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Palouse Falls named among best in the world

Palouse Falls named among best in the world

A travel website has included the Palouse Falls in a list of the top waterfalls in the world. The Palouse Falls was listed as number 10 on the list of 15 of the World's Most Amazing Waterfalls by Thrillist.com.

 

Thrillist.com releases daily emails highlighting entertainment, food and travel in large cities including Seattle, Austin and Las Vegas. The website includes a travel section which features fun articles about anything ranging from the best camping gear, new travel apps and even an article on the smelliest cities in the world. The site often produces best of lists, such as the best swim up bars, best travel photos of the year, and the world's most amazing waterfalls.

 

Moscow and Lapwai hoping for votes to win community grant

Moscow and Lapwai hoping for votes to win community grant

Moscow and Lapwai are both finalists for grants that would fund programs geared at reducing the rate of childhood obesity in the cities. The High Five Children's Health Collaborative will give out grants to three winning cities that are between $50,000 and $300,000 over the course of three years.

 

The High Five Children's Health Collaborative is funded by the Blue Cross of Idaho and focuses on programs to lower the rate of childhood obesity throughout Idaho. One in three children in the state are currently obese. Communities that applied for one of the grants had to present an action plan that addressed the following in their community:

New restrictions remain in place at Illia Dunes

New restrictions remain in place at Illia Dunes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding residents in the region that the popular Illia Dunes, located on the Snake River about three miles downstream of Lower Granite Lock and Dam, continues to be limited with the number of visitors that are allowed.

Northwest Best Brewfest coming soon to Nez Perce County

Northwest Best Brewfest coming soon to Nez Perce County

The 5th Annual Northwest Best Brewfest is almost here! Come and enjoy the best of 30 micro brews, live music with Homewrecker, food vendors and as always a free ride home!

The date is on June 22nd at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. With your support, a donation will be made to the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.

Tickets are NOW on sale for just $10.00 at Riverport Brewing in Clarkston and Smokes & Suds on Thain. The first 1,000 to get to the event get a free pint glass and their first 5 tokens. Get there early! Gate opens at 2:00 PM

New Rules for Illia Dunes

New Rules for Illia Dunes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set new rules in place for visitation to the Illia Dunes following damage done last summer. These rules will limit the number of people able to visit the area on weekends.

The Illia Dunes usually sees between 100 and 300 visitors on a typical summer weekend. On holiday weekends they expect to see up to 2,000 people. But over August 25th and 26th of last year they got an unexpected crowd of 3,000. Unfortunately, the Corps was forced to temporarily close the dunes after the crowd left thousands of pounds of trash, broken glass, foam coolers and other litter along the beach. 

Corps staff and a grounds maintenance contractor worked to clean the shore area in time for the Labor Day weekend holiday. They also worked with a group 64 volunteers from Washington State University to clear the debris left in a three mile stretch of road ditches. 

Because of this, parking will now be limited to to the two nearby Corps parking lots. Each lot has a 120 car capacity and will limit the number of visitors to about 500 people at a time. Parking will no longer be allowed on Almota Ferry Road.

IDFG adopts 2013 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and gray wolves

IDFG adopts 2013 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and gray wolves

BOISE, ID - The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today adopted 2013 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and gray wolf, as proposed by Fish and Game biologists.

The new seasons include an increase in elk controlled hunt and pronghorn tags and expanded wolf hunting and trapping seasons.

From IDFG:
A summary of major changes include: