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Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire

Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the state filed the lawsuit Monday in 2nd District Court seeking an unspecified amount in monetary damages for costs in fighting the fire.

Anne Veseth of Moscow died Aug. 12, 2012, after being struck and killed by a falling tree while fighting the Steep Corner Fire near Orofino.

The lawsuit names Potlatch Land and Lumber, Potlatch Forest Holdings, Clearwater Paper Corp., Potlatch Corp., and DABCO Inc., a Kamiah-based logging contractor.

Idaho officials contend a logging crew started the fire using equipment that didn't meet Forest Service standards required by law.

Idaho businesses caught selling alcohol to minors

Idaho businesses caught selling alcohol to minors

The Idaho State Police says an alcohol age compliance check in north-central Idaho over the weekend resulted in 9.46% of the businesses failing to comply with the state law.


ISP's Alcohol Beverage Control, with the assistance of the Lewiston and Moscow Police Departments, conducted checks on Friday and Saturday nights at 74 businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in Nez Perce, Latah, Clearwater, Lewis, and Idaho counties.

Lapwai Elementary awarded $4,800 grant

Lapwai Elementary awarded $4,800 grant

CenturyLink announced the Lapwai winner of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program on Friday. CenturyLink’s Vice President and General Manager for Idaho, Jim Schmit, presented the approximately $4,800 award to Lapwai Elementary School.


The money will purchase 15 Chromebooks and protective covers. These will be used in the 4th grade to teach history, language arts, reading, math, and science. Lapwai Elementary Success For All Reading Program Coordinator Julie Clark submitted the project.

Idaho County Deputy talks woman down from bridge

Idaho County Deputy talks woman down from bridge

An Idaho County Sheriff's deputy made a quick decision Sunday that helped to save a distraught 30-year-old mother of four after she had jumped off of the Kamiah Bridge and onto one of the cement girders.


Jon Tibbetts, who has been with the sheriff's office for about three years, says he was dispatched to the scene just before 10:00 this morning after a passerby noticed the woman about 10 feet below the middle of the bridge on the upriver side.

16 Clarkston students qualify for national FCCLA competition

16 Clarkston students qualify for national FCCLA competition

After competing in the State Leadership Conference last month, 16 Clarkston High School students have qualified for the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in July.


Hannah Landkammer and Isabeau Krohn earned a gold medal in the state competition for their project entitled Illustrated Talk. Also earning gold medals were Jera Graham and Kaylee Rosgen for Environmental Ambassadors and Ellisa Dilling for Career Investigation.

Two candidates removed from Lewis County Primary Election

Two potential candidates for offices in Lewis County have been removed from the Primary Election because both filings indicated a party affiliation that was not supported by a prior affiliation or an Idaho Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form.


This is a new requirement this year, according to Chief Elections Officer Cathy Larson, who says it was brought to her attention that her office erroneously accepted candidate filings for the Lewis County Clerk of the District Court and Commissioner District II positions.

Judge suppresses statements made to police

Judge suppresses statements made to police

A northern Idaho judge has ruled that potentially incriminating statements made to police by a man charged with killing his estranged wife can't be used at trial.

Second District Judge Michael J. Griffin on Wednesday granted the defense motion made by attorneys for 52-year-old Charles A. Capone.

But he also denied a defense motion to have the trial moved out of Latah County.

Rachael Anderson, a 40-year-old mother of four from Clarkston, Wash., was in the process of getting a divorce when she disappeared on April 16, 2010.

Authorities say she was lured to a Moscow, Idaho, auto repair shop owned by Capone where she was drugged and killed. Her body hasn't been found.

Capone's first-degree murder trial is scheduled to start June 23.