda Prelude was driven by 19-year-old Lewiston resident Alexis Bening, along with passenger, Russell Raschka. Logan T. Walker, 23 of Lewiston, was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Fuller.

Northern Idaho reservoir filling up early

It may be counterintuitive, but water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say low snow levels last winter mean Dworshak Reservoir will fill sooner than normal.

Steve Hall with the Corps' Walla Walla District tells the Lewiston Tribune newspaper that because the snowfall was so far below average, water managers haven't lowered the reservoir this spring as much as normal. They typically lower the reservoir to prevent flooding when warm spring weather melts the mountain snowpack.

Since they haven't lowered it as much, spring runoff is expected to fill the reservoir by the end of May, about a month ahead of schedule.

The reservoir sits behind the 717-foot Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River.

Early morning crash injures 3 in Lewiston

Early morning crash injures 3 in Lewiston


Lewiston Police responded to a report of an injury collision at the corner of 17th Street and 17th Avenue on Tuesday April 21st at about 12:45 a.m.


According to Police, the collision involved two vehicles and resulted in three subjects transported from the scene by Lewiston Ambulance services.


The initial investigation showed that a silver 2008 Scion driven by 26 year old Jordan Fuller of Lewiston had failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 1993 Honda Prelude that was Southbound on 17th Street. The crash caused the Red Honda to spin and end up in the yard on the Southeast corner of the intersection. The passenger in the Honda, a 19-year-old of Lewiston needed to be extracted from the vehicle. The driver of the Honda was another Lewiston 19-year-old.


All above mentioned individuals were transported to SJRMC by Lewiston Ambulance.


A 23-year-old passenger in the Scion of Lewiston walked from the scene.


The Lewiston Police Department Major Collision Investigation Team is investigating the crash. Alcohol is considered a factor in this incident.


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.